The awards keep rolling in for Tellurium Q

20 May 2019

Tellurium Q had a great start to the Munich High End Show 2019 with Image HiFi Multiple Product of the Year Awards – for no less than FOUR cables – and a great review for it’s Silver range from Paul Rigby:

Silver Power cable
“The Silver was notable for its clarity…it had a firm hand on each frequency area so that each knew its place and stayed there….In effect, you felt that you were getting value from the cable because you could hear more music.”

Ultra Silver Power
“…here was a new level of realism from the Ultra Silvers…Bass from these cables just pushed its chest out a bit. It sounded confidant, imposed itself on the mix to add balance and provided a sense of weight that gave the music a fast but also solid pace.”

Silver Diamond Power
“So, there was a tremendous sense of focus but focus is just one part of what these cables provided. The Silver Diamonds offered a great performance without any sense of strain or application. You must have seen that on a sports field with the very best player on the park gliding around, doing his thing without any apparent effort and doing it perfectly. That’s what the Silver Diamond was all about.”

“If you’re in the market for high end power cables, you cannot and should not ignore the Silver range from Tellurium Q.” – Paul Rigby (The Audiophile Man).

Read the full review here.

Naim Nu-so 2nd gen terracotta

Naim Mu-so 2nd generation – Excellence Remastered

9 May 2019

Naim Audio may not be as good at keeping secrets as it is at engineering fine audio products, but it’s now finally out in the open – 2nd Generation Mu-so has arrived and pretty much everything has changed.

Muso 2 is packed full of performance, feature and functionality upgrades including a new streaming platform (high res up to 32bit/384kHz), faster Wi-Fi, HDMI ARC for connecting your TV, all-new speaker drivers and touch-sensitive illuminated control panel.

Mu-so 2nd Generation in detail:

New intelligent Controls – all-new intuitive interface has 15 touch sensitive buttons and a bold, illuminated volume dial. A proximity sensor wakes the display.
Multiroom made easy – 3 ways to go multiroom, via Naim, Apple or Google Apps.
Upgraded speaker drivers – a joint development between Naim and Focal R&D has delivered improved and highly optimised drive units for Mu-so 2nd Generation.
Award-winning music streaming technology – featured in the Uniti range of all-in-one players, Naim’s high-end network players and now Mu-so 2nd Generation.
Improved Bass Performance – 13% increase in cabinet volume.
HDMI ARC – an all-new HDMI ARC input lets you easily connect your TV to experience a huge boost in sound quality and allows audio control via the TV’s remote handset.
New Grille finish and colours – standard black, or 3 new options – Olive, Terracotta, and Peacock – to best suit your taste and décor.
Chromecast built-in – Google’s streaming service allows you to seamlessly link to 100s of supported apps, including Deezer, Qobuz, Plex, TuneIn, SoundCloud and Pandora.
AirPlay 2 – stream music from your iOS device or from iTunes and Apple Music and take advantage of Apple’s new multi-room feature.
Spotify Connect – native support of Spotify® Connect, using the Spotify app as a remote.
TIDAL – the lossless streaming service is integrated into the system for an immersive, high-quality sound experience.
Bluetooth® – pair with a Bluetooth device to instantly play your music.
Internet Radio – access thousands of internet radio stations and save your favourite presets for easy access.
UPnPTM Streaming – stream music from your PC, Mac or network-attached storage in high-resolution quality. Mu-so 2nd Generation supports high-resolution WAV, FLAC and DSD files at resolutions up to 32bit/384kHz.
Roon Ready – Roon transforms the experience of browsing music. Beautifully laid-out metadata is located automatically to build a searchable digital magazine about your music collection.
Room Compensation – choose from three different settings – near wall; near corner; no compensation (in free space) – to tailor your listening experience to wherever the Mu-so 2nd Generation sits in the room.
Additional connectivity – as well as its new HDMI ARC connection, Mu-so 2nd Generation has a USB input, optical digital input and 3.5mm analogue input.
All-new remote control
• Alarm clock

 

Not so much 2nd generation as complete metamorphosis.

