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Fanthorpes HiFi - The Week Ahead

Discussion in 'trade announcements' started by FanthorpesHifi, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. FanthorpesHifi

    FanthorpesHifi Trade: Fanthorpes Hi-fi

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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.
     
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  2. FanthorpesHifi

    FanthorpesHifi Trade: Fanthorpes Hi-fi

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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.
     
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  3. FanthorpesHifi

    FanthorpesHifi Trade: Fanthorpes Hi-fi

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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.
     
  4. FanthorpesHifi

    FanthorpesHifi Trade: Fanthorpes Hi-fi

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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.
     
  5. FanthorpesHifi

    FanthorpesHifi Trade: Fanthorpes Hi-fi

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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.

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    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.

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    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.
     
  6. FanthorpesHifi

    FanthorpesHifi Trade: Fanthorpes Hi-fi

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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.

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    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.

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    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.
     
  7. FanthorpesHifi

    FanthorpesHifi Trade: Fanthorpes Hi-fi

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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.

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    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.

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    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.
     
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    FanthorpesHifi Trade: Fanthorpes Hi-fi

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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.

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    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.

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    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
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    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.
     
  9. FanthorpesHifi

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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.

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    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!

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    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
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    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.
     
  10. FanthorpesHifi

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    Hey folks, the weeks keep ticking by, with this blog post taking us up to the 2 nd of June. We’ve got a slightly shorter week in front of us, due to the bank holiday weekend, but it’s still going to be a crazy busy 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…

    Tuesday 29th May

    After returning from a nice bank holiday weekend, we hit the road straight away with a trip to Droitwich Spa in Worcestershire to home audition a pair of PMC Twenty5 23 speakers. We’ll have a new pair of Twenty5 23 speakers in the van too, just incase the customer decides he wants a pair.

    Once the home audition is finished, we’ll head further south to Bristol, this time to install a pair of PMC Twenty5 26 speakers.

    After the miles racked up and work done on Tuesday, we’ll spend the night in a hotel.

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    Wednesday 30th May

    As already mentioned we'll be setting off back to Hull from a hotel, but we have a stop to make on the way in Cheltenham where we are installing a Innuos Zenith server. We are also supplying a M2Tech Hiface which is a USB to coax converter, as well as a Chord Shawline digital interconnect, this will allow our customer to connect the Zenith to his existing DAC.

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    Thursday 31st May

    Thursday sees us head down to Loughborough in Leicestershire to install a full HiFi system. At the heart of the system will be the AVM Evolution CS 5.2 Streaming CD-Receiver a fantastically versatile one box solution! We are also supplying the Project Xtension 10 turntable equipped with an Ortofon 2m Black cartridge. For the speakers the customer has opted for the PMC Twenty5 23, we’ll be using Chord Epic speaker cable to connect them to the AVM. Finally all the electronics will sit on an Atacama Evoque Eco 60-40 HiFi rack.

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    Friday 1st June

    Back in Hull on Friday for a Turntable install. We’ll be visiting this customer to install the SME Model 10 turntable with a SME 309 tonearm.

    Saturday 2nd June

    Another local-ish job today, this time its over to Market Weighton for a home audition. This customer already owns a Sugden a21a integrated amplifier but is looking for an upgrade. We are taking two new integrated amplifiers for him to consider. First up we have the Sugden A21 Signature We'll also be taking the Stemfoort SF-200.



    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
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    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.
     
  11. FanthorpesHifi

    FanthorpesHifi Trade: Fanthorpes Hi-fi

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    Hey everyone, after taking a week off from the blog writing last week, we’re back with a bang! We’ve got a fair few installations and home demos lined up keeping us busy all week. This is our ‘Week Ahead’ blog post for 11th to 16th of June.

    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 11th June
    We’ve got an installation to start the kick the week off, we’ll be heading to a village on the outskirts of west Hull to set up a fantastic ‘entry level’ HiFi system. Amplification wise we are supplying the Pro-Ject Maia, a great little versatile amplifier that’s includes a built in Phono stage, DAC as well as Bluetooth connectivity all for £400. The Pro-Ject Maia will be partnered with a pair of Dali Zensor 1 standmount speakers.

    After the mornings installation is complete we’ve got a in store demonstration in the afternoon. The customer already owns a Cyrus signature system and is looking to upgrade a pair of Mission 753 speakers. We’ll be demonstrating both the Spendor A6R and new Spendor A7 Speakers on a Cyrus Signature system.

