24 years on and still "The only Real Hifi Shop in Guildford..."
Shop refit....work in progress.......... Website next........ In the meantime... Here is a list of our favourite brands.....
Linn & Linn DS Products - including the world famous LP12 Turntable. Full service and upgrade facilities on the premises. Naim Audio - the full range of Audio and Streaming products. B&W Loudspeakers - from 800 Series down to in ear headphones. Audiovector Loudspeakers - Denmark's finest ! We are the major stockist in the UK. Classe Amplification, Anthem AV & JVC Projectors - Audio Visual performance products in a league of their own. Also: Neat, Spendor, PMC, Loudspeakers: Chord Electronics,CyrusAudio, Exposure, Audiolab, Quad, Arcam, Denon,Rotel Sennheiser Headphones, VelodyneSubwoofers, Rega & ProjectTurntables, TrichordPhonopreamps, The Chord Company, Atlas Loudspeaker and interconnect cables........ Sonos Wireless, RTI Control, Vita Audio, Libratone.......
Since 1989, when I first opened the door of PJ Hifi, brands have gone in and out of fashion elsewhere. PJ Hifi has always remained loyal to the companies that design, build and support superb performing audio, and visual products.
Come and see us, try our coffee, have a natter, and a listen.......... Tell me I sent you ! Richard Taunton, Managing Director.
Waste Electrical and Electronic
The Waste Electrical and
Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive is now UK law. The legislation aims to
make producers pay for the collection, treatment and recovery of waste
electrical equipment. The regulations also mean that suppliers of equipment
like high street shops and internet retailers must allow consumers to return
their waste equipment free of charge.
The amount of WEEE we throw away is increasing by around 5% each year, making
it the fastest growing waste stream in the UK. Recycling reduces the
environmental and health risks associated with sending electrical goods to
We are obliged under these regulations to offer our customers free take-back of
their WEEE on a like-for-like basis when they buy a new Electrical or
Electronic product from us. Customers must return their like-for-like WEEE item
to us within 28 days of purchasing their new item. Under the WEEE Regulations,
all new electrical goods should be marked with the crossed-out wheeled bin
symbol and be disposed of separately from normal household waste.
From the 'Top Office'......
Calling all Ladies !
Whether you are choosing a music playing system for yourself, or for a partner/husband/boyfriend, PJ Hifi is the place to visit.
We won't patronise you, or bombard you with techy stuff - unless you want us to, of course.
Just come along, sit down and listen to your favourite music (and some of ours too...) choose what you like the best and then leave it all up to us.
We will deliver, install, and commission the system in your own home.
You could also receive an invitation to a day of golf ! (see below)
PJ Hifi Golf Invitation Trophy
We have our second winner !!!!!
The former artist known as Malcolm "In the Middle" Wells,
now aka "Ace" came in with 39 points on Friday 27th July 2012
Hall of Fame
2012 Malcolm Wells
2011 Ian Herd-Smith
A great day was had by all, I organised the weather and refreshments and the rest was all self inflicted.......
If you wish to play in the PJ Hifi Invitation Trophy next year, and you have a handicap.........
Make a purchase between now and June 2013, or remind me of your last purchase, and you will receive an invitation !
Yours in Gowf,
Calling all Writers !
Have you ever fancied yourself as a bit of a Scribe ?
Well, here's a chance for you. Write a short review of your experience when you purchased from us. Get published here on PJ Hifi's website.
Naim Audio ......Always on demo........ and so much more as well.
Welcome to PJ hi-fi...
Guildford's only real hi-fi shop since the 1940s! We offer comprehensive advice on all levels of hifi, home cinema, multi room and home automation. Looking for the best in 2 channel or multi channel audio/video systems? You have come to the right place! To discuss on a personal basis your exact requirements please contact us.
Approximately 10 months old and in superb condition, complete with all packing and accessories, this is an opportunity not to be missed.
A demonstration can be arranged with notice and delivery is available.
T. 01483 504801
Posted: 24 April 2013 at 11:06
VITUS AUDIO COMING SOON TO PJ HI-FI...
VITUS AUDIO COMING SOON TO PJ HI-FI - AN AUDIO EXPERIENCE LIKE NO OTHER
Vitus Audio has arrived...and what an ear opening experience it has been so far! With the SL-025 and SS-101 amplification fully warmed up and being fed with some of our favourite music from the sublime Linn Klimax DS, it is proving increasingly difficult to remove ourselves from the sofa parked directly in front of the speakers, such is the incredible sense of realism, emotion and shear presence that this signature grade system exudes. The drama and verve of the music falls effortlessly from the speakers, whilst the speakers themselves simply melt away into the background; the listener becoming all to aware of the music whilst forgetting the 'system' which plays its - for a slice of true high-end Hi-Fi, this is simply staggering to behold and even better to listen too!
If you have never heard what cutting edge Hi-Fi can achieve, the Vitus should be at the top of your list. Personally, this could well be some of the very best equipment this reviewer has ever experienced and without question one of the most enjoyable - simply staggering! If you demand the best, then this is it...
CALL IN TODAY AND EXPERIENCE HAND CRAFTED DANISH HI-FI AT ITS VERY BEST!
CALL TODAY FOR DETAILS - T. 01483 504801
Posted: 16 March 2013 at 15:33
Author: Andy H
CYRUS 30th ANNIVERSARY SYSTEM
CYRUS 30th ANNIVERSARY SYSTEM
Cyrus are celebrating their 30th birthday this year and in recognition of this milestone Cyrus have announced a special limited edition 30th Anniversary system, comprised of the very latest and the very best Cyrus components available today. All wrapped up and finished in a luxurious bronze / black piano lacquer and combining Cyrus' reference Stream X2 network audio player for high resolution material and the CD XTse 2 CD transport for cutting edge CD replay. Both of these feed the brand new DAC XP+2 which is then delivered to the loudspeakers by virtue of Cyrus' most powerful reference mono-block designs, the stunning X300 power amplifiers. These zero-feedback designs can drive practically any speaker you can think of with ease, creating a sense of clarity, dynamic precision and insight unlike any other at the price. Add to this the exclusivity - only 30 packages are being made - and you have one very special system indeed.
PJ Hi-Fi ar offering you the chance to own, not only a truly superb Hi-Fi system, but a unique and exclusive slice of Cyrus heritage!
ORDERS ARE BEING TAKEN ON A FIRST-COME / FIRST-SERVE BASIS
£17,000 inc. VAT
CALL TODAY TO ORDER - T. 01483 504801
Posted: 16 March 2013 at 15:09
Author: Andy H
NEW QUAD ELECTROSTATICS HAVE ARRIVED!
NEW QUAD ELECTROSTATICS HAVE ARRIVED!
The latest incarnation of QUAD's classic electrostatic speakers have arrived and they are the superb ESL2812 and ESL2912; redfining again what is expected from a loudspeaker design. Just as revolutionary and effective as they ever have been, these new electrostatic designs build upon their predecessors with style and conviction, delivering truly breathtaking clarity, transparency and immediacy like now other. Peter Walker would have been proud!...so call today to experience these amazing designs - it may well be the last loudspeaker you ever buy!
CALL TODAY TO ARRANGE A PERSONAL DEMONSTRATION
T. 01483 504801
Posted: 16 March 2013 at 10:23
Author: Andy H
LUCY MOVES IN...
WITH THE SHOP REFIT NEARLY COMPLETE, LUCY MOVES IN...
Posted: 15 March 2013 at 16:49
Author: Andy H
ANTHEM AV RECEIVERS HAVE TOUCHED DOWN FROM CANADA AT PJ HI-FI
ANTHEM AV RECEIVERS HAVE TOUCHED DOWN FROM CANADA AT PJ HI-FI
We are excited to announce we have recently taken stock of
the Anthem MRX300 / 500 / 700 AV receivers. For some months we have been
looking for a strong range of AV receivers to satisfy our clientele’s
requirements for sonic performance, build quality and reliability. Having tried
many options from Pioneer, Denon, Yamaha etc we rested upon Anthem, a less well
known AV equipment manufacturer from Canada. We are sold solely on the
Anthems surround sound performance which is truly outstanding but have found as
a pure added bonus that the 2 channel / HiFi capabilities are fantastic. This
ultimately provides our clients with the best in both a cinema system and HiFi
system. The icing on the cake and in fact the main reason why these receivers
perform so well is because of the ARC (Anthem Room Correction). This
calibration facility, built into all the Anthem AV receivers, is far more
advanced than your typical self setup tools from the likes of Audyssey that
appear on most other options in the market.
