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Welcome to Igloo Audio

Igloo Audio is a premier HiFi dealer that takes an individual approach, driven by our love of music. We are the first call in you becoming acquainted with the complexities of computer audio, streamers and DACs, supplying only the very best HiFi equipment: including turntables, amplifiers, speakers and sophisticated room correction tools.

COVID-19: We are open during these difficult times and working with suppliers to ensure a good supply of product. Delivery times may lengthen slightly due to reduced staffing and we would urge you to call us if requiring a delivery ETA.

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HiFiMan Jade II Electrostatic Headphones
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AURALiC ARIES G1 Wireless Streaming Transporter
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Chord Ultima 6 Power Amplifier
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Matrix Audio X-Sabre Pro DAC Open Box
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Lumin U1 Mini Audiophile Network Transport
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Hegel H95 Integrated Amplifier
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ATC SCM40 Floorstanding Speakers
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Puritan Audio PS106 Advanced Purifiers
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Exposure 3010S2D Integrated Amplifier
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HiFiMan Susvara Headphones
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PS Audio Stellar Power Plant 3 Open Box
PS Audio Stellar Power Plant 3 Open Box
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Amphion Argon 3S Standmount Speakers (Pair)
Amphion Argon 3S Standmount Speakers (Pair)
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Matrix Audio X-SPDIF 2 Interface Converter
Matrix Audio X-SPDIF 2 Interface Converter
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Harbeth M30.2 XD Standmount Loudspeakers
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CANOR AI 1.10 Precision Tube Integrated Amplifier
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Gold Note PH-10 Phono Stage
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AEON 2 Open Headphones
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Matrix Audio Element X Hi-Res Streaming DAC
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Gold Note DS-10 PLUS DAC Streamer
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The professional division

Expert no-nonsense advice for audiophiles and recording engineers.
We cover all things audio from microphones to signal processing through to active monitoring for all users and businesses.

HARBETH MONITOR 20.1 PRO LOUDSPEAKERS

£1,698.00
  Available, Typically 7-15 Days

The smallest professional-use Harbeth is the Monitor 20.1 loudspeaker. The trusted natural Harbeth sound in a form factor ideal for small spaces such as outside broadcast trucks, workstation-offices and editing suites.

HARBETH MONITOR 30.1 PRO LOUDSPEAKERS

£2,695.00
  Available, Typically 7-15 Days

The Monitor 30.1 loudspeaker is a perfect all-round solution for natural sound in a modest cabinet size and is especially convenient in a wide-range 5-7-11 or Dolby Atmosô multi-channel sound authoring system.

HARBETH MONITOR 40.2 PRO LOUDSPEAKERS

£10,344.00
  Available, Typically 7-15 Days

The three-way Monitor 40.2 loudspeaker is the ultimate solution to 'Grade 1' audio monitoring, enhancing and modernising the sonic performance of the earlier models introduced in the late 1990s, themselves replacements for the obsolete two-way LS5/8.

Recent Customer Testimonials

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An Amp for music lovers.
Sunday, 23 August 2020  |  Charles

Careful speaker matching is very necessary. I will recommend Bookshelf speakers over Floorstands.


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Good sound but comfort issues
Saturday, 22 August 2020  |  Danny

I bought these headphones to see if cheaper planar types were any good. In short, they are. detail retrieval is excellent, the imaging is not too narrow and there is a real sense of spaciousness about the sound. However, for me as a glasses wearer the comfort is not quite there. The pressure from the headband is quite high and after a while can become uncomfortable. I suspect this would not be so much of an issue for someone not wearing glasses.


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Ugly Duckling with a Sweet Song
Friday, 14 August 2020  |  John

The Lindemann Limetree Bridge, like the other items in the series, will not be winning any beauty contests and may look a little out-of-place nestling beside traditional amplifiers. That is the worst thing I have to say.

Coupled with a Chord Qutest DAC, the sound quality produced by this humble-looking little box is astonishing. Deep, melodious and taut bass with no hint of boom. Excellent midrange clarity allows you to finally understand song lyrics. Sparkling crisp top end really lets you hear how rimshots on a high hat really sound!

The Android control app is stable and provides speedy assured control of the unit. Press 'Pause' on the app and the music really does stop right away. This is an important 'Plus' for the Limetree as there is no alternative remote control wand.

The combination of the Limetree Bridge and Chord Qutest put far more expensive streamers such as the Naim NDX 2 to shame in terms of pure audio performance. If you can live with the rather dowdy looks, then do not hesitate!


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outstanding sound
Friday, 7 August 2020  |  Brian

brilliant sound from attractive speakers.
Excellent customer service


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Well executed and sounds great
Sunday, 28 June 2020  |  David

I upgraded from a Bluesound Node 2i and after reading good reviews I took a leap of faith on the Aries G1. It's expensive, granted but I didn't want to spend Innous kind of money and have to pay for Roon and so this fitted the bill.

There is no DAC inside but running into my current setup there was an apparent amount of extra detail and a bigger sounds stage and music became more dimensional.

The lightning DS App is great for control and even though the bluesound is amongst the best this is just as good. Feature wise the G1 has plenty and I've made use of the parametric eq enabling my to shape the sound especially at low volumes where the bass and treble need a bit of a lift.

