Napthine Porter clients at Bristol Sound & Vision - 21st - 23rd February 2013

Several of Napthine Porter’s clients will be at Bristol this weekend, with many exhibiting new and exciting products fresh from CES 2013 and making their UK debut. Here’s a guide to what’s new from our client portfolio.

Who: Atlas Cables
Where: Third floor, room 324 and 7b Bristol Suite
What: New Element USB Cable

Atlas is demonstrating, in its third floor demonstration room, the clear improvements that quality dielectrics, conductors and plugs make to sound quality. Downstairs in the Bristol Suite, Atlas is demonstrating its new Element USB cable and selling, at very substantial discounts, a variety of second, discontinued and used stock on a first come first served basis.

Who: Audio Suspension
Where: Conservatory/Terrace (2b)
What: new ASU-100 wall shelf

Newcomer Audio Suspension will be showing off its beautifully crafted Perspex wall shelf, the ASU-100, and inviting show-goers to enter a free prize draw to win a unit. Designer Adam Billingham will be on hand to talk about the design and discuss custom options for consumers wanting bespoke solutions for precious turntables, individual components and even complete systems.

Who: Chord Electronics
Where: Lower ground floor, Matthew Suite
What: new DSX 1000 streamer on demo, plus new SPM1200 MkII power amp

Chord Electronics will be taking a suite at Bristol with the new DSX 1000 advanced network streamer making its debut. Hear the DSX along with the new SPM1200 MkII power amp, a Chord Electronics classic, and discover the Red Reference MkIII CD player, plus some of the best models from the Choral and Chordette ranges.

Visitors can win a £990 QuteHD DAC over the weekend and full Chord Electronics systems can also be found in two further rooms: Atlas Cables and Hi-Fi Choice.

Who: Computer Audio Design
Where: Second floor, room 228
What: new CAD1543 USB super-DAC

Computer Audio Design will debut its incredible CAD 1543 USB DAC at Bristol and demonstrate how careful CD rips can sound better than the CDs themselves! Unashamedly computer-orientated, the CAD 1543 DAC has been designed to deliver the same natural, effortless sound that’s inherent in the best analogue source components, with all the advantages and convenience of computer control.

Come and say hello to designer Scott Berry and discover for yourself how CD rips can sound better that the real thing with CAD’s £6,900 super-convertor.

Who: Cyrus Audio
Where: Lower ground floor, Cabot suite (for the Anniversary Series System); ground floor, stand Bristol 11
What: new Anniversary Series System plus streamers and die-cast chassis galore

Cambridge’s finest audio manufacturer will be unveiling the Anniversary Series System to the public during closed demos with Technical Director Peter Bartlett in the Cabot suite. For those of you who made the launch in Soho recently, here’s the chance to hear this painstakingly fine-tuned system sing. You can register to hear this limited-edition celebratory system now: Meanwhile, on the ground floor, show visitors can see the award-winning streaming range and talk streaming and system-building with the Cyrus team.

Who: Frequency
Where: Ground floor, stand 7c
What: Blackbox noise-cancelling headphones, thinksound headphones, Motorheadphones, Degauss Labs headphones, Jays headphones, Murkury headphones and Music Angel Friendz

Visit Frequency for audio smartphone accessories including headphones, earphones and speakers. Thinksound’s high-end, eco-wood earphones deliver sound as it’s intended to be heard. Blackbox’s C20 Earphones boasts Active Noise Cancellation with their patented technology. Scandinavian headphone manufacturers JAYS and Degauss Labs create incredible sound without compromising style. Music Angel Friendz speakers provide revolutionary sound from their surprisingly small, yet chic design. Motorheadphones deliver everything louder than everything else, whilst Merkury products are ideal for the fashion conscious youth.

Who: McIntosh (Jordan Acoustics)
Where: Second floor, room 222
What: New D100 digital preamp and full McIntosh system

Napthine Porter’s latest client, McIntosh Laboratory, will be demoing its new D100 digital preamp, which at £3,000 offers incredible value and entry into the exclusive McIntosh owners’ club! The mighty demo system also includes the C500 Reference two-box preamp and the 50-year-strong MC275 Mk6 power amps, which will be also be making their UK show debut. With Focal Scala Utopias on the end, this will be a system not to be missed!

Who: Michell Engineering
Where: Second floor, room 214
What: New moving coil cartridges, aluminium speaker spikes and floor protectors

Michell Engineering is displaying its range of turntables and accessories. Listen to the Orbe SE being played through ProAc D18 loudspeakers. New for 2013, high quality, aluminium speaker spikes and floor protectors and a new addition to the range, the Michell Engineering moving coil cartridges.

Who: T+A
Where: Third floor, room 312
What: New HV (High Voltage) Series

The new HV (High Voltage) Series makes its UK premier at Bristol this weekend.  Featuring the PA 3000 HV amplifier and the MP 3000 HV media player, the HV Series sets new standards for non-compromising audiophiles - no matter how their music is stored - thanks to the latest T&A DAC technology and huge power delivery. Also on show is the award-winning DAC 8 and E-Series electronics.

For further information, sample requests or any images, please contact one of the team:

Andy Napthine – / 07920 425166
Alan Porter – / 07922 073208
Dan George – / 07899 808918

We look forward to seeing you there!

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