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New 4k Blog
Poor Tv sound Reference Updated
International Designers Sir Jony Ive from Apple and Marc Newson were charged with choosing the ' 18 Greatest Designs of all time' for the RED Auction on 23rd November at Sotheby's.
Iconic designs such as the NASA Spacesuit and the Airstream caravan are a given, but a surprise inclusion is the Rega RP8 turntable! While I think it's skeletal design is wonderful it's superb to see independent authorities like these from outside the hifi business agreeing!
These links give more info, buy from the auction for the autographed version or order one from Lyric Hifi, from £ 1598 depending on the cartridge.
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 now loaded
Sonos Owners, New SONOS add-on now in stock
Sonos have added the PLAY1 to the range, a small simple network music player for only £ 169. Add this as an extra room to an existing Sonos set-up with little effort, or for those new to Sonos we are supplying a free Bridge with every Play 1, 3, or 5 between now and Christmas. Available from stock now in black or white, or buy two to use as rears with your Playbar to make a full Sonos surround system. More info in SONOS NEWS
This what a Linn Lounge event looks like
Basically a good looking guy talking about the music we all love!
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
Arcam AVR 450 now on dem. It is very special, the bar is raised!!
Iconic and unbelievable Blades are now on demonstration. Treat yourself to a listen to these, then start saving
Lyric product news is now in the BLOGS Section as some of you have actually asked for more of my background info, gossip, rants, and opinions. This column just wasn't big enough any more! Check them out from the tab above right.
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 £ 8950
MORE INFO & FIRST LISTEN IN BLOG SECTION
NEW SURROUND SYSTEM FROM KEF, E SERIES NOW IN STORE, AND SOUND GREAT, EVEN ON STEREO SOURCES
HAVE A LOOK WITH THIS LINK
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!
SONOS PLAYBAR launches, arrives, and sells out again! Now on dem, call in for a listen
CHECK OUT SONOS NEWS FOR MORE DETAILS
The Playbar has arrived and is now on dem. The first one sold within one hour of arriving to the first person to listen to it. Is this a record? Ha ha! If you need to improve the sound of your tv this really works, and if you already have a Sonos system it's a slam-dunk for £ 599.
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 now loaded, you have to look
Linn Kiko is now here on demonstration, and it is tiny tiny, but sounds big big! Just received one in Champagne finish and it looks great. I wouldn't normally notice a good colour but it is beautiful and Margaret also says so. (She has a handbag that colour!)
Kiko is a fully integrated high performance Network Music system with connectivity for virtually any additional source and the ability to stream online content such as Spotify and Youtube. That's just what it can do, the clever part is how good it sounds. It's not just good for a small system, it's good period! Supplied with matching active speakers, this is just one of the many pieces of technical wizardry inside Kiko that makes it sound so amazing. If you are feeling a bit geeky check out Passive/Active Systems in our GeeK section, otherwise just buy one and love it! Kiko is a complete solution for any room, large or small. Drop us a line to ask questions about Kiko or drop in for a listen. And for an independent opinion here is a link to Trusted Reviews, who also love it. iNDEPENDENT KIKO REVIEW
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. Coming soon 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