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ND555 takes the stage!

16th October 2018

Our downstairs demo room has been a very busy place of late. Competition for air time is fierce but we’re thrilled to say that this week’s ‘System of the Week’ is Naim Audio’s reference 500 series:

All of course powered by their own 555PS. This is the crème de la crème of Naim electronics and will be playing until close of play on Saturday (at least!).

Loudspeakers are interchangeable; playing now are our Sonus Faber Guarneri Tradition but we’ll be putting a selection of the finest speakers through their paces on the end of this mighty system, including:

The new NDX2 and ND5 XS2 are limbering up alongside, patiently awaiting their moment to shine. And there’s the chance to compare Chord Company Sarum T cables with the flagship ChordMusic. It is a dem-fest!!

If you couldn’t make it along to our Hotel Du Vin ND555 launch evening in August (or if you did and would like another listen) pop along anytime this week. Special appointments (or loudspeaker requests) by request – call on 0141 221 0221 or email us.

New Linn Selekt DSM: Hi-Fi With The Human Touch

4th October 2018

‘Digital streaming reborn’ according to Hi-Fi+ magazine.  Loud & Clear welcomes the new Linn Selekt DSM.

Selekt DSM is a new look for Linn in a new, flexible direction. It is as stunning to look at as it is to listen to. Every element is precision engineered for the most authentic musical performance possible.

A sleek, elegant and tactile design incorporates a top-mounted jewel-like dial and smart buttons, both ready to be personalised, giving you immediate access to the music you want to hear, no matter the source. And bringing back perhaps some of the human interaction with your hi-fi that has been lost with the evolution of digital music.

Customers can choose their own configuration – Selekt DSM with or without Katalyst performance level and with or without integrated power amplifier – to suit their existing needs and system; a flexibility and willingness to integrate with other manufacturers’ products that historically Linn have been criticised for not offering.

Selekt includes new, improved Space Optimisation*, minimising the impact on sound quality of room ‘quirkiness’ and speaker positioning by removing the distorting effects of your environment, revealing the true sound of your music.

Control with anything: every Linn network music player can be controlled by the things you already own. Mix and match iPad or tablet, smartphone or laptop, even the humble remote control.

Stream anything: no matter how you enjoy your music, Linn have it covered. From the convenience of Spotify and TuneIn to lossless streaming services such as TIDAL and Qobuz; whether you Airplay from your iPad or you’ve ripped your CDs to a hard drive.

Models in the Selekt range are as follows:

Digital inputs: SPDIF x2, Toslink x2, HDMI ARC x1, USB (Audio Class 2 endpoint) x 1

Analogue inputs:  Line-In (RCA) x 1, MM Phono (RCA) x 1, MC Phono (RCA) x 1

Outputs: Balanced XLR* x 1, RCA Phono* x 1, Speaker Out** x 2 pairs, Exakt Links x 2

* New Space Optimisation delivers a breakthrough in bass performance and a more coherent overall sound, no matter the shape of your listening room and without the need for custom filters. The latest version offers the following new features:

Selekt comes in black finish only.

Selekt will be here this week, email or call to register your interest. And our launch event will be here in the shop on Tuesday 23rd October, details on our Events page soon.

Loud & Clear with Nordoff Robbins present…

21st September 2018

Loud & Clear to Everyone,
Take your protein pills and put your helmet on…


Commencing countdown, engines on,

Check ignition and may God’s love be with you!

Join us at Knockhill Racing Circuit on Sunday 14th October for ‘A Day at The Races’ with Nordoff Robbins.

Spectate, sponsor or participate, the choice is yours. Participation involves a four lap passenger ride around this iconic motor racing circuit – Scotland’s only FIA and MSA accredited racetrack – in one of fourteen track-prepared cars.

The price? A donation of your choice to Nordoff Robbins, independent music therapy charity for children. Pledges so far include passengers’ weight (kg) in £s, and the equivalent horsepower of the track car in £s, but really it is whatever you feel comfortable with.

