Iota Audio Design, who we last saw at The North West Audio Show at Cranage Hall, have developed the iota V-R-S vinyl record stabiliser, this is CNC machined from billet stainless steel, and is the correct size to fit onto the recessed label area of a vinyl LP record. For ease of use the top of the stabiliser has a turned “stadium” shaped handle faced with their logo. The underside of the stabiliser has a constrained layer of carbon fibre. More »

Systemdek will have a presence at the Cranage Hall Audio Show that takes place this Sunday 15th sys3drefartJune. Their Precision turntable will be a world’s first and it will be fitted with a 12” Audio Origami and Funk FXR tone arm and there will be electronics in the form of McIntosh MA8000 amplifier, McIntosh MCD 550 CD playeralong with another world first, Art Alnico 8 loudspeakers and all this will be connected by Viero cables from Italy.
Also in the room will be the Isol 8 Integra substation along with Audio Suspension tables.


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Graham Slee, the well loved UK manufacturer of phono-stages, DACS, Headphone amps, cables and GSCranage Stystemthe Proprius power amp will be demonstrating in the Grove suite of the Cranage Hall Audio Show where visitors will be have the opportunity to listen to their Road-Show demo rig that they used at their own-brand Aylesbury event. Thi will also have a prototype of their “New invention phono stage (patent pending).
The system will also make use of the Sterling Broadcast LS3/5a mini-monitors which will be driven by Graham Slee Proprius mini-monoblock amplifiers.


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MCRU will be exhibiting in the McKenzie room at Cranage Hall, featuring the mains combo of IsoTek innovationGenesis and Super Titan, a no compromise mains filtering/regeneration solution for audiophiles.

MCRU will have a special offer on IsoTek’s EVO3 Premier Mains Lead as well as a free prize draw to win an IsoTek Polaris Mains Extension Block worth £295.

MCRU will be featuring a Clearaudio Innovation turntable with Stradivari cartridge along with amplification from Canor and the new MCRU No.101 loudspeakers will also be on show. Not forgetting the digital fans, the Longdog Audio VDt1 DAC will be used via a cd transport to show visitors the CD is not quite dead yet!

“Vinyl is not dead, it just needs a new turntable” John Peel once said, we agree and will have a selection of new and used vinyl in our room for sale via “The Vinyl Adventure” which is a MCRU off-shoot.


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A number of Hush Signature Turntable Plinths will be on show in varying degrees of completion walnut plinth 4allowing prospective clients to gain a literal insight into this technically advanced plinth for Garrard turntables. “Quite possibly the best home a Garrard could ever wish for, come and see for yourselves” the company’s press release tells us.

RJC Audio racks will be at the show a plenty with the new Modular on display in the Purite Audio and Puresound rooms with the Great Gable and Pillar racks by the coffee bar.

Here also you can find the Hush Isolation plinths, including the new design incorporating suspension units from Max Townshend. There will be a demonstration of the Max Townshend Seismic Pods where they invite you to “participate with some good vibrations!” Keep an eye open for the special Show offer on these.


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Italian manufacturer Viero Cables contacted us to let us know that they are delighted to be taking part cables l3in the first Cranage Hall Audio Show on June 15th.

This will be the first time UK audiophiles have had the opportunity to see and hear the all new EQUILIBRIO line from Viero and they will also have their KOLEOS power distributor on demo.

For those who do not know Viero Cables, it is an Italian company that manufactures high-end cables, professional cables and a power distributor, with staff who have been in the industry for more than thirty years.

In addition to the cables the room will have a system composed of some well known brands, including: ART loudspeakers, McIntosh amps and Systemdek turntables. The system in use on the day will be fully wired with the EQUILIBRIO level 3 cables and using the KOLEOS power distributor.


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Audio Counsel will be demonstrating a full Audio Note system at the Cranage Hall Audio Show this 201311_audiocounsil-100coming weekend.

For those readers that don’t know, Audio Note is a British company that manufacture music systems from source (both analogue and digital) to electronics to speakers and even cable. They have a simple level system integrated into their product range which makes it easy for customers to know exactly how to match the performance of every component.

In offering complete systems at varying price points Audio Note are able to cover a very broad range of costs and performance.

Audio Counsel will be in the Marie Curie Suite at Cranage Hall and will be demonstrating CDT2 Transport with DAC 4.1 M5 Pre amp and Conqueror 300B power amp. Speakers will be a pair of ANE spe HE on Audio Note speaker stands with Audio Note interconnects and speaker cable.

This is sure to be a popular room with people visiting the show!


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Swiss loudspeaker manufacturer Soundkaos have been in touch with the Hifi Pig office to tell us all Wave_40_1about the system they will be demonstrating at the Cranage Hall Audio Show on June 15th.

This will be the first show in the UK for Soundkaos with their award winning Wave 40 speakers made entirely from solid selected tone and hard woods.

Soundkaos will also be showing their new D12 subwoofer which is made to compliment the Wave’s. The Subwave is a unique design with 2 x 12” face firing drivers in a very compact enclosure.

“We use the same tone wood that has been used for centuries in musical instrument making. Wood structure is very close to that of human bone, which our hearing is based on and produces a warm organic tonal quality which we all recognise instantly when we are exposed to it it. We not only have a minimalist approach when it comes to the design of our speakers but also in areas such as the choice of drive units and filtering. For us minimal interference in the signal path is key and for this reason we prefer where ever possible to use full range drivers. Naturally these drive units have there limitations and where we deem necessary we augment the frequency band with additional drivers be it at the top or lower end. So with this approach beauty both in sonics and aesthetics is assured” the press release says.

High End Cable contacted Hifi Pig to tell us that they will be at the Cranage Hall Audio Show (which X Large pairwe’re exclusive media partners for) and that they will be demonstrating an impressive array of kit.

The Raidho X-1 stand mount / bookshelf speakers are a technological feed down from the hugely successful ‘C series’. Launched at CES and Munich 2014 Shows, the X-1 has the same Ribbon tweeter used throughout the Raidho range with a new Ceramic driver both mounted on an aluminium baffle meaning that Raidho is now more affordable. The X-1 is a front transmission line which enables placement anywhere in a room, on or off the stand so placement shouldn’t be a problem.

The Bel Canto CD2 up sampling player/transport is a favourite at High End Cable’s show demonstrations and they will be using it as an up sampling player for the show.

For our first time High End Cable will be showing the Norma (in Italian means the Standard) Audio IPA-140 integrated amplifier which offers plenty of power, a phono stage and DAC options.

Being a Hotel room the system power base will be via the Audience aR4 power conditioner and power cables. Add-ons will include QRT Qv2 and Qk1. Cables will be the Audience Conductor ‘e’ range. Cables will be supported using Panda Feet and the inexpensive Cable Lifts
High End Cable will tweak as required and hope to offer all a great sounding room. All the above items can be purchased or ordered at the Show.
At a glance
Raidho X-1 speakers £4,400.00
Bel Canto CD2 Player £2,699.00
Norma Audio IPA 140 integrated amp £4,495.00
Atacama Equinox rack £300.00
Audience Conductor and Power ‘e’ cables £885.00
Audience aR4 power conditioner £3,195.00
Cable Lift and Panda Feet supports from £2.50 each
Nordost Sort Kones from £50.00
QRT Qv2 and Qk1 AC Mains enhancers


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