EXHIBITORS AT AUDIO SHOW DELUXE
Absolute Sounds is the UK’s leading importer and distributor of high-end audio equipment. The company was formed in 1978 by Ricardo Franassovici, who left a successful career in the music industry to become one of the world’s foremost hi-fi entrepreneurs. Ricardo’s burning desire has always been to give UK-based music fans the opportunity to experience audio at the highest level, cherry-picking the very best components from around the globe to create a ‘hi-fi boutique’ overflowing with highly covetable, high-performance products. Like the finest watches and most prestigious motorcars, these brands deliver finely tuned, supremely engineered products that simply ooze desirability.
Exciting new arrivals from the 28 revered audio marques distributed in the UK by Absolute Sounds will be showcased and demonstrated live at Audio Show Deluxe. Selected products from three new additions to the portfolio – Reed, Dohmann and Western Electric – will be present, alongside the latest creations from long-established members of the Absolute Sounds brand family, such as Audio Research, Dan D’Agostino, dCS, Magico and Wilson Audio.
Auden Distribution was created 10 years ago with a mission to increase the availability of high-quality music reproduction to the UK audio market via a network of respected and like-minded retailers.
We are proud to be working in partnership with some of the best-known and award-winning brands to form a select portfolio.
We take great care in choosing brands and consequently they are all individually excellent. They do however also all work superbly well together to create a well-balanced and insightful system right from the entry-level models.
At Audio Show Deluxe we will be showcasing Hegel pre and power, EgglestonWorks Viginti, Audiomica cables, MusicWorks power and support products, and a couple of exciting new brand additions to the Auden Distribution product family.
Founded in November 1987, Audiofreaks remains loyal to its original ethos and vision – that high-fidelity reproduction exists to serve music, rather than music serving the hardware required to fulfill the goal of high-fidelity reproduction. To achieve and preserve that original ethos, we curate a relatively modest portfolio of carefully selected brands created by genuine like-minded artisans. They continue to design, develop, and build products that reflect this, increasingly rare and uncompromised, stance in high-performance audio domain.
For this event, we chose a straightforward, single-source audio system. It features digital audio replay from ROCKNA AUDIO Wavedream NET (network-streaming CD transport/server) and Wavedream Signature XLR DAC (high-resolution true balanced design), KARAN ACOUSTICS Master Collection LINEb (line preamplifier) and POWERb STEREO (power amplifier), with pagode Signature MkII/ Master Reference equipment supports by FINITE ELEMENTE and CARDAS AUDIO Clear Beyond cables throughout.
In closing, our heartfelt thanks to Absolute Sounds Ltd for the provision of the Wilson Audio Sasha DAW loudspeakers for this system.
Audio Reference is pleased to be showing their portfolio of products at this new prestigious Hi End Audio Show.
The company was founded by Martin Brewster in 1996 an audio enthusiast and musician for over 35 years. The joy derived from listening to music, has nourished within him an impassioned search into the art of musical reproduction, seeking resolution, accuracy of instrument timbre and above all ‘A natural and believable musicality’.
AR is presenting a system based around AudioPax, including for the first time in the UK the M88 Reference mono power amplifiers & L50 Hybrid Preamplifier, together with their Maggiore Mandolin speakers.
At the front end will be Primary Control Kinea turntable and Gravity tonearm with My Sonic Lab Signature Platinum cartridge.
The digital front end will be Grimm MU1 server and Mola Mola Tambaqui supplied by Ultimate Stream.
We will also be showing Music Tools stands, ZenSati audio cables, Shakti, Valvet and Puritan Audio Studio Master Mains Purifiers.
Audio Note (UK) released its first integrated amplifier, the OTO PP, in 1991 and it is a testimony both to the amplifier’s design and also to the company’s longevity that it is still possible to buy the same model today, still built completely in their factory in Sussex, England, over 25 years later.
While other manufacturers come and go, as do their products, Audio Note (UK) has stood the test of time and is now Europe’s largest and most prestigious manufacturer of ultra-performance valve-based home audio systems.
The company is one of the few to offer complete in-house designed and manufactured systems.
From the tip of the cartridge on the turntable, through the cables and amplification, right through to the drive units in the loudspeakers, everything is designed and produced by Audio Note (UK) in their factories in the UK and Europe.
A vast range of different options is available to suit every music lover’s requirements; there are over 150 separate and distinct products currently in the Audio Note (UK) catalogue. From cost-effective solutions to full systems that truly redefine the limits of performance and one’s expectations of sound quality.