All in all, expenaive but worth it.


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Amazing speakers
Friday, 26 June 2020  |  Anthony

I have had these for a couple of weeks now, and I just can't stop listening to them, the mid range and treble are supurb and the bass is really tight, a perfect match for my Hegel amp.
As usual the service Peter offers is second to none.


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Orea Equipment Pucks
Wednesday, 10 June 2020  |  Richard

I placed three Oreas underneath my preamp/processor and noticed an immediate improvement to the sound. More extension and definition to the bass, more detail to the mid-range and treble, and improved prescence to the reproduction of whatever was playing.
The feet cost 1.5% of the cost of the processor, so they have proved a very worthwhile investment imo.
This begs the question why the manufacturers can't fit, as standard, feet which match the status of their products?


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Exposure 3010 S2D
Sunday, 7 June 2020  |  Nigel

Having owned a large number of amplifiers over the years, I can confidently say that this is the best integrated amp. Iíve heard- great timing, great detail and very musical. Itís also incredibly dynamic which is very apparent when playing some classical symphonic discs. Service and support from Igloo Audio was exemplary as indeed was customer support from Exposure


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British design triumph.
Sunday, 7 June 2020  |  David

Needing to replace my 40 year old 40w Crimson Elektrik 520 power amplifier being fed from my Exposure 17 pre amp was always going to be a hard ask. Peter gave sound guidance and the reasoning behind that thought process to aid my decision. So much was discussed over the telephone due to covid 19. Room size listening distance and partnering equipment all played a part in keeping the standard I was used to and improving on it. I am absolutely delighted with the result. Soundstage and control has improved immeasurably and the overall effect is perfect. With the Exposure 3010S2 power amp I now have an infinitely more pleasurable listening experience. Thank you Peter, I shall when circumstances allow be arranging a visit to further explore how I may better my mains electric feed.


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Harbeth 30.2 Anniversary Speakers
Saturday, 16 May 2020  |  George

As a long time user of the mighty P3ESR speakers, which offer so much of the Harbeth fabled midrange, I was hesitant about needing to spend anymore for another pair of speakers.
Then came along covid-19 and made me realise life was too short for regrets.
Having chatted with Peter and finding out that Harbeth only had two pairs of the 30.2's left available to buy ... I pulled the trigger.
The purchase was easy and smooth with Igloo Audio and I was pleased to see them turn up on the day promised.
Ok ... so a couple of weeks in and listening to the 30.2's the easiest thing to say is that they sound like the P3ESR's only bigger ... by that I mean soundstage, bass, volume ... I could just go on.
When I look at them and the P3's side by side I'm thinking big brother and little brother together and to me that's what they sound like.
Give them space and plenty of watts and you will be rewarded.
Acoustic music is a delight on them as is male and female voice. I have a pair of Sonus Faber Guarneri Memento speakers which I have always found to be amazing with piano ... the 30.2's are right up there with them.
No getting away from the fact these speakers are expensive and that you can buy other makes for much less - but as I said earlier if covid-19 has demonstrated anything to all of us then it's that life is fragile and too short to have regrets.
Buy with confidence Harbeth's from Igloo Audio.


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Chord Hugo 2GO
Tuesday, 12 May 2020  |  David

The 2GO produces superb results with Hugo2. The Chord software, for the 2Go, is limited but alternative apps are available.


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Itís not all over in the 60ís!
Saturday, 9 May 2020  |  David

Being at the wrong end of the wrong 60ís, sadly, the weakest link in my music system is me. In deference to the neighbours it has become necessary to invest in headphones to whack the volume up a notch. I am very happily amazed at the clarity and the detail that emerge from the cans; detail that simply was not there whenever the neighbours were out and the speakers were rocking the foundations!


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Replacement for Stello U3
Monday, 30 March 2020  |  Aidan

1. It did the job - great product for those like me who have an audio pc and need to connect it to sp dif input. My Stello was a great product and the Matrix was more than an adequate replacement.
2. The sound was different, I thought. It was more detailed ("clinical" and with more defined stereo. My test was Miles Davis Kind of Blue on CD. Cannonball Adderley's alto sax was particularly distinctive. Well pleased and would recommend to those with similar needs.


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Ps audio power plant 3
Saturday, 21 March 2020  |  Kevin

Not a tweak. No question major upgrade to system
Improved all aspects of soung. Nessesity rather than luxury.


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SPP3
Sunday, 9 February 2020  |  Gerald

In my humble opinion and undoubtedly the best upgrade to what already was a great sound
The music just breaths. Better imaging and sound stage
Very highly recommended


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Best CD player Iíve had
Tuesday, 7 January 2020  |  Melvyn

Hi I listen to a lot electric jazz certain labels like ECM ACT VERVE BLUE NOTE sound stunning.Best upgrade so far.M.Alexander


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Fabulous
Monday, 6 January 2020  |  David

What can i say about these speakers that has not already been written. Only my journey i've been through Dynaudio, Buchardt and PMC bookshelf speakers and i've finally settled on these.

