Chord Chordette Maxx Bluetooth Power Amplifier

Chord Chordette Maxx Bluetooth Power Amplifier

This little beauty is my Hi-fi at present. Just this and a pair of speakers is all I need because once I pair my smartphone with it via bluetooth, I can play my music via iTunes, Spotify or any other similar services.

Convenient and Quality with a 5 Star review form What Hi-Fi

Chord Chordette Maxx Bluetooth Power Amplifier

May 21, 2014 at 10:37 am Leave a comment

New Web Site Launched

Hi Everyone.

We have been working long and hard since the beginning of the year on preparing our shiny new web site.

After weeks of searching for the right eCommerce platform we finally made a choice and got cracking.

Unfortunately, lots of problems ensued, mainly when trying to import products from the old site which was incompatible with the new database.

Anyway, eventually with all the Hifi products in, options entered and prices checked we have launched the new site.

Please let us know what you think.

Ian & Darren
Hi-Fi Audio Products Online Sales


May 20, 2014 at 8:47 am Leave a comment

iFi Audio Special – Amazing New Brand!

After a long wait, we are now the first UK retailers to be in possession of the newest, blingyest (is that a word?) hi-fi components from iFi Audio – the iDAC, iCAN, iPHONO and iUSB Power.  Looking fantastic too in their Apple-esque packaging, top notch.

Just arrived yesterday but already we’ve had them out for a play.  Couldn’t wait, you see.

The iCAN headphone amplifier is driving our 600ohm Beyerdynamic T1 Tesla as we speak and, even without any running in, sounds awesome.  Wait till the thing warms up! No problem driving those headphones, nor HiFiMan HE400.

iFiAudio iCan Headphone Amp

Now to 2 big surprises.

The iDAC USB DAC at £275 is INSTANTLY making mincemeat of one dac in particular that we have here that is 3x the price.  Suddenly all this amazing “space” appeared where there would normally be mush.  Wow, amazing at this price, especially as it has a 3.5mm headphone jack so the laptop user can plug headphones in directly, if required and that’s all that’s needed.

iFiAudio iDAC

But, wait. Don’t do that yet.

What’s this iUSB Power Supply for?… OMG (as you kids are saying these days), plug that in along with the iDAC and the combination (total of just £450 for BOTH items) and the results take you onto a completely different plane.  All that you had before is still there, just more and MORE of it.  Where did all that bass come from all of a sudden? Why can’t I stop my toes tapping.

iFi Audio iUSB Power Supply

iPHONO is left but we’re exhausted today.


All these are now on initial stock and can be ordered for delivery prior to Xmas if you are quick.  Just to reiterate, we are more than slightly enthusiastic about the success of these products.  Before you spend two or three times the amount on a product you’ve heard of before, try these.  Buy any/all of these wonderful products exclusively here

December 12, 2012 at 11:35 am Leave a comment

November 2012 Newsletter

It’s fast approaching Christmas so now is the time to check out our Christmas bling!

Introducing our newest brand – Chord Chordette. This range of hi-fi products from Chord Electronics look fantastic, sit in the palm of your hand and deliver some of the finest sounds you’ll hear

View the Chordette range here


Starting with the Qute HD DAC. This beauty has just won the What Hi-Fi? magazine award for best DAC £900-1200. At just £990, that makes it a bargain. Anyone who’s been in touch with us since we took delivery of our dem model has heard about this model as we’ve been shouting from the rooftops about it’s attributes. This isn’t just a way to upgrade your ageing CD player. This is a product you simply must have.


Use it’s coaxial (BNC) input to let the Qute HD process the digital signal from your CD player or transport. You will be amazed.

Use the optical input, perhaps as we are, to let Apple’s Airport Express stream from Spotify then let the Qute do the high quality decoding.

Use the USB input for your laptop too.

Finally, if you’re lucky enough to have any DSD audio files, the results with the Qute HD are simply stunning. Can Dire Straits and The Eagles really sound so clear? It seems so!

View the Qute HD here

Scamp DAC/Power Amp

Actually, as this product has a volume control located on the back, it can easily be used without a pre amp as an integrated amplifier in it’s own right.

Scamp DAC/Power Amp

This has USB digital input and is designed for laptop users from that point of view, although it has an analogue input too. It takes up no space at all on your desk and, paired with some decent speakers, is more than enough for any office system.

