Simply Streaming… Music Streaming for Beginners

Saturday 2nd December, 12pm & 3pm BOTH SESSIONS FULL

Learn…with Loud & Clear due to popular demand, Simply Streaming… is back.

For nearly ten years we’ve been extolling the virtues of music streaming.  With an explosive rise in high resolution content and and the commensurate fall in cost of ownership you might now be considering taking the plunge. Join us at Loud & Clear and we’ll demystify the world of digital streaming; we’ll show you how to rip your CD collection in lossless quality, store your entire library on a device the size of a shoe-box and download music new and old at “studio master” quality.  We’ll also explore the wealth of online music subscription services and free internet radio stations. And we’ll do it all over a coffee, tea, beer or wine, in a simple, friendly and informal gathering.

 

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Two-Tone Extravaganza with Subversion Gallery & The Specials’ Horace Panter

Thursday 23rd November, 6-9pm

From pop star to pop artist…

Loud & Clear are thrilled to be welcoming the legendary Horace Panter of The Specials to our store for an evening of great art and top tunes.

Our co-hosts for the evening are Subversion Gallery, Glasgow’s own pop & urban art specialists who will help us transform 520 St. Vincent Street into a two-tone art gallery for the evening. Amongst the works on show will be Horace’s iconic ‘Cassette” series and Horace himself will host a Q&A at the event, so pencils at the ready!

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Naim Uniti Range Launch

Thursday 9th (5pm-8pm) & Saturday 11th November (12pm-5pm)

We’re ready!

Naim Audio’s eagerly-awaited new Uniti range is here in it’s entirety – Atom, Star, Nova and Core – and we are ready for launch. So come and join us to hear what all the fuss is about. And for your chance to win a Naim Qb wireless music system!

The Uniti family has been creating quite a stir in the Hi-fi world and we want to show you why. Uniti Atom has just been awarded What Hi-fi’s ultimate accolade – Best Hi-Fi system – and the range is now ‘Roon Ready‘ which means Uniti owners can use simply the best music browsing experience we know.

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Innuos Zen, The Art of Serving Music

Thursday 2nd November, 5pm - 8pm

Since digital music streamers first arrived in high end audio over a decade ago, we’ve seen numerous methods of ripping, storing and managing music collections. Some present musical information beautifully but have major limitations, some function well but have clunky interfaces and some just don’t work.

But Innuos have turned this challenge into an art form; complete music library management.

For simplicity, practicality, flexibility and performance, Innous ZEN servers are streets ahead.

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Listen Louder & Clearer with Linn DS

2pm & 4pm, Saturday 30th September

Join us for a simple introduction to digital music streaming from Linn and discover just how good your music can sound.

Compare Linn CD quality to Linn DS quality (prepare to be gobsmacked!), discover just what you need to stream the highest quality music at home (not as much as you think) and hear the jumps in performance through Linn’s various systems.

Above all, it’s your chance to indulge yourself in some beautiful musical performances, with a cup of tea or a glass of wine.

We’ll have sessions at 2pm and 4pm, lasting around an hour (90 minutes maximum) each.

 

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Simply Streaming… Music Streaming for Beginners

Saturday 9th September, 12pm

Learn…with Loud & Clear due to popular demand, Simply Streaming… is back.

For nearly ten years we’ve been extolling the virtues of music streaming.  With an explosive rise in high resolution content and and the commensurate fall in cost of ownership you might now be considering taking the plunge. Join us at Loud & Clear and we’ll demystify the world of digital streaming; we’ll show you how to rip your CD collection in lossless quality, store your entire library on a device the size of a shoe-box and download music new and old at “studio master” quality.  We’ll also explore the wealth of online music subscription services and free internet radio stations. And we’ll do it all over a coffee, tea, beer or wine, in a simple, friendly and informal gathering.

 

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Pink Floyd at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Monday 11th September, 7pm

On Monday 11th September, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall will be opening its doors to the public for its first Doors Open Day, conducting guided tours throughout the building in what promises to be a momentous day… culminating in an equally momentous evening!

For one night only, you are invited on stage in the GRCH main auditorium for an evening to celebrate Pink Floyd’s seminal debut album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.

Author John Cavanagh will discuss his book, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, exploring the band’s earliest days and painting a vivid picture of how this remarkable album was created.

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Elton John Linn Lounge @ ANTA Glasgow

7pm, Tuesday 22nd August

Join Loud & Clear and Linn for what promises to be the most colourful of Linn Lounges

Hear Elton John in the stunning surroundings of Anta’s Glasgow showroom and take a trip down the yellow brick road of rock ‘n’ roll in the highest quality available – on a Linn system in Studio Master.

Hear the stories behind his day-glo costumes, comedy glasses and the incredible tracks that means he’s still standing 300 million record sales later.

