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429-431 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7EY Tel: +44 (0)28 90 381 296
Hifi, Home Cinema, Audio Visual Systems, Surround Sound, Music Players, whatever you want to call it, if it's to do with good sound then it's what we do
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Playing in the showroom this week is a Rega system with a twist: The Saturn Cd with Elicit amplifier is a great combination at £ 3000 but did you know it also has 4 digital inputs to it's high performance DAC? This allows a few clever tricks, we are currently playing a Linn Sneaky DS into the Saturn allowing us to use Linn's clever control system with the Rega. This can also be used to massively improve your tv-sky-virgin-blu ray sound. Completing the set-up are the amazing Rega RS7 speakers, the slimmest big sound you can buy. Call in for a listen.
Rega's new Elex-R amplifier has arrived (£898) and on demonstration. First listen BLOG within the next few days, looks and sounds good so far!
BIG DENON NEWS, A REAL SONOS COMPETITOR?
READ THE BLOG
New product season in full swing, keep an eye on the Blogs for news and views. NEW NAIM MUSO first review in Blogs above
New Rega Elex amplifier announced, £ 898, first delivery now here, details in Rega News. Also RP6 turntable goes up in price by £ 100 to £ 1098, Brio-R amplifier goes up £ 50 to £ 548. Now down to 1 only RP6 left, 2 Brio-Rs left at £ 498, decide quickly to save!
Changes afoot at Naim Audio, check out the BLOG, also with Naim, fancy a quick and easy upgrade? Just been playing about with Naim interconnect replacements from Witchhat Audio and they make a big difference. Snaic 4-4pin or 5-5pin both £ 119. Happy to supply either sale or return, have a listen for a weekend to see what you think. I don't think there is anyway you will bring them back!
Attention ARCAM owners, new AV amplifiers see ARCAM News
Rega Apollo CD wins Hifi Choice group test with 5 stars, more in Rega News
Linn Klimax DS feeding the Kef Blades is brilliant, playing in-store the past few weeks. Amazing and gorgeous sound. If you don't have a spare £ 40,000 just now then start saving! The photo below isn't broken, just trying an effect.
Linn launch Akurate Exact
New Blog/YouTube video, The Record Collector
New Blog, PONO saves the music industry
More Naim news about upgraded leads
New Jazz advice at Music-Geeks
Check out our blogs, opinions, rumours, background information, and sometimes even facts on equipment and events. Older blogs stay on there for reference, use the Blog tag above right, enjoy.....
Anthem AV's new range now available. !
3 models, MRX310, 510, 710 all share the same processing
MRX310 is 5.1 and a bargain for just £ 1199, MRX510 is 7.1, more powerful, you can biamp the front channels, and worth the extra £500 at £1699
MRX710 has much superior power amplifiers and sounds much much better, £ 2199
So what's hot and selling?
Sonos, with new tv adverts, go from strength to strength, Play1 from £ 169, Play3 £ 249, Play5, £ 349, Playbar £ 599. It's not just the tv adverts, we have always said that Sonos is great value for money. A Sonos Connect will turn any hifi into a streaming system for just £ 279. Some set-ups will also need a Bridge at £ 39. The simple way into streaming music.
They aren't made in all these colours, it's a simple stick-on skin for Play1 £19, Play3 £ 29, Play5 £35
Linn DS streamers may be a more considered choice at their higher price, however many clients crave the performance and versatility that Linn offer. A Linn streamer starts from just £ 999, Majik level from £ 1880, Akurate from £ 4200, Klimax from £ 12500 Find out more from this link: Linn Digital Streaming
Kef Soundbars sound really good for £ 599-799 and it is new territory for them so they are doing very well, an easy way to make your tv sound work! KEF Soundbars
Computer music from Kef is another easy add-on. Wired or wireless these sound fantastic, £ 599-799 KEF Computer Speakers
Turntables are back with a bang. Our Rega orders are back to pre-cd 1980s levels, and some even have waiting lists. Dig out the old vinyl and bring a smile back, from just £230 for the RP1. The most famous of them all, the RP3, is now in stock bundled with the great Rega Elys cartridge for only £ 549. For something even better the RP6 looks and sounds great for £999 including a brilliant cartridge and the new RP8 is a leap above that again if you stretch to £ 2198 including the £920 Apheta moving coil cartridge. A new RP8 bundle is now available using the £ 255 Rega Exact moving magnet cartridge at £ 1798
Rega's electronics are also riding the crest of a wave of performance and great value. The Apollo-R CD is in stock, £ 549, Brio-R amplifier in stock £499, but goes up to £ 549 in July, if you want to save £ 50 order now. The new Saturn-R CD is now on demonstration, £ 1598, Elicit-R amplifier also in stock, £ 1598. All these have won top magazine awards and rave reviews worldwide. Hand made high performance products for not much more than run of the mill chinese gear.
