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Hi-Fi Show 2001

Exhibitor Showcase

A - F

Acoustic Energy
16 Bridge Road
01285 654432
Reims Room

This year's show sees the launch of two of AE's most important products-to-date - the recently released AESPRIT series and the eagerly awaited AEGO5. The AESPRIT Series combines new high-tech drive units with superb craftsmanship wood veneer cabinets to create a unique blend of performance, style and value for today's demanding music and film recordings. Following on from the highly successful AEGO2, the AEGO5 is the ultimate in discreet but powerful plug-and-play multi-channel speaker systems. A six channel active sub with 5 satellites and Dolby Digital/DTS processor at an affordable price make this product well worth a look. Finally, AE has lead the way in the budget speaker market over the past few years, and the AEGIS Evolution Series is set to continue that trend. A preview of this forthcoming series will also be on show.


ADT Speaker Co,.Ltd
Taeyoung B/D 202,
1363-5 Seocho-dong
Room 3121

The ADT Speaker is being applied as an enclosure, Rack, Amp, and CD Player Front Panel by Corian solid surface. ADT is a high quality product, manufactured by order, through the hands of dexterous engineers. ADT uses MMA (Methyl Metacrylate) solid surface like Corian as a material to make audio related products and enclosures. It was found to be optimal, as mid and high frequency enclosures. ADT has been developing through many trials. Eventually, a decrease in material costs, improvements in production technology, a production system that enables small amount orders, newly developed Corian painting and coating methods have been introduced.


API (UK) Ltd
Armorex Centre
Bury Road
Lavenham Sudbury
Co10 9QD
01787 249656

Energy and Mirage's loudspeakers are now firmly established as "Best Buys" products throughout the UK specialist press. New products to be shown for the first time at the London Show include Mirage's OM-9 that is the latest addition to the unique "Omnipolar" Series with outstanding value. Energy's new addition to its compact series is the "Best Buy" Take 5.2 compact Home Cinema System. New additions to the Flagship Energy Series, now established for over eight years, feature twin voice-coil drive units that reduce audible distortion to an absolute minimum. Niles - the premium installation products that can provide music throughout the house without being seen - come and see how!


15 Link Way
TW10 7QT

Audio Reference
01252 702 705
Rooms 3128, 3129, 3131

Audio Reference has gathered together some of the very finest audio components from around the world. This is a unique opportunity to come and experience some of the very best sounds at the show. Room 3131 will comprise the award winning Clearaudio Master Reference turntable, with top of the range Insider Reference MC cartridge. CAT pre amplifier and UK first Halcro DM 58 Monoblocks (With their unprecedented, low harmonic distortion levels of LESS than 100 parts per Billion!) will drive the Acapella plasma horn speakers.

Room 3129 will show the Gamut D200 and their stunning new flagship the S300 together with their CD player and preamplifier.

Room 3128 will major on style as well as sound. Cabasse will be introducing their beautiful new Ki aluminum speakers and the unique Aloia range of amplifiers and CD player will drive these. (All with inductive power supply's which make them very special.) There will be something for everyone, from those with a modest pocket to the deepest, so come and join us and bring some of your favorite music and see how it can really sound.


ART Loudspeakers
3 Dukes Road
Ka10 6QR
01292 319416
Room 3126

Technology in action - hear here! The ART loudspeakers show room is the place to witness the very pinnacle of acoustic engineering. Our product range, including the flagship Impression model, the elegant Illusion Series floor standers, and a brand new stand-mounted monitor design, offers unparalleled sensory magic. Proprietary ART technology points the way ahead in loudspeaker design, enhancing the acoustic experience and providing, quite simply, Music As It Is.


