Kudos at the North West Audio Show 2022

Posted on 24th June 2022 in Category: Events

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We have just returned from a fantastic few days at the North West Audio Show at The Cranage De Vertere Estate. It was our first Hi-Fi Show post-pandemic, and with a lot of excitement in the lead up to the show online, we were really looking forward to seeing some of our customers, retailers and music fans after so long.

This was our second time at the North West Audio Show with AudioQuest and, we have to say, it’s one of our favourites. The attention to detail and effort that goes into the show is superb – from free entry for all visitors and a complimentary glass of fizz on arrival, to a free shuttle bus and free parking – the organisers really did think of everything.

Special thanks to Kris Sawicki for your hospitality and organising such a great show, the team who helped us unload and set-up/break-down and the guests and fellow exhibitors who made it such an enjoyable weekend.

Big thanks also goes out to our friends at AudioQuest, Accuphase and Innuos for helping us to create one of the ‘Best Sounding’ systems at the show.

On demonstration

Innuos Statement Sever and Streamer
Accuphase e5000 Integrated Amplifier 
Accuphase DAC-60
AudioQuest Hurricane Power Cable
AudioQuest Thunderbird Zero Speaker Cable
AudioQuest Diamond USB Cable
AudioQuest Niagra 5000 Noise-Dissipation System 
Kudos Titan 707 loudspeakers

The system went down extremely well amongst visitors and we were even lucky enough to be handed three ‘Best Sound’ cards by press who particularly enjoyed the system.

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Show reports

“I’ve never heard the £17,000 707s sound anything less than spectacularly good and they were a “must-see” on my list of things I knew would be at Cranage as I knew they were going to be driven by an Accuphase E5000 integrated amplifier with DAC module and a Innuos Statement server front end.

Needless to say the wiring in this room was all by AudioQuest including AudioQuest ThunderBird ZERO Loudspeaker cable, AudioQuest Diamond USB cable, AudioQuest Hurricane power cables and an AudioQuest Niagara 5000 power conditioner.” Hi-Fi Pig

“Kudos had snagged a lovely room with mullioned windows in the old part of Cranage Hall, here they were making some very engaging sounds with Titan 707 floorstanding speakers on the end of Accuphase amplifier and Innuos Statement server with power conditioning courtesy of Audioquest’s Niagara, now available with UK sockets.” The Ear

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The music 

For those of you who enjoyed our demonstration at the show, or if you are looking for some new music to enjoy, you can listen to our playlist at the show on TIDAL.

Kudos North West Audio Show 2022 Playlist

If you missed us at Cranage, be sure to keep an eye on our events page for future shows.


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