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    Tuesday 12th June
    Tuesday sees us hit the road down to the Capital. Our final destination is Epsom to install an Innuos Zenith SE, we’ve supplied this customer with his existing system which consists of a Chord DAVE DAC, Blu II CD Transport, Chord Electronics CPA5000 pre-amplifier and SPM1400 mono power amps, that feed into a pair of PMC Fact 12 speakers. The Innuos Zenith SE will complete his high-end system, now allowing him to stream his music collection too.

    Before we arrive in Epsom, we’ve are delivering a pair of second hand Dynaudio Focus 260 speakers in Reading.

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    Wednesday 13th June
    After a busy day on Tuesday we’ll spend the night in a local hotel before heading to Tottenham Wednesday morning for a home demonstration. This customer already owns a pair of Bryston 7B3 amplifiers and is considering upgrading to a pair 28B3 amplifiers to partner his PMC MB2 SE. He's also asked if we can bring along the PS Audio DirectStream DAC to see how it compares to his Chord DAVE DAC.

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    Thursday 14th June
    We’re back in store Thursday after a busy two days on the road. We have an instore demo of the PMC Twenty 26 speakers to set up. This customer already a full Cyrus signature system and is looking to a new pair of speakers to partner their electronics.

    Friday 15th June
    Another day in and around Hull is on the cards, this time we’ve got a local install set up. This customer has bought a streaming-based system from us which consists of the Innuos Zen MKII music server, the Audiolab M-ONE integrated amplifier and a pair of Dali Opticon 1 speakers. Cable wise the customer has opted for Chord Sarsen speaker cable and a Chord C-USB.

    Saturday 16th June
    A trip across the Humber Bridge to Grimsby is booked in on Saturday. This is to install a pre-owned system a customer had a demonstration of last week. This customer opted for the Leema Tucana Anniversary amplifier, Moon Neo 260D CD Transport and Dali Euphonia MS4 Floorstanding speakers.

    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
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    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.
     
  12. FanthorpesHifi

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    Hi all its time for a look at what we're up to next week. We've got a free calendar up until Friday 22nd June when we'll be heading across to the North West Audio Show to exhibit.

    If you are interested in take advantage of the services we offer from Monday 18th - Thursday 21st drop us an email or give us a call and we’ll try our best to make it happen.

    Friday 22nd June - Sunday 24th June

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    Fanthorpes HiFi At The North West Audio Show 2018.

    After a successful show last year, we are making the trip across to Cranage Hall again for 2018 to exhibit at the North West Show 2018. Spread over the weekend of 23rd and 24th June, product wise we've got something of a big coup for the show, plus some special guest from several manufacturers making an appearance. If your heading to the show, make sure to pop in and see us in the Bentley Suite!

    INNUOS STATEMENT UK SHOW DEBUT

    Fresh from its release at the High-End Munich show this year, we are set to have the Innuos Zenith Statement on demonstration at the North West Audio Show. We are also taking the Innuos Zenith SE music server pitting the two head to head, allowing you to hear the improvements made to the new flagship server. We will also have Anthony from Innuos with us to answer any technical questions you may have.

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    LUXMAN RANGE TOPPING PRE/POWER

    Electronics wise we are taking the flagship pre-power combination from Luxman, the C-900U pre and M-900U power amplifier will connect to the Luxman DA-06 DAC. Special guest Izumi Saito from Luxman will also be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the brand. She is the Field Application Manager for Luxman, needless to say we are very excited to have her on board for the show.

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    HIGH END ANALOGUE SOURCE

    Don't worry, we've not forgotten about all you vinyl lovers. For the analogue source we a taking the Pro-Ject Signature 10 turntable with the Ortofon Cadenza Black cartridge, this will feed into the Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista Vinyl Phono Stage.

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    PMC FACT 12 – NOTHING BUT THE MUSIC

    Speaker wise we are taking two sets of PMC Speakers, we will be alternating between the imposing IB2 SE speakers and of course we will be taking our show veterans the PMC Fact 12 Speakers. Lastly, we will be using Chord Company Signature cables throughout the system.

    FREE ADMISSION

    Tickets for the show are free and can be booked here

    North West Audio Show

    Cranage Holmes Chapel

    Byley Lane

    Cranage, Crewe CW4 8EW

    We hope to see you all at the show, remember to pop into the Bentley Suite and say hi.

    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
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    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.
     
