Hi-fi news

Totem Kin Mini Loudspeakers

27th November 2014

It’s been a long time since we received a new small loudspeaker from Totem, and in the Kin Mini they have a real star at only £449.

Measuring just 9 inches tall, the Kin is rather petite, with the considerable attraction of being able to place these in areas other speakers wouldn’t fit, and still get a remarkably large soundstage for such a size of speaker. They are flexible in where they are positioned for maximum imaging.

These funky little loudspeakers are available in white or black satin, both Edinburgh and Glasgow stores have the Kin Mini on demonstration now.

For more information see the Totem website >>

If you want a little more on the bass side, there is also a Kin subwoofer too.



Devialet at Loud & Clear

30th January 2015

Both Loud & Clear stores, Edinburgh & Glasgow now have Devialet on permanent demonstration.

Why not book to test one of these fantastic looking and sounding groundbreaking systems. We have available the 120, the 200 and can also set up the Ensemble system with the Atohm GT1 speakers (pictured in our Edinburgh store) or a mighty 800 dual mono system for the high-end audiophile.

Native DSD from MOON

12th November 2014

We are delighted to announce the arrival of the MOON 380DSD. This new DAC from MOON offers the facility to play DSD files which can be delivered direct to the DAC chip in native format via USB. Please call in to the Edinburgh store and speak to John to find out more about the advantages of this system over the more conventional DSD over DOP, for the real fans of the DSD format.

New KEF Reference range on Demo

19th August 2014

Loud & Clear Edinburgh are delighted to announce that we are the only dealer in the UK to have the brand new KEF Reference series on demo. We have all three models, Reference 1, Reference 3 & Reference 5.

Please contact us to book a listen at the Edinburgh listening facility at The Mill.

0131 555 3963



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 >>



Meridian Prime Headphone Amplifier

12th December 2013

After the huge success of the Explorer DAC, Meridian have turned their attention to the headphone amplifier; with the release of the Prime. With so many of us turning to quality headphones, it makes sense to feed them with a dedicated amplifier.

Prime has Meridian DNA running right the way through: with the high quality sound designed by Bob Stuart and chassis design by Allen Boothroyd. Its looks are recognisably Meridian, so fitting into any of their systems or if it’s your first time, adding a new piece of iconic hi-fi design and engineering into your space.

With three inputs: USB asynchronous input for computer audio, 2 x RCA analogue, and 3.5mm to enable phones and tablets to be connected.

Based on years of Bob Stuart’s research in the science of psychoacoustics, the Meridian Prime Headphone Amplifier also features new, proprietary Meridian audio processing technology called ‘ASP’, or Analogue Spatial Processing, to provide “outside the head” listening through headphones to make the experience more like listening to a pair of loudspeakers in the room.

It can also be improved upon with the addition of Prime Power Supply, for those that want the ultimate headphone experience.

Prime Headphone Amplifier – £1,200
Prime Power Suppler – £800

For more information check the Meridian website >>

Pop into Edinburgh or Glasgow for a demonstration.






Headphones at Loud & Clear

4th December 2013

Both stores are stocking some fantastic headphones at the moment.

You’ll find STAX, HiFiMAN and KEF in Edinburgh and Glasgow; plus some extras from Grado and Sennheiser in Glasgow

Here’s a run down on what you can find in each store in December:


STAX SRS4170 Signature system (SR-407 Headphones and SRM006tS energiser) – £1,695

HiFiMAN HE-300 – £270

KEF M500 – £249

STAX SRS3170 Classic system (SR307 Headphones and SRM323S Energiser) – £1,195

HiFiMAN HE-6 – £950
HiFiMAN HE-400 – £395

KEF M500 – £249

Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear – £169.95

Plus most of the Grado range, which has just seen a big cut to the retail price:

Grado SR60i – £79.95
Grado SR80i – £99.95
Grado SR125i – £149.95
Grado SR325is – £299.95

We can assist in supplying other models from these suppliers, as we can’t stock every product.

Pop into either store and we’ll make sure you get the right headphone for how you listen to music.