I Am The Resurrection as Mr. Brown said. Thirty years ago apparently. 😱

Naim Mu-so 2nd gen, RRP £1299

 

Linn Exaktbox-I Katalyst

Linn Katalyst DAC upgrade available for Exaktbox-I

4 May 2019

We’ve been blown away by the difference in performance Linn’s Katalyst DAC architecture makes; it is simply phenomenal. Now it’s the turn of Exaktbox-I to benefit from Katalyst.

Exaktbox-I is the one-box upgrade that transforms your system to Linn Exakt, with eight channels of 100W Chakra active amplification. For use with both Linn and non-Linn speakers (full compatible list here).

All new Exaktbox-Is will ship with Katalyst included and the upgrade is available as a retro-fit too for Akurate Exaktbox-I and Majik Exaktbox-I, RRP £2,250.

Selekt Surround

Linn Selekt DSM Surround

25 April 2019

The first upgrade modules are now available for Linn Selekt DSM, aimed squarely at movie-lovers.

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SNAXO for Kudos

Keeping Naim active – SNAXO Crossovers for Kudos

18 April 2019

Good news for Naim customers with elderly active systems – SNAXO is being developed for more modern speakers, notably Kudos.

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Audiolab M-DAC Nano

Audiolab M-DAC Nano – mobile marvel!

15 April 2019

It is 44mm square, 14mm thick and weighs in at just 28g (that’s 1oz in old money) but Audiolab’s new M-DAC Nano is a matchbox-sized, mobile marvel.

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Naim Warranty Guidelines

12 April 2019

Naim Audio Warranty Policy Update.An updated warranty policy from Naim Audio is available for reference.

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Heads Up – Airplay 2 and DAB/FM coming to Naim Uniti

11 April 2019

Impending good news for Naim Uniti owners. Two new features are en route to you – Apple Airplay 2 and DAB/FM.

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Rega Research New Planar 78

NEW Rega Planar 78 – time to dust off your old 78rpm vinyl

25 March 2019

It’s time to blow the dust off (or preferably properly clean) your old 78s collection.

Rega Research have just launched the new Planar 78 – a single speed turntable dedicated to 78rpm vinyl playback. Excellent build quality, reliability and ease of use combine to make a product which offers a lifetime of musical enjoyment.

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Naim SuperUniti

TIDAL fix for Mu-so and legacy Naim streamers

15 March 2019

Good news from Naim Audio for Mu-so and legacy streamer owners who may have been experiencing problems with TIDAL streaming service. The problem has been diagnosed and a simple power-cycle of your product should ensure the fix is implemented.

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Cyrus Signature Phono

Cyrus Phono Signature

10 March 2019

It’s been a while since we had any new products from Cyrus, but Phono Signature is worth the wait. Lauded as one of the best at any price, this multi-turntable phono stage ticks every box.

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15% off LP12 upgrades

5 March 2019

Buy one Linn LP12 upgrade and get 15% off a second – from 5th March until 30th April inclusive.

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Linn Majik tonearm

Linn Majik tonearm now shipping

4 March 2019

Launched last December as part of the Majik LP12 turntable, the new, all-Linn Majik tonearm is now available as a standalone part/upgrade, RRP £600.

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Surround Sound upgrade for Linn DSM

17 January 2019

A surround processing upgrade is now available for Linn Klimax DSM and Akurate DSM*, offering a high performance solution with any speakers and providing the opportunity to update your existing Linn Surround Sound system with the latest high performance.
The simple upgrade, fitted to the HDMI 2.0 board in the field, provides on-board processing of up to 7.1 channels of Dolby and DTS audio.

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Moon by Simaudio 110lpv2

110LPv2 – a little cracker from MOON

10 January 2019

MOON by Simaudio has launched a proper little cracker with it’s new phono stage, 110LPv2. Not only is it better than it’s predecessor, at only £399, it’s cheaper too!

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Dirty vinyl

Why you should always clean records

7 January 2019

The condition of vinyl records has a direct impact on their sound quality. It’s common knowledge that records need the occasional clean; used record purchases especially should always be cleaned before they go anywhere near your turntable and stylus. Dirty records not only sound bad, but they also exacerbate stylus wear and contaminate your turntable – spreading the muck across your precious vinyl collection.What isn’t always common knowledge however, is that brand new vinyl needs cleaning too – ideally before it hits your turntable. The reason for this is two-fold: static charge & factory grime.

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Rob’s Albums of the Year

21 December 2018

In no particular order, here’s what’s been spinning on the Adventures’ deck this year.

