New Brands for 2021

We don’t often add new brands to our portfolio, only choosing to do so when their value for money, features and the quality of their performance really grabs our attention. Despite lockdowns and water leakages, 2021 has been a very busy year for us, adding to our in-store and online product portfolio. I am delighted to introduce you to our exciting list of new partner brands:

Accusound

Introducing Accusound and their superb range of high definition copper and hybrid silver/copper cables. Building on their legacy as the leading choice of world-class microphone designers, recording studios and mastering facilities around the globe, Accusound used its expertise to create audiophile cables that let you hear the music as it was intended by the artists – with all of the tones, textures and musical interactions fully preserved. With Accusound you’ll hear the music, not the cable. From £149

Charisma Audio Phono Cartridges

Canadian brand Charisma Audio offer a superb range of phono cartridges that are priced reasonably and deliver stunning performance. They all have a semi-open body to avoid cavity resonances. Their sound is musical and natural, with proper balance from top to bottom. From £695 to £3,495

Consonance

The philosophy of Consonance is “Simple . Human”. Their products are ‘Simple & Refined’, their detailed design is placed on the inside and its simplicity is on the outside. ‘Human’, the goal is to reproduce music in the most natural and enjoyable manner. We are delighted to present a quite remarkable new turntable, The CONSONANCE WAX Engine, which outperforms many turntables costing several times more. In cooperation with their Well Tempered Lab partners, the WAX Engine includes the Well Tempered Lab “Zero Clearance” design platter bearing. The tonearm is a new aluminium tonearm with cotton fibre internal damping. The result is outstanding. From £1,295

Escape Audio

Escape offers the perfect solution for music lovers looking for a versatile speaker system with high-fidelity sound reproduction. Escape does not fit into any existing product category; it is a category by itself, without boundaries. If you like music outdoors, for al fresco dining, BBQ’s or riotous party, you need to hear Escape Audio’s outdoor portable speaker range. From £599

Hegel Music Systems

Deceptively simple and elegant Scandinavian design since 1988 . Hegel is a relatively young company but they are already known for making superb audio, and not following the normal path. Having developed and patented several technologies utilised in their products, Hegel is one of the best reviewed brands in the industry. Producing integrated, pre & power amplifiers, phono stage and DACs, most requirements are catered for. From £1,350 to £11,500

iFi Audio

iFi audio are a multi award-winning audio tech company with one aim in mind – to improve your enjoyment of music. You love music, and iFi create products that improve sound quality and eradicate noise, distortion, and hiss from your Audio Systems, Headphones, Speakers, Portable audio devices, Phones, TVs …… Which means you hear studio-quality audio as your favourite artists intended. There is a vast catalogue of devices, with which you can bring the live experience into your home or on-the-go. From £49

In-akustik

In-akustik is a globally acclaimed brand of high-performance AV cables and connectors engineered and hand-built in Germany since 1977. Guided by the mantra “physics not voodoo” In-akustik mixes the latest science with the best materials and meticulous German engineering and innovation to minimise signal loss in the cable. We totally agree with them that “the best cable is not the one that gets the most out of a system, but the one that loses the least of the original signal”. Cables act like antennae and attract external interference which can only be minimised with technical finesse and the finest materials. From £75

Lumin

In 2012, two years after SACD rips became possible with the birth of DSD files, LUMIN launched the A1: the world’s first DSD-capable network player. In 2014, LUMIN passed another milestone with the first server equipped with a zero-configuration UPnP music library. By building end-to-end expertise in the field of network music delivery, LUMIN has created an unrivalled proposition, combining high-speed/low-noise processing, balanced circuit design and support for the widest range of services and file formats. Offering supreme audio performance and easy integration at every level, the current LUMIN range includes no fewer than six network players, three music transports, two dedicated music servers and an all-in-one player/amp system. From £895 to £11,495

Novafidelity

Novafidelity offer a range of streaming based products made by Novotron Co, Ltd. – a company focused on creating high quality multimedia players that deliver innovation and performance to consumers since 2003. Their extensive product range consists of pure digital music servers, streamers, player/DACs and all-in-one music players with built-in amplifiers. From £599

Q Acoustics

Q Acoustics has been designing class-leading, award-winning loudspeakers since 2006. In that time, Q Acoustics has redefined every market it has entered, from the affordable to the high-end, from stereo and home cinema sound to the revolutionary Q Active wireless audio system. From £219

QED

British audio specialists QED has been designing and engineering superior AV cables for nearly five decades and is considered the original cable brand, with its QED 79 strand cable, released in 1976, widely recognised as the world’s first “specialist” speaker cable – a product that demonstrated how cables could have a tangible impact on audio performance. Since then, the company has used extensive scientific research and computer-aided design techniques to ensure its products remain at the very cutting edge of technology. That rich heritage and constant drive for innovation underpins QED’s latest products. All cables deliver an enhanced sonic performance without compromising on their competitive price points. QED now available from £30

System Audio

Hand-built in Denmark since 1984, System Audio’s beautifully engineered product range has evolved to include slender floor-standing speakers, subwoofers, compact stand-mount models, elegant on-wall speakers and home theatre satellites, active and passive, wired and wireless, for music and movie lovers in every room. From £299 to £7,000

Tivoli Audio

Tivoli products are designed for everyone – bringing beautiful design, simple-to-use high quality and exceptional value for money. Words cannot fully convey the experience of living with, and listening to, a Tivoli music system. All Tivoli products make elegant, distinctive gifts for Christmas, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, weddings, graduations, birthdays, housewarmings, and other special occasions. From £159

T+A

T+A (stands for Theory and Application) is one of Germany’s largest specialist audio brands, who are committed to developing, manufacturing and distributing high quality audio products, all manufactured in-house. We are delighted to offer T+A’s new media products, including All in One music systems (Caruso), the compact music systems (Cala), headphones and headphone amplifiers. From £3,000.

We are excited to be able to present these new brands for your enjoyment; all now feature in-store alongside a wide range of products from: AudioQuest; The Chord Company; Dynadio; Dynavector; Focal; Fyne Audio; GoldNote Audio; Goldring; Grado; Hi-Fi Racks; Innuos; ISO Acoustics; Kudos; Les Davis Audio; Linn; Melco; Meze; Michell Engineering; MK Sound; MOON by Simaudio; Nagaoka; Naim Audio; Nordost; Ortofon; Okki Nokki; Primare; Pro-Ject; Quadraspire; ROON; SolidSteel; Sumiko; and VPI.

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