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  1. #1
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    Hi everyone, we're hoping this will become a weekly post. With us aiming to publish a new article every Friday or Saturday.

    The idea is to give you an insight into our working week here at Fanthorpes HiFi. With what demonstrations we are doing in store and in customers’ homes, services we offer, as well as give you an insight into the distances we travel over a working week.

    Hope you enjoy the read…


    Monday 19th March

    This week kicks off with a nice Ortofon cartridge set up. We’re traveling just south of the river Humber to Lincoln, a customer contacted us asking for our advice on a cartridge upgrade for his Project Xtension 10 turntable. The Xtension 10 came fitted with the 2M bronze cartridge, but he has now made the jump up to the Ortofon 2M Black.



    Tuesday 20th March

    Tuesday sees us kick thing of with another turntable install, only this one is a little further away. We’ll be heading down to Brighton on the south coast. We try our best to group jobs together that are as far away as Brighton is, so we’ve got a few jobs lined up for Tuesday.

    As I mentioned before though, first up is a turntable install. This customer part exchanging their AVID Ingenium turntable, beyerDynamic AKT5P headphones and Astell and Kern AK240 against the AVID Diva II SP turntable.

    Once that is all set up, we’ll be heading to our second job in Brighton, this time a home audition. Electronics wise we’ll set up the Luxman L-590AX II Integrated and DA-06 DAC set up alongside the Innuos Zenith and Project Xtension 10 turntable, with the PMC Fact 12 or Twenty5 26 as options for speakers.

    For our last installation of the day we head back up north, only slightly, to Rochester to set up a Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista 800 Amplifier. This big, robust integrated is being part exchanged against a Musical Fidelity A300 integrated and A3cr pre amplifier. An upgrade we’re sure our customer will love. They’ve also asked if we could bring along some demo speaker cable, which of course we said yes to.



    Wednesday 21st March

    With the distance travelled and work done on Tuesday we’ll set off from a local hotel. On the way back to Hull we’ll be stopping off in Romford to install another Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista 800, with our customer part exchanging a Sugden Masterclass IA-4. Making the switch from one big integrated to another.


    Thursday 22nd March

    Thursday we have a couple of demos. In the morning a customer is bringing in their Cyrus Stream X Signature for a firmware upgrade, while this is happening he’s asked to hear both the Innuos Zen Mini and Zenith in a streamer shoot out.

    Then in the afternoon we have a turntable demonstration to set up. The SME Model 15 is the deck under the spot light, which will be on the Luxman LX-590 integrated using with PMC Fact 12 Speakers.


    Friday 23rd March

    Another day on the road awaits us, with a trip down to Hanley Swan in Worcestershire on the cards. This time it’s a dual REL subwoofer install. We will be picking up two Avantgarde SUB 225 subwoofers and exchanging them for two imposing REL 212/SE Subwoofers.


    Hope you enjoyed the read. Fanthorpes HiFi.

    If you have any questions about the equipment mentioned in this post, please call us on 01482 223096 or email shop@fanthorpes.co.uk


    Trade In
    At Fanthorpes we love to trade in, so if you want to trade in your existing HiFi against new HiFi, contact us and we will let you know what it is worth as a trade in.


    Finance Available
    We can also offer buy now pay later on orders above £400, allowing you to spread or defer your payments over a year.


    Nationwide Delivery and Installation Service
    When you buy equipment from Fanthorpes HiFi, we will provide a nationwide delivery and installation service within mainland UK. Our installer will drive to your house and install your new HiFi. For more information about our delivery and installation service email shop@fanthorpes.co.uk or call 01482 223096.
    Marc

    Website - Fanthorpes Hifi
    Email - shop@fanthorpes.co.uk
    Tel - 01482 223 096

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    PMC Speakers, Chord Electronics, Bryston, Cyrus Audio, Martin Logan, Deivalet, Musical Fidelity, AVID HiFi

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    Hi everyone, its that time of the week again, here is our ‘Week Ahead’ blog post for 26th to 31st of March.

    The idea is to give you an insight into our working week here at Fanthorpes HiFi. With what demonstrations we are doing in store and in customers’ homes, services we offer, as well as give you an insight into the distances we travel over a working week.

    Hope you enjoy the read…

    Monday 26th March
    We get the working week underway with a local install in Hull. After coming in to listen to several options in our demonstration room, our customer opted for the Roksan Caspian amplifier and matching CD Player with KEF R700 speakers. He also invested in Chord Epic speaker cable and a Chord Epic RCA interconnect.