Our exclusive track access is scheduled for lunchtime and all passengers will be fully briefed beforehand. After that, the process is simple:

Donate – don helmet – take your seat – buckle up – relax.

You are in control of the thrill of your session and, should you wish, your driver will return you to the pit area at any time.  Afterwards you will be welcome to join the Loud & Clear and Nordoff Robbins teams for refreshments and our usual brand of camaraderie.

Interested? Please email george.c@loud-clear.co.uk or call him on 0141 221 0221.

The whole adventure has been made possible with the help of our incredibly generous co-sponsors: Fyne Audio, Synergy Cycles, The Chord Company, Fueltone.pro, Steven Allan Images, Netherton Coachworks and of course Knockhill Racing Circuit itself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you’d rather spectate there will be a full roster of track action from 9am to 5pm plus around 200 static, contemporary displays courtesy of Knockhill’s season finale “Six Flags” event – the best of British, American, German, French, Italian and Japanese sports and racing cars. And our sponsor, Synergy Cycles will be bringing along some nice toys to play with too – electric bike anyone?!

If you can’t make it along but would like to donate to Nordoff Robbins, thank you and please do so at their Just Giving page here:

 

 

We have scheduled a dry and sunny day, but on the off-chance that our request is not honoured, some of the finest chips and ice-cream in Fife are available in the sanctuary (and shelter) of the famous Kinnaird’s café. See you there!

Nordoff flyer

New from MOON: 390 streaming pre-amp and MiND2 app

25th May 2018

Watch out for two sizzling new releases from MOON by SimAudio this summer.

MOON 390 is kind of hard to classify. It’s a new kind of integrated product – all-in-one streaming DAC, pre-amplifier, network player, phono stage and much more!

The MOON 390 offers a complete high-end listening solution. Featuring a DAC, pre-amplifier, headphone amplifier, phono stage and network streaming capability the MOON 390 is a truly flexible music system. Simply connect it to a power amplifier or active loudspeakers for an exceptional audio performance.

The 390 features MOON’s other summer release – MiND2 streaming module. MiND2 (MOON intelligent Network Device) is a great way of organising, streaming and listening to your music. It allows playback of all the most common file formats, including DSD and MQA (via local files and TIDAL Master files) and also boasts a USB host port, permitting access to music on USB thumb drives. And, MiND2 will also stream any digital input of the 390 to other MiND zones on the same network.

Most current MiND products can benefit from this upgrade, which consists of a totally new streaming board and some sophisticated new firmware and software. Get in touch to find out more.

Ongoing, the cost of this upgrade will be £800 including fitting (by us). And now the great news…

Until the end of August 2018 you can have your MOON MiND streamer updated for £455 including fitting!

Just book your unit in to have the work done before the 31st of August to qualify.

Both MiND2 upgrade kits and MOON 390 start shipping on the 14th of July 2018.

Complimentary Sonos or Chord with Linn Katalyst upgrade

18th May 2018

An exclusive Loud & Clear offer for our Linn Akurate and Linn Akudorik/Akubarik customers, as well as Klimax DS/DSM and Klimax Exakt loudspeaker owners.

From Saturday 19th May until Saturday 30th June get more than you bargained for when you upgrade your Linn product to their latest Katalyst DAC architecture. Your choice: a FREE Sonos One to stream your music to an additional room (and keep the kids occupied) or a FREE Chord Company Shawline Ethernet cable, to further boost your DS/DSM audio performance.

Katalyst is only Linn’s fourth DAC platform since they launched their (now extinct) CD playback range. It is a revelation in digital audio performance and the upgrade involves replacing the entire audio board from your streamer or loudspeakers. The end result is akin to taking a blanket off your speakers.

With both Linn and Sonos now supporting the Roon user interface, this is a wonderful opportunity to rediscover your music collection with Roon’s rich metadata and insightful library management features.

As always, we’re quite flexible, so if a Sonos One or Shawline doesn’t float your boat, we’re open to offers;).

Email us to order your upgrade and claim your freebie.