As the company’s motto says; ‘Music’s Finest Conductor’.
At Audio Show Deluxe Audio Note UK will present a full AN UK system “from nose to tail.
Boyer Audio represents and distributes HiFi brands of sound character from around the world in the UK & Ireland.
Starting with Shunyata Research‘s acclaimed cables and power distributors in 2016, Boyer has since joined forces with Sweden’s Engström, Spain’s Kroma Atelier, and Austria’s FalkenOhr, adding some of the world’s finest tube amplifiers, speakers and audio furniture to the offering.
This family of brands is carefully curated to ensure they come together as a system to deliver a pure, natural sound.
Boyer Audio will be presenting all four of its brands at Audio Show Deluxe
Chord Company are a team of dedicated music and cinema lovers, designing and hand-building multi-award-winning hi-fi products in England since 1985, with every component chosen for optimum performance.
Whatever you play and whatever the format Chord Company’s class-leading products can transform your listening and viewing experience.
Chord Company enjoys an international reputation for realistically priced, audiophile-quality interconnect and speaker cables, mains power and noise-reduction products featuring their unique ARAY/Tuned ARAY/Super ARAY conductor technology, proprietary Taylon® insulation, advanced shielding materials and ChorAlloy™ plated connectors – including the ground-breaking ChordOhmic 4mm/spade speaker plugs.
Their expert team will be happy to answer any questions and provide system-specific recommendations tailored to your particular needs, regardless of budget, to unlock the full potential of your music/media.
For 15 years plus Decent Audio has been growing a carefully selected roster of interesting and multi-award winning Audio brands and importing them successfully into the UK market then distributing via a limited number of selected dealers.
Our brands are that little bit different, offering a different approach, that something extra special, or bringing that little bit of extra value to the table. They include Ayre Acoustics, Audio Analogue, Kronos, Raidho, and Van den Hul.
Visit us in the Becketts Syndicate Room to hear a selection of what we have to offer your music…
Our unique approach to designing complete audio systems has won friends and admirers the world over for the past 30 years. We have a system-centred holistic approach that celebrates musical performance rather than the equipment.
It may be an old adage, but it is as true as it has ever been – a great system is more than the sum of its’ parts. It should transcend sound, leaving the listener in a blissful state of musical immersion.
The system we are showing at AUDIO SHOW DELUXE will be no exception. It will comprise:
Grand Prix Audio Monaco V2.0 turntable with Kuzma Safir 9 tonearm and Kuzma CAR 50 cartridge with Consolidated Audio Copper Nano Monster Can transformer. Yummy!
Kuzma Stabi M turntable with 4P14 tonearm, Kuzma CAR 60 cartridge with Consolidate Audio Silver Nano Monster Can transformer. Also Yummy!
SJS Model 3 premier Phono stage. SJS Model 7 Silver Premier Line stage. SJS Model 5 Silver Enhanced 300B power amplifier. Hand-built electronics, designed with love, passion and serious expertise.
Living Voice R80 loudspeakers. The first showing of this long-awaited new design, evolved over 4 years. The R80 combines the musical coherence and artistic sensitivity of the OBX-RW4 with the visceral thrill and commanding authority of the Vox Olympian.
Living Voice G2 equipment supports. A careful balance of energy dissipation and energy isolation, with an organic and human sound.
Living Voice Pure Music battery Power Supply system. 600 Ah of pure and uncorrupted energy.
We are greatly looking forward to the weekend, hoping to seeing lots of familiar face and making sure that we have a great deal of fun.
Founded in 1972 by Malcolm Jones, Falcon Acoustics has been at the centre of the British audio for over 50 years, and continues to develop new and innovative products.
You’ll find us in the Chapel Room, where we will be delighted to show you the latest Falcon M50 speakers, featuring Falcon Drive Units, all powered by the Balanced Audio Technology VK80 Preamplifier, and – making its UK Debut the Balanced Audio Technology REX 500 Power Amplifier (500W per channel).
For lovers of the very best of British audio engineering, we will be using the superb Origin Live Sovereign-S Turntable featuring the latest updated version of the world-famous Agile pickup arm, Koetsu Rosewood Signature cartridge, all in conjunction with the State of the Art Origin Live Discovery Ultra Touchscreen Phono Stage.
Straightwire Cables and Interconnects complete the range of equipment on display.
This will be a vinyl-only room, simply dedicated to making the very best in music.
