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Monthly Archives: October 2011

  1. Getting synced with the iPod generation.....Part 1

    Apple’s range of innovative gadgetry has really shaped how we listen to music. The iPod dock is sleek, well designed and uses an interface which is both unique and elegant in its own way.

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  2. How to choose stereo receivers

    Onkyo TX-8050

    Receiving you loud and clear…

    Stereo receivers are ideal as they combine both an integrated amplifier and a stereo tuner in one. These both are great factors as you can have more equipment for the money and you can also limit the amount of space you’re using in the home.

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  3. How to choose a hifi amplifier

    Yamaha AS500 hi-fi amplifier Yamaha AS500 hi-fi amplifier

    The hi-fi amplifier is really the heart or hub of your hi-fi separates system, as it accepts inputs from all of your audio sources, and then selects them according to your wishes, allowing you the ability to control volume, bass, treble and balance and several other functions we will look at in more detail later.

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  4. CD Player selection

    The Silver Disc…

    Compact Discs - software for your CD player

    Background 

    Philips and Sony proudly launched the Compact Disc to the US market back in 1982– 3 years after Philips introduced this concept back in 1979; Even though people laughed at how a small object was now apparently able to exceed the sound of the standard vinyl

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  5. Rod Kelly Trio performing at Hereford Courtyard

    We are regular supporters of the Saturday lunchtime Jazz session at the Courtyard Theatre in Hereford.

    The Courtyard Theatre, Hereford

    Today, we witnessed a terrific performance by this trio of excellent musicians headed up by Rod Kelly on electric piano and vocal. Their informative site can be found at rod kelly trio

    Outstanding Pianist and Vocalist Rod Kelly

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  6. Denon D-M38DAB award for best microsystem up to £400 '2011'

    One of our favourite CD/ Receiver micro systems, the Denon D-M38DAB has just won the latest WHAT HI*FI award for best micro systems . This is a very well-sorted, cost-effective system. We couldn't put it better ourselves, and at our price of £199 with out speakers or £280 with the Denon SCM37 speakers with free UK delivery, they are selling very quickly indeed.

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  7. The Big Turntable Revival !

    We fired up our Michell Gyro SE today with a bit of sunshine music from Kid Creole! Sounded really good with the Denon DL110 moving coil cartridge fitted to Rega RB300 tonearm.

    There's nothing to beat the sound and the nostalgic feeling of placing a vinyl onto a turntable ! At Hifi Gear we have a turntable waiting for you.
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  8. WHAT HI*FI AWARD WINNERS 2011

    Cheak out all the "WHAT HI*FI"  2011 award winners on our website in stock to buy today !

    Televisions
    Best sub-32 in TV = Panasonic TX-L24E3
    Best 32in TV = Samsung UE32D6530
    Best Budgetv40-42in TV =Samsung UE40D5520
    Best Premium 40-42in TV = Panasonic TX-P42GT30
    Best 46-47in TV = Panasonic TX-P46GT30
    Best 50-52in TV = Panasonic TX-P50GT30
    Best 52in +TV = Panasonic TX-P55VT30
    Product of the year
    Panasonic TX-P42GT30

    Projectors
    Best Projector up to £1500 = BenQ W1200
    Best Projector £1500- £2500 = Epson EH-TW4400
    Best Projector £2500 + = Panasonic PT-AT5000E
    Product of the year

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  9. Spendor A3 -possibly the smallest floorstander in the world?

    Spendor engineers have excelled themselves recently with the new £1295 Spendor A3 

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  10. B&W CCM616 in-ceiling speakers

     

    It may be the baby of the Bower and Wilkins range, but the B&W CCM616 provides so much performance for the money (£149 per pair) that we use them widely in Sonos multi-room music systems. They are full range speakers which can delivery decent bass, and offer a fine sound quality. They are quite deep at 103mm so you will need to check that you have sufficient space i

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