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09.11.2021 | News

Grado launches new Reference tri-wood headphones, the RS1x and RS2x

Grado Labs is introducing the new Reference Series, which brings fourth generation X Drivers to the RS1x and RS2x. The RS1x combines maple, cocobolo, and hemp wood, while the RS2x’s housing marries maple and hemp wood.

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05.11.2021 | News

Striking ACRO BE100 Bluetooth wireless speaker delivers superior hi-fi grade stereo sound

Astell&Kern, the global leader in premium high-resolution audio devices debuts the ACRO BE100 Bluetooth wireless speaker. The result of Astell&Kern's advances in audio technology evolved over decades, this speaker delivers superior room-filling, hi-fi calibre stereo sound that belies it compact profile

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04.11.2021 | News

Armour Home brands take home two What Hi-Fi? Product of the Year Awards

We thrilled to announce that Amour Home brands, Grado and Astell&Kern won Product of the Year gongs at the What Hi-Fi? award 2021 event last night in London.

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22.10.2021 | News

Astell&Kern unveils the second-generation model of its award-winning, ultra-portable hi-res audio player

Astell&Kern, the global leader in premium portable high-resolution audio devices, introduces the second generation model of its popular and award-winning entry-level player, the A&norma SR25 MKII

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15.10.2021 | News

Astell&Kern’s latest IEM, the AK ZERO1, features three different types of drivers for a new hybrid sound performance

Astell&Kern, the global leader in premium portable high-resolution audio devices, introduces its latest in-ear monitor (IEM), the AK ZERO1, featuring three different types of drivers to deliver a ground-breaking hybrid sound.

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08.10.2021 | News / Press Releases

No artificial colouring: Q Acoustics’ new Concept loudspeaker range delivers purity of sound

Leading audio specialist Q Acoustics introduces the newest models of its award-winning series of Concept stereo and home cinema loudspeakers: Concept 30 standmount, Concept 50 floorstander and Concept 90 centre channel.

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06.10.2021 | News / Press Releases

QED’s new Performance Ultra High Speed HDMI 2.1 cable supports full 8K video content

British audio specialists QED introduces the Performance Ultra High Speed HDMI 2.1 cable, designed to handle high-quality, uncompressed 8K video at up to 60 frames per second. Succeeding the company’s Performance Premium range of digital cables and remaining at the same price, this single HDMI 2.1 cable is an affordable, top-quality proposition for all dedicated home cinema enthusiasts.

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04.10.2021 | News

Armour Home brands scoop seven What Hi-Fi? Best Buy Awards

October is always an exciting month at Amour Home towers as What Hi-Fi? announces its Best Buy awards. Today saw the publication reveal the outstanding products in each price category and Armour Home brands scooped seven(!) gongs.

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01.10.2021 | News / Press Releases

QED unveils Reference Audio 40 interconnect with second generation Analoc™ plug technology

British audio specialists QED introduces the latest version of its award-winning Reference Audio 40 interconnect, featuring second generation Analoc™ plug technology.

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27.08.2021 | News / Press Releases

Astell&Kern’s latest A&ultima SP2000T portable digital audio player packs a next gen triple amp system

Astell&Kern, the global leader in premium portable high-resolution audio devices, introduces its newest member of its A&ultima series, the SP2000T

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18.08.2021 | News / Press Releases

Q Acoustics M20: The perfect high-resolution wireless audio system for music, movies and gaming

British audio specialist Q Acoustics today introduces the M20 HD wireless music system, the most powerful, immersive and convenient way to enjoy music, movies and gaming sound anywhere in the home.

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02.08.2021 | News / Press Releases

Armour Home Electronics appoints Fidelity Imports to distribute its Goldring brand in the US

We’re delighted to announce we have appointed Fidelity Imports as the exclusive US distributor of our leading phono cartridge and record care brand, Goldring.

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25.06.2021 | News / Press Releases

Astell&Kern and Campfire Audio collaborate on the stunning AK Solaris X in-ear monitors

Introducing the AK SOLARIS X in-ear monitor (IEM). Based on Campfire Audio’s Solaris 2020, this X model is designed and tuned especially for Astell&Kern, re-imagining the original’s sonics to faithfully convey a deep, rich but natural sound, synonymous with Astell&Kern.

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26.05.2021 | News / Press Releases

Q Acoustics Q Active 400 now available

Following the successful launch of Q Acoustics’ first ever active system, the Q Active 200 bookshelf speaker, the audio specialist is announcing the availability of the Q Active 400 floorstanding model. Please find a link to the press release below.

