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MUSIC AT HOME

2019

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CONTENTS

AirPlay, iPod, iPhone and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Computer Inc. BBC iPlayer is a registered trademark of The British Broadcasting Corporation

Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth Sig, Inc.

DEEZER is a trademark of Deezer Dolby Atmos is a registered trademark of Dolby Laboratories

iRadio is a trademark of Music of Your Life Inc.

QOBUZ is a trademark of

Soundcloud is a trademark of SoundCloud Ltd.

Spotify is a registered trademark of Spotify AB TIDAL is a trademark and brand of Tidal Music AS TuneIn is a trademark of TuneIn Inc.

UPnP is a registered trademark of UPnP Forum. All other products and services may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

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Published by Audio T Design & Artwork Philippa Steward Printed in England by Fine Print Services Ltd., Witney, Oxfordshire All prices, credit terms and interest rates quoted are correct at the time of going to press. E&OE

INTRODUCTION TO HI-FI & HOME CINEMA 6 Arcam 9 Bluesound 10 Chord Electronics 12,13 Clearaudio 8 Cyrus 15 Denon 8 Innuos 14 Naim Audio 17,18,19 Panasonic 14 Primare 20 Pro-Ject Audio 16 Quad 16 Rega 21 Ruark Audio 22 Yamaha 23

INTRODUCTION TO LOUDSPEAKERS 24 Acoustic Energy 25 Bowers & Wilkins 28,29 Dali 26 Dynaudio 30,31 KEF 27 Monitor Audio 32 Neat Acoustics 33 Ophidian 26 PMC 35 REL 32 Russell K 34 Spendor 34

INTRODUCTION TO ACCESSORIES 36 Audio-Technica 37 Audioquest 38 Chord Company 39 Hi Fi Racks 40 Isotek 36 THE BRISTOL HI-FI SHOW

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AUDIO T Who are Audio T?

How will good music and movies improve my life?

Audio T are the UK’s leading specialist retailers of Hi-Fi and Home Cinema equipment, 100% UK owned by three hands on partners. By far the longest established group in the country, we were founded in 1966 and celebrated our 50th anniversary 2 years ago! We sell exciting products guaranteed to provide you with a system that will thrill you for years to come. We don’t try to sell you the latest magazine favourites or in-house brands, we actually offer independent, real world advice based on what things sound like, how reliable they are and how easy they are to use. With over 50 years of experience, our knowledgeable staff will help you make the right choice based on what you hear and what you like. We stock all of the key brands so we can give you impartial advice based on what’s best for your needs. We only stock products that offer high performance and value for money whatever your budget, chosen by staff who have the knowledge that comes from being genuine enthusiasts.

Music provides entertainment and pleasure. It can stimulate you and relax you at the same time. Music is pure emotion, but this will only come through on equipment good enough for you to respond to it naturally. The more natural the sound, the more enjoyment and satisfaction you will derive. We hope you will enjoy it so much that you’ll buy lots of new music and rediscover your existing collection. That’s what good Hi-Fi is all about and why we love it so much! Likewise you can be transported into another world by watching movies, but you will need a Home Cinema system that produces natural pictures and great sound. No mass-market packaged home cinema systems achieve this goal not least because most of them are devoting only 20% of the budget to the sound. We believe, as George Lucas does, that the sound and music are 50% of the entertainment in a film.

When is a chain not a chain?

How do I get the best sound and vision at home?

What Audio T is not, is a chain of stores all selling what central buyers tell them to. All Audio T stores are different and are run by enthusiasts for other enthusiasts and anyone who wants an honest opinion in these days of boring uniformity. We don’t produce or import any of our own brands so we won’t try to switch sell you. And we don’t pay our staff extra commission to sell particular brands and nor do we pay them to sell you unnecessary guarantees. We just make sure that everything we stock is best in class and let you make the final choice! We like to build a relationship with our customers that will see you using our expertise for years to come. Though Audio T are widely considered as the most reputable stores in the country we also have a Price Promise that ensures you always get great value. Not requiring vast central resources to spend on buying and marketing means our overheads are low and our prices are keen.

Independent journalists always give the same advice about buying Hi-Fi and Home Cinema - find yourself a good dealer and listen to the products for yourself. What do they mean by a good dealer? They mean shops that give knowledgeable advice, offer demonstrations and can deliver and install your purchase. Everyone can see and hear the difference between equipment so don’t think you need to be an ‘expert’. A pair of appreciative eyes and ears are the only qualifications necessary when it comes to choosing a good system. Whether you’re tweaking an existing system or starting from scratch, contact your local store to arrange a demonstration. Many other retailers don’t have these facilities - we think they’re essential. Worse still, other dealers won’t install systems for you whereas we are always keen to give you the benefit of our long experience in setting up and positioning equipment to get the very best out of it.

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I’m a beginner how should I use this guide? If you’re new to Hi-Fi and Home Cinema then you might like to read the introductions to each section for a simple approach to the subject. After that use the Guide to get an overview of what’s available before coming into one of our shops for a chat and a listen.You will then have a better idea of what to ask us.

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AUDIO T and we will always give you the best information we can on anticipated delivery dates. Please call or email us for prices or to discuss anything you are unsure about. Contact us via email on info@audio-t.co.uk and on the internet at www.audio-t.co.uk where, in addition to our online store, you’ll find our most up to date clearance list and news of our latest products. You can also find us on Facebook at facebook.com/ audiotgroup and on Twitter at twitter.com/ audiotgroup

Delivery and Installation

PRICE PROMISE WE KNOW you won’t find better service or expertise. WE KNOW you won’t find better sound or pictures. BUT if you find a better deal from another authorised shop, let us know. As long as we can verify it we’ll be happy to match it.

We stand by our Price Promise so you can buy with confidence knowing you will have the best combination of service and value for money.

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Home Loans We can arrange home loans of equipment (subject to status) and also home demonstrations, especially for those customers who find travelling difficult. This is subject to arranging a mutually agreeable time and there is usually no extra cost involved (subject to the travelling distance).

Audio T Online For the convenience of those who live too far from one of our stores, or those who just wish to shop from home, we also sell online to UK mainland customers only. Our online shop offers a “Click and Reserve” service for customers to reserve items for in-store collection and payment. We are happy to ship goods to you free of charge but this excludes some products that require special installation or those from suppliers who prefer us not to mail order. There is also a fixed £4.95 charge if the order is below £20. All items are subject to availability

Having consulted the Hi-Fi Magazines, checked for reviews on the web, sat down and discussed your needs with one of our staff and then had a demonstration on your choice of equipment, you are ready to buy. But why stop there? We can deliver and set up your equipment to maximize its performance and we think you will be surprised at just how much difference a professional installation can make – be it correct rack building, cable dressing or just loudspeaker placement – this expertise can dramatically improve the sound and is part of the skill set you are tapping into when you buy from Audio T.

Custom Installation Custom Installation ranges from something as simple as mounting a TV on your wall to specifying and installing a full multi-room system. It can include both Hi-Fi and Home Cinema along with lighting, blinds and other hardware. Whatever level of installation you choose we work with experienced installers to offer you the personal attention you expect. You may be about to embark on a refurbishment project, have an extension or new home built. Perhaps you have been thinking about a loft or basement conversion for a home cinema with a hidden projector and screen. Whatever your plans, Audio T can arrange these installations for you – working with our installers or your builders.


AUDIO T Join the e-Club Our customers can now keep up-to-date by joining our e-Club electronic mailing list that has special benefits for members: monthly newsletters with news of new products, special offers, competitions, extra discount on clearance items and more… Sign up today by visiting the Audio T website: www.audio-t.co.uk. We’ll only mail you once or twice a month and we will never, ever share your email address with anyone else.

retra We are members of the Radio, Electrical and Television Retailers Association

Turntable Upgrades and Servicing

Credit

We are able to service your turntable if you need us to and an upgrade can often produce considerable sonic benefits. Our stores have been working with turntables for years, making improvements that are very cost effective.

We offer a wide range of credit products to suit most budgets. Call into your nearest shop for full details. All our credit facilities are subject to acceptance for UK residents aged 18 and over*. Written quotations are available on request. Minimum amount of loan (after deposit) is £200. We also accept all major payment cards,Visa Credit, Debit & Electron, Mastercard Credit & Debit, American Express and Maestro.

Making your purchase safe and easy We are authorised by the manufacturers to sell all the products we stock. This means we have trained staff who know what they’re talking about. We have an after sales service you can count on: our warranty is backed up by the manufacturers and we can arrange the repair of items efficiently if they go wrong. We are also happy to answer any ongoing technical queries you may have. We allow you to upgrade your purchase to something better for up to 30 days, at no cost penalty provided the returned equipment is in perfect condition complete with all packing and instructions (excludes clearance items and special orders). *Subject to status. Ask in store for details.

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INTRODUCTION TO HI-FI AND HOME CINEMA WHAT’S IN STORE FOR YOU New technologies Rarely has the Hi-Fi market been so exciting, with the arrival of music streaming from computers and the internet giving the industry a shot in the arm and sparking huge debates about the benefits of different file types and DACs. Not to mention the relative merits of turntables, CD players and streaming itself! All good fun and at Audio T you can come and hear the differences for yourself in one of our demonstration rooms. Hi-Fi and Home Cinema separates, as individual components are commonly known, offer the very best sound quality and the ability to upgrade easily. Combinations of these items can be tailored to build a complete system that will suit your sonic preferences, your home decor or whatever your particular needs may be. This modular approach to system building makes upgrading easy, as well as letting you add other components as your tastes develop, technology changes or your budget allows.