Hello Hegel

4th May 2018

And a very warm welcome to our newest member of the Loud & Clear family – Hegel.

Hegel’s story began back in 1988 in Trondheim, Norway, when Bent Holter – then student at the Technical University in Trondheim (NTNU), now Hegel founder and owner – undertook his thesis on the original design of the amplifier transistor that would cure the problems of classical systems.

Fast forward to 2018 and Hegel, under Holter’s direction, is one of the best established brands in Hi-Fi market, producing integrated, pre and power amplifiers as well as CD players and some of the most modern and sophisticated D/A converters.

We’ve had the pleasure of auditioning the Hegel H90, Röst and H190 integrated amplifiers for a few weeks now and we love them. These products do a whole lot more than the term integrated amplifier suggests – network streaming and Apple Airplay® for example – but as integrated amps they tick all the boxes. A host of digital and analogue connections, all of which (except streaming) are configurable to be fixed level inputs, allowing you to easily integrate in a home cinema system. Plus there’s a high quality headphone output and a sleek, informative, white OLED display.

All three of these amps easily drive loudspeakers way bigger than we would expect, with bass control is second to none. Well worth a listen.

Starting at £1500 for the H90, they’re affordable too.

Six months FREE music on TIDAL from Naim

19th March 2018

If you’re looking for a simple and stylish yet high quality one-box music system, Naim Audio’s Mu-so and Mu-so Qb certainly fit the bill. Throw in six months of free music with a TIDAL subscription and you really are on to a winner.

From now until 16th April 2018, Naim are giving away a six month subscription to TIDAL (worth £120) with any Mu-so or Mu-so QB. That’s access to 48.5 million songs at CD sound quality; for nothing. Both Mu-so products can operate wirelessly as well as wired, so no need to hide or manage cables. All you need is internet access. Oh, and power 😉.

In stock now: Mu-so RRP £995, Qb £649.

Full Ts&Cs here.

KEF LS50 Wireless speakers

KEF’s LS50 Wireless loudspeakers have arrived in Glasgow and ooo, they are the lovely.

Available in three striking finishes – titanium grey/red; high gloss black/blue; and high gloss white/copper – the LS50 is a complete and fully active music system designed for modern high resolution music enjoyment, delivering the level of sound quality formerly only associated with high quality separate components.

LS50 Wireless feature KEF’s patented Uni-Q technology, placing the tweeter in the acoustic centre of the bass/midrange cone to achieve a beautifully integrated three-dimensional sound image wherever you sit in a room. Easy set-up, easy to use – simply plug in the LS50 Wireless speakers to power, connect your audio source and you are good to go.

Connectivity options include:
– 2.4GHz/5GHz Dual-band Wi-Fi
– Bluetooth 4.0 with the aptX codec
– Asynchronous USB Type B
– TOSLINK Optical
– RCA Analog

Connect up to twelve devices in total, including eight Bluetooth devices and switch between audio inputs conveniently.

RRP £2000

Book a dem

 

Linn Sondek LP12 at 45 years old – the birthday upgrades!

5th February 2018

At 45 years, the Linn Sondek LP12 is older than most of us here at Loud & Clear 😉 and is celebrating in style with a some sensational birthday upgrades.

New Lingo power supply.
Neater. Smaller. Smarter; it makes your system sing like never before. Cutting-edge technology delivers more consistent, more accurate spin speeds for a better audio experience. Employing ground-breaking technology derived from the extraordinary Radikal power supply, new Lingo incorporates a motor speed management system and uses digital processing technology to make your platter spin more accurately and more consistently. It auto-calibrates the motor on each revolution to ensure this accuracy and consistency every time. That’s crucial for music of course: even the slightest speed variation affects pitch, and a turntable that isn’t accurate is like a musical instrument that hasn’t been tuned properly.

With on-board circuitry that fits inside the deck and a new external slimline power supply which can be easily concealed, the new model is neater, more compact and cleverer than ever. It might be little, but it makes a big difference.

