T+A Engineering Emotion Event

Martins Hi-Fi invites you to come in and listen to Music. Not just any music, we want to hear YOUR favourite album – START to FINISH! 5th, 6th & 7th August

 We don’t care if it is Rock, Classical, Dance, Indy, 60’s 70’s 80’s, 00’s, Dub Step, Heavy Metal, Jazz, Blues, Punk, Grunge, World Music, Acoustic, or in fact any other Genre. The only rule is that the music must be Special to YOU.

You will have chosen the music, so it is only fair that we choose the System. We have teamed up with KoG Audio for this event and have no hesitation in choosing the formidable:

  • T+A HV Series (Electronics)
  • Vimberg Tonda Diamond (Loudspeakers)
  • TelluriumQ (Interconnects and Cables)
  • Taiko Extreme (Server)

(covid rules allowing) We will be serving you and your partner refreshing summer drinks to keep you hydrated whilst listening. Each listening session will last approximately 2 hours (no double albums) and will need to be booked in advance.

T+A HV-Series

The T+A HV-series has developed into a line of high-end electronics which has gained some of the finest reviews and assessments worldwide. In that short time, it has made T+A the leading high-end manufacturer in Germany. The HV Series first appeared in 2013 and was built upon thirty years of experience. 

The new HV series incorporates a revolutionary concept, combining the sonic and technical advantages of both technologies, at the same time avoiding the inherent disadvantages of present-day valves. HV = High Voltage technology is employed in the amplifier stages of all the machines in this series, and is the secret behind their outstanding performance and sound quality.

The source devices of the same series are just as uncompromising and superb as the amplifiers. They represent absolutely the highest level in the processing and reproduction of all digital sources.

T+A PDT HV Transport £14,725

T+A SDV HV DAC/Streamer £23,400

T+A P3100 HV Pre Amp £13,00

T+A M40 HV Mono Amplifiers £38,750

T+A sdv 3100 music streaming dac

Vimberg Tonda D

You have the choice: the Tonda comes with a 30 mm ceramic tweeter or optional with a 30 mm diamond tweeter. With our unique VIMBERG crossover technology, the ceramic tweeter offers clarity and openness in the high-frequency level rarely heard. And for those who want to have the reference choice, we do offer the even more exquisite 30 mm pure diamond tweeter option - and call it Tonda D.

We will be using the Vimberg Tonda D Loudspeakers £39,300 the Tonda D series starts at £37,000

  • 3-way fullrange loudspeaker
  • VIMBERG™ MRD-cabinet made out of waterproof high density fiberlaminate and reinfocring aluminum elements for all drivers
  • 1 x 30 mm Accuton™ Cell ceramic tweeter
  • 1 x 168 mm Accuton™ Cell ceramic midrange woofer
  • 3 x 190 mm Accuton™ Cell woofer, long excursion design with 3D shaped honeycomb sandwich diaphragm
  • optional: 30mm Accuton™ Cell diamond tweeter (Tonda D), also upgradeable anytime later
  • highend Mogami™ speaker cable wiring inside, Argento™ pure silver binding posts
  • highend crossover with VIMBERG™ monopulse technology: linear frequency response with optimized impulse response
  • exclusive use of Mundorf™ & Duelund™ components
  • dual-Tune bassreflex port design for lowest port noise and selectable F3
  • decoupling height adjustable isolation gliders and 3D-shaped installation triggers for optimized setup and placement to every floor
  • nominal impedance: 4 ohm (lowest point: 3.4 ohm at 100Hz)
  • efficiency at 2.83V/1m/1KHz: 90dB
  • exclusive VIMBERG™ real piano lacquer: summit white or jet black
  • exclusive VIMBERG™ VELVETEC: Summit White, Jet Black, Slate Grey, Sonoma Orange, Amethyst and other colors on request
  • weight without packaging: 2 x 96 Kg (2 x 212 lbs.)
  • weight with packagaing: 2 x 110 Kg (2 x 243 lbs.)
  • weight with optional ATA-flightcase: 2 x 142 Kg (2 x 313 lbs.)
  • shipment dimensions: W 40 cm x L 170 cm x H 64 cm

Taiko Audio SGM Extreme £25,000

The Taiko Audio SGM Extreme is a State of the Art Music Server designed to deliver the most realistic sounding / live reproduction from stored music files and streaming music from Qobuz and Tidal.

The hardware architecture is a dual multicore CPU’s running under a Taiko Audio custom assembled operating system built from the ground up using the Windows 10 components designed for industrial controller applications with SOTA process schedulers. All data and software storage is non SSD, and utilizes non-SATA, non-volatile solid-state storage modules.

The Taiko Audio SGM Extreme is powered by a linear power supply with choke regulation and a large capacitor bank utilizing the highest audiophile-grade Dueland and Mundorf capacitors.

Music files can be stored in the internal storage up to 24 TB or in a NAS (Network-attached Storage)

The standard software suite is Roon with the delivery of the data stream to JPlay which delivers the data stream to the USB controller.

Silver Diamond Speaker Cable

The Silver Diamond are the cables that we were not sure could be made (although we hoped that they would be possible).

So what’s different? Well compared to the Black Diamond, which was our award winning multi-product of the year cable, the Silver Diamond has even better bass definition, improved detail and a more extended top end (without any harshness) and something else which people are finding hard to define simply because they have not heard it before. As one of the first people to hear the cable said there is a “certain rightness” to the sound and that is because we have got closer to achieving our goal in cable development and signal transmission than ever before and you can hear it. Perhaps an analogy would be to talk about the Black Diamond as HD image quality whereas the Silver Diamond gives you 4K Ultra HD quality with 3D effortlessly thrown in for good measure.

This cable behaves differently to our others needing a run through of track three from our System disc to properly embed it before listening on a new system even when it is run in – almost like conditioning the system to make the most of the cable’s abilities. It may sound a bit strange that a system needs to be tuned up or put in tune to get the most from this cable but the cable is something quite unique as you will hear if your get the chance to listen to a system using it.

We are very proud to have this cable finally crowning our ranges.

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