And as a complete surprise, not only an audio treat, but also a visual feast. We will also be presenting an exhibition by internationally acclaimed local sculptor Alastair Gibson of the Carbon Art 45 Studio. A friend of us at Falcon for many years, Alastair’s’ background is unique. A “first” career of twenty-two years in motor engineering, fourteen of which were in Formula One, four as lead mechanic for the Benetton F1 team and ten as race team chief mechanic for the BAR and Honda Grand Prix Teams.
Now, drawing similarities between modern motorsport engineering and his love for the natural world, Alastair uses his acquired engineering skills and experience to show his passion for sculpture through his signature medium of carbon fibre. His anatomically correct pieces are detailed from used F1 parts purchased from the current Grand Prix teams.
Hifonix was established in 2015, as a HiFi and personal audio specialist that has developed a reputation across the country for high-end headphones and personal audio.
We will be exhibiting some of the finest headphone and personal audio systems available in the world today. Just some of the brands that will be available on demonstration will be Lampizator, Focal, Audeze, Riviera Audio, Viva Audio, Stax, Meze Audio, Chord Electronics, Hifiman and much more.
Demonstrations are strictly by bookings only. Please do come and talk to our personal audio consultants at the event. We look forward to meeting you at the audio show deluxe on the 25th and 26th of March.
Contact Aseem on 01213825444 or drop an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Innuos was founded in 2009 to upend conventional thinking about digital music as a source, and engineer innovative, artful HiFi products that deliver unexpected warmth and accuracy – products that unleash the full potential of digital music playback.
At Innuos, we are driven to go far beyond simple “ones and zeros.” Innuos products elevate music enjoyment by offering true audiophile performance. We believe remarkably high-quality audio and ease-of-use are essential parts of any memorable music experience. Through precise matching of bespoke hardware and in-house developed software, Innuos music servers, streamers and more, continue to prove that digital music sources can still be pushed to new levels.
In uniting the proven brand-building talents of an experienced service and support team, Karma-AV contributes the accumulated expertise of many decades to the supply of luxury home entertainment systems.
We’re honoured to be developing the UK interests of some the most desirable high-performance brands in the world, guided by a belief in the highest standards of business ethics and efficacy. Our aim is to maintain an inspirational mix of high-performance options for system designers, installers and their customers.
Whether you’re imagining the classiest compact music system or a jaw-dropping immersive home theatre experience, our brands will help to generate the world’s most enthralling home entertainment.
At The Hungaroring Suite and for the first time in the UK, Karma-AV will be demonstrating a Perlisten Audio R Series 7.4.4 system. Seven years in the making but only recently introduced to the world’s audiophiles, Perlisten Audio has won unqualified recognition for its engineering excellence and innovation. The system will be driven by the beautiful new Primare SPA25 Prisma AV amplifier and versatile A35.8 multichannel power amp through In-akustik cables.
KEF is a proud pioneer of excellence in sound
Since 1961, from our UK home, we have created remarkable award-winning speakers. From our ground-breaking Uni-Q technology to our bar-setting LS60 Wireless, KEF exists to fill rooms with music as it was made to be heard, to move souls with truly authentic soundscapes. Now, we’re bringing more people with us on our journey to discover the power of great sound.
Blade – a sound statement. An icon that engages every sense
A bold and striking presence, Blade pushes the boundaries of what is possible with sound. The world’s first Single Apparent Source loudspeaker now with KEF’s innovative Metamaterial Absorption Technology (MAT™).
The REFERENCE. Detail remastered
The essential for any audiophile. Hand built by the masters who set the standard for audio quality, The Reference has been the benchmark for loudspeakers and sound reproduction. The Reference is an embodiment of KEF’s philosophy and the relentless pursuit of perfection. Now with Metamaterial Absorption Technology (MAT™).
Designed, engineered, handcrafted in Maidstone, UK
Since 1961, we have been creating remarkable award-winning loudspeakers at our UK home in Maidstone, Kent. As our high-end speakers, Blade & The Reference are still designed, engineered, and hand-built in Maidstone today.
LATERAL AUDIO widen their approach in the UK, presenting a highly musical system with JMR loudspeakers of France.
Their complete system will be optimised on the high-performance ‘Concert Stand’ and with their newly launched ARENA isolations series, ARENA APX.
Two models of JMR loudspeaker will be in the room, Lunna and Cantabile, both floor standers which display beautiful musical insight at their value points.
