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Ortofon Quintet Series Cartridges

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Ortofon are a Danish manufacturer of high quality phono cartridges, designed to get the very most out of your vinyl collection from a variety of price points. Ortofon cartridges, both Moving Magnet and Moving Coil configuration are commonly found supplied with high quality ProJect turntable models, but Ortofon cartridges sound exceptional with any compatible turntable

 

The Quintet Series is Ortofon’s range of quality Moving Coil cartridges and are the result of years of relentless product development, research and continued innovation. Each model within the Quintet series has its own specific sound style and signature, but all of them follow the same philosophy of outstanding performance and retain true to Ortofon’s commitment to refining the analogue domain to a superlative level.

 

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Bowers & Wilkins MT-60D Home Cinema System

Bowers & Wilkins are renowned for their commitment to sound quality and classy design, having developed some of the most beautiful loudspeakers on the market today. The MT-60D is a discreet home-theatre system, designed and engineered to offer an immersive listening experience while also retaining an unobtrusive profile within your home cinema environment. 

 

M-1 and PV1D White - Living Room

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Record Store Day Special: Converting Vinyl to Digital

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Following the resurgence of vinyl, we’re quite often asked about how our customers can convert their analogue vinyl recordings into digital files that their modern devices can understand. Whether this be because their new vinyl purchase didn’t include a digital download link, or because they have some rarities or special pressings from the past that never made it on to the digital format. We’ve put together this step-by-step guide on how to convert your vinyl records into digital files. Of course, this process is done in real-time – so the larger your collection, the longer the process will take…

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Getting Started with Bowers & Wilkins – P5 Wireless

On July 1st 2015, Bowers & Wilkins added a new addition to their critically acclaimed, award winning headphone family; the P5 Wireless.

The P5 Wireless takes the same driver technology and innovative sound originally seen with the P5 Series 2 and implements lossless, aptX Bluetooth wireless technology for a Bowers’ most convenient listening experience to date.

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Sky HD on Samsung UE55H7000 flatscreen TV

Sky HD on Samsung UE55H7000 flatscreen TV

We recently installed a home cinema system for a customer where one of the existing sources was a SKY HD box. This box was to provide an HDMI feed not only to the home cinema system we installed, but also three other flat screen TV’s in the home, some of which were approaching 100m away from the SKY box.  In these situations, it is not possible to reliably transmit HDMI signals further than about 20m with an HDMI cable, and a different approach is required. Continue reading

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