Cornwall LivingIssue #141

Celebrating sound with HBH Woolacotts

Looking back on another triumph from the south west’s largest independent electrical retailer.

The sixth installment of the Cornwall Hi-Fi Show has now been and gone, organised and hosted by HBH Woolacotts and held on 6th and 7th of October at the Royal Cornwall Showground. As the south west’s largest independent retailer, it’s hardly a surprise that the event was once again a huge success, well received by visitors, customers and exhibitors alike.

Arcam’s new range of Radia 2-Channel was a huge standout; announced on 3rd October, the Cornwall Hi-Fi Show was the UK’s first public exhibition of the product. The Radia range succeeds in bringing Arcams award-winning audiophile expertise into a modern and stylish range of separates, at prices that are accessible to everyone including those looking for a reasonably priced but high-quality introduction to true Hi-Fi.

Winner of the Adrian Dykes Award, which is presented to the best room at the show as voted for by visitors and HBH Woolacotts staff, Dali and Lyngdorf put on an incredible demonstration to show how traditional Hi-Fi can merge with modern technology to create fantastic-sounding music from the palm of your hand. The Dali Opticon speakers and Lyngdorf Streaming amplifier delivered a sound that many listeners didn’t believe was possible, streamed directly from a mobile phone.

The Project Limited Edition ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ turntable was a very late addition, having only been announced the week of the show and the show sample only confirmed the day before! A completely unique and one-off turntable that pays homage to the hugely popular album, it was truly a work of art and was very well received.

Naim, making its first appearance at the show, was a huge positive in itself. Having been requested by visitors ever since the first show, HBH Woolacotts and Naim recently agreed a new trading partnership and it was great to have such a well-respected British brand at the show.

Last but by no means least, the new range of Sony TVs was also a real winner; having only been launched recently, the brand-new A95L Master Series QD-OLED was on display in both the 55” and 77” versions, and the picture quality really does have to be seen to be believed.

Despite the event being the pinnacle of Premium Audio in the south west, HBH Woolacotts stocks and works with these brands all year round. Premium audio spaces in Wadebridge, St Austell and Plymouth allow you to view, play with and listen to a huge range of products in a quiet and comfortable setting, with true experts in the industry on hand and ready to help.

HBH Woolacotts
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