Well here we are rapidly approaching the end of another year that has seen all sorts of interesting products hitting the streets, certainly Roon has cemented itself as the 'must have' software for streaming services and coupled with their Nucleus music server we are finding difficult to beat, if you are looking to add this facility to your system then its well worth looking at. More recently we have taken delivery of a host of new products from the like of Audio Research, Wilson Audio, DCS and Magico to name but a few, needless to say Gavin has been like a dog with two whatsits playing about with these glorious products and I think I may just have to insist he lets me have a listen sometime !!.
At time of writing, the Windsor HiFi Show has just been and gone, as always Gavin helped out Absolute Sounds with setting up and running one of the rooms for them, such is the amount of equipment on display he generally gets the opportunity to play about with many new items just coming to market with them, one such item was the DCS Bartok network DAC, this device certainly left an impression on him and we are eagerly awaiting our demo unit as we think this has to be one of the steals of the year. We will keep you posted.
Like all years, there have been good times and not so good times and I am sure the Brexit situation hasn't helped with customer confidence being knocked about, the uncertainty of international trade conditions going forward has been on the mind of many of our customers, personally, having been in a senior position of a fairly sizeable international company in years gone by, I find it difficult to come to terms with the situation.
Coming back to the business, we are very happy to report that our sponsored rider Shaun Bailiff won the 600cc freshman class this year in the Thundersports race series, not satisfied with just winning his series, he trounced a great many of the riders in the more established 600 class above him. Needless to say to achieve this on not much more than a standard road bike is nothing but astonishing. We congratulate him and look forward to witnessing the next years onslaught. Our own rider Sonny Martin, had a quieter year this season whilst developing the new Yamaha R6 for racing, this went well and proved to be a very competitive bike, lets see what next year brings with this machine.
That’s it for now and will update you all with progress before the end of the year.