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Mu-so Qb Winner Announced!

posted on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 08:54:03

Hi All,

Just wanted to say Congratulations to Charles Macdonald who won the Naim Mu-so Qb draw from last weekend’s Naim Lounge launch event, thanks also to Naim for donating the Qb for the draw :-)

Cue cheesy picture below, well done Charlie, couldn’t have gone to a better customer :-) 

Now time to start planning the launch event for the Highend Room, I wonder if I can convince dCS to give away a Vivaldi system :-)

Cheers,

Paul.


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A Big Thanks To Everyone Who Attended Our Naim Lounge Launch!

posted on Mon, 24 Apr 2017 05:55:16

Hi All,

Both Wendy and myself just wanted to send out a big thanks to everyone who attended the launch of our new Naim Lounge on Saturday and made the day such a big success, we reckon we had between 120-150 people through the doors which is just incredible, at one point people had to queue to get into the new room and apparently there were traffic jams outside as people tried to find somewhere to park, so thanks again for everyone’s support, it really is very much appreciated.

Also I’d like to thank Chelsea, Mike, Dan and Phil from Naim for their support and help on the day as well as Tom from PMC who had the place rocking with some of his top tunes :-)

I have to say that the Statement sounded epic on the PMC BB5 SE’s with many people commenting also on how good the Rega RP10 sounded through the system, personally I was really impressed with the Atom on the PMC Twenty5.23′s, that really is a great system for under £5000, I really don’t know how Naim can make the Atom for the RRP of £1800, it is seriously good, finally the Nova on the PMC Twenty5.24′s also got a lot of positive comments with many saying it was there favourite setup of the day, either way it was hard to fault any of these systems.

Also Congratulations to Charles Macdonald for wining the Muso Qb draw, couldn’t have gone to a better customer :-)

As mentioned before we will have the Statement and BB5 SE’s here for another couple of weeks so if you couldn’t make it in on Saturday but would still like a listen please feel free to come in.

So now that the Naim Lounge is well and truly launched it is time to turn our attention to finishing of our Highend Lounge, basically it is just a case of getting the room treatment in place as this made a huge difference to the Naim Lounge, then we will organise a launch event for that where we will be focusing on dCS, Audio Research and Wilson Audio so please keep your eye out for that open day coming soon.

So once again many thanks for everyones support, it really is very much appreciated, please find a few pics below, unfortunately we were too busy to take many.

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Mike From Naim doing the Muso Qb Prize Draw

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Thanks to John Dawson for the below whacky pics.

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Regards,

Paul & Wendy.


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Naim Lounge All Ready For Today’s Launch, Phew!

posted on Sat, 22 Apr 2017 02:13:09

Hi All,

Well there is nothing like an impending launch event to make you focus on getting the job done :-) but after months of work and a past week of 16 hour days we’ve finally got the Naim Lounge ready just by the skin of our teeth, but it has definitely been worth it as it is really looking and sounding excellent.

The final sound panel was installed last night around 5pm then it was a matter of getting everything straight but I am pleased to say we are ready to welcome everyone today :-) 

Please find a couple of pictures below of the finished room, next we need to get the ‘Highend Room’ ready, no rest for the wicked :-)

Definitely a room with a View :-)

Look forward to seeing everyone today,

Cheers,

Paul.


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Now We’re Rocking!

posted on Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:42:19

Hi All,

So it has been full steam ahead trying to get everything ready for the Launch event on Saturday of our new showrooms but I just wanted to do a quick post as PMC have just installed the awesome BB5 SE’s which on the end of the Naim Statement are sounding pretty dams good I have to say, which is a relief as I was really worried how the rooms would sound, especially with the BB5′s in there with those huge 15″ bass drivers but in all honesty it is sounding really good, you just can’t beat a big pair of PMC’s :-)

The acoustic treatment arrived yesterday which is being installed at the moment so hopefully by Saturday our new Naim Lounge will really be singing, anyway here are a couple of pictures to whet your appetite :-)

Cheers,

Paul.


