May 2011 Newsletter – Creek, Epos, Custom Design and Geneva Sound Systems

Creek and Epos Specials – blink and you’ll miss them…

We have a very limited number of Creek items that we’ll let you have for a fraction of their list price but this is only available to our Newsletter subscribers and their family/friends. These items won’t be visible on our website, ebay etc. See below:-

Creek Destiny 2 Amplifier in Black rrp £1595 – offer price £1295.
Creek Destiny 2 CD Player in Black rrp £1395 – offer price £1195.

Creek Evo 2 Amplifier in Silver rrp £665 – offer price £495.
Creek Evo 2 CD Player in Silver rrp £665 – offer price £495.

Creek 5350 Amplifier in Silver rrp £1075 – offer price £895.

Epos M16i floorstanders in Red Cherry rrp £975 – offer price £695.
Epos AVS5.1 AV Speakers in “Piano” Black Gloss (4 satellites, centre, sub) rrp £995 – offer price £695.

All items are brand new, boxed etc and the price includes UK shipping. All are current models, except AVS5.1 which has now been discontinued.

Please call to check availability, whilst firmly holding your credit card in the other hand!

0800 035 1620

 

Custom Design FS104 Signature Speaker StandsCustom Design FS104 Signature Speaker Stands.

These are top notch stands in black with brushed chrome uprights. We were putting an order together for a customer who changed his mind so we had the stands delivered here anyway. If you’re looking for an alternative to the Partington stands, these are it. Brand new, boxed. Usual rrp £229. Yours for £189 inc. UK shipping. One pair only – call now (not available online). Ready to ship/collect.

0800 035 1620

 

Geneva Sound Systems

A new brand for us, though a brand we’ve had in our sights for some time now. It definitely fits the bill for Audio Elevation as we do like to be a bit different from the masses, if possible. This is lifestyle hi-fi at its best. Who wouldn’t want these systems in their home? We think everyone will, as do the UK arm of Geneva, who are placing it in such outlets as The Conran Shop and our very own Audio Elevation. Nice.

Geneva Sound SystemsModel range is simple – S, M, L, XL and XXL models – just like buying a shirt – just pick your size and off you go to the checkout.

Remember, these are all in one systems so include CD (where specified), ipod/iphone dock, amplifier, FM radio, speakers. Just one mains wire so no spaghetti out the back. Got another source (mp3 player, sky box etc)? That’s ok as there are additional inputs (3.5mm on all but also RCA on larger models) to cater for those too.

Fit and finish is superb, with gloss finishes, real woods, hand crafted manufacture all included as standard.

Prices from £299 to £2499.

View Geneva Sound Systems here

 

That’s all for this time. Enjoy your system, whatever it is and, if we can help take it to the next level, just let us know.

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

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September 21, 2011 at 12:01 pm Leave a comment

April 2011 Newsletter – Pro-ject, Audioquest.

Spring is sprung it seems and we have more deals and special offers this month so sit back, relax, make sure the boss isn’t looking over your shoulder and read on…

Pro-ject Box Design Package Deals.

Pro-ject is a master of the small box, big sound idea so here are 3 systems (including interconnect and speaker wire) to tempt you by their simple effectiveness and the savings you’re making over the cost of the individual items by buying as a package.

Pro-ject Box Design Package 1Box Design Package 1 (all in one ipod system – just add ipod, iphone or ipad) – £599

Dock Box Vi, Amp Box stereo power amplifier, Speaker Box 4 speakers, interconnect and 2x 3m speaker cable.

VIEW FULL DETAILS OR PLACE AN ORDER

 

 

Pro-ject Box Design Package 3Box Design Package 3 (all in one ipod/FM tuner system – just add ipod, iphone or ipad) – £699

Dock Box Fi, Receiver Box (with FM tuner), Speaker Box 5, interconnect and 2x 3m speaker cable.

VIEW FULL DETAILS OR PLACE AN ORDER

 

 

Pro-ject Box Design Package 5Box Design Package 5 (all in one PC/Laptop system – just add PC/Laptop/other digital source) – £649

DAC Box USB, Amp Box and Speaker Box 5, interconnect and 2x 3m speaker cable. Note: You’ll need a coaxial, toslink or usb cable from computer to DAC Box USB in this package.

VIEW FULL DETAILS OR PLACE AN ORDER

 

Audioquest Madness – 10% off during April 2011.

