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All that is experienced with 360 is sound-stage; with vocals suspended in space, and true-to-life scale and depth leaving you utterly devoid of the sense you are listening to a pair of stereo speakers. Audibly invisible. Visibly remarkable. Zero distortion; zero colouration 360 is audibly invisible. It produces a performance with unprecedented clarity and realism,…Read More
We hardly need to tell you that 2022 has been a year of rising prices. Energy in particular has become dramatically more expensive, hitting manufacturers hard. Higher energy costs also explain why we are all paying so much more to transport goods. In fact, inflation has affected the price of almost everything, right across the…Read More
Akurate Trade-in & Trade-up to Linn Selekt DSM View this email in your browser Linn Selekt DSM The world’s first, fully customisable and future-proof digital source for hi-fi enthusiasts. A high-performance offering unlike anything else on the market with three distinct tiers of digital-to-analogue converter (DAC) performance to choose from and ten configuration options from…Read More
Newsletter Autumn 2022 We speak to many people who contact us for advice, seeking better sound from their music systems. Some have mature audio systems requiring upgrades, servicing or even change; while others are just starting out on their journey. These conversations are stimulating and usually lead to appointments with us to meet, greet and…Read More
Linn has announced the launch of exciting new Sondek LP12 upgrade components offering even better performance for existing LP12 owners together with a realignment of the Sondek LP12 packages: Arko – an all-new, original, gimballed tonearm. Kendo – an elite performance moving coil cartridge; designed to pair perfectly with Arko. Koil – a formidable entry-level moving coil cartridge.…Read More
Two upcoming events we are excited about with news about Linn Organik upgrades below. We can also offer some great upgrade deals with the many trade-ins we have acquired during the past few months, some not listed yet. Our current approved used and ex-dem listings can be viewed here, but call or email to find…Read More
It has been a while since our last newsletter, and as we approach the end of another busy year (which has passed all too quickly), we wish you all, the best for Christmas and the New Year. We are available during Christmas Week for calls, emails, advice and orders! We are happy to end an…Read More
As we are all looking forward to regaining our freedoms and welcoming you back, this newsletter provides a glimpse of our past 12 months living with Lockdowns and other government restrictions. We continued to be incredibly busy during these precarious times and, our to delight, we ended 2020 with a UK Enterprise Award for Excellence…Read More
Our Best Wishes, Our Top 20 for 2020, Seasonal Offers, New Products, and more… UK Enterprise Award 2020 Our Top 20 for 2020 Some of the music, that kept us entertained and sane during 2020 Take your music and movie experiences to the next level. Linn Winter Promotion: 17 November 2020 – 19 January 2021…Read More
” Whether you are seeking your first system or a final upgrade, brianandtrevors comfortable home demonstration rooms are where you discover how we make music sound real in your home! “ Individual, personal appointments from advice to aftercare since 2007. brianandtrevors, The Original House of Hi-Fi Moving Forward. This is an especially exciting time for…Read More
Introducing next generation Majik DSM Linn Majik DSM A beloved classic revamped, inside & out. Much-loved best-seller, Majik DSM, has received a complete makeover for 2020. With an incredible new level of performance, new features, and a fresh new look, this highly versatile and accessible one-box network music player. Majik DSM offers a powerful combination…Read More
Play safe and stay safe. Don’t let Lockdown get you down! We are available for advice with our online installation and support service so you can get more from your music at home during Lockdown. Call to chat or drop us a line. We are also pleased to offer special Lockdown home trial offers from…Read More
It is hard to believe it’s almost Christmas. How quickly this year has passed. Incredibly, it’s fifty years since the release of Abbey Road, commemorated this month with Giles Martin’s anniversary re-mix. Listening to the high-resolution stream on Qobuz and on vinyl, demonstrates the superb sound possible when recordings are done right. We listen to…Read More
Neil Kirby presents his mYtunes! on September 5th from 8pm. Kudos Titan Roadshow Book your Kudos audition at brianandtrevors here Ex-Demonstration and Approved Used Linn price increase from October 1st 2019Read More
Meet Naim Audio’s best-ever SUPERNAIT 3 and NAIT XS 3 integrated amplifiers – now with added love for vinyl. The 3rd generation of Naim’s acclaimed NAIT and SUPERNAIT integrated amplifiers each enjoy significant performance upgrades, plus now both include built-in phono stages, making them a perfect partner for turntables, as well as for streamers, CD…Read More
