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HiFi Lounge
17-09-2014, 07:54
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Hi Everyone,

Wow, where did that last year go, it only seems like yesterday that we were preparing for our 1st anniversary and here we are a year later making plans for our 2nd Anniversary. This is a very special one for me as when we were discussing starting a HiFi shop I hoped we would make it to 2 years as I knew we had enough money to pay the rent till then but I had no idea what would be in store after that, luckily everyone has been brilliant and we are still here and fighting fit, so thanks to everyone who has helped support us so far and has made this the perfect job, well that is if you can call it work :-)

So after the success of last years vinyl bash we promised to make it a yearly anniversary event, this year it is made even more special as we are holding it in collaboration with Rega, probably the worlds most Iconic and successful turntable manufacturer around who have been making turntables for over 40 years now. There arenít many vinyl lovers who havenít owned a Rega deck at some point in their lives, so Rob from Rega will be here all day to answer any questions you may have and to help spin the tunes all day.

As last year Chris, and hopefully Martin, will be coming along with their great selection of new and used vinyl for sale, this proved extremely popular last year, and ended up costing me a small fortune as I couldnít resist adding to our collection, if I remember right we went on late into the evening with people still buying vinyl at 8pm, then running upstairs to put it on for a quick listen, be warned, buying vinyl can become a real addiction.

This year we will have 2 vinyl systems setup, downstairs we will be running the excellent Rega RP6 with a Dynavector 10x5 cartridge, a match made in heaven in my opinion, we will run this through the Fono MM Phono Stage going into the excellent Rega Elicit-R amp with a pair of Rega speakers which are to be confirmed. In our upstairs demo room will be running the stunning RP10 turntable with the Apheta cartridge, if you love your vinyl you really do need to hear this turntable, we will run that into Regaís Reference Ios phono stage then into the Rega Osiris flagship amplifier and a pair of PMC Fact.12ís or Twenty.26ís to finish of the system. Donít tell anyone but there were rumours that Rega may be able to bring along their state of the art Naiad £30,000 turntable, this is far from guaranteed as none are available just yet but we live in hope :-)

In celebration of our 2nd Anniversary and as part of our partnership with Rega we are offering some special packages for any Turntables purchased on the day, please see below for more details -

1, Buy a RP1, RP1 Performance or RP3 Turntable and receive a Fono Mini A2D phono stage worth £89 absolutely free.

2, Buy a RP6 Turntable and receive a Fono MM Phono Stage worth £198 absolutely free.

3, Buy a RP8 or RP10 Turntable with the Rega Apheta Cartridges and save 50% off the price from a Aria Phono Stage, so £399 instead of £798.

You can see the full Rega range on our website below -

http://hifilounge.co.uk/rega

This event last year was great fun, one of the best we did, this year to keep it fresh we would like to try and do it with a 1970ís theme, donít worry you havenít got to dress up in flares and wear flowery skirts, but please feel free to do so if you want to :-) It would be great if we can play 70ís music all day as it was such a brilliant era for music in general. I will need some help here though as I havenít got loads of 70ís vinyl what with being a bit of an 80ís boy. So if youíve got any vinyl from that era that youíd like to hear through a great system please feel free to bring it in, this can be from any genre from dance, jazz, blues and rock etc.

We will have croissants and coffee for breakfast with nibbles throughout the day, so look forward to seeing as many of you as possible to help celebrate our 2nd Birthday but more importantly to have the chance to play some great music throughout the day.

Here are a couple of pictures rom last years event -

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Cheers,
Paul.

HiFi Lounge
14-10-2014, 10:41
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Hi Everyone,

Just thought Iíd write a quick post as a gentle reminder to everyone regarding our 2nd Anniversary vinyl bash in collaboration with Rega this Saturday the 18th.

If you love your vinyl, as we do, then this is certainly an open day not to miss as Chris will be here, as he was last year, with a great selection of new and used vinyl for sale, this year he has a credit card machine so beware as once you start flicking through all that vinyl it can become quite addictive :-)

This year we are holding the day with Rega, surely the most well known turntable brand in the world, they have been making decks for over 40 years now, Rob from Rega will be here to help run the day and answer any questions you have, more info below -

http://www.rega.co.uk/hi-fi-lounge-vinyl-open-day-18th-october.html

This yearís theme is 70ís vinyl, I have been buying up some 70ís vinyl from ebay lately and also bought the first 3 Led Zeppelin albums but we definitely need a greater selection so please start flicking through your vinyl collection and bring along any of your favourites from the 1970ís as for me it really was a great era with such a diverse selection which should make it a real fun day.

We will be running a reference Rega system upstairs with their stunning RP10 and downstairs we will run a more modest Rega system comprising of the excellent RP6 turntable, and donít forget for any Turntable purchases on the day we will be doing special offers on Rega phono stages, details below -

1, Buy a RP1, RP1 Performance or RP3 Turntable and receive a Fono Mini A2D phono stage worth £89 absolutely free.

2, Buy a RP6 Turntable and receive a Fono MM Phono Stage worth £198 absolutely free.

3, Buy a RP8 or RP10 Turntable with the Rega Apheta Cartridges and save 50% off the price from a Aria Phono Stage, so £399 instead of £798.

You can read more from my original blog regarding the open day below -

http://hifilounge.tumblr.com/post/97717171673/2nd-anniversary-vinyl-bash-in-conjunction-with-rega

Both Wendy and myself really hope that as many of you can come along to help us celebrate our 2nd anniversary along with all things round and plastic this Saturday, particularly from the 1970ís, as last years event was really good fun so canít wait to do it all again :-)

Thanks,

Paul

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HiFi Lounge
17-10-2014, 16:06
Hi all,

Just a quick update to say that we have been busy setting up all day today but are now all ready for a 70ís vinyl fest tomorrow :-)

Iíve been sorting through all my records and actually have more 70ís vinyl than I thought, Iíve been listening to quite a lot of it today to get the vibe going but I resisted listening to Saturday Night Fever as I thought we should save that till tomorrow :-)

Anyway hope to see a few of you tomorrow for what will be a fun day.

Cheers,

Paul.

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