That’s right, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to knock 10% off all Audioquest purchases over £50 during April 2011. Remember, you already get free UK shipping so it just gets better. Top products and a massive range (includes HDMI cables, switchers etc. for your TV system as well as the usual audio cables). New system, time for an upgrade? All you have to do is spend more than £50 to save 10%! Custom lengths, terminations etc usually possible.

View Audioquest products here

Use Voucher Code AQ10April2011 at checkout to claim your discount online,
or call for a quote specific to your requirements and ask about your discount then.

That’s it for this time – don’t delay in getting in touch or you’ll miss out on the deals!

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

September 21, 2011 at 11:59 am Leave a comment

March 2011 Newsletter – Roksan, Pro-ject plus Bargains!

We’re having a clear out this month – read on for the bargains…

But first…

Roksan K2 Deal

Roksan have won more awards than we’ve had hot dinners when it comes to their K2 range of amplifier, cd player and speakers. Peaking at £900 per item, these are now available at £750 per item, making them even more special. We’ve taken it one step further than that so, if you’re in the market for 2 of these items (eg amp and cd player, cd player and speakers), we’re doing them for £1400 for the pair, saving you another £100. No wait, there’s more!! Have all 3 (amp, cd player and speakers) and they can be in your home (UK shipping is free) for £1999 (saving £251!!). The hotline is now open on this but be quick!

VIEW FULL DETAILS OR PLACE AN ORDER

(offer applies to Roksan K2 amplifier, K2 cd player, K2 speakers only and for a limited time at our discretion).

Roksan K2 Deal

ORDER NOW

Pro-ject Turntable Deals

Yes, more deals this month and it’s Pro-ject turntables and arms, together with superb Ortofon cartridges.

The Project Xperience X Pack includes the Project Xperience Acrylic turntable, Ortofon Rondo Red cartridge and a Project Speed box. The cost of buying these products individually would be £1275 but it is available as the X Pack for just £1050.

The Xperience 2 Pack consists of an acrylic Xperience with the Ortofon 2M Blue. At £775, you’re saving £155 against buying the items separately or, put another way, it’s like getting the 2M Blue for free.

Both the above mentioned packs come with the Project 9c tone arm which is included in the package. This alone has a price of £310 if bought individually so what a saving!

The final pack is the Xperience V Pack which includes the Xperience in acrylic, Ortofon Vivo Blue and the Project Evolution tone-arm. The individual cost of these items would be £1820 but this is available as the V Pack for £1000 so represents the best value of the lot. Wow!

Clearance Items

Spring cleaning time! We have collected a lot of demo kit, a few customer returns, the odd part ex etc. These tend to loiter about and don’t get advertised to the general public. However, there are bargains to be had, which is why it’s a good idea to sign up to this newsletter. If there’s anything here of interest, call asap to secure. Once it’s gone, it’s..well you get the idea.

Gershman X Cube (rrp £4700). Dem units, hardly used but about 3/4 years old. Gathering dust, which is a shame. Couple of nicks. In mahogany. Think of those Wilson Puppy type speakers and you’ll know these are big, big speakers. £2500 worth of 2 way speaker sits on £2200 worth of subwoofer beneath. Just £1995. Collection by sturdy men preferred. Inc boxes. Add £100 if you want them shipping.

Plinius CD101 CD player inc remote, box, instructions etc. (rrp £4100). Excellent condition in black finish. Our dem model. £2995.

SRM-Tech Arezzo Ultra turntable, inc Shelter 201 MM cartridge, Moth MkIII (OEM Rega RB301) arm with tungsten counterweight (rrp £2100ish). Our dem. The Ultra comes with the mega cover, isolation platform, power supply upgrade and kinetic (flywheel/pulley) upgrade. Excellent all round condition and sounds fab. Yours for £1500.

SRM-Tech Arezzo Basic turntable, inc Audio Technica AT95E MM cartridge and Moth MkI (OEM Rega RB251) tonearm (rrp £900ish). You still get the fantastic Arezzo but miss out on the power supply and kinetic upgrades (you can upgrade later of course). Great timing, rock solid performer. Pristine, £650.

Townshend Rock 7 turntable with trough, inc Benz Micro MC cartridge, Moth MkIII (OEM Rega RB301) arm with Incognito rewire and tungsten counterweight (rrp £2300ish). What a deck! What looks, strange but effective air bellows suspension system, heavyweight platter and the famous Townshend trough full of silicone fluid to act as a damper at the cartridge end. Oops, bit of fluid spilled on the body – my fault, nothing terminal. Otherwise excellent. £1500 only.