They have a great amount of detail and the way they reproduce music is just lovely. I'm hearing things in my music i never heard before. Separation and soundstage just lovely. I have a very small room where i work and chill (2.5m x 2.2m) and they sound just a good sat at my desk 60cm away from the speakers as on my couch 1.5m away. For nearfield and very nearfield, highly recommended.

They are also good for low level listening, although they do benefit from being given a bit of power and they open up more.

If they have limitations, it's that they have limited bass, not as limited as some i have tested, but limited. I will be using a subwoofer with them. They also allegedly need plenty of power. I have a PS Audio Stella Gain Dac and S300 Power Amp. It clearly drives them loud enough. I will at some point move to class A/B amplification with more headroom as I feel there is more to come from these speakers.


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SILVER MOGWAI BNC TO BNC + RCA ADAPTORS DIGITAL S/PDIF CABLE
Monday, 25 November 2019  |  Peter

A lovely cable , very tunefull, works well with my Naim CDX5 to Naim DAC.


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S Booster 12 volt mk2
Sunday, 29 September 2019  |  Robert

I connected the S Booster to my Arcam r Head amplifier and the sound improved in every way.
Even though it cost more than the amp, it was a very good purchase.


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New Adventures In Hi Fi
Sunday, 29 September 2019  |  Paul

Powered by Sbooster, paired with Mac Mini via USB / Roon And Technics SL 1500C turntable. Marantz PM8006 amplifier and KEF R300 speakers
After listening to music through multichannel AVRís for the last 20 years, this box has really opened my eyes to stereo and how music should sound. Be it digital or vinyl, the Mytek, opens up the sound stage and delivers crispness and detail to everything thrown at it. This device, with its ease of use and high performance has revived my love in my music collection and I am enjoying discovering details I never new were there. Thanks also to the people at Igloo for their personal attention and interest in processing this order, they really went the extra mile. Excellent product, excellent service, highly recommended.


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Lumin L1 Network music Library
Tuesday, 17 September 2019  |  Anthony

Purchased this to replace my old NAS device, transferred all of the music over to the LUMIN form my existing Drive no issues. Plugged the drive into my network it self configured, scanned the music to build the library once complete was able to stream via my Auralic with no issues, the real plus point for me was how quiet it is.
The Lumin as advertised is minimal setup, it really is plug and play & enjoy....


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Superb power supply for hifi components
Saturday, 10 August 2019  |  David

This high quality linear power supply is quite large. But is designed to a optimal standard. With many state of the art components. Will enhance any audio equipment needing a 5volt supply


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SBOOSTER BOTW P&P 15-16V MKII
Tuesday, 23 July 2019  |  John

The Sbooster brought about immediate and obvious sonic improvements over that of the stock SMPSU supplied with my Chord Hugo TT2. Top marks to Iglooaudio for their pre sales support and communication.


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Exposure 3010S2D Integrated Amp
Friday, 5 July 2019  |  Malcolm

I bought this to replace an aging Exposure XXV. The improvement in clarity for all instruments is quite remarkable. The DAC card is also very worthwhile Ė itís given a new lease of life to my old CD player.
Excellent advice and service from Igloo.


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Stellar Service
Thursday, 16 May 2019  |  Gregory

Highly musical DAC and excellent pre-amp,no such thing as bargain but this comes pretty close. Hasnít really been switched off since I received it.
Peter is very friendly, knowledgeable and happy to give his time to sort any issues.
Will no doubt be buying from Igloo again!


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Gain cell dac
Tuesday, 7 May 2019  |  John

Excellent sounding preamp, good prompt service from igloo


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ATC SCM7
Saturday, 13 April 2019  |  John

My best purchase so far in my audio career. For the small room I have they produce more information and enjoyment than all of the many speakers that have gone before them!


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Auralic Aries G1
Saturday, 23 March 2019  |  Mitch

First rate service and first rate product


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ATC SCM 11
Monday, 11 March 2019  |  Anthony

Wow, these speakers have given me a whole new listening experience. This was further enhanced once my speaker stands arrived. Well worth a listen.


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T+A MP8 from Igloo Audio
Monday, 25 February 2019  |  David

I am absolutely delighted with this player as it sits in the " hard to find " category . I have high quality systembasvd around Primare & PMC but wanted a half size high performance CD Drive to replace a standby Marantz .FM /DAB built in would be a plus & I was not unduly concerned to have streaming. This player is the only high spec player that fitted the bill. I linked the drive to my P60 via silver digital co-ax & was amazed at the huge uplift in performance.
Igloo Audio were superb thought keeping me in touch with regular updates as this player is made to order in Germany. Overall I cannot see how Igloo's service could have been bettered or more customer friendly. One Happy customer !


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Fantastic for the price
Wednesday, 28 November 2018  |  Jonathan

Have had this for just under a month and am very impressed. It is used with a sony dvd player and focal clear headphones with the included balanced cable. I have found this to be a very good pairing with the clears with excellent transient speed and detail, quite forgiving with lower quality source for example youtube from ipad and great for movies. Plenty of power in reserve if you have high impedence headphones, had no problem with my hd600s. Would definitly recommend.