  13. FanthorpesHifi

    FanthorpesHifi Trade: Fanthorpes Hi-fi

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    Hey everyone, here is where we take a look at what we’ve got planned for next week. After returning from a busy weekend exhibiting at the North West Audio Show, we get straight back to it on Monday 25 th of July! We’ve got another week full of home installations and in store demos…..

    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 25th June

    We hit the road to start the week off, we’ll be heading down to Norwich to install a pair of Monitor Audio Gold 300 floorstanders. This customer is already a fan of the Monitor Audio sound. He’s making the upgrade from the Monitor Audio Silver 300 speakers to the Gold 300. Once we’ve installed his new speakers, we will also be picking up his part exchange which consists of his Silver 300 speakers, a Roksan Kandy K2 integrated amplifier and a Denon PMA1600NE integrated amplifier.

    Monday also marks the last day of a recent Devialet promotion. When you buy two Devialet Phantom speakers you receive a free Dialog, saving you £249. For more information about the Phantom offer call us on 01482 223096 or email shop@fanthorpes.co.uk

    Tuesday 26th June

    Our install which is lined up for Tuesday, sees us head on down to Axeminster in Devon to install a pair of preowned PMC Twenty5 26 speakers.

    We also have an in store demonstration booked in for Tuesday, this extensive demo sees us pit several products against one another, first up it’s the PMC Twenty 26 speakers versus the newer Twenty5 26 floorstanders. Then we have the battle of the Chord DACs with the new Qutest DAC up against the Chord Hugo TT. Lastly the customer has asked to listen to the Innuos Zen MK II against its bigger brother the Zenith MK II.

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    Wednesday 27th June

    Another day on the road awaits. Two installations are on the card for Wednesday, first up we are heading down to Basingstoke to set up the KEF Reference 3 speakers for a home audition. We’ll be setting the Reference 3’s on the customers existing Chord Electronics amplification.

    After the home audition we are heading to Somerton in Somerset to install a pair of PMC Twenty5 23 speakers. We are also supplying the customer with some Chord Epic speaker cable to connect to his Cyrus amplification.

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    Thursday 28th June

    Due to the miles racked up on Wednesday we’ll be setting off back to Hull from a local hotel. If you are interested in any of the service we offer, and we pass by your way as we venture back to Hull, let us know and we’ll try our best to pop and see you.

    Friday 29th June

    Another day, another demonstration. This time it’s the PMC Twenty 21 speakers against a pair of preowned Spendor SA1 standmounts. This customer is looking for some new speakers to partner his Naim electronics.

    Saturday 30th June

    We have an in store demonstration of PMC Speakers booked in for Saturday. This customer is looking to upgrade his home cinema speakers. Looking to make the switch from his current ProAc surround sound set up. He has asked to hear the PMC Twenty 24 and Twenty 26 speakers as well as the matching Twenty Centre Speaker.

    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
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    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.
     
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    Hey everyone, its our weekly update again to let you all know what’s happening next week. We’ve got a couple of free days in the diary coming up, but that’s not to say you all cant fill them up! It’s still an exciting week with a few install booked in, we even brave the high seas for one of them!

    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 2nd June

    We have a local install booked in for Monday. We are installing a Townshend Allegri + Passive Pre Amplifier to set up alongside a customers existing HiFi. The Allegri + Pre will go alongside a Bryston 4B3 power amp and a pair of PMC Fact 12 Speakers.

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    Tuesday 3rd June

    We have an install of epic proportions on Tuesday. We are setting off bright and early to head down to the Isle of White. A regular customer of ours is adding a high end pre amplifier to his already amazing set up, which consists of PMC Fact 12 speakers and Bryston 28B3 Mono Power Amps. Once his new Pre Amplifier has been installed, we will be taking a Pro-Ject Xtnesion 12, Ortofon Cadenza Blue and Bryston BP26 with Phono card in part exchange.

    Wednesday 4th June

    We are making the long trip back to Hull on Wednesday.

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    Thursday 5th June

    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 Thursday 5 th drop us an email or give us a call and we’ll try our best to make it happen.

    Friday 6th June

    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 Friday 6 th drop us an email or give us a call and we’ll try our best to make it happen.

    Saturday 7th June

    An install of a pair of PMC Twenty5 26 speakers is on the cards to end the week. We are driving down to Burton on Trent to install these PMC Speakers, this customer new speakers is going alongside his existing Arcam A49 amp, Chord 2Qute DAC and Innuos Zenith server.

