The Reference Room - Playing at Hi-Fi Corner October 2019
This month in our Reference room, feeling a little indulgent, we set up a system, that on paper might not seem conventional, but it is really more than the sum of its parts.
In audiophile quarters we tend to group products into price bands. However this week we decided to make an ensemble base the sonic capabilities of each piece; ignoring the prices of each object. This is what happened.
Melco Launched Ultra High End Network Switch
New Melco Product - Introducing Melco S100 Data Network Switch
Melco S100 is an audiophile-technology data switch for improved sound quality for any network audio device using an Ethernet connection
Another SIA2-100 & CD2 review just in, this time from Gramophone Magazine
ATC has expanded its range of electronics with a new amplifier and CD player. Normally I'd say reviews should be taken handful of salt, not because I belive in "fake news", but because often matching well reviewed products together does not normally equate to a well balanced music system. But with ATC I feel late to the party. I never realised what all the fuss was about, until I had my first listening experiance with a set...
Primare Launch NP5 and it's 50% off for existing customers
Calling all Primare owners, this is an offer you really can't afford to miss!
Primare have been a welcome addition to our product line up. Their amplifiers sound incredible and are beautifully made, and their streaming platform is one of the best in the business... Every button, every dial, every detail, perfectly Lagom
Arcam reveals complete new AV amplifier range
Chord Ultima 2 mono amplifiers get stunning review
Great article from SoundStage Australia about the new Chord Ultima 2 Monoblock Amplifiers. Normally we write our own reviews here, but this one is so good I'm shamelessly sharing (with permission), enjoy! Remember our Edinburgh and Falkirk stores have a great range of Chord Eleclectronics DAC's and amplifiers on perminant demonstration.
For the last few years, Chord Electronics has had a relentless limelight-follow-spot firmly set on its every move in the digital-to-analogue converter space. ‘Tapped’ to ever-escalating numbers, Chord’s FPGA formula has advanced the company to one of the leading positions in digital technology...
Bowers & Wilkins introduces their new and improved headphone portfolio: The PX 7, PX 5 & PI 3 !
We are excited to announce a completely revamped headphone portfolio that begins shipping later this month. These three new additions to our portfolio are designed to reinforce Bowers & Wilkins position as the class-leader in the premium headphone space.
Available in both Edinburgh and Falkirk the outgoing P5, P7 and PX models where some of our best selling headphones, so we cant wait to fully test these. Full review coming soon.
KT Tunstall in conversation with Colin Mackenzie about vinyl and her new LP Acoustic Extravaganza
Below you will find the link to Hi-Fi Corner's very own Colin Mackenzie in conversation with KT Tunstall regarding the new vinyl pressing of her 2006 Solo album Acoustic Extravaganza.
By listening to the interview you will hear KT talk about the story behind this Album and what it means to her for it to finally have it released on vinyl. Listen to KT talk about how the music, album cover and physical music comes together to create something truly special. A vinyl record.
The Story of Hi-Fi Corner - An Insider Report
Vinyl revival is the flipside to high street downturn for thriving legend of hi-fi We are greatly pleased to share this editorial article that has just been published in the Scottish Business Insider. Scotland’s top business magazine. The story of Hi-Fi Corner… proudly stocking the finest equipment at its new Edinburgh store.
The story of one of Scotland’s legendary hi-fi stores could be viewed as a long playing record. A concept album about an independent retailer’s journey to provide the best available sound and vision systems to discerning customers.
This is Hi-Fi Corner's soundtrack, a business that is bucking the retail trend by opening a fabulous showroom near the seafront at Portobello in Edinburgh...
Hi-Fi Corner Insider - By Hi-Fi Choice
We are delighted to share this article about our new HiFi Corner showroom which features in this month’s Hi-Fi Choice. In case you haven't heard, in addition to our award winning Falkirk store, we also operate from what is now the UK's biggest experiential showroom, boasting 8500sq ft of showroom space, a warehouse and no fewer than six listening rooms. These comprise of two hi-fi rooms, one reference quality hi-fi demo room, two cinemas, a headphone booth and TV and lifestyle area.
As Hi-Fi Choice kindly say: "The sound is superb; the acoustics are excellent - neutral without sounding like an anechoic chamber or broadcast studio - and the system is revealing yet beguilingly musical. Indeed, despite the relatively low-priced pre/power being used, it is one of the finest sounds I have heard at a UK dealer." - David Price Hi-Fi Choice 2019
You can read the full article here, but in addition, we would encourage you to drop in and see what all the noise is about.