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We can put together systems from as little as £500 but we are confident that you will agree, once we’ve shown you what is possible, that spending more will pay big dividends.You can listen and look in our demonstration rooms (or at home) and make the decision for yourself. A good separates Hi-Fi system will give you musical enjoyment that will excite you and involve you on an emotional level, just like live music. It will be an investment you will never regret. Likewise, everyone is thrilled by the excitement of surround sound when they visit the cinema.You can enjoy the same amazing experience at home; and not just with films. The same benefits apply to many TV programmes, sporting events and games consoles. Multichannel sound from Sky, Freesat and Freeview plus, of course, blu-ray players (and now 4K blu-ray players) and streamed content has made the experience ever more available. Home Cinema with surround sound is definitely something that the whole family will enjoy! All our stores can demonstrate how wonderful HiFi and Home Cinema can sound, and you really need to discuss things before handing over your money. For example, some home cinema amplifiers sound great on music as well as films but others don’t. It’s expensive to make them sound good on both so you need to think about where your priorities lie. Whatever you decide, our staff members are factory-trained so we can get it all working without any fuss and transform your living room into your own private cinema or concert hall!

Audio Streaming There are several different ways to stream music but the basic principle is that your music is held in digital form on a computer drive somewhere - on your computer, in the cloud or at a music streaming company (see below). These digital files can be streamed into your hi-fi using a streaming programme (such as iTunes or JRiver and others) where they are decoded by a digital to analogue converter (DAC) and played back just like any other music source. Alternatively they can be stored on a network attached storage hard drive (NAS) from where they can be played using a suitable streaming product added to your Hi-Fi system. We can advise on which one would be best for your system. The great benefit of streaming is that you can copy (rip) your CD collection onto your computer or NAS drive (or to the internal storage in some systems) and you can then browse your music quickly and easily.Your CD’s can be stored in your loft or garage freeing up space in your home. High resolution downloads have also become available so you can purchase and stream music at a higher quality than CD. Your music files can be played back in any room of the house that can see your network. This, in turn, has led a number of manufacturers to produce systems that allow such multi-room streaming. They provide the convenience of selecting what you want to listen to from wherever you are in the house using an app on


INTRODUCTION TO HI-FI AND HOME CINEMA a tablet or a phone. They avoid clashes of interest too: you can listen to the radio in the lounge while your partner listens to their favourite track in the kitchen! They can operate wirelessly, making installation both simple and inexpensive; however, if they can be wired they will stream more reliably and sound better. These much simpler options mean that expensive (and quickly outdated) built in systems are rarely required.

Music Streaming Services The internet, digital audio, and the advent of streaming have made listening to music today easier than ever. Subscription based music streaming services such as Apple Music, Deezer, Qobuz, Spotify and Tidal give you the flexibility of listening to an enormous range of music from the comfort of your favourite armchair without the need for any physical media at all. All you need is a music streaming device connected to an amplifier, headphones or DAC and a pair of speakers or headphones and away you go. All the music is served over the internet and you access your music using a mobile or desktop app. Music can also be held locally on your phone or tablet so you can listen to it when you’re not online.

Home Cinema A Home Cinema is something the whole family will enjoy together (and one of the few things that will keep teenagers socialising with you!) We supply and install the best televisions and projectors, along with the most upto-date audio electronics. Flat screen TV’s have never been better value and remain our affordable solution. However, we are now selling OLED (organic LED) TV’s and the picture on these is quite stunning. With self illuminating individual pixels, they require no backlight and offer both terrific black levels and an even sleeker appearance. All the TVs we sell are now both 4K, with four times the resolution of older 1080p sets, and “smart” so they are able to access the internet to stream BBC iPlayer and many other services supplying, for example, rented movies. We don’t sell ‘built to a price’ special models you won’t find on the manufacturer’s websites; we sell the real thing with none of the features removed or picture degraded!

Old technologies Yet, despite all the above, physical media in the form of records have had a conspicuous revival. More and more music is becoming available on vinyl and the sales of turntables are booming. Many people say that records still sound best and most would agree that the record sleeve and its accompanying artwork and information leave CD’s as a poor relation and streaming as a quite different experience. Audio T has always sold turntables and, to help you buy new music on vinyl in particular, we sell a range of Diverse Vinyl’s own label audiophile pressings and these are now available in many of our stores (check the website for details). We also sell a comprehensive range of pickup cartridges and phono stages to get the very best from your turntable. 7


CLEARAUDIO

Handmade in Erlangen, Germany, Clearaudio’s hi-fi desirables are widely regarded as truly innovative and standard-setting by audiophiles, music lovers and design aficionados. With a solid presence in more than 70 countries worldwide, and with a fully comprehensive range of high-end turntables, tonearms, phono cartridges, phono stages, amplifiers, hi-fi accessories and even audiophile vinyl records, Clearaudio has established itself as a world leader in audio design. Stunningly sleek, elegant and masterfully crafted, the Clearaudio range is often sought out for photo shoots by luxury lifestyle magazines. Which is nice, but the company’s focus remains firmly rooted in the pursuit of excellent sound. Still very much family-run and with a small crew of passionate and specialized staff, the Clearaudio team remains as obsessive about quality and as dedicated to “taking the best and making it better” as it was when first launched back in 1978. This founding philosophy is embedded in every Clearaudio creation – from the towering sculptural form of the cost-no-object state-of-the-art ‘Statement’ turntable, to the compact and bijou multi-award winning ‘Concept’ plug and play deck (six What Hi-Fi? awards at last count). Which means that whatever your hi-fi budget, there’s always a Clearaudio innovation within reach.

Sound Fowndations 3a Vulcan House Calleva Park Aldermaston RG7 3QA 8

DENON

AVR-X3500H

The new AVR-X3500H 7.2 channel powerhouse of an AV Receiver from Denon offers the ultimate home theatre experience thanks to Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, as well as unparalleled music playback options due to its own built-in HEOS technology. HEOS technology is a great feature as this allows you to share content throughout your home to other HEOS-enabled speakers. It also boasts dual voice control options with Amazon Alexa and Apple AirPlay 2 integration. Whether using Siri and AirPlay 2 or Alexa, you can control and stream your music using your voice: just say the song, say the room, and enjoy your favourite music. Ask Siri to skip tracks and adjust the volume simply by speaking to your iPhone or Apple Watch, or command Alexa to do the same via your Amazon Echo device. The Amazon Alexa compatibility also allows you to control the AV Receiver using voice commands to switch the receiver on or off, adjust volume and switch inputs. To top it off, the AVR-X3500H will provide the best possible picture, no matter what the source. This is thanks to Advanced Video Processing with analogue-to-HDMI conversion, which means that video content can be upscaled to 1080p Full HD or 4K Ultra HD (60/50Hz). D&M Audiovisual Ltd., Unit 10, 1 Lanyon Quay Belfast BT1 3LG Northern Ireland T 02890 279830 www.denon.co.uk


ARCAM Bringing music & movies to life

ARCAM exists to bring the highest fidelity reproduction of music and movies into people’s lives. Established in 1976, the brand continues to embody a passion for music and strong engineering expertise, developing products that deliver a level of audio that is so convincing and lifelike it connects audiences straight to the emotional power of music and movies.

ARCAM has an unrivalled engineering pedigree and is recognised for its innovation and development of world-class products such as the first offboard DAC in 1988, the first British Dolby-S cassette deck in 1992 and the first hi-fi DAB separate in 1999. ARCAM’s brand new Hi-fi range - HDA is set to follow this same pattern with an all new fascia design, new features and using the best quality components to deliver impeccable sound and efficiency. The range features two amplifiers, the SA20 with Arcam’s unique class G topology and the SA10 their entry-level class A/B amplifier as well as the CDS50 combining SACD/CD playback, digital audio and network streaming player.

The West Wing, Stirling House, Waterbeach, Cambridge CB25 9QE T 01223 203200 www.arcam.co.uk 9


AUDIO NOTE (UK) Audio Note (UK) released its first single ended integrated amplifier, the OTO SE, in 1992 and it is a testimony both to the amplifier’s design and also to the company’s longevity that it is still possible to buy the same model today, still built completely in their factory in West Sussex, over 25 years later. While other manufacturers come and go, as do their products, Audio Note (UK) has stood the test of time and is now Europe’s largest and most prestigious manufacturer of ultra performance valve based home audio systems.

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The company is one of the few to offer complete in-house designed and manufactured systems. From the tip of the cartridge on the turntable, through the cables and amplification, right through to the drive units in the loudspeakers, everything is designed and produced by Audio Note (UK) in their factories in the UK and Europe. A vast range of different options is available to suit every music lover’s requirements (there are over 150 separate and distinct products currently in the Audio Note (UK) catalogue), from cost effective solutions to full systems that truly redefine the limits of performance and ones expectations of sound quality. As the company’s motto says; ‘Music’s Finest Conductor’.

Audio Note (UK) Ltd. Viscount House Units C, D and E Star Road Partridge Green RH13 8RA T 01273 830800 www.audionote.co.uk

The new Audio Note (UK) TT-Three turntable


BLUESOUND

Multi-room Music. The Hi-Res Way. Continuing sister company NAD Electronics’ ethos of proving that excellent sound quality and excellent value can exist together, Bluesound is an award-winning, premium wireless sound system that allows you play highres music in any and every room throughout your home. Available for iOS (iPhone, iPad), Android, Kindle Fire, and Windows & Mac desktops, the BluOS Controller app was built for music lovers. Simply open the BluOS app on your device and gain access to a wide-range of features, including browsing your favourite music service, grouping Players, and many more. Choose music from your favourite streaming service (including Tidal Masters) or from your own WAV, FLAC or MP3 files from your music library connected to your home network. Control where, at what volume, and when music plays with a free BluOS app for your smartphone, tablet, or desktop computer.

The music playing experience has never been more intuitive. Getting the kind of crisp and detailed sound that only an audiophile-grade system can deliver has never been easier.

