In terms of performance per £ these speakers are a game changer.
We are pleased to announce that we have been appointed Devialet specialists for Manchester & North West England.
Phantom – the best in all in one streaming.
With the tag line ‘The best sound in the world’ you really owe it to yourself to hear their products. They are as stunning to listen to, as they are to look at.
More information very soon.
We are pleased to announce some very Fyne (sorry) loudspeakers heading our way. This new British (Scottish, if you want to be precise) company has been formed by the design and marketing talent of a major historic UK company. A company whose products in the past we have been more than a little enthusiastic about.
Anyway, today we heard the first products from this new company – Fyne Audio – and we were knocked out by the performance level for the price. Needless to say (because we like them) these are very coherent speakers with a naturally wide dynamic range.
We will be stocking three models initially:
The F500 – a stand mount speaker for £599
The F-501 – a floorstanding speaker for £1,199
The F-502 – a large floorstander for £1,599
Real wood veneers, and elegant design make an incredibly compelling package. We will be bringing a pair of F501s top our next Music @ The Magnet evening on August 30th.
Put this with a pair of Monitor Audio 50 Loudspeakers for £135 – and your phone / tablet and you have a sub £384 streaming system that sounds gorgeous.
We’re hosting a record playing evening at The Magnet Inn, Stockport – an award winning free house, and one of the best pubs in the North West! Bring your own favourite LPs – we’ll provide the record playing system, featuring products from Rega.
Time: 8pm onwards
Date: 28th June 2018
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It would be fair to say, that for some people, hearing time accurate music reproduction for the first time will be a road to damascus moment.
We are pleased to offer Role Audio & NSMT loudspeakers from the USA, featuring time accurate music reproduction.
Come & listen.
There are always alternative ways to skin a cat. The ‘chat noir’ of hi fi has always been ‘coherence’ – it is a creature occasionally alluded to, but mainly ignored. Which is a shame, because time coherence is as fundamental part of music reproduction as dynamic range. It’s not talked about because it is filed under too difficult. None the less, all the most musical speakers take into account phase coherence. Technics understand this, and with their new SU-G700 amplifier you get a time coherence ‘get out of jail free’ card, in the form of LAPC.
AND IT WORKS, MAKING ALMOST ANY SPEAKER TIME COHERENT
A very special amplifier for £1,799
LAPC (Load Adaptive Phase Calibration)
Speaker impedance changes with each frequency and a power amplifier is required to drive speakers without being affected by the speaker’s characteristics. However, conventional digital amplifiers are connected to speakers through a low-pass filter at the output stage, so they are even more strongly affected by the speaker impedance characteristics. Also, although the amplitude characteristics of conventional amplifiers due to negative feedback were improved, the phase characteristics could not be enhanced. We thus developed a speaker impedance adaptive optimisation algorithm that performs correction to the ideal impulse response through digital signal processing by measuring the frequency amplitude-phase characteristics of the amplifier with the speakers connected. This new technique enables flattening the frequency characteristics of amplitude and phase, which had previously not been achieved by amplifiers, as well as delivering a sound with rich spatial expression.
Technics having taken a break from audio for around 10 years, re-emerged a couple of years ago with some very high end product. We have kept a watching brief since then. Now they have entered the mainstream again, with some very interesting and innovative products. We are delighted to welcome them aboard the good ship The AudioWorks with a mixture of new innovative & classic products.
Ottava SC-C70 – All in one music player
Firstly, in the world of all in one players, the Ottava sounds very good – clear, powerful insightful – this is the most complete all in one system we have come across. Features adaptive technology that produces the most natural sound in its environment – by measuring its own output then correcting it for its environment. Features streaming, CD player, blue tooth, Airplay, Spotify, Tidal, high res audio….
All this for £799
This 50W amplifier has some stunning features. As well as providing the streaming hub and high quality amplification for your system, its inbuilt Digital Signal Processing system allows the amplifier to correct the system’s phase and amplitude response by listening to the speaker output, then correcting for anomalies.Features DLNA (network player), Bluetooth, Airplay, USB, Spotify, Tidal…
Price around £1,500
The Technics SL-1200 series turntables have a huge following. We are delighted to offer Technics new take on their classics. For example the SL-1210GR will soon be on demonstration.
ATC are one of the most respected manufacturers of high performance domestic and professional monitoring loudspeakers in the UK. We are delighted to now represent their products.
Through ATC’s commitment to multi-channel mastering and its direct involvement with leading players in the professional audio industry including Sony Music and Telarc, ATC’s products are installed at some of the world’s most prestigious multi-channel studios and auditoria. Where ever the best is required you will find ATC.
The Planar 6 is built around the huge success of the RP8 and RP10 turntables. It is the first new Rega turntable to be constructed with an ultra lightweight Tancast 8 polyurethane foam core plinth (a material developed for the aerospace industry). This material is sandwiched between a new HPL (high pressure laminate). HPL is exceptionally thin whilst extremely rigid and is presented in a stunning Polaris matt grey finished with high gloss polymer black edge trim.
The Planar 6 now benefits from a single piece, machined aluminum sub-platter, a new 24v motor hand tuned and matched to its own NEO power supply and custom drive pulley fitted with our upgrade drive belt as standard.
The Neo PSU uses the RP10 DSP (digital signal processing) generator built upon a high stability crystal. The DSP generator will divide the accurate signal from the crystal to the exact frequency required to turn the platter at the selected speed. The DSP generator will also produce a near perfect sinusoidal waveform to drive the motor. This, along with an efficient drive amplifier, generates a 24V AC balanced signal of less than 0.15% distortion, which is completely un-affected by any changes in the mains/line voltage and conditions. This then drives the turntables anti-vibration circuit, which is situated beneath the turntable.
- NEO power supply.
- Super lightweight foam core plinth.
- Plinth laminate: New Polaris HPL (high pressure laminate). Non-marking matt finish scratch resistant high rigidity skin.
- Available in one finish ‘Polaris Grey’ matt finish with high gloss black polymer edge trim.
- Upgrade white drive belt fitted as standard.
- Custom dual layer smoked / clear float glass platter.
- Single piece aluminium sub platter.
- Custom machined high precision drive pulley.
- Patent pending, ultra-low friction central brass hub.
- Rega’s double brace technology, with integral custom matched aluminium tonearm and hub pillars to ensure maximum rigidity and accuracy.
- RB330 handmade precision tonearm with custom stainless weight.
- New high spec Rega 24v low noise synchronous motor – each motor matched by hand to its own NEO PSU ensuring optimum anti-vibration control.
- New smoked dust cover.
- New aluminium foot trims and Planar style feet.
- Available with Ania MC cartridge factory fitted / Discount available when factory fitted.
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