Dealer Days - Recent News
Astell&Kern AK XB10
Astell&Kern launch the AK XB10 - Bluetooth Receiver and High Definition Adapter
he Astell&Kern AK XB10, at £149, is a portable Bluetooth Receiver and High Definition Adapter. The AK XB10 uses aptX HD technology, the latest Bluetooth codec from Qualcomm. aptX HD allows decoding of 24-bit Hi-Res Audio. aptX HD can decode 24 bit 48kHz Bluetooth. The XB10 is made up of two parts the Hi-Res audio DAC and the headphone amplifier or AMP.
PMC Twenty5 Speaker Range
Audio-T's New PMC Twenty5 Listening Event - Sun Aug 20th 2016
udio-T in Brentwood are holding a PMC Twenty5 speaker day on Saturday the 20th of August from 10am. They say enjoy some great sounds and feel free to bring some of your own music along! Plus there will be some exclusive offers to all attendees.
Cyrus Upgrade Workshop at Criterion Audio, Cambridge Saturday 13th August
oin Cyrus this coming Saturday 13th August at Criterion Audio, Cambridge for an Upgrade Workshop to help you build a better music experience. Come along to hear the difference between Cyrus models and how much you will gain from an upgrade.
Devialet Gold Phantom
Upcoming Open Days For 2016 At HiFi Lounge
iFi Lounge have announced three open days for the rest of 2016. One features the PMC Twenty5 26 speakers and the final one Devialet Expert systems and Devialet's top of the range speaker the Devialet Phantom Gold. There's even a mystery day where a major brand is launching new products but HiFi Lounge are sworn to silence! Details are :-
Audiolab 8300 A
Audio-T's Audiolab Day
udiolab, one of Britain’s most revered audio brands, will be hosting a listening session at Audio-T Brentwood on August 5th, 2pm – 8pm. Hosted by Jan Ertner, designer of the 8300A, and the Audiolab UK sales team.
20th June 2015 - Living Sound Open House
he official unveiling of our newly renovated Showroom!
Arcam to Appear At Loud And Clear At Glasgow
rcam are delighted to be showcasing their stunning new range of music, movie and lifestyle systems at Loud & Clear Glasgow on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th July, 11am – 5pm. The first in what will be summer jam-packed-full of music and movie events for Loud & Clear.
Join us as we welcome Arcam’s experts to the shop where we will be running 3 demonstration rooms throughout both days.
Dynaudio Xeo 6
Audio-T - Dynaudio And Chord Cable Day - Oxford 11-06-2015
he Oxford Branch of Audio-T are holding a combined Dynaudio (Dynaudio Focus XD speakers being featured here) and Chord Company or Chord Cables evening on 11-06-2015. Chord will be demoing their Sarum cable range as part of the Dealer Day.
Naim DR Power Amps
Grahams Thursday Night HiFi Shows In June 2015
rahams in London are holding four Thursday HiFi presentations in June 2015 between 6 and 8 p.m.. These are :-
Pro-Ject 1 Xpression Carbon UKX
Zouch Audio Pro-Ject Dealer Day 27th-28th Mar 2015
ouch Audio are having a two day dealer day Fri 27th to Sat 28th March 2015 where they will be featuring Pro-Ject Turntables, Unison Research amplification and Opera speakers.
Meridian Explorer DAC 2
Meridian MQA Demos At Martins Hi-Fi 18th-28th March 2015
artins Hi-Fi will be demonstrating the ground breaking experience that is Meridians MQA technology, from the 18th to the 28th of March 2015. Over the weekend of the 20th and 21st, staff from Meridian will be available at Martins, to guide you through the MQA experience. Appointments for these days are extremely limited and sort after, so call you need to call Martins Hi-Fi (number in first link) to reserve your place.
Beyerdynamic A20 headphone amp
Video Review - Beyerdynamic A20 Headphone Amp By Dave Taylor
YouTube video review of the Beyerdynamic A20 Headphone Amp. In the video review the Beyerdynamic A20 is unboxed and then used with an iPhone 6 as the source , driving a pair of Beyerdynamic T90 Headphones. No DAC though, just a pure headphone amp.