Firestone Audio Cute Beyond Class A Headphone amp. (rrp £195). Customer return, immaculate, inc box. £149

Firestone Audio Supplier Power Supply (rrp £118). Customer return, immaculate, inc box. £75.

Firestone Audio Big Joe III power amp/single input integrated amp. and DAC (rrp £359). Been on loan with a customer in need. Coming back now. Class as used. No box but we’ll find something suitable. £199.

Firestone Audio Spitfire MkI DAC. Note this does NOT have the USB input that features on the MkII. If you don’t need it, it’s otherwise exactly the same. MkII versions are now £259 but we have a number of MkIs here at £199. 5 stars in What Hi-Fi?

Lehmann Black Cube Linear Headphone amplifier in black finish (rrp £750). Customer return and immaculate with box, instructions etc. We let a customer try this for a fortnight. He did, then safely put it back in the box and returned it. V little use. £595.

Creek OBH21 Headphone amplifier (rrp £239). P/ex from a trusted source. Great condition, silver front. Includes power supply, box etc. £125 only.

Creek Destiny 2 Integrated amplifier in silver (rrp £1595). Our dem and what an amp. Active and passive pre amp sections, AV input, excellent headphone amp, full remote, can be used as integrated, pre or power amp, 100+w per channel. Very detailed, controlled, powerful. It’s only here cos we figure everything must go! Boxed, instructions, as new. £1295.

That’s all folks! Remember, if you’d like something here, get in touch fast. Don’t wait to ask the wife, just do it. You can always tell her later. Or not.

March 14, 2011 at 12:16 pm Leave a comment

February 2011 Newsletter – Firestone Audio, Quadral Loudspeakers and David Wiener Collection (DWC).

Firestone Rubby DAC/Integrated Amplifier

It seems we always have something nice to say about Firestone Audio and their latest Rubby DAC/Amp is a gem. Rubby (Ruby?) – Gem – geddit? Well, close enough.

It’s an upsampling/oversampling DAC with USB, optical and coaxial connections, linked to a 44W per channel class D amplifier All in one tidy cute case. No remote so you need to get up from the sofa once in a while. That’s the daily exercise class taken care of. All the Firestone equipment is small and this is roughly half-width of full size separates. We’re using it with the digital out from a CD player to good effect but it has the obvious use for those with computer audio desperate to listen in good quality.

The sound is quite airy and detailed, very likeable.

£685 is the price. Link to product details/pictures here

Order Now – direct from our website


Quadral Loudspeakers

Remember that name? Some of you will, we’re sure. Well, after a spell in the wilderness, they’re back in the UK with new distribution and Audio Elevation is the first to take them on.

View the Quadral Loudspeaker range here

Starting under £100 and covering many price points, the brand offers pure stereo speakers, together with AV packages, so these should find a wide audience. Nothing wrong with the way they look and, although we’ve not had them in yet, the sound promises a lot too. This could become a mainstream brand if all goes well so remember who told you about it first!

David Wiener Collection (DWC)

Well, we’ve saved the best until last and we’re not talking about the guy’s name!

DWC were commissioned by no less than Ferrari (yes, that Ferrari) to produce a pair of loudspeakers worthy of the famous Italian marque and, if you see the pictures of them, you’ll see how they managed to achieve that.

However, they also produce products that us mere mortals can consider. All qualify as hi-fi jewellery before you even switch them on. There’s the DWC Art.Station, Art.Suono, Art.Studio+ and Art.Solista, details of which can be found below

View the David Wiener Collection (DWC) here

Not much room here for explanation so have a browse and make your own mind up. Carbon fibre, aluminium, red “start” buttons like on a racing car…mmm….we like….

The reason for bringing these to your attention now is that they are being sold by us alone in the UK in VERY LIMITED NUMBERS. So, if you want to be different to everyone else you know, step forward with your curser hovering over the “Add to basket” button and we’ll do what we can to make sure you are one of the exclusive few.

That’s all for this month. As usual, thanks for your support and, any questions, please ask.

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

February 20, 2011 at 9:36 am Leave a comment

January 2011 Newsletter, feat. Olive 3HD, Roth Audio and VAT News.

Happy New Year to all and thank you for your support in 2010!

