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Movie of the Week

09/12/2017 16:50

The Movie of the Week this time around is "Blackfish", a low-budget documentary that forced SeaWorld to clean up its act. Highlighting the injustice of these mammals in captivity, this film rocked the world's perception of dolphin and orca shows and sparked huge controversy.

The story of Tilikum, a captive killer whale that has taken the lives of several people, underscores problems within the sea-park industry, man's relationship to nature, and how little has been learned about these highly intelligent mammals.

BLACKFISH TRAILER

Posted By Kenny Walker

Pieute Charity Raffle

07/12/2017 09:36

Local clothing shop Pieute are running a charity raffle to provide some clothing for a clothes bank. We have donated some KEF M400 headphones as a prize and a plethora of other local businesses are doing the same. It's for a great cause so get involved and buy some raffle tickets direct from their shop if you are in town. 19 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QG

PIEUTE CHARITY RAFFLE INFORMATION

Posted By Dan Bland

Movie of the Week

02/12/2017 12:19

Today's Movie of the Week is Diablo Cody's 2007 masterpiece, "Juno". Ellen Page's portrayal as Juno was voted on Empire's list of The 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time, and for good reason.  It's a beautifully humanising view of teenage mothers, and seeing this as a young person was incredibly valuable.

When precocious teen Juno MacGuff (Ellen Page) becomes pregnant, she chooses a failed rock star and his wife (Jennifer Garner) to adopt her unborn child. Complications occur when Mark, the prospective father, begins viewing Juno as more than just the mother of his future child, putting both his marriage and the adoption in jeopardy.

JUNO TRAILER

Posted By Kenny Walker

Movie of the Week

25/11/2017 11:50

Taking a break from the more serious movies previously featured, The Movie Of The Week this time around is "Hot Fuzz", directed by Edgar Wright in 2007. Wright is one of my personal favourite directors, with his detailed cinematography and humorous spin on just about everything he creates. Out of his best known 'Cornetto Trilogy' with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, the buddy-cop Hot Fuzz is certainly my top pick.

As a former London constable, Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) finds it difficult to adapt to his new assignment in the sleepy British village of Sandford. Not only does he miss the excitement of the big city, but he also has a well-meaning oaf (Nick Frost) for a partner. However, when a series of grisly accidents rocks Sandford, Nick smells something rotten in the idyllic village.

HOT FUZZ TRAILER

Posted By Kenny Walker

SVS PB1000 Review

18/11/2017 14:49

Typically, over the last few years Velodyne has been my go-to subwoofer brand and I’ve run them at home in various guises from the EQ Max all the way up to the DD10+. The latter residing in my system until my 2-year-old decided she liked to smash her plastic tiger off it, rapidly.

Unfortunately, the DD10+ had to go and as an interim measure (while she still won’t do as she is told) I thought it would be a good time to buy something a lot cheaper so that if she did destroy it, I wouldn’t lose thousands of pounds in the process. The SVS PB-1000 seemed perfect, so home it came with me. Now bearing in mind you can buy almost 7 of these for the retail price of the Velodyne I wasn’t holding out a lot of hope to be honest, but, needs must.

The SVS PB-1000 has a touch of the Model T about it, you can have it in any colour you like, as long as it is black oak vinyl. The finish is reasonable give the cost of the unit. My only gripe is that you can see the join in the veneer on the base of the cabinet. Given the fact you obviously can’t see this in its operational position, this is minor but should be mentioned.

On the back of the unit you get all of the usual suspects in terms of connections. It contains a 10” drive unit with FEA-optimised motor for low distortion, high-power voice coil, long-throw suspension for high output at deep frequencies and a lightweight cone for enhanced sensitivity and transient response. The amplifier is a Sledge STA-300D with 300 watts RMS continuous power (720 watts peak dynamic power). It is an efficient and cool-running Class D type. All this sounds very basic as you would expect from a £519 subwoofer, but the real magic seems to lie in the inclusion of the front-firing 3.5" high-flow port with inner/outer port flares. Ported subwoofers being somewhat of a rarity at this price point. This allows the subwoofer to plumb the depths down to 19hz, on paper. Usually these figures are to be taken with a bit of a pinch of salt, but the units measured response in my room got down to 20hz without too much bother at all.