    Tuesday 27th March
    Tuesday is a slightly different day for us. We’ve got the chaps from REL Acoustics popping in to pay us a visit, We’ll make sure the we have a mug of the finest Yorkshire tea ready! It’s always great to see members of the industry pop in, it allows us to turn our focus to a particular brand serving as a nice refresher course and to possibly learn about any new products on the horizon.

    Wednesday 28th March
    Day three of our working week sees us hit the road, this time to Southport Merseyside. This person approached us looking to part exchange their ProAc D28 speakers against the Monitor Audio PL200 II, although they did want to hear the PL200 II before purchasing them. This isn’t a problem for us and have offered a home audition. We’ll set off Wednesday morning and look to get to Southport for around midday, then we can unbox and set up the speakers, making it a hassle free experience.


    Thursday 29th March
    Thursday our good friends PMC Speakers are coming to pay us a visit. As mentioned earlier its always great to see members of the industry, especially ones we work so closely with like PMC. A brew and a lowdown on all the latest PMC Speakers, AVM Audio and Bryston is on the cards.

    Friday 30th March
    We’ve got a demonstration booked on Good Friday, our customer has made their mind up on what speakers they want to purchase, the Dali Epicon 2 standmounts, but now needs to decide on want amplification to use. The demo will pit two fantastic integrated amps against each other, a choice between either the Sugden A21SE or the Musical Fidelity M6Si. A demonstration we’re looking forward to hearing the results of.


    Saturday 31st March
    Our working week and March ends with two Hull based home auditions. First up we are setting up the Leema Agena phono stage in a customer’s house, who is looking to upgrade his phono stage.

    After that we’ll move onto our second home audition which is a power amplifier shoot out. The customer currently uses PMC Twenty5 23 Speakers on a full Cyrus system, but is looking to move from the X200 mono power amplifiers to either the Chord Electronics SPM1200 MKII stereo power amplifier or two Bryston 7B3 mono power amps.

    Hope you enjoyed the read. Fanthorpes HiFi.

    If you have any questions about the equipment mentioned in this post, please call us on 01482 223096 or email shop@fanthorpes.co.uk

    Trade In
    At Fanthorpes we love to trade in, so if you want to trade in your existing HiFi against new HiFi, contact us and we will let you know what it is worth as a trade in.

    Finance Available
    We can also offer buy now pay later on orders above £400, allowing you to spread or defer your payments over a year.

    Nationwide Delivery and Installation Service
    When you buy equipment from Fanthorpes HiFi, we will provide a nationwide delivery and installation service within mainland UK. Our installer will drive to your house and install your new HiFi. For more information about our delivery and installation service email shop@fanthorpes.co.uk or call 01482 223096.
    Marc

    Website - Fanthorpes Hifi
    Email - shop@fanthorpes.co.uk
    Tel - 01482 223 096

    Trade-in your kit

    Interest Free Credit Available


    PMC Speakers, Chord Electronics, Bryston, Cyrus Audio, Martin Logan, Deivalet, Musical Fidelity, AVID HiFi

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    Hi everyone, this edition is a little bit early due to the Easter weekend. We’ve got A slightly shorter week ahead with us being closed on Easter Monday, but still a busy week nonetheless.

    The idea is to give you an insight into our working week here at Fanthorpes HiFi. With what demonstrations we are doing in store and in customers’ homes, services we offer, as well as give you an insight into the distances we travel over a working week.

    Hope you enjoy the read…

    Tuesday 3rd April
    After being closed on the Bank Holiday Monday we open on Tuesday with a speaker demonstration on the cards. This customer is looking to upgrade his speakers, looking to spend around £1000 to £1500. We’ll have a selection of speakers ready in the demo room, It’s a choice between the Monitor Audio Silver 200, Kef R500 or the Dali Opticon 5.

    Wednesday 4th April
    A marathon of a day awaits us on Wednesday. Pinner in Middlesex will be our final destination, but we’ve got to make some stops on the way first. We’ll set off from Hull early and head on out to our first install of the day in Solihull, a customer approached us asking if they could hear the Luxman L-509X amplifier, as they are considering making the switch from a Musical Fidelity Amplifier. Since its on the way (sort of) and we can fit them in. We’ll set up the Luxman amp and leave it with our customer, so he can listen to it alongside his Musical Fidelity amp.