We are delighted to be hosting this special evening with Kudos Audio to demonstrate the incredible performance enhancements upgrading to active can bring to your audio system. Since 2015 Kudos has delivered the incredible performance of Linn active Exakt technology, and more recently with our demonstration top-of-the-range Kudos Titan, and Kudos Super loudspeakers. Now with…Read More
As an antidote to the mundane and depressing political noise engulfing us daily, we are offering resistance with three music events and upgrade offers. Our events during April and May feature: April 25th: Kudos Audio May 16th: mYtunes! Vinyl Playlist Evening May 23rd: Chord Company Read more and register for events below. April 25th: Kudos…Read More
Since we began our retail audio consultancy in 2007, most of our customer events have focused on product launches, or “meet and greet” manufacturer visits. However, having intended to host music only events for some time, we finally got around to the first of these evenings on March 14th with this new event series. mYtunes!…Read More
The Beatles White Album 50th Anniversary Re-mixes: From the Studio to the Home with ATC Loudspeakers: House of Linn, Thursday February 7th 2019, 8pm
We are pleased to offer a special evening with ATC Loudspeakers who will be presenting the new 2018 remixes of The White Album completed by ATC client, Giles Martin at Abbey Road Studios. Following on from the Sergeant Peppers Anniversary Remix from last year, the project started with the original multi-track analogue tapes which were…Read More
We are sprinkling a little more Majik this festive season with our Linn Majik LP12 + Linn Majik DSM package promotion. Make an appointment with us for your personal demonstration. Special package price: £5,000 Until January 29th 2019 Discover high performance vinyl and streaming together for less and enjoy the best of both worlds. The warmth of…Read More
Since 2007, we have enjoyed greeting more than one thousand hi-fi enthusiasts and music lovers from around the UK and overseas. We treat our clients in the same way we like to be treated. We are a pressure-free zone with extremely high client retention and regularly welcome new visitors and clients to the house. We…Read More
Linn have just announced a brand new addition to their product range – The Linn Selekt DSM. Selekt DSM will revolutionise your interaction with digital music. It’s a tactile and beautiful musical experience, better in every sense. It will make your system sound better and it will help you fall in love with your music…Read More
Linn Sondek LP12 45th Anniversary 🎈 Party at House of Linn in Manchester In a world of streaming it is a sign of the times that we continue to celebrate and enjoy vinyl recordings especially with the iconic Linn Sondek LP12 Turntable, first manufactured in 1973 and now in its 45th year having continuously…Read More
Summer 2018 Newsletter FINALLY! After so many years of disappointing summers in the UK – certainly here in the North of England – we now have a brilliant scorcher of a summer. No better time than now to be out enjoying the sunshine! As usual, we can find many good reasons to drag you back…Read More
Join Brian and Trevor at The North West Audio Show Cranage Hall (De Vere Cranage Estate), Cheshire Saturday June 23rd 10am – 6pm Sunday June 24th 10am – 5pm This is a great audio show!! Last year as in previous years, we enjoyed welcoming many people to our room and we are of course looking…Read More
Greetings and Happy New Year! With so many third-party “upgrades and modifications” available for the Linn Sondek LP12, it is great to see Linn further improve the LP12 yet again, with two significant proprietary upgrades. The Lingo power supply and Urika Moving Coil phono stage have set new and advanced standards for vinyl replay, currently…Read More
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 Comment(s): 0 Uniti by Naim Inspired by Naim’s unfaltering passion for music and enabled by 40 years’ tireless innovation in engineering, the new Uniti range by Naim is now available – Uniti is Naim’s advanced all-in-one music streaming platform. Combining seamless digital technology with a rich analogue soul, you can rip,…Read More
The Music of Manchester Event Series The Music of Manchester is the first in a series of vinyl and streaming listening events hosted by brianandtrevors in Whitefield, North Manchester, featuring the music that helped make Manchester famous. Featuring The Smiths and Friends with photographs and talk by The Smiths’ photographer Stephen Wright. Thursday October 26th,…Read More
1. Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista 600 – Trade in any amplifier with us through November and December 2016 up to the maximum value of £1,900 – meaning the Nu-Vista 600 can be yours for as little as £3,100. Here are some example deals: – Nu-Vista 600 £4995 – Less £1900 for MF M6i – Cost to…Read More
Linn Katalyst 4th Generation DAC Architecture Available Now in Klimax DS & Klimax DSM We encourage you to hear what we hear and why we think Katalyst is the best DAC we have ever heard! We are the only North West Linn Specialist offering this Katalyst comparative demonstration between old and new Klimax DAC architecture.
