Looking for high-end speaker research resources

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  1. research_pa

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    Hi everyone, my first time posting/visiting.

    I am working on a multi-country research project investigating high-end speaker systems and need to ask for advice & guidance about audiophile publications and retailers.

    Any recommendations for specialist/trade magazines or journals focused on high-end speakers and audio equipment? I am hoping to find magazines I would not find at first glance at a local newsagent or bookstore, but all suggestions are welcome.

    Additionally, would anyone recommend and have contact info for a local (to you) audio retailer based on the store's reputation, knowledge and range of equipment offered? Ideally I am looking for one that has a decent customer base or advertising presence in their respective market.

    If you have any recommendations or represent/own a high-end audio shop I would like to hear from you or read what you feel are worthwhile resources in the industry.

    Cheers,

    Peter Shackelford
    Research – Parks Associates
     
  2. Mark.Yudkin

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    How about http://www.highendpalace.com/? However, they do not have any high end planar speakers (Quad, Martin Logan, SoundLabs, Final, Magnepan, Bohlender Graebener, etc.), so for those you'll need to look elsewhere.
     
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    I would give Absolute Sounds www.absolutesounds.com a call. They have been the UK distributer for many of the high end equipment for several decades
     
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    For a mag, look at something like Hi-Fi+, typically full of high end gear.

    For a dealer, also consider the Sound of Music, near Tunbridge Wells. I've never seen a shop so stuffed full of expensive kit.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback and reccomendations. I'll look over the sites listed.

    How about trade shows that speaker manufacturers would attend. I know of the CEDIA and the Sound & Vision show in Bristol, but not many others.

    Anyone know of Audio-oriented trade shows occuring in the UK or USA?

    Thanks again everyone.
     
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    Here are some hyperlinks: please note not all of them are high end, but I am sure you can narrow it down by looking at the price list.

    If you are London based have a look at KJ West One. This is a retailer that stocks several high speakers.