Urika II digital phono stage.
Linn’s new phono stage gets more musical information from the vinyl groove than ever before. Using cutting-edge digital signal processing technology, Urika II now carries out the key process of implementing the RIAA curve in the digital domain. This brings you lower distortion, lower noise and more music.

Transported over Exakt Link, the musical information that Urika II delivers is perfectly preserved until the moment it reaches your ears, delivering a musical experience like never before and can be optimised to work with your preferred cartridge load values. Choose from a list of popular cartridges or enter your own.

Urika II is powered by the extraordinary Radikal power supply and is mounted on the integrated Trampolin base board within the plinth of your Sondek LP12 to maintain phono stage isolation and improve deck suspension.

Limited edition fluted plinth is back. Plus, 15% off an additional LP12 upgrade with Urika II or new Lingo.
Purchase Urika II or new Lingo by 30th March and you have an exclusive opportunity to purchase a limited edition fluted plinth (per original LP12 design). Plus, you will qualify for 15% off an additional LP12 upgrade. T&Cs here.

We’ll be hosting a special event where you can hear these upgrades soon. Watch our Events page for details.

Happy Birthday LP12: the best yet.

Merry Christmas from Loud & Clear!

22nd December 2017

Welcome to our Twelve Days of Christmas; twelve special treats for music lovers; twelve of our favourite things.

You may well have seen these on emails and social media but for any you missed, here’s the final countdown of our 12 Christmas Treats:

12. A Chord Ethernet Cable
Controversial? Good. Because we need your attention, this is relevant to everybody who has a music streamer; and that is most of our customers. Your Ethernet cable makes a difference; a huge difference. We know, we’ve done the dem. From Chord Company C-Stream through Shawline, Epic, Signature, Sarum T to the jaw-dropping ChordMusic, each step delivers a major performance leap. Connect a Chord Company Ethernet cable to your streamer and you will, quite possibly, fall off your seat at the improvement it makes. Don’t believe it? Pop into the shop, its 5 minutes that may well change your life 😃.

11. Technics Ottava SC-070 music system
When space is tight, an all-in-one music system is a great solution. The Technics Ottava SC-070 all-in-one combines CD playback with DAB radio, high-res audio support and Bluetooth streaming, It may be compact, but the Ottava is notable for its wide sound-stage and open, spacious presentation. At £799, it may be one of the cheapest one-box systems we have, but it certainly doesn’t sound it.

10. Rega Research Neo power supply
Neo PSU is a standalone advanced turntable power supply; a perfect upgrade for RP3, Planar 3, RP6 and older Rega turntable owners. Neo reduces noise, improves speed stability and rotational speed accuracy, allows user controllable fine speed adjustment previously seen only in Rega’s reference RP10 and the convenience of electronic speed change. Sonically, a big improvement on its predecessor, TTPSU, and only £27 more. £225

9. Innuos Zen Mini music server
Complete music library management; Innuos Zen servers are the easiest and one of the best ways we have found so far to rip, store, manage and play your music collection. No need for a PC, slip a CD into your Innuos and 5 minutes later, out it pops, perfectly copied and stored losslessly, with all cover-art, artist and track information beautifully displayed on your screen, tablet or smartphone. Stores up to 4000 CDs, from £699

8. Rega Research Planar 2 turntable
Want to get back into your vinyl? Or are you just discovering the charms of analogue? Then really your only question finish – gloss black, white or red? Relaunched last year by Rega, the Planar 2 ‘plug ‘n’ play’ turntable is a thing of beauty and considerable quality; there isn’t a deck to touch Planar 2 for sound quality at this price-point. And it looks pretty awesome too. £375

7. Can You Feel The Force? The John Luongo Disco Mixes CD
From our very own Groove Line Records, a quite stonking double CD disco delight to really get those Christmas parties started! John Luongo, having forged an unparalleled reputation in his native city of Boston as a DJ, promoter and mixer at the vanguard of the disco movement, went on to deliver an unprecedented number of classic disco mixes. This double CD showcases the finest productions created by this pioneering and hugely influential DJ and mixer and is the very first collection of its kind. £15.

