Gift Guide 2021

16 December 2021

Are you stuck for ideas on what to get this Christmas? Still gathering those last minute presents? We have collated some of our best products into this guide to help you find the perfect present for the audiophile in your life, or perhaps for someone just starting out in the world of Hi-Fi. These products make perfect gifts all year round, so get ahead of yourself and get your presents in the bag early! 

 


Box-Design Head Box S2

Headphone amplifier

£125.00

Welcome to one of the audio world’s best-kept secrets. A dedicated amp gets the maximum possible performance from your wired headphones, be they teeny in-ears or giant cans. Add a source, such as a CD player or DAC, and experience supreme sound quality during personal listening sessions.


Box Design BT Box S2

Bluetooth receiver 

£169.00

The Box Design BT Box S2 brings wireless smarts to any hi-fi system. Connect it to your amplifier, and you can stream music – from the comfort of your desktop, laptop, phone, or tablet – to your set-up. Equipped with Bluetooth version 5.0, the BT Box S2 offers secure wireless connectivity, and its aptX HD compatibility means it can deliver 24-bit wireless HD audio with no wires attached.


Glorious Music Station

DJ desk/studio workstation/record storage

£599.00

An ingenious hybrid combo of DJ table and studio workstation, the Glorious Music Station is also a piece of furniture art. Highlights include a vintage wood finish, docking for up to 100 records, a concealed central laptop compartment, and two (included) choices of table leg lengths


Glorious Vinyl Frame Displays

Vinyl cover frames for 12” records

£30.00

The price buys three stylish frames in which to display your favourite LP covers. Fancy a change of vinyl art? Simply swap out the cover for your new favourite; job done. Available with a wide black or white frame and finished with a glass cover.


Glorious Turntable Lowboard

Vinyl system cabinet

£199.00

The Glorious Turntable Lowboard provides a secure base on which to display your turntable. It stores up to 130 records, houses your set-up’s amplifier, and includes shock-absorbing rubber feet. Made of wood and channelling a 1960s design vibe, there’s a lot to dig here.


HiFi Rose RS201 E

Music streamer with integrated DAC and amplifier

£1749.00

Just add speakers, and you have a 21st-century music system. The RS201 E gets the best from your digital music, whether stored on the likes of NAS drives or streamed from the hi-res music libraries of Qobuz and TIDAL. The 22cm touchscreen and dedicated app make for effortless navigation. You can even watch music videos on the RS201 E’s screen and use its HDMI output to send the signal to a flatscreen TV.


Lehmann Audio Stage 1 turntable mat

Turntable mat upgrade

£60.00

A turntable cartridge picks up all vibrations – good or bad. The Lehmann Stage 1 Turntable Mat decouples the record from the ground, neutralising unwanted resonances and static charges. The result is improved sound, including more accurate bass performance.


Musical Fidelity MX-DAC

High-end DAC

£549.00

A standalone digital-analogue-converter (DAC) is an integral member of a modern hi-fi separates system. The high-performance MX-DAC ingests your digital audio, processing the signals in the Direct Stream Digital (DSD) domain, whether from coaxial, optical or USB. The result is a warm and natural musical performance.


Ortofon 2M Black LVB 250

Premium moving magnet cartridge

£829.00

Initially created to mark the 250th anniversary of Ludwig Van Beethoven and continuing its maker’s tradition of paying tribute to persons who have been highly influential within the musical world, the 2M Black LVB 250 cartridge is a triumph. Using a Nude Shibata diamond on a Boron cantilever, listeners will revel in remarkable transparency, speed and responsiveness.


Pro-Ject Audio Sweep-IT S2

Record cleaning accessory

£90.00

Keeping your vinyl clean helps preserve stylus life and ensure the best sound quality – it’s a win-win. The Sweep-It S2’s soft brush cleans as the platter spins, so it requires zero effort from you, the listener. Pro-Ject crafts the uni-pivot arm from lightweight aluminium, and the heavyweight base sits securely on the turntable.


Pro-Ject Audio Debut Carbon EVO

Best Debut turntable yet

£449.00

With almost one million units sold, the Debut turntable is one of the world’s best-selling hi-fi products. The first Debut launched in 1999, soon helping fuel the fires of the vinyl revival. This latest version is the best Debut yet, complete with eight hand-painted finishes, a one-piece carbon tonearm design, damped aluminium feet, and fitted with an Ortofon 2M Red moving-magnet cartridge.


Pro-Ject Audio Juke Box S2

All-in-one vinyl system

£449.00

The Juke Box S2 delivers a premium turntable and amplification, all housed in a compact chassis. It even offers wireless Bluetooth connectivity so that you can stream music from any Bluetooth-equipped device, such as a smartphone or tablet. Just add speakers, and you have built a proper stereo hi-fi system in the time it takes to make a cup of tea.


Pro-Ject Audio VC-E

Vacuum-driven record cleaning machine

£349.00

Stylish cleaning gear is a rare sight, but the VC-E, complete with its aluminium surface, is just that. This compact record cleaning system requires little space but makes a big difference to the sound of your vinyl library. Supplied with Pro-Ject’s own environmentally friendly Wash-IT cleaning solution, its vacuum cleaning technology keeps your precious vinyl looking and sounding tip-top.


Reloop 60 Record Case

Vinyl storage case

£45.00

The robust Reloop 60 Record Case provides a haven for up to 60 albums, featuring foam padding and built from aluminium-coated wood. This is the ideal gift for any vinyl fan, especially those still storing their record libraries against the skirting board!


Spin-Clean Record Washer System Mk II

Manual record cleaning system

£79.00

Manufactured and hand-assembled in Pittsburgh, USA, since 1975, the Spin-Clean record cleaning system is a stayer. The price includes enough Spin-Clean special wash fluid to clean up to 700 records and reusable drying cloths. As the maker says, ‘fill it, spin it, dry it.