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LOTUS HIFI PRODUCT PORTFOLIO

A warm welcome to Lotus Hifi. We offer a very carefully assembled portfolio of the very best in Highend Audio. Vinyl, CD and Streaming based sytems with an emphasis on a natural, fatigue-free sound with the highest possible sense of realism. Close and personal relations with a very high level of customer care characterise the way we do business.

ALLNIC / VITUS / AVALON / AURENDER / STILLPOINTS / ENTREQ / HIGHFIDELITY CABLES / BRINKMANN / EXOGAL / PRO AUDIO BONO / TRANSFIGURATION
MY PRODUCT BLOGS

Get intimate and personal with the brands I sell. My blogs run you through the key products from different manufacturers and give you all the background information.

NAIM TO VITUS - A GUIDE VITUS AUDIO BLOG BRINKMANN AUDIO BLOG ENTREQ BLOG
HOT USED PRODUCTS

Please feel free to browse our ever changing repository of quality used Hifi procured from part exchanges. Every used piece we stock has been extremely well cared for and passes all our quality control requirements. All items come with a minimum 3 month return to base warranty, a statutory cooling off period and our usual robust level of aftersales support.

MBL 7008a Integrated NAIM 552 DR 2014 LP12 Karmen/kore/Lingo3 Audio research VS115 Lindemann 830S pre
Conrad Johnson 18LS Sim Audio MOON 340i Whest PS.30r Phonostage VERTEX AQ various ! WILSON DUETTE
THE LASTEST NEWS

Keep up with the latest news here at Lotus. Product launches, Reviews, equipment blogs and the latest desireable arrivals to come into store and home demo. If you are social media savvy and wish to stay in touch with even more news and developments then also consider liking us on facebook and following us on twitter from the links top right.

LOTUS HIFI now on INSTAGRAM
January 2016

Happy New Year to all wherever you may be. Kicking 2016 off, Lotus comes to Instagram so get following for a steady stream of beautiful pictures and audiophile scoops as and when they happen.

 

LOTUS Christmas newsletter
December 2015

Merry Christmas to one and all. Here is my newletter with a roundup of the year, a look ahead at the next 12 months and details of an exciting new mystery brand which will reprsent the Flagship of Lotus's portfolio in early 2016 !

 

A host of exciting New Products at ENTREQ
October 2015

Entreq are on fire ! Their unique system grounding has taken off like crazy in the UK. Back in Sweeden they have not been resting on their laurels however but developing their technologies to new and unchartered depths.

In my blog read about the New Athena Rack system, Amplifier speaker grounding and the Poseidon and Olympus series and about two other new devices, Optimus and Receivus.

Introducing the bargain VITUS RCD-101 CD Player/Dac
September 2015

The SACD/DSD ready RCD-101 packs a huge punch at £7990. This is one of the newest, most modern and up to date products from Vitus and more CD player/Dac than most people will ever need. Incredible performance and as ever, designed for long term musical satisfaction with the alluring and intoxicating sound that this Danish highend brand is known for the world over. If you are looking for flagship digital source up to about £15,000 then the RCD commands your immediate investigation. Read all the inside details on my Vitus Audio blog.

 

LIFE AFTER NAIM ? A guide to moving to Vitus Audio
August 2015

This has been a long time coming and hopefully it will save a lot of weekly repetition on the telephone ! A comprehensive guide about upgrading from a Naim system to VITUS AUDIO, something that I have done for dozens of customers in the first year of dealership with this wonderful Danish Highend brand.

Read up about why it's such an effective and successful movement for Naim owners looking for something more. Read up on the wallet-friendly financial side, the logistics and cable/speaker tips, and what delights you can expect to take place in your living room if you do make the jump, all backed up by customer testimonials.

 

The Amazing EXOGAL Comet DAC comes to Lotus
August 2015

This amazing little budget DAC (£2100 and from the original Wadia people) so impressed me that I had to stock it here for my customers. With a good transport or an Aurender plugged in, it gets suprisingly close to our £10,000+ setups. Read all the rave reviews of this exciting new product on the marketplace. Simply call for a home loan or demo. Pricing and details here.

"This is a combination that can stand shoulder to shoulder with digital’s giants like complete multi-box players from dCS, CH Precision, Esoteric, Metronome, and Nagra." Alan Sircom, Hifi+

 

HIFI Pig reviews the Allnic £4995 T1500 300b integrated
August 2015

A very high score for the Allnic SET integrated amp over at Hifi Pig.