We also do a range of different headphone amplifiers, but that’s for another post.




Integrated Amplifiers at Loud & Clear – MOON, Rega, Primare & Naim

29th August 2013

When you don’t want to take up too much space, and a two box amplifier is out of the question, then there are plenty of integrated amplifiers that can satisfy any budget, without sacrificing audio quality.

Both stores stock a broad range of integrated amplifiers with core brands MOON and Rega to be found in both Edinburgh and Glasgow. Each store has their own specialist brands with Edinburgh also featuring Primare and Glasgow the full range of Naim Audio.

MOON by Sim Audio – Edinburgh & Glasgow

Moon have just given their integrated amplifier range a total overhaul with a new name too – Neo.

Neo 250i – £1,890

Neo 340i starting from £3,525 – optional extras include: a phono stage, DAC and balanced input stage.

The MOON Evolution range is where you’ll find their reference amplifiers with two integrated models proving that you don’t need to have a separate pre and power to obtain exceptional performance.

Evolution 600i – £6,450

Evolution 700i – £9,450

Rega – Edinburgh & Glasgow

Rega have provided us with one of our biggest sellers with their Brio-R amplifier. This is a fantastic starting point for anyone wanting to own a proper hi-fi amplifier without breaking the bank. Rega have recently brought out a revamped Elicit-R too.

Brio-R – £498

Elicit-R – £1,598

Primare – Edinburgh

The Edinburgh store have always loved the sound of Primare, and it’s not easy to understand why. Fabulously well made amplifiers from Scandinavia. Both models stocked have options to add internal upgrades: either a DAC in the I22 or media board that turns the I32 into a full digital streamer.

I22 – £1,250 or £1,590 with integrated DAC

I32 – £2,200 or £3,150 with media board that incorporates a full digital streamer

Naim Audio – Glasgow

Naim have been a core product in the Glasgow store since we opened in 1996. One of the UK’s most renowned hi-fi manufacturers. They have been upgrading their product range massively over the last little while, and remain focused on delivering world leading performance from their hi-fi products.

NAIT 5si – £925

NAIT XS 2 – £1,595

SUPERNAIT 2 – £2,750

All these products will give you many years of musical enjoyment. Get in touch with either store to arrange a demonstration or pop in and have a chat about your requirements.



ProAc Response D30R Loudspeakers

22nd August 2013

We always look forward to listening to a new speaker from ProAc – one of the UK’s foremost audiophile loudspeaker manufacturers.

The new addition to the Response series, the D30Rs, are every bit as good as we imagined they’d be, and at a price point that we hadn’t had from ProAc before.

We have taken the model with the ribbon tweeter; the same tweeter fitted to the larger D40 speaker. There’s also technology to be found in the carbon fibre drive units which is derived from ProAc’s statement Carbon Pro 8s; one of the reasons they are so spectacular. All this brings incredible performance into a box that can fit into most rooms.

The D30R with the ribbon tweeter retails at £4,750, whilst The D30 with the dome tweeter, £4,500.

These are on demonstration in Glasgow now, and are sounding rather sumptuous in our main dem room.

More information on ProAc Response D30R >>

Meridian Director DAC

16th August 2013

We’ve finally got stock of Meridian’s new mini DAC, Director.

Director is a high-quality DAC (Digital to Analogue Converter) designed to deliver superior audio quality from any digital source. Built in Britain to the same standards as any Meridian product, Director breathes new life into digital sources when listened to on analogue hi-fi systems.

Director forms the ideal add-on for network players and music servers with digital outputs, bringing Meridian performance and ultimate sound quality to an entirely new class of audio products and systems. These sound enhancing technologies are derived from the award-winning line of Reference 800 Series components, and significantly out-perform the DACs found in computers and most network players.

Director can plug into any Mac or PC via USB, or streamers with the S/PDIF connection. It will sample all the way up to 24-bit, 192kHz too. This is a compact and stylish way to get the very best out of your digital sources.

Retail price is £449

For more information see Meridian Audio >>

Glasgow and Edinburgh will be stocking Director.