Node 2i - Hi-Res streamer Powernode 2i - Hi-Res amplified streamer Vault 2i - Hi-Res streamer, ripper & NAS Pulse Flex 2i - Compact Hi-Res speaker Pulse Mini 2i - Medium size Hi-Res speaker Pulse 2i - Large size Hi-Res speaker Pulse Soundbar 2i - Hi-Res streaming sound system Sub - Compact & wireless for use with Pulse Soundar 2i

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CHORD ELECTRONICS For 30 years, Kent-based Chord Electronics has been proudly designing, engineering and handbuilding its class-leading hi-fi products in Great Britain and is one of very few wholly owned British hi-fi manufacturers. Chord Electronics’ exemplary engineering, all orchestrated from its riverside base near Maidstone, can be broadly split into two areas of expertise: digital and analogue. The digital devices, including its landmark DACs, available for both portable and home use, use proprietary technology which has been carefully refined over the past 20 years; Chord Electronics’ DACs continue to dominate the hi-f press awards, independently verifying their technological superiority. While its digital technology has been developed over two decades, its analogue technology has been perfected over three. Since 1989, when Chord Electronics was first noticed by the BBC, who became its first customer, (Abbey Road, Air Studios and

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Skywalker Sound promptly followed), the company’s unique amplifier technologies, carefully advanced by owner, MD and Chief Designer, John Franks, incorporated avionics-inspired techniques with nocompromise engineering. Franks’ domestic hi-fi range brought studio-quality sound and build standards into the home for the first time. Today, ground-breaking digital devices like the Hugo M Scaler (offering 16x the resolution of CD) and world-class analogue amplifiers like the new Etude and ULTIMA, continue to showcase the company as an innovator, pushing the boundaries of audio technology and always staying one step ahead. Chord Electronics Ltd The Pumphouse Farleigh Bridge Farleigh Lane East Farleigh ME16 9NB T 01622 721444  www.chordelectronics.co.uk

Instantly recognisable and effortlessly beautiful, Chord’s UK-made range sets the global standard for sound quality


CHORD ELECTRONICS

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INNUOS

PANASONIC

Innuos was founded in 2009 in the United Kingdom, with the vision that you don’t need to sacrifice sound quality nor be a technology wizard to enjoy the convenience of Digital Music at your fingertips. Innuos’ new Mk3 range of music servers takes a step forward in performance and introduces new levels of versatility. The ZENmini Mk3 now brings USB, optical, coaxial, and analogue RCA outputs allowing it to be easily connected to more systems than ever. Performance is further improved with a new custom motherboard, and now has HDD storage options ranging from 1TB to 8TB. A new optional Linear Power Supply now offers an upgrade path to both Mk3 and Mk2 ZENmini owners, providing a superior source of power in a dedicated matching chassis. The mid-range ZEN and high-end ZENith Mk3 servers allow enthusiasts and audiophiles to take their digital source even further by providing further advancements to the linear power supplies, isolation, and custom motherboards. The unique innuOS operating system is exclusively designed in-house enabling their servers to intelligently manage your entire digital music collection - CDs, downloads, or streaming. Simply add music and play from the convenience of your smart device. With full library management including editing, importing, backups and more, Innuos’ servers offer all the tools you need to easily control your digital music however you want, including the option to run as your dedicated Roon Core or Endpoint if desired.

Unit 15, The Venture Centre, Sir William Lyons Road, University of Warwick Science Park, Coventry CV4 7EZ T 01793 384048 info@innuos.com www.innuos.com

ZEN Mk3 Music Servers

FZ 802

Panasonic celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2018. Since the beginning of its business Panasonic has taken pride in its products, earning a reputation for their high quality & great performance. OLED TVs are no exception – the 2018 FZ Series (952 & 802) has won an enviable crop of 5 star & “Highly Recommended” awards since its launch. The FZ802 claimed the prestigious “TV of the Year” award in the HDTV Test shootout, when it was pitted against all the other premium models on the market. At Panasonic they focus most on picture quality, so work with Hollywood studios to ensure what you see it at home is as the director envisaged. Some of those same studios use OLED TVs to sign-off movies for release with the director & studio executives. Great TVs are one thing, but they need a great source to shine. Enter the new UB9000 Reference Class 4K UHD Blu-ray player. This What HiFi 5 star winning product makes no compromises, it uses the highest quality construction & components to deliver the best 4K picture content to your TV - as well as outputting unapparelled sound quality to your home cinema system.

Panasonic House Willoughby Road Bracknell RG12 8FP T 0844 844 3852 (Panasonic Customer Care Centre) www.panasonic.co.uk UB9000

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CYRUS

Made in UK

82 DAC and Stream XP2

Cyrus Audio offers a range of integrated and component systems costing from a few hundred pounds right through to their high-end signature components. They’ve been a world leader in the field for over 30 years, winning numerous awards for class-leading CD players, streamers and amplifiers, a heritage Cyrus is extremely proud of.

Cyrus Audio Ltd Ermine Business Park Huntingdon PE29 6XY T 01480 410900 www.cyrusaudio.com

Almost uniquely, they design and manufacture in the UK. This philosophy allows a lot of freedom in design – allowing them to use high-quality, short-run components which sound better, but are just not suitable for large volume overseas production methods. It also means Cyrus can offer an impressive range of upgrades

and service functions from its Cambridgeshire base, supporting many models for decades. All Cyrus products offer a level of insight and clarity in their performance that is nothing short of astonishing and even more so, when you consider the small size of most of their products, something that many customers also value highly. New this year, is the new Cyrus ONE HD amplifier. Not only is it small, powerful and incredibly articulate, it offers direct connection to almost all audio sources, from TVs and games consoles, right through to turntables.

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PRO-JECT AUDIO SYSTEMS

QUAD QUAD is Britain’s original high-end audio brand, with more than 80 years of audio innovation under its belt. The company’s current range comprises both solid-state and valve-based electronics alongside a range of highly acclaimed loudspeakers, including QUAD’s legendary electrostatics. Those seeking a flavour of the famous ESL electrostatic speakers in a more convenient and less costly forms should experience QUAD’s entrylevel S Series speakers, and the premium-level Z Series. Coupling bespoke ribbon tweeters for sweet, soaring treble with specially designed Kevlarconed mid/bass drivers, these speakers deliver a delicious mix of vibrant expression and fluid musicality.

Pro-Ject Audio Systems is widely recognised as one of the finest turntable manufacturers in the world. Their mission is simply to produce the best sounding analogue components at the most competitive prices possible. By putting the variety of customer needs first, Pro-Ject boast a range of products that both look and sound sublime, all at a variety of price points. Pro-Ject is also obsessed with the importance of stereo playback systems. With modern audio systems often bringing speakers either very close together or into a single enclosure, the real impact and importance of true hi-fi stereo is being lost. That’s why everything ProJect creates is made with pure stereo applications in mind; bringing back the true emotional importance of music to audio enthusiasts around the world. Based just north of Vienna, Austria, all Pro-Ject Audio Systems turntables are made by a highly adept workforce with great skill, care and attention in their central-European factory.

Henley Audio, Unit B, Park 34, Collett, Didcot OX11 7WB T 01235 511 166 sales@henleyaudio.co.uk www.henleyaudio.co.uk 16

When it comes to electronics, QUAD’s Artera Series fuses decades of sonic experience with cutting-edge tech and crisp, clean styling. The Artera Solus (Pictured) is the latest addition to this range offering a complete one box solution which despite its attractive simplicity, sports cuttingedge sophistication beneath the skin.This neat unit offers 2 x 75 watt per channel of class AB amplification as well as a slot loading CD mechanism, Bluetooth wireless connectivity and a built in DAC with three digital inputs alongside two analogue inputs for more traditional sources. Combining the assurance of tradition with the buzz of innovation, QUAD makes made-to-measure hi-fi for modern music lovers. And with more new components nearing launch in 2019, the company’s future looks as bright as its illustrious past. IAG, Units 13/14 Glebe Road, St Peters Industrial Estate, Huntingdon PE29 7DL T 01480 452561 www.quad-hifi.co.uk


NAIM AUDIO Authentic music excellence since 1973 Naim has been crafting high-performance music systems and accessories at its Salisbury HQ for 45 years. During that time, its ethos has remained consistent: every Naim product is conceived, designed and engineered entirely in service of the sound, revealing a pure experience of music that is as close as possible to its original live source. Naim now offers a full family of audio systems, blending the latest technology with class-leading performance and usability. Whether you’re looking for a single system or seamlessly coordinated music in every room, there is a five-star rated Naim product to suit. (If you’re lucky enough to drive a Bentley, you can enjoy Naim’s audiophile in-car system, too!) Bring your music to life Your journey into the Naim family begins with the Mu-so range of wireless music systems. Using patented technology, both the Mu-so and Mu-so Qb are driven by powerful digital brains and fitted with custom-designed speakers for a musical experience that has to be heard to be believed. Enjoy a world of music and radio stations with advanced yet simple to use connectivity, including AirPlay (Apple Music), UPnP high-res streaming, Bluetooth® (aptX®), Spotify® Connect, TIDAL, and iRadio There are also USB, analogue and digital inputs, plus the ability to stream to multiple rooms – including integrating with other Naim streaming systems. Using Mu-so is easy, with exquisite on-board volume dial and controls, plus music discovery and control via the Naim app for iOS and Android devices. Whether you are starting your journey with Naim, or looking for a secondary system for another room in your home, Mu-so offers everything you could ever want from an all-in-one system.

Mu-so and Mu-so Qb

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NAIM AUDIO

Naim Uniti Atom - EISA Award Winner

Brilliance in a box

The Naim Uniti family represents 45 years of British hi-fi excellence refined into exceptional one-box systems, each with class-leading performance, aesthetics and usability. Just add the speakers of your choice. Built in Salisbury, the award-winning Uniti family consists of three all-in-one players: the reference audiophile Uniti Nova, the multi-functional CD operating Uniti Star and the compact yet powerful Uniti Atom. Each player features full Naim streaming functionality alongside integrated amplifiers inspired by the iconic Naim NAIT integrated amplifier design. The Uniti Core music server completes the range, allowing you to store and stream thousands of albums and back up allyour music. With each player working independently (or together, alongside other Naim music streaming systems), simply add speakers to unleash your music in any room of the house.