6. RHA MA750 wireless in-ear headphones
Premium metal construction, noise isolating, Aerophonic™ sophisticated design and accurate and balanced audio are some of the added benefits of the MA750 wireless earbud from Glasgow-based headphone specialists RHA Audio. Complete freedom of movement with Bluetooth aptX™ connectivity to any compatible device (including socketless iPhones!). Just £150

5. ARCAM rPhono phono stage
A pocket dynamo, the diminuitive size of this fantastic MC/MM phono preamplifier belies its punchy output. Amplifying the tiny signal from a cartridge is no mean feat but the rPhono does it in style. Whether you are looking to upgrade performance of your inbuilt pre-amplifier phono stage or adding a turntable into your set-up, for sheer audio quality and bang-for-buck, rPhono is our choice. £399

4. MOON by Sim Audio 2401 integrated amplifier

Our go-to stereo integrated amplifier, this powerhouse from Canadian giants MOON ticks all boxes. Every input you could need, including a moving magnet phono stage and digital connectivity (up to 24-bit/352.8 kHz and DSD 256), two channels of conservatively-rated 50W amplification, the 240i delivers performance and finesse of something far pricier. £1990

3. Sondek LP12 Service Gift Voucher

Ivor Tiefenburn MBE, great inventor of the Linn Sondek LP12, built this wonderful turntable to last and 45 years on, it most certainly has. But every machine needs servicing for optimum performance and when it comes to LP12s, we’re the experts. An LP12 Service Gift Voucher entitles the bearer to a full strip-down and meticulous rebuild of their cherished deck, renewing all perishable parts (springs, grommets, nuts et al), replacement bearing oil, speed-check, cartridge alignment and tonearm balancing, leaving your LP12 singing, no matter how old! £100

2. Naim Audio Uniti Star
This one-box music streamer is aptly named, it may well be Naim Audio’s new shining star. Play, rip, store and serve your treasured CD collection, stream and download music in high-resolution, choose from the international world of internet radio stations or a host of streaming services; all in traditional Naim high quality audio performance. £3499

and a cartridge in a pear tree…

1. Dynavector 10X5 MC cartridge
The 10X5 will extract musical detail from your vinyl that you just didn’t know was there. A brilliant all-rounder, the benchmark for high output moving coils and a firm favourite at Loud & Clear, you can even use it with a moving magnet phono stage. Crystal clear tunes and perfect timing, this is the best value cartridge we know. £499

Wishing all our friends, customers and colleagues a wonderful Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year!

Christmas Opening Hours

14th December 2017

Less than 2 weeks to go ’til the big day so we thought we’d let you know our opening times this Christmas:

Saturday 23rd December – 10am – 5pm
Sunday 24th December – Closed
Monday 25th December – Closed
Tuesday 26th December – Closed
Wednesday 27th December – Closed
Thursday 28th December – 10am – 6pm
Friday 29th December – 10am – 6pm
Saturday 30th December – 10am – 4pm
Sunday 31st December – Closed
Monday 1st January – Closed
Tuesday 2nd January – Closed
Wednesday 3rd January – back to normal, 10am – 6pm

Naim Price Increase 1st January 2018

5th December 2017

If you’re thinking of asking Santa for some Naim Audio equipment this Christmas, make sure you write your letter early😉.

Naim has announced it’s annual price increase will take effect from 1st January 2018, with an average 4% increase across the range. Any product ordered up to and including Saturday 30th December will be honoured at existing prices.

Please note the new Uniti by Naim range – Uniti Atom, Star, Nova and Core – and Mu-so range are unaffected by the increase.

 

A Christmas cracker from Linn

4th December 2017

Christmas in Waterfoot clearly comes early. Linn HQ have today announced a rather special early Christmas gift:

So an additional room of Linn DS audio for your home over the festive period and beyond. No more arguments with the kids over who gets control, you can settle down to Dr. Dre while they bounce around to Bing Crosby’s Christmas Greats😉.