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Naim Statement In The Building + Expansion Update!

posted on Fri, 14 Apr 2017 02:52:30

Hi All,

It was a big day yesterday as Naim delivered and installed the Statement so that it will be nicely warmed up ahead of our Naim Lounge launch event in a weeks time, it has been constantly on since arriving but I haven’t hooked anything up to it yet, in fact I still haven’t played any music yet in the new rooms, but that is the plan for today, to hook up our NDS/555 to the Statement with a pair of Sopra No2′s to see how it sounds, all very exciting :-)

It has been a while since I have updated how the new rooms are coming along, well they have been a hive of activity for weeks now but the end really is in sight, in reality we could probably have done with a couple more weeks as they won’t be 100% finished but will be very close, this coming week should hopefully see it all come together. For now we have decided to focus on the new Naim room and we can finish off the Highend Room shortly after, so on Tuesday all the acoustic treatment will be arriving from Artnovion who are based in Portugal, looking forward to receiving this as it should look pretty cool and really help the rooms to sound excellent, to be fair though when the carpet’s went down the sound improved dramatically to a point where they actually sound pretty good so I can only imagine how good it will all sound once the treatment is in place. Then on Wednesday all the Naim Art is arriving which will really make the room look amazing as at the moment it is just a blank canvas and finally next week all the Quadraspire racking will be arriving for the Highend Room and we have the glass etcher coming in to hopefully get the sign writing done for the glass doors, phew next week is looking busy.

I think the main parts that won’t be ready are the new blinds for Naim room and we are talking with Vescom regarding acoustic curtains to help with all the glass but it looks like they will be ready just after the event, so next week looks like a week of finishing decorating, hanging wall art and acoustic panels and just adding the finishing touches, oh yes and there will be the small point of PMC delivering the speakers for the launch event :-)

I have to say it has been much more work than I originally anticipated, when the barns came up between HFL and HH I thought simply ‘Yes we’ll take them on’ and thought nothing more but in reality it was a lot of work but I always knew it would be worth it in the end so now I can’t wait for the launch event on April 22nd.

We have had an amazing response with people registering for the launch event and luckily as these new rooms are a fair bit bigger than our other showrooms we’ll be able to fit quite a few people in at a time to listen to the Statement and I have just checked the weather and it is looking like it will be dry so we can open up the gardens.

Anyway, back to work, time to hook up the NDS/555 to the Statement to see how it all sounds, don’t think I’ll be going home much over Easter :-)

Hope to see you at the launch event on April 22nd, if you haven’t yet registered please just fire an e-mail over to me at paul@hifilounge.co.uk, thanks.

Don’t forget Naim are donating a Muso Qb for a raffle so if you come along you could be walking home with that at the end of the day, can’t be bad :-)

Please find a few pictures below of the Statement install.

Regards,

Paul.


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Easter Opening Times!

posted on Wed, 12 Apr 2017 13:36:35

Hi All,

Just thought I would just put up a quick post with our Easter Opening Times, or rather it perhaps should be our Easter Closing Times as we will be closed on the Friday, Sunday and Monday over Easter so just open on Saturday as normal.

The likelihood is that I will be here on the Friday and the Monday desperately trying to get the new showrooms ready for our launch event on April 22nd, still so much to do but the end really is in sight so looking forward to finally getting the rooms up and running :-)

Have a great Easter everyone and hope to see a lot of you on April 22nd.

Regards,

Paul.


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Piega TMicro 60 AMT Speakers Now On Demo!

posted on Thu, 06 Apr 2017 07:27:22

Hi All,

Well Piega have done it again, for the 2nd time the Piega rep has bought a pair of speakers in that I just can’t resist, in all honesty the last thing I need in here is more speakers but everytime Piega bring something new in I just can’t believe how good they are, especially for the money, so I end up buying a pair, I am so weak.

Obviously there is a lot of choice when it comes to speakers but the TMicro really does offer something different, firstly they are very slim, very difficult for anyone not to like their styling I would say, secondly they use a ribbon tweeter giving a very natural and open sound, thirdly the cabinets are made from aluminium and when it comes to price I am still not sure how Piega do it but they are only £1499 for the aluminium finish or £1599 for black or white.

So they really do offer a very stylish lifestyle look but also don’t compromise on sound quality, needless to say they can be a little limited at the bottom end as due to the cabinet width the driver are quite small but I have put a small REL T-Zero with them and once matched well it is a great partnership giving a sound for under £1900 that I would say is unbeatable.

Anyway we have them on demo if you’d like to come and have a listen anytime, I know you’ll be impressed as I was :-)

http://hifilounge.co.uk/piega-tmicro-60-speakers

Cheers,

Paul.


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