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The custom Naim app gives you effortless control over individual or multiple products; access all your music including favourite radio stations, streaming services and playlists and update your system wirelessly with a single tap. With an impressive array of features including Chromecast Built-In which provides a gateway to hundreds of streaming services worldwide (Deezer, Qobuz, TuneIn, Soundcloud and more), the lossless streaming service TIDAL, SpotifyÂŽ Connect, UPnP for hi-res streaming, CD ripping and storage on the Uniti Star and Uniti Core and AirPlay and Bluetooth for instant access to your music collection, as well as those all-important digital, analogue and HDMI connections for audio. As all the five-star ratings and awards from around the world show, Uniti represents the ultimate in one-box performance.


NAIM AUDIO Experience Music as it was Imagined Their intrinsic quality is where Naim’s reference highfidelity separates steal the spotlight and allow you to create your perfect musical space. Steeped in the knowledge, heritage of design and engineering excellence, Naim’s range of separates systems capture the difference between listening to a simple recording of sound and actually being able to experience the reality of the musical performance, as the original artist intended. Naim’s Classic, 500 and Statement ranges provides almost unlimited scope to travel the Naim upgrade path with power supplies, pre and power amplifiers and high performance sources - including a new generation of music-streaming players - to create music without compromise.

All of Naim’s networked players operate on the same streaming platform making them perfect for multiroom playing. From a Mu-so wireless music system all the way to our reference ND 555 network player, you can link up to five systems (up to four via wi-fi; fifth via ethernet connection) across your home for perfect beat-for-beat multiroom music, or play different music simultaneously in different rooms, all controlled via the Naim app for iOS and Android. From an all-in-one system to full separates hi-fi, Naim’s uncompromising attitude to engineering enables you to hear every single note in equal measure and go deeper into the music.

Southampton Road Salisbury SP1 2LN T 01722 426600 info@naimaudio.com www.naimaudio.com

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PRIMARE

I35 Prisma and CD35 Prisma

Primare is a Scandinavian company, and many of the distinctive characteristics of the brand are rooted in Scandinavian culture – in a particular way of living, and of experiencing music and video.

By extension, Primare components are designed with hygge in mind, in a sense to take the role of that flame, with the goal of providing performance that allows for a deeply satisfying experience – or to heighten the hygge.

Hygge (“hyoo-guh”) refers to a Scandinavian ideal that directly translates as “cozy”, but more accurately describes that deep satisfaction from sharing food and drink, music and movies, with family and friends in the simple celebration of everyday life.

Inspired by this ideal, Primare’s Prisma line allows everyone in the household to explore, discover, and share today’s ever-expanding music and visual experiences in all their richness and variety, whether the source is analog or digital, wired or wireless, stored or streamed, all easily managed from a mobile device.

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Primare – the sound and vision of Scandinavia www.primare.net info@primare.net Facebook @PRIMARE.AB


REGA

Since its inception in 1973, Rega’s initial success was built upon award-winning tonearms and turntables but they have been making complete hi-fi systems since the eighties. This year, Rega has continued to add to its ever-expanding range. This includes the introduction of the Aura reference moving coil phono stage, the stunning Planar 8 turntable and the award winning Planar 1 Plus with its high-quality integrated phono stage, making it the perfect first step back into the vinyl world. You can expect even more exciting new products throughout 2019. Rega now sells to forty six different countries and manufactures over fifty different hi-fi products including

amplifiers, DAC’s, cartridges, CD players, loudspeakers, and a wide range of accessories to name but a few. Now employing one hundred and forty people, Rega remains a dedicated British manufacturer designing and assembling every product by hand in its purpose built, and ever expanding, 38,000 sq.ft facility in the South East of England. All Rega products are assembled by highly skilled technicians who take great pride in the work they do. So confident are they in their ability that Rega offers a lifetime warranty against manufacture defects on every product they make.

Roy Gandy, Rega’s founder

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TESTIMONIALS

RUARK AUDIO

The staff at Audio T were extremely helpful in allowing me to have an unhurried listening session. I tried out 3 different pairs of speakers, received lots of useful advice and felt under no pressure. Couldn't fault the listening and buying experience.

I had ordered something I did not need and was phoned by Audio T to check if I really needed it.This was very generous of them, they could have just taken my money and sent the goods.

Mr Wilkinson

Top class service from an enthusiastic and very knowledgeable advisor. The Naim Uniti is a significant outlay and I was able to have unrushed demonstrations with my own speakers which allowed me to make a considered judgement. Most impressive.

Helpful, patient and professional, I would have to thank him for his time and advice and his valued recommendations. I will be going back in the not too distant future. Mr Clinch

Mr Clark

AudioT always give a superb service. Great advice and a relaxed environment.You genuinely feel that they know the product and tailor their advice to the individual.

Mr Lamport

Mr Barley

Miss Bradstock

Audio T repaired and serviced my 30 year old Linn Sondek recently and fitted a new cartridge. Outstanding service and the deck is playing as good as when it was brand new. Really recommend these guys.

Excellent service delivered promptly, kept in touch throughout. First Class prompt installation nothing too much trouble even updating my existing Naim software. Integrated Uniti Star with my existing equipment and left me with a superb sound. This is my second product from Audio T and I wouldn’t consider going anywhere else. Rarely does service exceed expectations the way this did.

Mr Thompson

The service from Audio T is second to none.The staff there are so very helpful, knowledgeable and professional.They are an excellent team and I highly recommend them. Mr Tilt 22

R7

Great service, friendly helpful advice for a novice audiophile definitely recommended.

Ruark Audio is a family-owned, British company. They have been creating audio products for over thirty years, and are just as passionate today as they were back then. Alan O’Rourke and his father Brian, a skilled cabinet maker became captivated by a trade and hobby that they both enjoyed.You would usually find music playing in their house and with the advent of stereo sound, they began designing their own speakers. Friends and family soon gave their seal of approval, so they began working on two initial designs that they felt could be produced commercially and launched Ruark Acoustics in 1985.    Nowadays, Ruark is immensely proud to offer a generation of music systems with wide ranging appeal, enjoyed for both their beautiful design and superior sound. From compact speakers and table top radios, to integrated music systems and perhaps the most elegant digital radiogram available. Using only the best technology, all Ruark products are developed with sound and connectivity in mind. And, with their intuitive Rotodial Control System, all Ruark models share the same easy-to-use controls.   Whatever you choose to listen to, you can relax in the knowledge that you are listening to the very best. You are listening to Ruark.

Mr Delacour 59 Tailors Court, Temple Farm Industrial Estate, Southend-on-Sea SS2 5TH T 01702 601410 www.ruarkaudio.com


YAMAHA Experience true sound with Yamaha. Yamaha’s MusicCast is better than ever. With all new features such as MusicCast Surround, building your perfect home cinema system has never been easier, use either MusicCast 20’s or MusicCast 50‘s as wireless rear channels and SUB 100 as wireless subwoofer, no speaker cables. Pair it with your MusicCast BAR 40 soundbar or new Aventage range of AV Receivers to get exceptional sound - wirelessly. Using the smart and intuitive MusicCast app, you can even pair MusicCast 20’s or MusicCast 50 speakers to create a clean & modern stereo Hi-Fi system, you can even add the SUB 100 for additional depth of sound, creating a rich & powerful music system.

Your system can even be paired with Amazon Alexa, proving a voice controlled, hands free experience. In addition to voice control, the easy to use MusicCast Controller app can be downloaded from the iOS App Store and Google Play store for free. Anything can be streamed anywhere with MusicCast. With the MusicCast VINYL 500, you can stream your vinyl records to any MusicCast speaker in your house, completely wirelessly. CD audio, Bluetooth audio and even TV audio can be heard anywhere around you house with the power of MusicCast. Visit uk.yamaha.com for more.

Yamaha Music Europe GmbH (UK) Sherbourne Drive Tilbrook Milton Keynes MK7 8BL T 0844 811 1116 uk.yamaha.com

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INTRODUCTION TO LOUDSPEAKERS Loudspeakers have changed dramatically over the past few years and nowadays you can get outstanding performance from a vast range of stylish designs – some grand and imposing and others so tiny that you will barely notice them.

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Your options are, broadly speaking, traditional wooden speakers that have been the mainstay of the speaker market for years and give great sound. They are available as bookshelf, stand mounted or floor standing designs and can look very elegant. The finishes of these speakers has also changed and now, in addition to wood, they are often available in both white and high gloss black and look stunning. If your goal is excellent reproduction of music then these are still the best choice, although they are larger than some of the alternatives. The other approach to speakers is the custom installed way, where speakers are fitted discreetly into ceilings, walls and even rocks in the garden! This is a great way to lose those boxes but it generally compromises the sound unless you buy the very best. They are ideally suited to bedrooms, bathrooms, pools or patios, where ultimate sound quality is not the main requirement

or the use of more traditional speakers would be inappropriate. Ceiling fitted speakers can also be used in home cinema systems (in combination with a floor mounted sub woofer) or as a discrete solution to where to put the rear speakers. There are also stand alone wireless options where speaker and amplifier are built into one box and the music is sent straight to it via your wireless network or Bluetooth, controlled by a phone or a tablet. This approach offers neither stereo nor the ultimate in fidelity but it is a simple (even portable) solution that will suit many people. These speakers are great in kitchens and other rooms where a traditional hi-fi solution is unnecessary and many DAB radios are now equipped with this option as well. Bluetooth enabled speakers can also be connected wirelessly to many Panasonic TVs. Whichever alternative you choose you will still need to think about how the speakers will react with the room and where you will place them. As you would expect, our staff have great experience in matching systems to rooms and will gladly guide you. And remember, loudspeakers are like car engines: they’re mechanical devices that need to be run-in. Treat them gently for the first week or two and you’ll find that as time passes their sound will improve noticeably.


