New Naim Nova PE launched


Naim Prices to rise 1st Feb


Naim prices are rising in Feb. This averages out at just under 10% across most products. The following are NOT increasing in price -

ND5XS2 Streamer
NDX2 Streamer
Nait XS3 amplifier

Old prices are available until Weds the 31st of January so please get in touch if you'd like to place your order pre-price rise.


Mobile Fidelity One Step Van Halen debut


Arriving this Friday (15th Dec 2023) 180g 45RPM 2LP Box Set
Perhaps one of the finest Debut albums in rock.

"Van Halen did more than announce to the world the  earthshaking arrival of a revolutionary guitarist. Performed by an  enterprising California quartet that took its name from two of its  principal members, the 1978 debut ripped headlines away from punk,  injected fresh energy into a then-moribund rock 'n' roll scene,  reimagined how heavy music and throwback pop could coexist, and invited  everyone to experience the top-down pleasures of a beachfront Saturday  night every day of the week no matter where they lived. Painstakingly  restored by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, and the first of a multi-album  series in an exciting partnership between the famous reissue label and  Van Halen, Van Halen delivers feel-good thrills and hormonally charged desires like never before"

If you've never experienced the performance, dynamic range and quality of a Mobile Fidelity release then give it a try; its like feeding your record player Royal Jelly.

Limited stock available in our record store and can be ordered online here;


First review of Naim 300 Series


"Hi-Fi News Verdict
The 300 series from Naim's New Classics range fully lives up to its promise – its presentation combining a shade more warmth and culture when required with the ability to let go and power out the music when let off the leash. From the closely-detailed NSS 333 streamer/DAC to the effortlessly punchy NAC 332/NAP 350 amplification, this is the 'Naim sound' with broadened appeal, albeit never quite tamed!"


Musical Fidelity returns

1/12/2033 We're thrilled to welcome Musical Fidelity back into our store.

In the 80's we were the third store in the UK to start selling Musical Fidelity. This was back when the company was essentially assembled on a kitchen table. These were the days of The Pre-amp and the DR Thomas power amp.

It was the relaunched of the classic A1 that set our interest off. Since then we've slowly added the M3 series, the M6 series and the new LS35a loudspeakers. All of these are available in store if you'd like to come and listen.

Hallmarks of the Musical Fidelity sound are great control, an open characteristic and a good deal of musicality. Come and have a listen to their products.


Hegel Viking CD player arives

18/11/2033 We're delighted to announce this fantastic new CD player is in store and on demo.

In store and sounding fantastic! Possible the best CD player we've heard.

The Hegel Viking CD Player stands as a true testament to audio perfection, meticulously crafted from the ground up to optimize performance for standard (Redbook) CDs. Our unwavering dedication to delivering the most authentic sound reproduction possible has led to the creation of a CD player that captures the essence of the original recording.

Engineered to deliver unparalleled sound fidelity, the Viking CD Player is a true native 16/44.1 CD player, purpose-built to unlock the potential of each standard CD. Every component has been meticulously optimized to ensure a high-quality output that remains faithful to the original recording.

With a dedicated laser and CD drive, the Viking guarantees optimal data reading for precise playback. Its state-of-the-art DAC achieves unrivaled digital-to-analog conversion, preserving even the subtlest nuances within the music. Our commitment to audio purity means the Viking does not upsample or alter the signal in any manner. By maintaining the integrity of the original signal on the disc, the exceptional DAC performs at its peak.

Our proprietary Master clock system orchestrates flawless synchronization between the drive and DAC. This system, driven by a low phase noise quartz crystal and our patented SoundEngine technology, effectively minimizes jitter, ensuring precise timing for an immersive listening experience.

The Viking CD player is equipped with an OLED display meticulously chosen for its low noise properties, contributing to a clearer and more detailed sound rendition. The dedicated analog stage in the Viking is meticulously designed, incorporating our analog low-pass filter and Line Driver technology. This ensures a fully balanced and noise-free signal path all the way to your amplifier, preserving audio integrity throughout the journey.

