15 Years Later...

15 years ago, I started to undergo changes I didn't fully understand.  It was triggered by an event which has etched itself in my memory with a permanence few others have.

I was 12 years old, taking a food break after a morning full of swimming and sliding goodness at Amazons water park in Queensland.  A friend of mine sat down next to me and pulled a CD Walkman out of his bag and offered me an earbud.  I accepted and continued munching away on my hotdog.

He hit play and music filled one side of my head.  It was the Red Hot Chili Peppers' seminal release, Californication.  I was engrossed, taken into the music more than I remember from any album before and certainly few enough since.  After a song or two, he offered me the second earbud and went back into the pool for another round of swimming.  I was completely blown away by how real the sound was - how believable the performance.

It was the point at which my fascination with the experience of music listening formed.  I became intrigued with friends' stereos, the differences in their headphones and earphones and, most importantly, found just what it was for music to sound good.  Having the hair on the back of my neck stand up as I listen to a song I love... that's my metric for quality.

15 years later...  I have turned my passion into a job, and an entire generation of people have brought their own similar enthusiasm to the industry.  As a result, we are amply supplied with amazing headphones, incredible portable playback devices and the ability to carry massive quantities of CD quality music around everywhere we go.

For music fans, this is truly a golden age.  You can hear a piece of music the closest to the original studio master that has ever been achieved, anytime, anywhere.

We're celebrating this anniversary the best way we know, with a sale!  Investigate our full range of headphones here, or for any recommendations feel free to drop us a line.

24 June, 2014 by Angus Perry

Smooth Delicate Balance, Wonderful Aftertaste

There's a restaurant in Florence, a few streets from the river, hidden away next to a book shop.  There's no parking, even for the omnipresent scooters, only pedestrian access.  Walking in, it doesn't seem to be too flashy a place.  I'd been referred here by a local guide, and it was definitely a restaurant, only somehow... more like a dining room with a couple of extra tables and chairs crammed in.  I took the plunge and took a table, joined by a brave cadre of friends, none of whom spoke a drop of Italian.

Almost three hours later, we were in a state of food-induced bliss.  We had each had a Florentine steak, notable for being uniquely non-beefy, accompanied by some fantastic wine, some fresh white beans in olive oil and the kind of loud and unbridled conversation which being on the other side of the world seems to draw out.  It was a great sensation and incredibly rewarding, all simply because we suspended our judgement until after tasting.

Indeed, the world is full of wonderful flavours. When someone can create a flavour so universally desirable that people will cross to the unknown part of town, abandon the safety net of their own language and commit to it sight unseen, the resultant praise echoes far and wide. The PSB Imagine T2s are a pair of speakers which fit that description.

The T2s have a smooth sound, free of overly-dominant bass or treble, instead revealing equally all parts of the recording.  Housed in sleek, slim and curvy, sexy cabinets are the stunningly clear tweeter, high-mounted midrange driver and three bass drivers, ensuring a command of sound pressure to suit rooms virtually any size.  The dispersion is amazing, with off-axis performance that even the fatter modern floorstanders struggle to match.

We've got just one pair of these beauties available for a very, very quick flash sale, so if you're considering a pair of speakers around this price point, this one-off special is unlikely to ever be repeated.

Check out the product page, or for any specific enquiries, drop us a line.

~Angus

03 February, 2014 by Angus Perry

Added new specials on Marantz

#marantz #MHFSale I have added some really good specials to the site. We have a range of Marantz AVRs on sale including the new models. Here are a couple for the complete list have a look here

04 December, 2013 by Omer Sheikh
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