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Rob from Sonata HiFi

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Sometimes, when things seem to be getting overly complicated and you really can’t see the wood for the trees, I’ve always felt the best thing to do is revert back to first principles or look to the KISS acronym (Keep It Simple, Stupid). This is especially true when looking at sound, which is essentially a… Read more »

Rob from Sonata HiFi

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The Sound of Music… OK, don’t panic, this is not going to be an ode to the Von Trapp family singers, but more a look into the relationship between sound and music. A great man once said, “sound is music, and music is sound”, which neatly sums things up. Music is an art form, some… Read more »

Party at the Handel/Hendrix Museum

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We’re excited to have been asked for the second year running by Classic Album Sundays and the Jimi Hendrix Museum to install a high-end music system at the upcoming Hendrix ‘Friday Late’ event this Friday 8th February in Mayfair, London. The iconic venue at 25 Brook Street was where Hendrix lived from 1968–69 and referred to as ‘my first real home of my… Read more »

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A very early start to catch the first flight out of Heathrow for Geneva can be made a great deal more pleasant on a gorgeous mid-summer morning, and this was certainly the case as I boarded my Swiss Air flight at just after 6am. Trips to Geneva are always greatly anticipated these days, because it… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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London based dealer Sonata has been appointed as the exclusive UK distributor for Goldmund, the Swiss luxury audio manufacturer. Goldmund has taken 35 years of technological expertise and adapted it to launch a completely new range of wireless speakers, offering everything from a compact desktop system, design conscious lifestyle models, all the way up to… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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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… Read more »