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ATC SIA-100 / CD2


New from ATC is a gorgeous small footprint (2/3 width) integrated amplifier (SIA2-100) and CD Player (CD2), both offering remarkable individual performance for the money.

The integrated amplifier (SIA2) offers two analogue inputs, and 3 digital inputs including USB featuring native DSD256. Offering 100W per channel output, this is a high resolution low distortion amplifier offering great flexibility. The SIA2-100 is priced at £2,500.

The CD is simply stunning, being amongst the best sounding sub £5,000 CD players on the market, which is remarkable as it is priced at £1,500!

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Naim Muso – 2nd Generation

The Naim Muso was a ground breaking high performance all in one streaming player. It just got a whole lot better. Almost Everything Has Changed The Naim Streaming PlatformAt the heart of Mu-so 2nd Generation is Naim’s music-streaming platform, developed by 25 engineers over 3 years to offer the very best performance whether playing your own digital music collection, a world of Internet radio, or music streaming services such as TIDAL and Spotify. This acclaimed innovation is uniquely found in Naim music-streaming products, such as its Uniti range and dedicated network players, including the £20,000 flagship ND 555.

The new Naim Muso ‘2’ is on demonstration, and is priced at £1,299

Welcome Auralic

We are delighted to welcome aboard Auralic streaming products. From the Aries mini streaming node, with built in high quality DAC, or ability to output to external DAC, all for £449!

The Aries G1 streaming transport, gives exceptional streaming performance with a high performance DAC for £1,899

Want an all in one streaming solution, then look no further than the Auralic Polaris for £2,875. This unit is compact with absolutely superb sound quality, capable of driving almost any loudspeaker.

Leben Valve Amplifiers

We’re delighted to welcome back Leben amplifiers on demonstration. If you hanker for glorious instrument tonality, coupled with a fast coherent sound, then you will struggle to find examples as exquisite as Leben. And, for less than £3,000.

Before you purchase your next solid state amplifier, you owe it to yourself to hear the Leben solution. You might just fall in love.

CS-300X(S) is equipped with SOVTEK Tube EL-84 which has been well known by audiophiles for its high sound quality against its small size.
A high input sensitivity of EL84 does not require a complicated circuit and accordingly, it can create a low distortion output signal.

 

The Time Zone – Exciting New Loudspeakers

You wait for years for a speaker that can do time accuracy, then 3 come along at once!

We have been a Focal dealer since they were first brought into the UK as JM Lab, nearly 20 years ago. They were a revelation. Sure, lots of other very expensive speakers could do the timing thing, but nothing very much at real world money.

Recently though, we have seen encountered loudspeakers from a number of brands, some new to us like the US based NSMT / Role Audio; some based on designs we know & love, but achieve a new level of price / performance – Fyne Audio; and some which have completely blindsided us.

From left field as far as we are concerned, are the latest speaker range from Monitor Audio. The Gold series, are a brilliant addition to our range of time coherent speakers.

We now have a very wide range of speakers that provide the emotional and musical connection that only time coherent speakers can give, with some achieving results that we cannot believe. Come along and have a listen.

The list below are just speakers, new to us, which kick ass timing wise:

NSMT M100 – from £9,000

Focal Kanta 2 – £6,999

Fyne Audio F702 – £5,999

Role Audio Enterprise SE – £4,500

Monitor Audio Gold 200 – £2,900

NSMT M15 – £1,900

Fyne Audio F502 – £1,599

Monitor Audio Gold 100 – £1,400

Fyne Audio F501 – £1,199

Fyne Audio F500 – £599

Fyne Audio F301 -£399

 

DEVIALET Comes to Manchester

So, you no longer have to make a trip to Harrods or their ultra hip store in SoHo New York, you can hear, and see Devialet in Greater Manchester.

We have a selection of Phantom ‘all in one’ networked speaker syst

ems – and there is nothing else that sounds or looks like them, as well as the ultra chic Expert Pro

networked amplifiers.

Call us for a demonstration, or just pop in to see and hear how the Phantoms really do compete with multi box audio systems.

Role Audio – Enterprise SE

Now on demonstration, a new larger speaker from Role Audio. These tall elegant cabinets hose a pair of transmission line loaded drive units in dual TL configuration, giving deep textured bass from a cabinet with a tiny footprint.

As with all Role Audio speakers the mid / bass units are coupled to the tweeter with a first order crossover, and offer time accurate (ie musically coherent) reproduction.

 

The Enterprise SE are available for £4,600 / pair