    Once the L-509X install is all complete we’ll be heading down the motor way to Wallingford in Oxfordshire this time to install a pair of PMC Twenty5 23 speakers on a Quad Artera stereo power amplifier and matching Artera CD pre amplifier. When this is all set up, we’ve had a listen with our customer and they’re happy we’ll head down to our final job of the day in Pinner, Middlesex.

    Lastly we have a PMC cor amplifier to install, we’ll also be picking up this customers trade in, which consists of a Quad Elite Pre and Power Amplifier.


    Thursday 5th April
    We’ll set off from a local hotel on Thursday, but before we head off back to Hull we’ve got one more job to do, this time in Cheltenham. We’ll be installing a Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista 800 amplifier and matching Nu-Vista CD Player, speaker wise our customer has opted for a real store favourite the PMC Fact 12. We’re sure this customer will love his new system.


    Friday 6th April
    A short trip across to Rotherham is booked in for Friday, this customer is part exchanging their Arcam AVR400 receiver against the flagship AV Receiver from Arcam the AVR850. This receiver requires a full DIRAC set up. The overall aim on a Dirac install is to reach the situation where all speakers are working together to create a `sound field` around you, correctly recreating the movies sound effects while not making themselves noticeable.

    Our fully trained installer can use DIRAC to allow this using a high quality specially calibrated microphone and the intelligent room analysis software linked to the new range of Arcam receivers. Full frequency sounds are passed into each speaker one at a time, in up to 9 positions in your room which are then picked up by the microphone and loaded into the software.

    This creates accurate waveform graphs of your own rooms actual effect on your systems sound output. By using the DIRAC software, we can adjust these waveforms to more closely match the original movies own soundtrack.

    The overall effect of this provides a clean, detailed sound where no one speaker is directly noticeable, and your attention is focused only on the movie.

    Saturday 7th April
    We wrap the week up with an install and two in store demonstrations. Our install is over in Crewe were our customer is part exchanging a Parasound A23 power amplifier and P5 Pre amplifier, we are also part exchanging a Beyerdynamic A1 headphone amp. All of this will be traded in against a vintage looking Luxman LX-380 integrated amplifier that retails for £5999.

    As mentioned above we also have two demonstrations to set up, first up we have a chap wanting to listen to the Spendor A4 Speakers, he is bringing in his own Arcam Amplification. In the afternoon we have a Roksan Blak demonstration, this customer wants to listen to both the Blak Amplifier and the matching Blak CD Player on a pair of PMC Twenty5 23 speakers.


    Hope you enjoyed the read. Fanthorpes HiFi.

    If you have any questions about the equipment mentioned or services offered in this post, please call us on 01482 223096 or email shop@fanthorpes.co.uk

    Trade In
    At Fanthorpes we love to trade in, so if you want to trade in your existing HiFi against new HiFi, contact us and we will let you know what it is worth as a trade in.

    Finance Available
    We can also offer buy now pay later on orders above £400, allowing you to spread or defer your payments over a year.

    Nationwide Delivery and Installation Service
    When you buy equipment from Fanthorpes HiFi, we will provide a nationwide delivery and installation service within mainland UK. Our installer will drive to your house and install your new HiFi. For more information about our delivery and installation service email shop@fanthorpes.co.uk or call 01482 223096.
    Marc

    Website - Fanthorpes Hifi
    Email - shop@fanthorpes.co.uk
    Tel - 01482 223 096

    Trade-in your kit

    Interest Free Credit Available


    PMC Speakers, Chord Electronics, Bryston, Cyrus Audio, Martin Logan, Deivalet, Musical Fidelity, AVID HiFi

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    Hey everyone, we’re back after the Easter period with an HiFi action packed week ahead!

    The idea is to give you an insight into our working week here at Fanthorpes HiFi. With what demonstrations we are doing in store and in customers’ homes, services we offer, as well as give you an insight into the distances we travel over a working week.

    Hope you enjoy the read…

    Monday 9th April

    We kick the week off with a service call just on the outskirts of Hull, we are taking a Chord Shawline analogue interconnect to use in this customers system as well as to take a look at his turntable, and recommend a phono stage. We have previously set up a Sugden A21SE Integrated alongside a pair of Spendor D7 Speakers and a Chord 2Qute DAC to connect to the existing CD Player.


    Tuesday 10th April

    Tuesday, we hit the road down to Hunstanton in Norfolk, this time for a home audition. We’ll be taking the Martin Logan ESL9 and PMC Twenty5 26 speakers. These are two brands which we are passionate about and can’t wait to see who comes out on top! The customer will be listening to the ESL9 and Twenty5 26 on his existing Bryston pre power amplification.