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Christmas Opening Hours

19 December 2018

It’s Christmastime…

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Do You Believe in Majik??

Linn Winter Promotion: Majik LP12 + Majik DSM – £5000

4 December 2018

Majik streams, majik grooves: the perfect package from Linn. A Majik LP12 with Majik DSM gives you the best of both worlds. High performance vinyl and the studio master streaming ability in a stunning two-box package, just add speakers.

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Linn MajikLP12 Majik tonearm

New ‘All-Linn’ Majik LP12

4 December 2018

Linn announce new Majik tonearm – designed and manufactured by Linn in Glasgow – for the Majik LP12. Shipping from today, this means a fully Linn Sondek LP12 starts at just £2930.

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Linn DS to DSM conversion

Linn DS to DSM conversion available for limited time

30 November 2018

Following the discontinuation of all DS products from the range in September, Linn is re-opening the DS to DSM conversion offer for a limited period.

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Ruark MR1

Ruark Audio MR1 – retro style with stunning performance

26 November 2018

Ruark Audio produce a beautiful range of terrific-sounding, affordable music systems and they have a real winner with new MR1 mk2 bluetooth speaker – What Hi-Fi? Awards 2018 winner and an instant hit at Adventures.

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Linn Davaar

Linn DSM – Davaar 66 firmware release

15 November 2018

New firmware for Linn DS/DSM products has been released – Davaar 66 Build 255 (4.66.255).  This release adds new features for Selekt DSM as well as minor bug fixes for other Linn products.

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Naim Mu-so AirPlay2

Apple AirPlay 2 comes to Naim Mu-so

5 November 2018

Apple AirPlay 2 technology becomes available this week for the Naim Audio Mu-so range, bringing with it highly advanced multi-room audio capabilities and natural voice controls via Apple’s Siri virtual assistant.

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Linn Selekt DSM

Linn Selekt is here

1 November 2018

Linn Selekt DSM is in the building and sounding every bit as game-changing as we thought when we first heard it at Linn HQ all those weeks ago. If you hear one new product this year, make it Linn Selekt.

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Linn Kazoo

New Kazoo Maintenance Release (v4.13.21).

19 October 2018

New Linn Kazoo maintenance release now available – no functionality changes but some minor bug fixes.

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Naim Uniti Core

New Patch Update for Naim Uniti Core (v. 2.5.1)

18 October 2018

A new software patch has just been released for Naim Uniti Core. 2.5.1 – minor bug fixes. The update will become available for all users via a notification in the Naim app.

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Chord Electronics digital secrets revealed – mind blown!

2 October 2018

Warning: this is techy, very techy, but if you want to know the secrets behind Chord Electronics’ DAC technology and in particular the game-changing (and controversial) Hugo M-Scaler, read on.

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New Linn Seleft DSM

Linn Selekt DSM – digital streaming reborn

20 September 2018

The embargo has been lifted; we can now introduce Linn Selekt DSM, a whole new world of music streaming.

Linn HQ has been shrouded in mystery for several weeks now. Retailers and distributors from across the globe have been shuttled in and out, each treated to the unveiling of (and listening to) new Selekt DSM, before being sworn to secrecy. Until today. 

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New Naim NDX 2

Sweet Streams from Naim NDX2

19 September 2018

Following on from last year’s launch the new Uniti range of products, great British manufacturer Naim Audio this summer reveals three new standalone network streamers – ND555, NDX2 and ND5 XS2. For those familiar with Naim products, these fit snuggly into the 500, Classic and XS series respectively. Each one though is significantly better than its predecessor.

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Naim App update – faster, slicker, better.

31 August 2018

An improved version of the Naim App will be available for free download early next week from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, making it easier and quicker to discover and control your Naim products.

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Roon Ready Naim

22 August 2018

Naim Audio’s new streaming trio – ND555, NDX 2 and ND5 XS 2 – are all Roon Ready.

But just what is Roon again? Put simply, it’s a searchable, surfable encyclopedia of music. Roon analyses your music collection and your listening behaviour to find and present photos, bios, reviews, lyrics, concerts, etc. that are relevant to you; making connections between artists, composers, performers, conductors and producers. Roon is a bit like targeted advertising but useful rather than annoying! It’s very clever and it will likely make you stay up way too late, weaving a web of musical discovery.

