|Welcome to our Autumn Newsletter. We hope you are well and that these interesting times are leaving you unscathed. Somewhat gutted to learn that ‘may you live in interesting times’ is not a Chinese curse after all. How apposite it would have been.
Now, with customers returning for demonstrations, there is a certain sense of familiarity, masks, sanitiser, obsessive washing and Detol notwithstanding. The ‘used and ex demonstration’ section of our website has seen a fair amount of traffic. There have been trade-ins to sell, so new stuff is moving out the door. The arrival of goods from our suppliers remains patchy in the extreme, though, with lead times more extended and less predictable than ever.
With cash effectively depreciating and supply of goods slow, we have elected to put increased investment into new boxed and demonstration stock when it’s available. This is be best explanation I can find for the amount cluttering the place.
Despite appearances, we are not a warehouse operation but now is a very good time to ask us about higher end Naim kit, including 555 PS, Supercap, NAC252, NAP 250 and above. Instant gratification is a distinct possibility.
New arrivals include ATC SCM 50 loudspeakers, Auralic streamers, Nottingham turntables and Dynaudio Contour and Confidence speakers in huge wooden crates. There is a burgeoning collection of Accuphase boxes too. We have surely never had more products to play to you.
One aspect of 2020 has been the potential for us all to feel pressured and under stress. We were definitely feeling it and, as mentioned on the last missive, we closed for a two week break in August. This definitely helped. Music replay is wonderful therapy too and that’s somewhere we can help.
Now, with some level of increased lock-down looking likely and many holidays curtailed or on hold, could this perhaps be a good time to look at upgrading your audio system to make increased time indoors more enjoyable than ever? :)Oh, and a quick reminder to please book ahead if you’re planning a visit.Stay safe.
Andy, Mick & Alastair