Neat Elite Classic stands tall
Neat Acoustics will reveal the Elite Classic at the Bristol Hi-Fi Show 2023, a compact and elegant floorstander and follows Neat’s popular Petite in the Classic line-up. Featuring their 168mm bass-mid drive unit (as used in the company’s flagship Ultimatum range) with the AMT tweeter from the Petite, this new design “combines the clarity and musical engagement of its smaller brother with increased power handling, dynamics and scale”. Neat will be at the Bristol Hi-Fi Show in room 106 on the first floor.
Chord doubles dem rooms at Bristol Hi-Fi Show
Chord Company is set to deliver its biggest-ever Bristol show exhibition this year as it adds another first floor demonstration room to help showcase the company’s proprietary technologies and new products. The additional space will double the number of opportunities for show goers to experience the company’s hourly demonstrations, which this year include power, grounding and Burndy demonstrations in 112, plus shielding, plating and ARAY technology demonstrations in room 114.
Nagoaka cartridges for block rocking beats
Sound Design Distribution will be joining forces with Nagoaka to show the complete range of this classic Japanese brand’s cartridges. The Nagaoka range comprises six ‘MP’ cartridge models and replacement styli, two ‘JT’ series MM designs with replacement styli, and a line of vinyl accessories.
Leema celebrates 25 years
Welsh hi-fi manufacturer Leema Acoustics is celebrating 25 years of British-made audio equipment in 2023. The company will have a full Tucana-based demonstration system at the Bristol Hi-Fi Show in the main Leema Acoustics room (412, fourth floor), plus Quantum range systems in other locations, including the ELAC suite (room 228, second floor).
Melco in full effect
Melco will be bringing its entire product range to The Bristol Hi-Fi Show 2023, courtesy of its European distributor Audiophile Digital Music Masters (ADMM). To celebrate the return to Bristol after a two-year absence, ADMM will be offering exclusive partnering packages, including the flagship N10 digital music library or the S10 flagship data switch, with an ADOT optical fibre conversion kit. Full details of the Melco deals can be obtained from the ADMM foyer stand and the Audio T ground floor sales desk. Finally, the company will also be giving showgoers a glimpse of something very special ahead of its official launch on 1 March 2023.
Next gen Pro-Ject record cleaning machines
The next generation of Pro-Ject record cleaning machines (RCMs) will be at the Bristol Hi-Fi Show. The VC-E2 (£349.00 UK SRP) and VC-S3 (£499.00 UK SRP) will replace the previous generation VC-E and VC-S2 Alu models during March 2023. Both of the new models have a host of improvements including a new vacuum motor, new cabinet design, and new magnetic clamps. The VC-E2 also has a new guide to route exhaust fumes away from the underside of the record surface.
Lyngdorf adds speakers with style
Lyngdorf Audio will launch its new loudspeaker, the Cue-100, at The Bristol Hi-Fi Show 2023. The Cue-100 is the first high-end audio loudspeaker merging modern Danish design with the latest Purifi speaker technology. The Purifi aluminium drivers are integrated in a uniquely shaped cabinet, finished in satin-black or satin-white with solid oak elements, and available with a selection of five all- around fabric covers by Gabriel from Denmark.
Streaming to the max with QED
QED will have its new Reference Ethernet cable, which is designed to “provide the most accurate, most stable connection possible between networked devices”. Perfect for connecting a high-resolution digital audio streamer to a local network, the Reference Ethernet has more than enough bandwidth to deal with the data rates required by 32 bit/384 kHz and DSD512 audio files. Prices start at £149.
Black Rhodium Intro entry level cables
Black Rhodium is introducing its entry level Intro cable range at the Bristol Hi-Fi Show. Each product is built for one particular application and made from ‘basic grade’ cable upgraded with parts from “extreme high-end products”. Most are available in up to seven different colours. There are three different cable types, Intro for first system. Loudspeaker cables and interconnects priced right for your first separates music system – all with 5 Star sound awards from leading magazines. Intro for first upgrade, these cables will deliver a big up-lift in sound quality at a price you can afford, and Intro for performance products. Cables for power conditioners and subwoofers “that will allow your new equipment to do their job without costing a lot”.