9th August 2013

We don’t often copy and paste from a web site but thought that on this occasion we would use the words of the manufacturer to describe this highly unique system.

“When you meet a Devialet for the first time, you will realise that this is an exceptional invention with just a glance. Our simple and sophisticated design magnifies the technological prowess and prepares users for the emotion of the music to follow. Forget the thick casings of traditional hi-fi units, Devialet clearly states its excessive taste for balance. Devialet will fit naturally into your lifestyle. – See more at: http://en.devialet.com

Prices start at £4500


Contact John or Simon at the Edinburgh shop for more details

Introducing the new Rega Elicit-R Integrated Amplifier

19th July 2013

Loud & Clear is proud to introduce the Elicit-R. The brand new high performance integrated amplifier from Rega.

As you would come to expect from Rega, it was designed and engineered to the highest standard to deliver the best possible audio performance whilst remaining simple to use and easy to setup.

Rega’s recent development work in amplifier design circuitry has allowed them to further advance the Elicit-R performance by using new and improved power amplifier circuits (based around the hugely successful Rega Brio-R amplifier). Combined with FET discrete line pre-amplifiers and a programmable stepped attenuator volume control ensuring greater levels of performance and control over the delivery of power.

Combine this with the output power up to 100 watts per channel, and housed in a brand new custom designed case, this is undoubtably the best performance Elicit to date.

The Elicit-R includes a high quality built in moving magnet phono stage designed to maximise the potential of your vinyl system. A simple switch on the rear panel allows the same input to be switched to a secondary set at line level. This input is specially configured to offer further isolation and reduce noise. This makes it ideally suited for connection of more sensitive products such as an external MM or MC phono stage.

The Elicit-R is also supplied with the new Solaris system remote handset offering full control over this and all of the current R range of electronics.

Available for £1598, the Elicit -R is on demonstration now in Edinburgh & Glasgow.


For more information or to arrange a demonstration, contact:

John, Iain or Simon in Edinburgh – Email Edinburgh >>
Or call 0131 555 3963

John or Ian in Glasgow – Email Glasgow >>
Or call 0141 221 0221

Linn Sneaky DSM – Now available in Glasgow

10th April 2013

The Glasgow store has the new super funky all-in-one Linn Sneaky DSM on demonstration.

The Sneaky DSM is a digital streamer; using the same high-end technology found in all Linn’s streaming products plus a built-in pre and power amplifer.

Along with the standard ethernet connection to hook up your music collection on hard drive, it has HDMI inputs; so you can connect your DVD player, games console, satellite receiver, plus more digital inputs (TOSLINK and S/PDIF). It also features an analogue input too.

It’s plug and play if you want to just add speakers to it in the beginning, or you may wish to upgrade later by adding a separate amplifier later on. Perhaps you might want to use it in another room when you already have a Linn DS in your main listening area.

Its entry price of £1,750 means it’s one of the most competitive products on the market – offering fantastic sound quality and functionality.

More information on Linn Sneaky DSM >>


Naim NAC-N 172 XS Preamplifier / Streamer

15th March 2013

Naim have been involved in some serious product development over the last couple of years. They have embraced the digital streaming revolution with gusto, no more so than on the rather clever preamplifier / streamer – the NAC-N 172 XS. This is one of our favourite new products in the Glasgow shop at the moment.

We’ll leave it up to Naim to explain:

“The NAC-N 172 XS defines a point at which worlds collide – the traditional world of separate pre and power amplifiers, and the new world of network streaming. It’s a conventional preamplifier, perfectly at home in a Naim separates environment where, partnered by a Naim NAP 155 XS power amplifier perhaps, it can reproduce music from CD or vinyl in a way that stirs the soul and quickens the pulse. But the NAC-N 172 XS also opens the door onto the new sphere of high resolution audio, internet radio and streamed music. It’s a sphere that has just the same soul stirring potential as conventional audio sources, but that’s effectively limitless in scope and content.”