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Giant Killer!
Tuesday, 30 October 2018  |  SJ

There is no better power amp. Really. I have a pair of these driving the big Graham Audio LS5/8 speakers, and the combination is simply wonderful.

Truly transparent: I am listening to my recordings, not to the equipment.

The little AHB2-s have replaced a pair of beefy Sugden Masterclass MPA-4 Class A monoblocks. The difference in clarity, separation, soundstage, and overall control over the whole frequency range from sub-bass rumbles to hi-hat splashes is night and day. There is not a trace of distortion over the whole frequency range, at any and all volumes.

The AHB2 has killed Class A. At half the price.

I have been a customer of Peter's here at Igloo for several years now, and enjoy his enthusiasm and wide-ranging knowledge of the hifi landscape. A purchase decision is always a two-way conversation, and he has saved me from foolishness on more than one occasion. He is, like me, unimpressed by over-priced audiophile voodoo, and his nicley curated offerings reflect that practical dedication to
the authentic reproduction of the recording for maximum enjoyment of the music.

And that is why he is one of the only hifi dealers in the country offering Benchmark's outstanding kit. These little beauties are not over-priced, not power-hungry, have a discrete livingroom-friendly footprint and take control of a speaker like no other. They are, after all, the amplifiers of choice in the studios of the professionals who make the recordings we listen to.

You won't need another power amplifier.


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Igloo Service and PS Audio AC Power Cables
Monday, 1 October 2018  |  Peter

First rate service and advice. Peterís caring approach without bias was influential in me deciding to purchase my cables through him. Could not expect any better. Cables arrived within two days. The PS Audio AC5 cables made a significant difference to the sound quality and imagery of my system. They out performed cables costing significantly more including one costing 8 times as much. Great product and great service.


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EXCELLENT
Sunday, 30 September 2018  |  T

EXCELLENT PRODUCT WHEN PAIRED WITH THE STELLAR S300 STEREO AMP.


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A LONG WAIT
Sunday, 30 September 2018  |  T

EXCELLENT PRODUCT WHEN PAIRED WITH THE STELLAR DAC.
MY ONLY GRIPE WAS THE WAIT FOR DELIVERY DUE TO NOT HAVING THE BLACK MODEL IN STOCK.
BUT ONCE IT ARRIVED FANTASTIC SUPPORT FROM PETER AFTER A FEW ISSUES REGARDING SETUP AND HUM.


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THIS WONT STOP HUM IN YOUR EQUIPMENT
Sunday, 30 September 2018  |  T

PROMPT FAST DELIVERY AS ALWAYS FROM IGLOO AUDIO.
THIS IS A WELL BUILT 10 OUTLET POWER CENTRE THATS GREAT FOR KEEPING THE POWER CABLES FEEDING YOUR HIFI EQUIPMENT NICE TIDY AND IN ONE PLACE FOR EASE OF ACCESS.
BUT IF YOUR LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO STOP HUM IN YOUR SYSTEM THIS ISN'T THE PRODUCT FOR YOU.
CALLING THIS A POWER CONDITIONER IS A BIT WIDE OF THE MARK AS IT'S BASICALLY JUST A VERY WELL BUILT 10 WAY PLUG SOCKET.


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exposure amp
Tuesday, 11 September 2018  |  James

Excellent amplifier. Had an Arcam A32 which was past its sell by date. The exposure sounds natural and smooth with no loss of dynamics with power to spare driving Quad Z1s.


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Heart warming Sundara
Tuesday, 28 August 2018  |  Peter

My initial listening of the Sundara showed the potenial of these headphones, after the 150 hr running in thanks to Radio 2 for 14 hrs per day. How things have improved, a firm base and clear treble. Listening to Chris Rea on the Road to Hell, as I am writing this. Brilliant.
The only problem is the short lead of 1.5 metres but a longer one is on order from Atlas cables. I will then be able to sit on a chair to listen rather than the floor.


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Small speakers with a big sound
Thursday, 23 August 2018  |  SJ

These are the best LS3/5-class speakers I've heard (and I've owned the Sterling and the Falcon versions of the LS3/5A).

The bass extension is amazing for such little speakers, and goes well beyond what I remember of the Sterling and Falcon speakers. They really are sonically just like a tiny version of the massive LS5/8.

There is of course the midrange satisfaction that is expected of an LS3/5-type monitor. If you have always wanted the sonic finesse of a classic LS3/5A, but that extended deliciously all the way into the bass frequencies, then these are the speakers you want.

I'd rate these little LS3/5s and the gigantic LS5/8s as Graham Audio's best. And yes, I do have both.


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PS Audio Directstream DAC and Player
Monday, 23 July 2018  |  William

At this equipment's price point the law of diminishing returns certainly begins to apply but, provided the rest of the your system is up to it, this DAC and Player will give impressive results with both SACD and Red Book CD's.
First-rate customer service from Igloo Audio.


