The audio industry is changing. Over the last decade the rise of digital music and all-in-one systems has seen a tremendous rise. Though there are still many audiophiles who love developing their home setup and tinkering with different cables and platforms and take great pride in their extensive CD or vinyl collections, there are now a lot of audiophiles who love the idea of a discrete system and a digital music library simply stored on a NAS drive out of sight.
To me, both seem very acceptable points of view, and at KJ we definitely cater to both, as long as the sound quality is still of exceptional quality.
No product in our store highlights this to me more than the Avantgarde Acoustics Zero 1 system. The Zero 1s are active horn speakers with a preamplifier, DAC, 2 x SPDIFs, 1 x Toslink, 1 x AES/EBU and 1 x async USB input. Though the Zero 1s do not have a wireless card, with the addition of an £80 Apple Airport Express (connected via the optical input) you are able to stream via airplay directly to the speakers.Continue reading→
The new Wilson Audio Sabrinas have been here at KJ West One for just over a couple of weeks now. They are, in my opinion, the best looking Wilson speaker to date, with a smooth, simplistic design. We have been running them in since their arrival but I was still yet to really sit down and truly evaluate Sabrina, and most importantly try to answer the question that everybody wants to know about these speakers:
Have they managed to maintain the Wilson Audio sound despite their compact design and lower price point?Continue reading→
The new arrivals keep on coming here at KJ West One. Today we have received the new and improved Naim NAP 200 DR and NAP 250 DR Amplifiers.Continue reading→
Wilson Audio is an important brand for us at KJ West One, not only do their loudspeakers sound incredible but they have a keen following of dedicated audiophiles. This is why we are adding the new Sabrina loudspeakers as well as the ultra-impressive Alexia to our in-store demonstration range.Continue reading→
Even when working in an exclusive hi-fi shop like KJ, you still get excited when one of your favourite products is arriving.
The Dan D'Agostino Momentum Integrated Amplifier is one of those pieces. We received the delivery yesterday to find that it arrived in a stunning metallic protective flight case. It is the extras like this which reassure you that you have a special high-end product in your possession.Continue reading→
At KJ West One, we are known for our extensive range of high-end hi-fi, but it is not just speakers, amplifiers and sources that we specialise in, we also stock audiophile headphones.
Like the rest of our collection, it is not just any headphones that we take on; we ensure that any headphones we stock are up to the sonic standard that we expect from our brands. It is because of this that we have chosen Audeze.Continue reading→
It’s always a great day at KJ when we bring a new brand in to our W1 showroom. Today is particularly exciting though as we have set up one of the most impressive and highly regarded ranges in the industry: The dCS Vivaldi complete digital playback system.Continue reading→