Retailing at £1650 or £1,900 with an FM/DAB module it can handle high-resolution files right up to 24bit/192kHz. This packs a serious punch for the money and was recently awarded the What Hi-Fi? Streamer of the Year 2012 for products between £1,000 and £2,000.

For more information, or to book at demonstration, get in touch with Ian or John in the Glasgow store.

See the Naim website for more information >>


Meridian Explorer DAC

11th February 2013

Meridian has announced the introduction of its Explorer, a pocket-sized high-resolution USB DAC that delivers best-in-class sound from any computer. Featuring a range of connectivity, the Explorer can be used in a variety of applications from private headphone listening to full system playback.

Explorer replaces a computer’s sound card with a USB-powered DAC featuring Meridian’s award-winning resolution enhancement technologies, and makes any audio file, from MP3 to high resolution, sound its very best.

From its best-in-class audio performance to the elegant presentation packaging Explorer is the perfect introduction to the Meridian Experience, allowing users to discover more from their music.

At £249 this little unit will unleash HD audio from the world wide web giving the user access to music at 24/192 resolution, which is up to 10 times the resolution of compact disc. Just plug into your audio system or plug in your headphones for the most lifelike music experience currently available. The design is so compact you can pop it in with your laptop when you travel.

The explorer is available worldwide as of 11th Fed 2013 and is exclusive in Scotland to Loud & Clear.

Rega RP8 Turntable

16th January 2013

We’ve just taken delivery of the new Rega RP8 Turntable – the first of their new “skeletal” designs. A stunning looking, and sounding, replacement for the well regarded P9.

The RP8 takes Rega’s design philosophy further than ever before. A radical new plinth using custom designed materials, a new tonearm bearing assembly, 24v low volt-age motor controlled by a hand tuned electronic power supply and a custom version of the Planar 9 engineered hub bearing assembly. These are just some of the features of this amazing new turntable designed to extract more music from your vinyl than ever before.

The tonearm,  RB808, is brim full of new features; pushing the boundaries of tonearm design. You’ll find improved bearings and a tightened spindle fit tolerance over previous models (each bearing is individually selected to find the perfect match for the chosen spindle). This is a proven method of increasing the amount of detail retrieved from the record surface.

A super lightweight plinth combined with a double brace mounted specifically where the increased rigidity is required (between the tonearm mounting and the main hub bearing) forms a structurally sound “stressed beam” assembly. This design prevents energy absorption and unwanted resonances which will add un-natural distortions to the music. The RP8 takes double brace technology to the next level.

All this adds up to very special turntable, indeed!

The RP8 can come with Rega’s MC Apheta cartridge factory fitted for £2,198, or simply the turntable at £1,598.

Get in touch for a demonstration.

Rega RP8 Product Information








Isol-8 Mains Conditioning

8th December 2012

We are big believers in taking a holistic view on system building. Something that can’t be ignored is the mains electricity supply to the equipment. The mains supply is the foundation of all systems and so is vital in ensuring optimum playback quality.

Your mains will be affected by other components within the home and also outside; resulting in radio interference and other distortion. This degrades the performance of the system. Using mains conditioning minimises this distortion resulting in a blacker background, more detail, cohesion and all round musicality of the system.

Read Isol-8’s overview on mains conditioning here.

Isol-8’s product range starts with Powerline with the basic 6 way distribution block that has the same high build quality as the rest of the range, but without the mains filtering – £339.

Our favourite product in this range is the Powerline Axis which is a 5 way distribution block that incorporates DC mains blocking – £499

More on the Powerline range


The audiophile range of Substation products brings out the best in high-end components.

The separate Substation LC and HC are the pinnacle – designed specifically for source and pre-amplifiers on the 4 way LC, and for power amplifiers on the HC. The axis model is a more cost effective version that eschews the multi-stage filtering of the LC and HC, but has the DC blocking with its 4 way output.