Offer runs from today, 4th December for orders placed up to and including 26th January (delivery by 6th Feb).

 

What Hi-Fi? – Best 29 Products of 2017

17th November 2017

Following the announcement a few weeks ago of the 104 award winners for 2017, excitement surrounding this week’s  revelation of the What Hi-Fi? Best Products of 2017 had reached fever-pitch.

Well, the waiting is over. Here they are:

What Hi-Fi? Best 29 Products of 2017

Well deserved awards for lots of our favourites on demonstration here in the shop, including:

Why not pop in and see if you agree with the judges?

 

Shop Closure Day – Tuesday 7th November

31st October 2017

Inspired by the sparkling new premises of our sister store, Loud & Clear Edinburgh, the Glasgow shop will be closing the doors for a few days this weekend for a good old-fashioned clear-out.

Success is lovely, but it has made us grow in every direction… and not always tidily. So we need to free up a little behind-the-scenes space in time for Christmas. To minimise inconvenience to our dear customers, we’ll be working our socks off this Sunday and Monday, but will also need to close the store on Tuesday 7th November to finish off.

We will reopen as normal on Wednesday 8th November at 10am, all clean, shiny and spacious.

Rega Planar 6 and Ania MC – a perfect pairing

15th September 2017

“a wonderfully refined, articulate and precise turntable that’s lovely to listen to”

What Hi-fi’s verdict on this delightful pairing from Rega Research, UK manufacturer of some of the best turntables we know.

Planar 6 was launched to universal accolades last month, a turntable of such high quality engineering, it really deserves to be paired with the highest quality of cartridge. Step up Rega, who are offering this deck at a special package price of £1398 with their own precision Moving Coil cartridge, Ania.

Throw in Rega’s new competitvely priced moving coil phono stage, Fono MC (£248) and you have spectacular turntable system for well under £1700.

A Great British victory.

Naim Muso cashback offer

14th September 2017

Naim Audio likes to give something back. So, perhaps to celebrate the success of the new Uniti range, is offering it’s customers money back in their pockets for purchasing one of Naim’s wireless lifestyle Mu-so systems. This one is as straightforward as it gets:

– Buy a Mu-so before 2nd October 2017 and receive £75 cashback from Naim

– Buy a Mu-so Qb before 2nd October 2017 and receive £50 cashback from Naim

That’s a good few months subscription to TIDAL, Spotify or Qobuz, or up to a dozen album downloads. Or a nice meal out… you choose!

We have both in stock, so come on in.

Geek Like Me – Loud & Clear’s weekly guides on how to enjoy your music more.

8th September 2017

Episode III:  WiFi Woes and Wonders

Geek Like Me – Loud & Clear’s weekly guides on how to enjoy your music more.

1st September 2017

Episode II:  Beats and PCs – the pursuit of perfect digital music.

Geek Like Me – Loud & Clear’s weekly guides on how to enjoy your music more.

25th August 2017

Episode I Music on the move – streaming in your car

 

 

Uniti by Naim – now shipping!

24th July 2017

Today’s the day! After months of extended licensing, testing and approval challenges, Naim Audio are finally in a position to ship the long awaited and much anticipated Uniti by Naim range, starting today with the Atom.

Uniti Atom is a beautiful, compact multi-source music player that will seduce you with its amazing sound quality and outstanding feature-set. Its 40-watt integrated amplifier and high-resolution music streaming capabilities will fill your home with stunning high-fidelity sound. Perfect as a high-end main system or for use in the kitchen or study, where space is at a premium; just add speakers. The Naim App for iOS and Android combines all of your music sources in one place, making it easy to access with a simple finger swipe.

We will have this little beauty in the next few days, book a dem now.

Rega Planar 6 – UK Hi-fi’s worst kept secret unveiled

18th July 2017

First we had 2016’s revamped Planar 3, quickly followed by Planar 2 and Planar 1, so much anticipation surrounded the next new Rega turntable last year. They’ve made us wait for it but now at last we can unveil the all new Rega Research Planar 6 and Neo PSU.

