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  There aren’t many hi-fi products that can be termed truly ‘iconic’ but one of them must surely be a certain turntable that’s manufactured in Glasgow. The Linn Sondek LP12 is famed the world over, has recently celebrated its 40th birthday and just gets better and better. However, the legendary record player is not the… Read more »

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One of the most enjoyable aspects of running Sonata is visiting manufacturers and distributors. I quite enjoy a nice trip out of old London Town and giving the MINI a bit of a blast. One of those ‘road trips’ took me to a mythical listening room in the West Midlands where I met a brilliant… Read more »

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Every now and then it’s OK to drop a name, especially if it belongs to the most famous recording studio on the planet. Abbey Road. So, it’s no co-incidence that being familiar with the afore mentioned establishment, I’d be aware of the cabling systems that are in use there. It’s probably obvious to you now… Read more »

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Now, when it comes to vibrations there are the good type that the Beach Boys sang about and the others that the boys from the ‘Black’ stuff are concerned about. Eliminating bad vibes are the reason why you need some Ravioli in your hi-fi life. It’s clever and very top secret stuff derived from some… Read more »

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This brand has always been, quite simply, the maker of the finest ‘entry level’ speakers in the business. Yes, there’s a lot of over hyped and marketed ‘noisy’ competition out there but fortunately for Epos (and Sonata’s customers) none of them seem to be able to reproduce enjoyable music. This is something Epos have always… Read more »

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It’s no surprise that some of the most musical speakers in the world are the visions of a single designer. In Vince Bruzzese, Totem Acoustic has such a singular visionary. His designs evolve through a listening as well as an engineering process and this ensures that all Totems posses the ability to draw the listener… Read more »

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Sim Audio has been manufacturing the MOON brand in Canada since 1980. Therefore, it’s no co-incidence that their products have evolved into truly world class music making devices. When you listen to a MOON system you can hear the passion that these guys have for the vibrant music scene of their native Quebec and why… Read more »

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A legendary manufacturer in the British hi-fi industry. Naim have been setting the standards since the 70’s and are renowned for doing it in their own individual way. Never a follower of fashion, Naim have their own distinct views on what makes an involving music system and have been evolving these ideals continuously for many… Read more »

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Tokyo’s finest diamonds since 1975, that’s Dynavector. We think that these innovative cartridges from Japan make some of the most musical sounds available. Dr Tominari founded Dynavector over 35 years ago, putting to good use his scientific knowledge (Professor of Magnetics, Tokyo University) and his love of music. Like all great products, Dynavectors have continued… Read more »

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These guys are mad about music and we love ‘em. One of the best things about all the companies that we work with at Sonata is that they’re all full of great people. Especially the guys and girls at The Chord Company, just such a lovely bunch. The care and attention to detail that goes… Read more »