    Wednesday 11th April

    We are heading just across the Humber Bridge on Wednesday on a couple of ‘local’ jobs. First up we venture down to Grimsby to visit a customer who has made the switch to the Cyrus CD Transport, we’re also a Chord C-Lite optical cable to connect to his existing DAC. Next on the list is a trip to Scunthorpe to install a pair of KEF R300 Speakers, we’ll also be taking in a pair of Celestion A1 Speakers in part exchange.

    Thursday 12th April

    Another home audition is on the cards, this time in Hull. We are taking two preowned amplifiers for the customer to listen to, first up we have a Luxman M600A power amplifier to run alongside his existing pre amplifier. However, this customer is also considering trading in his existing pre power set up against our preowned McIntosh MA7200 integrated amplifier.

    Friday 13th April

    An unlucky day for some, but just another busy day ahead for us. This time we’ve got a home audition of a Cyrus Signature Phono Stage and PSX-R2. This customer is looking to upgrade his phono stage to go alongside his Rega RP10.


    Saturday 14th April

    For the final day of the week we head on down to Kingston Upon Thames to install a high end turntable package. We’ll be setting up an AVID Acutus SP turntable complete with an SME Series V Tonearm and Ortofon Cadenza Red cartridge.


    Back in Hull we have another home audition, this customer already owns PMC Twenty series and is looking to upgrade to the PMC Twenty5 series. We’re installing the PMC Twenty5 subwoofer and bringing the Twenty5 23 so he can have a listen in his system too.

    Hope you enjoyed the read. Fanthorpes HiFi.

    If you have any questions about the equipment mentioned or services offered in this post, please call us on 01482 223096 or email shop@fanthorpes.co.uk

    Trade In
    At Fanthorpes we love to trade in, so if you want to trade in your existing HiFi against new HiFi, contact us and we will let you know what it is worth as a trade in.

    Finance Available
    We can also offer buy now pay later on orders above £400, allowing you to spread or defer your payments over a year.

    Nationwide Delivery and Installation Service
    When you buy equipment from Fanthorpes HiFi, we will provide a nationwide delivery and installation service within mainland UK. Our installer will drive to your house and install your new HiFi. For more information about our delivery and installation service email shop@fanthorpes.co.uk or call 01482 223096.
    Marc

    Website - Fanthorpes Hifi
    Email - shop@fanthorpes.co.uk
    Tel - 01482 223 096

    Trade-in your kit

    Interest Free Credit Available


    PMC Speakers, Chord Electronics, Bryston, Cyrus Audio, Martin Logan, Deivalet, Musical Fidelity, AVID HiFi

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    Hey everyone, after taking a week off from the blog writing we’re back with a bang this week!

    The idea is to give you an insight into our working week here at Fanthorpes HiFi. With what demonstrations we are doing in store and in customers’ homes, services we offer, as well as give you an insight into the distances we travel over a working week.

    If we’re in your area and want to listen to something, let us know and to see if we can pop round and see you.

    Hope you enjoy the read…

    Monday 23rd April

    Our working week gets underway with a service call to Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, this is a customer who has previously bought a pair of PMC Twenty 26 speakers but needs a bass driver replacing. So, we’re jumping into our van, bringing the new bass driver to him and swapping the faulty one out.

    Tuesday 24th April

    Tuesday sees our install team split into two. First up we head just south of the River Humber to Barrow on Humber to retrieve a Project Xtension 10 that isn’t working as it should. We are leaving our demo Xtension 10 with the customer, while his is serviced. The customer is also considering upgrading his phono stage, so we are bringing along a few options for him to listen to.


    While this is going on, our other installer will be on the motorway heading down to Southgate, London to set up a fantastic streaming system. This customer has opted for the Devialet 130 Pro and Innuos Zen Mini.

    Wednesday 25th April

    Another day on the road awaits, this time a venture down to Ipswich to install a pair of KEF Reference One standmount speakers.

    Thursday 26th April

    The travelling continues for us this week, this time to a ‘local’ customer based in York. This customer owns a fantastic system already that consists of a Devialet 1000 Pro, ProJect Signature 10 deck on a pair of Martin Logan speakers. He is looking to add a new streamer to his set up, so we are bringing along the Innuos Zenith for him to audition.