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Simply Streaming… Music Streaming for Beginners

Thursday 27th July at 6pm and Saturday 29th July at 12pm & 3pm

Learn…with Loud & Clear due to popular demand, some more dates for Simply Streaming…

Join us at Loud & Clear and we’ll demystify the world of digital streaming; we’ll show you how to rip your CD collection in lossless quality, store your entire library on a device the size of a shoe-box and download music new and old at “studio master” quality.  We’ll also explore the wealth of online music subscription services and free internet radio stations. And we’ll do it all over a coffee, tea, beer or wine, in a simple, friendly and informal gathering.

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Technics SL1200 – A Legend Reincarnated

Thursday 22nd June, from 5.30pm

Few products in the history of hi-fi attract quite the legendary status that Technics SL-1200 turntables do. DJs and analogue purists the world over have spent 40 years raving about these decks and now we have the opportunity to do it all again with Technics’ new SL-1200G and SL-1200GR.

To celebrate the legend reincarnated, we’re hosting a Technics showcase in the shop. We’ll have the two new decks, banging tunes, DJ superstars and probably some beer and nibbles too.

We will be playing two double sets at this event – the SL-1200G (G for Grand) on the main stage in one demo room and the SL-1200GR (the little brother), in another.

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Bandstand Cinema Club with Loud & Clear

Monday 5th - Thursday 8th June

Loud & Clear are delighted to be teaming up with this year’s Bandstand Cinema Club in Kelvingrove to bring a week of open air cinema, tasty street food, craft beers & cocktails under the stars at Glasgow’s treasured Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre.

We’ll be providing some awesome audio-visual gear to help bring the movie experience to life. A high-end blu-ray player and Arcam Of Cambridge‘s reference AVR860 processor will deliver full 7.1 surround sound.

Eight cracking films, four double-bill movie evenings, from Monday 5th June to Thursday 8th in Glasgow’s treasured Kelvingrove Park Bandstand and Amphitheatre. Don’t miss it!

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Simply Streaming… Music Streaming for Beginners

RESCHEDULED DATES Thursday 11th May 2017, 6pm & Saturday 13th May 2017, 12pm & 3pm

Learn…with Loud & Clear returns with one of our most popular sessions to date, Simply Streaming…

For nearly ten years we’ve been extolling the virtues of music streaming.  With an explosive rise in high resolution content and and the commensurate fall in cost of ownership you might now be considering taking the plunge.  Join us at Loud & Clear and we’ll demystify the world of digital streaming; we’ll show you how to rip your CD collection in lossless quality, store your entire library on a device the size of a shoe-box and download music new and old at “studio master” quality.  We’ll also explore the wealth of online music subscription services and free internet radio stations.  And we’ll do it all over a coffee in a simple, friendly and informal gathering.

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Night In… at The Movies

Thursday 1st June, 5pm - 8.30pm

4k – Ultra HD – Dolby Atmos… What’s it all About?

The tech jargon and buzzwords surrounding the world of home cinema can be bewildering. When all you really want is to bring The Movies to your home – to immerse yourself in a captivating cinematic experience with spectacular visuals and sound to match. Don’t know if you need 4k? or Dolby Atmos? or Ultra HD? or a projector? That’s where we come in.

Join us for an evening of film entertainment and education. We will demystify the buzzwords and hype – with movie clips, mesmerising sounds and as much (or little) technical explanation as you want as we demonstrate some of the truly outstanding home cinema systems around.

Book your place

 

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Goldmund – £65,000 Wireless Wonder

Saturday 1st April

This is no April Fool – this is Goldmund at Loud & Clear.

Swiss manufacturer Goldmund have been producing DSP (Digital Signal Processing) loudspeakers for over 20 years. And its clear to see they do things their own way!
 
So we are delighted to be demonstrating their ProLogos Wireless – the most dynamic speaker ever produced by Goldmund – accompanied by Goldmund Memesis on Saturday 1st April.
 
Get in touch if you’d like to hear something truly extraordinary.

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Linn Lounge: Michael Jackson @ ANTA Glasgow

Tuesday 18th April, 7pm

Join us in the beautiful surroundings of Anta’s Glasgow showroom for Linn Lounge presents Michael Jackson. We’ll be listening to the ‘King of Pop’ in the highest quality available – on a Linn system in Studio Master. Hear how he went from childhood star to thrilling audiences with his eye-popping dance moves and discover the stories behind his chart-topping hits that shaped the face of music in the ‘70s and ‘80s.

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Coming up in 2017

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We’re all event-ed out for 2017; time to concentrate on Christmas mayhem.

Stay tuned for our 2018 schedule in the New Year!

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Goodbye Turntable. Hello LP12.

Saturday 14th January 2017

Join us to hear more music from the groove of a record than you ever thought was possible.

Relax with a drink as you listen to your favourite tracks on a Linn LP12, the benchmark against which any serious turntable is judged. You’ll hear the stories behind this iconic product and be able to marvel in the timeless design and upgradable architecture that has been precision engineered and refined over the last four decades.

We will guide you through each component range – the deck itself, whether with standard sub-chassis, kore or keel and tonearm, cartridge, power supply and phono stage options.