Once the ARC is completed there is
no tweaking to do. Each and every time the ARC squeezes every last drop of
performance out of you speaker package and the acoustic properties of your room.
This is exactly the kind of product PJ Hi-Fi like because we can walk away
having completed an installation safe in the knowledge that our client will be
experiencing the very best results possible from their new system.
Call today and arrange a demonstration to hear these epic
receivers in action.
Posted: 09 February 2013 at 14:18
LIMITED TIME LINN 1,2,3 OFFER!
LINN 1,2,3 OFFER - AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME!
The Christmas festivities may be over for another year but you can
still treat yourself with our special offer* - a fantastic music package
worth up to £2500 when you buy a Klimax or Akurate DS / DSM player
before 19th February 2013.
1. A Mac mini
1. A Mac mini
2. 100 Studio Master albums
2. 50 Studio Master albums
3. £100 worth of music vouchers
3. £50 worth of music vouchers
The Mac mini is preloaded with a great selection of Studio Master
albums from Linn artists** including the multi-award winning Scottish
Chamber Orchestra, Dunedin Consort, William Orbit, Emily Barker and
Claire Martin.With over 700 Studio Master titles you’ll be spoilt
for choice on how to spend your music vouchers***. There’s everything
from award-winning classical and jazz to the latest rock, pop and
electronica including The Rolling Stones, Benjamin Grosvenor, Mumford
and Sons, Susan Wong, Emma Pollok (The Delgados) and Mark Knopfler.Passionate
about making the best recordings, Linn Records were the first to
champion Studio Master downloads. Studio Master is the highest quality
music download available anywhere. It lets you hear a music exactly as
it was recorded, before it was altered to fit on a CD or squashed down
to MP3 size. This fabulous offer lets you enjoy better sound from
everything you listen to at home, whether it’s a Studio Master
download, your iTunes collection, Blu-Ray player, games console or TV.
Create party playlists from the comfort of your couch or relax with
crystal clear quality from all your favourite online apps such as
YouTube or Netflix.
* Terms and conditions apply ** William Orbit, Emily Barker & Claire Martin with Klimax offer only *** Please note, not all albums are available to purchase in all territories
Posted: 24 January 2013 at 18:17
NEW SHOP STAFF & REFURB FINALLY BEGINS!...
PJ REFURBISHMENT FINALLY BEGINS!
For those of you who have been visiting us over the many years PJ Hi-Fi has been successfully operating, you will know that the shop itself always took a back seat to both the quality of the equipment and the advice and support offered by the friendly PJ team...but now the winds of change have breezed through the doors this December and changes are under-way for 2013 and in time for PJ Hi-Fi's 25th Anniversary!
A new shop is coming! With a new floor, doors, wall and ceiling, everything but the kitchen sink is changing and we hope to bring about a brand new look and feel to our store; a contemporary yet relaxed interior design that will not only display our expansive range of specialist products in the best light, but will create an even more enjoyable listening and buying experience....long time coming, but well worth the wait!
We hope to be bringing you the new shop by April / May 2013 but in the meantime it's business as usual, although you will have to forgive the temporary disruption as we go about making the necessary changes.
Also we have a new member of the PJ team to introduce to everyone. She is hard working, smart and always happy to greet new people - so feel free to pop in and say 'hi' to Lucy!
Posted: 28 December 2012 at 12:28
NAIM UNIT 2...NOW WITH ADDED BITS!
NAIM UNITI 2...BETTER SOUND AND WITH MORE BITS (32 TO BE PRECISE!)
WHAT CAN WE SAY - THE BEST JUST GOT BETTER - THE NAIM UNITI 2
The world's best all-in-one music player just got better, with improved CD performance, amplifier output, streamer capabilities and true 32Bit/192kHz playback support...a true reference audio system in a single box!
For a limited time customers
looking to purchase any two Cyrus products from a huge range, including our 8
Series and flagship X Series, will qualify for a FREE PSX-R power supply! So if
you've been thinking about expanding your system, now is the perfect time to
visit PJ Hi-Fi.
a Cyrus system with our famous PSX-R is simple and the addition of this popular
upgrade allows partnering equipment to operate at its full potential. The
PSX-R is an intelligent, highly regulated power supply that provides an
extremely smooth and stable DC feed to chosen equipment. The sonic benefits are
immediately recognisable, making this 'instant upgrade' a very popular choice
amongst Cyrus users. Detailed information on the PSX-R can be found here.
Compatible with a wide
range of Cyrus preamps, power amps, CD player and integrated amplifiers, the PSX-R is an
ideal way to extract the very best performance from your Cyrus system. And with
the purchase of any two products from the 8 and X series products for a limited
time, you can enjoy the benefits of a PSX-R for free!
CALL TODAY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS SUPERB OFFER!
EXCLUSIVE PJ ARCAM D33 SUPER DAC OFFER - CALL FOR DETAILS
The Arcam D33 Super DAC is just that, so if you are looking to liberate your computer based music collection and wish to hear why this technology can now outperform its CD based counterpart, then you must experience the revolutionary D33.
PJ HI-FI CURRENTLY HAVE AN EXCLUSIVE CUSTOMER OFFER ON THE ARCAM D33 - PLEASE CALL FOR DETAILS
For a limited time we are offering customers a chance to upgrade their AV receivers to the stunning Arcam AVR400 and benefit from a discount at the same time.
Simply drop in to us your existing AV receiver, be it working or not, and receive a stunning £400 off your brand new Arcam AVR400, with full HD, 3D support, network connectivity, first class picture quality and reference audio performance at this price level...this is a true no-compromise AV solution!
Normally £2000, this will enable you to upgrade to take home a class leading performer for only £1600 inc. VAT
Call today to learn more or to place your order - limited time offer!
NEW REFERENCE FOSTEX HP-A8C HEADPHONE AMPLIFIER - ARE YOU GETTING THE BEST FROM YOUR HEADPHONES?
Fostex are a name synonymous with pro audio electronics used in professional recording studios across the world, but up until now the home user has not really been catered for - which is all set to change now that Fostex has launched a brand new reference headphone amplifier in the form of the HP-A8C. This compact unit takes all the pro audio knowledge that Fostex has amassed over its years and has distilled in down concisely into one truly stunning product; one that redefines expectations from what can be achieved from a humble headphone amplifier.
The HP-A8 features an array of analogue and digital inputs and has spared no expense on lavishing time on the design of both the power supply, analogue output stages and of course the DAC, which is itself a startlingly transparent, ultra high resolution 32Bit design; able to handle pretty much any input you can throw at it. There is even the inclusion of balance outputs and AES, coaxial, fibre optic and USB digital inputs! Add to this mix a true reference quality performance that this reviewer has never heard before on such a headphone amplifier design, and you have a truly phenomenal product!
Have a look here for further information.
PJ Hi-Fi have this unit and the superb matching reference headphones, the Fostex TH900, exclusively for next 7 days, so pop over and take a listen while you can!
NEW LINN KIKO INTEGRATED MUSIC STREAMING SYSTEM ARRIVES!
The Linn DS systems have grown from strength to strength over the past few years and that trend is set to continue with it's latest introduction, the Linn KIKO system.
This all-in-one music streaming device is a complete system that incorporates all the best elements from Linn DS streamer range and its aktiv speaker products, in one unified device. This simple, streamlined and ultra compact box offers the very latest in network streaming technology, with the ability to stream any music content from the most basic MP3, up to high resolution 24/192 material, plus AirPlay built-in as standard, Internet radio access and the option to feed in your television or Blu-ray via the 3 x HDMI inputs...and all this including ultra high performance speakers! Truly a complete music system for the modern age!
If you are looking for the very best British Hi-Fi, that looks as good as it sounds, then the KIKO may be the first and last system you'll ever need!
Call to arrange a personal demonstration or pop in and take a listen today.
ARCAM OFFERS NEW ENTRY LEVEL HIGH PERFORMANCE AVR360 AV RECEIVER
Arcam has remained at the forefront of British high performance AV products for many years and continue to produce AV products of the highest standard. This year Arcam have sought to gain a new audience with the introduction of it's latest AV receiver, the AVR360, which makes Arcam more affordable then ever before and offers new customers the chance to experience true Arcam performance that has never been available at this price...until now!