    Friday 27th April

    Friday, we have a big KEF Reference demo booked in. This customer called us to see if they could listen to the KEF Refence 5 speakers, on the Bryston BP26 pre and 4B3 power amp alongside the Chord Electronics DAVE DAC and Innuos Zen music server. A fantastic high end HiFi system we can’t wait to set up.

    Saturday 28th April

    To close the week, we have a Hull customer who would like to hear a Sugden IA-4 integrated, so we are popping to see him and setting the amplifier up alongside his PMC Fact 8 speakers.

    Hope you enjoyed the read. Fanthorpes HiFi.

    If you have any questions about the equipment mentioned or services offered in this post, please call us on 01482 223096 or email shop@fanthorpes.co.uk

    Trade In
    At Fanthorpes we love to trade in, so if you want to trade in your existing HiFi against new HiFi, contact us and we will let you know what it is worth as a trade in.

    Finance Available
    We can also offer buy now pay later on orders above £400, allowing you to spread or defer your payments over a year.

    Nationwide Delivery and Installation Service
    When you buy equipment from Fanthorpes HiFi, we will provide a nationwide delivery and installation service within mainland UK. Our installer will drive to your house and install your new HiFi. For more information about our delivery and installation service email shop@fanthorpes.co.uk or call 01482 223096.
    Marc

    Website - Fanthorpes Hifi
    Email - shop@fanthorpes.co.uk
    Tel - 01482 223 096

    Trade-in your kit

    Interest Free Credit Available


    PMC Speakers, Chord Electronics, Bryston, Cyrus Audio, Martin Logan, Deivalet, Musical Fidelity, AVID HiFi

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    thanks dale for the write up, never realised you got around quite so much !!! amazing . the nu vista seem very popular and would love to know your thoughts on that and the luxman 509
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    Hey everyone, its that time of the week again, when we look at what we’re up to. The year seems to be whizzing by, with this blog post taking us up to the 5th of May! As always, we’ve got another chock-a-block week ahead of us. So, without further ado let’s get started….

    The idea is to give you an insight into our working week here at Fanthorpes HiFi. With what demonstrations we are doing in store and in customers’ homes, services we offer, as well as give you an insight into the distances we travel over a working week.

    As always, if we’re in your area and want to listen to something, let us know and to see if we can pop round and see you.

    Hope you enjoy the read…

    Monday 30th April
    We end April off with a great HiFi installation, we’re heading just outside of Hull to set up a preowned Mesa Boogie Baron valve power amplifier we took in part exchange. This customer is adding this fantastic valve power amplifier to their existing system which consists of an Audiolab pre-amp and Thorens Turntable.

    As well as purchasing the Mesa Boogie Baron, this customer has also purchased an Audiolab 8300CD which is being added to their second system.


    On a side note, the Devialet Phantom Stand offer is due to expire on the 30th April. For a limited time only, you can pair any Phantom with the Treepod, Tree or White Tree stand to deliver optimal listening conditions at a fantastic price, saving you at least £159. You can see the Deivalet Phantom speakers including the stand offer on our website here...

    Tuesday 1st May
    We start May with a visit from our good friends at Dali Speakers. We’ll make sure the we have a mug of the finest Yorkshire tea ready! It’s always great to see members of the industry pop in, it allows us to turn our focus to a particular brand serving as a nice refresher course and to possibly learn about any new products on the horizon.

    Wednesday 2nd May
    Wednesday sees us hit the road and head on down to Kettering. This customer is moving up the PMC Twenty series range. He has decided to part exchange his Twenty 24 which we are picking up and we’ll be dropping off his new Twenty 26 speakers. An upgrade we’re sure he will love.

    Thursday 3rd May
    We have a local home audition of the Innuos Zenith. This customer is looking to take their first steps into the world of streaming. We’re taking the Zenith and setting it up alongside their existing equipment.


    Friday 4th May
    A venture just south of the River Humber is on the cards for Friday, this customer bought a pair of KEF R300 speakers from us recently, unfortunately he seems to be having an issue with them. We’re popping down to see him to collect the R300 speakers, we will also be loaning him our demo pair until the problem is sorted.

    Saturday 5th May
    A free date in out calendar for now! If this fills up at a later date, we’ll update the post and let you know. Alternatively, if you want to take advantage of the services we offer on Saturday 5th drop us an email or give us a call and we’ll try our best to make it happen.

    Hope you enjoyed the read. Fanthorpes HiFi.