Linn Katalyst 4th Generation DAC Architecture Available Now in Klimax DS & Klimax DSM We encourage you to hear what we hear and why we think Katalyst is the best DAC we have ever heard! We are the only North West Linn Specialist offering this Katalyst comparative demonstration between old and new Klimax DAC architecture.…Read More
Buy a Melco High Resolution Digital Music Library this Autumn to collect points and choose your free gifts. When the dark nights come along enjoy your music with Melco – and by taking advantage of our Autumn promotion you can select from a range of Buffalo backup drives, CD import drive, or even get more…Read More
Every Thursday 10-10 Come along for music, tea, coffee and chat in the comfort of a real house of hi-fi. Discuss LP12 upgrades and anything else that takes your fancy and relax with great music and great systems. Bring your own vinyl too for an eclectic mix of music. Thursdays 10-10. Call or email us…Read More
We are delighted to receive this coverage of our business in Hi-Fi+ magazine – the premiere Hi-Fi publication. Download here to read: HIFI+138 MYD_brianandtrevor_LR.pdf 151 KbRead More
Summer Greetings. We hope you are having a wonderful summer and finding time to relax with music. We are busy as ever with demonstrations and installations, and developing our range of high performance components featured in this newsletter we trust you find of value. If you are interested in attending any of our music and product…Read More
TO BE EXAKT: THE POWER OF 3: THREE GREAT OFFERS FROM LINN SUMMER 2015 UNTIL AUGUST 16TH – CALL US AND WE TAKE CARE OF EVERYTHING FOR YOU.
TO BE EXAKT: THE POWER OF 3: THREE GREAT OFFERS FROM LINN THIS SUMMER UNTIL AUGUST 16TH Offer 1: Free Exakt Upgrade with Linn Integrated Speakers. Upgrading to Exakt has never been this easy. Buy a pair of Linn integrated speakers and Linn will upgrade your Klimax DS, Klimax DSM, Akurate DS or Akurate DSM…Read More
https://youtu.be/IdTIpKu-ewg Linn was recently showcased on Quest TV in the UK and the Discovery Channel in the US; the LP12 was featured in ‘How Things Work’, a documentary that explores the inner workings of extraordinary engineering. The 10 minute segment was filmed in the Linn factory, the footage shows the LP12 being built alongside interviews with engineers and…Read More
Graham Audio build a number of classic loudspeaker designs under licence from the BBC, including the miniature LS3/5, the medium sized LS5/9 and the LS5/8 high-level studio monitor. We have the range of Graham Audio Loudspeakers on dem and we are thrilled with their perfomance with our sources and amplification. All Graham Audio loudspeakers are hand-built in…Read More
Drawing on the many years of amplifier design experience at Arcam, the P49 uses the best quality components and engineering practice to produce a product that will give many years of musical pleasure and reliable service. With a class G amplifier, toroidal based power supply, acoustically damped chassis, paralleled transistor output stages and exceptionally low…Read More
PS Audio Promotion until April 30th 2015. PS Audio Perfect Wave Transport at 50% discount with every PS Audio DSD DAC. https://www.brianandtrevors.com/store/product/ps_audio_dsd_directstream_dac/ Take advantage of this great offer and hear your music collection as never before via the DSD DAC! Contact us to buy.Read More
The North West Audio Show at Cranage Hall, Cheshire is on Sunday June 28th, and represents the pinnacle of audio performance in a fabulous venue and surroundings. We will be playing music in the Mercer Room again, so do not forget to register for this show! http://www.audioshow.co.uk/Read More
