A Weekend of Vinyl and Valves at Audio T Oxford

Henley Designs will be bringing a selection of gorgeous Unison Research valve, valve hybrid amplifiers, CD spinners, plus some of the more exotic Pro-ject turntables.

If you really like your music, you really should come along for a listen. If you have a favourite album that you would like to hear on the Day please bring it along with you.

Unison Research were founded in 1987 by a group of audiophile technicians, are a prestigious Italian manufacturer of valve-based premium high fidelity audio components. Specialising in the design and construction of amplifiers, CD players, headphone amps and phono stages that boast not only impeccable, effortlessly rich sound, but also an artistic visual design. 


Pro-Ject are widely recognized as one of the biggest and best turntable manufacturers in the world. Their mission is simply to produce the best sounding turntables and analogue components at the most competitive prices possible. We will have a number of turntables on display and demonstration over the weekend from their entry level decks through to their Signature Series.  

Refreshments and snacks will be served over two days and we will be more than happy to answer any questions you have. 

We will put the names of all attendees into a prize draw giving you the opportunity of winning a Project Spin Clean Record cleaning kit worth £75. The draw will be made at the end of the event day on Saturday. There will also be a number of discounts and special offers on the turntables and electronics on display.

We look forward to seeing you. Jon, Dom and Paddy.

New Unison Research Amps and Quad S1 Standmount Speaker at Audio T Cheltenham

After Extensive listening we have added some exiting new products to our already extensive range at the Cheltenham branch. These have all been chosen purely on the basis of sound quality and to address where we felt we had gaps in our existing range.

Unison Research Simply Italy Valve Amplifier

We have always wanted to offer the valve experience without the need to spend multiples of thousands of Pounds. Enter the Unison Research Simply Italy Ultra Linear Single Ended Class A 12 Watt Integrated amplifier.

The Simply Italy utilises ECC82 valves on the pre amplifier / driver stages and EL34 valves on the output stages. The amplifier also incorporates a new "Quasi Dual Mono" power supply allowing extremely low cross talk and low distortion.

The Simply Italy really does offer the valve experience without the usual mind blowing price tag. It offers an exceptionally open and detailed sound, pinpoint imagery and surprisingly tight and tuneful bass for such a modest output.

Technical Data:

Output Power - 12W Per Channel (Approx.)

Negative Feedback - Switchable 5dB or 1.8dB

Inputs - 5 x Line Level

Valves - 2x ECC82 (12AV7) 2 x EL34 (6CA7)

Dimension - 26 x 35 x 19cm

Unison Research Unico Nuovo Phono Amplifier

For those that want the Valve experience but also want exceptional power delivery we now offer the Unison Research Unico Nouvo.

The Unico Nouvo is a hybrid integrated amplifier based on a single triode per channel design. It Utilises 2 x ECC83 valves in parallel configuration. The output devices are fed by a symmetrical current image stage, the outputs themselves are powered mosfets. This offers a more valve influenced sound, greater channel separation and enhanced musical detail. 

In this configuration the amplifier is powerful enough to drive speakers to very high levels an still offer the sound quality only normally achieved by more expensive esoteric valve amplifiers.

The Nouvo offers four line level inputs, a Switchable MM/MC phono stage, pre amp output and line level tape output.

Technical Data:

Output Power 95W RMS 8 Ohm

Input Stage Pure Class A, Parallel Tube Design, 2 x ECC83 (12AX7)

Output Stage Dynamic Class A, Power Mosfet

Dimensions 43.5 x 9.5 x 43cm

Quad S1 Bookshelf Loudspeakers

We are constantly asked for a small loudspeakers that offer the performance of larger floor standing loudspeakers in a small room. Enter the Quad S1 Loudspeaker.

The Quad S1 stands just 285mm tall. It incorporates a 100mm bass driver and a bespoke ribbon tweeter.

The ribbon tweeter is an up to the minute design utilising the latest techniques and materials. Ribbons have always had the reputation of being delicate and easily overpowered. The ribbon developed by Quad is made using a sandwich construction that is fully immersed in a powerful magnetic field so that it accomplishes the dual role of being voice coil and sound radiator. This makes it robust enough to handle very high powered amplifiers and still offer an exceptionally open and detailed sound.

The ribbon tweeter is coupled with a 100mm Kevlar coned bass / mid driver carefully tuned to a rearward firing reflex port.

The cabinets use a sandwich construction of alternative layers of MDF and HDF to reduce panel resonances to below the audible level.

Technical Data:

Tweeter -  12 x 45mm True Ribbon

Mid / Bass Driver - 100mm Woven Kevlar Cone

Sensitivity - 84dB

Recommended Power - 25 - 100W

Nominal Impedance - 8 Ohm

Frequency Response - 58Hz - 20kHz

Dimensions - 285mm x 156mm x 270mm (H x W x D)

N.B. Quad and Unison Research products are available from a select number of Audio T Stores, so as always we would recommend you call your nearest store before travelling or check the brands page for more details.