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Kudos Titan 606

Kudos Titan 606 on dem now

3 August 2018

We have a new ‘baby’ Titan in the family at Adventures – Kudos Audio Titan 606, a smaller, single box version of the flagship Titan 808 loudspeaker. More affordable too, at £9000 compared to the 808’s £21,250 price-tag.

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Dynavector 10X5 mkII

Dynavector improve 10X5 and D17 MC cartridges

5 July 2018

Dynavector already produces some of the best moving coil cartridges around so we’re delighted (and excited) to tell you that the 10X5 and D17D3 cartridges have undergone some expert Dynavector advanced engineering to develop a new and improved 10X5 MKII and Karat D17DX.

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Linn 10% summer promo

10% off – Linn @ 45 Summer Promotion starts today!

2 July 2018

Today marks the start of Linn’s annual Summer Promotion and this year, in keeping with the weather, it’s a sizzler. To celebrate it’s 45th birthday, Linn is giving 10% off any new Linn product* when you trade in an old one. And that’s on top of any part-exchange we give you. Win win.

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Naim Uniti range

Naim Uniti Software Update – 2.6.1

23 June 2018

Coming soon – Naim Uniti software version 2.6.1. Sit back and wait for your notification in the Naim App.

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iOS & Android Streamer Support Release

22 June 2018

Good news – new updates to iOS and Android this week will fix some of the annoying (albeit minor) issues in operating Naim streamers.

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Tiger Paw Javelin tonearm

Tiger Paw Javelin is here

4 June 2018

Just in time for our Lingo 4 show this weekend, we have installed the brand new Javelin tonearm from Tiger Paw on one of our demo Linn LP12s. You can’t hear this anywhere else in the North West just now, and it’s well worth a listen.

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Linn and roon

Linn and roon make friends…

1 June 2018

Finally… Linn streamers are roon controllable.

As control apps go, Kazoo is one of the best, maybe that’s why it took Linn so long to embrace roon – but finally, Linn DS products can now be controlled using this exceptional interface.

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MOON 390 MiNDv2

MOON MiNDv2 upgrade offer

29 May 2018

If you have a MOON by SimAudio digital streamer, you’ll be familiar with the MiND app for organising and listening to your music. The good news? MiND is about to get better.

And if you act now, you can save yourself £345 too!

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Lingo 4 & LP12 weekend

21 May 2018

Smaller. Smarter. Neater, Better. The new LP12 power supply, Lingo 4, is without doubt the best Linn has made. The performance jump from even the excellent Lingo 3 to Lingo 4 has to be heard to be believed. So come in for a listen.

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Eels, Coombes and Biscuits

Eels, Coombes and Biscuits

21 May 2018

It’s getting a little too warm out there for us, so instead of soaking up the sunshine, we’ve been indoors soaking up some splendid new vinyl releases.

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Linn Labs

Software Spotlight: Introducing Linn Labs

10 May 2018

Calling all Linn enthusiasts and budding software geeks…

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Tellurium Q Queens Award for Enterprise

Royal approval for Tellurium Q

6 May 2018

We love Tellurium Q cables at Adventures and now at last they are getting the recognition they richly deserve. The Queen’s Award for Enterprise, sweeping up industry awards and outstanding reviews from across the globe.

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Rega Planar 1 Plus

Rega Planar 1 Plus

26 April 2018

Rega’s Planar 1 turntable was already a great plug and play entry level deck but now Rega have made it even easier to get started with vinyl. Planar 1 Plus includes a built-in, discrete phono stage to plug directly into any system/amplifier with a line input.

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Rega Planar 1 PLUS

Quick, get your Rega before 1st May

20 April 2018

It’s Record Store Day 2018 tomorrow, but if you can pause your vinyl-buying-spree planning for a moment, it might be worth having a quick think about your playback system and potentially save yourself a few quid.

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Vinylfinders Ecton

VINYLFINDERS – A record lover’s paradise

16 April 2018

Our good friend and Hi-fi industry legend, Paul Darwin, realised a lifetime dream yesterday with the opening of Vinylfinders record store in Ecton, Northampton.

