There arenâ€™t many hi-fi products that can be termed truly â€˜iconicâ€™ but one of them must surely be a certain turntable thatâ€™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 only great product in the Linn repertoire.
We now have a superb range of the worldâ€™s finest digital network players, the Linn DS and DSMâ€™s
Finally, we get to Linnâ€™s latest technologies â€“ Exakt and Space Optimisation.
These developments bring you even closer to the music than ever before and allow your Linn system to fully integrate into your home.
Ranging in performance level from Majik to Akurate and finishing with Klimax, all you have to do is â€˜Just Listenâ€™
Sonata currently has a Majik system and an Akurate â€˜Exaktâ€™ system on demonstration.
Our LP12 will also be here soon.
We’re really exited about presenting our first Linn Lounge at Christchurch Court.
A very special evening will showcase the incredible career of one of Britain’s most creative musicians – David Bowie.
We will be playing tracks in Studio Master quality on our Linn Exakt system.
The event is free but tickets are very limited, so please book early to avoid any disappointment.
Linn Lounge Ticket Booking
To make the evening even more enjoyable, we’ll have a a special wine tasting to complement the music courtesy of Origin Wines & Spirits Ltd and some stunning art on show from Morgan Howell.
We look forward to seeing you on March 11th.
Linn Lounge presents David Bowie @ Sonata
We’re extremely please to announce the arrival of the best ‘High Resolution Digital Music Library’ at Sonata.
The new Melco Audio range is superb. State-of-the-art devices that make the storage, downloading an playback of your music files, oh so simple and intuative.
Hurray !!!! – no more computers in the listening room !
With typical high quality audio build and design, the Melco’s are backed by the might of the Japanese Buffalo corporation – famed for their excellent hard-drive technology.
The Melco products use audio specific drives and are manufactured in Japan – these are not you usual ‘run of the mill’ computer industry peripherals.
Finally, thanks to a direct connection to your streamer, they sound fantastic too !
Rega have announced a very special turntable for this year’s Record Store Day.
Limited to 500, the RP1-RSD will only be available from the 18th of April at specialist Rega retailers in the UK.
Rega are the official turntable sponsors of UK RSD 2015
As usual, Sonata will be joining up with both Sister Ray Records and Rega to help with the festivities on Record Store Day this April.
Limited edition Rega RSD 2015 turntable
Sonata gets fit for autumn with a visit toÂ ‘Men’s Health’Â magazine.Â Here’sÂ Rob preparing theÂ Rega RP10 for it’s photo call.
It’s that time of year again and we’re gearing up for another Xmas Independent Label Market at Spitalfields.
We’ll be there on Saturday, 29th November with Rega and a stall full of lovely turntables.
To bring a bit of festive cheer, we’ll be giving away some prizes from Loose Records, Gearbox Records and Rega in our free to enter draw – just visit our stall, complete an entry form and put it in the Sonata Box.
With over 26,000 people at last year’s event and the popularity of vinyl on the increase, we expect an even busier ILM in 2014.
So, make sure you pop by to say ‘hello’ and have a warming glass of mulled wine to keep you going.
The new Naim Mu-so has landed at Sonata.
This stylish music system links wirelessly to your network and can stream music throughout your home.
Thoughtfully, we now have Spotify connect available which is a real bonus.
Pop in and give it a spin.
Sonata found themselves in GQ and Vogue magazine in the summer. Totem speakers featuring in the ‘Batchelor Pad’ section of GQ and a Rega turntable in Vogue’s ‘What we want’ section!
Here’s a link through to our YouTube channel showing our ‘pop-up shop’ video from RSD14.
This was produced by the wonderful Ros and Mike from London Video Productions
Once again, a big ‘Thanks’ to Phil at Sister Ray Records for organising the superb Berwick Street Festival and lending us his new shop for a day.
Also, the brilliant SuperSizeArt by our good friend Morgan Howell in our shop.
We’re already looking forward to Record Store Day 2015.
Now that the dust has settled and we’ve recovered from our Record Store Day exploits, I thought I’d get some photos up on the site.
It was a major undertaking to turn, what was effectively a building site, into a ‘pop-up’ Hi-Fi shop and back again in less than 48 hours.
Firstly, a big ‘thank-you’ to Phil and all the guys and girls at Sister Ray Records for letting us use their soon to be new shop at 75 Berwick St, Soho.
Also, huge thanks to Morgan Howell at Supersize Art for coming along with his stunning Vinyl Record reproductions and Rozie (one of our regular ‘Angels’) for helping us out with the huge crowds on the day.
We had a great time being filmed for the event as well as being photographed for the XFM website.
All in all, a brilliant day with great live music and loads of vinyl loving addicts.
Roll-on RSD 2015 !
The calm before the storm, 7am in Soho
From building site to hifi shop in 24hrs
Artist in residence, Morgan Howell with Rob & Evie
Sunshine, glamour and a dodgy bloke
Lights, camera, action !
Berwick Street festival crowd for RSD14