Format Wars – A New Hope

Saturday 12th October, 12pm & 2pm

Has your enjoyment of music diminished as lossy compression has prevailed? Do you find that you’re turning it down, rather than up? Maybe you’re wondering why you’re not as excited at trying new stuff as you used to be?

Then there’s a strong chance that what you’re listening to has been…. Killed By Compression!

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It’s Rega Day – new Planar 10, new Aethos amp, and everything else in between!

Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd November

Welcome to Rega Day – showcasing the stunning new reference turntable, Planar 10, alongside new Aethos reference integrated amplifier.

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Welcome Bowers & Wilkins

Thursday 7th November, 7pm

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Loud & Clear Glasgow are now B&W 800 Series authorised retailers. And to celebrate our new partnership we are hosting a rather special launch evening at Hotel Du Vin on Thursday, 7th November.

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The Blue Nile – Remastered

Saturday 23rd November, 11am - 5pm NB this will now be the ORIGINAL ALBUM playback, the remaster has been delayed, sorry

It’s been a long time coming – 35 years in fact – but seminal Scottish artists The Blue Nile have remastered their first three albums for release on 180-gram vinyl on November 22nd. We think that’s reason enough to celebrate, throw in the fact that Hats is 30 years old this month and we have grounds for a full-blown vinyl party!

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The Playlist with Linn

Loud & Clear, Thursday 29th August, 7pm EXTRA SESSION ADDED 5.30pm

Take your seats for an unmissable evening of music featuring a selection of the world’s greatest-sounding tracks, presented on a hand-crafted, precision-engineered LINN music system. No matter the artist, no matter the genre, you will discover remarkable detail within each song, experiencing hidden complexities like never before. How good can music really sound? Join us to find out.

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Simply Streaming… Music Streaming for Beginners

Saturday 31st August, 12pm & 3pm

You’ve heard about it, some of your friends are doing it and apparently it can be very good… better even than CDs. But just what is music streaming? How do you go about it? And what do you do with all those CDs you’ve collected?!

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Linn Factory Tour

Friday 4th October, 10am - 4pm

Ever wondered what goes on inside Linn? Here’s your chance to find out.

Loud & Clear’s own Linn oracle, George, will accompany a lucky few customers on a Linn factory tour to discover what it takes to make the world’s best music systems.

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Linn Lounge presents Stevie Wonder

Thursday 10th October at Linn Factory, 7pm

Join us for Linn Lounge presents Stevie Wonder and hear the unique rhythms, poignant lyrics and unforgettable melodies of this true innovator in the highest quality available – on a Linn music system in Studio Master. With labels such as child prodigy, Motown star, electronic pioneer and political activist, it’s no surprise he’s produced some of the most enduring music of the century.

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Simply Streaming… Music Streaming for Beginners

Saturday 5th October, 12pm & 3pm

You’ve heard about it, some of your friends are doing it and apparently it can be very good… better even than CDs. But just what is music streaming? How do you go about it? And what do you do with all those CDs you’ve collected?!

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Simply Streaming… Music Streaming for Beginners

Saturday 20th July, 12pm & 3pm

You’ve heard about it, some of your friends are doing it and apparently it can be very good… better even than CDs. But just what is music streaming? How do you go about it? And what do you do with all those CDs you’ve collected?!

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Linn Factory Tour

Friday 31st May 10am - 4pm

Ever wondered what goes on inside Linn? Here’s your chance to find out.

Loud & Clear’s own Linn oracle, George, will accompany a lucky few customers on a Linn factory tour to discover what it takes to make the world’s best music systems.

 

 

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The Playlist with Linn

At Loud & Clear, Thursday 6th June, from 5.30pm

Take your seats for an unmissable evening of music featuring a selection of the world’s greatest-sounding tracks, presented on a hand-crafted, precision-engineered LINN music system. No matter the artist, no matter the genre, you will discover remarkable detail within each song, experiencing hidden complexities like never before. How good can music really sound? Join us to find out.

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Linn Factory Tour

Friday 26th July, 10am - 4pm

Ever wondered what goes on inside Linn? Here’s your chance to find out.

Loud & Clear’s own Linn oracle, George, will accompany a lucky few customers on a Linn factory tour to discover what it takes to make the world’s best music systems.

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Simply Streaming… Music Streaming for Beginners

Saturday 18th May, 12pm & 3pm

You’ve heard about it, some of your friends are doing it and apparently it can be very good… better even than CDs. But just what is music streaming? How do you go about it? And what do you do with all those CDs you’ve collected?!

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Simply Streaming… Music Streaming for Beginners

At Loud & Clear, Saturday 6th April, 1pm & 3.30pm

You’ve heard about it, some of your friends are doing it and apparently it can be very good… better even than CDs. But just what is music streaming? How do you go about it? And what do you do with all those CDs you’ve collected?!