Just Listen with Booplinth at the Bristol Show Booplinth Launch: February 20-22. We designed and developed the Booplinth upgrade for the Linn Sondek LP12 to address and correct the inherent “plinth pollution” that adversely affects the operation of turntable mechanics and components resulting in some colouration during vinyl playback. This colouration is noticeable by its…Read More
The Nu-Vista 800 super integrated is at the pinnacle of Musical Fidelity’s art. It offers superlative sound quality, huge power reserves, exceptional technical performance, finely engineered build quality and outstanding value. The Nu-Vista 800 uses the nu vista sub miniature tube. It employs state of the art; circuit design, PCB layout, SMD technology and programming…Read More
booplinth – “Finally a Better Sounding Plinth Upgrade Reveals Even Better Performance from The Linn LP12 – Just Listen”
As Linn Specialists, we look for ways of producing even better sound quality from our components and systems. Our passion for vinyl and the Linn Sondek LP12 turntable led us to produce a new, advanced and better engineered plinth for the LP12. Our goal was to apply the highly effective acoustic…Read More
I’ve just got back from the Cranage Hall Audioshow near Holmes Chapel in Cheshire. Brian and Trevor’s demo of the Akurate level Exact system was the most gob-smackingly convincing, amazing, dynamic, realistic, without a doubt the best reproduction of a musical event at the show, and that I’ve ever heard, by miles. It was nice…Read More
Linn Akurate Exaktbox Events at House of Linn all from 8pm: Thursday November 27th with Akubarik and Akurate 242 Loudspeakers Thursday December 18th with Akubarik and Majik 140 Loudspeakers Thursday January 29th with Akubarik and Espek Loudspeakers Thursday February 26th with Akubarik and Majik 140/Majik Isobarik Loudspeakers Thursday March 26th with Akubarik and Majik 140/109…Read More
DS AND DSM UPGRADES – BE EXAKT-READY! CONTACT US FOR YOUR UPGRADE AND WE TAKE CARE OF EVERYTHING: DS Upgrade Options: Klimax DS: Convert your Klimax DS into a Klimax DSM with Exakt Link connections Klimax DSM: An upgrade to current specification Klimax DSM which includes Exakt Link connections Akurate DS: Converts your Akurate DS…Read More
ARCAM Until December 31st 2014: Trade-in any home theatre product against an ARCAM AV950 and receive a trade-in allowance of £950.00 (new trade-in RRP = £5,050.00) Trade-in any home theatre product against an ARCAM AVR750 and receive a trade-in allowance of £750.00 (new trade-in RRP = £3,250.00) Trade-in any home theatre product against an ARCAM…Read More
A more affordable path to owning an Exakt system – contact us for impact prices on Exakt System purchases and upgrades. For a limited time, we have a special offer that provides Klimax DS owners with a stepping stone towards the breakthrough performance of EXAKT. From 1st July until 16th September 2014, there are two…Read More
We thoroughly enjoyed presenting and playing music at The Audioshow. Cranage Hall is a fabulous venue. The Show was very well organised, the atmosphere relaxed and we enjoyed meeting everyone who came to our room during this one day show. We hope to see The Audioshow return to Cranage Hall next year, to make this…Read More
Visit us at the AudioShow at Crangage Hall in Cheshire on Sunday June 15th. We will be in the Mercer Room and look forward to playing some great music! Register for FREE tickets at www.audioshow.co.ukRead More
Our Super Deluxe Led Zeppelin Box Set has arrived just in time for our Led Zeppelin Day Event on June 5th 2015
We will be listening to remastered vinyl and hires digital. Rock and Roll!Read More
Fantastic evening watching and listening to a wonderful and entertaining presentation by Phil Budd, Linn’s senior acoustic engineer and the man behind Linn’s unique Exakt technology.
