KJ West One - Connoisseurs of Sound - Est. 1965
KJ West One - Connoisseurs of Sound - Est. 1965
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There are very few products in the hi-fi world which are genuinely custom built for you, but The Bespoke Audio Company offer a passive preamplifier which is. 

Rather than mass-produce a one size-fits-all preamplifier that will please everyone, The Bespoke Audio Company have chosen to offer a more personalised and intimate product that is hand built specifically to the customer’s requests. 

There are a number of different options to choose from for the outer casing, top plate and ring including gold, chrome or black nickel plated for the detailing and clear (natural), black, champagne or perspex for the casing. However, these standard options are just the tip of the iceberg. The Bespoke Audio Company will happily use any colours or materials that you desire (as long as it is possible and doesn’t affect the sound quality). 

The preamplifier features six inputs and two outputs and in true Bespoke Audio fashion, you may specify any combination of XLR and RCA connections, in any order. It features 46 discrete steps over a 67.5dB range in 1.5dB increments, WBT-0210 Cu Topline Nextgen RCA sockets as standard, Neutrik NC3F/MD-LX-M3 XLR sockets as standard, Jupiter Condenser Co. cotton insulated 4N copper internal wiring as standard, remote level control as standard.

Although this is clearly a beautiful and unique product ultimately there was one thing that convinced us it would be the right product for our Cenrtal London showroom, the sound quality. 

This is one of the most natural and impartial sounding pre-amps we have ever heard! You can be sure that when you are using this preamplifier, you are getting as pure of a signal as you can, meaning you are as close to the music as possible. This is what a high-end preamplifier is all about. 

Don’t just take our word for it though, please get in touch if you would like to hear it for yourself. We will happily book you in for an audition. 

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Full-time Sale Consultant Position

KJ West One the leading high end audio store in the UK has established a new division dedicated to Home Cinema and Custom installation.

We are looking for a highly motivated person to join us as full-time Sales Consultant working in both the 2-channel audio and home cinema with installation.

The successful candidate will need to have high standards, strong personal integrity, and excellent interpersonal skills.
Salary will be a negotiated package of fixed monthly salary and performance based bonus / commission.

Please send a CV to jobs@kjwestone.co.uk with cover letter describing your personal suitability to the role and please include a photo. 

Desirable Character Traits 

Love of people, self-motivation and initiative are a must. 

A clear practical mind, love of film, and passion for music are expected character traits.

The ability to develop a sales strategy to achieve organisational sales goals and revenues is required. 

Technical sales skills are necessary with proven experience in customer relationship management. Relevant product and industry knowledge is essential. You will need the ability to express your knowledge and enthusiasm positively and have high standards and dedication to audio quality. 

The Work

Predominately you will be based in the shop in New Cavendish Street, greeting customers and taking phone calls. You will be responsible from then on to lead the client through their needs and achieve a sale. This is usually based over a number of meetings. Home cinema and Custom installation sales will require meetings at the client’s home. You’ll be expected to make some evening and early morning visits.

You will be expected to learn quickly how to set up demonstrations and achieve a highly desirable sound, clients will expect you to know intimately every hi-fi product ever made so reading hi-fi magazines & digital press in your spare time is mandatory.

There are often a lot of projects going on at once, so being highly organised is very important. 
The working week will ideally include 3 Saturdays a month.

Mobility

This role may require visiting sites around London. (And sometimes further afield).We do not run vans. We use Addison Lee for deliveries and expect you to be able to travel on public transport / bicycle / motorbike.

Mileage allowance for use of personal transport - Bicycle / Motorbike / Car 

Skills required

A good foundation in high-end audio / cinema. Our market is niche and we expect to train the successful candidate in the many unique aspects of the work. The role is full time.

The work of designing cinemas and custom audio will be aided.

Promotion Prospects

Our company is growing fast and a capable candidate will find excellent prospects as the company grows. 

Send CV by email to jobs@kjwestone.co.uk

FOR INFORMATION ON THE AV ENGINEER POSITION CLICK HERE

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We are very pleased to be offering an amazing deal on the fantastic Naim Mu-so multiroom system for a limited period.

Customers can buy both the Mu-so and Mu-so Qb together for £1,340 and take advantage of a significant £150 saving (bundle RRP £1,490).  This is a great way to start your multiroom systsem and begin listening to the Naim sound throughout your home.

The offer will run from the 1st July until the 30th September 2016, contact us for further details.

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Devialet have again lived up to their reputation as audio innovators by announcing two new and exciting products in the same week. 

Both their Phantom and Expert ranges will see new flagship models added with the release of the Gold Phantom wireless system and the 1000 Pro expert amplifier. 

Gold Phantom is the result of the obsessional quest for excellence by Devialet’s engineers and designers. It packs new patented inventions pushing the Phantom performance to the extreme.

There are several impressive improvements on the Gold Phantom, firstly the power has been increased to 4,500w, making it 8 times more powerful than the standard Phantom. 

Gold Phantom also uses a new titanium tweeter which is capable to delivering a cleaner and more exhilarating sound. Gold is able to produce low frequencies down to 14hz for greater impact and crystal-clear high frequencies up to 27 kHz.

Also added is the new patented ADH processor, which was developed in Devialet’s expert range of audiophile amplifiers. 

Having received an advanced listening of this product we can confirm, that it is hugely impressive. The most noticeable improvement for us was in the high frequencies, the music seemed a lot more effortless than on previous Phantoms.

You can pre-order a Gold Phantom now, we expect to receive our first batch in late July. The price will be £2,190. 

Also announced this week is the new flagship Devialet amplifier, Le 1000 Pro.

The major innovations of the Original d'Atelier exclusive edition enabled Devialet engineers to push a step further the frontiers of extreme audiophile performance. This limited edition now paves the way to the new Expert Pro line, with Expert 1000 Pro as the most powerful incarnation.

With 5 new patents, a power output of 1000 Watts and unprecedented performance, an audiophile icon is born. The measured amplification performance of the 1000 Pro is now best-in-class at all power levels.

The 1000 Pro features a host of upgrades from the 800 including a new version of the ADH Intelligence® system, the most advanced yet, with an improved ADH loop regulation algorithm and a 4x improvement of the signal control precision.

The amplifiers have been improved with a new Class A amplifier reducing harmonic distortion rate and power consumption and an advanced Class D amplifier inducing a power transmission improved by 25%.

Other innovations include a new power supply to handle transient loads twice as fast, a new thermal management which can dissipate heat twice as fast and a new architecture allowing integration of future hardware and software evolutions.

There is an upgrade scheme available for anyone looking to upgrade from their Le 800 to the Le 1000 Pro.

We can now take pre-orders for the 1000 Pro which is expected mid-July at a price of £22,900. 

If you would like further information on either product please feel free to get in touch by email at info@kjwestone.co.uk

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