ACOUSTIC ENERGY Acoustic Energy Loudspeakers, designed for the love of music. Founded in 1987, Acoustic Energy is a British owned loudspeaker manufacturer based in the Cotswolds. AE’s first speaker, the AE1, gained an enviable reputation as one of the finest high-end compact monitors available, setting performance standards in accuracy, power-handling, dynamics, transparency and above all musicality. These qualities came to embody the company’s core product standards which are faithfully maintained to this day. AE continues to innovate with new technologies, materials and manufacturing techniques, coupled with engineering expertise and extensive listening development. The result being awards and critical acclaim from over forty countries around the globe, with professional studios, retailers, journalists and music fans worldwide choosing AE loudspeakers. AE offers a comprehensive range of loudspeakers designed to meet the demands of the ever-changing audio market. Whether it’s the latest award-winning ‘Active’ version of the AE1 with 100W of built-in amplification, the compact, room-friendly AE100 stand-mount punching well above its weight or the floor-standing AE309 with slimline dimensions and a modest price that belies serious hi-fi performance—there’s an Acoustic Energy loudspeaker to suit every musical taste and budget.

Acoustic Energy Directors Mat, James and Neil

for the love of music

AE309

16 Bridge Road, Cirencester GL7 1NJ T 01285 654432 www.acoustic-energy.co.uk 25


DALI

OPHIDIAN Ophidian loudspeakers offer a breath of fresh air. Young British designer Gareth James founded the company with a view to providing an alternative way of looking at loudspeakers and out of the box thinking. From the tiny Minimo micro monitors up to the mighty P-series floorstanders every model features their unique Aeroflex bass loading topology. By keeping air velocity within the cabinet to a minimum the drive units are able to extract every ounce of detail with complete control at both high and low volumes.

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DALI (Danish Audiophile Loudspeaker Industries) grew from Scandinavia’s leading audio retail chain in 1983, with the aim to meet customers’ demands which existing brands could not offer. Driven by a raw passion for music and its honest reproduction, DALI design and develop loudspeakers in-house at their factory in Noerager, Denmark. DALI speakers are defined by sublime quality and an engaging audio experience across a wide area in any room. A key contributing factor to DALI’s success is their exclusive DALI drive units, which are designed from scratch by their engineers in Denmark. Because of their unique driver technologies and materials, they are able to design and manufacture speaker systems that allow listeners to experience their favourite music exactly as the artists intended.   DALI offer a wide range of loudspeakers, all of which reflect the true DALI principles. Today they offer loudspeakers to suit all tastes and budgets, from the cost-conscious DALI SPEKTOR series to the superb flagship DALI EPICON range. DALI not only produce fantastic Hi-Fi and home cinema loudspeakers, but have also in recent years released a selection of Active speakers. The awardwinning DALI KATCH portable Bluetooth speaker has been praised for its impressive sound and stunning compact appearance.

DALI Audio UK Ltd. AV House, Unit 12 Amor Way Letchworth Garden City SG6 1UG T 0845 644 35 37 www.dali-speakers.com/uk 26

The benefits extend all the way up the audible spectrum too as both midrange and treble become clearer and cleaner, free from unwanted bass overtones and distortion. Beautifully finished cabinets built in the UK complete the package - but it’s the way they reproduce music that needs to be heard.

Ophidian Audio T 0151 632 5180 www.ophidian.co.uk


KEF Introducing the all-new KEF R Series, a complete, top-to-bottom transformation of what was already one of the world’s most acclaimed loudspeaker ranges. Boasting a hefty raft of technological innovations and design improvements, the new R Series draws on acoustic developments originally achieved in KEF’s flagship Reference Series, bringing authentically high-end design features and resulting high performance levels into this category for the first time. The all-new R Series includes three types of elegant floorstanding speakers, a pair of impressive standmount speakers, a centre speaker and, finally, a unique Atmos surround sound module. Listen in stereo or even build a 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos surround sound system for the ultimate home cinema experience. Suitable for any space or situation, this phenomenal speaker range is guaranteed to offer even the most critical audiophile a fully immersive experience of their favourite playlist or movie.

Elegantly designed with utmost attention to detail, the R Series’ pleasurable aesthetic combined with its flawless audio performance creates a set-up that belongs in a league of its own. Available in Gloss White, Gloss Black and Walnut finishes, this range of speakers are the perfect addition to your living space.

Eccleston Road, Tovil, Maidstone ME15 6QP T 01622 672261 www.kef.com

KEF R7

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BOWERS & WILKINS Bowers & Wilkins products consistently set the benchmark for high-performance Hi-Fi, home cinema and personal sound. Its 800 Series Diamond loudspeakers are the reference monitors of the world’s most demanding recording studios, and it produces bestin-class speakers for most budgets. Bowers & Wilkins also manufacture awardwinning headphones and Wireless Music Systems, as well as being the audio system of choice for premium automotive manufacturers such as BMW and Maserati.

Bring storied sound to every moment with the new 600 Series speakers from Bowers & Wilkins. Since 1966, they’ve made technological advances to design the perfect loudspeaker, and their latest innovations bring that heritage to music and movie lovers alike. Their speakers are used in leading recording studios around the world because of their accuracy, such as at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. Bowers & Wilkins brings music and sound to your ears the way it was meant to be heard. The 600 Series features the award-winning Continuum cone, which creates layered sound with a pristine soundscape. The Continuum cone was developed over an eight-year period and was first featured on the flagship 800 Series Diamond. Today, this sees its way into the sixth generation of the critically acclaimed 600 Series, offered in both stereo and surround sound. Enjoy every moment thanks to the storied sound of the new 600 Series. The new Bowers & Wilkins 700 Series delivers exceptional performance from a wide-ranging, comprehensive collection of loudspeakers. The series sees the implementation of technology first seen in the high-end 800 Series Diamond, alongside bespoke technology seen here for the first time such as the Carbon Dome™. In 800 Series, from the extraordinary 800 D3 to the more accessible 805 D3 – there is something to suit every audiophile preference. Imagined, designed and produced in the UK, the 800 Series Diamond range is the pinnacle of British acoustic engineering achievement.

Dale Road Worthing BN11 2BH T 01903 221500 uksales@bwgroup.com www.bowers-wilkins.co.uk 28

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DYNAUDIO

Get closer to your music

Confidence 60

Serious engineering. Serious pedigree. And seriously entertaining. What do Dynaudio speakers sound like? They sound like whatever you play through them. Nothing more, nothing less. They sound like music. Ever since it started in 1977, Dynaudio has committed itself to reproducing music the way the artist intended. That’s why you’ll find its monitor speakers in professional studios all over the world, providing a reference benchmark for some of the most famous recordings in history. When you listen to a pair of Dynaudio speakers at home, you’ll get the same experience.You’ll hear what the artist heard. What the engineer heard.You’ll hear exactly what they wanted you to hear. 30

Every speaker the company produces is designed and engineered at Dynaudio Labs, the company’s vast R&D centre in Skanderborg, Denmark. And the same engineers work on it all – from the Emit M10 and Special Forty (both multiple award-winners), to the Evoke 30 and the all-new Confidence 60. They’re all analysed in the world-class Jupiter measuring facility, and – most importantly – listened to in Dynaudio’s famous listening rooms. (Want to know just how seriously Dynaudio takes performance? Even the diminutive Music 1 intelligent wireless speaker got the Jupiter treatment…) And, of course, you can take Dynaudio on the road with you in Volkswagen’s range. Listen to a Dynaudio speaker and you’ll hear your music the way it was meant to be heard.


DYNAUDIO

10 Felsham Chase Cambridge CB25 0JP T 01638 742 427 dynaudiouk@dynaudio.com www.dynaudio.com

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MONITOR AUDIO

REL REL make subwoofers, only subwoofers. Nothing else. They believe the perfect subwoofer is one built with quality materials and craftsmanship, one designed for your unique space; that is engineered to not just give you boom, but to seamlessly integrate with your system, expanding its entire range and providing depth to the soundstage. We know that this perfect subwoofer–this REL– will transform your whole experience of sound. This year, REL have expanded into professional levels of Home Theatre with the Serie HT line of subwoofers. They designed the HT to play exceptionally loud at a budget price, excel at speed because this is what delivers suddenness to special effects or musical transients, and go very low, as modern special effects are being pitched lower and lower these days. The formula quickly defined itself; larger driver than is common at these prices, very powerful amps that start at 300W and get bigger, larger cabinet which reduces the energy needed to make higher output and a lightweight cone structure necessary for speed.

Silver Series: Elevating Performance to a new level Delivering the best possible sound into your life is Monitor Audio’s main aim. Whether from movies or your favourite music, with the Silver Series of technologically advanced loudspeakers you can be sure of a quality so lifelike that it takes you to the heart of the performance. Silver perfection With a pedigree in British hi-fi design, Monitor Audio speakers are crafted for perfection in sound, aesthetics and build quality. Each of the nine Silver Series models has been meticulously created by engineers and craftsmen who are as passionate about music as you are. The result of over forty years of expertise in speaker development, this affordable family of sleek audio masterpieces takes performance to a new level of fidelity. Hi-fi and home theatre systems have never sounded this good. Crafted for you Technology from Monitor Audio’s flagship range has been incorporated to reduce distortion, providing the purest mid-range performance.You will rediscover your music and film collection as you’ve never heard it before with our award-wining Silver Series.å

24 Brook Road, Rayleigh SS6 7XJ T 01268 740580 info@monitoraudio.com www.monitoraudio.com 32

Home Cinema (and, yes, music) systems are transformed with Serie HT; expanding the sound stage, blending seamlessly with high performance speakers and delivering power and punch in perfect synch.

North Road, Bridgend Industrial Estate, Bridgend CF31 3TP T 01656 768777 www.rel.net

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NEAT ACOUSTICS Neat Acoustics was created in 1989 through a love of music; playing, writing, performing, recording and - mainly - listening. For thirty years this passion has enabled Neat to create loudspeakers which clearly reveal the intent and purpose of the music. Neat is also well known for producing loudspeakers that deliver big sounds from compact, home-friendly designs. This trend continues with the new Iota Xplorer.