Fantastic evening watching and listening to a wonderful and entertaining presentation by Phil Budd, Linn’s senior acoustic engineer and the man behind Linn’s unique Exakt technology. During his 90 minute presentation, Phil explained and demonstrated how Exakt, builds on Linn DS to extend the lossless digital path all the way to the speaker, keeping the…Read More
ARCAM ‘Road to Rio’ trade-in promotion until 13th July 2014: (the day of the FIFA World Cup Final, Maracanã – Estádio, Rio De Janeiro). Trade-in and upgrade your old ARCAM and enjoy amazing home theatre and music with one of the new Arcam AV processors.
ARCAM ‘Road to Rio’ trade-in promotion until 13th July 2014: (the day of the FIFA World Cup Final, Maracanã – Estádio, Rio De Janeiro). Trade-in and upgrade your old ARCAM and enjoy amazing home theatre and music with one of the new Arcam AV processors: Trade-in a qualifying Arcam home theatre product and receive a…Read More
AKURATE EXAKT LAUNCH MAY 29 WITH PHIL BUDD FROM LINN Akurate Exakt Launch May 29 with Phil Budd from Linn. We are delighted to have Phil Budd, Linn’s Senior Acoustic Engineer, join us to present the Akurate Exakt system driving Akubarik integrated aktiv loudspeakers. We begin at 8pm with refreshments in the House of Linn…Read More
Choose from our Linn Lounge 2014 monthly schedule below and enjoy some of the best artists and music presented from Studio Master and Vinyl through our Linn Klimax Exakt System. Pink Floyd: Thursday March 27th from 8pm The Smiths: April 17th from 8pm Talking Heads: Thursday April 24th from 8pm R.E.M.: Thursday May 29 from…Read More
EXAKT UPGRADES FOR LINN LOUDPSPEAKERS. 2014 sees the arrival of the next phase of Klimax Exakt Tunebox development, making the groundbreaking performance of Exakt available to an even wider group of Linn owners. The next loudspeakers to benefit from this breakthrough technology are Akurate 242 and Akubarik passive, with delivery coming in the next two…Read More
We were delighted to read the following review of our Show system driven by Linn, from audio publication, Hifi Pig: One of the stand-out rooms for me, both in terms of absolute sound quality and value for money was in Brian and Trevors room. Here a pair of moderate sized full-range floor standing speakers from…Read More
Join us at House of Linn with special guest Gilad Tiefenbrun, Linn’s Managing Director, on 5th November from 8pm. Gilad will be launching Linn’s new groundbreaking music system, Exakt – a new revolution in hi-fi.
Join us at House of Linn with special guest Gilad Tiefenbrun, Linn’s Managing Director, on 5th November from 8pm. Gilad will be launching Linn’s new groundbreaking music system, Exakt – a new revolution in hi-fi. This innovative technology sets a new benchmark in audio performance. It’s the most direct connection that’s ever been made between…Read More
Introducing Linn Exakt – a revolution in hi-fi, which has turned the loudspeaker into an intelligent, connected, software-upgradeable product.
How Exakt works What Exakt can do Linn Exakt – a revolution in hi-fi, which has turned the loudspeaker into an intelligent, connected, software-upgradeable product. Exakt, a ground-breaking, new Linn technology builds on Linn DS to extend the lossless digital path all the way to the speaker, keeping the signal digital and only converting to…Read More
This was our first time at NAS Whittlebury 2013 , a great venue, with good rooms and possible to create a great sound for the show….