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Naim

Multiroom your Naim products with Streaming v4.6 software update

5 April 2018

Planning a house party? Or would you just like to play your favourtie tunes in every room simultaneously. Perhaps to convince the rest of the house of your impeccable taste? Then good news, with the latest firmware update, all Naim network products can now be seamlessly linked together a la ‘party mode’.

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Linn Katalyst for Akurate

Linn Katalyst for Akurate

19 March 2018

Linn’s Katayst DAC architecture transformed the performance of Klimax DS when it was introduced in late 2016. Klimax DS with Katalyst was hailed ‘Streamer of the Year’ by HiFi Plus and What HiFi named it ‘the finest-sounding music streamer on the planet. Period.’ Now it’s the turn of Akurate DS, DSM and Exaktbox to benefit from this dramatic improvement.

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Naim Audio free TIDAL offer

Six months of FREE music from Naim

19 March 2018

From now until 16th April 2018, customers who purchase a Mu-so or Mu-so Qb (U.K. and Ireland only) can receive a free six months TIDAL Hi-Fi subscription (worth £120).  All the music you need and great sound from a stylish, compact one-box system, perfect.

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John Bramwell - Leave Alone The Empty Spaces

John Bramwell – Leave Alone The Empty Spaces

10 March 2018

Cheshire’s own John Bramwell has been performing and recording music since the 80s, from his first four-piece band “The Ignition”, to the enigmatic, Mercury Prize-nominated “I Am Kloot”. His latest release, “Leave Alone The Empty Spaces” is poetic, intriguing and uplifting, and acoustically simple yet beautiful; well worth searching out for a listen.

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Embrace Love Is A Basic Need

LOVE IS A BASIC NEED

2 March 2018

Today sees the release of our good friends Embrace’s latest album, twenty years since their epic debut, The Good Will Out.

Love Is A Basic Need is the band’s seventh studio album, and it’s a cracker. Available on all formats including luscious vinyl and 24-bit studio master download

I urge all you Good Good People to check it out .

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Naim Audio ND555

ND555 is official: new Naim network players unveiled

26 February 2018

After months of speculation, Naim Audio have confirmed that the rumours are true – the ND555 does exist, and we can in fact look forward to three new Naim network players this year.

The flagship ND555, the first network player to make Naim’s elite 500 Series is expected in late summer, followed by NDX2 and ND5 XS2.

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15% off Linn LP12 upgrades

15% off LP12 upgrades and return of the fluted plinth

7 February 2018

The final Sondek @ 45 birthday present from Linn: 15% off an additional LP12 upgrade when you purchase either new Lingo or Urika II. And, new Lingo and Urika II owners have the exclusive opportunity to acquire a limited edition fluted plinth for their deck.

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Linn Urika II

Linn Urika II digital phono stage

5 February 2018

A DIGITAL phono stage from Linn? Yes, you read that correctly.

Celebrating 45 years of the legendary Sondek LP12, Linn have just launched Urika II, a breakthrough in phono stage design, and the first digital product of its kind from the Scottish analogue masters.

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Linn Kazoo

Linn Kazoo maintenance release (v4.11.257)

2 February 2018

New Kazoo Maintenance Release

2nd Feb 2018 –  new maintenance release available for Kazoo (v4.11.257).

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New Linn Lingo

All-new Linn Lingo

2 February 2018

Smaller. Smarter. Neater. Linn Lingo has received a major upgrade to deliver even better sound from your vinyl, thanks to the addition of ground-breaking technology derived from the Radikal power supply.

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Rega Strobe Kit

Watch your speed with Rega Strobe Kit

26 January 2018

Rega Research have just released a very handy little gadget for all you vinyl lovers out there. The Strobe Kit allows you to easily evaluate the speed of your turntable. Coupled with the speed adjustable Rega Neo PSU, you can now ensure your platter is always spinning in perfect time.

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Chord Electronics Qutest

Just the Qutest, from Chord Electronics

25 January 2018

CES, Las Vegas, 9th January 2018: Chord Electronics proudly presents its latest creation – the Qutest DAC. And it’s adorable!

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DSD for Linn

Linn DSD support and new Exaktbox Filter

21 December 2017

Linn has announced that DSD support is now available in both Klimax DS & Klimax DSM featuring Katalyst as well as two new Exakt Filter updates for Linn Exaktbox.

