We have some major LP12 news from Linn today: three new components – Arko tonearm, Kendo MC and Koil MC cartridges – and an all-new Selekt LP12. Our favourite turntable engineers have been VERY busy!
12 April 2022
The sublime performance of Organik DAC – first debuted last year in next-generation Klimax DSM – is now available as a retrofit upgrade across the entire Klimax range. Organik upgrade is available now for all variants of Klimax DS and DSM – even the very first model manufactured in 2007; joining Klimax Exaktbox and Klimax 350 integrated loudspeakers in the eligible line-up for Organik DAC upgrade.
14 March 2022
dCS Limited’s Ring DAC™ technology has been an integral part of and significant contributor to the exquisite sound quality of dCS digital audio products since the late ’80s.
Now, dCS launches it’s latest generation – Ring DAC™ Apex. The best digital-to-analogue converter in the world? Read on for details on how to hear for yourself…
9 February 2022
2022 is here and we are ready for it! From 1st March our opening hours will be extended to include Wednesdays, 12pm – 6pm.
It’s hard to summarise 2021, but here’s what was added to our product portfolio over the year; new brands, new products and updates from our existing suppliers.
18 December 2021
We have already detailed some major price increases from Naim Audio and Linn, but brace yourselves for forthcoming rises from Rega, Fyne Audio, B&W, Naim service, MOON, Nordost & Quadraspire 😨.
15 December 2021
Naim Audio’s new product pricing came into effect last week and from 6th January 2022, service, repair and DR upgrades will also be increasing in price.
14 December 2021
A little later than planned due to extraordinary demand this year for Rega turntables and amplifiers, we’re excited to now finally announce the arrival of REGA SYSTEM ONE™ complete vinyl music system.
9 December 2021
We now have the full details of Linn’s forthcoming price rise, effective 1st January 2022. There are some sizeable jumps so well worth considering if now is the time to order. As expected, recent product launches are unaffected.
24 November 2021
Bowers & Wilkins have just launched a great trade-in offer for Christmas 2021. Save 20% on loudspeakers from B&W’s 600 Series and 700 Series when you trade in your old speakers. That’s a saving of up to £1,000.
22 November 2021
As has been widely covered in the media, two of the many ongoing impacts of the COVID pandemic have been a rise in component prices and major logistical cost increases, especially around transport.
Naim has absorbed these for months but has now been forced to act and will be increasing the prices for all products and accessories, effective 6th December 2021.
30 October 2021
Klimax LP12: the original and best…er
Linn today announces two brand new LP12 components – Ekstatik moving coil cartridge and an all new Radikal2 power supply – taking the reference Klimax LP12 to an altogether new level.
25 October 2021
We were lucky enough to welcome old friend and Chord Company Managing Director, Alan Gibb, along with Area Sales Manager Joe Gormley to Loud & Clear a couple of weeks ago to present and demonstrate two brilliant new Chord products to a number of customers: GroundARAY and ChordBurndy. We also had a sneak preview of a third, but we’re not allowed to talk about it yet – watch this space 😉.
17 September 2021
Some of our customers were lucky enough to attend a full Linn factory tour today at Linn HQ in Waterfoot, Glasgow. With personal listening sessions in the Linn Home suites and lunch in the Linn’s splendid canteen thrown in, it was quite a day! Here’s a few photos.
1 September 2021
The world’s most iconic loudspeaker range is now even better. B&W 800 D4 Series is here, with an all-new industrial design and a range of breakthrough technologies to set even higher standards for outright sound quality.
26 August 2021
Linn’s one-box masterpiece Selekt DSM is without doubt the most configurable, modular audio streamer around and that flexibility is set to expand as new options and upgrades become available. So to simplify options it’s back to basics for Selekt DSM which will now be supplied as Selekt System Hub, to which you add your choice of amplification, DAC quality and more in the form of cartridges that slide inside. A bit like LP12 mechanics with your choice of power supply, toneram, cartridge, etc.
20 August 2021
Scottish loudspeaker manufacturer Fyne Audio visit Loud & Clear Glasgow for some in-depth product chat, listening sessions and to introduce some new products…
6 August 2021
Electrical noise infiltrates music and movie systems, fact. As vibration and mechanical noise are detrimental to quality, high frequency noise is also the enemy; and it is everywhere. The best audio and video equipment minimises HF noise but here’s another way: Chord Company GroundARAY.
The Salisbury scientists have done it again – Chord GroundARAY cylinders extract HF noise from unused ports on your equipment to effectively ‘clean’ the audio signal path and improve (dramatically!) audio quality.
21 June 2021
Naim is synonymous with Great British Hi-Fi, but in it’s almost 50 year history, Naim has never produced a turntable. Until now that is. Here comes the Solstice!
17 June 2021
The way we can listen to music has metamorphosed over the past decade, now accessing high resolution digital music via the internet or our home network, played by astonishingly good music streaming players. So we need commensurate quality streaming cables to carry that digital data to our players: step forward Nordost Valhalla 2 Ethernet cable.
16 June 2021
We’re thrilled to welcome Danish, family owned and prestigious loudspeaker manufacturer Audiovector to our own family of exceptional audio equipment at Loud & Clear Glasgow.
20 May 2021
Accuphase is a name synonymous with high-end audio equipment and one which is revered across the globe. We are thrilled then to welcome this most prestigious of brands to Loud & Clear Glasgow’s portfolio of exceptional hi-fi.
18 May 2021
We have again partnered with Racing Awareness Scotland to help support Dementia charities. And as part of this partnership, we are offering the chance to win a passenger ride around the renowned Knockhill track in an RAS racing car.
11 May 2021
Escape into your own world of high-quality sound with Naim Uniti Atom Headphone Edition: the ultimate music source for headphones.
22 April 2021
As the Loud and Clear team continues preparations for reopening, we’re delighted to share with you some major improvements to our home theatre demonstration rooms, including our new Sony 4k VW790ES laser projector and Anthem MRX 1140 AV Receiver.
These upgrades bring you even more enjoyment from your movies, games and television, with simplified control and fewer products required to make for an unforgettable experience.
19 April 2021
Life as we know it has changed. So let’s embrace the change and adapt. Loud & Clear Glasgow will reopen it’s doors (hurrah!) on Thursday 29th April but until then – and beyond then – we are bringing the showroom to you, by way of personal, virtual demonstrations.
2 April 2021
We have had our next generation Linn Klimax DSM for a week now and have listened intently. So, what’s our verdict?
26 March 2021
Perfection in a box, at Loud & Clear now: next generation Linn Klimax DSM
We are thrilled beyond measure to be the first retailer on the planet to get our hands on the world’s new reference music streamer. Collected this morning at Linn HQ, we have opened the box, we have ooh-ed and aah-ed at its stunning looks and feel and most importantly we have now listened to new Klimax Organik DSM. Believe the hype.
Breathtaking sound, extreme engineering, sublime musicality, exquisite design. Words cannot do justice to next generation Linn Klimax Organik DSM – the ultimate digital player.
24 March 2021
One form of great art deserves another. Koetsu moving coil phono cartridges are hand crafted in Japan, with the finest materials available, by second generation master cartridge maker Fumihiko Sugano. These sonic and visual masterpieces are available in limited quantities and are offered by only the most knowledgeable audio retailers. Loud & Clear is delighted to join that elite group.
18 March 2021
Lockdown has its advantages: more time for home improvements, more time for music, less commuting, more time at home. But it has also highlighted the limitations of many an ad hoc Home Office. Here, Loud & Clear turn our tech and audio expertise to illustrating some simple ways to improve and, dare we say it, enjoy Home Office life!
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