ATC, Loudspeaker Technology LTD
Gypsy Lane
Aston Down
01285 760561
St Emilion

ATC launches its fourth, most compact and least expensive, "Concept 2" 5.1 channel Active Loudspeaker Collection. The collection comprises four new 250-watt "Active 10" two-way loudspeakers, with matching dedicated, horizontal, 250-watt center channel, and the new ATC "Sub 03". The 'Active 10" speaker features a Billy Woodman designed, hand-built, 125mm bass/mid range driver, capable of exceptionally wide dispersion, setting new standards for mid range transparency. The "Active 10" has been designed to reproduce music and film soundtracks from all sources, including SACD and DVD Audio, stereo and multi-channel formats. Compact enough to suit smaller installations, each "Active 10" is still capable of 105 dB SPL, and able to reproduce dynamic orchestral and effects transients with ease. ATC will be demonstrating newly released music and video material from DTS, sourced from the new pioneer DV939A DVD Audio/Video Player and the new SIM2 HT200 DM projector.


Castle (Electrocompaniet)
Park Mill
Shortbank Road
01756 795333

It is with great pleasure that castle are able to release their completely revamped "Classic Range" to the UK market at the Novotel Show. The process of upgrading the "Classics" began in the summer with the release of two compact bookshelf models, Durham 3 and Warwick 3 together with the Bastion Centre Channel. Now for the first time in the UK Castle will be showing a further three new models which complete the new "Classic Range". The first of these the new Richmond 3 is a compact bookshelf model, which will retail for less than £300. In addition Castle are adding two more floor standing designs Stirling 3 and Conway 3 retailing at £700 and £900 respectively. Both designs feature D'Appolito drive unit arrangement and are fully shielded, making them ideal for use in AV systems. Both the Richmond 3 and the Conway 3 will be on demonstration, using Electrocompaniet equipment, in the Sauternes room on the second floor.

After months of expectant waiting it is finally here, the long awaited EMC-1 Upsampling CD player from Electrocompaniet. This 24 bit 192 kHz player has the refinement that all of us seek in our audio desires, offering effortless sound but with the level of detail few suspected CD could achieve. Also for the first time in the UK you will be able to see the AW 220 amplifiers, a 200-watt bridged design and at a price that will astound when it is revealed at the show. Also on display at the show will be the fabulous Nemo Power amplifiers, "600 watts of bliss" as one person described them. Experience the sound of Electrocompaniet in the Sauterns room on the second floor.


Celef Audio International Ltd/ProAc
Highpoint House
Riding Road
NN13 7BH
01280 700147
Barsac Room

For the first time ProAc will be demonstrating the new 'Future Point Five'.


Chapter Audio Ltd
8 Waverley Avenue
01392 686797
Room 3130

Chapter Audio will be showing their Chapter Two power amplifier.
The Chapter Two is based on a 'state of the art' Power Factor Corrected switch mode power supply. This power supply has been designed in house and delivers a 'Perfect Power Envelope' with which the unique wideband MOSFET class A/B amplifier works. Scrupulous attention to detail, and a myriad of technical innovations have resulted in a musically accomplished, beautifully built British product that would enhance any living space and quality audio system. Come along to room 3130 and experience the Chapter Two for yourself. Also on display is the entire range of Philosophy Cables. Staff will be on hand to discuss the Cable theory white paper, the conclusions of which fundamentally affect's audio cables, and other areas where the physical transfer of signals takes place.


Chord Electronics Ltd
The Pumphouse
Farleigh Bridge
Farleigh Lane
East Farleigh
ME16 9NB
01622 721444
Room Saint-Julien

Chord Electronics Ltd will be playing for the very first time the new SPM 6000 Reference Mono amplifiers. This new mono amp has been designed with the same no compromise philosophy as Chord's Flagship Reference Amplifier the SPM 12000. Delivering 750 watts into an 8 ohm load, 1,500 watts into 4 ohms and 3,000 watts into 2 ohms, these amps deliver a performance that is beyond description. The secret to this level of musical performance and dynamic ability is the power supply a unique technology directly evolved from the aerospace industry. Other models on display will include the world's first true 64-bit Digital to Analogue Converter, the DAC 64.