The AVR360 is a product that, unlike the vast majority of the competition, puts its money towards performance enhancements rather than flashing lights and fancy graphics. What you get is one of the best British audio companies, delivering a class leading product that at £1300, outshines any competitor you care to mention at the price...and we have listened to quite a few!
You can find out more about this superb new product here, or call today to book a personal demonstration.
Audiolab's latest addition to the 8200 range is the ultra compact M-DAC.
The M-DAC is a combined high performance DAC and headphone amplifier that features optical and coaxial digital inputs, along with USB for those who wish to make better use of their computer based music library. Unusually at this price, the M-DAC also sports a pair of balanced outputs, which is a nice touch and certainly helps to make the very best of this design.
PJ Hi-Fi have these available TODAY, so pop by and take a listen or else call in advance to secure your unit.
£599.95 inc. VAT
Posted: 28 February 2012 at 13:59
B&W 800 Series Diamond Has Arrived At PJ HiFi!
We have reshaped our already excellent Demonstration Suite to showcase the stunning capabilities of this awesome speaker range.
Come in and have a listen, fall in love......................
Posted: 04 February 2012 at 00:00
PJ is on Facebook...
PJ HI-FI IS NOW ON FACEBOOK!
PJ Hi-Fi is now on Facebook, so pay us a visit today to see all our latest news, events and photo's. If you like what you see, then click 'like' and add our page to your links.
INTRODUCING THE NEW FOSTEX HP-P1 INTEGRATED HEADPHONE AMPLIFIER & DAC - A LITTLE TREAT FOR YOU AND YOUR IPOD!
The NEW Fostex HP-P1 may well be just the best thing to happen to the iPod...since the iPod!
We all know that the iPod is irreplaceable when it comes to music on the move, but quality of audio output has always remained a little questionable via the inbuilt headphone output. However it's been long recognised that the multi-pin dock output at the base of the iPod potentially offers a route to far greater sound quality and ultimately, musical enjoyment.
The most exciting potential of the dock connector is the ability to access a digital output direct from the iPod itself, enabling the user to circumvent the onboard (and relatively basic) DAC and feed the music directly in to a much higher performance audio grade outboard DAC. Now if you take this approach, shrink it down to fit easily into one hand and add a superb, high quality headphone output - and you have just invented the stunningly beautiful Fostex HP-P1!
Words cannot express the massive improvements this little wonder can bring to your listening experience and will transform any decent headphones...indeed even the free Apple white earbuds sounded listenable for the first time, so that's saying something!
Pop in today to try for yourself and release the potential of your iPods music...on the move!
A recent review can be found here which explains the workings of the HP-P1 in a little more details.
T. 01483 504801 or email for further details or to arrange a personal demonstration.
Posted: 23 December 2011 at 17:13
Naim announce the NEW XP5 XS power supply
NEW XP5 XS POWER SUPPLY
Naim have unveiled their latest addition to their range of dedicated power supplies with the launch of the fabulous new XP5 XS.
This will come as welcome news to those current owners of a Naim XS system as the inclusion of the XP5 XS will offer you a significant performance improvement - and considering just how good a standard XS system sounds, that's saying something!
The XP5 XS is designed to connect directly to the source component, whether it be a Naim CD5 XS, ND5 XS or even those who are currently using a HDX, NDX or CDX2! Used in such a way the XP5 XS takes over the duties of delivering clean and stable power to the unit in question and removes any noise generated by the power supply and places it away from the sensitive electronics in the source. The result is that your CD player or Streamer can now operate in a much quieter fashion, without the detrimental effects of noisy internal power supplies, whilst simultaneously benefiting from a much improved feed of clean, stable power.
The results speak for themselves; enhancing the quality of the musical performance, allowing you to hear greater detail and texture in the music and revealing more of the emotion in the recording - in a word, stunning!
The XP5 XS is available NOW and is £1595 inc. VAT and is supplied with the required BURNDY cable for connection to your system.
See here for further details or call today to place an order.
PMC have recently launched a brand new range of loudspeakers - named the 'Twenty Series'
These new designs feature an all new line-up of custom drive units built exclusively for the Twenty Series and take a more contemporary view in regards to their form and finish; with a narrow footprint, a subtle and pleasing reclining front baffle, luxurious real wood veneers and discreet full-coverage grille cloth.
Modern aesthetics has not been implemented at the expense of performance. Instead these superb loudspeakers are a truly formidable combination of looks and quality - minimal fuss, maximum enjoyment!
Call today to arrange a demonstration of these wonderful loudspeakers.
T. 01483 504801 or drop us an email to register your interest.
In the meantime, more detailed information on the PMC Twenty Series can be found here.
Posted: 23 November 2011 at 16:40
SuperUniti Has Arrived!...
THE NAIM SUPERUNITI HAS ARRIVED...
Call in today to take a listen...one box music replay like no other!
T. 01483 504801
Posted: 23 November 2011 at 16:28
Rega announce a new CD player...
REGA RE-LAUNCHES A CLASSIC - THE APOLLO CD PLAYER IS REBORN!
These are the first images of the brand new Rega Apollo-R CD Player, due to hit the shelves in late November and following on from the hugely successful Brio-R amplifier and Rega DAC that share the same half-size casework.
PJ Hi-Fi are eagerly awaiting the arrival of this compact CD player and will be putting it through its paces as soon as it arrives; expectation is high as its predecessor was a consummate musical performer that oozed class and style with any disc you cared to throw at it!
If you are currently the proud owner of a Rega Brio-R or a Rega DAC, then you owe it to yourself to pop in a take a listen to what this little box can do; even those who have never experienced the Rega sound but lust after a compact CD player of exceptionally high quality should take note. Add to this an asking price of only £548 inc. VAT and you have yourself a bargain in the making!
We are taking pre-orders TODAY, so don't be left behind, drop us a line and take your put your name on the top of the list to receive an Apollo-R as soon as they begin shipping in 4 weeks time.
A non-refundable deposit payment of £100 will secure you one of the very first units to arrive through our doors following the official production launch.
Should you have any questions or wish to secure your unit, please call T. 01483 504801 or drop us an email.
Posted: 31 October 2011 at 16:57
NEW NAIM ND5 XS NETWORK AUDIO PLAYER - AVAILABLE NOW!
INTRODUCING THE NEW NAIM AUDIO ND5 XS NETWORK AUDIO PLAYER
Following the huge success of the reference NDX network audio player from Naim, comes it's younger, leaner brother - introducing the new ND5 XS.
Designed to compliment the existing XS range from Naim, the ND5 XS represents the perfect way to introduce dedicated network audio playback into your system without having to sacrifice performance quality or aesthetic appeal.
Network audio streaming has accelerated over the past few years and it's advantages over conventional CD playback, both sonically and functionally, is no longer in dispute. This latest offering from Naim is testament to that ability and their never-ending pursuit of audio excellence.
Featuring internet radio as standard, along with optional on-board FM / DAB modules, the ND5 XS is certain to become a true star performer...and a bit of a Naim bargain!
Other features include:
UPnP™ enabled to stream audio files from any hard disk server, such as HDX or UnitiServe, NAS or computer via the home network.
vTuner 5* full service Internet radio.
Optional FM / DAB module.
Front-panel USB port for replay of MP3 player / iPod and USB stored audio.
Apple authenticated enabling digital output from iPod for ultimate quality iPod control, charging and front-panel content display.
Three 24bit / 192kHz-capable S/PDIF inputs for external digital sources.
Multiple intuitive control interfaces: front panel, remote control handset and n-Stream iPhone / iPad control app.
Internal architecture for hi-res audio playback up to 24bit / 192kHz over the network.
Ethernet network connectivity for reliability; wireless also available for convenience.
Streams / plays WAV, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, AAC, WMA-formatted content, Ogg Vorbis and MP3 files from any suitable UPnP™ device or USB-connected storage device.
Gapless playback available on all lossless file formats and some lossy formats (exc Ogg Vorbis and Windows Media-formatted content).
Digital output on 75Ω BNC connector.
Switchable DIN / RCA analogue outputs.
Wired remote out for pre-amplifier volume control and input switching, also for CD player and DAC control.
Performance upgradeable with addition of external XPS or 555 PS power supply or external DAC digital to analogue converter.
USB mini-b connector for software upgrades.
SHARC DSP with Naim proprietary 16 times digital filtering and buffering.