At 74cm tall, and with a small footprint of 20 x 22cm, the Xplorer is intended for discreet close-to-wall placement. As with several other Neat designs, the Xplorer features iso-baric bass loading - a clever way of obtaining deeper bass than usual from a given size of enclosure, yet with increased control of the bass output for articulate low frequency definition. It also features an Air Motion Transformer tweeter, which helps the Xplorer to project a natural room-filling presentation. Xplore your music the Neat way!

29 Harmire Enterprise Park Barnard Castle DL12 8XT T 01833 631021 www.neatacoustics.com

Iota Xplorer

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RUSSELL K

SPENDOR

Russell-K is a British Company that designs and builds Precision Audio Loudspeaker Systems. The focus is totally on producing the most authentic and believable sound possible. Russell Kauffman founder and designer believes that sometimes turning the rule book upside down can lead to a better solution to an ageold problem. Designers have for years struggled to find ways to damp loudspeaker cabinets, to make them inert, to have no sound. Russell decided to do the opposite and not damp the enclosures at all but to allow them to flex in a controlled way. A Russell-K speaker behaves much like a violin or a guitar, in that both the strings and body make the sound together in a musical instrument. Likewise with a Russell-K speaker the drive units and cabinet vibrate together in unison. The result is a speaker that sounds as if it does not have a cabinet. The Undamped Cabinet Concept is just one of many technologies utilised within a Russell-K Speaker System. Within a very short space of time the Company has received many top reviews from the Hi Fi press and praise from happy owners A Speaker that needs to be heard

Wentworth House, 81-83 High Street North, Dunstable LU6 1JJ T 01582 477355 www.russellk.co.uk

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A2

Every Spendor loudspeaker is designed, engineered and assembled at our facility in East Sussex, with all components and cabinets refined through an extensive in-house R&D programme. The distinctive Spendor sound is the product of our obsession with detail and engineering excellence. For example, Spendor drive units work seamlessly together through efficient high-quality crossover networks, employing short signal paths, whilst being anchored directly to the rigid cabinet structure. Spendor cabinets, all manufactured at our cabinet plant in Sheffield, incorporate our unique dynamic damping technology to deliver super-fast response, while high linearity crossover components, high quality internal cabling and our solid forged steel stabilizer spike system, incorporated on each floor-standing model, all contribute to the class-leading performance of every Spendor design. The result of all this knowledge and expertise is three distinctive Spendor product lines that all offer the authentic Spendor listening experience, carefully tailored for different preferences, needs and budget. Our A-Line loudspeakers offer captivating performance in compact, elegant designs suitable for smaller spaces. Spendor Classic delivers an immersive listening experience that many listeners find missing in other speakers, whilst D-Line delivers resolution, accuracy and scale to bring out the very best in high-performance audio systems. Made for Music. Designed for you. G5 Ropemaker Park, South Road, Hailsham BN27 3GY. T 01323 843474 info@spendoraudio.com www.spendoraudio.com

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PMC PMC, the Emmy® award-winning British loudspeaker company, presents the twenty5 series, a range of superlative, hand-crafted speakers that have received hundreds of accolades from around the world, including “Loudspeaker of the Year”. Comprising five models of increasing size plus a dedicated centre channel and an active subwoofer of astounding quality, the twenty5 series refines PMC’s established ATL™ concept with new drivers and Laminair, the result of extensive research into the aerodynamics of the transmission line. The results are loudspeakers with smooth, extended bass, unparalleled vocal clarity and breath-taking dynamic performance - at any volume. The twenty5 series is the culmination of a quarter of a century of research, obsessive design and craft, and shares the same philosophy that inspired the production of ‘Cor’, the company’s first domestic integrated amplifier. The ideal companion to the twenty5 series for perfect music at home. Long-standing customers making music with PMC include Stevie Wonder, Elbow, Elton John, the BBC, Capitol Studios, and many of the composers behind the greatest Hollywood soundtracks. Many manufacturers may claim a prestigious professional heritage; PMC is the only one with the true credentials. You’ll hear your music and movies exactly as the artists, composers and producers intended, only with PMC.

cor

Holme Court, Biggleswade SG18 9ST T 0870 4441044 sales@pmc-speakers.com www.pmc-speakers.com

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INTRODUCTION TO ACCESSORIES

ISOTEK

The performance of your Hi-Fi or Home Cinema system is influenced most by your choice of major components, however, other seemingly less important items also play a vital role in the process. The cables, the stands and the supports under your system can all dramatically affect – and improve – the system’s performance. Spending relatively small amounts of money here can produce large improvements in sound quality. We aim to give you the best advice on finding the balance between what is truly worthwhile and running up huge bills on accessories you don’t need. Stands and tables contribute significantly to the way loudspeakers and system components perform. Loudspeaker stands not only place your loudspeakers at the correct height they also improve detail, dynamics and bass performance. Equipment stands enhance the performance of Blu-ray/CD players, turntables and electronics by dealing with spurious air and structureborne vibrations. There’s a vast range available in different designs, different materials and different colours, so there’s no excuse for not giving your system the support it deserves! Good cables are crucial: the interconnects that come free with equipment rarely offer adequate performance and you should certainly consider replacing them. Poor speaker cables will also strangle the sound of your whole system. Likewise poor video cables will not exploit the full potential of your television or projector. Headphones have had a huge renaissance and new audiophile models are appearing every month. They can sound even better than your speakers and, with the addition of a portable DAC, you can listen to your favourite music in HD audio. We sell Bluetooth wireless models and also headphones for travelling with built in noise reduction. But most of all we sell a wide range to upgrade those supplied with smart phones and the like. The headphones in the box are almost always very poor and upgrading quite inexpensively can make a huge difference to the sound. Replacement versions can also come with the ability to take phone calls - a very useful addition if, say, you are out walking.

Are you getting 100% performance from all of your audio electronics you own in your system? Do you know that distortion and mains noise on the incoming power supplied to your equipment will hold back its performance? If you are not supplying your audio or audio-visual components with optimised clean power, you will not achieve ultimate performance. Mains noise contamination is becoming worse, and IsoTek’s range of awardwinning products can solve this. With IsoTek installed before your audio electronics, you will hear a more open sound, which is more detailed with better soundstage, air, space and dynamic energy. IsoTek’s range of power cleaning solutions will allow you to get 100% performance, 100% of the time. From the product-specific Genesis One, Titan One or Nova One single outlet filters or sine wave generators, dedicated to a single connected item to the latest 12 outlet Nova, a full system upgrade for source components as well as large power amplifiers. IsoTek offers a range of versatile solutions and various price points to cater for whatever specific needs you have. IsoTek delivers award-winning products for every budget. Ask for a demonstration of IsoTek or visit www.isoteksystems.com for more information.

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AUDIO-TECHNICA DSR9BT: Wireless music has never sounded so good

Audio-Technica was founded by Hideo Matsushita in a small flat in Shinjuku, Tokyo, in 1962, with the philosophy that everyone should have access to quality audio. Since then, the company has designed innovative products that offer a unique audio experience from the studio to the street. This quest for quality audio was employed to transform the Bluetooth listening experience, as often people find that wireless sound is distorted and less satisfactory. The DSR9BT and DSR7BT were the first Bluetooth

headphones in the world to employ Pure Digital Drive technology, a system that enables you to hear details never experienced before in the realm of wireless listening. Both the DSR9BT and DSR7BT provide 15 hours of power on one charge, with touch controls enabling you to manage music and calls on the move with just one swipe. The headphones combine their pure audio clarity with carefully chosen materials, such as a luxury memory foam headband, for additional comfort.  

Founder Hideo Matsushita

Technica House 5 Millennium Way Leeds LS11 5AL UK T 0113 277 1441 www.audio-technica.com 37


AUDIOQUEST AudioQuest is a US based company that has been manufacturing high performance, low distortion cables and accessories for over 38 years. Founder and chief cable designer, Bill Low is a driven man, ever since he fell in love with building his own speakers at college in the 1960’s he’s been devoted to designing and building products that honour the creativity of the artist. Inspiration can come from surprising places, and for Bill, the design of the Niagara Series of power conditioners, and the complementary Storm Series power cables

Rocket II

Hoge Bergen 10 4704 RH Roosendaal The Netherlands T 01249 848873 info@audioquest.nl www.audioquest.com 38

was the last place he expected to get a creative spark for ground-breaking new speaker cable designs. It’s fair to say Bill has never claimed to have found an audio cable holy grail, but he’s delighted by the huge leap in performance these ideas have afforded AudioQuest’s newest cable designs. The new Rocket 11 won’t break the bank and has already established quite a following. But, as in all things audio, don’t trust anyone else’s ears apart from your own, believe us when we say you owe it to yourself to take a listen.


CHORD COMPANY Designing and hand-building near Stonehenge, England, this team of dedicated music lovers has been creating high-performance audio products since 1985. The company goes to great lengths (and precise tolerances!) to produce their awardwinning cables; every element is chosen for optimum performance. Whatever music you play and whatever format you use, Chord Company’s class-leading products can transform your listening experience, making extraordinary degrees of musical honesty and realism possible. Chord Company enjoys an international reputation for realistically priced, audiophile-quality interconnects and speaker cables, and has become known for its unique ARAY/Tuned ARAY/Super ARAY conductor technology, proprietary Taylon® insulation, advanced shielding materials and its ground-breaking ChordOhmic speaker plug connectors. These advanced flagship technologies have, over time, also trickled through to the company’s wider product range. Regardless of budget or type of system, Chord Company has a range of cables that will let you hear just how good your music can sound. Why not arrange a demonstration?