    If you have any questions about the equipment mentioned or services offered in this post, please call us on 01482 223096 or email shop@fanthorpes.co.uk

    Trade In
    At Fanthorpes we love to trade in, so if you want to trade in your existing HiFi against new HiFi, contact us and we will let you know what it is worth as a trade in.

    Finance Available
    We can also offer buy now pay later on orders above £400, allowing you to spread or defer your payments over a year.

    Nationwide Delivery and Installation Service
    When you buy equipment from Fanthorpes HiFi, we will provide a nationwide delivery and installation service within mainland UK. Our installer will drive to your house and install your new HiFi and pick up any part exchange you may have. For more information about our delivery and installation service email shop@fanthorpes.co.uk or call 01482 223096.
    Marc

    Website - Fanthorpes Hifi
    Email - shop@fanthorpes.co.uk
    Tel - 01482 223 096

    Trade-in your kit

    Interest Free Credit Available


    PMC Speakers, Chord Electronics, Bryston, Cyrus Audio, Martin Logan, Deivalet, Musical Fidelity, AVID HiFi

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    Hi everyone, it’s that time of the week again, when we take a look at what we’re up to. A slightly shorter edition this week due to the May bank holiday, but a busy week ahead none the less, with installs as far south as Portsmouth and as far north as Scotland!

    The idea is to give you an insight into our working week here at Fanthorpes HiFi. With what demonstrations we are doing in store and in customers’ homes, services we offer, as well as give you an insight into the distances we travel over a working week.

    As always, if we’re in your area and want to listen to something, let us know and to see if we can pop round and see you.

    Hope you enjoy the read…


    Tuesday 8th May

    After being closed on Monday due to the bank holiday we get things underway with a trip down to Portsmouth to install a pair of Cyrus Mono Power Amplifiers into a customer’s Cyrus System. Before we reach our final destination in Portsmouth though we’ve got another two installs along the way.

    First up we have an install of a PMC cor amplifier in Pinner, this customer already owns a pair of PMC Twenty 26 speakers that will sound great with the cor amp. Once that install is all done and dusted are heading down to High Wycombe to install a pair of Neat Motive SX3 standmounts and to pick up a pair of Spednor SA1 Speakers we are taking in part exchange.


    Wednesday 9th May

    With our installer on the road making the trip back up north, we’ve got an Arcam integrated amplifier demonstration to set up in store. This customer is looking to pit the Arcam A39 against its bigger brother the A49 Integrated.

    Thursday 10th May

    We hit the road again, this time across the boarder to Scotland, East Lothian to be more specific, to set up an Arcam AVR850. This receiver requires a full DIRAC set up, which is a service we are happy to offer. The overall aim on a Dirac install is to reach the situation where all speakers are working together to create a `sound field` around you, correctly recreating the movies sound effects while not making themselves noticeable.

    Our fully trained installer can use DIRAC to allow this using a high quality specially calibrated microphone and the intelligent room analysis software linked to the new range of Arcam receivers. Full frequency sounds are passed into each speaker one at a time, in up to 9 positions in your room which are then picked up by the microphone and loaded into the software.

    This creates accurate waveform graphs of your own rooms actual effect on your systems sound output. By using the DIRAC software, we can adjust these waveforms to more closely match the original movies own soundtrack.

    The overall effect of this provides a clean, detailed sound where no one speaker is directly noticeable, and your attention is focused only on the movie. We are also picking up a Moon I3.3 Amplifier with DAC board which the customer is part exchanging against the AVR850.

    Friday 11th May

    It’s the Munich high end HiFi show at the weekend, so Dale and Marc will be jetting off to check out all the latest high end HiFi, we’re expecting some big news from PMC Speakers, and Chord Electronics always have something to show. Keep and eye on our Instagram for the latest images from the show.


    Saturday 12th May

    To finish the week, we have an in store demo. This customer is looking to upgrade their DAC. Two award winning Chord Electronics DACs are in the running, we’ll be pitting the new Qutest DAC against the Chord Hugo TT.

    Hope you enjoyed the read. Fanthorpes HiFi.

    If you have any questions about the equipment mentioned in this post, please call us on 01482 223096 or email shop@fanthorpes.co.uk


    Trade In
    At Fanthorpes we love to trade in, so if you want to trade in your existing HiFi against new HiFi, contact us and we will let you know what it is worth as a trade in.


    Finance Available
    We can also offer buy now pay later on orders above £400, allowing you to spread or defer your payments over a year.