Linear power supply with 200VA toroidal transformer with four separate windings for digital, DPS, audio clock and analogue sections.
Seven pole analogue output filtering.
Optical isolation of data control lines.
Ultra low noise triple-regulated power supplies.
Ground selector switch for optimum performance.
High quality Burr Brown PCM1791A DAC.
BOOK A DEMONSTRATION TODAY!
£1925 [Excluding FM / DAB Tuner Module]* £2175 [Including FM / DAB Tuner Module]*
CALL T. 01483 504801 OR EMAIL INFO@PJHIFI.CO.UK FOR MORE DETAILS OR TO PLACE YOUR ORDER
Posted: 29 October 2011 at 09:37
REGA RP3 LAUNCH
REGA UPDATE A CLASSIC FOR SUMMER 2011 - INTRODUCING THE NEW RP3 TURNTABLE
Rega RP3 turntable
The RP3 has been designed
and engineered to achieve outstanding performance way beyond the expectations
of a product at this price point. Excellent build quality, reliability
and ease of use combine to make a product which, if used correctly, will
offer a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Omitting unnecessary gimmicks allows
us to concentrate the manufacturing costs on the high quality parts necessary
to reproduce records accurately. The RP3 is fitted with a brand new hand
assembled RB303 tonearm, precision main bearing and a low vibration low
noise 24v motor assembly which is individually hand tuned to its circuit
to further reduce vibration.
DB Technology (Double
energy - lost energy equals lost music"! Rega has pioneered the use
of lightweight rigid plinths. Clever use of lightweight particulate core
with a highly rigid phenolic resin skin became the foundations of the
high level of performance achieved by the now iconic Planar turntable
range. The RP3 takes this design philosophy to the next level. A super
lightweight plinth combined with a phenolic resin double brace mounted
specifically where the increased rigidity is required (between the tonearm
mounting and the main hub bearing) forms a structurally sound "stressed
beam" assembly. This rigid plinth design prevents energy absorption
and unwanted resonances which will add unnatural distortions to the music.
Equally, heavier mass can transfer more unwanted energy such as motor
or bearing noise directly into the rotating record. The use of braces
instead of the complete skin allows double thickness phenolic resin in
these key areas while providing further weight reduction to the plinth
which directly addresses the issue of mass absorption and unwanted energy
RB303 Tonearm -
Making the best better
Designed using the
latest 3D CAD & CAM technology the new RB303 is the culmination of
more than 30 years of tonearm design experience. Due to advances in technology
we have been able to fine tune the iconic RB300 tonearm design. Featuring
a brand new tube with increased rigidity to the bearing housing, arm carrier
and headshell coupled with intelligent redistribution of mass ensure this
arm will exhibit fewer points of possible resonance. Extreme stability
with almost friction free movement from the high precision bearing assemblies
guarantee to gather more information from your vinyl than ever before.
RB303 tonearm Double brace technology Light weight plinth
design 24v low noise low
vibration hand tuned motor assembly 3 high quality
plinth finishes Optional Elys 2
cartridge factory fitted
Call in today to take a listen - T. 01483 504801
Posted: 17 August 2011 at 17:20
Bowers & Wilkins C5 In-Ear Headphones Now In Stock
NEW B&W C5 IN-EAR HEADPHONES
Now available in stock are B&W's sublime C5 in-ear headphones.
Call today on T. 01483 504801 for more details or to place an order - �149.00 inc. VAT
Posted: 17 August 2011 at 12:02
NEW AUDIOLAB 8200T FM / AM / DAB / DAB+ TUNER ARRIVES
NEW AUDIOLAB 8200T FM / AM / DAB / DAB+ TUNER ARRIVES
Following on from the hugely successful re-launch
of the iconic Audiolab 8000 series, PJ Hi-Fi are pleased to announce the
arrival of the new Audiolab 8200T Tuner.
The Audiolab 8200 series has proven to be a true
return to form, bringing about phenomenal results with the 8200CD CD Player and
the matching 8200A Integrated Amplifier, gathering praise from press and
customers alike. Until now the notable absentee from the line-up was a dedicated
high quality FM / DAB tuner that would complete the system, but now Audiolab
has unveiled the striking 8200T that more than delivers on it’s promises.
When done properly, radio can be a truly enticing
proposition, not just in terms of free music, but in respect to the broad
variety broadcast material, including topical discussions, news, drama and
original programming. The Audiolab 8200T delivers all of this and more in
outstanding quality. Add to this the flexibility of selectable AM, FM, DAB or even
DAB+ reception and you have a formidable and future-proofed machine.
The new 8200T is an extremely capable, highly
enjoyable and competent tuner that would compliment any new or existing Audiolab
system, with all the impeccable build quality and reliability we have come to
expect from this respected brand.
Call today on T. 01483 504801 for more details or to place an order - £479.95 inc. VAT (available in black or
Posted: 08 August 2011 at 15:52
Kaleidescape Launch M700 Multi-format Disc Vault
KALEIDESCAPE LAUNCH M700 MULTI-FORMAT DISC VAULT - RIP, STORE AND PLAYBACK YOUR ENTIRE CD, DVD & BLU-RAY COLLECTION
Kaleidescape have launched their latest addition to their formidable M-Class range of products in the form of the M700 Disc Vault - a multi-format disc ripping and playback engine.
When combined with the matching Kaleidescape 1U or 3U Server product, you have a truly reference level media serving system comprised of only two boxes. In partnership with the exclusive and highly regarded Kaleidescape user interface, this package represents a leap forward in media serving in the home and is a truly formidable package!
Call in today to learn more about this exciting new product.
SUMMER SCORCHER! - ARCAM SOLO MINI SYSTEM OFFER - AVAILABLE WHILST STOCKS LAST!
Summer Scorcher !!!!!!
We have secured a quantity of a very popular music system from Arcam at
a bargain special offer price……...
The super Arcam Solo Mini and the diminutive Muso speakers can now be
yours for the remarkable price of just £699!
This system is ideal for small rooms, such as kitchen, study, and
Also, if instead, you want a bigger, better looking loudspeaker. Then
we will substitute the Quad 11L(2) for an additional £100 (black or
cherry finish available)
What’s the catch ?
None at all, the system comes with a full 2 year warranty, and the
units have all recently been returned from Arcam after passing a thorough
The Quad speakers are brand new, and boxed.
Demand is already high, so don’t miss out, call in today and grab
Call in today and take one away!
T. 01483 504801
Posted: 18 July 2011 at 15:28
LINN SUMMER PROMOTION - TURN ON, TUNE IN & POWER UP +2...
LINN SUMMER PROMOTION - TURN ON, TUNE IN & POWER UP +2
Add 2 extra channels of amplification for free when you buy any Majik or Akurate power amplifier during Linn’s +2 promo this summer.
means that, for a limited time, you can get a Majik 4100 for the price
of a Majik 2100, or an Akurate 4200 for the price of an Akurate 2200,
giving you +2 amplifier channels in each example.
if you’re thinking of buying an amplifier to go fully Aktiv, we’ll let
you choose between the extra channels you need or free Aktiv
cards…whichever saves you more money!
one amplifier channel is required per speaker, so a Majik 2100 or an
Akurate 2200 would be enough to power a pair of stereo loudspeakers.
extra two channels of amplification immediately allows you to bi-amp a
stereo playback system to significantly improve performance. Bi-amping
reduces distortion and increases separation between high and low
frequencies, with individual speaker drive units powered with greater
efficiency and control.
Our +2 promo
makes it easier for you to experience the quality of Linn
amplification, helping you to reach the number of amplification channels
you need for less and hear the difference Linn power amplifiers can
make to your favourite music and movies.
From Bi-amping to fully Aktiv
is an easy first step along the multi-amping path (tri-amping,
quad-amping) towards the audio nirvana of fully Aktiv, where all speaker
drive units (bass, mid, tweeter etc.) are driven individually by their
own amplifier channels and use their own Aktiv filters.
playback systems benefit from improved timing and control, as well as
lower distortion across the entire frequency range thanks to the
elimination of electronic interaction within the passive crossover. Why Go Aktiv?
If this all seems a bit complicated, don’t worry - simply pay a visit to PJ Hi-FI who will be happy to demonstrate the difference between a passive and
Aktiv system, and talk you through the options for your system.
if you’re still holding on to your precious LK-style amplifiers,
there’s never been a better time to upgrade them or pass them on to
someone else - Majik and Akurate power amplifiers feature Linn's Chakra and Dynamik technologies for efficient, responsive and distortion-free amplification.
