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Technics SL-1000R - Updated and Upgraded Direct Drive

Technics SL-1000R - Updated and Upgraded Direct Drive

Say hello to a better way to listen to vinyl with the anticipated release of the Technics SL-1000R, the new flagship of Technics' decks with its own S-shaped tonearm and external power supply. 

We received a huge palleted delivery in Edinburgh yesterday, that required the combined manpower of three of us just to move into the store. Opening it up, we were in absolute awe at the sight we set our eyes on. This colossal turntable took a fair amount of time to properly unbox and get plugged in, but we finally got the results we were looking for. 

The SL-1000R is set to retail at £13,999, with the SP-10R at £7,999. See the review of our first impressions here.

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Harbeth P3ESR 40th Anniversary

Harbeth P3ESR 40th Anniversary

At last, our demonstration sets of the P3ESR 40th Anniversary Edition loudspeakers are here. As Scotland's expert retailer for Harbeth loudspeakers, and two of our five Edinburgh-based team members using their speakers at home, we feel more than qualified to review the upgraded, limited edition standmount beauties.
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NEW: Neat Acoustics Iota XPLORER Arrives

NEW: Neat Acoustics Iota XPLORER Arrives

Today we took delivery of the latest addition to Neat Acoustics “Iota” range, the Xplorer.  

Joining the current line up of the Iota, and award winning Iota Alpha, the Xplorer can be seen here to give you an idea of it’s relative size. Although in comparison to the other two models (which are tiny, by loudspeaker standards) it still has a very small footprint so is going to fit into almost any room, and at a 88dB sensitivity, should run easily from any half-decent sounding amplifier. 

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Chord Poly - A Quick Guide To Mojo's New Best Friend

Chord Poly - A Quick Guide To Mojo's New Best Friend

The heavily anticipated Chord Poly streaming module for the Mojo is now available. Read our guide on how to get your wireless Poly working with ease.
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Wilson Audio and The Sounds Of Salt Lake City

Wilson Audio and The Sounds Of Salt Lake City

The Sounds Of Salt Lake City

Our M.D. Struan Mackenzie took the welcome opportunity to visit the base of Wilson Audio speakers in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Not only did he experience the factory tour to witness for himself the care and precision taken during manufacture, but was invited into the Wilson family home to hear the the wonderful product serenade him and capture his heart. Struan has always been an admirer of Wilson speakers – after all Hi-Fi Corner/Homesound have been stockists for a quite while now, but this time the relationship was cemented. Read his letter from Utah and the see the photos of his memorable “Brief Encounter”.

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Turntable Set-Up - Getting the Best Out of Your Deck

Turntable Set-Up - Getting the Best Out of Your Deck

So, the box containing your shiny new deck has been safely delivered and you're pretty anxious to enter the gates of audio Heaven. It's quite understandable, you're simply dying to hear your treasured Half Man Half Biscuit album like never before since the Hit Parade was a must listen. But as another combo of the period advised.... Relax, don't do it (although somehow, I don't think they were referring to over-eager turntable set-up).

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Chord Hugo 2 and Upgraded Updated Greatness

Chord Hugo 2 and Upgraded Updated Greatness

The introduction of the Chord Hugo 2 has excited hi-fi enthusiasts everywhere. We got to try out this great little headphone amp and DAC, and put together this guide to help you get the most out of your Hugo 2.
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A Guide To: Turntables

A Guide To: Turntables

For many people, the turntable deck is at the heart of their hi-fi setup. But what about those who want to get into the world of turntables, but don't know where to begin? We have compiled this comprehensive guide into getting the most out of your record deck.
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AVI Active Speakers - DM5's and DM10's

AVI Active Speakers - DM5's and DM10's

Are active speakers really worth investing in? We got our hands on a couple of pairs from one of the most respected manufacturers and took them for a spin. Suffice to say they are now on permanent demonstration in our Edinburgh store, and if you're looking for high quality sound without all the boxes, these should be auditioned. Interested in how these show down against the similarly priced KEF LS50 wireless? Contact one of our product specialists.
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A Beginner's Guide To: Starting Your Set Up

A Beginner's Guide To: Starting Your Set Up

The world of hi-fi can be an intimidating, confusing place for a pure beginner if you don’t know what you’re really looking for, or how to start your own set-up. It can all be a bit overwhelming at first. For those of us just delving into the world of high quality sound systems, there is a lot of jargon and basic components you might not be familiar with.
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