"Overall spec on paper might not be mouthwatering, but the performance certainly was. With a name that could come from America the Allnic had muscle and grunt that could well originate from the new world. This product was priced well to provides great competition to any valve amplifier made anywhere. Playing Tolga Kashif’s ‘The Queen Symphony’ track 3 cello and violin solos gave realism and naturalness in a way that many amplifiers cannot do whilst being fed from a DAC."

Read the full rview here

 

HIFIWIGWAM reviews the £6500 Allnic T2000 integrated ampd
August 2015

A fabulous review of the KT150 shod allnic push pull integrated by kevin Fiske.

Kevin writes "The Allnic T2000 integrated push-pull tube amplifier has been a real breath of fresh air. It is one of only a very few products I’ve had here for audition in the last two years that has not given me a single moment of anxiety ..... (I) award it an unreserved and very enthusiastic recommendation. It is a real belter of a product."

Read the full rview here

 

Long awaited Allnic speaker cables arrive in the UK
July 2015

The hotly anticipated Allnic Speaker cables arrive in the UK.

Introducing the mid range ZL-3000 with some very unique manufacturing specs. Kang Su Park never follows the crowd ! I gather the welding machine he is using to make these wires can only be operated at night as it takes down half the grid at Gangam.

We will be trialling these cables ourselves and also beta testing them with various customers who run full Allnic systems. Stand by for prices and a full launch.

 

Aurender launch the N10 highend music server
June 2015

The N10 replaces the recently discontinued S10 in the Aurender range. Featuring a vast array of digital outputs, 4TB internal storage, 240gb solid state cache for playback and the first and only device to support on-the-fly precision DSD to PCM conversion by FPGA, the N10 sits just below the flagship W20 which was recently compared favourably by Chris Thomas to the £25,000 DCS Vivaldi transport.

Here at Lotus I have had amazing success with the little X100 so far, for me the first streamer to convincingly produce a completely natural, non-mechanical sound to rival a top end transport from the likes of Vitus, CEC, Metronome etc. I expect the N10 to sell similarly well albeit in smaller quantities. Simply get in touch for a demonstration or home loan. Full mouthwatering spec here: Aurender N10

 

Allnic AUT2000 setp up in HIFI+
April 2015

A very nice review in Hifi plus magazine for the little Allnic AUT-2000 step up transformer. A big upgrade for most phonostages.

"The AUT‑2000 lets both cartridge and phono stage do their respective jobs without getting in the way, and the more you listen, the more you realise just how important that ‘do no harm’ approach really is."

Allnic T2000 with Tung Sol KT150
March 2015

The £5995 T2000 push pull integrated amp was always a David amongst Goliaths but the amp has enough voltage headroom to run the exciting new Tung Sol KT150 tube and the result is nothing short of spectacular. A whopping sonic upgrade, this unit really is now quite staggering for the asking price. Wide open with great bass, a beautiful mid, Allnic's amazing way with space and just so full of life and realism. On demo and home loan exclusively at Lotus.

 

Vitus RD100/RS100 Review
february 2015

This fabulous review from PartimeAudiophile deserves special mention. A wonderfully detailed exposition on all things Vitus and a lucid insight into the entry RD100 Dac/preamp and RS100 power amp models. Well written and well worth your time.

 

My Brinkmann Blog is live
february 2015

The Brinkmann Oasis and Balance are here and the newly released Spyder will follow soon. read my Brinkmann blog for all the latest news and an in depth look at the entire range of turntables and tonearms.

 

Transfiguration Phoenix S reviewed
February 2015

The £1995 Phoenix S moving coil has been given a great review by Jason kennedy in HiFi +

"I get it now. I understand why Transfiguration does not need a website. When you make cartridges that are this good, the world will come to your door."

CT1-Ultimate speaker cables
February 2015

Newly landed at LOTUS, Rick Schultz's new low resistance version of the HighFidelity Cables CT1-Ultimate speaker cables.

Rick performs substantial burn in of these at the factory and so straight out of the box here they sounded fabulous. Now a very big jump up from the Enhanced version with incredible clarity, width, depth and naturalness, these are supremely low distortion. If you are looking for the ultimate in transparency, neutrality and naturalness then look no further.

