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And, joining the winner’s club is Nick Micouris.

 

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We teamed up with Sister Ray Records for Record Store Day 2017 and for the 5th year running we held a prize draw, giving away a limited edition Rega turntable. Only 500 were made and 36 of them were signed by artists such as Noel Gallagher, Elbow, Jarvis Cocker to name a few!

 

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Iggy Pop’s ‘Post Pop Depression’ still feels fresh and relevant one year later and regularly spins at Sonata.

The album’s raw, sonic textures blasts out pure pop classics such as ‘Gardenia’. But, pop with a dark ‘Iggy’ twist and sexual lyrics of forbidden dreams.

Iggy’s musical collaboration with Josh Homme, Arctic Monkey’s drummer, Matt Helders and LA multi-instrumentalist Dean Fertita is a dream combo delivering an album that picks up where ‘Lust for Life’ left off.

Another reason why this great album is close to our hearts here – Sonata’s very own Rob Wilson (Dr Rob) back in his lecturing days, taught the engineer and mixer, Mark Rankin. It’s great to see Mark putting all that knowledge to good use ūüėČ

When questioned about this album, 68 year old Iggy said, “I feel like I’m closing up after this”. Let’s hope this is not the case, the world needs you Mr Pop…

Headphone Show

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We’re excited to announce that Sonata is exhibiting at the Headroom Show on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th March.

What makes this audio show a bit different, is it’s location – the famous Metropolis Recording Studios in Chiswick, West London.

Metropolis, a Grade II listed former power station building, opened as a recording studio in 1989 and remains one of the few large recording studios still operating in London today.

For two days only, doors will open to the general public, giving an opportunity to wander around this beautiful building and listen to some of the best headphone systems currently available. By attending the show you will have rare access to the actual studios where famous artists have recorded, such as Queen, U2, Amy Winehouse, Adele and many more!

Sonata will be there showing the Moon 430 headphone amp, AKG Professional headphones, Innous Zenith server plus cables from Studio Connections and Nordost.
We will also be showcasing the legendary Goldmund THA2 headphone amp, an opportunity not to be missed for any headphone aficionados out there!

Don’t miss out, visit Headroom/tickets for advance tickets and do please come and say hello to us.

Ex Demo Hi-Fi

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Sonata’s 2017 spring clean…

For those of you wanting to shake off the winter blues, we have some fantastic ex-demo bargains to tempt you with…

 

Rega

Rega RP6-Exact turntable (Black)            SOLD

Rega Apollo-R CD Player                         SOLD

Rega Brio-R amplifier                               SOLD

Rega Elicit-R amplifier                              SOLD

Rega Saturn-R CD/DAC                           SOLD

Rega RS3 speakers (Cherry)                    SOLD

 

Naim

Naim Qute2 streamer/amp                       SOLD

Naim Unitiserve                                        £1000 (new 2TB hard-drive)

Naim DAC V1                                           SOLD

Naim NAP100                                          SOLD

Naim Flatcap2 PSU                                 SOLD

 

Linn

Linn Sneaky DSM                                     £1200 (RRP £1800)

Linn Kiko system (White)                          SOLD

 

Moon

Moon 180D MiND streamer                         £600   (RRP £900)

Moon 310LP phono stage                           SOLD

 

ProAc

ProAc D1 speakers (Maple)                                               SOLD

ProAc Tablette Anniversary speakers (Ebony)                   SOLD

ProAc Studio 118 speakers (White)                                   SOLD

 

Totem

Totem Arro speakers (Cherry) with Claw feet upgrade             SOLD

Totem Mite speakers (Black Ash)                                             SOLD

Totem Kin Mini speakers (White)                                              SOLD

Totem Kin Sub powered subwoofer (White)                             SOLD

 

Eclipse

Eclipse TD508 mkIII speakers (Black)                                SOLD

Eclipse 508 stands (White)                                                 SOLD

Eclipse TD M1 speakers (Black)                                        £500

 

Leben

Leben 300XS valve amplifier                                             SOLD

Leben 300F valve amplifier (new)                                      SOLD

 

Creek

Creek Evo 50A amplifier with phono (Black)                   £600   (RRP £950)

 

Melco

Melco NA1 digital music library (Silver)                           £1200    (RRP £1750)

 

Well Tempered

Well Tempered Lab Versalex turntable (Walnut)              £2500   (RRP £4000)

 

Kiseki

Kiseki Blue NS cartridge                                                  SOLD

 

Goldmund

Goldmund Telos HDA mk1 headphone amp/DAC           SOLD

 

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Fellow music lovers,

2016 has been a monumental year for music and we have sadly lost some of the true greats. But their music lives on, and to celebrate we’ve decided to have a vinyl inspired pop-up shop and art exhibition.

This coming weekend we’re partnering up with renowned artist¬†Morgan Howell¬†to present a few days of vinyl heaven!

Come and join us at 31 Lonsdale Road, Queens Park, NW6 6RA.

We’ll have something for everyone with music, art and film. For the hi-fi lovers there’ll be an exclusive showing of the new 2017 Rega Brio amp, as well as turntables, speakers and electronics from the following manufacturers –¬†Rega,¬†Moon,¬†Linn,¬†VPI, ¬†ProAc,¬†Totem,¬†Naim¬†and¬†Goldmund.

For more details click through to sound-vision-pop-up-2 and check out our jingle with K2K Radio

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What a fabulous box of tricks the award winning Moon ‘Neo’ Ace is turning out to be.

The guys at SimAudio over in Quebec have really dealt us a winning hand with the Ace.

Not only have we got a throughly musical 50watt integrated amp with plenty of traditional analogue inputs but there’s also a superb MM phono stage, a myriad of digital inputs, the excellent MiND streamer and Bluetooth connectivity !!!

All of this comes packaged in a very neat and stylish enclosure with the type of class leading build quality and reliability that comes with a 10 year warranty.

Just add a great turntable and some brilliant speakers and you’re ready to lay you’re cards on the table.

 

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For the third year running Sonata was invited to the London Design Festival.

This year seen the incredible Goldmund NanoMetis desktop speakers featured at Bill Amberg’s new showroom launch. His new studio showcased his latest furniture and leather products and formed part of the Queens Park Design District.

The beautiful compact NanoMetis were in good company surrounded by luxury and delivering a fantastic sound backdrop to an exclusive evening.

 

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