Lotus HiFi

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About Lotus HiFi

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    Weybridge
  • Real Name
    Richard

Wigwam Info

  • Turn Table
    Brinkmann Balance
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    12.1/Proteus
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Allnic H5000
  • Digital Source 1
    Tidal Camira
  • Digital Source 2
    Vitus SCD-025
  • DAC
    Vitus RI-100 module
  • Integrated Amp
    Vitus RI100 / SIA025
  • Pre-Amp
    Tidal Preos D
  • Power Amp/s
    Tidal Impulse
  • My Speakers
    Tidal Agoria

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  1. A rather special, rarely available British classic. Traded in and lovingly looked after, we have here a Roksan TMS2 turntable with DX2 power supply complete with legendary SME V Tonearm (no cartridge is included). This deck is in fabulous condition and is complete with cover, manuals & original packaging for both the deck and the arm. The arm also has tonearm cable and lots of accessories and tools. Low hours and a stunning example of this sought after rarity. Wam price: £5000
  2. added: DCS Paganini Transport - £4400 Esoteric P05 / D05 CDP/Dac - £4500 (can split)
  3. No less than 5 Best in Shows at Rocky Mountain this year: AUDIOPHILIA votes TIDAL system as Best of RMAF 2017 "Best? An easy choice this year, and agreed upon by the three of us. The room featuring TIDAL Audio, the Cologne, Germany-based company that manufactures exceptional speakers and electronics. The system cost almost half a million dollars. It should be wonderful and it was and much more. The three of us at different times were musically gobsmacked. The damn system almost ruined the rest of the show for us. Yes, that insanely good. Never heard better in my 20 years with Audiophilia. The room was set up by Doug White of The Voice That Is. Great job!" THE ABSOLUTE SOUND: Best Sound (Cost No Object) "Doug White and The Voice That Is always features systems in the top sonic ranks and RMAF was no exception. Doug premiered the TIDAL Audio Ferios amplifiers in a mostly all-TIDAL system with its Akira speakers, Presencio Reference Preamplifier, Camira Digital Music Converter, and Tidal Reference Cables. The Ferios monos offer plenty of power reserves with an all new 1.600 VA power supply, 300 watts/channel into 8 ohms, pure silver hollow conductor EMI transformers, TIDAL’s proprietary amplifier protection management system, hand-selected and matched transistors, etc. Johnny Hartman’s voice was palpable, natural, and realistic — it felt like he was in the room, and the TIDAL Ferios seemed to have unlimited power with explosive dynamics and fine detail retrieval." Jim Hannon / The Absolute Sound HiFi PLUS (HiFi +): BEST SOUND The Voice That Is showed what was arguably the most expensive system at RMAF: fortunately it was also the best sounding. The Akira speakers that so impressed in a large room at the Munich show two years ago were this time deployed to equally impressive musical effect in a hotel bedroom. This might have been a single seat, single source set up, but sit in that hot seat, play a record and the system, the room and the end wall simply disappeared. If you ever wondered what a time and space machine might cost, the answer is around half a million dollars! Roy Gregory / HiFi PLUS Parttimeaudiophile.com "There’s a reason Scot Hull calls Tidal gear “The Rolls Royce of high-end audio,” it’s because it’s big, glossy, built by hand to last for generations, and offers a level of performance, fit, and finish that many competitors cannot match. Some will balk at the price, and say things like “It better sound good for that money… etc.” But again, I go back to the Rolls analogy, and must emphasize that IMO you’re getting what you pay for: Some of the very best sound available on the planet regardless of price. Any price. This isn’t a system to listen to if your goal is to fault it, because honestly it’s nearly impossible to do that. White has curated an incredibly impressive sound system, and with every show he brings it to he only confirms what I felt when I heard it for the first time: Emotion. It triggers a deeply emotional response from me, and I honestly can’t ask any gear to do more than that. I encourage everyone who is able to visit White’s showroom, and book a listening session for themselves. I can talk about rock-solid, and subterranean bass, delicate, liquid treble extension, and a midrange that perfectly captures every nuance of a vocalist’s range – how I can hear the lyrics emanating more from their chest, and not their throat – but all this is taken as hyperbole by many until you’ve had a chance to experience it for yourself." Rafe Arnott, Parttimeaudiophile.com Discover more Fidelity-magazin.de "Let's start right away with the perfect rooms, which we would give 100 of 100 points. Two rooms