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    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
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    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.
     
  15. FanthorpesHifi

    FanthorpesHifi Trade: Fanthorpes Hi-fi

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    Hey everyone, sorry we’ve missed out on a few weekly updates recently. We’ve had one member of staff get married and one have a baby which meant some of the boys have been out of the store and the blog posting had to take a little back seat until we got back to our full compliment. But now everyone is back, the weekly posts can continue!

    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 30th July

    We start the week with an instore demo. This customer is looking to purchase some new speakers for his Devialet 1000 Pro and has expressed some interest in the PMC IB2SE. This is a fantastic high end demo to start the week off, and we can’t wait to set it up. We will also be using the Innuos Zenith streamer as the source and Chord Signature cabling throughout.

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    Tuesday 31st July

    This is an important day for anyone looking to purchase any PMC Speakers in the near future. Unfortunately, due to rising prices in costs of materials and manufacturing PMC are having to rise some of their prices from August 1 st, please feel free to get in touch to discuss how certain products are affected.

    A home audition is booked in on Tuesday. We are North West over to Warrington to leave a pair of Bryston 28B3 power amplifiers with a customer. This person is looking to make the switch from their existing Mark Levinson mono power amplifiers.

    Wednesday 1st August

    We have a midweek demonstration on Wednesday. This customer is looking for a vinyl based system around for five to six thousand pounds, with that in mind we will have a system set up and waiting which will consists of Roksan Caspian M2 Amplifier, ProJect 2 Xperience SB DC Turntable and Dali Rubicon 5 Speakers. We will also have a few other options waiting in the wings to try out.


    Thursday 2nd August

    Another instore demonstration is on the cards for Thursday, this time is a comparison of two phono stages. This customer has asked to listen to the AVID Pellere against the Musical Fidelity NuVista Vinyl, we will have these two phono stages set up on a system that consists of PMC Twenty5 26 speakers, Luxman L-507uX II Amplifier and an SME Model 15 Turntable with SME 309 Tonearm and Ortofon Cadenza Black cartridge.

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    Friday 3rd August

    A trip over to Leeds is booked in for Friday. This customer approached us looking for a new pair of speakers for his existing Cyrus Signature system, after discussing a few options he opted for the Spendor D7 Speakers. So we are heading over to West Yorkshire to install his new speakers for him.

    Saturday 4th August

    To finish the week, we have a super busy day! Two installations and an instore demo are on the cards. Our first installation is of an AVID DIVA II SP, Project tonearm and AVID cover down in Wimbledon. Once the new AVID turntable is all set up we will be taking a Michell Techno turntable as part exchange. The second job of the day sees us head to Horley in Surry to install a pair of PMC Twenty5 23 Speakers, as well as collect a pair of Rogers LS4A speakers, Marantz CD65 MK2 and Marantz PM45 in part exchange.

    Back in Hull, the in store demonstration is for two pairs of speakers. We are pitting the Spendor D7 against the PMC Twenty 26 speakers, the customer is already a Cyrus owner so we will have all of this waiting alongside a Cyrus CD Transport, Pre2 DAC and X Power.

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    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.
     
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    FanthorpesHifi Trade: Fanthorpes Hi-fi

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    Hey everyone, this blog post takes us over the half way point in August! Where is this year going? As always, we’ve got another busy week ahead with plenty of stuff to talk about. We’ve got installs and home demonstrations on the cards, plus some possible news on an up coming in store event….

    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 20th August

    We kick things off with an instore demo. This customer already owns a Leema Tucana Anniversary Integrated Amplifier, Chord Hugo TT DAC and an Innuos Zenith streamer and is looking to upgrade his speakers. We’ll have a few options to run through on the day including the Dali Epicon 2, PMC Twenty5 24 and the Martin Logan Electromotion ESL X Speakers.

    Tuesday 21st August

    Another in store demonstration is booked in for Tuesday. This customer is looking to purchase a whole new system tailored around vinyl.

    With that in mind we will have several options ready to listen to, turntable wise the Project Xtension 10 will be set up alongside the AVID DIVA II SP. For the Integrated amplifier options, we will have the Sugden A21SE Signature next to the Roksan Blak, and for the speakers we will have the Spendor A7 and the PMC Twenty5 23 ready and waiting. The system will be connected using Chord Epic cables throughout.