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Exposure 3010s2d and ATC SM11
Monday, 21 May 2018  |  Timothy

Excellent sound and great advice


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ARIES MINI
Saturday, 5 May 2018  |  Neil

Excellent bit of kit. Had a problem initially setting it up but a reminder from Igloo Audio that it created it's own network helped sort it. Ordered the S-Booster power supply with it and sound is great through a Cyrus 2 amp and Epos ES11 speakers. Better still is the fact that the Auralic control app allows me to control the volume despite the amp not having remote control. Internet radio is rock solid on our 2.4GHz wifi network and CDs are now on the internal SSD. Highly recommended. BTW I was somewhat surprised by the size of the S-Booster - it's about twice as high and deep as the streamer.


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Goodbye Xovers!
Wednesday, 21 March 2018  |  Stephen

Very versatile & powerful product that can really help get the most out of your setup.


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Hugo 2
Saturday, 3 March 2018  |  Kevin

I upgraded to the Hugo 2 from Mojo. I debated for a long time whether I would get enough improvement in sound to warrant the cost. I shouldn't have been concerned, the Mojo is very good but the Hugo surpasses it in every way. If you can afford it, buy the Hugo 2. It looks great, sounds extremely good, is well built and has all the inputs and outputs youíll ever need.


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Just what I needed
Tuesday, 20 February 2018  |  Darren

Igloo kept me informed of new stock and arrival without me having to keep calling, great company will do business with them again. Great unit.


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SBOOSTER 12-13 v
Sunday, 21 January 2018  |  Andrew

Very good service and a very good product.
Using it with my Chord 2qute dac. Innuos Zen mini mk 2, Sonneteer Alabaster with Magneplanar MG12's.
Makes a significant difference to the sound; waiting for the ultra + to come in. Thanks to Igloo audio for the helpful advice/discussions.


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Very good speakers
Sunday, 31 December 2017  |  Pedro

Considering their size, these speakers have an outstanding sound.


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Auralic
Sunday, 24 December 2017  |  Steve

Good friendly service, honest advice and kept me up to date, slightly let down by there supplier and delivery times.


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simply the best
Friday, 1 December 2017  |  Marco

great communication, fair price from the seller.
about the AFO... it's probably the best headphone under 1k. it's what AFC should have sounded. maybe a bit closed and "2d" but with some slam and punch never heard before even with audeze lcd2.. really addicting, i would never take them off, probably my girlfriend is considering having an affair......


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Excellent CD spinner
Wednesday, 29 November 2017  |  David

From the moment it was slotted into my system straight out of the box without burn-in, it was clear that this player is excellent. Tonally very articulate and transparent, it maintains a grip on bass frequencies and has a delicate airy midband when played through my Harbeth HLP3ES Ďspeakers.

It not only sounds good but itís stylish too, nicely built, and functions well thanks to a sleek slot-loading CD drive, backlit buttons and OLED display. Thank you Peter Ė I did enjoy our chats!


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ATC P2
Wednesday, 22 November 2017  |  Ian

Very happy with the sound quality and the power. No jargon, just excellent.
Great service from Igloo. Appreciated the two weeks trial period as took that long to get to play it properly.


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Ps audio p10
Sunday, 29 October 2017  |  Paul

Great service from Peter who actually tried to steer me towards cheaper option of P5. PS Audio product built to a high standard, user friendly and better bet than mains cables


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MINIDSP UMIK-1
Friday, 20 October 2017  |  Lorenzo

great little product, easy to install and calibrate. great service. thank you.


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MINIDSP UMIK-1 USB MEASUREMENT MICROPHONE
Friday, 20 October 2017  |  Chris

Great device, great service from you guys!!


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Sprout
Monday, 16 October 2017  |  Timothy

Great amp with small footprint and big sound. Simple and well designed for records, TV, Sonos and bluetooth through speakers or headphones. Impressive piece of kit.


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Work perfectly
Saturday, 14 October 2017  |  Lionel

Hello, These hi-fi speakers work perfectly with every music types.I use them with a naim xs2 and everything goes well .
Regards
Lionel


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Very nice indeed
Monday, 9 October 2017  |  Toby

There has been quite a lot of anticipation and then hype surrounding these headphones from the first moment they were mentioned. When I ordered these I thought to myself that they were going to be good but there was no way they could be quite that good. To put is simply, they are. There is a lot that has been said about them, it is worth reading around for much better descriptions than I could give.

I got these for use in the office, for this they are pretty much perfect. I've also found myself using them at home much more than I originally expected.

Of note: you really want to be using a half decent amp with these. Heard mixed reviews on people trying them without an amp on various devices. I had some success experimenting with driving them straight out of my MacBook and also iPhone. They weren't awful by any stretch but no where near their potential.


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Purchase of Questyle CMA600i
Saturday, 16 September 2017  |  John

Part of a DAC Amp and headphone purchase... Again, service was excellent (thanks to Peter)... System is great. It plays all my AIFF and Hi-Res files with no issues, through the balanced XLR output to my Mr Speakers headphones. A good first purchase of high-end audio equipment.


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Purchase of Mr Speakers Ether Flow
Saturday, 16 September 2017  |  John

Service was excellent (thanks Peter)... Headphone presentation, sound, build quality, supplied travel case are great... For a first major purchase of audiophile headphones, I am not disappointed.