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17.05.2021 | News / Press Releases

Prestige X Series: Grado upgrades its hall-of-fame open-back headphone range

Building on the award-winning e series, the new Prestige X Series, sees a further refinement of its predecessor, featuring new enhanced speakers, an advanced cable design and a more comfortable headband across its five models – the SR60x, SR80x, SR125x, SR225x and SR325x.

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27.04.2021 | News / Press Releases

Armour Home Electronics appoints Alltrade as the UK distributor of its leading custom install brands

Hertfordshire, UK Leading audio specialist Armour Home Electronics has appointed Alltrade as the UK Distributor of its leading install brands within the custom installation channel.

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23.04.2021 | News / Press Releases

Shape your sound with Astell&Kern’s A&futura SE180 modular DAC digital audio player

Astell&Kern, the global leader in premium portable high-resolution audio devices, introduces the SE180, the third model in its award-winning A&futura series and the audio specialist’s first player to feature interchangeable all-in-one DAC modules.

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07.04.2021 | News / Reviews

Astell&Kern AK USB-C Dual DAC Cable is a hit with the UK media

Back in March, Astell&Kern, the global leader in premium portable high-resolution audio devices, launched the AK USB-C Dual DAC Cable - the first time the brand had release product in this category.

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19.03.2021 | News

Meet Astell&Kern's new sonic sensation

Astell&Kern, the global leader in premium portable high-resolution audio devices, introduces the AK USB-C Dual DAC Cable, enabling music fans to experience the best sound quality possible from a computer or mobile device, while on-the-move.

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01.03.2021 | News / Reviews

In the KANN! Astell&Kern’s latest portable DAP gets the 5 Star treatment

Astell&Kern has racked up many awards and accolades over the years for its range of premium portable high-resolution digital audio players (DAP) and the company’s latest model, the powerhouse KANN ALPHA, continues this run of success.

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18.02.2021 | News / Reviews

Are you Ready to Roon? Q Acoustics' Q Active speaker range now supports this immersive music platform

Our aim with the newly launched, stunning Q Active speaker range was to make it compatible with today's most innovative, liked-minded music services

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11.02.2021 | News / Reviews

Audio press buying into Goldring’s Ethos

When it comes to a rich heritage, Goldring has few peers in the hi-fi industry. Established in 1906, the company is proud to boast over 100 years of audio expertise.

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25.01.2021 | News / Reviews

It's FREAKING Fantastic! Q Acoustics Concept 500 wows New Record Day

Seeing a positive response to our audio products, whether from customers or the media always makes our day.

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14.12.2020 | News

Double hit! Grado and Milty feature on Financial Times

Christmas has come early at Armour Home. Both the Grado GT220 true wireless earbuds and the Miilty Zerostat 3 anti-static gun hit the Financial Times' 'Last-minute gadgets for Christmas' guide and both got an overwhelmingly big thumbs up.

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10.12.2020 | News

Few true wireless earbuds sound this good

Grado launched the GT220 - it's first pair of true wireless earbuds - back in October and the response from the experts has been overwhelmingly positive. It has received 5 star accolades and awards from some of the leading consumer technology and lifestyle publications around the world including Forbes, Techradar, Wired, Trusted Reviews and Pocket-Lint.

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10.12.2020 | News

Clean up your act with QED's 5 star XT5 power cable

If you want a second opinion from other experts then please pour over these 5 star reviews from leading hi-fi magazines, Hi-Fi Choice and Hi-Fi World below. Hi-Fi Choice was so impressed with the XT5's performance it even stamped it with its Recommended award.

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01.11.2020 | News

Announcing the Q Acoustics Q Active loudspeaker series to the world

Excitement levels reached fever pitch in Armour Home towers when we introduced the Q Acoustics Q Active 200 and Q Active 400 to the world in early October. Our first ever truly active loudspeaker range and a stunning high-resolution system, it seemed the global media shared our enthusiasm.

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02.10.2020 | News / Press Releases

Grado GT220 Wireless Series

With the GT220, Grado brings it's decades if expertise to a true-wireless in-ear monitor. Experience the legendary Grado signature sound with GT220 - a new benchmark in true-wireless audio.

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09.09.2020 | News / Press Releases

ONE PLAYER TO RULE THEM ALL

KANN ALPHA, the third product in the KANN series, which is loved by audiophiles around the world, was designed to solve the problem of providing ultra high power output in a digital audio player, while ensuring a compact design.

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21.08.2020 | News / Press Releases

QED Performance Active Optical HDMI LSZH Cable

QED's engineers have been applying their unstinting excellence to developing an HDMI cable that exceeds today's requirements and is ready to handle each and every upcoming HDMI standard.