Only modestly rated at 40w per channel (can be bridged with another Scamp to make an 80w monoblock), this still goes loud.

It’s sound is fast and carrys a beat really well with surprisingly robust and tight bass. This is a great performer and works even better when paired with the Qute HD DAC doing the converting, rather than the Scamp. These two together are really a case of “greater than the sum of their parts”.

View the Scamp here

That’s a taste of the new range, we’ll talk of other models in another newsletter. In the meantime, ask us if you have any queries about any Chordette products.


Having whetted your appetite with our thoughts on the new Chordettes, isn’t it great that we can offer deals on Chordette too, just in time for Xmas.

Buy any 3 Chordette units (excludes Gem model) and get the Chordette Coupe Carry (worth £420) absolutely FREE!

We’d recommend

1. Scamp power amp, Qute HD DAC and Prime preamp as being a great combination at £3660 (should be £4080 at full price).

Or how about

2. Scamp as integrated amp, Qute HD DAC and Toucan Blue bluetooth headphone amplifier? These would make a fantastic set up at £2970 (should be £3390 full retail).

Not to be used in conjunction with any other offers.

Please let us know if you need short interconnects to connect them and we’ll tell you about the Chord range designed specifically for Chordette.


Audioquest Dragonfly USB STICK DAC

Audioquest Dragonfly USB STICK DACThis is about the size of a normal usb memory stick but has a high quality DAC built in. Output is to 3.5mm jack that you can plug headphones into directly or you can use to output to a headphone amplifier or home hi-fi amplifier with appropriate cables. Think about it, you’re on the train with your Mac/PC and can plug the Audioquest Dragonfly DAC into a usb socket to bypass the soundcard and give you sweet music from the high quality in-built DAC..

View the Audioquest Dragonfly here

Audioquest USB Cables

Audioquest USB Digital Audio CablesIf you’re outputting from your PC/Mac to the usb input on your hi-fi dac using standard cables, you could be missing a BIG trick. Audioquest’s new USB range goes from £25 to £469 in 5 models called Forest, Cinnamon, Carbon, Coffee and Diamond, the last two featuring Audioquest’s amazing DBS Dielectric Biasing System.

View the Audioquest USB Cables here
That’s all for this time. Merry Xmas to all our customers and thanks for your support this year. We look forward to serving you again next year as we ride out the economic downturn and continue to take our little Audio Elevation brand forwards into 2013.

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All prices include free UK shipping so the price you see above is the price you pay.


December 12, 2012 at 10:27 am Leave a comment

September 2011 Newsletter – Hi-Fi Racks, WBT Connectors, iBasso.

Audio Elevation September 2011 Newsletter

Time for another newsletter it seems and, now the kids have gone back to school and the nights are drawing in, we head towards the Xmas rush. Let’s hope there is one this year!

Here’s the latest news for you early Xmas shoppers…

Hi-Fi Racks – new range of furniture

Hi-Fi Racks Podium Reference Hifi Support Rack Solid oak racks that are things of beauty, whilst also being good for the sound of your system. We’ve taken on the Hi-Fi Racks brand recently and there is a range of products and some nice pictures to give you an idea of what you’re getting. This is a family business and it’s all Made In England. You don’t hear that too often so let’s support small manufacturing and get ourselves a perfect hi-fi rack that even the other half will love. Made to your order and, if you have bespoke requirements, these guys are only too happy to help. Usually shipped to your door within 3/4 weeks, get your orders in now to have these in your lounge before Xmas.

Range can be seen here… Hi-fi Racks

WBT Connectors

WBT 0152 Cu Topline Nextgen RCA Phono ConnectorsYou may not know that we are an agent in the UK for the huge range of WBT connectors available. These are very highly regarded, high quality components that can make a difference to your system. Too many to carry but the entire catalogue is available to order so check out our products pages for a few of them and contact us if you need any more information, prices etc. WBT Connectors

iBasso Clearout

We have a mixed bag of the excellent iBasso products that, in very limited numbers, are now available at a discount to clear. All prices include FREE UK shipping.