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Perfect Solution
Friday, 15 September 2017  |  Peter

Purchased for use with Innuos Zenith Server. Worked seamlessly, highly recommended


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Great product and service
Wednesday, 13 September 2017  |  Stuart

Really enjoying the DAC3. Sounds better with Benchmark XLR->Phono leads allowing passive attenuation of outputs. Sound seems to have improved (more musical) over first few weeks, maybe due to running in. Great service from Igloo.


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Excellent for Dirac calibration
Monday, 4 September 2017  |  Iain

This microphone is very well made, and produced excellent results when used for room calibrating an Arcam AVR via Dirac software. Very pleased.


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Power magic
Monday, 21 August 2017  |  Alan

The increased sound stage, and overall clarity is impressive. The involvement in music is I think is outstanding.


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Stellar product and stellar transaction
Thursday, 10 August 2017  |  Alan

I wasn't aware of Igloo Audio previously but contacted them as I wanted to pair the new PS Audio M700 monos with a Hegel P20 pre and Igloo stock both. What can I say. The M700s and P20 elevated my system to new sonic heights. Am listening now and the precision and control is breath taking! On top of that Peter & Karen at Igloo were a pleasure to deal with at every point and clearly very knowledgeable. Highly recommended products and service! Alan


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Tom Evan The Grove
Wednesday, 9 August 2017  |  Dave

I have been a long tern user of Tom Evans Vibe + Pulse and decided to upgrade my MircoGrove + to the 20th Anniversary Groove.
The Groove was delivered exactly as promised and I have spent the weeks since re-discovering old and new vinyl. The Groove is truly a revelation; I expected the inky blackness of the Lithos low noise background and an improvement over the MicroGroove, which in itself was fabulous. What I wasn't expecting was the degree of improvement. All the things that the MicroGroove does so well is elevated to a whole new level. Depth of sound and detail are quite stunning with a wide and deep sound stage. Three or four hours of listening just fly by, never strained nor tiring. I have revisited everything from modern Goyte (sorry), through Nirvana to ancient mono of Who and 1950's Furtwangler, every time a new experience and new detail discovered!
The service from Igloo was brilliant and I enjoyed a wonderful two hours of Peter's time going just talking music.
Brilliant product as you'd expect from Tom Evans and brilliant service from Igloo.


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Great service
Tuesday, 8 August 2017  |  Peter

Initially I was going to order speakers from a local London dealer but they quoted 6 weeks delivery so I called Igloo to see if they could get them sooner. Igloo called Dali and assured me they could get them in a week and sure enough, they arrived on-time. Great speakers and good service from Igloo. Many thanks


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Excellent product, remote needs improvement
Tuesday, 1 August 2017  |  Sergio

Defining this unit just as a headphone amplifier and DAC is not giving justice to it. The audio quality is very good, making this unit to be able to stand as a preamp in a decent hifi chain.

Colourless, a "what you hear is what you play" kind of unit. It benefits of the use of balanced digital input, but I got excellent results also from the analogue-in connected to my Pro-Ject turntable.

The only reason why I haven't given 5 stars is the remote. Quite a shame to see that the remote is a general purpose model, with buttons not working or labelled wrongly. This machine deserves a better, dedicated remote!

Despite the poor remote, a "would buy it again" product for me.


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Dali Epicon 2
Friday, 21 July 2017  |  Colin

Well where to start? Firstly the customer service I received from Peter Ruler was quite honestly the best I've ever had from any purchase audio or otherwise. He was extremely knowledgeable and understanding towards my search for a quality stand mounted speaker. We had a nice long chat on the phone and gave some great tips towards improvements on my system. The communication through the process from placing the order to collecting was second the none. I cannot recommend Igloo Audio highly enough..5 stars doesn't seem enough.
Well now to the speakers. They are truly amazing!!!
After reading many reviews I knew they would be good but I wasn't prepared for just how good. The first thing you notice is the packaging. Top quality all the way. Out of the box the finish is spectacular. I opted for the walnut finish. They are a thing of beauty. I also purchased the Dali Epicon 2 stands too and these come in a cloth bag and in one piece. All you need to do is add the base spikes or pads and job done. The sound these speakers deliver makes the hairs on my neck stand up. Amazing on low volumes and thrilling up loud. The detail, timing and accuracy are superb. Punchy bass and detailed treble..it is hard to image a better speaker to be honest. I find myself playing music more than ever! Thank you Igloo Audio and Dali. A true wining combo.


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Great value measurement mic
Friday, 30 June 2017  |  Timothy

Works a treat with REW and the calibration file from UMIK-1's website.
Really great tool. So much easier than using mic + sound card, the old way


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Great quality
Thursday, 29 June 2017  |  Tony

Excellent quality as one would expect for the price. Will not work with all USB DACs such as my NAD M51 but worked perfectly with my Arcam irDAC-II. The best app I found for control is the Arcam Music-life.


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HEGEL MOHICAN CD PLAYER
Friday, 23 June 2017  |  Terence

My second piece of Hegel kit bought from Igloo Audio.
Excellent CD player which seems to pull a lot of detail off my CD's which I hadn't previously heard before. In combination with my Hegel H80 amplifier the Mohican gives an excellent listening experience and is well worth the investment.
As usual the service provided by Peter of Igloo Audio was excellent and cannot be faulted, he is a pleasure to do business with.