Elevate your auditory senses and embrace a new realm of sonic authenticity with the Hegel Viking CD Player. Experience music as it was meant to be heard, with unwavering precision and unmatched clarity. The Viking CD Player is a masterpiece born from a passion for pure sound, setting a new standard for CD playback excellence.

Technical Specifications

Supported Discs: 12 cm Redbook CDs
Line Level Output: 1 unbalanced fixed (RCA) 1 balanced fixed (XLR)
Output Voltage Analog: 2,5V RMS
Digital Output: 1 BNC true 75 Ohm
Frequency Response: 0Hz-22 kHz
Distortion: Less than 0.0015%
Finish: Black
Dimensions/weight: 9,9 cm x 43 cm x 30,5 cm (HxWxD), 7,3 kg
Dimensions/weight US: 3,54" x 17" x 12" (HxWxD), 16,1 lbs

Atom £2299
Star £3499
Nova £4399

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Naim Audio Price reductions


With immediate effect Naim Audio have lowered the prices on their Muso and Uniti ranges.

Atom £2299
Star £3499
Nova £4399

Muso QB2 £699
Muso 2 £899


Naim Audio 300 series arrives

Welcome to a new era in sound

Since 1973, the Naim Classic range has embodied the best separate Hi-Fi elements, combined to create the music system of your dreams. The 200 Series line includes the NSC 222 preamplifier and streamer, the NAP 250 power amplifier, as well as the uncompromising NPX 300 power supply. 

The 300 Series line includes NSS 333, a high-resolution streaming solution, the NAC 332 preamplifier, the NAP 350 power amplifier, the NVC TT phono preamplifier and its dedicated power supply NPX TT.

Designed and developed by Naim engineers in Salisbury, United Kingdom, these timeless products are the fruit of Naim’s unique electronics expertise. The New Classic Series is at the cutting edge of innovation and technology, bringing you years of listening pleasure.

The streamer/pre and mono block power amps are now on demo and we'll be putting them through their paces over the next few weeks.

We have an event in store and with Naim Audio on Friday the 13th of October from 12 till 5. Come along, meet Naim and the new 300 series. All welcome and no ticket required.


Munich Show Highlights

Highlights for us!

Naim have had a busy year and it's about to get busier. Not only did they launch the new 300 series, but they launched their first 50th Anniversary product; The Nait 50.

See the new Classic series here.

This limited edition product is exciting as it is "today's take" on a Naim classic first launched in 1983.
Discover more here.

PMC have also been busy!

Prodigy brings performance-led design ethos to an even wider audience, building on PMC's belief that ultra-high-resolution loudspeakers, if properly designed, can be used throughout the entire audio chain.

Above you can see Prodigy 1, a compact with an RRP of £1250 and Prodigy 5, a classic floorstander at £1995

We're looking forward to getting both of the speakers in stock and on demo and will keep you informed about their performance. In the meantime you can discover more here.

Chord Electronics announce new super Integrated amp

The ULTIMA INTEGRATED is a class-leading 125-watt integrated amplifier benefitting from the latest dual-feed-forward error-correction topology, Chord Electronics’ legendary proprietary ultra-high-frequency power supplies, plus an unmistakable industrial aesthetic.

Designed by Chord Electronics’ founder, owner and chief engineer, John Franks, the advanced ULTIMA circuit monitors and immediately corrects audio signals before the output stage, for astonishing signal accuracy from a one-box integrated device.

The ULTIMA INTEGRATED also takes advantage of the very latest developments in advanced low-distortion power supplies  ̶̶̶̶̶̶̶  devices offering exceptionally low noise and outstanding amplifier operation  ̶̶̶̶̶̶̶  for even greater fidelity.

A four-input design, one fully balanced and three unbalanced, all enjoy individual buffering and are selectively filtered against potential ingress from radio frequency interference; selection switching is via microprocessor-controlled sealed relays.

