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Audio Research Ref 6SE pre-amplifier review
Why are white, large, sealed boxes with Audio Research Corp. printed on the side irresistible audiophile nectar? It's sad really but I was uncontrollably drawn to such an item sitting on the carpet of huge Hi-Fi Corner store in Joppa. A closer look revealed the label on said box. “Reference 6SE pre-amplifier” ….now that's not ordinary nectar. When MD Struan said I could take it home until they needed it for demonstration in their main listening room, it was a forgone conclusion that it was facing a short journey. The box would just fit in my MX-5 on the passenger seat with the roof down, but the gear stick couldn't be moved if I needed to drive with the passenger door shut. This was a slight drawback until the kindly MD said he would bring it over to my flat. Was this just another example of “working from home?” Not really as it was pure indulgence, but what the heck. Have a read as to how I got on...
Harbeth P3ESR XD Arrive
Audio Research Arrives at Hi-Fi Corner
Audio Research lands at Hi-Fi Corner, and I couldn't be more excited! Founded in 1970 in Minneapolis with one goal in mind: "to advance the state-of-the-art in music reproduction". Today, Audio Research remains a performance-oriented company by philosophy and design. New product introductions are driven only by genuine advances in technology and performance — the HIGH DEFINITION that is the hallmark of the company’s products. Lots more Audio Research info to be posted, but we are really proud and excited to be representing this line in Scotland.
You can see the full range of products here
If you're interested in upgrading your existing Audio Research system we offer a fantastic part exchange programe, or if you're new to the world of AR get in touch to arrange a demonstration and see what 50 years of reasearch creates.
Technics SL-1210GAE 55th Anniversary Turntable - Coming Soon
It's been a very welcome return for Technics here at Hi-Fi Corner, going from zero to one of our best selling turntable lines since returning to the market in 2008.
For their 55th Anniversary they are releasing a Limited Edition SL1210GAE, Incl. new, specially designed Nagaoka JT-1210 pickup cartridge system.
The New Audiolab 6000A Play
Looking for something great without breakig the bank?
Today Audiolab have launched the "6000N Play", a combination of our favourate sub £1000 integrated amp, and 6000N streamer. Just add speakers, (the Dali Oberon 7 will sound great with this), and you have an absolutly wonderful sounding music system for £1700. What's not to like?
The amp that does it all–and does it brilliantly. From hi-res Wi-Fi streaming to pure analogue audio, Audiolab’s 6000A Play integrated stereo amplifier delivers the best of all worlds. Now available for pre-order.
dCS Bartók Review
One of the most popular additions to our line up of digital sources over the last few years has been dCS. Our friend George takes a dCS Bartok home test, and you can read here what he thought. Thank you once again to George for this fantastic content.
"dCS or Digital Conversion Systems have, over the past three decades, established an enviable reputation in the audio world that the vast majority of Hi-Fi manufacturers can only dream of. This hasn't been by chance but through thorough research, design and in-house manufacture in the UK. It is a truly British company, established in Cambridgeshire, dCS first began producing high-end domestic units in the early 90's. Prior to that time, they had produced high performance digital systems for telecommunication companies and the military."
Hi-Fi Corner still trading, but retail branches not open
We are still trading, but following the most recent Government advice we have taken the following action to protect our team, customers and suppliers:
Retail stores are currently closed
Working from home as much as possible
Opperating Monday to Friday - 10am till 5pm
Ex-display items are shipped out twice a week along with orders from our warehouse. Most of our suppliers are able to ship direct on our bahalf.
Stay in, listen to music!
New Linn LP12 Karousel Bearing Announced for 2020
Linn retire the Cirkus bearing first introduced in 1993.
Time to upgrade your LP12 folks? All the information can be found here...
Harbeth Launch New XD Range - for Xtended Definition
Harbeth product launches don't happen often, so when Harbeth told us they are launching an entirely new line up of 'XD' speakers including; P3ESR XD, C7ES-3 XD, M30.2 XD, SHL5plus XD and M40.3 XD we had to start letting you know what we know as the news come in.
I will try and update this page with news as it's released over the weekend.
Watch this space Harbeth fellow Harbeth lovers.
Lexicon RV-9 - Limited Stock - RRP £5,199 now £2,499
We don't normally pile them high and sell em cheap here at Hi-Fi Corner, preferring to focus on impartial advice for each client, however, some deals we just can't resist. We have managed to secure a limited quantity of Lexicon RV-9 AV amplifiers with an incredible saving, making this a no brainer for anyone looking for the ultimate home cinema experience.
Limited Stock at £2,499
With Dolby ATMOS and DTS:X 3D surround sound processing, Dirac room EQ, Logic7 Immersion, and plenty of responsive class G power; the RV-9 delivers a powerful, sensory rich experience with exceptional clarity.