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Christmas Opening Hours

21 December 2017

Adventure Claus has just about finished dishing out presents for this year, so we’re all taking a break to put our feet up, listen to some tunes and perhaps sink a pint or two. Rob’s phone will be on over the holidays and he will even be doing home dems (though not too early) but the shop will be closed from Saturday 23rd @ 5pm until Tuesday 2nd January @ 10am. Merry Christmas to all!

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Naim Uniti Core

Naim Uniti Core 2.5 Firmware update coming soon

20 December 2017

Naim Audio Uniti Core owners, keep your eye on your Naim App over the next few days – there is a significant firmware update coming soon and it’s a biggie, including fundamental usability improvements and major bug fixes.

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Naim App update – iOS 5.9 and Android 2.5

19 December 2017

New iOS and Andorid app updates are now available from Naim. The new updates includes metadata editing for Android, as well as several bug fixes.

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Music Streaming made simple

Streaming Made Simple, Sat 20th Jan 2018

6 December 2017

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?!

These questions are not uncommon. You are not alone if you’re asking them. So don’t be afraid, let us show you the answers.

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Naim Nait range

Don’t delay, get your Naim today

6 December 2017

Cheesy rhyme but hopefully that got your attention for some important news. Naim Audio has announced a price increase across it’s range, effective 1st January 2018.

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ProAc D30S loudspeakers

New ProAc D30S loudspeakers

5 December 2017

ProAc has a history of producing some of the most natural sounding loudspeakers around. Unlike many hi-fi manufacturers, ProAc doesn’t dabble in black boxes, instead focusing solely on perfecting the final link in the audio chain – the speaker – and that dedication really pays off with the new and improved D30S floorstander.

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Santa Tiefenbrun is giving away Linn Streamers!

Santa Tiefenbrun is giving away Linn Streamers!

4 December 2017

Yes, you read that correctly. Linn, Scottish hi-fi engineering pioneer and longtime advocate of digital music streaming, today announce an exceptionally generous Christmas offering:

Receive a complimentary Majik DSM when you purchase a Klimax DS or Klimax DSM
Receive a complimentary Sekrit DSM when you purchase an Akurate DS or Akurate DSM

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Introducing Innuos Zen – intuitive, intelligent music library management

3 December 2017

The digital streaming revolution has brought unprecedented convenience of choice to your music listening; but alongside it, the problem of finding the perfect solution to rip, store and manage your media. Innuos have turned this challenge into an art form; complete music library management.

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Shahinian Arc2

Shahinian Arc 2 loudspeakers on demo

23 November 2017

Shahinian is a name synonymous with natural sound reproduction and doing things, well, the Shahinian way. And with the new Arc 2 loudspeakers, Shahinian continue that tradition in glorious style.

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Naim android app V2.4

Naim Android App update v2.4

22 November 2017

Just released, Naim Audio Android app v2.4 is now available in the Play Store. The new update features considerable performance improvements as well as some minor bug fixes.

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Chord Poly smartphone

Chord Poly: turn your smartphone into a high quality music player

1 November 2017

Chord Electronics have just released a very interesting product indeed – transform your smartphone or tablet into a hi-fi music player with Chord Poly.

No more tinny mp3 tunes; partner Poly with Chord’s exceptional Mojo DAC to wirelessly stream from connected devices and playback from its Micro SD with dramatically improved audio quality and all with smartphone control.

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Linn Kazoo software update

New Linn Kazoo (Mac) Maintenance Release v4.11.245

25 October 2017

New Kazoo (Mac) maintenance release now available for Kazoo for Mac (v4.11.245)

This release contains stability improvements; however there are no changes in functionality. We recommend that you carry out an update to ensure the best experience possible with increased reliability.

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Autumn Albums - LCD Soundsystem, Liam Gallagher, Michael Head & The National

Autumn Albums

25 October 2017

Autumn: the season of change, when summer blooms slowly transform through a kaleidoscope of dazzling reds into the bare branches of winter. Fitting then, that some of our favourite albums this season have come from established artists maturing with some dazzling work.

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Roon for Naim Uniti

Roon for Naim Uniti

21 October 2017

It’s been heralded as ‘the music player for music lovers’ and it undoubtedly delivers the best music browsing experience around. It’s called Roon, and it is now available for Naim Uniti.

