Archive for January, 2014

Classic Album Replay – Herbie Hancock "Head Hunters", Thursday 27th February

30th January 2014

This month’s Classic Album Replay is Herbie Hancock “Head Hunters”

Thursday 27th February, 2014
Album plays at 7pm
Loud & Clear Glasgow, 520 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G3 8XZ
Free entry

We’ll be using our Linn Sondek LP12 turntable, with Linn’s reference Klimax Kontrol pre-amplifier and Akubarik fully aktiv loudspeakers.

This is one of the best selling jazz records of all time. Not strictly a jazz, it’s a major funk record, where the influences of Sly and The Family Stone, Stevie Wonder, Donald Byrd and Curtis Mayfield shining through. It’s been highly influential to a whole host of musicians and been sampled by the likes of Nas and 2Pac.

Please don’t feel intimidated in coming to the shop!! There is no sales pressure. Simply come along, grab a glass of wine or beer, 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!

Inspired by Cosmo’s Classic Album Sundays:
http://classicalbumsundays.com

And Greg Wilson’s Living To Music:
http://www.gregwilson.co.uk/2010/06/living-to-music

Rega Saturn-R CD-DAC Player

8th January 2014

Both store now have the new Rega Saturn-R CD-DAC player on demonstration now.

Not only is the Saturn-R an impressive CD player, it’s also a fully functioning DAC as well. So, you can have the best of both worlds; by still playing CDs and stream from computer or hard drive without compromising either.

The Saturn-R has benefited from the technology used in Rega’s flagship Isis CD and award winning DAC. The DAC has two digital coaxial inputs, two optical inputs and, of course, an asynchronous USB input all of which can handle streams right the way up to 192kHz/24 bit.

This makes the ideal partner for Rega’s Elicit-R integrated amplifier, which is also on demonstration.

The Saturn-R retails at £1,598.

Come into Edinburgh or Glasgow and hear this stunning player in the flesh.

More info on Saturn-R from Rega’s Website >>

 

 

Classic Album Sundays – Lou Reed "Transformer", Sunday 26th January, The Berkeley Suite, Glasgow

4th January 2014

Classic Album Sundays with Loud & Clear Hi-Fi Present

Lou Reed – “Transformer”

The Berkeley Suite, 237 North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DL
Sunday 26th January 2014
£6 on the door or online:
http://loudandclear.eventbrite.co.uk
5.30pm – 8.30pm (album plays at 7.30pm)
0141 221 0221

Facebook Event >>

“One of the world’s great albums, played on one of the world’s finest hi-fi systems in conjunction with one of the world’s best hi-fi stores.”

Classic Album Sundays: A Communal and Audiophile Listening Experience is joining forces with Loud & Clear Hi-Fi again for this now semi-regular event in Glasgow.

Listed as one of the Top 20 Trends of 2012 by London’s ES Magazine, Classic Album Sundays has become a media sensation in a little over a year. With features on BBC Breakfast, BBC 6 Music, NME, Elle, The Word, The Independent, The Evening Standard and more. Why all the fuss?

The concept is to enable people to experience music as close as possible to the way the artist intended, to treat music as a precious commodity and a classic album as a work of art which should be appreciated in its entirety. Classic Album Sundays’ use audiophile hi-fi equipment to ensure an awe inspiring listening experience. Visitors are invited to switch off their phones and refrain from unnecessary conversation: just sit back, listen and immerse themselves in the experience.

Music fans have enthusiastically responded en masse as Classic Album Sundays’ monthly listening sessions in London and New York have been selling out, with festival sessions featuring at The Vintage Festival at the Royal Festival Hall in London (for which Loud & Clear put together a £130,000 hi-fi system), plus Camp Bestival and Bestival amongst others.

Here is what some visitors had to say:

Joni Mitchell’s “Blue” was our first visit, and it was excellent. Sounded as if Joni was playing live, and heard in reverential silence by a deeply appreciative audience.” – David Lye, CAS attendee

“Hearing that fabulous cello line in ‘Eleanor Rigby’ – I could’ve wept with the sheer beauty of it.” – Annette Corbette, CAS attendee

The event format:

Join us from 5.30pm to get in the mood by listening to some of the music that inspired Lou Reed, along with tracks from his musical contemporaries around the release of the album in 1972. The bar will be open, and you can grab some lunch/dinner beforehand at Chinaski’s next door, to ease yourself in, and then hang out with a great soundtrack.

At 7.30pm the lights go down, the volume goes up and we play the album from beginning to end on a reference Linn hi-fi system. We’ll be using Linn’s iconic Sondek LP12 turntable with a reference Klimax Kontrol pre-amplifier and Linn’s very own “black ops” custom made fully active PA system featuring 12 channels of their Akurate power amplifiers.

Listening to “Transformer” on a fabulous hi-fi system will let you hear it as never before; taking you closer to the performance.

We should have brand new copies of the Music On Vinyl reissue for sale on the night too.

More info:
http://classicalbumsundays.com/

http://www.loud-clear.co.uk

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