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ATC SCM11
Tuesday, 20 June 2017  |  Fabian

I am pleased with these speakers, which are ample for a smallish listening room. Partnered with Sonos Connect/Rotel amp. Good and courteous service from Igloo.


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Igloo Audio
Tuesday, 13 June 2017  |  J

I got Aries mini. Called Igloo and spoke to a gentleman. He was courteous, knowledgable and helpful. I placed an order for the Sbooster right after. Item arrived next day and has improved the Aries mini greatly. I was very impressed with Igloo. Old fashion service customer care was exemplary. Highly recommended.


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ATC magic
Tuesday, 6 June 2017  |  Jonathan

I listened to a lot of speakers before buying the ATC SCM40s and for me they strike the perfect balance between being detailed and insightful, yet still sound natural and musical. ATC's midrange drivers are pretty special I think. Peter couldn't have been more helpful in advising on this and other equipment.


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A breath of fresh air!
Monday, 5 June 2017  |  Mark

These speakers are a revelation. Beautiful tight tuneful Bass, silky smooth top end and a midrange that has so much detail! Highly recommended. As is the service from Peter & Karen of Igloo Audio. Thank you both.


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Beautiful Paradox
Monday, 22 May 2017  |  SJ

The short of it: stunningly good speakers. Musical. neutral, transparent, effortless, unfatiguing, without being analytical.

I am thoroughly enjoying these Grahams. Now two months in, I have held off writing a review because I don't really know how to put into words the effect they have! It's like they are so transparent that they are not there, but with great authority and presence! It's very paradoxical, but utterly lovely.

I have tried them with the Benchmark HABs, and they did not respond as well I would have thought. The modest Icon Audio single-ended valve amp pushing 20 Watts per channel of pure Class A triode goodness, is simply leaps and bounds ahead in precision and musicality through the Grahams. Bass extends forever and the highs scintillate clearly with no hint of brashness. Go figure. On paper it should be the other way round. These Grahams are, like I said, paradoxical.

I've also been faffing around with new sources. Again, the Benchmark kit (DAC2 into HABs) was lacklustre. Get this, though: Sony's new high-end "headphone" DAC/amp (TA-ZH1ES) is amazing as a source/DAC component. It beats the Benchmark DAC2 by a mile, and beats the Chord Qute, too. Amazingly capable bit of engineering from Sony.

So I have this nice synergy going with SONY -> Icon Audio valves -> Grahams.

Vinyl is magical. I have Icon Audio's current top-of-the-range phono amp, so my analogue signal path is all controlled by valves. The Grahams seem to love valves so much more than solid state.

Anyway, I am descending into audiophile voodoo drivel! Who knows how or why these synergies hit the spot, but Icon's tubes and the Grahams are a deliciously sweet spot, and being driven by a SONY headphone amplifier. WTF!!!

(Footnote: Bizarrely, the Benchmark kit is a much better match with my Falcon LS3/5a speakers (they are rated at a daunting 15 Ohms). It drives them completely differently from the Grahams, and better than the Icon Audio valves do. Synergies, I guess. And that 15 Ohm impedance is a b**ch to drive, and the HABs have got the grunt to do it.)


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Subwoofer equalisation
Thursday, 18 May 2017  |  Andre

I used this to reduce some room resonances with my subwoofers. I used Room Eq Wizard with a umik-1 and the minidsp plugin to determine the correct eq curves.
Sounds so much better, much more life to the low end but much more controlled and less boom.
The remote control makes it easy to switch profiles and A B compare different eq or no eq.


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Marvellous naturally
Sunday, 14 May 2017  |  Sean

Moving up from an Exposure XV I was thrilled to hear that unmistakable Exposure sound with natural musicality at its heart. But with oh so much more. The treble is sweet and pure: strings shimmer, voices really do sing. The timing is a delight and if you like the snap of a snare drum you will rarely have found it so sharp and tuneful. Presentation is notably detailed, but the music never loses its centre unlike some I have heard where disparate elements are scattered across the soundstage like an unassembled jigsaw.
We all hear things differently so listen for yourself. but this amp for me was everything I had hoped for, and a little bit more.


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A Fine Amplifier
Tuesday, 9 May 2017  |  Kurt

I needed to replace DAC/Pre / NAP100 with an integrated amp.
The 2010SD2 provides ample power for my Harbeth P3ESRs.
I'd describe the sound as smooth, detailed and controlled.
Excellent service from Igloo Audio.
Thanks to Peter for his advice on my upgrade path.


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Great sounding DAC
Tuesday, 9 May 2017  |  Kurt

This was an upgrade from an Audiolab MDAC.
It's definitely a step up in all areas of sound quality for me.
Excellent service from Igloo Audio.
Thanks to Peter for his advice on my upgrade path.


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Good integrated amp
Wednesday, 26 April 2017  |  Alan

Yes it has been a good addition to my Hifi setup (it replaced Exposure X amp). After running it in after 48 hrs I have noticed a more balanced sound and it further benefitted from BI-wiring in my instance. Listening to words is now easy and it reflects the way the CD or Vinyl was recorded. I can now appreciate a wider choice of music, some I had previously discounted such as Adele and Bob Dylan. Not being able to demo it in advance I have found that the reviews to be accurate. I was prompted to buy it with the discounted price and discussions with Peter (Igloo audio) who provided me good advice and backup. Having listened to other amps and not being impressed.