'Compact and discreet, yet introducing
technologies never before seen in any Bowers & Wilkins speaker, PM1
produces a sound so refined that everything else suddenly seems
Certainly having spent a little time getting to know these fabulous compact speakers, I am inclined to agree with B&W's own statement; these designs truly sound as good as they look, with a refined yet insightful balance. A presentation that surprises you with it's honesty and openness, without resorting to the loud and 'obvious' mentality of speaker design. Indeed it communicates so effectively and with such a genuine sense of musicality that I would hazard that this little wonder will have you listening to your music well into the early hours...and you'll enjoy every minute of it!
Featuring a luxury piano lacquer 'mocha gloss' finish, the PM1 makes a genuine high quality statement without ever drawing unnecessary attention to itself. Beautiful curves and clean design details only enhances the elegance of this speaker.
Easy on the eye, but able to communicate directly to the heart, this is Bowers & Wilkins at it's very best.
Pop in today and ask for a demonstration.
Call today to pre-book a demonstration - T. 01483 504801
Posted: 06 June 2011 at 17:25
Classe Audio - coming soon to a cinema near you...
What's this I see before me?
A pair of mysterious boxes arrived today from the south coast with the
words 'Classe Audio' on them. Could this be the new Custom Theatre
CT-SSP and CT-5300 processor and power amplifier we have been excitedly
Of course it is! And very soon you will be able to
call in and listen to this fabulous combination working the B&W 800
Series Diamond speaker system.
Posted: 02 June 2011 at 17:53
Claim £75 off a brand NEW Cyrus PSX-R!
£75 OFF A BRAND NEW CYRUS PSX-R!
Do you own a Cyrus 8 or X series component and have yet to realise it's full potential with the added benefit of an external Cyrus PSX-R used to power it? This humble little addition absolutely transforms any compatible 8 or X series component, feeding the unit with fully regulated DC current, bring about significant improvement to fine detail, dynamic presentation, depth and clarity within the music - all round a better system performance and now, for a LIMITED TIME ONLY, with a huge£75 saving!
You can read more about the sonic advantages of a Cyrus PSX-R here!
Purchase any NEW Cyrus PSX-R between NOW and the 26th JUNE 2011 for only £500 inc. VAT (RRP £575).
Just drop in today or place your order over the phone on T. 01483 504801*
*For collection only; payment required in full via credit / debit card (exc. Amex)
Posted: 01 June 2011 at 12:54
Cyrus' First Streamer Arrives...
CYRUS STREAMLINE ARRIVES
Following our successful Cyrus Open Day celebrating the launch of the new range of Cyrus digital music streamers, the very first demonstration Cyrus Streamline arrives through our doors - and what a little sonic superstar!
This compact one box digital streaming system lends itself perfectly to the cast alloy casework and tiny shoebox footprint of the Cyrus architecture, combining a dedicated music streamer, on-board amplification and dedicated n-Remote system remote control. This little box shows just what Cyrus is capable of when applying themselves to this new and exciting music replay technology.
The system itself has been designed with simplicity and performance at the forefront of its agenda. True to it's word, the Streamline was an absolute breeze to set up and a joy to use - 3 minutes from plugging in to music playback has to be a new digital streamer record! The music that did come out was nothing short of stunning, even from cold this little wonder sounded grown up, rounded and with and excellent sense of musical timing and first rate tonal balance - if the Streamline is anything to go by, then both the Stream X and Stream XP could be jaw-dropping!
For those of you who currently own Cyrus, then the Stream products offer you the chance to take your system beyond anything Cyrus have offered you before, or indeed any CD player they have ever made - it really is that good!
Drop by today to take a listen or call us to arrange a private demonstration.
Posted: 16 April 2011 at 16:32
New iPad app for Naim Uniti / HDX / NDX!
NEW NAIM N-STREAM & N-SERVE NATIVE APPS FOR iPAD AND iPAD2 ARRIVE - DOWNLOAD TODAY!
Naim have just launched today their revised custom n-Stream and n-Serve apps, available for download from the Apple AppStore.
Used to control their increasing range of digital streaming products, both n-Stream and n-Serve for iPad and iPad2 will revolutionise the way you explore and control your digital music collection. With full resolution graphics, customisable control and the ability to browse through your collection with the swipe of a finger.
Kaleidescape Blu-ray Server and Player on Demonstration Now
THE REFERENCE MEDIA SYSTEM ADDS BLU-RAY STORAGE AND PLAYBACK TO DVD AND CD
Kaleidescapes reference media system will now allow you to store and playback Blu-ray discs, in addition to its existing high quality DVD and CD capabilities.
No more do you need to dig through the stack of HD movie boxes to find the film you were looking for. With easy browsing of your full film and music library at your finger tips you can now watch your chosen Blu-ray title within a matter of seconds. Whether you choose to use a standard IR remote control, iPad, iPhone or whole house control system to easily browse your film and music libraries, your experience will be only one of enjoyment.
The most highly regarded and successful iPod dock of all time has now been improved and relaunched - PJ Hi-Fi are delighted to announce that the NEW B&W Zeppelin Air has landed and is currently on demonstration in-store.
Building on the pedigree of the first B&W Zeppelin, the NEW Zeppelin Air takes the outstanding musical performance and stunning looks of the original design and adds digital wireless technology in the form of Apple AirPlay™. This NEW technology from Apple allows those devices equipped with AirPlay connectivity to receive wireless audio directly from your iPod or directly from your iTunes library - wirelessly!
For more information on Apple AirTunes please see here or visit the official B&W Zeppelin Air website.
The B&W Zeppelin Air is now on demonstration in store, so feel free to bring along your iPod Touch, iPad or iPhone and see how you can stream your music without wires!*
SPENDOR LAUNCH TWO NEW LOUDSPEAKERS - THE A3 & REVISED S3/5R
The engineers at Spendorappear to have been busy with two new speaker designs – the new £1295 A3
floorstanders and the £850 S3/5R2.
Spendor describe the A3 as "an ultra-compact,
high-performance floorstanding speaker" incorporating drive unit
technology and cabinet engineering from the higher prices SA1 and A5 models.
15cm mid/bass driver is designed and manufactured in-house by Spendor. With a
cast magnesium alloy chassis, ep38 polymer cone, phase correction
technology, and a long-throw minimal thermal compression motor system,
it ensures "a clear and natural midrange sound with excellent low
frequency power handling". Certainly from our experiences here in store, I have to agree with Spendors comments; the speakers have that natural musical ability that distinguishes Spendor from the competition.
A phase linear
crossover network is used to integrate the mid/bass unit with a 22mm
wide-surround tweeter. The crossover is mounted on a "non-resonant
panel" which incorporates insulated gold-plated terminals.
finishes available for the cabinet are light oak, dark walnut, cherry
and black ash. The plinth is in contrasting black satin lacquer.
Joining the A3 is a revised version of the legendary S3/5R model, based on the BBC-designed LS3/5A mini monitor.
Spendor S3/5R2 is a two-way infinite baffle standmount design with a
new 14cm Spendor mid/bass drive unit fitted with an ep39 polymer cone,
and a 22mm wide-surround tweeter.It combines a Spendor
thin-walled damped cabinet panel structure with controlled bracing.
cabinet has no rear port, so can therefore be placed close to a wall, so Spendor
suggests that the S3/5R2 is also an ideal surround/rear speaker for multichannel
It is available in in light oak, dark walnut, cherry and black
ash natural veneer finishes.
Call in today to arrange a demonstration - T. 01483 504801 or email us here.
Posted: 07 March 2011 at 17:46
New NAIM reference digital streamer!
NEW NAIM NDX ARRIVES- THE REFERENCE DIGITAL MUSIC STREAMER
NAIM are a company know for their excellence in audio design and engineering, providing some of the best British built hi-fi available today. The new NAIM NDX is no exception to this and has been designed as the ultimate digital music streamer.
The NDX will stream hi-resolution, fully uncompressed music over a Wi-Fi or wired network and features analogue and digital outputs, onboard internet radio (via vTuner), an optional FM / DAB radio module, three digital inputs, dedicated digital connection for iPod / iPhone input and USB playback.