CB07 lead T3 Alps headphone amp D4 DAC and headphone amp D10 DAC and headphone amp
8x CB07 lead – short lead to connect ipod from dock to 3.5mm input (eg headphone amp) £26.95 rrp, yours for £19 each. 1x T3 Alps headphone amp £119 rrp, yours for £79 1x D4 DAC and headphone amp £225 rrp, yours for £165 2x D10 DAC and headphone amp (top of range). £264 rrp, yours for £199 each.


Usher BE718 Tiny Dancer standmount speakers

Speakers – Usher Audio Demonstrators

We have for sale our dem pair of Usher BE718 Tiny Dancer standmount speakers. Amazing speakers, as the reviews will tell you. These are not shrinking violets and give you the music up-front, really putting the musicians in the room with you. These retail at £1599. Our delightful white pair with the rosewood side cheeks can be had for just £1199, including FREE UK shipping.

Graham Slee Sale Items

We have the following available at discount prices

Voyager Portable Headphone Amplifier Novo Headphone Amplifier
Voyager Portable Headphone Amplifier – customer return, not even run in. rrp £188, yours for £150. Novo Headphone Amplifier – opened box only, never used. rrp £250, yours for £220.

First come, first served on these offers, which are not available for purchase on our website so call now.

That’s all until next time. As usual, if you need anything, get in touch and we’ll try our best to help.

0800 035 1620

All prices include free UK shipping so the price you see above is the price you pay. First come, first served. To secure, call us FREE on 0800 035 1620.

Call FREE on 0800 035 1620 to discuss these or any other requirements.

September 21, 2011 at 1:09 pm Leave a comment

August 2011 Newsletter – Summer Sale!

Audio Elevation Summer Sale 2011!

We think this is a “first” in Audio Elevation history – a sale! What you’ll find below is a small collection of kit that we’ve amassed that we’re now able to release at special prices. Remember, this information is coming to you first as you’re signed up to our Newsletters so be quick before this information goes on the website, our blog and Facebook!

CD Players/DACs

Shanling CD2000 – Excellent condition, boxed, remote etc. Very competent performer. £595 (£895 rrp.)

Plinius CD101 – top player, remote control, very controlled and detailed sound. Exc. cond. and just back from being updated at Plinius UK. Bargain at £2695 (£4100 rrp)

Stello CDT100 Transport AND multi input DA100 Signature DAC. Again, top condition mid-sized units, be different to the crowd with these great performers. Boxed/instructions etc. Package price £1095 (£1500 rrp).

Firestone Spitfire MkI DAC – These were £250 but then the MkII (with usb) came out. If you can do without USB, get the MkI and save £s. Limited stocks, all brand new and boxed. Were £199, now £179.


Creek OBH21 Headphone Amplifier (trade in). Owned by a good customer of ours who traded up from this, an excellent starting point. Box etc included, super condition. Just £125 (£245 rrp).

Tom Evans Vibe pre-amp – oh baby! This is our dem and can be upgraded with the Pulse 2 power supply when you have a spare two grand lying around! Exc. cond. One of the best pre amps you can buy and Tom is a great guy too. Only £2495 (£3000 rrp).

Rothwell Auriga Pre-amp – argh not this too!? Yes, this is Andrew Rothwell’s fine valve preamplifier. Really well made and sounds magical. You can’t believe how good this is. Top cond. Yours for £1150 (£1400 rrp).


Firestone Libby DAC and Headphone Amplifier – multi spec dac and head amp. Brand new and boxed. £499 (£595 rrp).

Firestone Rubby DAC and Integrated Amplifier – dac and 44w p/channel integrated amp. Minimal use by us only. Use either digital inputs or single analogue input for use with hi-fi or digital/computer sources. £599 (£720 rrp).


Gershman X Cube – you’ve seen these mentioned by us before. Big speakers but, if you have a big room and a big amp…ooh. Few minor dings but you’ll not be able to see them when they have you pinned to the wall…£1995 (£4700 rrp).

Monopulse Model 42A – these do bags of bass, bags of detail, bags of everything but all the time it’s like they’re not even trying. Great performers. In grey cloth with optional outer steels. These are the lower power version of the flagship A model at £3445! You’ll not get even close to the sound at just £1795 (£2495 rrp).


SRM Arezzo Basic turntable – our dem, immac. cond. Includes Moth MkI (OEM Rega RB251) arm and a well used AT95E cartridge. Can be upgraded to Kinetic or Ultra levels later. Just £599 (£850 rrp).