Substation LC – £1,999
Substation HC – £2,099
Substation Axis – £1,499

More on the Substation range

This year Isol-8 have expanded the range further and launched the Substation Integra. This brings together the LC and HC elements in one 6 way full size box, with slightly less current capacity than its big brothers, nevertheless the lower cost brings these critical technologies to a wider market, and one that should be on the shopping list of every high-end system owner.

Substation Integra – £1,799

More on the Substation Integra

Both Edinburgh and Glasgow stock Isol-8. Please get in touch if you’d like to hear how much more performance can be delivered from your existing system.


Scotland's exclusive Focal Utopia dealer

6th November 2012

We sometimes forget to tell our customers a few facts about how special some of our products are at Loud & Clear. We have now been dealing with Focal for 12 years and continue to be their exclusive dealer for both the Utopia and ElectraBe ranges of product. To celebrate this we will be showing the Stella Utopia EM in the Edinburgh store in the coming months. Focal Co. is the parent company of both Focal Loudspeakers & Naim Audio, another stalwart at Loud & Clear.

Please contact us if you have not had the opportunity to audition Focal before now and we shall be happy to arrange a demonstration for you. Electra 1008Be, 1028Be, 1038Be, Utopia Diablo & Utopia Scala are on permanent demo.

Musical Fidelity's New EB50 In-Ear Headphones

4th November 2012

Now on the shelves and ready for Christmas

Musical Fidelity’s new EB-50’s have received some rave reviews:

A 5 * ‘Recommended’ from Hi-Fi Choice,
AV Forum’s ‘Highly Recommended’ award, and even a 4* review in our own Daily Record!

Raising the bar for an affordable in-ear headphone for life on the move, they feature a non-resonant ‘military spec’ aluminium body and come packed with 7 different sizes of ear ‘buds’. There’s also a clip for over-the-ear mounting for the more energetic listener, and an in-line mic/mute button to use with a smartphone.

Packed together in a either a soft for hard case, (both supplied) the EB-50’s are ready for every environment.

With Musical Fidelity’s audiophile experience at hand you can be sure that you won’t compromise your music when you’re on the move!

Contact Neil in Glasgow for further info, or pop in and get them before they disappear!


Naim NDS Reference Network Streamer and DR Upgrades

16th October 2012

Naim have had a busy few months with the  release of their reference digital streamer, the NDS, and the new Discreet Regulator (DR) power supply update.


Taking inspiration from the world leading engineering and performance  of their CD players and combining it with the latest in network audio technology, Naim have created the ultimate network streaming product that takes internet radio to 24 bit/192kHz files to the true high-end.

The NDS is partnered with the 555 PS and retails at £12,620 for both combined.

It is now on permanent demonstration in the Glasgow shop. Please contact Ian on 0141 221 0221 to arrange to hear Naim’s new super player.

Naim NDS Product Information

DR Power Supply Update

The Discreet Regulator (DR) power supply upgrade is a big upgrade that is being made available on the following power supplies:

HiCap £425
XPS £925
SuperCap £1295
555 PS £1450
552 PS £1750

The Glasgow shop is able to perform the DR demonstration with a standard SuperCap versus a DR unit. Please get in touch with Ian on 0141 221 0221 to book a demonstration.

At present the upgrade hasn’t been released to Naim’s service department. They are expecting a large amount of interest, and so to ensure a steady flow and to avoid interruption of their production schedules for new and standard products, they will be offering a limited number of bookings for DR upgrades each month from October onwards. These will be processed on a first come, first served basis.

Naim are inviting owners of power supplies to register their interest in upgrading their units to the new DR specification through the Naim website at www.naimaudio.com/dr-upgrade. Those who register will be supplied with an estimate, which they are advised to take to their local Naim retailer who will then arrange RMA paperwork and return the unit to Naim through our RMA process.

Naim are also offering discounted servicing on the unit if it is done at the same time as the DR update. Please get in touch for more information.

Unfortunately these modifications are not available on chrome bumper or olive units.

The prices quoted are for unit shipped before 1st March 2012, for those non DR units shipped after that there is a discounted price. Please get in touch for more details.

Click here for the white paper from Naim about the DR upgrade


End of an era? No, just a bargain!