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    Wednesday 22nd August

    We're heading north of the boarder up to Taynuilt in Scotland on Wednesday to install a pair of speakers for a customer. They have opted for the PMC Twenty5 23 floorstanders and are trading in their old PMC GB1i.

    Thursday 23rd August

    A midweek trip across to Barnsley West Yorkshire is on the cards. This customer is interested in purchasing an Arcam AVR550, so we are taking out one to him for a home audition. 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.

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    Friday 24th August

    On Friday we have a local customer who is upgrading their AV Receiver and has opted for the Arcam AVR550. Again, this receiver requires a full DIRAC set up, which our installer will take care of. Making sure the customer gets the best performance out of their new Arcam AV Receiver.

    We are also expecting a visit off Kieran from Henley Audio. 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.

    Plus, we will be discussing details about an in store event we are running with Henley Audio very soon (hint.... If turntables are you're thing, this is the event for you), so make sure to keep an eye on our Blog for updates!

    Saturday 25th August

    A trip across the M62 is on the cards to finish the week. We’re heading over to Wigan to install a Luxaman L-507UX ii Integrated Amplifier. Once the customers new amplifier is installed and our customer is happy we are bringing back a Leema Tucana II amplifier, Naim CD5 XS, NAIM HI-CAP and Rothwell Rialto MM/MC Phono Stage in part exchange.

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    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.
     
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    FanthorpesHifi Trade: Fanthorpes Hi-fi

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    Hey everyone, the August bank holiday weekend is almost upon us! This means a slightly shorter working week for us but still busy one non the less. As always, we’ve got in store demonstrations and installations on the cards, plus a trip over to Wales at the end of the week to look out for…

    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…

    Tuesday 28th August

    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 Tuesday 28 th drop us an email or give us a call and we’ll try our best to make it happen.

    Wednesday 29th August

    We have a local install lined up for Wednesday, this customer is upgrading their speakers and have opted for the Dali Rubicon 2, a fantastic standmount speaker the Rubicon 2 offer superb build quality, wonderfully agile and nimble sound, excellent stereo imaging and expressive midrange.

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    Thursday 30th August

    Another Hull based install is on the cards for Thursday, this time we are installing a vinyl orientated system for a customer. They have opted for the Pro-ject Xpression Carbon turntable alongside the versatile Cyrus One Amplifier and the Monitor Audio Silver 50 Speakers. This is a fantastic system that offers real bang for your buck.

    Friday 31st August

    We’re heading across to Wales on Friday for two visits to customers, our first stop is in Kilgeddin to set up a pair of Bryston 28B3 power amplifiers for a customer on home demonstration. They already own a great high end system that comprises of AVID Sequel SP turntable with a SME 309 tonearm and Cadenza Red cartridge, Innuos Zenith streamer, Audio Research Reference 6 Pre Amplifier and KEF Blade 2 speakers. This customer currently uses Bryston 7B3 mono power amps but is considering making the switch to the 28B3 amplifiers.

    After the Bryston 28B3 install, we’re heading over to Monmouth to set up a pair of PMC IB2 SE speakers for a customer, they are making upgrading from the PMC Twenty 26 which we are taking in part exchange.

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    Saturday 1st September

    Due to the miles racked up and work done on Friday our install team will set off from a local hotel and head on back to Hull.

    Back in the shop we have a demonstration booked in, the customer already owns a Stemfoort SF-200 integrated amplifier and is looking for a new set of speakers to partner his amplifier. We’ll have a few options set up for him including the Spendor D7, PMC Twenty5 23 and Dali Epicon 2.

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    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.

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  18. FanthorpesHifi

    FanthorpesHifi Trade: Fanthorpes Hi-fi

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    Project Turntable Experience At Fanthorpes HiFi Saturday 15th September

    Hi everyone, just a gentle reminder that our Project Experience event is this Saturday (15th September). This is an event we are really looking forward to hosting, with plenty of people taking an interest and demo slots filling up fast.

    This event has been designed with all budgets and systems in mind. So, if you are just starting out on your vinyl journey or are an existing turntable enthusiast, it doesn't matter, we're sure you will benefit from attending.

    How Will It Work?

    The event will focus on four keys areas of turntable design, the arm, cartridge, plinth and platter to explore how differences and improvements in these areas can change and improve the sonic characteristics.

    As a reference point, we will start with a Debut Carbon, analysing the differences within the Xpression, Xperience and the Xtension turntable series, plus a selection of Ortofon Cartridges, before finishing with the demonstration Limited Edition Classic VPO turntable.