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dCS Bartok and Innuos Zenith Statement Product Launch Evening

Thursday 18th April, from 5pm

dCS (Data Conversion Systems) has a long and prestigious history in designing and manufacturing the very best digital music sources.

Innuos music servers provide rock solid, hassle-free, perfectly lossless CD copying and storage, with no sacrifice in sound quality.

A perfect match then to launch two excellent new products: dCS Bartók DAC and Innuos Zenith Statement.

And as if that wasn’t enough, we’ll have the Gryphon Diablo 120 integrated amplifier and Focal Sopra No.2s completing the system.

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Wired to the MOON? Moon 780D v2, Moon 700i v2 + Nordost

Friday 26th & Saturday 27th April

It’s a triple product launch weekend at Loud & Clear on Friday 26th & Saturday 27th April.

We have two stonking new heavyweights from MOON by Simaudio – the 700i v2 integrated amplifier and 780D v2 streaming DAC – as well as cables from US masters Nordost.

Join us to hear what this exceptional combination can achieve. We will be running back-to-back demonstrations of the 700i v2 and 780D v2 with a full Nordost cable loom on Friday evening from 5pm til 8pm and on Saturday from 12pm – 5pm. It’s also another chance to hear one of the stars of Scotland’s Fynest – Fyne Audio’s F702 loudspeakers which will complete the system.

Experts from MOON and Nordost will be on hand to explain the technicalities and for comparative demonstrations; tell us what you’d like to compare and we’ll do our best to accommodate.

 

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Seán Kerr Photography pop-up exhibition and shop

In store until end May '19

We’re delighted to have a pop-up exhibition from Seán Kerr Photography  here in the Glasgow store until the end of May – ‘The Wonder of Harris’.

Seán has been kind enough to let us show off a range of images from “The Wonder of Harris” – with both prints and panels available to purchase, from £40.

Do pop in for a browse, open dail Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm.

 

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ProAc K3 Loudspeaker launch

Thursday 14th March, 5pm - 8pm

Come along to hear the latest in ProAc UK’s flagship ‘K’ range of loudspeakers – K3. The K Series is the pinnacle of ProAc’s high-end speaker development over the brand’s 40 year history.

And at £9,750 in standard veneers, the K3 is the first K Series model under £10,000 in ProAc’s flagship range. Well worth popping in for a listen. We’ll be joined by David from ProAc on the evening… to answer any questions we can’t!

 

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Lola In Slacks in-store single pre-launch

Saturday 23rd February, 1pm - 5pm

Loud & Clear is thrilled to bits to welcome Glasgow’s own louche bohemians, Lola in Slacks to the store on Saturday 23rd February for an exclusive in-store pre-launch of their new single ‘Postscript in Blue’.

Lola In Slacks first ever 7″ vinyl release – A side Postscript in Blue, B side Little Vandal – will be playing back-to-back in our dem room from 1pm until 5pm on our reference vinyl system.

And band members Lou, Brian, Lesley and Fiona, along with producer Gordon Keen will be here too for a meet-and-greet. Signed copies of the single will be exclusively available to buy, prior to the official live launch at Websters on Saturday 2nd March. (and anything else you want signed😉).

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Scotland’s Fynest – FYNE AUDIO loudspeakers, Sean Kerr photography, Loch Fyne Oysters and Loch Fyne Whiskies

Thursday 24th January, 5pm - 8pm

On Burns Night Eve, we’re bringing together some of Scotland’s ‘fynest’ in a celebration of homegrown talent. Fyne Audio loudspeakers, Seán Kerr Photography, Loch Fyne Oysters and Loch Fyne Whiskies, with a little bit of Linn thrown in.

 

 

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Spare Snare vinyl album playback of ‘Sounds’ recorded by Steve Albini

Thursday 22nd November, from 6pm

We always like a bit of local talent in the shop, so are delighted to welcome Spare Snare and Chemikal Underground on Thursday 22nd November for a vinyl album playback evening of the excellent ‘Sounds’.

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Go wireless with RHA Audio – earbud evaluation evening

Thursday 13th December from 5.30pm

Glasgow’s own RHA Audio push the boundaries of headphone design and transform the way we interact with sound and technology. Disenchanted by the abundance of poor, mass-produced, plastic accessories, RHA set out to design and engineer high quality, functional yet affordable earphones.

RHA has nailed that with TrueConnect – a completely wireless earbud combining style, subtle design, excellent audio quality and intuitive control – at only £150 a pair.

And that’s not all, with the revolutionary CL2, RHA bring audiophile planar magnetic technology to in-ear headphones for the first time.

Come along and audition both at our RHA open evening on Thursday 13th December.

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Linn Selekt DSM Launch

Tuesday 23rd October, 5.30pm & 7.00pm

Linn started making the iconic Sondek LP12 45 years ago. Its modularity and upgradable nature have been key to its enduring appeal. Linn has now applied this concept to a brand new network music player: Selekt DSM.

 

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Loud & Clear with Nordoff Robbins present… A Day At The Races

Sunday 14th October

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.

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