This was our first time at NAS Whittlebury, a great venue, with good rooms and possible to create a great sound for the show. As you can see from the attached image, we had full rooms at peak show times with visitors listening and enjoying music. We were pleased to meet new faces and talk…Read More
Join us for an evening of digital studio master recordings and reference level vinyl playback and let us take you on a psychedelic journey, listening to The Doors in the highest quality available – on a Linn system in Studio Master. We will also be listening to the recently released re-mastered box set of…Read More
Go Aktiv Free Aktiv cards with power amp(s) required to take a system fully Aktiv – the ultimate playback performance. +2 Two channels of power amplification free when buying an Akurate or Majik power amplifier.
Go Aktiv Free Aktiv cards with power amp(s) required to take a system fully Aktiv – the ultimate playback performance. +2 Two channels of power amplification free when buying an Akurate or Majik power amplifier. Whether bi-amping or going fully Aktiv get even more performance for your money, for example: Akurate 4200 for the price…Read More
Come and see us in the Nurburgring Suite at the National Audio Show Whittlebury Hall September 21-22 2013
The National Audio Show ’13 will showcase state of the art, high-end audio products. You can enjoy the best in sound and high performance equipment, meet the designers, creators, editors and guest speakers from the industry, along with a selection of seminars, live music performances and hands-on workshops.Read More
Jazz Saxophonist Nat Birchall Presents Coltrane, House of Linn, April 25th 2013. The Evening Event: We are grateful to Nat Birchall for making this our best evening music event ever with a packed audience of thirty people in our main listening room. Nat presented an insightful and inspirational account of John Coltrane’s life and music, punctuated with extended listening from Coltrane’s musical legacy with vinyl and CD rips of classic tracks and with the Linn studio master download of A Love Supreme.
Nat’s presentation provided so much understanding of Coltrane the artist and of Coltrane’s influence on Nat as a musician and of Coltrane’s continuing influence upon jazz. We were thrilled to have Jazz Saxophonist Nat Birchall, the UK’s leading exponent of John Coltrane’s music, as our special guest speaker to present and discuss the life and music…Read More
In the large Beijing Suite at Audio World 13, we will be playing performances of iconic music with digital and vinyl recordings through a variety of music systems with Klimax DS, LP12, Klimax Kontrol and Klimax Solos. Our vinyl focus will include the reissue of INFINITE the limited edition Doors box set 45rpm 6 album…Read More
We kicked-off the New Year with A Bigger Bang, with Linn Lounge at House of Linn presenting The Rolling Stones GRRR! Studio Master Recordings. What better system to use for Linn Studio Master Recordings at House of Linn other than the Linn Klimax Aktiv 350 Loudspeaker System with Klimax DS Digital Streaming Source with Klimax…Read More
We now have the first of the new Linn DSM range – Klimax DSM -and Majik DSM for audition, along with some major updates for the DS range. Linn DSM range of digital music players play everything and sounds amazing.
We now have the first of the new Linn DSM range – Klimax DSM -and Majik DSM for audition, along with some major updates for the DS range. Linn DSM range of digital music players play everything and sounds amazing. Browse your music library using from a your PC, Mac, Ipad or phone, choosing…Read More
Buy a full DSM System until Friday 17th February 2012 and get one free Linn DS room with an Akurate DS System and two free Linn DS rooms with a Klimax DS System. A free DS room comprises Sneaky DS player (black / silver) and Unik loudspeakers (black / white).
Buy a full DSM System until Friday 17th February 2012 and get one free Linn DS room with an Akurate DS System and two free Linn DS rooms with a Klimax DS System. A free DS room comprises Sneaky DS player (black / silver) and Unik loudspeakers (black / white). With more DS rooms enjoy…Read More