9th October 2012

A few years ago Loud & Clear brought you the Black Ravioli Pad. Now with constant development the Black Ravioli Sticky Pad has taken over from the original pad. As a farewell we have a great bargain price on the original Black Ravioli Pad, £15 each, but only whilst our stocks last.


Contact either of our stores for more info or to grab this bargain….

MOON 310LP Phono Stage

18th September 2012

We were delighted to see that one of our favourite products walked away with Outstanding Product Award in the November 2012 issue of Hi-Fi News.

The MOON 310LP was up against 5 other phono stages, with Ken Kessler stating, “this was audibly the best sounding of all the units”.

At £1,490 this marvellous phono stage really does punch above its weight with other units in the shoot out costing up to £500 more! Not only that, but it is fully upgradable by adding the 320S external power supply for £1,200.

Both Edinburgh and Glasgow have the 310LP on permanent demonstration.

Click here more info on the MOON 310LP

Keith Monks Record Cleaning Machine

14th September 2012

The Glasgow shop is now the proud owner of one of the most iconic of British hi-fi products – The Keith Monks Record Cleaning Machine.

The original design dates back to 1969 when Keith Monks was commissioned to build a precision record cleaning machine to meet the exacting standards of radio broadcast for the BBC. Since then the design has been tweaked, but essentially works in the same manner, and delivers world leading performance in cleaning records. It has a reputation garnered from the most discerning individuals in the world of high-end vinyl replay as THE record cleaner to use.

Not only does the Keith Monks make a huge improvement in old soiled records, but also improves the sound quality of brand new records too.

We have the Omni Mk VII – this includes settings so that 7″ and 10″ records can be cleaned alongside the standard 12″.

We are offering a record cleaning service:

This is £3 per disc, including a new anti-static inner sleeve.

If you have a number of records to clean we can offer a bulk discount, just ask.

Keith Monks website


Scandyna Minipod Mk2 & Micropod SE Active

30th August 2012

We’ve always had a soft spot for Minipod loudspeakers, but they had rather fallen off the radar with us, but no more!

Minipods are back in their Mk2 guise: featuring a new reworked kevlar drive unit and crossover; to squeeze that bit more performance out of them. Don’t worry though, they haven’t touch the unique and rather funky pod styling.

When square boxes won’t do, and you wish to make more of a statement without sacrificing sound quality!

Retailing at £599 per pair, they come in red, white, black and black matt. Other colours are available to order.


In addition, we have a pair of the Micropod SE Active speakers in too. These are only 16cm tall, but pack a mighty punch for such a smaller speaker. They are active, so have build in amplification (2 x 10w), and are perfect to hook up the laptop or workstation to massively improve your listening experience at your desk and the like.

The Micropod SE Active retails at £299 a pair and comes in red, white and black.

Both these models are available to demo in the Glasgow shop now.

Click here for more on Scandyna Pod Loudspeakers

50th Anniversary Mini Monitor Arrives From KEF

21st August 2012

Loud & Clear are delighted  to announce the launch of the eagerly anticipated new mini monitor from KEF the LS50. An innovative concept inspired by the legendary KEF, Rogers and Spendor LS3/5a, the LS50 mini monitor speaker is designed to bring the accuracy of a professional studio monitor concept into the home.

As the launch information says, “Rarely the case in such a compact design, the LS50 monitor delivers a rich, multi-dimensional ‘soundstage experience’ that is out of all proportion to its size. Patent-pending acoustic designs, together with state-of-the-art technologies from KEF’s latest flagship Blade loudspeaker, provide the ultimate studio experience – even in the smallest of spaces”

Available to listen to in both our Glasgow and Edinburgh stores this is a fanatic speaker designed to look stylish and contemporary as well as packing a real punch. Initial listening shows massive potential – with an accuracy and crispness combined with a wide soundstage and bass weight seemingly in contradiction to its small size.

Pop in for a listen today!

It’s not only Loud & Clear that have fallen for these fantastic speakers; they have just been awarded European Loudspeaker 2012-13 from EISA.