VAT Increase

As if you haven’t heard already, VAT went up to 20% on 4th Jan 2011. Our response? Well, so far, nothing. We’ve kept 2010 prices and will continue to do so for as long as we can.

That said, some manufacturers have put up prices regardless of the VAT situation so we’ll have to adjust some of our pricing to keep up.

OLIVE 3HD MUSIC SERVER

The Olive is the size of a normal CD player yet has a hard drive onboard that will store all your CDs, which you then access via the touchscreen (includes album artwork etc) whilst all those bulky CDs gather dust in your loft. Simple to use, remote control, 1000s of internet radio stations, ethernet connection to your router and great sound quality too. £899 in black or silver funky finish.

Upgrade to the Olive 4HD and you get bigger hard drive, better quality recording and wireless connection to your router. £2200.

More money than sense? Get the Olive 6HD for the ultimate Olive experience but be prepared to spend £4600 for the priviledge.

Want multi room use? The Olive 2 Player picks up all the music held on your main Olive and plays it through the amplifier/speakers in another room. Or 10 rooms for that matter. £699.

Queue here…

Olive 3HD Multi Room Hi-Fi Music Server

 Roth AudioMaybe you’ve heard of the Roth MC4 Music Coccoon? A valve amplifier/ipod dock for your desktop/small room system for reasonable money.

Did you know Roth also produce a range of tasty looking speakers too? Their OL range has been upgraded to the OLi range (no, we don’t think that means fuel injection either) in a range consisting of 5 models from £109 to £799. Check out the Roth range here

Roth Audio MC4 Music Cocoon Valve Amplifier/iPod DockRoth Audio OLi30 Floorstanding Loudspeakers

That’s all for this time. Look out for the next newsletter and get in touch if we can help with anything to take your hi-fi to another level.

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January 7, 2011 at 9:07 am Leave a comment

December 2010 Newsletter, feat. TEAC, Firestone and VAT News.

Hi All,Newsletter December 2010, posted here for completeness in January 2011!

Ho ho ho, it’s Xmas. You can almost hear Noddy Holder if you listen closely enough…well he’s bound to be singing it somewhere.

What’s new this festive season?

TEAC Reference 380 Series Offer

tyThis is what TEAC do very well – small boxes that look neat, have lots of toys included and sound very nice too. The Reference 380 Series is a 3 box package that should retail at £599. Comprises A-H380 amplifier, PD-H380 CD / USB player and T-H380DNT tuner in a high quality package at a reasonable price? Wow, I’m already interested…

However, whilst stocks last, we’re offering the whole thing for just £499 including FREE UK delivery! Time to treat yourself or someone close to you perhaps. Follow the link

Order Now – direct from our website

– first come first served so don’t hang about.

Firestone Spitfire MkII DAC Update

Orders for these DACS have shown we have many savvy customers out there. Take a £250 product that gets 5 stars, add USB input and reduce the price to £150 at the same time…hmm..no brainer. Still available but be quick to avoid disappointment. After Xmas, we expect these to be at least £250.

We include the details again below…

Firestone Audio Spitfire DAC – Xmas offer!

You may already have seen this product get 5 stars in What Hi-Fi? magazine recently at the retail price of £250. Imagine how many stars it’s worth now that Firestone are doing a Xmas special price of £150 (saving £100!!!) and throwing in special Xmas wrapping too. Available in limited numbers so order now.

Order Now – direct from our website

VAT Update

Don’t forget that VAT increases in January 2011 to 20%. Buying now therefore will save you money as, much as we’d like to, we won’t be able to hold off increasing our prices forever.

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

January 7, 2011 at 8:58 am Leave a comment

Audio Elevation on Facebook!

Look at us, all trendy and down with the kids.

We’ve never had a facebook page for Audio Elevation and there’s no reason why we shouldn’t, so now we have done one.  When you’re on Facebook, search “Audio Elevation” (yes, it’s not too original we know that) and, when you’ve found our page, just click “Like” in the same way as you would when your mates post an awful joke on fb.

That way, when we post something, you’ll be hearing about it immediately and it will relieve the boredom when you’re sitting on a train or having a conversation with somebody very boring (those are just examples – feel free to do other things too).

Ian tells me we’ll have special offers and that’s where you’ll find out about them.  That sounds like giving money away to me so it’s more likely you’ll hear about new products there, ex-dem items for sale or news of what’s happening in the world of Audio Elevation.

Stay tuned.

November 30, 2010 at 12:18 pm Leave a comment

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