The ULTIMA INTEGRATED is the first new Chord Electronics integrated amplifier for seven years and remains the sole full-width integrated model in the range.

All metalwork is precision-machined from solid aircraft-grade aluminium, including Chord Electronics’ iconic Integra Legs. The fascia sports a 28-mm-thick front panel with a perfectly symmetrical aesthetic, centered around a spherical power on/off control with polychromatic lighting, flanked by illuminated volume and balance controls.

More details as we have them.

Auralic news!

Auralic announce new G2.2 range and a new higher end G3 series that will feature both a stand alone streamer and a streaming transport. We've no further information at this time.


Great Ear review for new Naim Classic Series

Have a look at the review in full here.

Naim New Classic conclusion

I think it’s safe to say that Naim has got its mojo back with the first fruit of the New Classic range. Not only have they made their core products more attractive, more fully featured and easy to use but they sound more like the Naim products that put the brand on the map. The introduction of more conventional connections with a wide range of inputs both via cables and over the aether gives the NSC 222 the flexibility to adapt to any likely changes in the future of hi-fi, while the onboard preamplifier, streamer and DAC are of a calibre that you wouldn’t get from separate boxes at this price. The Naim New Classic NAP 250 is a chip off the classic pace, rhythm and timing block that has power reserves to drive all but the most demanding of speakers and a musicality that eludes a lot of the competition. Naim New Classic feels like an affirmation of faith for both the faithful and those in the wilderness who have yet to discover what truly great electronics can do for their music.


Naim NSC 222
Type: preamplifier, streamer, DAC with headphone amplifier
Analogue inputs: RCA, 8-pin DIN, MM phono
Digital inputs: 2x Toslink optical, coaxial RCA, coaxial BNC
Analogue outputs: pre-out RCA & XLR, 6.3mm headphone jack
Line: 0.0025% @2.2V input volume at 0dB, 1kHz
Digital: 0.0035% @0dBFS volume at 0dB, 1kHz
Output impedance: 60 Ohms RCA, per phase XLR
Output voltage: 7V RMS max
Control options: Focal & Naim app, remote handset, Roon Ready
Maximum bit/sample rates: up to 32-bit/384kHz, DSD128
Streaming options: Google Cast, Airplay 2, Bluetooth aptX, Spotify Connect, Tidal Connect, Qobuz
Streaming sources: UPnP servers, USB stick
Accessories: Powerline Lite power cable, remote handset, optical trigger cable
Dimensions (HxWxD): 91.5 x 432 x 317.5mm
Weight: 11kg
Warranty: 2 years

NAP 250
Type: stereo power amplifier
Analogue inputs: XLR
Analogue outputs: 4mm sockets
Power output: 100W/8 Ohms, 190W/4 Ohms
Frequency response: 1.4Hz – 100kHz (-3dB)
Sensitivity: 1V
Gain: 29dB
Distortion: THD+N: at 2/3rds full power 8 @1kHz (0.013%)
Signal to Noise Ratio: 111dB (full power)
Accessories: Powerline Lite power cable, Naim XLR interconnects
Dimensions (HxWxD): 91.5 x 432 x 317.5mm
Shipping weight: 16.8kg
Warranty: 2 years

NPX 300
Type: external power supply
Accessories: Powerline Lite power cable, Burndy cables
Dimensions (HxWxD): 91.5 x 432 x 317.5mm
Shipping weight: 14.4kg
Warranty: 2 years

Price when tested:
Naim NSC 222 £5,700
Naim NAP 250 £5,700
Naim NPX 300 £5,700

Outwardly resembling the sequential series and therefore offering a brand-wide visual aesthetic match, the audiolab 7000A improves on the 6000A with a genuine 70W per channel output, a new DAC, a new full-colour IPS LCD screen and more! More compact than the 9000 series, it maintains crisp ergonomics, high-quality engineering, a useful range of facilities and an excellent all-around acoustic performance and connectivity.

On demo & in store now.

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