Oxford Audio - Devialet, Aurender, dCS and Magico Day 28-02-2015
xford Audio are holding a Devialet, Aurender, dCS and Magico Day on the 28th February 2015. The day is to showcase the dCS DAC range, that Oxford Audio are now selling in the UK. Not cheap these as the top of the range four box dCS Vivaldi system comes in at £67,000! Computer audio files are being served up by Aurender with amplification courtesy of Devialet and Speakers from Magico.
Review of the Headroom Show By HiFi Plus
he Headroom show specialises in Portable and Headphone HiFi. HiFi Plus divides the exhibitors up in to two camps. Aspirants into the portable / Headphone market and the well-established. Grado and their e series headphones would definitely fall into the second category, whereas Quad with the PA-One Headphone Amp would be in the first.
Chord Hugo TT
Review of The Headroom Show By What Hi-Fi
hat Hi-Fi reviews the Headroom HiFi Show which took place 30th-31st Jan 2015. They head straight to the new Chord Electronics - £2,995 Chord Hugo TT (Chord Hugo plus improvements in a larger, more static HiFi system, friendly case) and look at the new £399 Audiolab M-CDT dedicated CD transport and some expensive In-Ear Headphones from Astell and Kern who are better known for portable digital audio players or DAPs.
Chord Hugo TT
Chord Hugo TT and 2Qute - European Debut at the Headroom Show - Metropolis London 30th-31st Jan 2015
irst revealed at CES 2015, the £2,995 Chord Hugo TT - USB DAC Bluetooth Receiver and Headphone Amp and the £995 Chord 2Qute USB DAC will be making their European Debut at the Headroom Show - which is in the Metropolis Recording Studio in Chiswick West London running from 30th-31st Jan 2015. Address is :-
Audioquest NightHawk Headphones
Audioquest at the Headroom Show - Metropolis London 30th-31st Jan 2015
udioquest are demoing their debut Headphones called Nighthawk at the Headroom Show. Patnering the Nighthawk headphones will be the Dragonfly 1.2 USB DAC in fixed output mode with amplification provided by the Bryston BHA-1 headphone amp. Audioquest don't say whether Jitterbug might also be making an appearance (Jitterbug is a computer audio USB purifier that sits between computer and DAC).
Chord Electronics at the Headroom Show - Metropolis London 30th-31st Jan 2015
eadroom is the UK's only dedicated commercial headphone show, featuring headphones (naturally), headphone amps and portable headphone gear. Chord Electronics have announced that they will have two new products at the show, so the genre of these products should be quite easy to guess !
KEF at the Headroom Show 30th – 31st Jan 2015
ef will be at the inaugural Headroom Show on Friday 30th & Saturday 31st January 2015 being held in the Metropolis in Chiswick, South West London. KEF will be show casing the X300A Wireless digital speakers and both the M500 headphones and the M200 hifi in-ear headphones or earphones.
Arcam at Headroom 31/01/2015 in Chiswick London
eadroom is a headphone orientated HiFi Show. The venue and dates are Metropolis Studios, Chiswick London on Friday 30th and Saturday 31st January 2015. Arcam’s will be featuring their rPAC headphone DAC at Headroom
Quad PA-One Headphone amp
Quad and the PA-One at Headroom 30th - 31st Jan 2015
eadroom is a two day Hifi Show dedicated to Portable and Headphone based HiFi. Quad will be there demoing the £1,200 Quad PA-One headphone amplifier - in which valves (in the amplification stages) are combined with Coax , Optical and USB digital inputs offering decoding of computer audio files up to 24 bit 192kHz.
Chord Company Sarum
Chord Company at Headroom Show 30th to 31st Jan 2015
hord Company or Chord Cables will be at the two day Headroom show. They will be demoing two digital music systems. Firstly a laptop computer audio system showing off Chord SilverPlus, Chord Signature & Chord Sarum USB cables. The second HiFi system will use Chords range of Ethernet/streaming cables. Chord will also be exhibiting pre-production Anthem and Signature Tuned ARAY streaming Ethernet cables. You'll have to wait until later in the year for the official release and there aren't yet any pre-release photos.
Meridian Prime Headphone amp DAC
Meridian at Headroom 30th-31st Jan 2015
eridian have two demos at Headroom representing one extreme to another of their USB DAC Headphone amp products. At one end there's the new entry level £199 Explorer 2 DAC which features Meridian's new MQA decoding. At the other there's Meridian's top of the range Prime USB DAC and Headphone amp plus Power supply at £2,000.
