Almost Spring 2019 Newsletter

With The Beatles

We were pleased to host a special evening with ATC Loudspeakers on February 7th, presenting the new 2018 remixes of The White Album completed by ATC client, Giles Martin at Abbey Road Studios.

Following the Sergeant Peppers Anniversary Remix from last year, this project started with the original multi-track analogue tapes which were transferred to a digital audio workstation where the new mixes were created, a completely different process from the previous remasters, where the engineers were limited to only working with the existing mono or stereo mixes. As well as Giles Martin completing the re-mix work using ATC products, an ATC system was also used when the album was first showcased to the press back in September 2018, at BBC Maida Vale Studios. ATC’s involvement in both the Professional audio industry and the domestic Hi-Fi market allows the home listener to experience music just as the artist or producer intended. Of course, purists will say that the limitations of the studio technology at the time of the original Beatles recordings are all part of The Beatles sound and they do have a point. Nonetheless, the new remixes sonically revealed complex and shapely layers of textures and The Beatles true creative and musical intelligence of 50 years ago. It was remarkable to experience this re-mix recording.

We enjoyed listening with this reference system:

Stereo pair ATC SCM100 Active Loudspeakers
https://www.brianandtrevors.com/atc-classic-loudspeakers/

Linn Klimax DSM Network Streamer
https://www.brianandtrevors.com/linn-digital-streaming/

Linn Klimax LP12 booplinth Turntable.
https://www.brianandtrevors.com/linn-sondek-lp12/
https://www.brianandtrevors.com/booplinth/
http://booplinth.com

Thank you, ATC’s Ben Lilly for a very enjoyable and interesting presentation.

Call us to Book a demonstration of ATC loudspeakers with us.

The new remixes are a clear sonic improvement!

The new remix revealed complex and shapely layers of textures and the Beatles true creative and musical intelligence of 50 years ago. It was remarkable to experience this re-mix recording on our reference system: Linn Klimax DSM Network Streamer, Linn Klimax booplinth LP12 Turntable, and a stereo pair of ATC SCM100 Active Loudspeakers playing the 50th Anniversary digital master remixes and 2018 vinyl re-issue of The Beatles White Album.

Linn Majik Tonearm now available

A performance upgrade for the original Linn Majik LP12 turntable with the Project 9-cc tonearm or decks with other brand tonearms, Linn’s Majik tonearm is engineered to provide a high level of precision at a more accessible price point. A static-balanced design featuring a one-point cross bearing arrangement, the CNC turned aluminium and brass construction creates a precise and rigid tonearm. Bias force is provided by a calibrated spring mechanism, allowing adjustment for a range of values.

A die-cast headshell with 2 slot design makes it a perfect match for Linn’s Adikt Moving Magnet cartridge, however the open design means that it is also compatible with many different cartridges. Static-balanced tonearm design One-point cross bearing arrangement CNC turned aluminium and brass constructionBlack anodised finish Bias force provided by calibrated spring mechanism Die-cast headshell with 2 slot design

Take advantage of The LP12 upgrade promotional offer (below) when you upgrade to the new Majik Tonearm and save 15% off a second LP12 upgrade!


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Linn LP12 Upgrade Offer: From 5th March until 30th April 2019

Buy any LP12 upgrade from us and get 15% off a second upgrade when purchased together.

Whether taking the final steps to creating the ultimate Klimax level deck or replacing a Majik internal power supply with a Lingo, or replacing the Project tonearm with the new  Majik Tonearm – there’s something for everyone – and each upgrade will bring even greater performance. Up to a maximum of four upgrades under this promotion saving 15% off the lowest priced upgrade(s).

Whether taking the final steps to creating the ultimate Klimax level deck or replacing a Majik internal power supply with a Lingo, or replacing the Project tonearm with the new  Majik Tonearm – there’s something for everyone – and each upgrade will bring even greater performance. Up to a maximum of four upgrades under this promotion saving 15% off the lowest priced upgrade(s).

Full details can be found here.

Booplinth

Our latest booplinth pictured here during inspection with wiring strap and hinge back plates fitted for a client in Ireland. We are now well into three figure booplinth LP12 upgrades with this booplinth, serial number 110.

Call us and hear the booplinth difference for yourself as all of our booplinth upgrade clients have in every dem!

http://www.booplinth.com

Be Our Playlist Guest….

We first thought about hosting guest playlist evenings at the house around two years ago, as an alternative to product evenings and launches.

We thought about creating a monthly music evening with a difference.

We thought about inviting clients to present, play, share and discuss personal favourite tracks.

We thought about creating a relaxed and informal atmosphere for around a dozen or so guests to discover and enjoy new and familiar music with one of our demonstration music systems.

March 14th 2019 from 8pm: Playlist Guest Neil Hallworth

We are delighted to welcome playlist guest, Neil Hallworth – one of our first clients, and who we first suggested the idea, after listening to some of the varied and interesting selection of music on Neil’s playlist during one of his visits to the house. Neil has been listening to music for over 40 years, with T-Rex’s “Solid Gold, Easy Action” being his first single purchase.  His musical appreciation has changed considerably over that time, and we’ll hear a sample of across a number of music genres tonight. Neil grew up listening to his parent’s hi-fi system but his real hi-fi journey began with the ubiquitous NAD 3020, a Thorens TD160 and a pair of the original Mission 700s. Linn has featured heavily in Neil’s systems over a 20 year period.

Currently Neil runs an Akurate Exakt Katalyst system with PMC speakers, for which he has developed his own Exakt filters. Neil is active on a number of hifi forums and writes the occasional, informal, entry on his own and very informative audio blog audiophilemusings.co.uk blog.

More recently, Neil has worked on delivering speaker measurements for SPACE Optimisation that allows speakers to be added to Linn’s compatibility list – including some of those in the brianandtrevors portfolio. 

Neil has started developing Exakt filters for speakers not supported by Linn and has received training from Linn’s lead acoustic designer. He has a very tolerant family!

Call or email us to Listen to Neil’s playlist on March 14th.

If you want to guest-present your playlist at one of our future evenings, please let us know.

Throughout 2019 we will be hosting regular music events.

Let us know if you would like to get involved.

We look forward to seeing you in 2019!


Best regards,

Brian and Trevor

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