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Top notch.
Wednesday, 26 April 2017  |  Henry

This worked straight from the box, as it already had the latest firmware installed. I feed it direct into my ATC P2 power amp. No need for a pre-amp! Very clear sound reproduction. I definitely can hear more extracted from each track as the manufacturers claim. Roon ready too. Firmware can be upgraded from PS Audio's website. Good community forum there too.


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Quality product.
Wednesday, 26 April 2017  |  Henry

A very well constructed cable with good quality connectors, and which works very well. Very good value.


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Good, but pricey.
Wednesday, 26 April 2017  |  Henry

I'm using this with an Aries Mini, and it definitely does improve the sound quality, although in a very subtle way, and is comparatively quite an expensive upgrade for what is already a fine performer. Hence only four stars.


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Definite improvement
Wednesday, 26 April 2017  |  Henry

This is a palpable upgrade from my P1, with tighter base and clearer definition in the midrange. Looks good too.


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Amazing natural and analog sound!
Friday, 21 April 2017  |  Daniel

This DAC has a very natural, extremely clear and analog sound and a wide sound stage, it has extended delicate highs, instruments in music are projected beyond the speakers with air among them, you will no longer think about speakers but just music, voices sound meaty while bass sounds organic and punchy, this DAC is definitively a giant killer, not to mention I'm hearing lots of nuances and rediscovering my music... I'm still running-in my DAC and will get even better...

The new USB input works perfectly on a Retina MacBook Pro, no drivers needed.

Igloo's service is A+++


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The service
Tuesday, 18 April 2017  |  Paul

Was served for an online order by,Peter
I was given a first class service from beginning to end
Everything that should of happened ,happened when it should of
Kept very well informed at every stage


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Ps sprout amp
Thursday, 13 April 2017  |  Christopher

Wonderful little piece of kit


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HEGEL H80 INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER REVIEW
Friday, 31 March 2017  |  Terence

The Hegel H80 amplifier is an excellent piece of kit which is both well made and sounds absolutely excellent and is well worth the money. Igloo Audio gave an excellent service delivering when promised and keeping me well informed from ordering to delivery, all in all a refreshing change.


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Dali menuet speakers
Thursday, 30 March 2017  |  David

Unbelievable sound for bookend speakers .
They work really well Close to walls so if you tight for space would highly recommend these .


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ATC 11 HEAVEN
Tuesday, 28 March 2017  |  John

WHAT A DIFFERENCE, THE CURTAINS HAVE BEEN OPENED ON MY MUSIC COLLECTION.


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Easy listening
Friday, 17 March 2017  |  Alan

Great sound,detailed but without the CD "glare"
Even on my 8 year old Arcam Solo Neo the top end is much smoother.
The convenience of every track on every CD at a touch on my iPad is transforming my listening.
A genuinely innovative product, which I highly recommend.


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ATC SCM11 Speakers
Sunday, 12 March 2017  |  Nick

Give these speaker time to run-in and they won't disappoint. On the right stands they are worth every penny. Great service from Igloo as well!


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My best buy
Friday, 10 March 2017  |  Henry

This is such a good toy! It's my best pleasure per £ spend on hi-fi ever. I can play my own music from my NAS, and access a whole universe of music via Tidal.
Set-up was straightforward, and it has worked flawlessly for a year now. Auralic updates to Lightning interface have all been seamless and their website is informative. I am well pleased.


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Very special ,just delightful
Thursday, 9 March 2017  |  Brian

This is possibly the smoothest, detailed ,musical amplifier I've had the pleasure to use with my KEF Ls50s. It really suits them and shows what they're capable of. Bass delivery is tight and accurate,mids and highs smooth and realistic.
I can heartily recommend this integrated amplifier and although it's only has had a few days use so far ,it's excelling in all types of music. Many thanks to all at Igloo Audio for the great service and prompt delivery.


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Silver Mogwai XLR interconnect cables
Thursday, 16 February 2017  |  Terence

Excellent delivery service.
Definite improvement in sound quality over the normal interconnects I was using.
Cables are also very well made.
Overall definitely worth the money.


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"Dynamic Experience, Volume 2
Tuesday, 31 January 2017  |  David

Excellent.


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1 Groove Into Bits, Volume 1
Tuesday, 31 January 2017  |  David

Music is superb, quality recordings. It dosn't get much better than this.


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I do recommend
Sunday, 22 January 2017  |  Filip

Great contact with seller.


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I'm Blown Away!
Tuesday, 10 January 2017  |  Robert

My hifi system suddenly sounds as if it has doubled in price and it was pretty darned good before I swapped the iPad for the Aries as a streamer of Tidal. The ultra-low noise floor and the pure cleanliness of the sound are allowing the whole system to work synergistically. I can now relax and listen effortlessly to increased levels of detail and emotional communication. Even after 40 years of listening to decent hifi, I an totally wowed by the Aries.

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