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UK Hi-Fi Show Ascot – TIDAL & VIMBERG

After six years in Windsor, the UK's longest-running premier high-end audio show moves to a new venue for 2019, offering an even greater range of beautifully-appointed spaces and event opportunities to showcase the world's finest hi-fi. Lotus Hifi in conjunction with Kog Audio will be showing the new Vimberg loudspeakers along with Tidal electronics. There will also be static exhibits of Tidal and Vimberg products. We will be in "Box 1" on the second floor. With a fabulous new venue this is suire to be a great day out so please get yourself some tickets, come along and [...]

10th October 2019|

Lotus launches THE MUSEUM

Lotus Launches The Muesum. Inspired by feedback and likes on social media, I decided to create an online gallery to showcase a selection of real life Lotus systems in real customers homes. I hope you enjoy seeing some of the setups we have put together over the years and look after and develop  closely. It's an absolute pleasure to be involved with our customers and guide them steadily to Audio 'Shangri-La'; many we would consider personal friends. After 9 years grind and investment I think I can truly say that the Lotus philosophy of Hifi, Audio and System [...]

8th October 2019|

Shunyata Research at LOTUS

New for Summer 2019 at Lotus, we are excited to add Shunyata mains products to our portfolio. We like Shunyata's dedication to UK mains application and in particular their dedicated UK 3 pin plug. The Denali mains districution block is something quite special as is the Venom UK 6 block at a more modest pricepoint. We also like the people behind Shunyata UK who are driven, professional and very much on the pulse. Commercial viability, aftersales, support and availability is always as important as out and out sonics. We tested the Alpha, Delta and [...]

3rd September 2019|

Summer 2019 News

It's actually been a year or so since our last news, we try not to bombard our subscribers and customers can see plenty of our regular feeds on Instagram and facebook, but there is now a fair amount to tell in a more formal address so here goes. Read the full Lotus Summer 2019 newsletter here

1st September 2019|

Munich 2019 – Vimberg / Tidal / Vitus / Dohmann

Munich 2019 begins this week and will be notable for Lotus with a number of significant launches. First up Vimberg out of the Tidal factory will launch the new entry level standmount the "Amea". The Amea will follow the incredible standard set by the Tonda and Mino floorstanders and offer a benchmark performance level in a compact form factor at around the mid teens in terms of pricing. Obviously you can expect Vimberg's exceptional clarity, resolution and absolute invisibility and not one gram of unaturalness or 'hifi effect'. We can't wait for these. Staying in Hurth in [...]

5th May 2019|

AudioBeat / Tidal La Assoluta

Roy Gregory at the Audiobeat has published a fascinating article and report on the Tidal flagship La Assoluta loudspeaker.   "The world isn’t exactly short of absurdly expensive speaker systems (and these three are actually far from the priciest), but the WAMM MC, Vox Olympian, and now the Tidal La Assolutas are all significantly ahead of the competition. The big two has become the big three, and nothing else that I have heard comes close."   Read the full article here.

5th May 2019|

The making of Vimberg

Jeff Fritz of Soundstage Ultra is pleased as punch "downsizing" into a set of Vimberg Tonda. In a related article over there on the Soundstage website he compared them extremely favourably to the Wilson Alexia at over twice the price ! More interesting though is perhaps this new article on the making of a Vimberg. Full text and pictuers can be found here. Do I think the Vimberg Tonda would be a proper upgrade path for you? I do, actually. I’ve heard the Alexia a number of times at shows and it has some strengths, dynamics [...]

3rd April 2019|

First UK VIMBERG delivery

I am extremely proud to document the first ever UK delivery of a pair of gorgeous Vimberg speakers, the new offshoot brand from the Ultra highend German company “Tidal Audio”. Available at Lotus Hifi as of now, the Vimberg Mino, starting at £23,000 for the ceramic tweeter version, will provide over 95% of the clarity, purity, transparency and sheer invisibility that we know and expect from a Tidal loudspeaker, but at less than 50% of the price. A huge sound and simply so much speaker for the money. The highest levels of openess and transparency but, like a Tidal, [...]

2nd January 2019|

TIDAL Akira review from “Stereophile”

"The Akiras are the best-looking, best-built, best-sounding speakers I have had in my listening room" "The sheer resolution of the Akiras continued to astonish me throughout my auditioning. And the thunderous bass chords indeed sounded . . . thunderous. It was the Akiras' ability to separate the threads within each recording that impressed me—they simply stepped out of the way of the music making." "As beautiful as are the Akira's external finish and appearance, its interior revealed superb attention to details of construction and design that most purchasers will never be aware of."   John Atkinson, Stereophile   Jon Atkinson has [...]

12th November 2018|

VIMBERG & TIDAL – Rocky Mountain 2018

"Let’s say Bugatti decided that it wanted to build a car that sold for $29,000 USD, and this car would also look, smell, feel, and drive like a $215,000 USD Bugatti. Albeit some minor engineering and production compromises would have to be made, but overall — the experience and emotions it would produce would be almost identical. That is what TIDAL Audio founder Jörn Janczak has just done with the development of his new VIMBERG company. " Eric Shook has written a very nice preview of the new Vimberg line of loudspeakers from the Rocky Mountain Audio festival. Read the [...]

27th October 2018|