The NDX comes with its own comprehensive remote control that can be used to browse and control all aspects of the units functionality, but is also compatible with the forthcoming variant of NAIM's n-Stream iPod app.
The onboard DAC has been derived from NAIM's own dedicated DAC projects and features the phenonminal SHARC DSP-based buffering with fixed clocks plus 16x oversampling and Naim's own proprietary digital filtering algorithms.
The power supply uses a 200VA toroidal transformer with separate windings while key sections of the NDX are both physically and electrically separated, with optical connections used to improve isolation. Nothing has been left to chance in the pursuit of obtaining the very highest standard of audio output.
The NDX can handle a broad range of audio formats, with the ability to stream up to 24bit / 96kHz resolution MP3, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, AAC, WMA and Ogg Vorbis files, including support for gapless playback.
Direct connection includes three independently selectable digital inputs enable S/PDIF audio signals from CD players, computers and other digital audio sources at up to 24bit / 192kHz resolution. Each digital input comprises a different connection socket option; optical TosLink, coaxial phono and coaxial BNC, to provide greater versatility and optimised sound quality.
Call today to arrange a demonstration or click here to register your interest
T. 01483 504801
Posted: 25 February 2011 at 17:24
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VITA AUDIO - COMPACT, STYLISH AND SOUND FANTASTIC!
The compact table top radio is a hotly contested arena and the clear winner in our eyes are the fabulous R1, R2i and R4 from Vita Audio.
Not only are they superbly designed, with an extremely high standard of finish, but they leave the competition behind when it comes to sonic performance; sounding unfeasibly good considering their compact dimensions.
The R1 is the baby of the range with a single driver arrangement and an optional battery pack for truly portable use.
The R2i adds genuine stereo ability with integrated iPod dock connection alongside the familiar DAB / FM tuner functionality. A credit card size remote control completes the picture and makes the R2i especially suitable for kitchens, bedrooms and studies alike.
The larger R4 incorporates a CD player and adds a dedicated base firing driver for augmented low frequency response, allowing the R4 to reproduce a more dynamically confident sound; perfect for larger spaces such as living rooms, dining rooms and conservatories for example. The exclusive multi-functional detachable 'RotoDial' remote control makes navigating your iPod a breeze, along with all the usual tuner and volume adjustment options.
Call in today to hear these amazing little wonders!
For more information please contact us on T. 01483 504801 or email us here.
Posted: 24 February 2011 at 12:04
Rega's new DAC arrives...
THE NEW REGA DAC ARRIVES...A DIGITAL HEART WITH AN ANALOGUE SOUL!
From the acclaimed british turntable manufacturer REGA comes a brand new compact DAC, designed to make the very best of your digital sources.
The compact nature of its design modestly hides the cutting edge digital heart beating underneath the surface. Lessons learnt from the design and development of the reference REGA ISIS CD player has directly influenced this little DAC; sharing that units dedicated buffer stage pared with the most current Wolfson digital chipset, supporting resolutions up to 24bit 196Khz.
Inputs extending over the back panel and include 2 x toslink, 2 x co-ax inputs and a dedicated USB for easy connection to your computer. The unit also features five seperate digital filter settings for you to tailor the performance and that perfect sonic balance.
Call today to arrange a demonstration or click here to register your interest or ask us a question.
Posted: 17 February 2011 at 16:38
Olive 4HD and 3HD Music Servers on Demonstration
NEW OLIVE 4HD and 3HD MUSIC SERVERs ON DEMONSTRATION - FREE YOUR MUSIC COLLECTION!
RIP, STORE, PLAYBACK - FREE YOUR MUSIC WITH HD SOUND!
The incredible Olive 4HD sets the standard. Perfect HD sound,
powered by a top-of-the-line Burr-Brown DAC, and internet
connectivity turns your stereo instantly into a high
performance HD music system. Add to this the ability to control via and iPod, iPhone or iPad and you have one of the most convincing reasons yet to ditch that old CD player and welcome in the future of music playback.
With fantastic sound, a huge internal storage
capacity (6,000 CDs!) and more features than you can shake a stick at (did we mention that you can listen to global internet radio, create personalised playlists, playback 24bit digital music content and even change the album artwork and information to suit you!).
A truly stunning product at an unbelievable price - call in today to take a test-drive!
T. 01483 504801
Posted: 26 January 2011 at 12:04
PJ Proudly Presents 3D Projection
JV 3D DIGITAL PROJECTION
JVC's much anticipated range of 3DHome CinemaProjectors are now on show in PJ Hi-Fi's reference home cinema.
Call or email to book a demonstration of the stunning new DLA-X3, DLA-X7 and DLA-X9 projectors.
Posted: 13 January 2011 at 15:28
It's 2011 and time to get excited ! Let's start with TWO offers from PMC........
PMC FACT SERIES SPEAKERS - THE ULTIMATE COMBINATION OF BEAUTY AND PERFORMANCE!
PMC - The Professional Monitoring Company, and PJ Hi-Fi - 'The only real Hifi shop in Guildford' - what a great combination !
The new PMC FACT.3 is creating a great wave of excitement.
Just like the well established, and larger FACT.8, it is a 'must audition' experience, for its visual excellence and outstanding sound quality.
And in case these are not reasons enough to investigate this new model, PMC and PJ Hi-Fi are adding a twin January incentive !!
Purchasers of the fact.3 will get the matching resonance-damping stands (worth £600) for these speakers FREE.
The third recent update to our reference home cinema suite is the addition of the Schneider Optics anamorphic lens system. This high quality optical upgrade, consisting of their Cine Digitar Anamorph 1.33X M lens and Kino-Torsion M motorised lens mount allow true Cinemascope (2.35:1) projection on our 125" SMX Proline screen. The system is running with the reference JVC DLA-HD990 D-ILA projector and the recently delivered Arcam BDP100 Bluray player.
Call or email us today to book your demonstration.
Posted: 15 October 2010 at 09:25
Arcam BDP-100 Blu-ray Player Now In Store
ARCAM BDP-100 REFERENCE BLU-RAY PLAYER IS HERE!
Finally after many long months of waiting and high anticipation, I am pleased to announce that the new Arcam BDP-100 Blu-ray Player is finally here and is currently playing away in our reference demonstration room...and very good it looks too!
Features include the following:
The BDP100 is extremely versatile and
will enable the user to get the best out of high definition Blu-Ray discs as
well as DVDs and CDs. Audio performance is also of reference quality provided
by Wolfson Electronics world class 8741 digital to analogue converter coupled
with a linear phase Bessel output filter.
The audio output also features a high precision clock to re-clock the audio data
from the main decoder, resulting in reduced jitter. The design of precision
clock circuits and general digital and analogue audio engineering are Arcam’s
key strengths; the results are stunning with a wide range of media.
The Arcam BDP-100 will be supplied ready for future 3D upgrade (upgrade release date TBC)
Connections: HDMI, Component, Composite video, USB, Network socket, Coaxial
digital, Optical digital, 2 channel Zone 1 audio, 2 channel Zone 2 audio, 12V
trigger in, ir remote in and RS232.
Playable Discs: Blu-Ray Disc, DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD-RW, CD-Audio, CD-R and
Playable files: MP3, WMA, JPEG, AVI and WMV.
Weight and dimensions: around 10.0 Kg packed, 430(w) x 400(d) x
Price is confirmed at £1000 inc. VAT and is available in both black and silver variants. Those of you who have been patiently waiting will also appreciate the fast load times for most blu-rays!
*CALL TODAY ON T. 01483 504801 TO PLACE YOUR ORDER OR TO ARRANGE A DEMONSTRATION*
Posted: 11 October 2010 at 10:40
Coming soon: Arcam rCube
INTRODUCING THE NEW ARCAM R-CUBE - WIRELESS MUSIC
The new Arcam rCube is a new way to experience your music...on the move and without wires!
Just dock your iPod for instant music playback with exceptional quality or why not put your iPod back in your pocket and just keep on playing with the addition of the new Arcam rWand wireless transmission dongle - specially designed for your iPod or iPhone. Better still you can stream your music to another rCube from the same iPod...simultaneously!
Available in black or white, the rCube can be powered from the mains or via its own internal rechargeable battery for a simple and truly portable sound system without the clutter of those irritating leads or wires!
NOW ON DEMONSTRATION
Posted: 15 September 2010 at 17:03
Author: RW / AH
UnitiQute and UnitiServe Arrive!