Built around the hugely successful RP8 and RP10, Planar 6 is the first new Rega turntable to be constructed with an ultra lightweight foam core plinth. This material is sandwiched between a new HPL (high pressure laminate) which is exceptionally thin but extremely rigid and presented in a stunning matt Polaris grey finish with high gloss polymer, black edge trim. The Planar 6 now benefits from a single piece, machined aluminum sub-platter and custom drive pulley fitted with the Rega upgrade drive belt as standard.

Planar 6 is supplied with the brand new Neo PSU power supply, which uses the RP10 DSP generator built upon a high stability crystal. The DSP generator will divide the accurate signal from the crystal to the exact frequency required to turn the platter at the selected speed. The DSP generator will also produce a near perfect sinusoidal waveform to drive the motor. This, along with an efficient drive amplifier, generates a 24V AC balanced signal of less than 0.15% distortion, which is completely unaffected by any changes in the mains/line voltage and conditions.

Key Features:

NEO power supply.
Super lightweight foam core plinth.
Plinth laminate: New Polaris HPL (high pressure laminate). Non-marking matt finish scratch resistant high rigidity skin.
Available in one finish ‘Polaris Grey’ matt finish with high gloss black polymer edge trim.
Upgrade white drive belt fitted as standard.
Custom dual layer smoked / clear float glass platter.
Single piece aluminium sub platter.
Custom machined high precision drive pulley.
Patent pending, ultra-low friction central brass hub.
Rega’s double brace technology, with integral custom matched aluminium tonearm and hub pillars to ensure maximum rigidity and accuracy.
RB330 handmade precision tonearm with custom stainless weight.
New high spec Rega 24v low noise synchronous motor – each motor matched by hand to its own NEO PSU ensuring optimum anti-vibration control.
New smoked dust cover.
New aluminium foot trims and Planar style feet.
Available with Ania MC cartridge factory fitted.

Innuos ZEN – The Art of Serving Music

7th July 2017

We have been selling and installing music streaming systems for over 10 years now and we’ve seen (and tried) every method of ripping and storing CD libraries. But nothing we have experienced compares to Innuos ZEN.

For simplicity, practicality, flexibility and performance, Innous ZEN servers are streets ahead. In short, nothing makes it easier to listen to your music collection.

The ZEN range – Zen Mini, Zen and Zenith MkII (with incremental improvements in audiophile performance)- provide a rock solid, incredibly simple way to rip, store and playback your CD library. Lossless ripping, easy editing of album data (including artwork) and full library back-up without needing a PC/Mac are additional bonuses.

Innuos will serve any music streamer on the market and runs its own proprietary operating system – InnuOS – and features many intelligent features to help organise your music library. Storage size can be specified from 1TB (2000 CDs) up

So for hassle-free, perfectly lossless CD copying and storage, look no further.

Linn end service support for CD players

6th July 2017

All good things must eventually come to an end and for Linn, the era of the CD player is over.

It’s been 8 years since Linn stopped producing CD players and they have now announced the end of service support for these legacy products. That includes all CD players – Genki, Ikemi, Akurate, etc.- as well as Unidisk and Classik products.

It’s not all bad news though. With Linn’s summer promotion, The Great Exchange, you can exchange your Linn CD player, or preamplifier, for a fixed discount off a new Linn product, up to £2000. And the old player doesn’t even have to be working! Until 31st August, receive:

£2000 against any Klimax product
£1000 against any Akurate product
£500 against any Majik product

in The Great Exchange.

The Great Exchange from Linn

4th July 2017

Up to £2000 off a Linn product? Yes please.

This year’s summer promotion from Linn has just started and is a cracker. The Great Exchange allows you to trade in your old Linn cd player or pre-amplifier for a fixed discount off any* new Linn product:

The promo runs from 3rd July until 31st August so don’t delay, bring your old Linn in today!

*exceptions – Majik loudspeakers, Exakt only DSM and Exaktbox sub

 

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