The Germans are coming, and they’ve got horns.

7th February - 21th February 2017

This year sees an old friend return to Loud & Clear: The ever in demand ZERO 1 loudspeakers from Avantgarde Acoustics.
As with all Avantgarde speakers, the ZERO 1s use horns to deliver a beautifully natural sound, however it does so whilst remaining small enough for domestic use.

Whether you're unsure what all the horn-fuss is about, or you're already one of the converted, you'll only have 2 weeks to drop in to hear them for yourself. Keep an eye on our facebook page for photos once they arrive!

Due in on the 7th of February.

Book your place: Edinburgh (click to email) 0131 555 3963

Coming Soon : MOON 888 in Edinburgh.

Monobloc power amplifiers: They're big, heavy, and the best option for getting the most out of your speakers. However, the best just got even better, with Simaudio's latest creation, the MOON 888. Recipient of What Hi-Fi's "Star of CES 2017" award, named after its prodigious power output of 888 watts, and machined with tolerances of 1/1000th of an inch, it's certainly worth paying attention to.

Watch this spot for more news on their imminent arrival in Edinburgh, or find out more over at the Renaissance website: www.renaissanceaudio.co.uk/moon/evolution-888-power-amplifier/

Book your place: Edinburgh (click to email) 0131 555 3963

Festive Opening Hours

Over the Christmas period, the Loud & Clear Edinburgh staff will be taking some time off to kick back with their families and enjoy a festive mince pie or two. Unfortunately, this means we will be closing our doors over a few days.

We will be open as usual throughout the month, with the following exceptions:

Closing at 4pm on Saturday 24th December.
Closed for the 25th, 26th, and 27th of December.
Closed on the 31st of December, and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of January.
Happy holidays from the everybody at L&C, and have a very merry Christmas.

Book your place: Edinburgh (click to email) 0131 555 3963

Hygge Wednesdays This December

7th, 14th and 21st of December

We Love Hygge!

This December, we would like to invite you and your friends to join us for Hygge Wednesdays

On the 7th, 14th and 21st of December, we will stay open until 9pm with special treats for you all. The format will be the same every week: one film, one album, one room with a few different toys to try, and buy.

Please read on for more details on what to expect on the different evenings. Tickets are free but places are limited to 8 for the movie and album replay sessions so we would kindly advise you to book your place early!

On all 3 nights, you will be able to try out some great products in our main demonstration space.

Time to get cosy and share the magic of music.

Pop corn and mulled wine will be provided of course!

6.30pm in the movie room for the Movie Playback

07/12 Ferris Bueller's Day Off

14/12 Amelie

21/12 The Pink Panther - A Shot In The Dark

7pm in the demo room for the Album Playback

07/12 David Bowie, Hunky Dory

14/12 Efterklang, Piramida

21/12 The Oscar Peterson Trio, We Get Requests

Book your place: Edinburgh (click to email) 0131 555 3963

Journey to the High End with YG and MOON

Thursday 10th November, 7pm for 7.30pm @ Malmaison, Glasgow

As part of our 20th anniversary celebrations Loud & Clear would like to invite you on a journey into the high end with MOON and YG.

An evening of indulgence, featuring MOON Evolution electronics partnered with YG Acoustics Sonja and Carmel 2 loudspeakers. We will be joined for the evening by YG Acoustics’ International Sales Director, Kerry St. James, all the way from the YG headquarters in Colorado.

This unique event will be held on the evening of Thursday 10th November 2016 in the Malmaison Hotel, Glasgow. Refreshments and canapés will be served.

Please register your interest by emailing events@loud-clear.co.uk or by calling Barbra on 0141 221 0221.

Book your place: Edinburgh (click to email) 0131 555 3963

Applewood Road – Album Playback Session

Saturday 23rd July at 11am

We are teaming up with Gearbox Records to present a playback session of the Applewood Road album on Saturday 23rd July at 11am.

In addition to getting the chance to experience this very special album on a fantastic system, any customer purchasing a copy from us can enter into a prize draw, with a unique prize at stake, a single 1/4" reel to reel tape direct copy of the actual master tape housed in a special Applewood Road box. A prestigious one-off that Audiophiles will love.

Emily Barker, Amber Rubarth and Amy Speace are Applewood Road and each has contributed songs to the album. ‘Applewood Road’, the opening track, was written two hours after they first met in a café in East Nashville and was recorded the following week. Excited by the song and the way their harmonies blended, the trio decided to expand the song to an album.

Six months later they all met again and rehearsed twelve additional numbers that they had each been working on independently. These were then recorded in Nashville’s Welcome To 1979 analogue studio, and mastered in London using vintage analogue equipment at Gearbox Records,

There’s a fierce young creativity there that the trio brought to Welcome to 1979’s analog studio, recording around a single microphone, no mixing, no overdubs, no pitch correction. The result captures the warmth and intimacy of their first writing sessions.

The result is a crystal-clear sound with vocals taking precedence over instrumentation, 'Applewood Road’ itself kicks off the album with only a double bass accompanying the three voices, a perfect fit. It is unfair to pick one track but “To The Stars’ stands out; a beautiful song in an album full of style, allure and artistry.

Book your place: Edinburgh (click to email) 0131 555 3963

Amy Duncan’s Undercurrents Listening Evening

February 6th, 6:30pm

Join us on February 6th to listen to Amy Duncan's brand new Album, Undercurrents, on vinyl for the very first time.

Hear this beautiful new record on the highest quality system followed by a short Q&A session with the audience.

Doors will open at 6.30pm, so come early and have a glass of wine with us before the playback begins!

The ticket price includes refreshments + Free Entry to the Album Launch Party which is on 25th February at The Voodoo Rooms - Bar, Restaurant & Function Rooms in Edinburgh.

Click the link below for more info and to buy tickets.

http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/amy-duncan

Book your place: Edinburgh (click to email) 0131 555 3963

Devialet SAM Lab Tour Event

POSTPONED

We have had to unfortunately postpone this event, as our friends from Paris are not able to join us at the moment.

We will reschedule this event and post the new dates as soon as we are able. If you were planning to join us on Saturday please let us know by calling us or sending an email via the link below and we will make sure you are the first to know about the new dates.

Come along & discover SAM - SPEAKER ACTIVE MATCHING

For the first time, SAM® technology incorporated in Devialet systems enables the precise adaptation of the sound signal to the specifications of your speaker model.

This is made possible by the powerful DSP at the heart of each Devialet system. These built-in systems protect your speakers and ensure top performance.

544 speakers can already benefit from the revolutionary SAM technology but if your speakers aren't on the list then this is your chance!

In 2015, Devialet's engineers succeeded in miniaturising the speaker analysis laboratory, allowing the equipment to be portable for the first time. SAM Lab has enabled Devialet engineers to speed up their mission to make all speakers worldwide SAM® ready.

We are offering you the chance to bring in your speakers whatever they are to be analysed by the SAM Lab at Loud & Clear. We only need one of your speakers to perform the SAM Lab tests but you can bring both for a before and after demo of what SAM Lab can add to their performance.

We will have Devialet Le 120, Le 200, Le 400 and Le 800 Expert systems on demo. The Devialet UK staff will be joined by one of their engineers from Paris who will perform the Sam Lab sessions.

Book your place: Edinburgh (click to email) 0131 555 3963

Sweet 16 Birthday Party

Thursday 5th November from 5pm

On Thursday 5 November, Loud & Clear Edinburgh turns 16!

We are having a Sweet 16 Party. So come along to help us celebrate in style! Bring a bottle and we’ll supply the cake and the tunes from when we were all 16.

Book your place: Edinburgh (click to email) 0131 555 3963

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