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20.08.2020 | News / Press Releases

QED XT5 POWER CABLE

QED knows full well the standard of the mains power that drives hi-fi equipment can have a profound effect on its performance.

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26.06.2020 | News / Press Releases

Astell & Kern introduces A&futura SE200: the world's first multi-DAC digital audio player.

Astell & Kern, the global leader in high-resolution audio players, today announced the SE200, the second model in its premium A&futura series and the world's first player to come equipped with amulti-DAC.

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04.06.2020 | News / Press Releases

BusiSoft AV appointed exclusive Australian distributor

Armour has announced today that it has appointed BusiSoft AV ("BusiSoft") as its new exclusive Australian distributor for Armour's award winning brand portfolio that includes Q Acoustics, QED and Goldring.

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30.01.2020 | Reviews

Grado Press Coverage January 2020

Please see below the latest PR coverage, including:

The Grado GS3000e headphones were reviewed today on whathifi.com, and they gave it 5 out of 5 stars

Quote: "Class-leading sound... they will outshine most alternatives"

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23.01.2020 | Reviews

Q Acoustics Press Coverage January 2020

Please see below the latest PR coverage, including:

The 3010i 5.1 PLUS is reviewed in the new issue of Home Cinema Choice, receiving a 5 star rating and a 'HCC Best Buy' award. It is also the front cover star.

Gear Patrol has given the Concept 300s the #1 spot in a roundup of the best bookshelf speakers of 2020.

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12.09.2019 | Reviews

Concept 300 - Q Hits The Stands - HiFiWorld 5 Globes

The new Concept 300 loudspeakers from Q Acoustics come with their own stands for better sound. Jon Myles explains all.

Standmount loudspeakers have some definitive advantages over floorstanders – size (obviously), price (usually) and the fact that their smaller cabinet size gives a sense of cleanliness and focus to musical replay.

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07.06.2019 | Reviews

Goldring Ethos Ear Review

Cartridge design has changed very little over the years. There have been some differences in the generator unit itself...

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01.04.2019 | Reviews / News

Q Acoustics In the Press

Find out about our latest news and reviews for our range of products

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01.02.2019 | Reviews / News

Concept 300 Launched

See what the press have to say about our new Q Acoustics Concept 300 Speakers.

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11.09.2018 | Reviews / News / Press Releases

Goldring Ethos Launched

Goldring is starting to ship its new Ethos moving coil cartridge; a top-of-the-range cartridge with outstanding sound reproduction capabilities, designed and hand-built in the United Kingdom. Measurements and listening tests show that the design of Ethos has achieved new heights of performance both on paper and in practice.

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28.08.2018 | Reviews / News

PR Coverage August 2018

What Hi-Fi?'s Best Speaker Packages.
Quote: 'Q Acoustics' 3010i bookshelf speakers form the basis of this excellent speaker package. It's a beautifully-balanced system with an expressive centre channel and a clear, musical presentation..'

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09.06.2018 | Reviews / News

PR Coverage June 2018

Top Ten Reviews updated their ranking of best floor standing speakers & the 3050s have taken the top spot for "Best Overall". This site is very highly ranked site on Google and our first coverage with them.

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07.05.2018 | Reviews / News

PR Coverage May 2018

Top Ten Reviews updated their ranking of best floor standing speakers & the 3050s have taken the top spot for "Best Overall". This site is very highly ranked site on Google and our first coverage with them.

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17.04.2018 | Reviews / News

PR Coverage April 2018

Top Ten Reviews updated their ranking of best floor standing speakers & the 3050s have taken the top spot for "Best Overall". This site is very highly ranked site on Google and our first coverage with them.

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14.03.2018 | Reviews / News

PR Coverage March 2018

The Concept 20 has been nominated as one of the best 30 hi-fi speakers of What Hi-Fi?'s lifetime.
Quote: 'The strength of the competition at their price is fierce, but it speaks to the talents of Q Acoustics' Concept 20s that they remain a favourite.'

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14.02.2018 | Reviews / News

PR Coverage February 2018

M4 featured in TechRadar Super Bowl buying guide under the category of "The Best Sound Bar For The Super Bowl". M2 is reviewed on Trusted Reviews, receiving a 4.5 out of 5 star rating and a 'Trusted Reviews Recommended' award.

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14.01.2018 | Reviews / News

PR Coverage January 2018

M4 featured in TechRadar Super Bowl buying guide under the category of "The Best Sound Bar For The Super Bowl". M2 is reviewed on Trusted Reviews, receiving a 4.5 out of 5 star rating and a 'Trusted Reviews Recommended' award.