All Chord Company cables are designed, hand-built and tested at their factory in Salisbury

Chord Company House, The Millsway Centre, Amesbury, Salisbury SP4 7RX. T 01980 625700 www.chord.co.uk 39


HI FI RACKS

Hi Fi Racks has been producing the highest quality AV furniture, for music lovers around the world, for over 10 years. Using only the finest solid hardwood’s available, each item of furniture is lovingly designed and handcrafted on-site, in their workshop, based in the heart of rural Leicestershire. Hi Fi Racks’ mantra has always been to produce furniture that looks as good as it sounds. With this approach their high-quality, innovative, design and craftsmanship has won Hi Fi Racks many prestigious awards from around the globe. As a friendly, family owned business, they understand that every customer’s needs are unique and one size does not fit all - that’s why their products can be tailormade to meet your exact requirements. Whether you are looking to get the best possible performance from your hi-fi system, display your cherished turntable, house your LP collection or position your new smart TV, Hi Fi Racks has the solution.

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✔ See and hear almost every product in this Guide ✔ Meet the manufacturers and designers ✔ Visit the What Hi-Fi? stand for a demonstration or an answer to any questions you might have ✔ See loads of the latest products, hot from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas ✔ Get great deals on most purchases made at the Show ✔ Win a prize in the huge Show competition ✔ Free headphones for students ✔ Easy to get to, right in the heart of Bristol and next to the Cabot Circus shopping and entertainment area ✔ Easy parking close to the hotel ✔ A great day out for all the family ✔ The Show’s 32nd year! Bristol 2019 Prices On the door: Adults £13; Students/Senior Citizens (over 65) £11.50; Accompanied children under 16 FREE Online*: Adults £11.50; Students/Senior Citizens (over 65) - £10.00 Two Day Tickets: Adults £22.00 (available online only); Students/Senior Citizens (over 65) £19.00 (available online only) Three Day Tickets:
Adults £32.00 (available online only); Students/Senior Citizens (over 65) £27.50 (available online only) *booking fee applies In association with:

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BRENTWOOD

30 Crown Street BRENTWOOD CM14 4BA

01277 264730 brentwood@audio-t.co.uk Contacts: Paul, Francis and Jason

BRIGHTON

Opening hours Monday Closed Tuesday 9:30 - 17:30 Wednesday 9:30 - 17:30 Thursday 9:30 - 17:30 Friday 9:30 - 17:30 Saturday 9:30 - 17:30 Sunday Closed We’ll Pay For Your Parking Refunded against purchase

A warm, welcoming atmosphere and knowledgeable, experienced staff make Audio T Brentwood the best destination for quality Home Cinema and Hi-Fi in the local area. With over 28 years industry experience between us we are well-equipped to deal with your needs, whether these are a small Hi-Fi system or a full-blown Multi-Room installation. We have a long established store and lots of products up and running for you to play with - now including the iconic B&W800 series loudspeakers - and are always happy to show you the latest and greatest products available. Tea and coffee are very definitely part of the service.   We are as happy discussing new streaming products as we are talking CD players and turntables, (which we are able to service if you need us to).

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69 London Road BRIGHTON BN1 4JE

01273 609 431 brighton@audio-t.co.uk Contacts: Julian, Paul and John

Opening hours Monday Closed Tuesday 9:30 - 17:30 Wednesday 9:30 - 17:30 Thursday 9:30 - 17:30 Friday 9:30 - 17:30 Saturday 9:30 - 17:30 Sunday Closed We’ll Pay For Your Parking Refunded against purchase

Welcome to Audio T Brighton. Here since 1980 we previously traded as Jeffries Hi-Fi before joining the Audio T group in 2002. Music is a key factor in our lives and we would be very pleased to have the opportunity to help you improve your enjoyment of music and movies at home. Extraordinarily, between the three of us we have amassed over 100 years in Hi-Fi retail.   Turntable specialists since the early days of the Linn Sondek LP12 and Rega turntables and with over 40 years of providing upgrades and servicing for these and other makes we can help you obtain the best possible sound.   Our refurbished Home Cinema room is well worth a visit so come along for a ‘wow’ moment.


BRISTOL

65 Park Street BRISTOL BS1 5PB

0117 926 4975 bristol@audio-t.co.uk Contacts: Martin, Max and James

Opening hours Monday Closed Tuesday 9:30 - 17:30 Wednesday 9:30 - 17:30 Thursday 9:30 - 17:30 Friday 9:30 - 17:30 Saturday 9:30 - 17:30 Sunday Closed We’ll Pay For Your Parking Refunded against purchase

The Bristol store is situated on the ever popular and vibrant Park Street in central Bristol. Here you will be greeted by friendly, knowledgeable staff with many years of experience between them. The store boasts two demonstration rooms and a range of Hi-Fi and Home Cinema products to suit your every need. We encourage you to bring in your own music and movies so you can experience the delights on offer and we regularly enjoy greeting customers from Bath, Chippenham, Chepstow, Warminster, Shepton Mallet and Weston-Super-Mare.   We are fortunate in Bristol that our Operations Director Tony Revelle will assist in carrying out turntable servicing. He has more than 40 years of experience with Linn and Rega turntables and many others.

CARDIFF

134/136 Crwys Road CARDIFF CF24 4NR

029 2022 8565 cardiff@audio-t.co.uk Contacts: Hefin, Nick and Kerrin

Opening hours Monday Closed Tuesday 9:30 - 17:30 Wednesday 9:30 - 17:30 Thursday 9:30 - 17:30 Friday 9:30 - 17:30 Saturday 9:30 - 17:30 Sunday Closed FREE CUSTOMER PARKING

Welcome to Audio-T Cardiff, winners of the Technology Retailer of the Year at the Welsh Independent Retail Awards 2017. As the best destination for quality Hi-Fi and Home Cinema in your area we pride ourselves on being friendly, helpful and knowledgeable with an insatiable passion for music. Two demonstration rooms let you evaluate products in a relaxed and informal setting. Our single speaker room allows you to listen to components such as CD players, amplifiers and the latest in streaming technology. Our Home Cinema room has an 80” screen, 7.1 surround sound system and controllable lighting.   From Hi-Fi separates, micro systems and TV’s to a complete multiroom solution, we will ensure a smooth experience throughout, with informative demonstrations and impartial advice.

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CHELTENHAM

38 Winchcombe Street CHELTENHAM GL52 2LZ

01242 583960 cheltenham@audio-t.co.uk Contacts: Jon, Farid and Andy

ENFIELD

Opening hours Monday Closed Tuesday 9:30 - 17:30 Wednesday 9:30 - 17:30 Thursday 9:30 - 17:30 Friday 9:30 - 17:30 Saturday 9:30 - 17:30 Sunday Closed We’ll Pay For Your Parking Refunded against purchase

The Cheltenham store was opened in Albion Street during the 1980’s and in 2000 moved to new premises in Winchcombe Street. It offers a large downstairs sales area and a dedicated Home Cinema demonstration room. Upstairs we have a large Hi-Fi demonstration room. We sell a range of Hi-Fi equipment from one box systems to high end separates, a good range of Home Cinema equipment, multi room audio and up to the minute streaming devices. Jon, Farid and Andy have in excess of 40 years experience and are able to offer turntable servicing and upgrades. Call in and you’ll be assured a warm welcome and a cup of tea or coffee. Home loans and demonstrations are available on request.

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159A Chase Side ENFIELD EN2 0PW

020 8367 3132 enfield@audio-t.co.uk Contacts: John and Keith

Opening hours Monday Closed Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00 Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00 Thursday 10:00 - 18:00 Friday 10:00 - 18:00 Saturday 10:00 - 18:00 Sunday Closed FREE CUSTOMER PARKING

There has been a Hi-Fi store on Chase Side for around 40 years and, with a reputation for a warm, welcoming atmosphere and knowledgeable, experienced staff, Audio-T Enfield is the best destination for quality Home Cinema and Hi-Fi in the area. We are within easy reach of the A10 and M25 (J24 or J25) and have a customer car park at the rear. We have two demonstration rooms and lots of products up and running for you to play with. Tea and coffee are definitely part of the service so feel free to pop in and have a chat or take a look at the latest technology in an informal environment. We look forward to seeing you and meeting your requirements.


MANCHESTER

63 Bridge Street MANCHESTER M3 3BQ

0161 839 8869 manchester@audio-t.co.uk Contacts: Dave, Munir, Michael and Simon

Opening hours Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

9:30 - 17:30 9:30 - 17:30 9:30 - 17:30 9:30 - 17:30 9:30 - 17:30 9:30 - 17:30 11:30 - 16:30

We’ll Pay For Your Parking Refunded against purchase

Audio T Manchester, formerly Practical Hi-Fi, have supplied quality Hi-Fi and Home Cinema for twenty years. We pride ourselves on customer service and impartial advice. We regularly welcome customers from Bolton, Salford, Ashton, Oldham, Altrincham, Warrington, Stockport, Rochdale, Macclesfield, Wilmslow, Wigan, Huddersfield, Buxton and Knutsford so please call in to discuss your plans. With 60 years of experience between us we all have a real passion for music. We offer turntable upgrades and servicing for a wide range of turntables including LInn, Michell & Rega, backed up by Dave the Manager’s 30 years experience with Linn & Naim. We have a demonstration room where you can audition in a relaxed atmosphere. If you’re playing records, streaming or watching films we can assist.