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What Hi-fi Awards 2017

What Hi-Fi? Advertising Awards

13 October 2017

Black ties, glitzy five star logos, once-in-a-lifetime advertising deals and red and white banners. Lots of red and white banners. Must be time for the What Hi-Fi winners award ceremony.

We have never hidden our scepticism of journalistic gushing over (coincidentally?) heavily advertised hi-fi products and we won’t be starting now. But the fact is, there are a number of brilliant products in this week’s winners’ list.

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Dynavector P75 mk IV phono stage

Dynavector P75 mk IV – a little cracker!

11 October 2017

The Dynavector P75 phono preamplifier has been a firm favourite of ours (and many of our customers) for years now, the mk II and mk III models delivering obvious improvements on the original. Now we have the latest revision, Dynavector P75 mk IV and it is a little cracker!

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Rega Research NEO turntable PSU

Rega Neo PSU now available

4 October 2017

Following its introduction this summer as power supply for the new Planar 6, Rega’s Neo PSU advanced turntable power supply is now available as a standalone product.

Neo allows user controllable fine speed adjustment only seen on the RP10 until now, advanced anti-vibration control and the convenience of electronic speed change. So no more lifting of platters and fumbling with drive belts when you want to hear a 45!

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Northern Indulgence

Indulgence….Northern Style

28 September 2017

Rumour has it there’s a big audio show on in London this weekend.

So we wanted to say good luck to all of our friends exhibiting, and remind those that can’t make it to the Big Smoke that they can indulge themselves in a little Northern audio show anytime here at Adventures in Hi-fi.

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Linn Kazoo software update

New Linn Kazoo and Kazoo Server maintenance release

27 September 2017

Calling all Linn DS owners…

Now available – a new maintenance release for Linn Kazoo v4.11.242 & Kazoo Server v4.7.1295.

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MOON MiND network streamer

5***** MOON MiND

12 September 2017

Normally, we pay scant attention to Hi-fi magazine reviews but sometimes they’re right. And this is one occasion.

MOON by SimAudio’s Neo MiND streamer has just received a deserved 5 star appraisal from What Hi-Fi?

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Naim Audio Uniti Nova

Naim Uniti Nova has landed

8 September 2017

As product launches go, it has certainly been a lengthy one, but Adventures in Hi-Fi ground control can confirm: Naim Uniti Nova has finally landed.

Nova joins Atom and Kore as the third member of the new Uniti family from Naim Audio. The reference player in the range, Nova has been configured to offer Naim’s ultimate single-box performance.

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Naim Mu-so £75 cashback

Naim Mu-so cashback offer

1 September 2017

From today, 1st September, until 2nd October inclusive, purchase a Naim Audio Mu-so wireless music system and you’ll get £75 back from Naim.

That’s enough for half a dozen or more hi-res album downloads from Qobuz. Or 6 months+ streaming subscription at TIDAL to get you started. The giveaway also includes Mu-so Qb, which attracts £50 cashback.

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Naim Audio android app v2.2.1971

Naim Android app update V2.2.1971

30 August 2017

To coincide with the arrival of Uniti Nova, Naim Audio has updated it’s Android app to version 2.2.1971, supporting Uniti Atom, Uniti Core, Uniti Nova and other Naim streaming products and including a host of improvements and fixes to current functionality.

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Linn Spotify

Linn DS support for Spotify

30 August 2017

2 billion playlists and 30 million songs – now available to Linn owners through Spotify.

From today, Linn have added Spotify support to TIDAL and Qobuz music services already available through it’s streaming products giving customers more choice and ways to discover new music.

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Linn’s Great Exchange – only one week to go

24 August 2017

If you haven’t taken advantage of this year’s summer promo from Linn, you have only one week left to save up to £2000. 

If you have an old Linn CD player or preamplifier, working or not, you can trade it in for £500 off a Linn Majik product, £1000 off Linn Akurate or £2000 off Klimax.

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Linn Sondek LP12 big red button

It’s a big red button!

23 August 2017

1977 is remembered for many things – that Bill Grundy Today Show, The Sex Pistols’ Never Mind The Bollocks, David Bowie​’s Low and Heroes, Fleetwood Mac​’s Rumours; and it took away The King, Elvis Presley​. It was also the birth year of this vintage Linn​ ‘big red button’ Sondek LP12.