The Naim UnitiQute and UnitiServe arrive!...
After much anticipation and expectation, the Naim UnitiQute and UnitiServe products from Naim Audio hav
finally arrived and PJ Hi-Fi are please to report that they have both been well worth
From such a small, compact and unassuming little box comes a
remarkably grown-up sound, full of those traits which make Naim Audio such a
fundamentally enticing and exciting brand.
The UnitiQute lives up to its
expectations, delivering a dynamic, musical and engaging sound that is a always
enjoyable - some would say addictively so! With streaming capabilities and the ability to control the unit via
the handheld remote or the new dedicated iPod / iPad ‘n-Stream’ application, the
UnitiQute is certainly one of the most flexible and enjoyable products with which
to stream your music collection. Add to this a first rate DAB / FM tuner and
internet radio functionality and you have a formidable package; and all from
something smaller than your average shoe box!
combination with the recently launched UnitiServe that accurately rips, stores
and broadcasts your music via UPnP, and you have a complete and comprehensive
music server based system. One capable of some truly stunning results that can
be extended, almost limitlessly, to any additional room in the house by virtue
of streaming out its content simultaneously to multiple other UnitiQute’s or
As per the Naim philosophy, these products can be easily upgraded via outboard power supplies or dedicated power amplifiers, extending their performance towards musical perfection!
Should you wish to know more or would like to take a listen to this,
or any other product, then please do not hesitate to get in touch, as we are
always happy to arrange a personal demonstration.
T. 01483 504801 / email@example.com
Posted: 08 September 2010 at 17:41
Naim HDX-SSD Now On Demonstration
The new Naim HDX-SSD has arrived at PJ HiFi. Drop in and take a listen to one of the best network audio players available. Featuring no moving parts during playback the HDX-SSD gives complete stability to your music reproduction.
The HDX-SSD can be further enhanced by adding the Naim DAC and XPS or PS555 power supplies to take your listening to another level. Available for £4,595.
Posted: 23 July 2010 at 10:27
Arcam rDAC Now On Demo And In Stock
Behold...an inexpensive upgrade!
is a mighty little digital to analogue converter which is designed to improve the sound of any digital device you care to feed
it. Do you need one? Yes, of course you do !!! Just have a look at all the digital devices in your home and workplace and tell yourself you'd like them to sound better!
The three inputs cover USB, SPDIF and optical.
sound quality is derived from twenty one years of working with the UK's
leading digital company, DCS, based near Arcam in Cambridge and as such
can lay claim to much of the finest technology available at any price.
versions exist, one with conventional interconnects, and the other offering you wireless connectivity
from your laptop by using a wireless dongle. This will enable you to
'stream' music wirelessly from a central computer device in any room.
The cute and clever Arcam rDAC Digital to Analogue audio converter is now in stock and available for demonstration at PJ HiFi.
Call in today to listen for yourself. Available for £300. Orders can be placed now in store or by phone
Posted: 23 July 2010 at 10:18
Neat Acoustics MotiveSE2
Neat Acoustics has updated its Motive2 for fans who demand that bit extra performance. A new walnut finish is the only cosmetic change but the increased sound quality is achieved via a new treble unit and crossover network. Call in for a listen.
Posted: 12 July 2010 at 14:40
Naim UnitiQute available NOW!
Just a quick thank you to those who joined us for our recent Naim UnitiQute Launch event, which was a great success.
The UnitiQute was of course the star of the show, but a sneak peak at the forthcoming UnitiServe opened a few eyes and the sounds coming from our first Naim active system was truly astonishing - still currently on demonstration and something that I would encourage you to drop by and take a listen too, if not done so already!
Upstairs the Naim 500 system was making our Naim Ovator S-600 reference loudspeakers sing with delight, with a HDX / DAC / XPS combination supplying the material. The results were as good as you would expect, with huge dynamic aplomb and a tangible sense of realism and drama; great stuff!
Thanks must go out to the boys at Naim for supplying material, equipment and support to the event and of course PJ Hi-Fi will bring you more specialist events throughout 2010...keep your eyes peeled!
Posted: 15 May 2010 at 11:56
*NEW* B&W P5 Mobile HiFi Headphones
Bowers & Wilkins eagerly awaited P5 Mobile HiFi Headphones have arrived today at PJ HiFi.
- iPhone compatible remote control - Closed back for noise isolation - Fold flat for easy storage - Real Sheep Leather used throughout - And fantastic sound
Call in today to listen to them yourself.
Posted: 13 May 2010 at 09:44
Author: Richard W
*NEW* Sennheiser HD-800 Reference Headphones
The best headphones in the world have arrived at PJ Hi-Fi...
More than 60 years of ingenious headphone engineering has been applied into the new HD 800. Incorporating Sennheiser's most advanced driver technology, these open, circum-aural dynamic stereo headphones redefine what reference-level audio is all about. You will form an altogether new height of sonic perspective as you experience a high-fidelity natural hearing experience. Do take note that presently, no other manufacturer has been able to come up as close as the HD 800 in replicating the basic acoustic conditions of natural hearing.
Matching these headphones' reference-grade audio performance is their striking and visually effective industrial design. Premium parts have gone into their production - the transducer is encased by a precision material made of stainless steel. The ear pads are handcrafted from a high-quality microfiber fabric. This material is extremely comfortable to wear and easy to maintain. The headband and headphone mounting utilises the most advanced development from the aerospace industry. In terms of connectivity, these headphones utilise specially-designed, four-wire, high-performance connections with Teflon insulation.
New reference class in wired headphones
Open, circum-aural dynamic stereo headphones
Natural hearing experience - realistic and natural sound field with minimal resonance
Biggest transducers ever used in headphones up to today - new innovative dynamic transducer design
Uncovered earcups for acoustic and stylistic reasons
Handcrafted ear pads, made of high-quality microfiber fabric
Metal headband with inner damping element
Specially tuned symmetrical, impedance matching cable with low capacitance
Special high precision headphone connectors
2 year warranty
Call now for a demonstration - T. 01483 504801
Posted: 26 April 2010 at 16:33
SMX ProLine 2.35:1 CinemaScope Projection Screen On Demo Now
In the first of a raft of upgrades to our reference cinema demonstration suite we are pleased to announce that a new 125" wide SMX ProLine CinemaScope screen is now on show. Moving to a true 2.35:1 CinemaScope display creates a truly immersive cinematic experience; allowing you to view a film as the director intended - an experience that has to be seen to be believed.
Coupling this new format with the latest SMX CineWeave HD projection surface, with its impeccable colour reproduction, sound transmission and 3D imaging qualities, pulls you into the film like never before. The SMX ProLine on show with the JVC DLA-HD950 and reference level HD990 projectors and can be auditioned by request, so please call or email to book a demonstration today.
***Coming soon to further improve the visual dynamic is a Schneider Optics Motorised Cine Digitar Anamorph 1.33X M CinemaScope lens system for the JVC DLA-HD990 projector.***
Posted: 19 April 2010 at 14:25
Author: Richard W
*NAIM FLAGSHIP OVATOR S-600 LOUDSPEAKER ARRIVES!*
After much anticipation and a great deal of excitement, PJ Hi-Fi were delighted to take delivery yesterday of the brand new Naim S-600 loudspeaker design - the revolutionary 'OVATOR' featuring a unique BMR driver arrangement developed exclusively by Naim Audio.
The 'OVATOR S-600' represents a turning point in Naim's loudspeaker designs and introduces what is certain to be a completely new range of BMR equipped units. This particular featured driver has been long in development at Naim HQ, being of proprietary design and of great technical complexity. The BMR driver is in part a hybrid flat panel driver that demonstrates pistonic action at a certain frequency and does away with the traditional high frequency 'tweeter' drivers of old and their inherent limitations. Offering instead greatly improved bandwidth, completely smooth frequency response and far greater successful integration with other mid/bass drivers.
The results are quite simply sensational and, as proved at our recent Naim Roadshow where the 'OVATORS' were put well and truly through their paces, this is a speaker of considerable talent and enviable quality; surely the 'OVATOR S-600' represents a complete quantum shift forward in terms of both design philosophy and technical implementation - establishing Naim Audio as a true market-leader with the introduction of the world's first high-end speaker design featuring bespoke BMR driver technology.
