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We are delighted to host the exclusive UK launch of Harbeth's best-ever loudspeaker. The Monitor 40.2 will be unveiled by designer Alan Shaw in our New Cavendish Street store on Saturday 24th October.

This hi-fi event will be a fantastic chance to come and meet the Harbeth owner and designer, and listen to the loudspeaker which Germany's leading hi-fi magazine said they could find nothing negative to write about. Editors at 'Audio' awarded the new model their coveted 'Recommended Status' and concluded that the Harbeth M40.2 was the "most musical monitor of all time".

Warmly welcomed by audiophiles at the recent Hong Kong high-end show, attended by 50,000, the M40.2 sets a new reference point in loudspeakers. It offers, according to 'Audio' magazine, ultimate musicality. The review team speak of, "an exhilarating, genuine presentation", and one which is "dynamic and tonally balanced - worthy of Reference Class status".

In the M40.2, Harbeth has produced the biggest leap forward in sonic supremacy since the brand was formed in 1977. With improved efficiency, a more transparent and engaging sound, the M40.2 takes the Harbeth experience to a new level in a wider range of listening environments. Probably the closest you will come to 'being there'.

We look forward to seeing you. Bring your favourite recordings and hear them like you've never heard them before.

The event is free to attend. We expect this to be a popular event, so please register your place below.

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We have added to our extensive range of second-hand and ex-demo hifi available to audition and buy from our Central London shop. 

Being KJ, these are not just any old second-hand products, they are very special products at exceptional prices. 

The most notable piece added to our offering is the super limited-edition Metronome Technologie Kalista Reference SE CD Transport (w/ DAC and powers supplies). This is no. 2 of only 25 ever made! A real collector's item for fans of rare hi-fi. Beautiful to see as well as  hear, this is one of the best sounding CD transports ever manufactured. 

Also added is a pair of Sonus Faber's incredibly well respected Guarneri Momento Loudspeakers. These have been regarded as an iconic speaker since their introduction and now have a cult following of audiophiles. With a beautiful aesthetic and incredibly musical sound, these stood out as impressive, well made and well executed speakers.

We have a pair of Nagra VPA Monoblocks also on offer. If you are a fan of the 'valve sound' then you have to hear these! Nagra VPAs are able to produce a full-bodied and superbly engaging sound that you would expect from amplifiers which cost twice as much. This pair is in excellent condition and are available for £10,000 less than their original asking price. 

Our second-hand and ex-demo hi-fi range is extensive and features items from brands including Naim, Audio Research, Linn, Krell, Martin Logan, Quad, Roksan, Prima Luna and Focal. To view the whole list click here

If you would like to view or audition any of these items in our London showroom, please get in touch.

 

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