LOTUS winter 2015 newsletter
January 2015

A happy new year to everyone. With a chock full 12 months behind us and exciting times ahead, here's a full rundown of all my news.

 

STILLPOINTS AT LOTUS
November 2014

Multi award-winning STILLPOINT isolation products been a staple ingredient of the Lotus demo room for some time now and they have quickly become a no-brainer additional purchase for customers buying new Speakers and Electronics here. On home demos in pre-existing systems they are similarly giving a performance lift far far larger than their retail prices would suggest.

Here at Lotus Stillpoints join Highfidelity Cables, Entreq and Pro Audio Bono to complete a very powerful collection of solutions for system dressing, support and enhancement and ultimately getting the very best from your equipment.

 

Introducing the Allnic STEP UP
November 2014

Great things come in little packages. Introducing the ALLNIC STEP-UP here in the UK. Priced at £1395 and packing a seriously heavyweight performance punch, technology from the mighty H3000 phono and a hewn-from-granite high quality finish. Available for demo and home loan at LOTUS.

 

LOTUS appointed UK Brinkmann dealers
October 2014

I am very happy to announce that Lotus are now dealers for Brinkmann Audio. Brinkmann turntables are already very well established and respected here in the UK. As well as top flight sonic performance, they also offer fantastic aesthetics, exemplary build quality and engineering, and of course one of the most helpful and likeable guys in the industry holding the fort, Helmut Brinkmann. All of these things mean that this German highend brand fits very well alongside my existing portfolio.

 

The VITUS Masterpiece DAC @ LOTUS
September 2014

For those of us wishing to operate at the very top level of what's currently possible, Vitus's flagship digital source is now on demo and home loan. What does it offer when placed in a high transparency, low distortion system ? Read more on my Vitus blog.

 

New products announced from VITUS
September 2014

Its an exciting time for the Danish brand. We have a brand new reference level RCD-101 CD player/Dac, massively upgraded from the outgoing model and very keenly priced at £7990 by the UK importers. Also the new SM-011 Signature monos and the mouthwatering 125kg Masterpiece Stereo power amp ... comes in avery large crate complete with a full time Chiropractor !

Read more on my Vitus blog.

 

Allnic D5000 DHT DAC arrives !!!
August 2013

The long wait for Allnic's foray into digital is over. The D5000 DHT DAC is now in the UK. A handful of pre-orders, an orderly queue for home demos and a major UK review planned, it's expected that this ground breaking design from Kang Su Park will become Allnic's biggest seller and make a pretty bold statement in the world of digital music.

The D5000 does all the Hifi stuff VERY well, certainly way way better than the £8995 pricetag would suggest, but better still, it does it all in the most unmechanical lifelike way and is so very tuneful ... it rocks, groove, boogies and swings in a manner that is rare at any point in the market.

LOTUS CUSTOMER GALLERY
August 2013

LOTUS launches the website customer gallery. A fun sneek peek into many of my great customers.

I know its not everyone's cup of tea but if you would like to be included please just email me a few pictures.

AVALON INDRA
August 2013

LOTUS took delivery of a new pair of demo Indra today. I ordered these in the lovely Walnut Cluster Burl. Not only my favourite finish but ignoring the Time for a second, the Indra are possibly my favourite speaker in the range too.

A significant step on from the Transcendant, crossover technology from the mighty Isis and overall a stunningly holographic sound with one of the most engaging and "see through" midranges I have ever heard in a speaker. "A majestic electrostatic in a box"..

On demo and home loan @ Lotus, priced from £22,800

LOTUS now retailing the full range of AURENDER music servers
August 2014

To complement our Vitus and Allnic DACs, Lotus are now able to offer a one stop highend streaming solution that can rival the world's best transports and CD players. The Aurender devices are complete music servers with Terrabytes of storage and solid state caches for jitter free, noisless playback of the very highest quality. Couple that with exceptional build quality, functionality and fabulous software and you can see why Aurender are leading the way in highend streaming.

 

LOTUS presents the £14,995 Allnic A5000 DHT SET mono amps
July 2014

Now on home or on site demo, the wonderful flagship Allnic A5000 direct heated triode 300B amps. a Deeply impressive amp which must be considered at this sort of level and price range. Beautifully expressive with an enormous sound, Art Dudley's parting shot for Stereophile went something like this:

"It's a fine, fine amplifier, and its departure from my home won't please me at all."

 

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