3D City Limited
Jam Designs
Beyond the Box
3 Jasons Drive
01483 827830
Room 3125

Beyond the Box makes its debut at the Hi Fi Show 2001, creating a bridge between audio excellence and the desirability of a product that is beyond the box. The three model range of High Fidelity loudspeaker separates, designed with a home cinema capability, is truly groundbreaking in its aesthetics and approach The unorthodox thinking of creative marketing group Jam and the technological expertise of Vifa, has allowed the realization of a high quality audio system that will undoubtedly, pick up ears, turn heads and create a few surprises.


Creek & EPOS
2 Bellevue Road
Friern Barnet
N11 3ER
0208 361 4133
Room 3025

CREEK & EPOS will be showing the new 53 Series products including 5350SE & CD53 together with M12, M15 & new M22. The M22 is an upgrade path to owners of M12's who want more bass extension.


DNA Marketing Ltd
52 Northern Road
023 92382221

DNA Marketing act as international sales and marketing agents for ProAc loudspeakers.


Ear/Yoshino Ltd
Rectory farm
Cambridge Road
PE29 2BP
01480 453791
Room 3026

Last year EAR/Yoshino created a stir with the fabulous 312 'Paravicini Control Centre' preamplifier, our first all-solid-state product. This year, its joined by the equally desirable M100 monoblocks: 100W of pure Class A power from a unique single-ended, transformer-coupled, solid-state circuit. Like all EAR amplifiers, this masterpiece of audio art comes from the renowned Tim de Paravicini, whose more familiar valve amplifiers will also be on demo - the unique V20, the recent multi-input 864 preamp, the classic 834P phono box, the 'Enhanced Triode Mode' 861 and 859 amplifiers and more. Come and hear why the most demanding professional users record, edit and master with EARs!


Ecosse Maf Co Ltd
The Townhouse
1 Park Gate
G3 6DL
0141 353 0509
Stand 4

The award winning range of Ecosse Reference Cables for applications that include analogue and digital interconnects, and loudspeaker cables featuring the company's unique high quality materials and topologies including monocrystal ™ copper and silver and uhp-ofc. Nre products: the 'Diva' and 'Classic' interconnects and 'legend' monocrystal silver interconnects, CS4.4 hybrid bi-wire speaker cable and US4XS monocrystal silver speaker cables. New Armageddon and Genesis scart cables, TZT deluxe and superior optical fibre cables. 


Eminent Audio
18 Kidderminster Road
WV15 6BX
01746 769156
Room 3041

The Loth-X Aida reference turntable will go through the Croft Absolut 1 preamplifier. The Polaris 105 dB efficient, crossover-less, tri-coned horns will be driven by the purpose built 15 watts per channel Croft Cypher mono CTC amplifiers.


Exposure Electronics LTD
59 North Street
East Sussex
BN41 1DH
01273 423877
Room 3109

Full line of 2010 entry level products including the 2010 CD, 2010 Integrated, 2010 Power and 2010 Tuner. Also showing is their new high end classic range consisting of the 22 CD Player, 23 Pre Amp, 24 Power Amp and 26 Phono Stage.


Fujitsu Ten Ltd
Time Domain Business Dept.
Home Audio Div
1424 V. C. Products Group
2-28 Gosho-dori, 1-chome
Kobe 652-8510
00 81 78 682 2268
Soundbooth 5

Developed by Fujitsu Ten, The Eclipse TD 512, is based on Time Domain technology and represents a fundamental re-engineering of speaker design, in terms of both form and function. Designed to maintain the time and phase integrity of the source recording and to have no acoustic signature itself, the Eclipse TD 512 is a truly transparent loudspeaker, that allows the listener to hear recordings with unprecedented clarity, unaffected by resonances, colorations or time and phase distortion effects. The organic principles embodied in the design, result not only in stunning sound, but also in radical and unconventional beautiful aesthetics.


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