OXFORD

19 Old High Street OXFORD OX3 9HS

01865 765961 oxford@audio-t.co.uk Contacts: Chris, Jon and Andrew

Opening hours Monday Closed Tuesday 10:00 - 17:30 Wednesday 10:00 - 17:30 Thursday 10:00 - 20:00 Friday 10:00 - 17:30 Saturday 10:00 - 17:30 Sunday Closed We’ll Pay For Your Parking Refunded against purchase

A warm welcome from Chris Henry, back leading the team after many years running his own shop in Banbury, ably supported by Jon and Andrew who are as happy discussing streaming products as they are talking turntables or Home Cinema. We have a demonstration room where you can audition products in relaxed surroundings, and we have a fantastic range of equipment, now including Linn products, which we are always happy to demonstrate; so bring some of your own music, or delve into ours and hear it as it should be heard! If you’re looking to give your Hi-Fi an overhaul, fit a soundbar to your TV or install a Dolby Atmos home cinema, we can make your dream a reality. We regularly welcome customers from Witney, Faringdon, Wantage, Newbury, Henley, Marlow,Thame, Northampton and Milton Keynes in store. 45


PORTSMOUTH

29 London Road North End PORTSMOUTH PO2 0BH

023 9266 3604 portsmouth@audio-t.co.uk Contacts: Nick, Joe, and James

PRESTON

Opening hours Monday Closed Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00 Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00 Thursday 10:00 - 18:00 Friday 10:00 - 18:00 Saturday 10:00 - 18:00 Sunday Closed FREE CUSTOMER PARKING

Located here since 1990, we were previously Jeffries Hi-Fi before joining the Audio T group in 2002. With 50 years experience and a passionate love of music and film we offer everything from superb two channel equipment to the latest in streaming systems. The latest TV’s combined with Home Cinema offer an experience like no other, making this the number one local destination for all your home entertainment needs. Home demonstrations and home installations are available. We offer a customer install service and turntable servicing. Our main aim here in Portsmouth is for every customer to leave thrilled. We regularly welcome customers from Arundel, Bognor Regis, Chichester, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Littlehampton, Petersfield, Waterlooville and the Isle of Wight in store.

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43 Friargate PRESTON PR1 2AT

01772 883958 preston@audio-t.co.uk Contacts: Ian, Gavin and Andy

Opening hours Monday Closed Tuesday 9:30 - 17:30 Wednesday 9:30 - 17:30 Thursday 9:30 - 17:30 Friday 9:30 - 17:30 Saturday 9:30 - 17:30 Sunday Closed We’ll Pay For Your Parking Refunded against purchase

With over fifty years of combined experience Audio T Preston, formerly Practical Hi-Fi, is well known for its friendly, welcoming atmosphere and impartial advice and regularly welcomes customers from Penwortham, Bamber Bridge, Leyland, Southport, Chorley, Blackburn, Lytham St Annes and Blackpool. In recent years we have noticed a change in how our customers want to access their music and, whilst keeping up to date with the latest in traditional Hi-Fi equipment, we also carry a wide range of wireless streaming products from some of the best Hi-Fi manufacturers. We pride ourselves on our after sales support and carry a wide range of product to cater for all budgets be it Hi-Fi / Home Cinema or MultiRoom. We also offer turntable servicing and upgrades.


READING

4 Queens Walk READING RG1 7QF

0118 958 5463 reading@audio-t.co.uk Contacts: Simon and Gareth

Opening hours Monday Closed Tuesday 9:30 - 17:30 Wednesday 9:30 - 17:30 Thursday 9:30 - 17:30 Friday 9:30 - 17:30 Saturday 9:30 - 17:30 Sunday Closed We’ll Pay For Your Parking Refunded against purchase

In the centre of Reading, our store first opened in 1974 as Reading Cassette & Hi-Fi. It moved and was renamed Reading Hi-Fi Centre in 1988 and then in 1996 Audio T took over, with Simon Walker as manager. Our focus and passion has always been predominately music, concentrating on new technologies like streaming, high resolution audio and storage advice, as well as traditional vinyl and CD based systems up to and including the high end where this year we have added Audio Note to our stable of brands. We have an enviable reputation in turntable set-up and service especially, but not exclusively, of Linn LP12s, Well Tempered and Rega along with a range of cartridges to compliment them.

SOUTHAMPTON

12 Hursley Road SOUTHAMPTON SO53 2FU

023 8025 2827 southampton@audio-t.co.uk Contacts: Alan, John and Wayne

Opening hours Monday Closed Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00 Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00 Thursday 10:00 - 18:00 Friday 10:00 - 18:00 Saturday 10:00 - 18:00 Sunday Closed FREE CUSTOMER PARKING

1969 was a year to remember. Neil Armstrong stepped onto the Moon. Concorde and the Boeing 747 flew for the first time. Stateside 400,000 people gathered for a music festival at Woodstock. Back home Monty Python first aired and Led Zeppelin’s first album was released. As if all this wasn’t enough a new Hi-Fi store named Hampshire Audio opened in Chandlers Ford. In 1999 Hampshire Audio joined Audio T and, 50 years after first opening, we are still here with the same goal of providing Hi-Fi systems that enhance the enjoyment of music at home.The only difference now is that we also offer CD, streaming, multi-room audio and home cinema as well as the Hi-Fi medium of choice in 1969, the 12” LP.

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SWANSEA

9 High Street SWANSEA SA1 1LE

01792 474608 swansea@audio-t.co.uk Contacts: Nic, Chris and Adrian

SWINDON

Opening hours Monday Closed Tuesday 9:30 - 17:30 Wednesday 9:30 - 17:30 Thursday 9:30 - 17:30 Friday 9:30 - 17:30 Saturday 9:30 - 17:30 Sunday Closed We’ll Pay For Your Parking Refunded against purchase

60 Fleet Street SWINDON SN1 1RA

01793 538222 swindon@audio-t.co.uk Contacts: Andy and Stefan

Opening hours Monday Closed Tuesday 9:30 - 17:30 Wednesday 9:30 - 17:30 Thursday 9:30 - 17:30 Friday 9:30 - 17:30 Saturday 9:30 - 17:30 Sunday Closed FREE CUSTOMER PARKING

A warm, welcoming atmosphere and knowledgeable, experienced staff make Audio T Swansea the best destination for quality Home Cinema and Hi-Fi in the local area. We regularly greet customers from Carmarthen, Mumbles, Neath, Port Talbot, Bridgend, Llanelli, Pembroke, Brecon, Aberystwyth and Tenby.

A welcoming atmosphere and friendly staff make Audio T Swindon the number one destination for quality Hi-Fi and Home Cinema in the area. We regularly welcome customers from Marlborough, Hungerford, Chippenham, Cirencester, Devizes, Wantage and Burford and are happy to visit your home to discuss the best options for your system.

Our main showroom features a wide range of Hi-Fi, from turntables to streaming and multi-room products as well as the latest OLED TV. Our ground floor cinema room features a projector based surround system with full Dolby Atmos speaker set-up. Upstairs is the refurbished demo room where the traditional stereo Hi-Fi demonstrations take place.

With over 36 years experience we are passionate about both turntables and audio streaming. We offer a range of products from quality two channel Hi-Fi’s to large Home Cinema systems incorporating 4K screens and projectors.

We can supply and install simple or more complex Hi-Fi systems, from a simple stereo, multi-room music or a fully automated home cinema system.

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We have two comfortable demonstration rooms with tea and coffee always available. Feel free to pop in for a chat, or request a demonstration online. There is a customer car park at the rear.


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Great Reasons to Choose Audio T

We’ve been in business for over 50 years and we are the UK’s oldest independent specialist Hi-Fi Retailer. Run by enthusiasts, we love music and film and are passionate about sound quality. This is what we offer you:

INDEPENDENT ADVICE We want you to be thrilled with your new purchase so we give impartial advice based on what’s best for your needs

PRICE MATCH PROMISE We’ll match any deal from any authorised dealer to make sure you always get the best value

PART EXCHANGE

We can give you a price for your old hi-fi which you can put towards a new hi-fi purchase

AFTER SALES SERVICE

We’re always on hand to advise and help solve any problems you may have

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DEMONSTRATIONS

We have listening rooms in store or we can arrange a home demonstration for you

FLEXIBLE FINANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE With a small deposit and subject to status.

HOME INSTALLATION

We can deliver and install your equipment to ensure you get the best possible result

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WHERE TO FIND US BRANDS STOCKED

BRENTWOOD

BRIGHTON

BRISTOL

Please check the store pages on our website or call your nearest branch for full details of everything that we sell.

30 Crown Street CM14 4BA 01277 264730 brentwood@audio-t.co.uk

69 London Road BN1 4JE 01273 609431 brighton@audio-t.co.uk

65 Park Street BS1 5PB 0117 926 4975 bristol@audio-t.co.uk

CARDIFF

CHELTENHAM

ENFIELD

134/6 Crwys Road CF24 4NR 029 2022 8565 cardiff@audio-t.co.uk

38 Winchcombe Street GL52 2LZ 01242 583960 cheltenham@audio-t.co.uk

159a Chase Side EN2 0PW 020 8367 3132 enfield@audio-t.co.uk

MANCHESTER

OXFORD

PORTSMOUTH

63 Bridge Street M3 3BQ 0161 839 8869 manchester@audio-t.co.uk

19 Old High Street Headington OX3 9HS 01865 765961 oxford@audio-t.co.uk

29 London Road North End PO2 0BH 023 9266 3604 portsmouth@audio-t.co.uk

PRESTON

READING

SOUTHAMPTON

43 Friargate PR1 2AT 01772 883958 preston@audio-t.co.uk

4 Queens Walk Broad Street Mall RG1 7QF 0118 958 5463 reading@audio-t.co.uk

12 Hursley Road Chandlers Ford SO53 2FU 023 8025 2827 southampton@audio-t.co.uk

SWANSEA

SWINDON

9 High Street SA1 1LE 01792 474608 swansea@audio-t.co.uk

60 Fleet Street SN1 1RA 01793 538222 swindon@audio-t.co.uk

OPENING TIMES See our Stores pages for individual opening hours. FREE PARKING With increased pressure to park in and around town these days we offer a small but useful service to encourage you to visit us. If you come into one of our stores that does not have free parking on-site, and you buy something, then we will reimburse your parking fees. Just ask the salesperson when you are paying and we will credit this against your purchase.

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BUT if you find a better deal from another authorised shop, let us know. As long as we can verify it we’ll be happy to match it.

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