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Rega Planar 6 and Ania

Rega Planar 6 has landed!

18 August 2017

So….. is it worth the wait? Oh yes.

The latest in Rega Research’s revamp of the Planar range of turntables, the all new Planar 6, is set up and spinning at Adventures and sounding superb.

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Naim Audio Uniti Core

Naim Uniti Core firmware v.1.5

15 August 2017

Today sees the release from Naim Audio of Uniti Core 1.5 firmware update.  Once live, the Naim app will notify users that an update is available for download.

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Moon Neo 240i integrated amplifier

MOON introduce Neo 240i integrated amplifier

14 August 2017

Canadian electronics giant MOON by SimAudio has just launched Neo 240i, a fantastic new affordable integrated amplifier with built-in high performance DAC.

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Linn Exakt

New Linn Exakt filter for Klimax

14 August 2017

From today, a new Exakt Filter featuring extended drive unit modelling delivers the best ever performing Klimax 350 loudspeakers. Simply select the new Exakt Filter using Linn Konfig and upgrade to Klimax 350 to experience the improvements.

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ProAc Response DB3

ProAc Response DB3

3 August 2017

ProAc Loudspeakers have always had the knack of making a bookshelf loudspeaker sound like a floorstander and the new Response DB3 continues that happy habit.

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Rega Planar 6 platter and custom drive pulley

Rega Planar 6 revealed

25 July 2017

Rega Research’s prolific development of new turntables continues with the long-awaited revelation of the new Planar 6. Two years in development, it is certainly worth the wait.

Planar 6 replaces the much-loved RP6; entirely re-engineered utilising some of the core technologies from Rega’s flagship RP8 and RP10 turntables.

The deck itself has a host of upgrades from its predecessor:

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Naim Uniti Atom

Shipping the Atom!

25 July 2017

In a breakthrough arguably as monumental to some as that of Ernest Rutherford’s to science, Naim Audio have at last conquered all barriers and shipped the Uniti Atom.

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Glued to our Turntable July

On our decks this month

24 July 2017

It’s been a busy month of gigs for Adventures in Hi-fi. Again.

Live music often influences what we listen to in the shop and this month some of our live highlights have been Radiohead at Old Trafford and James at Castlefield Bowl so The Bends and Laid have been glued to our turntable.

Plus, we just can’t get enough of The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper remaster and we’re still battering Whitney – Light Upon the Lake from last year, with a bit of The Charlatans – Different Days thrown in too.

It’s going to take something special to pry these from our turntable!

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Here’s a little something we made earlier

18 July 2017

One of our favourite things to do at Adventures is build turntables. It’s not quite as much fun as listening to them, but it’s mighty close. And this Michell Orbe was certainly a challenge. 

So we thought we would share a couple of pics of our latest creation (credit mainly of course to Phil). Painstakingly re-built from scratch, our customer provided the parts; we provided the genius.

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ProAc Response DT8

NEW ProAc Response DT8: matching material to music

17 July 2017

ProAc loudspeakers are well known for meticulous attention to detail in selecting diaphragm materials for their drive units; cone movement is of course what creates sound so arguably the most important feature of any speaker. The new Response DT8 goes one step further, matching cone material to frequency for each drive unit.

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Chord Electronics Hugo 2

Nothing compares to Hugo 2

12 July 2017

We’ve long been fans of Chord Electronics and the exceptional Hugo in particular. We didn’t think it needed improvement but guess we’ve just been proven wrong!

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MOON Neo Ace now only £2700

10 July 2017

MOON don’t really do summer promos, but they’ve given us a nice little summer treat instead. From 1st July, their excellent one-box streamer, the Neo Ace, (A Complete Experience) has dropped to £2700; that’s down £600!

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PMC twenty5 series – 5* all over

7 July 2017

We don’t always pay attention to reviews, as our friends and customers know, but we have to agree with the conclusions of some outstanding recent appraisals of PMC’s twenty5 series.

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Tellurium Q Black II speaker cable 5 star

New Tellurium Q Black II speaker cable

6 July 2017

We’ve been advocating the benefits of Tellurium Q Black speaker cable for several years at Adventures so are naturally excited at the launch of Black II, the upgraded version of this versatile cable.

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