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Cloney Audio of Black Rock Dublin have put together an interesting collection of manufacturers and distributors for their upcoming November show, to be held once again at the Burlington Hotel in Dublin, Ireland.

Adventures in High Fidelity Audio won’t be covering this show, this time round, as I am all ‘showed out’ but I wish them all the best for the show.

You can read details of the show line up below and at


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Sound & Vision 2011 Home Entertainment show – meet the exhibitors


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The Burlington Hotel
November 5/6th
Sat 10am-6pm
Sun 10am-5.30pm
* Admission is €10 for adults or €15.00 per family/couple, children free. Admission includes entry into Show Super Draw featuring outstanding prizes to be won.

Pls note that Blackrock Showrooms will be closed Friday 4th Nov and Saturday 5th Nov due to Burlington Hi-Fi Show.


Kharma DB7 Speakers

High End Dutch brand Kharma will be using two rooms, the first which will be showing the superb Midi Exquisite driven by Kharma MP1000/ P1000 amplification, in room two the Elegance DB7 and DB9 will be featured with Kharma MP150 power amplifier and Matrix 150 pre amp, Vinyl replay will be via the superb new Clearaudio Innovation with Magnify arm and clearaudio’s Concerto cartridge. Peter Bats from Kharma will be in attendance to answer any questions you may have.

Absolute Sounds

Devailet D amplifier

Absolute Sounds will be demonstrating the amazing Devaliet D Premier amplifier with Wilson Sophia speakers, in addition Absolute Sounds will also be showing speakers from Sonus Faber and Martin Logans new entry level electrostatic speaker the Electromotion. Ricardo Franassovici and Pedro from Absolute Sounds are expected to attend.

Roy Gregory seminars on the future of High End Hi-Fi & Record Equalisation

Audio Research Phono stage

Roy Gregory will be using Audio Research ref phono stage and Audio Research amplification for his seminar on record equalization. He will also be using a Vpi turntable with Clearaudio Da Vinci cartridge, Audio Research reference phono stage plus Audio Research Pre and power amps driving Martin Logan speakers.


Meridian Control 15

Also on display will be the multi-award winning Meridian Sooloos Control 15. The Control 15 embodies all three of the functions that define a Meridian Digital Media System – storage, playback and control. We will demonstrate this with the excellent DSP 5200 Meridian Active Loudspeakers to create a complete system.

Hi-Fi Racks

Hi-Fi Racks

Hi-Fi Racks will be showing their Award Winning Podium range of solid wood racks, record storage, CD storage, Wall shelves and solid wood speaker stands. Very special show prices will be available – for racks purchased at the show – to be collected at show closing time on Sunday.

Coherent Systems

Oracle Paris turntable

Coherent Systems will be demonstrating the new Oracle Paris turntable using Japanese built Leben amplification.

Bowers & Wilkins

PM1 Speaker from B&W

Bowers & Wilkins will be showing their new highly acclaimed PM1 compact monitor speaker in addition to the new Zeppelin Air and 800 diamond range of speakers, plus affordable great sounding electronics from Rotel. In addition, B&W will be demonstrating the stunning 802D speakers using the latest Classe electronics in both Home Cinema and two channel stereo modes. The superb state of the art Meridian 808.3 Compact disc player will be used for CD playback.


Arcam Muso speakers and sub

Arcam will be using the same set-up as the one used at last years Bristol show – AVR400 amplifier with Muso speakers and two Logo sub woofers – this system sounded great at Bristol, in addition Arcam will be showing their ever popular Solo Neo and Mini Solo systems and the rCube iPod portable speaker system. rCube now available at new reduced price.

System Audio/ Primare

Primare CD and AmpSystem Audio speaker

System Audio will be showing the Ranger Master also models from the Aura range including the tiny Aura 1 which sounds amazing and is affordable, on the subject of value for money System Audio will be showing models from their new Saxo range including the compact Saxo one priced at only €249,00pr, in addition the Saxo 30 floorstanding model will be on display – this entry level model from System Audio comes in at only €599,99pr. Frits Dalmose from System Audio will be looking after the SA room. System Audio will be using Primare electronics including the new CD32/ i32 – EISA CD player/ Amplifier of the year 2011.


Elac 5.1 system

Monika Lowe from Elac will be looking after Elac’s room where a number of new models will be on display and some very special show offers will be available including 5.1 systems from Elac/ Denon, there will also be a special show offer on the popular Denon M38 and Elac compact BS 62.5 speakers.


Sonos multiroom audio

Sonos will be showing their full range of wireless multiroom systems including the recently introduced compact – and very affordable Play 3, in addition the great sounding Play 5 and all the other Sonos models will be there – when it comes to wireless multiroom – there’s nothing else out there that even comes close to Sonos – for great sound and value for money – in addition by attending the show you might even win a Sonos system!


Cyrus Streamline system

Cyrus will be demonstrating their excellent range of music streamers including the single box Streamline – just plug in a pair of speakers and go! In addition Cyrus will be showing the latest CD players including the new CD6se/2 and CD8se/2.


Lavardin IT15 amplifier

Lavardin will be showing the new IT15 amplifier – which takes all the best from the original IT and massively improves every aspect of the sound – sweeter treble, outstanding refinement, better bass, bigger soundstage and lots more power – an amazing amplifier. Jean Christoph Crozel from Lavardin wiil be running the Lavardin room.

Finite Elemente Racks

Finite Elemente

Finite Elemente Pagode and new Tragwerk high quality racks will be in use in several rooms at the show.


Nordost Cables

Lars Kristensen will be looking after the Nordost room – showing several exciting new products including the new Leif range of cables – starting with the new Blue Heaven Mains cables – if you would like a serious improvement in sound quality for little money you really must hear this dem, in addition the new Qv2 will be demonstrated and the new Leif White Lightning speaker cables and interconnects will also be there, in addition Nordost Sort Kones will on dem as well as lots of other excellent Nordost products – very special show offers will be available from Nordost!


Stax headphones

The latest range of Stax Electrostatic headphones will on demonstration using Ayre electronics, in addition a brand new range of headphones will be shown.

Eleanor McEvoy

Eleanor McEvoy will be live singing songs from her latest album “Alone” in the Elgin room on both show days at 1pm. Eleanor is kindly sponsored by Nordost.

Diverse Vinyl will have a wide range of new LP records and CD’S for sale in the Foyer Area, including a selection of Audiophile CD’s and SACD’s – not to be missed!

We hope to show the amazing new American Golden Ear Technology Triton Two speaker – check the web for rave reviews on this very interesting new speaker.

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