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14.12.2017 | Reviews / News

PR Coverage December 2017

M4 featured in TechRadar Super Bowl buying guide under the category of "The Best Sound Bar For The Super Bowl". M2 is reviewed on Trusted Reviews, receiving a 4.5 out of 5 star rating and a 'Trusted Reviews Recommended' award.

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17.10.2017 | News

AUDICA TO SHOWCASE PRODUCTS AT LEADING HOTEL EVENT

Audica, the leading commercial loudspeaker company and part of Armour Home, will be exhibiting with Audiologic, the specialist provider of pro-audio and commercial sound equipment, at this month’s Independent Hotel Show at Olympia London.

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20.08.2017 | News / Press Releases

New Goldring E Series

Goldring is starting to ship its new E Series Moving Magnet cartridges; a range of high performance, premium quality, British designed products for the resurgent turntable market.

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13.03.2017 | News / Press Releases

AUDICA DELIVERS SPEAKERS FOR GLOBAL AV SPECIALIST'S NEW FLAGSHIP SHOWROOM

Audica, the leading commercial loudspeaker company and part of Armour Home, has played a key role in the creation of a new flagship showroom launched by Trison Worldwide, the audiovisual integration specialists.

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01.01.2017 | News

AMAZON ALEXA VOICE CONTROL ENHANCES SYSTEMLINE E50 EXPERIENCE

Systemline, Europe's leading manufacturer of installed music systems, has optimised the functionality of its innovative built-in music system to integrate with the new Amazon Echo Dot, the hands-free system you control with your voice.

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20.12.2016 | News / Press Releases

AFFORDABLE HOME MUSIC SYSTEM WITH INNOVATIVE MOTION SENSOR

Systemline, the leading European manufacturer of installed music systems and part of Armour Home, the UK's leading provider of premium hi-fi, home theatre and entertainment products, has today officially launched E50.

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16.12.2016 | News / Press Releases

Q ACOUSTICS BOOSTS THE BASS 7000i STYLE

Award Winning Loudspeaker Company Q Acoustics is pleased to announce its multi-award winning '7000i' 5.1 Style Home Cinema Speaker package is to benefit from a subwoofer upgrade.

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18.10.2016 | News / Press Releases

Q ACOUSTICS PUSH GLOBAL EXPANSION WITH CANADA LAUNCH

Q Acoustics, the UK's fastest growing loudspeaker brand, has embarked on the next stage of its global growth by launching a range of its award-winning audio products in Canada.

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15.07.2016 | News / Press Releases

Q ACOUSTICS SPEAKERS READY TO ROCK AMERICA!

The wait is finally over! The UK's fastest growing loudspeaker brand is heading across the pond to take the US music scene by storm.

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02.03.2016 | News / Press Releases

Q ACOUSTICS INTRODUCES MEDIA 7000

The beautifully styled new Media 7000 is a small, yet hugely powerful and dynamic, Music and Home Cinema 2.1 Bluetooth amplifier and speaker package.

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18.02.2015 | News / Press Releases

Q ACOUSTICS LAUNCHES NEW '3000 SERIES' LOUDSPEAKERS

Q Acoustics, the award-winning British loudspeaker brand, is very proud to introduce an all-new range of hi-fi stereo and home cinema loudspeakers (TV speakers).

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03.09.2014 | News / Press Releases

Q ACOUSTICS ANNOUNCES NEW 'IN-WALL' LOUDSPEAKERS

Q Acoustics, the award winning British loudspeaker company; introduces 'in-wall' models to its highly successful Q-Install range of built-in, custom installation loudspeakers.

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16.05.2014 | News / Press Releases

Q ACOUSTICS MEDIA 4 SOUND QUALITY IS PROMISED TO 'RAISE THE (SOUND)BAR'

QAcoustics, the award winning British loudspeaker company; is pleased to announce the launch of 'Media 4'; an excellent new and genuinely hi-fi 'Soundbar' with aptX Bluetooth™ connectivity and a built-in subwoofer.

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10.02.2014 | News / Press Releases

Q ACOUSTICS RELEASES THE 'CONCEPT 40' ANOTHER ASTONISHING 'WORLD BEATING' LOUDSPEAKER

Make no mistake, the new Concept 40 is special. It delivers a sonic performance which until now, has only been enjoyed by those privileged enthusiasts who could afford wonderful, but very expensive, 'high end' loudspeakers.

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23.01.2014 | News / Press Releases

QED INTRODUCES ITS NEW REFERENCE 'REAL GLASS' OPTICAL DIGITAL AUDIO INTERCONNECT CABLE

A Significant And Measurable Improvement In Digital Data Transfer. QED, the specialist UK hi-fi and home cinema connectivity manufacturer, is pleased to introduce its new Reference 'Real Glass' Optical Digital Interconnect..

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