    Have fun.
    Acapella (http://www.acapella.de/german/) These guys have some really amazing pictures on their webpage!! WAF = 0 points
    Acoustic Energy (http://www.acoustic-energy.co.uk/product_range/aego_series/index.asp)
    ALR Jordan (http://www.alr-jordan.com/)
    Anthony Gallo (http://www.anthonygallo.co.uk/)
    Aerial (www.aerialacoustics.com)
    Ascendo (http://www.ascendo.de/english/frameA.htm) ---> have a look at this link ->>>> Click on System M and then on the pic (http://www.ascendo.de/english/frameSW.htm)
    Art (http://www.loudspeaker-art.com/)
    Artcoustic (http://www.artcoustic.com/Latest news.htm)
    Audica (http://www.audica.co.uk/AUDICA_en/products.php)
    Audio Physic (http://www.audiophysic.de/ausstattung/index_e.html)
    Audio Pro (http://www.csesolutions.co.uk/cse-range-detail.asp?BID=11)
    AVI (http://www.avihifi.co.uk/index.html)
    BC Acoustique (http://www.bc-acoustique.com/default.asp?Langue=EN)
    BK (http://www.bkelec.com/)
    Bose (http://www.bose.co.uk/GB/en/shopping/index.jsp)
    Boston Acoustics (http://www.bostonacoustics.com/home_product.aspx?collection_id=1)
    Bower & Wilkins (http://www.bowers-wilkins.com/)
    Cabasse (http://www.cabasse.com/english/index.php)
    Canton (http://www.canton.de/en-produktdetail-vento-ventoreference1dc.htm)
    Celestion (http://www.celestion.com/products/fseries/fseries.html)
    Chario (http://www.chario.it/histo.php?lang=1)
    Dali (http://www.dali.dk/uk/)
    Duevel (http://www.highendaudio.com/duevel.htm)
    Dynaudio (http://www.dynaudio.co.uk/)
    Eben (http://www.eben.dk/)
    Elac (http://www.elac.com/en/index.html)
    Eltax (http://www.eltax.com/eltax/index.php?item=6&page=HIFI)
    Epos (http://www.epos-acoustics.com/product_list.asp?type=floorstanding)
    Final (http://www.final.nl/)
    Focal (http://www.focal.tm.fr/)
    Gale (http://www.gale.co.uk/)
    GamuT (http://www.gamutaudio.com/products/category.asp?cat=5)
    genelec (www.genelec-ht.com)
    Hansen (http://www.hansenaudio.com/Etmkingrev1.htm)
    Harbeth (http://www.harbeth.com/hifispeakers/overview/index.php)
    Heco (http://www.heco-audio.de/EN/produkte/produktliste.asp?lang=EN&ebene=produkte&sid=124)
    Infinity (http://www.infinitysystems.com/home/products/category2.aspx?Language=ENG&Region=EUROPE&Country=GB)
    Jamo (http://www.jamo.com/Default.aspx?ID=5958)
    JAS Audio (http://www.jas-audio.com/Joomla_en/index.php)
    JBL (http://www.jbl.com/home/products/se...&SerId=HMM&Language=ENG&Country=US&Region=USA)
    Kef (http://www.kef.com/)
    Klipsch (http://www.klipsch.com/)
    Krell (http://www.krellonline.com/krell_series.php?id=32&page=accessories)
    Linn (http://www.linn.co.uk/)
    Living Voice (http://www.livingvoice.co.uk/home.htm)
    M&K (http://www.mksound.com/)
    Magnat (http://www.magnat.de/content/homeentertainment/ratgeber-faq/ratgeber01_en.asp)
    Magnepan (http://www.magnepan.com/model_MG_201)
    Martin Logan (http://www.uk.martinlogan.com/frontpage.html)
    MBL (http://www.mbl-germany.de/english/start.html)
    Meridian (http://www.meridian-audio.com/welcome.htm)
    Mission (http://www.mission.co.uk/)
    Monitor Audio (http://www.monitoraudio.co.uk/)
    MA Platinumseries (http://www.platinumseries.co.uk/)
    Mordaunt Short (http://www.mordauntshort.com/default.php?TID=1)
    Naim (http://www.naim-audio.com/products/intro_loudspeaker.html)
    Neat (http://www.neat.co.uk/)
    Peak Consult (http://www.peak-consult.dk/)
    PSB (http://www.psbspeakers.com/products)
    Onkyo (http://www.eu.onkyo.com/)
    Opera (http://www.ukd.co.uk/product-list.asp?b=9&m=10)
    Pioneer (http://www.pioneer.co.uk/uk/products/42/index.html)
    PMC (http://www.pmc-speakers.com/)
    ProAc (http://www.proac-loudspeakers.com/)
    Q Acoustics (http://www.qacoustics.co.uk/)
    Quad (http://www.quad-hifi.co.uk/)
    Quadral (http://www.quadral.com/index.php?lang=en&pID=)
    Rega (http://www.rega.co.uk/html/senta.htm)
    REL (http://www.rel.net/)
    Revel (http://www.revelspeakers.com/products/index.asp)
    Roksan (http://www.roksan.co.uk/)
    Ruark (http://www.ruark.co.uk/)
    Sequence (http://www.labaudio.ch/english/fichas/sequence_300.htm)
    Snell (http://www.snellacoustics.com/)
    Sonos (http://www.sonos.com/products/loudspeaker/specs.htm)
    Sonus Faber (http://www.sonusfaber.com/index.html)
    Sony (http://www.sony.co.uk/view/ShowProd...te=odw_en_GB&category=HCS+Home+Cinema+Speaker)
    SpeakerCraft (http://www.csesolutions.co.uk/product-detail.asp?PID=2692)
    Spendor (http://www.spendoraudio.com/exp1024.htm)
    Stirling (http://www.stirlingbroadcast.net/)
    SVS (http://www.svsound.com/)
    System Audio (http://www.system-audio.com/)
    Tannoy (http://www.tannoy-speakers.com/)
    TDL (http://www.tdl-loudspeakers.co.uk/history.htm)
    Teufel (http://www.teufel.de/de/index.cfm)
    Thiel (http://www.thielaudio.com/)
    Totem (http://www.totemacoustic.com/english/history/history.htm)
    Triangle (http://www.ukd.co.uk/product-list.asp?b=11&m=10)
    Usher (http://www.usheraudiousa.com/products/loudspeakers/usher-series/s-520-shielded)
    Velodyne (http://www.velodyne.com/velodyne/coolinstalls/default.aspx)
    Vivid Audio (http://www.vividaudio.com/)
    Visaton (http://www.impactaudio.co.uk/speakers.asp?grp=16&sgrp=16&session=d6942ad92a69b570ac21715f97f0083c)
    Wharfedale (http://www.wharfedale.co.uk/home.php)
    Wilson Audio (http://www.wilsonaudio.com/)
    Yamaha (http://www.wilson-benesch.com/]Wilson Benesch[/url]
    [url="http://www.yamaha-europe.com/yamaha_europe/uk/20_proaudio/70_speakers/10_no_category/05_installation_series/index.html)
    Zingali (http://www.zingali.it/)
     

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