Testing the subwoofer with the opening of Casino Royale, it performed admirably and while it has none of the speed and attack I’m used to, it is very entertaining and very cinematic.

Running the bass tones at the beginning of Edge of Tomorrow and also the “drop” scene tells me the performance is no fluke either.

Essentially, this subwoofer is much better than the sum of its parts. On paper it looks like a reasonably average woofer, what seems to lift it is the engineering behind the numbers, everything working in harmony to produce an astonishing kick for the money as well as subtilty when it needs to.

There has been a plethora of branded subwoofers launched in the last few years to try and chase SVS’s performance at their price points and none have really come close across the board. While the SVS PB1000 footprint is rather large, if you can fit it in and have a limited budget to spend, you won’t find any better anywhere on the market. Run two together, and I think you would be in seventh heaven.

The SVS PB1000 is now available for demonstration in store or at your home, contact us at the shop for details.

Review by Dan Bland

Posted By Dan Bland

Movie of the Week

18/11/2017 13:13

The Movie Of The Week this time is 1982's "Tootsie", showing off Dustin Hoffman's diversity in his roles.  This film will make you laugh, that's for sure, but it'll also make you rethink about the things that really make you happy in your life, something too few of us think about...almost never.

New York actor Michael Dorsey (Dustin Hoffman) is a talented perfectionist who is so hard on himself and others that his agent (Sydney Pollack) can no longer find work for him. After a soap opera audition goes poorly, Michael reinvents himself as actress Dorothy Michaels and wins the part. What was supposed to be a short-lived role turns into a long-term contract, but when Michael falls for his castmate Julie (Jessica Lange), complications develop that could wreck everything.

TOOTSIE TRAILER

Posted By Kenny Walker

PIEGA CLASSIC 5.0 DEAL

18/11/2017 11:32

I have one 5.0 set of Piega Classic's for sale brand new in boxes; Classic 5 Floor standers, Classic 3 Bookshelf & Classic Centre in Gloss Black. These are fantastically well reviewed speakers and are currently our go to choice in the demo room.

RRP is £3147

£2359 Including Delivery‚Äč & 5 Year Warranty - Contact the shop for details.

Posted By Dan Bland

Vivitek have announced a new 4K UHD DLP projector. Stock will be arriving at the end of the month. RRP will be £2499. Reviews coming out of the USA seem to suggest this will be something to get excited about. We are looking forward to seeing one. We are taking pre-orders on the link below if you are keen to get in there before Christmas.

VIVITEK PRE-ORDER

Posted By Dan Bland

Movie of the Week

11/11/2017 12:00

Today's Movie Of the Week is an old favourite. Only after re-watching this after a few years do I appreciate how hard-hitting Mickey and Mallory are.
 
Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis are two young, attractive serial killers who become tabloid-TV darlings, thanks to a sensationalistic press led by Robert Downey Jr. The press reports the pair as they go on a 52 people killing spree. This movie provides a controversial look at the way the media portrays criminals.
 
Posted By Kenny Walker

We can now supply a full range of products form Definitive Technology.

Their founder was an audiophile legend and classic bootstrap success story. With decades of wins in the speaker business—and renewed ambition to realise his potential as a California movie producer—1990 was the year he decided the home cinema experience demanded a high-end speaker that captured the million dollar sound he sought with relentless fervour… an unmatched sound engineered to revolutionise the entire audio landscape.

A full range of product will be added to our site shortly, if you have any specific questions about their range drop us an email or give us a call.

DEFINITIVE TECHNOLOGY WEBSITE

Posted By Dan Bland
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