With a digital CD and analogue vinyl source system playing into JMR, this first UK demonstration should make for a very interesting audio display.
From its humble origins in 1979, MBL today stands as a global innovator in the field of high-end audio with its proprietary omnidirectional “Radialstrahler” loudspeaker technology. MBL will be exhibiting for the first time in the UK at Audio Show Deluxe to demonstrate the multiple award-winning, world renowned 101E MKII Radialstrahler loudspeakers powered by MBL’s own Reference Line electronics.
MBL’s reputation and customer commitment ensure that every product shares the same amazing audio signature, exquisite sound, and unmatched aural experience. The result is an unsurpassed line of flawless audio products.
Representing MBL at Audio Show Deluxe will be Antoine Furbur: MBL Sales Director, Cameron Jenkins: record producer and owner of Stranger Records and Stranger High Fidelity, together with special guest: Mastering Engineer Tony Cousins who will be joining the team to give a presentation on the intricacies of record mastering and his experiences with MBL speakers.
Stratton Acoustics, making its debut appearance, is a design-led, artisan electro-acoustic company founded to bring both traditional ideas and innovative concepts to music enthusiasts and audiophiles. It’s the musical experience that’s important, not necessarily the technology or the specification numbers.
Through our collective expertise, experience and know-how in electro-acoustics, industrial design, materials and manufacture, our speakers are designed to make waves and stand out.
We put the music first and make the conversation about engaging with the music, not sterile musical detail. Enabling music lovers to experience familiar material, yet notice things previously unheard, is one of the true joys of creating Stratton Acoustics.
Music ought to be an all-consuming, visceral experience, and we aim to make it so.
Symmetry will be showing their long-established brands from Brinkmann, Harmonic Resolution Systems, Kiseki, Lyra, Quadratic Audio and STAX.
A full Brinkmann playback system will be demonstrated allowing visitors to hear both the best in analogue and digital formats.
One of the guests in the Symmetry room will be Chasing The Dragon. They will be showing their entire collection of direct-cut records, CDs and open reel tapes. This will be the first UK showing of Mike’s new recording Mendelssohn’s Octet.
During the day, Mike Valentine will be giving talks about his recordings and demonstrating various formats and tape machines.
Symmetry will also be hosting Dr. Matthias Luck of Brinkmann. He will give talks on the making of Audiophile records and demonstrating Brinkmann recordings.
VERTERE will be showing off their systems along with FM Acoustics:
RG-1 Reference Record Player
Reference Tonearm Gen III
RG-1 Reference Motor Drive
Mystic MC Phono Cartridge
Resolution series Phono Linearizer
Resolution series Preamplifier
Resolution series Power Amplifiers
Inspiration Loudspeaker System
There will also be a full Vertere range of products on display and/or on demonstration
Touraj Moghaddam CEO and founder of Vertere will be running the demo with founder of FM Acoustics Manuel Huber.
We will also have some live acoustic sets from Elles Springs, Will McNicol and We are Caezar throughout the show.
The Vinyl Adventure are the UK’s leading purveyors of high end vinyl, SACD and accessories.
We only stock the best, our vinyl titles are from the world’s leading labels, Analogue Productions, Blue Note, ORG, Mobile Fidelity Soundlabs, Impex Records, Reference Recordings, Chasing the Dragon, Gearbox Records, Pure Pleasure, The Lost Recordings and many more.
We stock all the latest pressings as well as accessories to maintain your records and keep them in pristine condition.
Wellbeing Through Sound Healing. Sound healing offers an innovative approach to mental well-being, capable of reducing stress, anxiety, and depression. The therapeutic power of sound lies in its ability to modify brain waves with soothing vibrations that induce relaxation – aiding self-healing processes. Research suggests that sound healing can be an effective complementary therapy for various mental health conditions.
At the show, guests will have the chance to explore different instruments such as gongs and tank drums directly from Kasia Richter, The Wellbeing Strategist founder.
Kasia Richter, a London-based psychologist and well-being expert, helps clients from various industries transform their lives using RESET – an innovative methodology encompassing aspects such as positive psychology & hypnotherapy. Her latest book, “Burnout Recovery Guide Fore Female Entrepreneurs” reached Amazon’s bestsellers list in the work-related health category. With credentials including the British Psychological Society and former clientele Qatar Airways to Absolute Sounds, her tailored solutions have enabled people across sectors to take control of their mental health journey; resulting in improved productivity levels with increased personal success that makes for a better quality of life!