Due to demand from our customers, we are now stockists of vinyl at our Coventry store. We are going to start off with several hundred from classic artists like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Doors, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, and also more modern artists like Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Rage Against The Machine, Queens Of The Stone Age, Pearl jam, Radiohead, and The Black Keys. We’ll build up our stocks over time (and be able to order) records from all major labels such as Polydor, Warner, Decca, EMI etc to smaller labels such as Music On Vinyl, XL Recordings, and Warp, plus many, many more.
To commemorate their 50th Anniversary, KEF have released the LS50, an modern version of the old LS3/5a studio monitor that KEF worked on with the BBC back in the 1960′s. They have been updated using technology from KEF’s Blade loudspeaker.
We are now agents for SVS Subwoofers. Products are now available for demonstration in store.
Anniversaries seem to be popping up here, there, and everywhere at the moment, but it’s all good as we’re getting new products and benefits like PMC’s 20 year warranty! This offer marks PMC’s 20th Anniversary, and will be backdated to any purchases made since the 1st January 2011 (as long as they’ve been registered of course!).
In the reception area, you’ll hear and Arcam hi-fi playing music being streamed wirelessly to the
Arcam R-DAC, playing through an Arcam A38 amplifier and through a pair of KEF Q300 loudspeakers.
Naim Audio have announced a hard disk player / server called the UnitiServe. It allows direct ‘bit for bit’ ripping from CD to it’s onboard 1.5TB hard drive, and includes a UPnP audio server within it’s small, half width “HiCap sized” box. The UnitiServe is a derivative of Naim’s HDX HDD / CD player, sharing much of the technology used in one of the best HDD CD players available.
The UnitiServe will support high resolution audio up to 24 bit/192kHz, and most audio formats (WAV/AIFF/FLAC/OGG/AAC/WMA/MP3), and can be controlled by the existing Naim HDX control App for the iPod Touch / iPhone.
There is also a UnitiServe SSD, which removes the internal HDD drive and will assign ripped CD’s to an external NAS drive.
I have full specs here, so if there’s any specifics anyone wants to know, feel free to ask!
The UnitiServe will be available from June 2010.
We are pleased to announce that we are now agents for Bryston, and have the following items on demo:
The BCD1 CD Player
The BDA1 Digital/Analogue Convertor
The BP26 two box Pre-Amplifier
The 4Bsst2 Power Amplifier
Other models in the Bryston range can be made available for demo with a little notice.
Would anyone like a Denon DM37in Black? Be quick as they’ll go!
Welcome to the Frank Harvey Hi-Fi Blog.
This info page is run independently to our main sales website, hifix.co.uk, and is used to provide you with a place to visit to find out more about us and be informed of new models, events, special offers, and other hugely interesting ‘stuff’.
In the About Us section you’ll find details and history as well as photos of Frank Harvey Hi-Fi and our Coventry showroom.
In the HiFix.co.uk tab you’ll find more detail about our website, which will be added to over the coming weeks.
The On Demo section gives you a full listing of manufacturers and products we have available for demo in our three storey showroom, along with a few photos.
Forums tend to be a place of valuable information for many people, and we felt that our customers, and our customers-to-be could do with a friendly forum where they can ask any questions they need answered, as well as join in day to day discussions about anything and everything. As well as sections for hi-fi and audio/visual, there is a trading section where you can sell your old equipment and post wants, read about upcoming shows and events, new products, as well as discussing movies and music. There’s even a section for your very own blog, where you can tell us what you’re doing, what your listening to, or just tell everyone about your day if you so wish. So pop over to www.peoplesrepublicofhifi.co.uk and sign up, say hello, and join in!
All the staff are signed up to the forum, the only thing missing, is you
Denon’s new Universal BDP4010 Bluray player is now on demo in store.
There’s more to the Profile 2.0 4010 than the serious looking facia - it isn’t just a Bluray player. As well as playing Bluray and DVD discs, it will also play DVD-Audio and SACD discs too, with onboard 7.1 decoding and full bass management powered by Denon’s dual 32bit SHARC processors. Anchor Bay’s VRS video procing is also present.
Now for the cool bit. As a a world’s first, the BDP4010 features an integral web browser and remote access capabilities – alowing it to be controlled via an iPhone or iPod Touch.