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THRAX AUDIO + LOTUS HIFI

An extra special Christmas. I’m very excited to announce Lotus as the exclusive UK agent for Thrax Audio for 2022 and beyond. Much in the same way that we brought Tidal to the UK in 2016, I firmly believe that this now is Thrax’s time. We know both from our friends in other markets and the energy and fervour at the factory that they are now steadily approaching their first zenith. New Mk2 and Mk3 derivations of their reference products put them squarely in the upper band of high end electronics. The new statement Libra and Spartacus [...]

24th December 2021|

Thrax Yatrus Turntable – “A New King”

Thrax's direct drive Yatrus Turntable, which we are huge admirers of, has received a superb review in Tone, penned by Jeff Dorgay. He was very impressed with the build and solidity of the deck and the individualist deisgn approach. On the sonics he greatly enjoyed the speed, texture and space that the deck served up and indeed it's high level of detail extraction. The full review can be found here. "I submit that unless you have (and maybe even if you do) a seven-figure system, you can probably live happily ever after with the Thrax Yatrus. This [...]

31st October 2021|

Tara Grand Master EVO USB – a new flagship

All year long our best USB cables, the £3250 Shunyata Omega and the £3000 Tara Labs Master USB have been doing the rounds with our customers. The USB cable makes such an enormous difference - as much as the speaker cables -  even in a relatively humble system, that we have been selling these incessantly all year. Much like a Shunyata mains conditioner, a top level USB cable is as good if not better than a box upgrade. Well now for those who have the means, there is a new King in town, Tara's claim to the title of best [...]

23rd October 2021|

NEW !!! – Allnic H5500 Phonostage

A year in isolation has thankfully produced some upsides. Allnic Audio have been busier than ever, not just fulfilling a singularly high excess of orders, but ramping up their R&D and spending extra time developing new products and improving existing ones. So 2021 will be a great year for Allnic lovers and especially for vinyl aficionados because we have no less than 3 new analogue treasures, the H5500 phono, H6500 phono and AUT-8000 Step Up to join a reworked T2000 30th Anniversary Integrated. The H5500 entry level phono preamp is all set to be the new biggest [...]

28th February 2021|

THE LOTUS PRODUCT GUIDE

Marking our 10 year anniversary, we have launched our unique product guide. Historically one could only browse products by looking separately through each Brand through our "PORTFOLIO" menu. The new product guide however discusses each area of the hifi system in turn and gives an overview of every choice here at Lotus and the differences and reasons for each choice. It also is prefaced by a short history of Lotus, our philosophy and how we belive a system works and should be built. This is all accessible from the "PRODUCT GUIDE" section in the top menus of the website. I [...]

13th January 2021|

The 2021 LOTUS DEMO ROOM

January 1st 2021. A new year, a whole new era for Lotus. As part of our 10 year anniversary, I am very excited to formally launch our brand new bespoke demonstration room. It has been a long wait and an awful lot of work and there are still a few finishing touches to finalise but right at the turn of the year, we are now fully operational and ready to invite customers for in-store demos. Building works began in September 2020 with a 2 month project that saw the original demo room extended out to the [...]

1st January 2021|

Lotus 10th Anniversary – MC CARTRIDGES

December 2020, marking our 10 year anniversary, Lotus Hifi ends a difficult and singular year with the largest investment and expansion period seen so far in our entire history. We are thrilled and excited to announce the addition of two new moving coil cartridge brands, two new manufacturers of audio furniture, one flagship ‘sky’s the limit’ Loudspeaker manufacturer to join Avalon and Tidal and no less than four new brands of room acoustic products. As if that wasn’t enough, before the year closes we will be launching our new bespoke demonstration room, newly enlarged, remodelled and acoustically designed from the [...]

29th December 2020|

TIDAL FOR BUGATTI

I am very excited to share the news of TIDAL for Bugatti. A new chapter for Tidal Audio and the start of an enthralling new partnership of two likeminded state of the art companies. “A new sound from Bugatti. A new chapter of exclusive performance lifestyle has arrived, with an exclusive range of products that are as multi-sensory as our top-of-the-range hyper sports cars. These incredible objects are meticulously designed and hand-made for the ultimate emotional experience at your home. We enter new spheres for music lovers and luxury design enthusiasts, with a new era inspired by [...]

15th December 2020|

Lotus 10th Anniversary – ROOM ACOUSTICS

December 2020, marking our 10 year anniversary, Lotus Hifi ends a difficult and singular year with the largest investment and expansion period seen so far in our entire history. We are thrilled and excited to announce the addition of two new moving coil cartridge brands, two new manufacturers of audio furniture, one flagship ‘sky’s the limit’ Loudspeaker manufacturer to join Avalon and Tidal and no less than four new brands of room acoustic products. As if that wasn’t enough, before the year closes we will be launching our new bespoke demonstration room, newly enlarged, remodelled and acoustically designed from the [...]

10th December 2020|

Lotus 10th Anniversary – LOTUS and ROCKPORT

Finding a third Loudspeaker to retail alongside Tidal Audio and Avalon Acoustics is no easy feat. In fact, so difficult is the task of designing a truly linear, neutral and natural transducer that I had almost given up on the idea, until that is, I opened up dialogue with Rockport Technologies early in 2020 at the start of the pandemic. As a longstanding admirer I approached them uninvited and as it happened my timing couldn’t have been better because they had been recently pondering on perhaps taking a fresh look at their position in the UK marketplace and [...]

30th November 2020|