    Nationwide Delivery and Installation Service
    When you buy equipment from Fanthorpes HiFi, we will provide a nationwide delivery and installation service within mainland UK. Our installer will drive to your house and install your new HiFi. For more information about our delivery and installation service email shop@fanthorpes.co.uk or call 01482 223096.
    Marc

    Website - Fanthorpes Hifi
    Email - shop@fanthorpes.co.uk
    Tel - 01482 223 096

    Trade-in your kit

    Interest Free Credit Available


    PMC Speakers, Chord Electronics, Bryston, Cyrus Audio, Martin Logan, Deivalet, Musical Fidelity, AVID HiFi

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    Hey everyone, another blog post and another busy week. We’ve got a whole host of different HiFi brands and equipment to install next week, with what feels like another tour of the UK. We’ve trips up to Scotland and Gloucestershire booked in. Anyway, that’s enough spoilers! I’ll let you read the rest….

    The idea is to give you an insight into our working week here at Fanthorpes HiFi. With what demonstrations we are doing in store and in customers’ homes, services we offer, as well as give you an insight into the distances we travel over a working week.

    If we’re in your area and want to listen to something, let us know and to see if we can pop round and see you.

    Hope you enjoy the read…

    Monday 14th May

    We hit the road straight away with a visit down to Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. This customer is part exchanging their Linn LP-12 turntable with Linn Basik LV X tonearm, Leema Tucana II amplifier and a pair of Meridian M2 active speakers against the Bryston 4B3 power amplifier that we are delivering.

    Tuesday 15th May

    Another day out, this time across Yorkshire to Bradford. We are installing a full system for our customer. Electronics wise we are installing a full Cyrus Signature set up, Mono X300 Signature power amplifiers, DACXP Signature DAC and Pre amplifier and CDXT Signature CD Transport. All of the electronics will run into an IsoTek Evo3 Polaris mains conditioning block.

    Our customer has opted for the KEF Reference 1 Speakers to partner his new Cyrus, for cables we are fitting Chord Epic XLR, Epic Digital RCA and matching Epic Speaker cable.


    Wednesday 16th May

    Our Arcam AVR850 install from last week was re arranged for Wednesday 16 th May. So, we have a midweek trip to East Lothian in Scotland.

    The AVR850 receiver requires a full DIRAC set up, which is a service we are happy to offer. The overall aim on a Dirac install is to reach the situation where all speakers are working together to create a `sound field` around you, correctly recreating the movies sound effects while not making themselves noticeable.

    Our fully trained installer can use DIRAC to allow this using a high quality specially calibrated microphone and the intelligent room analysis software linked to the new range of Arcam receivers. Full frequency sounds are passed into each speaker one at a time, in up to 9 positions in your room which are then picked up by the microphone and loaded into the software.

    This creates accurate waveform graphs of your own rooms actual effect on your systems sound output. By using the DIRAC software, we can adjust these waveforms to more closely match the original movies own soundtrack.

    The overall effect of this provides a clean, detailed sound where no one speaker is directly noticeable, and your attention is focused only on the movie. We are also picking up a Moon I3.3 Amplifier with DAC board which the customer is part exchanging against the AVR850.

    Thursday 17th May

    No installations booked in for Thursday, but we still have plenty going on. First up we have a visit from our favourite French HiFi company Devialet. Alex is the new man on the block at Devialet, so we'll make sure he feels welcome in our store. It’s always great to see members of the industry pop in, it allows us to turn our focus to a particular brand serving as a nice refresher course and to possibly learn about any new products on the horizon.

    Next, we have an in store demo of the KEF LS50 Wireless speakers. It must be said Kef has done a terrific job with the LS50 wireless. They have taken the award-winning LS50s an already fantastic speaker, and added a dedicated streamer, a Bluetooth module, 24-bit/192kHz DAC, preamp and four power amplifiers with a total of 460W of output. A great proposition at £1999.


    Friday 18th May

    After a day in the store its straight back out on the road, this time to Hunstanton in Norfolk. A few weeks ago, we visited this customer to home audition a pair of Martin Logan ESL9 Electrostatic speakers. The customer loved the ESL9 and decided to part exchange his older Martin Logan CLS speakers. We left him with our demonstration pair of ESL9. Now his new speakers have arrived with us, we are going back to swap over and install his new pair of Martin Logan ESL9 Speakers.

    Saturday 19th May

    A home audition is booked in for Saturday, this time a local job, just on the outskirts of Hull. We are going to install the PMC Twenty5 Subwoofer in a customers existing PMC Twenty series surround sound set up.