    The demonstrations will be hosted by Kieran Pickaver of Henley Audio, he will be on hand to answer any questions and to explain the differences between each turntable. This is a great chance to hear and learn what design and component changes can bring to the sound of a turntable.

    All the turntables will use the same ancillary equipment - we will have on demo the Project Tube Box DS2 Phono Stage, connected into Luxman Amplification, which will be running a pair of Klipsch Forte Speakers.

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    Demonstrations will be held on Saturday the 15th of September at 11:00am and 2:00pm, we only have limited spaces available, so we suggest that you contact us to ensure there is available space.

    For more information about this event please call us on 01482 223096 or email shop@fanthorpes.co.uk
     
  19. FanthorpesHifi

    FanthorpesHifi Trade: Fanthorpes Hi-fi

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    Hey everyone, this blog post is to tell you what we’re up to next week, we’ve got plenty to talk about including two HUGE turntable installs, so 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.

    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 17th September

    We start the week off with a fantastic turntable install all the way down in Surrey, this customer is making the step up from the SME Model 20/2 turntable up to the SME Model 30/2. An upgrade we are sure he’ll love, and we’re glad to help with. We will also be installing a new phono stage alongside the SME, which is the Luxman EQ-500.

    Once this install is complete, we have another installation in Surrey to head to. We will be in Godalming setting up a Chord BLU MK II CD Transport alongside our customers’ existing Chord DAVE DAC. Both pieces of Chord Electronics will be connected via dual Chord Music Digital BNC Interconnects, so he can get the best out of the BLU MKII upscaling technology.

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    Tuesday 18th September

    Our work in the south of England isn’t complete yet! We will set off from a local hotel Tuesday morning and head down to London, this time to install another high-end turntable. This customer is making the switch from the Michell Gyrodeck to the monumental AVID Acutus Reference SP Turntable.

    Wednesday 19th September

    We’re back in the north of England on Wednesday as we head over to Leeds to set up a new streaming solution for a customer. We’ll be installing an Innuos Zenith alongside the Luxman DA-06 DAC, they will be connected via the Chord C-Line USB cable.

    Thursday 20th September

    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 Thursday 20 th drop us an email or give us a call and we’ll try our best to make it happen.

    Friday 21st September

    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 Friday 21st drop us an email or give us a call and we’ll try our best to make it happen.

    Saturday 22nd September

    We’re back over in Leeds to finish the week, this time we have a speaker install. This customer has opted to part exchange their Spendor D1 Standmounts against the PMC Twenty5 21 speakers with matching stands.

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    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.

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  20. FanthorpesHifi

    FanthorpesHifi Trade: Fanthorpes Hi-fi

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    Another week another update, we’ve got a fair few miles to rack up next week with trips to the north east and north west of England on the cards. We’ve got a great high end demo of some Chord mono power amps and an absolutely ginormous home cinema surround install.

    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 1st October

    We hit the road to start the week, heading over to Warrington in the North West to hand deliver a pair of PMC Twenty5 23 Speakers.

    Tuesday 2nd October

    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 Tuesday 2 nd drop us an email or give us a call and we’ll try our best to make it happen.

    Wednesday 3rd October

    We have a mid-week trip to the North East to visit a regular customer of ours. He already owns an impressive system which consists of Martin Logan ESL 13A Electrostatic speakers and Chord DAVE DAC. He is considering making the switch from his existing Chord SPM1050MkII power amp to the SPM 1400 MK II Mono Power Amplifiers from Chord Electronics. After listening to the power amps in our demo room a few weeks ago, he requested a home audition which we are more than happy to do.

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    Thursday 4th October

    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 Thursday 4 th drop us an email or give us a call and we’ll try our best to make it happen.

    Friday 5th October

    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 Friday 5 th drop us an email or give us a call and we’ll try our best to make it happen.

    Saturday 6th October

    We have an absolute whopper of a home cinema install to end the week. We are heading to Cheshire to set up a full Monitor Audio Platinum surround sound system that comprises of PL300 II Floorstanders, PL100 II Standmounts with matching stands, PLC350 II centre channel and matching stand and the PLW215 Subwoofer. These speakers will be hooked up to the Pioneer SCLX901 Receiver.

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    Hope you enjoyed the read. Fanthorpes HiFi.

    If you have any questions about the services we offer or 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.
     

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