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PERIPATETIC – Around the world in Photography

Thursday 8th December, 5-8pm ** Exhibition running in-store until Tuesday 20th December **

An art event? At Loud & Clear? Well…it is Christmas after all, anything goes.

As a little early festive soiree and part of our ongoing 20th anniversary celebrations, we invite you to an informal evening of culture – art, music, mince pies and mulled wine. And some Christmas gift ideas too.

On Thursday 8th December, we will be welcoming local artist and photographer, Reuben Paris, to display his awe-inspiring Peripatetic exhibition.

After the 8th, the exhibition will remain on show in-store until Tuesday 20th December.

 

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Journey to the High End with YG and MOON

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

Thanks to all who came along last Thursday to our Journey to the High End and for making it such an enjoyable evening. As promised, below is the track listing from YG’s demonstration disc:

1.) Alfie – Jane Monheit
2.) Le Nozze Di Figaro, Act 4 – Mozart/Rene Jacob
3.) With You I Am Born Again – Jimmy Cobb Quartet
4.) Missa Criolla – Ramírez/Sosa
5.) Blues in the Basement – Lalo Schifrin w/Ray Brown
6.) Thanks to You – Boz Scaggs
7.) Gnomus – Mussorgsky/Jean Guillou
8.) Dance to the Drummer Again – Cassandra Wilson
9.) Trouble’s What Your In – Fink
10.) I Loved Another Woman – Henrik Freischlader
11.) High Water Everywhere – Joe Bonamassa
12.) Bass & Drum Intro – Nils Lofgren
13.) Respighi: Belkis, Queen of Sheba – War Dance
14) Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring – The Sacrifice

John Carroll’s tracks were:
1) Natalie Merchant – The Man in the Wilderness
2) Gregory Porter – Liquid Spirit
3) September in Montreal – Anne Bisson

Check our Facebook page for some photos from the night.

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Linn Lounge: The Beatles

Thursday 1st December, 6.30pm

Loud & Clear in collaboration with John Dick & Son invite you to an evening listening to the best-selling band of all time in the highest quality available – on a Linn system in Studio Master.

Hear the magic of each song exactly as it was recorded and discover how four young lads from Liverpool sent the world into a frenzy, revolutionising the world of pop.

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Linn Lounge: Fleetwood Mac

Thursday 27th October, 6.30pm

Loud & Clear in collaboration with John Dick & Son invite you to discover the legendary music of Fleetwood Mac in the highest quality available – on a Linn music system in Studio Master.

And what better surroundings to enjoy their musical story than in the stylish luxury of Glasgow’s premium furniture experts, John Dick & Son, just a couple of miles from where Linn’s hand-built products are made in their own legendary Waterfoot factory. Sumptuous sounds on a sumptuous system in sumptuous surroundings.

Visit Linn’s event page here to book tickets.

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Phornography…

Saturday 8th October, 12pm & 3pm

X-Rated Turntables and Paraphernalia

For analogue adults only…. we explore the weird and wonderful world of esoteric turntables and their accoutrements. Here’s a few of the exhibits we’ll have for your vinyl listening pleasure:

  • Tangerine Stiletto machined-from-solid aluminium plinth and top-plate for Linn Sondek LP12.
    One of the most talked-about and anticipated LP12 upgrades in years, making it’s debut in Scotland. This will truly transform the performance from your LP12. Designer and all-round LP12 guru, Mr. Derek Jenkins, will be here modelling the Stiletto.

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Applewood Road Vinyl Playback

Thursday 21st July, 7pm

Listen…with Loud & Clear returns with a quite exquisite album – Applewood Road Vinyl Playback.

Recorded around a single microphone in a vintage all-analogue studio in Nashville, by 3 female singer songwriters – Emily Barker (Linn Records), Amber Rubarth and Amy Speace – whose voices blend together in breathtaking musical harmony to produce elegant, timeless, original music with stripped down instrumentation. Applewood Road is a glorious album which immediately garnered 5 star reviews across the globe.

Telegraph ★★★★★
Q ★★★★
Daily Mail ★★★★
Daily Mirror ★★★★
Songwriting Magazine ★★★★
Maverick ★★★★

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Cables, Tables and Fables…

Can cables and tables really transform your system’s performance?

Yes. And yes. Come along and we’ll show you how. It may not be the sexiest part of your HiFi system, but the cabling you use throughout (from mains leads to interconnects to speaker cable) can make an enormous difference to your system’s overall performance. As can the furniture you stand it on.

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Naim Mu-sings

Saturday 10th September, 10am - 5pm

An Open Day to celebrate and explore the wealth of audio options available from this iconic British brand.

Since the advent of their NDX network music player we’ve seen a procession of fine streaming solutions from Naim Audio. Built on a common platform and so allowing multiple streams in multiple rooms, Naim’s portfolio includes maximum performance source­-only streamers, integrated streaming pre-amplifiers, one ­box systems and now, Mu-so and Mu-so Qb – complete, wireless music systems, creating exciting possibilities for music all around your home.

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