involved W***** speakers. At the same top level with an even more crystal clear reproduction was TIDAL Audio. The German manufacturer introduced their whole chain with Camira, Ferios, Presencio and of course their in-house reference cables. The hint 'more' over the others obviously came from the all pulled thru chain synergy. The 4th best room was V*****, but offerred less grip in comparison to the W***** and TIDAL Akira." Ingo Schulz / FIDELITY AUDIOBACON.com / Best Sounds of show "Tidal Akira paired with their electronics, it was easily one of the most liquid and emotive setups at the show. It was hard to believe everything was played off digital sources." TheAudioBeatnik.com "This was one of the systems that would definitely be in the running for best in the show if you were looking for a really open and revealing system. Without a doubt some of the very best sound at RMAF this year." Audio-Head.com "TIDAL has been making a lot of fuss among audio writers for quite some time now, and credit where it’s due, the exhibits are to blame. Consistently show stopping sound, no matter the venue, how can that be beat? With properly setup TIDAL system, you too can have one of the best experiences money can buy, but truth to bear, you gotta pony up. If ever there was a “Brand of The Year” award, and for some reason my opinion mattered, I’d cast my vote for TIDAL."
  4. delicious new demo SCD-025 now at Lotus in custom finish Champagne Gold
  5. LOTUS greatly expands its Turntable Range I am very excited to announce that Lotus Hifi has been appointed UK dealer for both Döhmann Turntables and Spiral Groove. This marks the fruition of a longstanding plan to offer a comprehensive but also completely unique and exciting choice for UK customers wishing to demonstrate and purchase a true Highend deck in the £7000-£50,000 price bracket. From the direct drive, giant-killing Bardo to the belt driven Brinkmann Balance, the Spiral Groove Revolution and venerable SG1.2 through to the engineering masterpieces that are the Döhmann Helix 1 and 2, customers can now experience a wide range of the world’s very best turntables all under one roof, and of course sample them through world class Phono preamps from Allnic, Vitus and Tidal Audio. Full release here: http://www.lotushifi.co.uk/lotus-greatly-expands-its-turntable-range/
  6. TIDAL AUDIO once again awarded best of show at Rocky Mountain RMAF 2017 by The Absolute Sound & Audiophilia (amongst others). "THE ABSOLUTE SOUND: Best Sound (Cost No Object) "Doug White and The Voice That Is always features systems in the top sonic ranks and RMAF was no exception. Doug premiered the TIDAL Audio Ferios amplifiers in a mostly all-TIDAL system with its Akira speakers, Presencio Reference Preamplifier, Camira Digital Music Converter, and Tidal Reference Cables. The Ferios monos offer plenty of power reserves with an all new 1.600 VA power supply, 300 watts/channel into 8 ohms, pure silver hollow conductor EMI transformers, TIDAL’s proprietary amplifier protection management system, hand-selected and matched transistors, etc. Johnny Hartman’s voice was palpable, natural, and realistic — it felt like he was in the room, and the TIDAL Ferios seemed to have unlimited power with explosive dynamics and fine detail retrieval." Jim Hannon / The Absolute Sound" http://www.theabsolutesound.com/…/rmaf-2017-show-report-so…/
  7. lots of really nice pieces thios month: Well Tempered Versalex (no cartridge) - £2495 Allnic H1201 Phonostage - £1800 Analog Domain M75P mk2 (power amp) - £9495 Heed CANAMP - £175 HFC CT1-E+ rca interconnect 1m - £1795 ROKSAN TMS2 / DX2 / SME V - £5500 VITUS SCD-025 (2017 !!! nearly new) - £14,500
  8. Lotus delivers the first Vitus SD-025 in the UK. This is the pure DAC version of the SCD-025 with no transport but a few more choice components inside instead. A very happy ex-Naim 500 customer who now has completed the circle with Melco N1Zh and an SIA-025 Integrated. This is now the most commonly purchased system here at Lotus, simply extraordinary performance and I'd say a 'last' system for over 90% of people.
  9. Introducing the belt driven Brinkmann SPYDER http://www.lotushifi.co.uk/brinkmanns-belt-drive-spyder/
  10. 2017 SHOW AWARDS TO DATE Los Angeles Audio Show: Best sound of Show – The Absolute Sound Munich Highend: Best sound of Show – Parttimeaudiophile Munich Highend: Best sound of Show – Audiohub Axpona: Best of Show – The Absolute Sound Axpona: Most Coveted Product – The Absolute Sound Axpona: Best of Show – Positive Feedback Axpona: Audio Oasis Award – Positive Feedback Axpona: Best of Show – Parttimeaudiophile
  11. For sale, superb condition Gyro SE, supplied with original VC psu and also a nearly new HR psu purchased only in January 2017 (RRP £485). Also included is the Michell LP clamp, a fresh pot of Michell bearing oil. Please note, no tonearm is included. Armboard is Rega cut. £1095