SRM Arezzo Ultra turntable – our dem, immac. cond. Only used by us. Includes Moth MkIII (OEM Rega RB301) tonearm – just add your cartridge. Ultra model has lid and isolation platform included. Yours for £1450 (£1900 rrp).

Townshend Rock 7 with trough. Includes Incognito rewired Moth MKIII (OEM Rega RB301) and Benz Micro Gold MC cartridge. Bass and detail retrieval fantastic as a result of the clever design. £1950 (£2400 rrp).


Benz Micro Gold Low Output MC – brand new and boxed. £199 (£265 rrp).

Benz Micro Silver High Output MC – brand new and boxed £199 (£265 rrp).

Benz Micro Ace L S Low Output MC – brand new and boxed – £475 (£575 rrp).


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All prices include free UK shipping so the price you see above is the price you pay. First come, first served. To secure, call us FREE on 0800 035 1620.

Call FREE on 0800 035 1620 to discuss these or any other requirements.

September 21, 2011 at 12:04 pm Leave a comment

July 2011 Newsletter – Icon Audio, Fidelity Audio

Audio Elevation Newsletter July 2011.

OK, you’ve noticed that we missed June’s newsletter by now so we’ll not dwell on the fact that we simply forgot to do one last month and move swiftly onto this month’s news….


This is a brand we’ve wanted for a long time. What’s made it sweeter in the end is that Icon actually approached us and asked us to represent them in Yorkshire. They obviously saw that we aligned with them very well and we jumped at the chance to get onboard.

We hope to build up dem stock over time but have just taken delivery of the first units.

MP3 Mini Valve Amplifier…£399.

Geneva Sound SystemsSET valve amp with just 5w per channel but don’t be fooled. I have them driving Monopulse A (£3445) floorstanders and they fill my 13×17 foot room here with music with the volume at 12 o’clock position.

Even though I’m still running this in, it doesn’t take much critical listening of your favoured CDs/records to know this is an outstanding hi-fi product. We previously liked the Fatman hybrid valve amp (Carbon Edition), which is in the same price range, for it’s warm valve sound but this is a different class. Fit, finish, build quality etc are all in a different league to the Fatmen (and remember we DO like the Fatman!). RCA input for CD etc plus a 3.5mm mp3 player input mean you have the flexibility and switchable headphone/speaker output gives you access to an excellent headphone amplifier with 6.3mm jack socket on the front panel. Love it.

HP8 MkII Headphone Amplifier…£499.

Geneva Sound SystemsThis is the other product that we’ve actually got our hands on, although the box is not open yet. Single Ended Triode design with class A output so we expect lovely valve sound and enough drive to match with any/all headphone designs. This is very much “anti” the other designs that we know well out there from Graham Slee, Heed, Lehmann etc and we have high hopes that it will offer sound quality that you’ll want to sit and listen to for a long time without fatigue.

Icon products are finished to order so, if you purchase from the website, note there will be a short delay before we can deliver. Worth the wait, though.

View the Icon products here….

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Geneva Sound SystemsFed up of the poor quality switched mode power supply (SM-PS) that came as standard with your audio equipment? Upgrade now with fantastic regulated linear power supplies from Fidelity Audio – usually shipped within a few days of order.

Available now for

  • Arcam Dac PSU
  • Beresford Dac PSUs
  • Cambridge Audio PSUs
  • Graham Slee PSUs
  • M2Tech PSU
  • Musical Fidelity V-DAC PSUs
  • Musical Fidelity X Series PSUs
  • Lumagen Radiance PSUs
  • Onkyo ND-S1 PSUs
  • Squeezebox PSUs
  • Technics 1210 MKII PSU

Price examples – Dacmagic £185, Squeezebox £245.

Power Supply Upgrades can be found here

If your model is not listed at present, just give us a ring and we’ll take your order by phone.

0800 035 1620


OK, that’s another newsletter done and hopefully something of interest to whet your appetite and loosen the grip on your wallet! As usual, visit the website, have a browse, email/call if you need anything.

Call FREE on 0800 035 1620 to discuss these or any other requirements.

September 21, 2011 at 12:03 pm Leave a comment

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