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.

So what is Selekt DSM? A simplified, configurable music streamer, designed to supplement and improve any existing music system.

The base model includes digital streaming with analogue and digital inputs including HDMI and USB. From there, you can add a Katalyst DAC for increased performance and/or integrated amplification to create a one-box solution.

Selekt DSM:
– features new Space Optimisation technology for the best possible sound from your entire system configured just for you, no matter what speakers you have or where they’re placed.
– includes a built-in pre-amplifier, enabling you to connect all your sources, including your turntable, to get better sound from them too… instantly.
– boasts new, configurable front panel smart buttons: immediate access to your listening choice no matter the source. Favourite song, radio station, podcasts, your turntable… the choice is yours.
– includes excellent MM/MC built-in phono stage.
– with Exakt Links for connection to Linn Exaktbox or integrated speakers.

Majik, Akurate and Klimax DS products will remain, Selekt is the customisable addition.

The Selekt trio will arrive at Adventures next week, email now to book a dem. We expect to be very busy!

 

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 is significantly better than its predecessor.

We’re currently running in the new NDX2 and it’s sounding rather special. The ‘Classic’ in the new range, NDX2 is both versatile and upgradeable and is an exceptionally engaging player. Naim’s new streaming platform, upgraded DAC and discrete analogue stages all combine to dramatically improve upon the already very good audio performance of NDX.

Add in a host of features such as high-res UPnPTM streaming, AirPlay, Chromecast built-in, Bluetooth (aptX HD), Spotify Connect, TIDAL, Roon compatibility, vTuner internet radio and multiroom streaming as well as digital and USB inputs and you have all the connectivity you could wish for.

These and numerous other improvements over its acclaimed predecessor make the NDX2 a sonic force to be reckoned with, offering highly immersive and lively replay quality.

Email or call (01244 345 576) to book a listen – here she is ready to play in our dem room😋.

 

New Naim NDX 2

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.

Naim Audio have now joined the ever-expanding list of audio manufacturers to add Roon compatibility to their streaming products. The new network streamers are all Roon Ready and all feature Naim’s new and improved streaming platform.

Watch this space for more details on ND555, NDX 2 and ND5 XS2.

 

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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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PMC Twenty5-26-lifestyle

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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AVM-CS-2-2 cd streamer

AVM CS2.2 “the one-box wonder”

5 July 2017

AVM’s new Inspiration CS2.2 is a streaming CD receiver and stereo amplifier (2 x 165W) with phono stage, DAC, FM tuner and internet radio – all in one compact, rather stylish box. And with performance to match it’s German engineering pedigree, it’s not surprising it’s receiving “one-box wonder” accolades.

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Naim Audio Power-Line Lite

Introducing Power-Line Lite from Naim

23 June 2017

Every link in the audio chain is important, and there are always ways to improve each one. Naim Audio’s newly designed mains plug, Power-Line Lite, aims to do just that.

Available at Adventures now (RRP £95), Power-Line Lite has been developed alongside the new Uniti range using the expertise from Naim’s original Power-Line mains cable to create a superior plug, paired with the Naim’s tried and trusted mains cable.

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Rega Research Ania MC

New from Rega – ANIA MC cartridge

15 June 2017

Ania – a more affordable moving coil cartridge from Rega Research, one of our Great British turntable manufacturers.

The newest member of the Rega moving coil cartridge range, Ania uses the same exceptionally complex hand wound micro coil found in Rega’s more expensive Apheta2 and Aphelion cartridges.

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Linn Katalyst Akubarik and Akudorik

Linn Katalyst for Akubarik and Akudorik coming soon

9 June 2017

Linn Katalyst DAC architecture is coming to Akubarik and Akudorik speakers this autumn.

Katalyst transformed the performance of Linn’s Klimax range (and it was pretty special to start with!) so we can’t wait to see what it does to the Linn Akurate series.

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pmc cor integrated amp

PMC cor integrated amplifier

21 May 2017

Meet “cor”, PMC’s first consumer integrated amplifier, bringing its holistic design philosophy to high-end electronics.

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Rega Apollo CDP 2017

New Rega Apollo CDP cd player

20 May 2017

Rega continues its week of new product releases with the announcement of a new Apollo CDP cd player.

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New Rega Fono MC

New Rega Fono MC

19 May 2017

Exciting news from Rega Research this week with the imminent arrival of Fono MC, a new high quality moving coil phono stage.

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Tiger Paw Tranquility – Linn LP12 bearing support

5 May 2017

Own a Linn Sondek LP12? Then you need to try this. Fitted in seconds; no modification is required to your LP12. Simply remove the outer platter, belt and inner platter, position Tranquility, reinstall the platters and belt and listen.

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New Naim Uniti range 2017

New Naim Uniti range latest

26 April 2017

Since it was first announced last year, news of Naim Audio’s new Uniti range of products has been a little thin on the ground. Rest assured, this exciting new series is almost here.

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Rega in Red

6 March 2017

Unveiled at Bristol this year, Rega has added a stunning new high gloss red finish to its Planar 2 and Planar 3 ranges.

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New Rega Brio

3 February 2017

Meticulously improved in every aspect, from the quality of materials to the manufacturing process, the new 2017 Brio sounds incredible for such a compact amp.

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Rega RP8 Revealed

19 January 2017

Rega Research’s RP8 turntable certainly turned heads when it was introduced in 2013.

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Happy 40th Birthday Harbeth!

7 January 2017

2017 marks a magnificent milestone for Harbeth – its 40th Anniversary. To celebrate this historic occasion, Harbeth will be releasing some special anniversary products.

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Get your records cleaned here!

29 December 2016

Our Audio Desk record cleaning machine in action, no more surface noise on this record!

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Linn Klimax with Katalyst DAC

12 October 2016

Linn Products has unveiled a dramatic improvement to its flagship Klimax source products – DS and DSM in Katalyst – Linn’s 4th generation DAC architecture.

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New Naim Uniti range 2017

New Uniti by Naim Audio

6 October 2016

Introducing Uniti – Naim’s most advanced all-in-one music streaming platform. Combining seamless digital technology with a rich analogue soul, you can play, rip and store your entire music collections.

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New Rega Planar 1

4 August 2016

Rega complete their comprehensive range of accessible turntables with the remarkable Planar 1, replacing the massively popular RP1.

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Quadarspire X-Reference unveiled

15 July 2016

Just as a musical performance needs a stage so a HiFi needs one to bring the music to life in your home. Let us introduce the Royal Albert Hall of HiFi stages – Quadraspire X-Reference.

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New Rega Planar 2

13 July 2016

Hot on the heals of Rega’s recently launched and revolutionised Planar 3, comes the all-new Planar 2, in its 40th birthday year.

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NEW Rega Planar 3

25 May 2016

Replacing the multi award winning RP3 was never going to be an easy task. But now after two years of development, the all new Planar 3 is here.

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Linn and Timorous Beasties

2 April 2016

Linn has joined forces with fellow fearless Scots, Timorous Beasties, in a unique collaboration of acclaimed design and peerless sound.

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Linn Krystal Cartridge

15 January 2016

Two years in development, Krystal uses the design principles of Linn’s leading moving coil cartridge Kandid to capture the minute changes in the record groove.

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New B&W CM loudspeakers

26 November 2014

Another beautiful product range from Bowers and Wilkins has landed in store for demonstration.

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