Sennheiser MOMENTUM On-Ear Wireless Headphones
Sennheiser has Four UK Exclusives At The Headroom Show 30th-31st Jan 2015
ennheiser will have four UK firsts at Headroom a two day show dedicated to portable and Headphone HiFi held in Chiswick West London at the Metropolis Studio. They'll be demoing the Momentum 2.0 Headphone Series, the Momentum Wireless and Urbanite Wireless Bluetooth Headphones and the RS Wireless Series (pictured) which offer headphone listening at potentially up to 100 metres from the transmitter which comes as part of the package.
Audiolab at the Headroom Show 30th – 31st Jan 2015
udiolab will be at the Headroom Show 30th – 31st Jan 2015 and will be showcasing, amongst other products, the new Audiolab M-CDT - CD Transport. As Audiolab say the M-CDT is the perfect match for the Audiolab M-DAC multi-award-winning DAC/preamp/headphone amp, similarly diminutive M-PWR power amp and even the Q-DAC.
Linn Klimax Exact System
Linn Announce 2015 Dates and Locations for their Exact Demos
inn have announced the 2015 dates for their Exakt Akudorik, Exakt Akubarik, and Klimax Exakt launch events from now up until March 2015.
Oxford Audio's XMAS HiFi Event 13-12-2014
xford Audio are offering 12 Christmas deals all on 1 day 13/12/2014. Some do extend beyond this date admittedly, such as their Devialet December deal (deal 8 of the 12).
Rel S Series
REL at Audio-T Cheltenham 11-12-2014
EL are at Audio T Cheltenham on the 11th December 2014 demoing both the Serie S and the Serie G sub woofers. There will be home theatre demos and two channel demos.
Chord Neat and Naim at PJ HiFi Guildford 6/12/204
hord Company are putting on a free hifi demo with Neat Acoustics supplying the speakers ( the Momentum SX loudspeaker range ) and Naim supplying the electronics, at PJ HiFi in Guildford on Sat 6th December.
Audio Research G Series
Audio Research and the new G series amps at KJ West One - 5-6 Dec 2014
J West One demoed the new Audio Research G series = the GS 150 pre and GS 150 power amps, all valve amps, at the Hi-Fi News Windsor - The Hi-Fi Show 2014 together with Wilson Audio speakers. At the time ( Nov 2014 ), they had only just been announced and the scant info out there suggested around £15K per box. Sounded good though !
Cyrus Stereo 200
Frank Harvey and Cyrus Stereo 200 power amp event 29/11/2014
yrus have recently released the Cyrus Stereo 200 power amp a 200 watts per channel and Class D amp. This amp features two firsts for Cyrus, it’s their most powerful amp ever and their first Class D offering.
Audio-T Organising a Naim Factory trip 28th Nov 2014
udio-T are organising a trip to the Naim Factory in Salisbury on 28th November 2014. You have to make your own way there for a 10.00 a.m. start.
Chord Company Dealer Day at Audio-T Brentwood - 27/11/2014
etails for time and location are in the first link below. Chord Electronics will also be there bringing the KEF Blade 2 s and the Chord choral series plus some Chord Hugos (for you to listen to and see whether the accolades are in fact correct!).
Chord Company Dealer Day at Audio-T Reading - 22/11/2014
hord Cables, in conjunction with Audio-T Reading, are participating in a one day dealer day where they demo improvements to be gained, in a Streaming system, by just changing cables.
KEF Reference Range
SuperFi's Lincoln HiFi Event
he SuperFi Lincoln HiFi Event is a free HiFi Event and is being held on Saturday 22nd November 2014 at Double Tree by Hilton Hotel on Brayford Wharf North, between 10.00am and 4.30pm. Arcam . KEF and Chord Cables will all be featuring.
Kef Blades 2
HomeMedia KEF, Leema, Isotek and ClearAudio Dealer Days
two day event organised by HomeMedia and featuring KEF, Leema, Isotek and ClearAudio - Fri 14th Nov and Sat 15th Nov 2014 in Maidstone Kent.
Chord Company and Kudos speakers demo at Audio-T Bristol Nov 13th 2014
hord Company will be bringing a range of cables to Audio-T Bristol. Kudos will be bringing the Kudos X3 speakers , which incidentally uses Chord Sarsen speaker cable as a part of its internal wiring. HiFi from Naim and Sugden will make up the rest of the system.
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