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:

iOS 5.9 Update
Fixed: When moving a track in a local playlist it sometimes jumps to a different position
Fixed: Uniti Core’s ability to backup store to network share
Fixed: Browse view to show albums that have ripping errors
Fixed: Album view: rip errors icon & popover
Fixed: Backup – “Erase data and perform new backup”
Fixed: Labels on iPad NP screen
Fixed: Restore from backup to new store
Fixed: Unavailable favourite albums and tracks now marked as unavailable
Fixed: Browse > Genres > Classical > All – results are capped at 200 items
Fixed: Cannot add DSD files to UPnP playlist
Fixed: Album view changes to support ripping error feedback
Fixed: Ripping monitor – update to latest wireframes, adding clear results & cancel buttons
Fixed: Network with no Internet (eg HiFi Show) – TIDAL login keeps popping up

Android 2.5 Update
New Feature – Metadata Editing
Fixed: Tidal Browse is blank on first connection
Fixed: UPnP Servers – fail to discover after resuming app
Fixed: Show Remote Version in About screen

Thanks Naim, some of those were quite annoying 😉.

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.

The way we listen to music has changed beyond all recognition in recent years. A decade ago, compact discs accounted for over 80% of recorded music sales; streaming was only just emerging as a serious format contender.
Fast forward to 2017 and CDs now make up less than 20% of music sales. But wait! That doesn’t mean your collection of five inch silver discs is obsolete; far from it. In fact, we’ll show you how to make those discs sound better.

Music streaming is easy, you don’t need to be a technical whizz, it doesn’t need to cost an arm and a leg and of course most importantly, it can sound incredible.

Some pretty bold claims there we know, so come along to our inaugural ‘Streaming Made Simple’ tutorial and discover the infinite and glorious world of streaming digital music. It’s fun, it’s free and it’s informal. We’ll explain the basics of streaming high quality music over a home network, demonstrating:

  • What you need to get started (less than you think)
  • How to rip and store your CDs losslessly (on a device smaller than a shoe-box)
  • All you need to know about streaming services (TIDAL, Spotify, Qobuz, etc)
  • Explore the world (literally) of Internet Radio
  • How to access ‘HD’ or Studio Master music
  • The dem – CD vs. streamed CD copy
  • Q&A

We are running sessions at 11am, 1pm & 3pm. Email us to book a space.

 

 

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.

The average 4% increase will affect all separates products – CD players, dedicated streamers, pre, power and integrated amplifiers, power supplies, cables and other accessories including Naim Fraim stands.

So if you’re thinking of upgrading your Naim, starting out with separates or adding a Powerline, Fraim or PSU, don’t delay; you have until Saturday 30th December to order at current prices.

*NB The new Uniti range and Mu-so are unaffected by the increase.

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 – 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

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 Twenty5-26-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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Linn Summer Promo The Great Exchange

Linn Summer Promo – The Great Exchange

3 July 2017

It’s LIVE! The aptly named Great Exchange promo from Linn starts today, Monday 3rd July.

Simply exchange your old or existing Linn CD player or Linn pre-amplifier and receive these fixed price against any new Linn product:

£2000 off any Klimax product
£1000 off any Akurate product
£1000 off any Series 5 product
£500 off any Majik product

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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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B&W Rotel RP1 bundle offer

B&W and Rotel system offer: CD player + amplifier + speakers, save £299

7 June 2017

For a limited time, B&W are offering a system bundle with Rotel, allowing you to get more of the Hi-fi you want, for less than you may expect. And we are offering you the chance to include a Rega RP1 Performance Pack turntable for only £200 extra.

ONLY £999 for a B&W / Rotel system – CD, amp and speakers
ONLY £1199 with a RP1 Performance Pack turntable

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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 Fono MM mk3

New Rega Fono MM Mk3

20 May 2017

New product # 3 this week from the UK’s busiest new product development department is Rega Fono MM Mk3, a new moving magnet phono stage. Matching the stylish new casing of Rega’s new Fono MC stage the Fono MM Mk3 is the perfect partner for Rega’s range of moving magnets – Bias2, Elys 2 and […]

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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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Rick Rubin

Award-winning producer, Rick Rubin, says “nothings beats Harbeth”

6 April 2017

Now that’s better than a magazine review… World renowned music producer, Rick Rubin, has declared himself a Harbeth fan.

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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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Rega RP1 Turntable

Last remaining Rega RP1s

12 January 2017

We have a limited number of Rega RP1 turntables for sale at £159 and RP1 performance packs at £199 which is 33% off the usual retail price.

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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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In With The New… DS

4 January 2017

Just announced, Linn’s 2nd Trade In Trade Up promotion offers a whopping 10% off a Linn DS product when you trade in any music player.

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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 LP12 Turntable

Goodbye turntable, hello LP12

28 December 2016

Get 10% off a new Linn Sondel LP12 when you trade in your old turntable before 15th of January 2017.

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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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90 Days Free TIDAL

20 September 2016

TIDAL lossless streaming service is now available as a free 90-day trial for new and existing owners of Naim Audio streamers. **Extended until 30/6/17**

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Melco Autumn Offer

15 September 2016

Melco are offering attractive packages if you purchase one of their Specialist Hard Drive Servers up until October 31st 2016.

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Linn price increase

5 September 2016

So if you’re mulling over a Linn purchase, now could be the time to act. Any product orders placed before 30th September 2016 will beat the price increase.

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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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Naim Audio Mu-so bundle offer

7 July 2016

Buy a Naim Mu-so and Mu-so Qb together and save £150 with a special ‘bundle’ price. Offer runs 1st July-30th September 2016.

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Power of 3

3 June 2016

This summer Linn are offering three great promotions which will run from the 27th June 2016 to the 15th August 2016.

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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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Naim Superuniti

Naim Price Increase

22 April 2016

Naim will implement their annual price increase on 1st May this year so you have until next Friday, 29th April, to order at current prices.

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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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Ex-demo Hi-fi racks for sale

24 March 2016

It is time for us to change some of demonstration hi-fi racks.

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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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We’re on the move

31 October 2015

All good things must come to an end… and be replaced with something better! After more than 15 happy years in Boughton, it is time to move on.

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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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