Well to be more precise our event prize draws are a little later than planned! Our only excuse is that we have been incredibly busy, mainly due to the fantastic response to all of our Autumn events from so many of our much appreciated customers.Read More
Many thanks to the many customers who attended our Autumn audio events and to all of the hi-fi representatives for lending their support and generously giving up their time in the noble cause of promoting the enjoyment of great music at home!Read More
With just a few days to go until our final Autumn Event I thought a reminder and update was in order. The music starts at 4pm-8pm on Friday 2nd October and continues all the next day, Saturday 3rd from 10am until 6pm.Read More
Summer (did I blink?) may be starting to fade away but we have lots of exciting audio events planned this Autumn to keep our spirits up!
The evenings may soon be drawing in but that's just an excuse to play more music! What can be better than a cosy evening at home, feet up with a glass of your favourite tipple, a log fire crackling in the hearth and your favourite tunes playing on a great hi-fi system.
To assist you with this goal we will be hosting a number of events showcasing some great hi-fi brands as well as demonstrating the massive improvements possible when attention is paid to signal and mains cabling and conditioning.
Event number one is 4pm - 8pm on Friday September 4th plus 10am - 6pm on Saturday 5th and will be all about the benefits of mains cabling and conditioning with Isotek products. At least one Isotek technical expert will be on hand to explain the principles of their products and to demonstrate the clear and dramatic upgrades which can be made to any audio or visual system.
Event 2 is a week later at the same times, i.e. 4pm - 8pm September 11th and 10am - 6pm Saturday 12th. On this occasion we will be featuring range topping Cyrus Signature Hi-Fi components and The Chord Company interconnects and speaker cables including the awesome Sarum and Super Aray range!
Nick from Cyrus will be here with at least two Mono X 300 Signature power amplifiers, maybe four or, if we are really lucky, six to drive our PMC Twenty 26 speakers to audio perfection! Matt from Chord will ensure that everything is connected with the best possible cables.
We take a (well-deserved?) break the next week to ensure that Event 3 is perfectly timed for the official launch of the Rega Queen turntable. Friday September 25th is the day we can release the first of these much anticipated and eagerly awaited special record decks.
As if this isn't enough excitement we are delighted that Mark from Hundred Records in Romsey will be here during the evening of the 25th (6pm - 8pm) and all day Saturday 26th (10am - 6pm) running a pop-up record store with a selection of great vinyl for you to browse and buy, and, even better, if you confirm an order very soon, you may even be able to collect your brand new Rega Queen turntable and the stunning Queen box set during the event!
Containing all 15 studio albums re-mastered by Bob Ludwig onto 18 different coloured 180g LPs with a 108 page hardback book of album intros, lyrics, quotes and photographs and memorabilia this is a must have for any Queen fan, music lover or vinyl collector.
Please be aware that both the Queen turntables and box sets are creating such a buzz that demand is exceptionally high and neither Audio T or Hundred Records can guarantee that orders will be available to collect on the 25th or 26th September. All orders will be honoured and those placing orders the soonest stand the most chance of collecting during the event.
Rob from Rega will also be with us on the Saturday. Get here early if you want a chance to buy LPs from Mark or Rob will beat you to it!
We will have at least two great turntable based Rega systems running in store, including the mighty RP10 through Aria and Elicit R with our newly arrived RX5 speakers. You really won't want to miss this event.
Finally, nudging into October Event 4 will be featuring Arcam with both James and technical expert Andy joining us to explain and demonstrate the stunning performance of their new G class amplification. Our brand new arrival A29 plus A39, A49 and maybe even C49 and P49 will all be available to listen to.
Not only will Matt from Chord visit again to ensure that only the best Sarum cables link the Arcam components to our favourite PMC Twenty 26 speakers but we are delighted that Tom from PMC will also attend to answer any PMC queries.
All of this Arcam, Chord and PMC action will commence between 4pm - 8pm Friday 2nd October and continue during Saturday 3rd from 10am - 6pm
That's all for now! Watch this space for further updates as the events evolve and unfold.
Best mark them in your diary now and don't forget to place any Rega Queen and box set orders as soon as possible!
See you soon,
Alan and John
P.S. There will be exclusive prize draws at each of these events. Another good reason to come along!
From the 1st of February we will be changing our opening hours
The late night on Thursday will be no more, and we will be opening from 9.30am to 5.30pm Tuesday-Saturday
Of course everything else will remain the same and we will have new delights arriving to tempt you over the next few weeks including the new CDS27 from Arcam ... a streaming CD player which works beautifully with the A19 and A39
We look forward to seeing you
Paul, Francis, and Boswell
Join us on the 16th & 17th of November as we showcase Arcam's superb 450 & 750 AVRs! If that isn't enough, we will be demonstrating how these two highly respectable systems can be improved further by using Chord Co. Tuned ARAY cables for music & REL Subwoofers for music & movies.
So whether you're interested in Arcam's new AVRs, what Chord Tuned ARAY is all about, to find out what performance gains come from using REL subwoofers, to listen to the new B&W CM10's, or to nibble on some lovely cheeses & drink fine wine : p book a place and come on down.
There will be a prize draw for one lucky winner who books and attends the event, for the chance to win the fantastic Arcam rBlink!
Me,John & Jason look forward to seeing you
Please contact us either by phone or email to book a place
The bookable slots on both days are as follows:
11:00 - 12:00
12:30 - 1:30
2:00 - 3:00
3:30 - 4:30
5:00 - 6:00
Tel: 0208 367 3132
We have been mightily impressed with how good Arcam's baby rBlink Bluetooth wireless DAC sounds!
We have our diminutive box set wired into our Heed Obelisk Si Integrated & X2Power Supply connected to a pair of Spendor SA1 Loudspeakers. We use our iPad mini and iPod Touch to stream the music to the rBlink.
The DAC has excellent detail retrieval and doesn't sound too digital or harsh. It has a warmth to the presentation offering a sound akin to a good analogue turntable. It's impressive and offers a true Hi-Fi audiophile sound with the added convenience of allowing you to be able to control your music from the comfort of your armchair using any device that has Bluetooth.
It's simple to set up too! Just turn on Bluetooth on your phone / tablet and with one press of a button on the R-Blink you are connected.
It's even converted our very own Farid Beheshti who like Jon Finch is a died in the wool analogue Hi-Fi purist. It's that good it has converted Farid to the digital world and he has just bought the rBlink and a shiny new iPad mini!
Drop by have a cuppa with us and be converted!
The DAC is a clever micro chip that converts analogue signals such as speech or in this case a music recording or a film soundtrack into a digital signal that can be amplified and then sent to your loudspeakers.
Your CD player, in car players, iPod, and some extent newer digital amplifiers often have DAC's built in however these vary greatly and are often of low quality.
An audiophile grade dedicated and purpose built DAC can make a huge difference to the resulting sonic output and overall sound quality!
At Audio T we have a wide range of DAC's that suit different applications and are designed to enhance your listening pleasure.
Why not come in and hear the difference it can make to your Hi-Fi or Home Cinema system.
Here are some of the Hi-Fi brands we have available in store for for you to listen to: Rega DAC, Audioquest Dragonfly DAC, Naim DAC's Arcam DAC's, Audiolab DAC's, Chord DAC's
We would always suggest you contact your local store and check availability before travelling.
If you're interested in the technicalities then you can read more on Wikipedia
Arcam "r" series now on display at our new Manchester store.
Pop in and listen to anything from "r"Kelly,"r"EM or the "r"tic monkeys....;)