    Hope you enjoyed the read. Fanthorpes HiFi.

    If you have any questions about the equipment mentioned in this post, please call us on 01482 223096 or email shop@fanthorpes.co.uk

    Trade In
    At Fanthorpes we love to trade in, so if you want to trade in your existing HiFi against new HiFi, contact us and we will let you know what it is worth as a trade in.

    Finance Available
    We can also offer buy now pay later on orders above £400, allowing you to spread or defer your payments over a year.

    Nationwide Delivery and Installation Service
    When you buy equipment from Fanthorpes HiFi, we will provide a nationwide delivery and installation service within mainland UK. Our installer will drive to your house and install your new HiFi. For more information about our delivery and installation service email shop@fanthorpes.co.uk or call 01482 223096.
    Marc

    Website - Fanthorpes Hifi
    Email - shop@fanthorpes.co.uk
    Tel - 01482 223 096

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    PMC Speakers, Chord Electronics, Bryston, Cyrus Audio, Martin Logan, Deivalet, Musical Fidelity, AVID HiFi

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    Hi all, Friday means blog day! We’ve got another busy week ahead, with in store demonstrations as well as delivery and installations of HiFi up and down he UK.

    The idea is to give you an insight into our working week here at Fanthorpes HiFi. With what demonstrations we are doing in store and in customers’ homes, services we offer, as well as give you an insight into the distances we travel over a working week.

    If we’re in your area and want to listen to something, let us know and to see if we can pop round and see you.

    Hope you enjoy the read…

    Monday 21st May

    We start the week off with an in store demonstration. The customer is looking for a new pair of speakers to partner his Naim Uniti that he is bringing along to the demo. He’s asked to hear the Quad Z2 Speakers and PMC Twenty5 21 standmounts.

    Tuesday 22nd May

    Another day another demo, this time for a pair of Monitor Audio Silver 200 Speakers. This customer is bringing in their own Cambridge Audio electronics to listen to alongside the Silver 200 speakers.

    Wednesday 23rd May

    We hit the road down to London on Wednesday. We’ve got two jobs lined up in the capital, first up it’s an install of a Devialet Expert 130 Pro alongside an Innuos Zen Mini. A fantastic streaming based system we’re sure our customer will love.


    After we’ve completed the first install we head to Wimbledon to set up a pair of PMC Twenty5 23 Speakers. The customer is also part exchanging a Cyrus DAC XP which we will be collecting once the install is complete.

    Thursday 24th May

    A local delivery and install is on the cards on Thursday. This customer is part exchanging his Bowers and Wilkins P4 speakers against a new amplifier and speakers. Opting for the Arcam A29 Integrated and Spendor A4 Speakers.

    Friday 25th May

    A huge install is on the cards on Friday. We’re heading up to Sunderland to deliver and install a pair of the hugely impressive PMC MB2 SE Speakers. Weighing a whopping 58kg each, the MB2 SE are the the mid-sized model in the PMC SE range. The customers listening room is upstairs too, so we’ll have to make sure we’ve had our Weetabix that morning!


    Saturday 26th May

    A free date in out calendar for now! If this fills up at a later date, we’ll update the post and let you know. Alternatively, if you want to take advantage of the services we offer on Saturday 26th drop us an email or give us a call and we’ll try our best to make it happen. demo has been booked in on the last day of our working week.

    Hope you enjoyed the read. Fanthorpes HiFi.

    If you have any questions about the equipment mentioned in this post, please call us on 01482 223096 or email shop@fanthorpes.co.uk

    Trade In
    At Fanthorpes we love to trade in, so if you want to trade in your existing HiFi against new HiFi, contact us and we will let you know what it is worth as a trade in.

    Finance Available
    We can also offer buy now pay later on orders above £400, allowing you to spread or defer your payments over a year.

    Nationwide Delivery and Installation Service
    When you buy equipment from Fanthorpes HiFi, we will provide a nationwide delivery and installation service within mainland UK. Our installer will drive to your house and install your new HiFi. For more information about our delivery and installation service email shop@fanthorpes.co.uk or call 01482 223096.
    Marc

    Website - Fanthorpes Hifi
    Email - shop@fanthorpes.co.uk
    Tel - 01482 223 096

    Trade-in your kit

    Interest Free Credit Available


    PMC Speakers, Chord Electronics, Bryston, Cyrus Audio, Martin Logan, Deivalet, Musical Fidelity, AVID HiFi

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