Our demonstration pair of 'OVATORS' in their striking black zebrano finish have now taken residence in our purpose built demonstration room, being fed by some equally delightful Naim Audio electronics... naturally. As one of the few exclusive stockists in the UK, PJ Hi-Fi invites you to be amongst the very first to hear this enthralling speaker in action!
Call today to book a demonstration appointment, or just pop by and take a listen - it may well change the way you think about your music!
Rega are a company that takes their source components seriously, having built a dedicated following for their no nonsense turntable and CD player designs.
Both the Rega 'Apollo' and 'Saturn' CD players combine cutting edge design with solid engineering that perform well beyond the expectations of CD replay usually associated at this price point. Offering instead a sound that is both sophisticated and refined; capturing a flavour that harks back to the best of analogue reproduction by presenting the music in a clean and melodic fashion that reminds us of Rega's own highly praised turntables.
The Apollo represents the quintessential Rega sound whilst the Saturn's no compromise approach extends this envelope still further. As such both these Rega's offer exceptional value for money and are simply a 'must-have' for any music enthusiast.
Available NOW whilst stocks last:
Rega Apollo CD Player - WAS £598 / NOW ONLY £475 Rega Saturn CD Player - WAS £1298 / NOW ONLY £898
Further more, any customers purchasing one of these remarkable CD players will be offered the chance to own a matching Rega amplifier of their choice at 10% OFF during this period - so don't delay, drop by and grab them whilst they're here!
Posted: 05 October 2009 at 09:36
NEW Neat Acoustics Elite-SX Loudspeaker on Demonstration
Neat Acoustics have long held a fond place in our hearts here at PJ Hi-Fi due to their endlessly enjoyable and highly musical loudspeaker designs; a view that has only been strengthened by their latest speaker offering, the Elite-SX.
Sitting between the delightful Motive series and the phenomenal Momentum series, there has been a gap in Neat's arsenal that demanded a high quality yet compact floorstander; a place that has now admirably been filled by this new sonic champion.
Unlike most bass reflex designs, the Elite-SX incorporates an innovative staggered port tuning design. This carefully judged system delivers a very convincing full-bodied bass performance, far more impressive than might be expected for such a small enclosure. The cabinet is raised above a plinth of solid slate, chosen for its superior bass control and midrange precision.
The main drive unit is unchanged, but the tweeter used in the SX is a soft-fabric dome type with internal damping and a non-resonant chamber. This tweeter's strengths of superb dynamic contrast and accurate tonal colour are well matched to those of the main drive unit.
The Elite-SX takes up less space than a small standmount speaker on a stand. It can also be positioned very close to room boundaries, making it highly adaptable and versatile in use.
Call in today to take a listen to these small wonders, it could be just the tonic your Hi-Fi has been looking for!
Quadraspire Sunoko-Vent T High Fidelity Equipment Support
Hi-Fi furniture doesn't always get the recognition it deserves for it's ability to influence the final performance of your audio equipment. Quite possibly because of the dubious claims made by so many third-rate manufacturers who promise so much, but fail to deliver. So let's put the record straight once and for all and tell you about the fabulous new Sunuko-Vent T stand from Quadraspire; an equipment support that truly sounds as good as it looks and deserves rightful recognition.
Rarely has a hi-fi stand received so much thought and consideration in the pursuit of a design that can dissipate structural vibration in the most effective way possible, thereby allowing the equipment it supports to perform at its optimum level; and all this with one eye kept firmly focused upon keeping the aesthetics and finish of the highest order! A quick listen has shown us that Quadraspire have indeed excelled themselves and produced a truly remarkable piece of audio design that is deserving of housing your stereo whilst simultaneously improving its performance - It really does enhance the sound quality of your system in all areas and must be heard to be fully appreciated. So drop by today and see what a difference a stand makes!
Available in over 6 different finishes, the Sunoko-Vent T equipment support is available now at a cost of £200 per level. Its modular design allows for more shelves to be added as you equipment grows or changes.
Wilson Benesch have continued to remain active in regards to speaker designs that fall within their 'wide bandwidth' range, the first of which was the incredible 'Trinity' stand-mount model featuring the 'Sphere' super HF driver unique to Wilson Benesch. The 'Trinity' was designed to work in partnership with the 'Torus' Infrasonic Generator (dedicated Wilson Benesch subwoofer) in order to cover the widest possible frequency spectrum, however this necessitated the utilisation of several units working together to effectively achieve a singular result. With this in mind the engineers turned their attention towards the natural successor to this 'wide bandwidth' philosophy and focused upon a far more focused implementation - the quintessentially Wilson Benesch 'A.C.T' floor-standing loudspeaker; a design that up until this point had not yet embraced the advances pioneered by the 'Trinity'.
Enter the A.C.T C60 in standard and special limited editions; a speaker that pushes the boundaries of loudspeaker design and truly looks as good as it sounds... which is simply magical since you ask! This speaker really does have everything going for it, with a presence and naturalness that is as effortless as it is sublime. Macro and micro scale dynamics are handled with huge confidence and rhythm and timing is as assured as any one with their finger on the pulse could wish for. It has bags of musicality, acres of breathing space and digs deeper into your recording than you ever thought possible! If sheer musical involvement could be bottled and made available to all, it would surely come in a package that looks like an A.C.T C60!
Call for more details or to book and demonstration of this phenomenal loudspeaker.
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Posted: 27 July 2009 at 09:51
Cyrus XP Series
Slipping in under the radar and following on from their recently introduced 'Servo Evolution' CD player developments, Cyrus Audio has been hard at work improving its dedicated amplifier range. What they have produced is a brand new line of amplifiers that cater for the even the most demanding of modern customers; with significant increases in the levels of performance on offer and an almost limitless ability to connect anything and everything you could possibly ask for! - the new 'XP' series has arrived.
The 'XP' range is built up of new Pre, 6 and 8 series components all of which have benefited from a complete redesign from the ground up. The new 'XP' amplifiers now include many new features such a second zone output, digital input switching, USB computer connectivity, on-board DAC's and even more power. Incredibly they also now consume a fraction of the standby power of the previous models and gain the user-friendly LCD user interface from the DAC XP.
The inclusion of a fantastic quality on-board DAC (which can be improved still further with the addition of a Qx DAC module on the 8 series) allows for digital devices to be simply and easily connected directly to the amplifier, without the need for additional boxes; thus keeping the impact of your hi-fi on your environment to an absolute minimum... a blessing I'm sure to those who desire order rather than clutter in their living room!
These amplifiers continue a long line of successful Cyrus designs, which display all the same virtues which made their predecessors so desirable - a rock solid and tangible musical presence, full of life and vitality that engages you so completely with the musical performance that they will have you playing music into the early hours!
As with the 'SE' players before, the new 'XP' series seeks only to confirm Cyrus' position as one of the most forward thinking British hi-fi manufactures operating today. They continue to create stunning yet simple designs that provide music of epic proportions from one or two tiny little boxes - wonderful!
Pop in and take a listen to just how good these 'singing-shoeboxes' can be!
Posted: 27 July 2009 at 09:50
Naim XS Series
Things have been busy in Salisbury recently as Naim Audio have set about reinventing a classic. Spurred on no doubt by the hugely successful Nait XS integrated amplifier, the design and engineering team at Naim have pulled out all the stops in their attempt to extensively rework the ever popular 'x' series. The resulting 'XS' series is something truly special and genuinely establishes a new mid-level performance benchmark for Naim.
The revisions lavished upon the 'XS' series can only be described as extensive, stretching well beyond the improved anodised front panels and featuring many new performance critical enhancements. These include heavily revised circuit topologies, performance 4 layer PCB's with revised signal paths, new voltage efficient display boards and fully regulated power supplies featuring separate windings, amongst others! In short, wherever improvements can be made, Naim have done exactly that! Even to the extent that the new CD5 XS features a Naim approved digital output, in readiness surely for the much-anticipated Naim stand-alone DAC!
The products have already been scrutinised by the PJ team and the results have already been nothing short of stunning; so much so in fact that many a staff member has been found glued to a sofa in our listening rooms and has had to be forcibly removed in order that other more pressing duties can be attended too!
The range features the following new products:
Naim CD5 XS Naim NAT05 XS FM Tuner Naim Nait XS Integrated Amplifier Naim NAC 152 XS Pre-amplifier Naim NAP 155 XS Power Amplifier Naim FlatCap XS Power Supply
Call in for a demonstration today and hear for yourself why we love these products so much!
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Posted: 27 July 2009 at 09:49
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