KJ West One - Connoisseurs of Sound - Est. 1965
KJ West One - Connoisseurs of Sound - Est. 1965

Following on from our launch event in December we have just received our brand new limited edition Devialet Original d'Atelier (Le 900) which is now available for demonstration in our Central London showroom.

This is a fantastic upgrade for Devialet, there are a number of key innovations in Le 900.

The Class D board has been completely reworked, and to compliment this, Devialet have also retuned the Class A board to take advantage of the extra power. In addition, the power supply of the unit has been uprated to allow the boards to work to the best of their abilities. A new filter board has been included.

Improvements have also been made to the thermal dissipation pads within the amplifier to allow it to operate at optimum temperature.

Hearing Le 900 ourselves, we were amazed at the increased natural body of the sound, it is cleaner, well refined and sounds totally effortless. If you are a fan of Devialet, you have to listen to Original D'Atelier. Devialet have clearly worked hard and achieved a lot!

There are only 100 of these ever made! With just 8 coming to the UK.

Please get in contact if you would like to arrange a demonstration

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As you may be aware, last month we announced that we had become the first London store to stock the reference Stax electrostatic headphones, SR-009, and their little brothers the SR-007s.
We have now added to our Stax stock with their latest products, the SRS-5100 combination, which comprises of the new SR-L500 and SRM-353X energiser.

The SR-L500 ‘earspeakers’ are the most recent addition to the world famous ‘Lambda’ range which Stax first introduced almost 40 years ago. The fact that this range is still being manufactured and adapted is a testament to how much of a breakthrough product they have been for so many years. Since their introduction, Stax have become a name synonymous with high-end headphones.

SR-L500 has been developed from the previous SR-507 model and features improvements to the enclosure design and the high performance pure copper HiFC™ developed by Hitachi, which is utilised in the core wires. HiFC has various advantages, including similar sonic characteristics as used in the SR-009 6N high purity 99.99999% copper wires.

These headphones have been matched with the new SRM-353X energiser which is a solid state energizer that now includes XLR inputs. By using carefully selected high quality audiophile grade parts, Stax have been able to further improve tonal quality, and achieve a wider frequency response through a complete re-examination of the circuitry.

This combination is a perfect match. If you are looking at finding the true Stax ‘Lambda’ sound, this is what you need to be listening to. They give a beautifully natural and spacious sound that is very difficult to find with headphones. Stax make it seem so effortless. 

If you would like to experience these headphones for yourself, please contact us to arrange an audition

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Metronome Technologie CD Players have been a key part of our high-end hi-fi demonstration stock for many years. They are without doubt a special company, making extraordinary CD transports and DACs. 

This week we are pleased to welcome their latest creation ‘Le Player’ to KJ. This one-box CD player is now in store and available for demonstration.

Le Player is a phenomenal product which really captures the stunning Metronome sound and makes it available at a new price point and more convenient package.

It is not just a transport, it also features a Dual 24 bit/192 kHz bitstream technology DAC allowing 120dB of signal to noise ratio at the converter.
As with all their players, Metronome have paid particular attention to the internal isolation and power supplies used. 

A continuous ground link is used from the disc surface to the electrical earth which permits the dissipation of static electricity for better working conditions for electronic and optical components. 

The power supply uses individual power transformers and completely independent regulation lines for each critical part of the transport (display, servo mechanism, motor, digital output stage) which provides an inter-stage EMI/RFI radiation protection and insures a dynamic analogue-like sound quality.

Having tested Le Player, we can tell you that it is incredibly musical with spectacular dynamics and a real sense of space. Amazing!

To test it out for yourself, please get in touch to book a demonstration now.

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