Click for more info on the KEF website

New NaimUniti 2

16th August 2012

Naim are continuing to push things forward. By overhauling their ranges they are ensuring that they remain at forefront of world class hi-fi. The most recent upgrade has been to the hugely popular Uniti.

Imagine everything audio in one place: integrated amplifier, CD player, DAB/FM tuner, internet radio, iPod, iPhone and iPad dock, digital-to-analogue converter and high-resolution 24bit/192kHZ capable network stream player. And now combine all that with legendary Naim musical quality, engineering integrity, design sophistication and interface know-how. Congratulations! You’ve just come up with the NaimUniti 2.

The Uniti 2 has a bigger amplifier (70w, as opposed to 50w in the original); ensuring that it can work with a wider range of loudspeakers and fill larger rooms with ease. There is a brand new CD section; with new tray, clamp, and DAC. Other improvements have been made to the signal path, so pushing the performance levels higher still.

Come in and have a listen to the NaimUniti 2 at the Glasgow shop. It’s on permanent display.

Retail price is £2,795.

Click for more information on the NaimUniti 2



Antelope Audio Zodiac DAC

11th August 2012

Zodiac Gold is Antelope’s flagship USB D/A converter, providing exquisite audiophile sound. The DAC is among the very few on the market with 384 kHz audio streaming capability thanks to the custom designed USB controller chip that streams digital audio up to 480 Mbits.


Loud & Clear again lead the way in providing you the chance to have a full demo of this product at The Mill in Edinburgh.

If you need any advance details drop an e-mail to John in the Edinburgh shop or call The Mill on 0131 555 3963 to book your demo. We can also ship the demo units to Glasgow if you prefer to book a listening session in the west!

Click for more information from Antelope’s website

Audio Origami Launch The RB7 Tonearm

4th August 2012

Johnnie adds another cracker to his long line of specialist tonearms. Based on the Rega RB251, the new RB7 uses the Rega yoke and back section, but combines this with the outstanding Audio Origami PU7 arm-tube, headshell rear weight and stub. However top of the range bearings have been used in the yoke and the arm is fitted as standard with Cardas internal wiring, Cardas gold plated cartridge clips as well as Audio Origami’s super oxygen free copper external cabling.  The head-shell also rotates to give full azimuth adjustment. Having just had a fantastic review from Neville Roberts over at Hi-Fi Choice magazine, you couldn’t go far wrong with this upgrade to your vinyl set up. A stunning tonearm with more that a few nods to it’s £750 and available now, and as an added bonus come and have it fitted by Johnnie at Loud & Clear in Glasgow where you’ll find him every Saturday sorting out those pesky turntable problems!

VPI Industries Record Cleaning Machines

25th July 2012

Great news, we have just received our first delivery of the VPI HW-16.5 Record Cleaning Machines. Now in production for over 30 years this is the machine for the vinyl enthusiast that wants to keep his or her collection in top shape. At £650 we have tried to keep the cost low for you and think you will find this machine to be another Loud & Clear audiophile bargain.

Click here for more info from VPI

New Linn Kiko Music System

17th July 2012

The Glasgow shop has just taken delivery of the rather lovely looking new Linn Kiko streaming music system.

It’s available in 6 different colours and features a Kiko DSM networked music player with built-in amplification in one funky looking box, plus a pair of fully Aktiv Kiko speakers.

Beautifully designed, sleek and compact, Kiko is small enough to find a place in any room – living room, kitchen, study or bedroom. Crucially, Kiko also has the perfect sound and build quality you expect from a Linn system.

Play iTunes on your laptop and Kiko will transform the sound into something fabulous. The same for Spotify and Napster. You’ve never heard music from the computer sound this good.

It’s the same for your Netflix movies and programmes on BBC iPlayer, 4OD, etc. Also your digital or satellite TV, Blu-ray player and games consoles. Connect them all to Kiko and whatever you’re watching or playing you’ll get brilliant audio and a soundtrack to blow you away.

All this for only £2,500.

For more information:
Meet Kiko

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