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Movies, Movies, Movies!

17/12/2019 15:17

Rattled through a few movies again this last two weeks in between episodes of The Crown. I thought the new Tarantino movie was very disappointing. I really liked Joe Pesci's performance in The Irishman and actually liked it as a whole, but thought De Niro was out of his depth. The highlight? Midsommar, by some distance. Not a perfect film but I do like Ari Asters films a lot.

Recommended Movie - Midsommar (2019)

A couple travel to Sweden to visit their friend's rural hometown for its fabled midsummer festival, but what begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.

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Christams & Hogmanay Opening

16/12/2019 15:40

Just a quick message to let everyone know this is the last week we will be open before Christmas.

Christmas & Hogmanay Opening Hours will be as follows

Closed from Sunday 22nd December, Re Opening Saturday 4th January.

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year to everyone.‚Äč

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New Arcam AVR & AVP

09/12/2019 14:08

Thats all of the new Arcam models here and available for demonstration including the AV40 processor which is a little early. Get in touch if you are interested in a demonstration and we would be happy to let you hear them.

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Christmas Party Closure

26/11/2019 13:16

Just a quick message to let all of our wonderful customers know that we will be closing early on Saturday 7th December as it is our staff Christmas meal. We will close at 3pm and with a fair wind be open as normal on Monday 9th at 10am as normal.

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Starke Sound = Monster Bass

27/09/2019 15:05

After a number of months of behind the scenes testing im proud to announce we are now stockists of Starke Sound Subwoofers. Ive been searching for some time for something that stacks up against the Velodyne DD+ range, and boy have we found it. The range will expand slowly over the coming months. We currently have the Starke F35 on demonstration for those in doubt.......

STARKE SOUND SUBWOOFERS

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New Arcam AV Range Launched

27/09/2019 13:18

Arcam are set to launch a whole raft of new AVR’s on us and a new processor in the next few weeks. The new models are as follows: AVR10 (£2299), AVR20 (£2999), AVR30 (£4999) AV40 Processor (£3749)

All will incorporate the new updated Dirac Live 2 room optimisation technology and support Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and IMAX Enhanced. Main features include 4K (UHD) HDMI 2.0b with HDCP2.2 ability, Bluetooth connectivity and seven HDMI inputs. 

The major update from last years models other than a facia change would appear to be 12-16channel delivery for 3D audio. The entry level 12-channel, 60W AVR10 looks like it is going to be a replacement for the current AVR390, although the 390 should remain in the range for the foreseeable future while stock lasts.

It starts getting interesting when you bump up to the 16-channel Arcam AVR20. This uses Class A/B amplification and is rated at 90W per channel. Step up to the top of the range AVR30 and you will get the fantastic Class G amplification previously used in the AVR850 to deliver 100W per channel.  Last years AVR850 was the best integrated short of the Focal Astral 16 so it will be very interesting to see how the new unit performs.

Completing the range will be the new AV40 Processor which is very competitively priced. It employs the ESS 9026PRO audiophile DAC. Add into that 16 pro-grade XLR outputs, 16 single-ended RCA outputs, seven HDMI inputs, three HDMI outputs, 4K (UHD). Interestingly Arcam have decided not to eek out the old models while we wait for the next HDMI change, and also no mention of any kind of flexibility with upgrade boards like their peers Emotiva, Denon & Marantz

We will also see three new power amps: the stereo PA240 (£1999), four-channel PA410 1299) and (finally I hear you cry) a seven-channel PA720 (£2499).

As always we will look favorably on pre-orders and trade ins to enable upgrades to these units while offering flexible payment terms.

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B&W Nautilus x Trinnov Event

27/09/2019 10:34

Our B&W Nautilus x Trinnov event proved very popular with clients travelling from as far as Bratislava to hear the unique and unusual combination of the Trinnov Magnitude, Trinnov Amplitude 8 & The B&W Nautilus. With around 60 people over the three days it was a pleasure to let everyone hear something that less than 1000 people have actually heard in the UK since their inception.


One of the most eye opening customers who demonstrated the system was the drummer from the band "The Miracle Glass Company". A local band from Edinburgh with reasonable international acclaim. He actually came in a bit under the radar, as I totally dint recognise him. It turns out the track he ended up playing on Tidal was the bands new single, which he also produced. This put him in the unique position of listener, artist and producer, so he was in an excellent position to judge the merits of what the Trinnov was trying to do in conjunction with the Nautilus speakers.

The B&W Nautilus speakers need no introduction and spawned pretty much every trickle down product from B&W for decades, it was great to hear a 20 year design totally stand up to scrutiny and they performed magnificently over the three days.

The Trinnov demonstration was literally night and day, from the touch of a button. The Trinnov is uniquely able to to tell the difference between direct sound and indirect reflected sound, so you can literally turn off the negative acoustic effects of the room. Also, its ability to understand the natural character of the speaker and not adjust this, maintains the phrasing of the speaker much to the typical audiophiles delight. After all if you've bought a set of big Harbeth's, you want them to sound like Harbeth's! Overall, programmed correctly, it is by far the most sympathetic, accurate, room and speaker optimisation system on the market bar none. 

I'd like to say a massive thanks to Tom & Ian from Trinnov, Jonathan from B&W, Lawrence Dickie from Vivid, all the staff at HiFi Corner and finally all of the customers who attended for making the event such a success.

We have secured the Nautilus and Trinnov kit for another two weeks should any one who missed out wish to come and have a critical listen of the system in their own time. We also have a Trinnov ST2 available for home demonstration should you wish to hear how sympathetic room optimisation can transform your Hi-Fi system in your own home.

B&W NAUTILUS

TRINNOV

THE MIRACLE GLASS COMPANY

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Spears & Munsil UHD In Stock

30/08/2019 09:55

We have received our first delivery of the new Spears & Munsil UHD Test / Set-up disks.

Order HERE

 

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Emotiva XPA-HC1 & XMC2

23/08/2019 12:37

What looks like it was originally a concept model looks like it is going to be a reality. Emotiva XPA half size mono block amplifiers named the XPA-HC1. 21.5 lbs each and they will deliver 300 watts into 8 ohms and double down at 4 ohms to 600 watts. We expect these to arrive on the same delivery as the new XMC-2 processor in around 4 weeks. Also what now looks like a October arrival will be a lite version of the new RMC-1 codenamed the RMC-1L.

XPA-HC1
RMC-1
RMC-1L
XMC-2

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B&W Nautilus & Trinnov Event

09/08/2019 14:30

The Movie Rooms & HiFi Corner are offering you a very rare opportunity to hear the B&W Nautilus Speakers, with a full active crossover control provided by the magnificent Trinnov Magnitude.

This event will be very limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Representatives from Trinnov and B&W will be in attendance.

The perfect sound? We will let you be the judge.

The 19th of September will be strictly invitation only. There will be open sessions on Friday 20th & Saturday 21st. All listening events will be held between 10:30am - 17:00pm in our brand new reference Hi Fi demonstration room. Join us to hear two pieces of iconic, groundbreaking, audio engineering.

Email sales@themovierooms.co.uk to reserve your place.

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