Anthem, Audioplan, Audio Technica, Creek, Chord Company, Dynavector, Epos, Focal / JM Labs, Grado headphones, Hutter
Isoblue (and special branch), Kudos Audio, Linn Products, Lyra, Naim Audio, Neat Acoustics, Ortofon, Nottingham Analogue, PMC, Primare, Rega, Something Solid, Stands Unique, Sumiko, Tiger Paw, Trilogy, Wireworld
Signals UK Ltd are suppliers and installers of audio music hi-fi, stereo systems, av and home cinema products to all areas of Suffolk,North Essex, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire including : Ipswich, Woodbridge Wickham Market, Aldeburgh, Norwich, Colchester, Bury St Edmunds. Offering some Iconic sound and vision products for the home.
Sennheiser 800 + more
Now that we've joined Club Orpheus, the tasty stuff has started to arrive.
The HDVD800 headphone amp / DAC is terrific and a wonderful partner for teh HD800 'phones.
The IE800 in-ear phones (pictured) are a delight too. Even on an iPhone, they are spellbinding.
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Let's aim for succinct: We are a small quality audio and home cinema dealership with a surprisingly large reputation. Based near Ipswich (Suffolk, UK). Slightly old-fashioned values, been going quite a while. People generally seem to come back. Although it might be for the comedic value. More.
Much as I know we should not encourage such things, with price inflation very much evident, bringing forward purchases with interest - free finance could actually make economic sense. More
Late summer 2013, signals will be twenty years old.
And we are still almost as tiny as when we started . . .
Anyway, in this industry it sometimes pays to act big so we are putting on a Hi-Fi show to celebrate.
The Signals Hi-Fi Show will be on Friday 30th and Saturday 31st August.
Plans are still evolving but we are intending to do something fairly substantial with demonstrations over five or six rooms plus open areas where other equipment such as headphones can be tried and where records can be purchased. Some newly released products will be available for audition too.
Over and above that, we would like to put together a social event where those interested in music replay can meet some of the individuals who shape the modern industry. More.
And yes, they do spell it like that.
Funny how the 'critical mass' thing seems to work. We've been aware of a high regard for Chord Sarum cables for a while now but our acquired phobia for high end cables has held us back. This one, we kept being told, is different. The voices enthusing were from respected individuals and it got to the point that we could ignore it no longer.
We have had a listening session and I am sorry to report that it is actually very, very good. For Naim owners, the DIN interconnect is a particular joy, representing (to our ears at least) a dramatic step up from the (much cheaper) Naim Hi-Line.
A week ago we had the dem. This week we have the the arrival of cables that need 200+ hours of run-in. Strangely, they seem pretty impressive straight from the box. Changing the jumper leads on the Kudos Titans from NAC-A5 to Sarum has had a profound effect. When using NAC-A5 to the Titans, the standard Chord Signature seems 'wrong'. Now the boot is on the other foot, so to speak. During last weeks dem the speaker cables struck us as requiring an element of acclimatisation. This week it is so much more straightforward. The mains one seem to work rather well too.
Oh dear, oh dear . . .
Signals hi-fi for grown-ups. suppliers and installers of music hi-fi audio stereo system, systems and a/v av products to all areas of Suffolk,North Essex, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire 01473 655171
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Now with Chord
Audeze LCD2 + LCD 3
Interesting 'phones with something of a following. We now have both LCD2 and LCD3 on dem.
Hint : Well worth a listen! And the more expensive one is even better than the cheaper one . . .
Lehmann phono stages and headphone amps are not a new arrival here.
But you could be forgiven for thinking so!
London based Trilogy have been around, quietly, since 1992. The products are designed by Nic Poulson and they are one of the small band of UK manufacturers who build their products in the United Kingdom.
We were tipped off by an industry insider that their 907 phono stage was something special and, glory be, it actually is. It's a two box affair with a separate PSU unit. It has switchable loadings and it is probably the best two grand (ish) phono stage you can buy.
We bought a demonstration sample of the phono stage and started perusing the rest of the range. The 933 headphone amp has been judged in a recent review to be pretty much as good as it gets. You can tell quite a bit about a company from their low level electronics, so we have now decided to try the a full pre - power amp combo.
It's early days but suffice it to say that this appears to be revalatory stuff. Never been smitten quite this quickly before . . . and it's got tubes in it. Yikes. 909 preamp pictured above. More.
Limited edition Rega
To celebrate 40 years of Rega, there is a limited edition RP40 anniversary turntable.
Price will be £798. Download the information sheet here
We have stock ordered so are willing to take deposits :)
New Naim DAC - V1 and NAP 100 are now gracing our shelves.
On the subject of shelves, ours are overflowing with Naim kit! All the streamers, all the CD players, both the dacs, all of the amplifiers. Speakers too.
And, yes, the V-1 and NAP100 compact power amp are both excellent.