Archive for May, 2012

Nordost Norse 2 Range

24th May 2012

It’s the moment we have all been waiting for – the new Nordost Norse 2 range of cables have arrived! Our kit includes Heimdall, Frey & Tyr cables covering speaker, interconnect & power cords. Please contact us to arrange a system changing demo that will have you wallet twitching.

Available in both Edinburgh & Glasgow stores.

http://www.nordost.com

Norse Series 2 – Who Said Evolution Is A Gradual Process?

 

New Sonos Sub

23rd May 2012

Soul Shaking Sound. Heart-Pounding Design. One Button Setup.

The newest, deepest addition to the Sonos family arrives: the Sonos SUB.
It’s going to take the whole Sonos System one seismic step closer to the spine-curling, jaw-dropping, full body experience music was meant to be.

Whether you’re listening to Beethoven’s thunderous 5th or the pounding bassline of the latest four-on-the-floor obsession, the new SUB will fill any room with thick layers of bottomless sound that let you hear and feel the weight of every chord, kick, splash and roll.

Place it anywhere in a room, plug it into a power source, press a button and follow some simple prompts on your controller. The SUB wirelessly connects with your other Sonos components for a flawlessly optimized, whole-room listening experience. Within minutes of taking it out of the box, you won’t just hear the difference our new SUB makes—you’ll feel it with every bone in your body.

Available in both Edinburgh and Glasgow, so call for more details, or better still pop in and feel the earth move in rhythm with your Sonos setup!

New Rega RP6 Turntable

22nd May 2012

You certainly couldn’t accuse Rega of resting on their laurels. Over the previous year or so there have been some serious upgrades to older favourites: like the new Brio-R amplifier, Apollo-R CD and RP3 turntable, and now the P5 makes way for the rather splendid RP6 turntable.

Retailing at £798 in a variety of different piano gloss colour finishes, it certainly puts down a serious marker at this price point.

By rejecting fancy gimmicks, Rega have concentrated their effort in ensuring that all the investment has been put into manufacturing the key parts to the highest grade possible.

The RP6 features the newly updated RB303 tonearm, a precision main bearing, a low vibration, low noise 24v motor, TTPSU power supply with the remodelled good looks of the new casework and Rega’s Double Brace Technology. DB Technology provides a stiffened brace between the tonearm mounting and main bearing hub to prevent energy absorption and resonances that degrade sound quality.

Both Edinburgh and Glasgow have the RP6 on demonstration, so come in and have a listen to how good vinyl replay can be at an attractive price.

http://www.rega.co.uk/

 

Linn Klimax System on Demonstration in Glasgow

17th May 2012

Linn Klimax System

Loud & Clear in Glasgow is one of the latest Linn Klimax dealers in the UK.

Klimax is the pinnacle in the Linn range, with stunning looks adding to the exceptional sound quality of each component; which are machined out of a solid block of aluminium.

We have opted for the semi-passive versions of the 350 speakers that complete the full Klimax system.

Components on demonstration:

Please get in touch with Ian in Glasgow for more information on this fabulous range from Linn, our neighbours in Glasgow!

For more information:
http://www.linn.co.uk/systems/klimax

 

 

Classic Album Replay – Augustus Pablo "King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown"

16th May 2012

Thursday 24th May from 7pm till 8pm in the Glasgow shop.

This month’s album for Classic Album Replay is Augustus Pablo “King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown”.

For more info on this dub classic check out Greg Wilson’s Living To Music blog.

Please don’t feel intimidated in coming to the shop!! There is no sales pressure. Simply come along, grab a glass of wine, and listen to this classic on a fabulous hi-fi system – taking you closer to the performance!

If you could get here 10 minutes before that would be great!

The Parlor Mob

15th May 2012

There’s been talk of rock music dying out. Obviously, no one has told The Parlor Mob this. And it wouldn’t matter even if you did as they’re not the kind of band who follow rules. Or fashion. Their modern take on a classic rock sound is so refreshingly authentic that you would swear they had been hiding out somewhere since 1970-something.

But apparently they are just a very tight bunch of talented young guys from New Jersey who’ve worked hard at doing what they love. And it’s stood them in good stead. With two accomplished studio albums, 2008’s ‘And You Were A Crow’ and last year’s ‘Dogs’ in the bag, they still see themselves as more of a live band.

After studying some of the footage available online I can see where they’re coming from. Having been out of town the one and only time they toured the UK (ouch!) and loving both the albums the way I do, I’m badly in need of a live ‘fix’.

RAWK OUT! at www.theparlormob.com

Wolf People

Wolf People, (or the Funky Folksters as I frequently refer to them) came to me via a collection of snippets called ‘Tidings’. I can’t remember what drew me to it in the first place. Possibly the cover, which shows a group of old reel-to-reel tape recorders and amplifiers. Or maybe the fact that it was a vinyl only release. But I knew I liked something about it after just one listen.

It made my first live encounter with them all the more surprising when they were drafted in (because of a last minute cancellation) as support band for label mates Black Mountain. Cue confusion and delight.

It turned out that ‘Tidings’, which had been released on the mighty Jagjaguwar label earlier that year, was a bit like a ‘sampler’ of what was to come. And that came very soon after in the form of ‘Steeple’. A unique blend of funky folk rock that, once you hear it will keep you coming back for more. So it’s great to hear that they’re currently working on a new album.

Get your groove on at www.wolfpeople.co.uk

May Moon Madness

4th May 2012

Get FREE Studio Connections cables with any Moon purchase during May!

Purchase any Moon product and receive a FREE Studio Connections Power Cord.

Purchase any Moon Evolution product and receive a FREE Studio Connections Power Cord & Interconnects.

Studio Connections strives to bring you the best audio performance in the world.

The state-of-the-art cable is directly evolved from the cables developed for EMI Abbey Road when rebuilding their studios.

Moon Website

Studio Connections Website

 

Tiger Paw Khan Top Plate Upgrade For Linn LP12

2nd May 2012

After hearing all the internet chatter about the super new top plate for Linn’s iconic Sondek LP12 from new company, Tiger Paw, we have finally got our hands on one!

This is an impressive piece of engineering, machined from a solid piece of alloy billet, it weights the same as the original top plate, but is far stiffer and importantly – inert. There is no more ringing!

Not only does this provide an accurate and stable platform from which to suspend the sub chassis but it also provides a significant reduction in the amount of energy from the motor reaching the sub chassis and main bearing.

Which leads to a big improvement over the stock top plate. The bass was far tighter, and the whole presentation seemed more natural and detailed.

Also included is a new cross brace that is machined from the same material, and features standing wave reduction grooves as can be seen on the top plate.

A very worthwhile upgrade we would say, and at a good price point too.

The Khan package retails at £795.

Please get in touch with Iain or John in Edinburgh and Ian in Glasgow for more information.

For more information: www.tiger-paw.com

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