Music has the power to change your mood, relax
you, take you to your memories, and possibly make
you a better person!
A great hifi system will do this, ordinary ones just can't.
At Lyric we provide great hifi, and you can enjoy great music.
What do we think of 4K tv and projectors? New Blog
What's new and happening at Linn?
To celebrate 40 years in business a party with new special products, this is Klimax DSM EXAKT
You've missed the party, I had a great time thanks for asking, here is a look at why this launch is so important.
EXAKT, a new technology which takes DS further by placing the Source into the Loudspeakers.
The Glasgow launch demonstrated their next big advance. Exakt technology gives us aktiv crossovers in the digital domain in the loudspeaker with lower noise, greater dynamics, and more clarity, bringing you closer to the music than ever before.
The demonstrations are a revelation, and although only applying to the high end Klimax system the same technology will trickle down soon. New blog with more detail now loaded, always check the blog tab to read new and existing topics.
Also NEW LP12 upgrades now in the blog section
New Rega Elicit-R has two massive 5 Star reviews in August editions of both Hifi Choice and What Hifi, check out Rega News
Iconic and unbelievable Blades are now on demonstration. Treat yourself to a listen to these, then start saving
NEW LINN AKUBARIK SPEAKERS
Akubariks use the 3k array from the Akurate/Klimax, mid unit from Akurate 242 along with DOUBLE internal bass units in Isobarik configuration. To top all that the first version to launch is fully active, with built-in Linn chakra power amplifiers. You are going to ask the price of course, £ 19,995 sound good to you?
Then £ 15,500 will sound even better!
Passive version also available at £ 8750
MORE INFO & FIRST LISTEN IN BLOG SECTION
Lyric Hifi is pleased to announce a new service for our clients: CD Ripping
With the advent of Digital Streaming systems music selection is now so simple, with brilliant performance, yet the boring task of transferring your precious cd collection to hard disk at full quality does could put you off the whole idea. Don't let it!
HELP is at hand, for a very small pecuniary remuneration!
We have invested in an automated ripping system to take away all the effort and leave you with just the pleasure, the listening to uncompressed music. Now you no longer have to trust your unique collection to a carrier and send it to England and back, along with the expense. Here is how it works:
Collect as many 100 disc spindles as you need from us and simply set your cds on to them. Drop these with us along with your hard drive and pick it up in a few days, depending how many you have and how busy we are.
We will rip to your preferred format, usually FLAC Lossless Uncompressed, and also give you a report on the accuracy achieved.
Costs vary according to quantity of cds
Up to 100 99p each, 101-200 95p, 201-400 85p
401 and more 79p
If you would like to supply your collection in jewel cases then add 20p per disc for the handling
Your collection is then ready to connect to your Linn DS, Naim Uniti/ND, Cyrus Stream, Sonos, Denon, Marantz, in fact any of Lyric Hifi's music streaming solutions, instantly controlled by ipad/ipod/laptop. Easy peasy!
Smart Home control section updated
Naim Audio? Some of you may know that Lyric supplied Naim Audio for over 20 years before falling out a few years ago. Well 'never say never' and 'never trash other products' are never more true as Naim have changed and UnitiLite and UnitiQute are now on demonstration. Price lists no loaded, you have to look
Here is an interesting Linn link for those of you wanting to know more about streaming:
Listen to LINN DS, ' a revelation'. Now playing Linn Majik DSM/Majik 109 speakers. Complete system offer, £ 3900. Real performance from a diminutive system.
Treating yourself? Thought you could never afford Linn? Think again! You can now enter into Linn performance with a simple to use one box solution, RoomboxDS with Kef Q300 for £ 1450. Or with Linn speakers for £ 1300 to 1950. Also available the Sneaky DSM featuring analogue, digital, and HDMI inputs and a new clever amplifier configurable for single or bi-amp. Was rumoured to be £ 1999, pleasantly surprised that it is aggressively priced at only £ 1750 All your music collection, radio stations, and even Spotify easily controlled from an iPodTouch or iPhone or iPad. Call to arrange a demo, it's fantastic
At Lyric we have the broadest range of stock you will find anywhere in Ireland.
With 30 years experience as a specialist and performance orientated retailer we know a great product from an ordinary one: and our Product Policy means we do not stock just ordinary ones.
We look, listen, test, and then recommend a selected range of the best performing products across a wide price range, so you can find the very best system you can afford!
Over the years we have won national awards for our commitment to performance quality products and we are very proud of this, giving our clients confidence that we know what we are talking about and that our support and advice is a valuable part of your hifi system, cinema system, or new home project.
The best sound, the best vision, the best service