Something new? Indeed.

We’ve always got lots going on. Occasionally we remember to tell you about at least a part of it.

Bespoke sound system design.

Our Living Voice system created for London venue Spiritland.

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August 2020

We R4!
Our Auditorium Series reaches its 4th generation.

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The Auditorium Series has reached R4 status with effect from September 1st 2020. All production from that date will be to the R4 specification.

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We believe the R4 models deliver a significant increase in attainable performance levels over their predecessors.

There’s a brief interim summary of the changes on the Living Voice website, we’ll be updating the descriptions & specifications shortly.

August 2020

Any questions?

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Mono and Stereo puts us on the spot with regard to the why, when and what has shaped Definitive Audio over the years.

Kevin Scott.

Study the accompanying photographs carefully – we’ll be asking questions later. Well, not really, but the keen-eyed and bushy-tailed may spot one or two products which are currently supplying an abundance of charm and delight, to say nothing of the occasional raised eyebrow. Interesting times at Definitive HQ.

Meantime, here’s the interview.

March 2020

Sound & Vision.

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Kevin Scott hits the airwaves, with Frank Kuzma and Simon Shilton.

Kuzma, SJS, Living Voice posse.

While we were pootling away making some very agreeable sounds in Bristol, there were a number of chaps who kept hoving into view bearing microphones and cameras, apparently keen to pose some questions on what we were up to. It seems only fair to let you hear, and indeed, in one case, see the answers.

Audio interviews with Paul Rigby, ‘The Audiophile Man,’ re Kuzma and Living Voice, and a video interview no less with Stuart of HifiPig on YouTube. HFP’s Big Show Report here.

Or just the words. No lights, no camera, and no action, but a good writeup of the Show from the Audiophile Musings blog.

September 2019

We’re now the UK distributors for Kuzma.

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We are absolutely delighted to be representing Kuzma in the UK.

Kuzma turntables, tonearms & cartidge detail

Most analogue enthusiasts will be familiar with at least some of the Kuzma portfolio – it is stacked with gems – gems we have admired for years which have won awards from critics the world over, year after year.

August 2019

New product range – Triode.

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A new addition to our product portfolio, we’re now the UK distributor for Triode of Japan.

Triode valve amps from Japan

We’ve encountered these previously on our travels and been impressed by what we heard – a recent opportunity to assess them in greater depth has led to our being appointed UK distributor. Fluid, engaging and as a bonus, rather fetching visually, we think the Triode range represents a lot of amplifier for the money. More details to follow.

August 2019

A new finish – matt black.

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We’ve traditionally been rather conservative in our range of finishes for the Auditorium Series, tending to offer only various shades of tree.

Living Voice R25A in matt black finish

The recent introduction of the R25A in an experimental ‘flat white’ finish has proved a popular alternative, so without getting carried away, we’ve produced a matt black variation, with which we have to admit we’re rather pleased. Available as a colour option on selected models from September.

At this rate, the high-gloss pillar-box red limited edition R25 ‘Santa’ can’t be far away. Or perhaps not…

july 2019

A new Living Voice website.

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It’s taken rather longer than we anticipated – always so many plates spinning at Definitive HQ – but the new Living Voice site is now ‘live.’

Living Voice designer Kevin Scott

We have a lot more product information than previously, not only on the Auditorium and Vox speaker ranges but also on our Pure Music Battery Power Supply and the G Series Equipment Supports.

And if that wasn’t already quite sufficient to make your cup runneth over, there are a couple of in-depth Q&A sessions with Kevin Scott on the development of the Auditorium R25A and the Vox Olympian.

Living Voice.
june 2019

Sneak peek at our forthcoming R80 loudspeaker.

A look into the future, with the prototype R80 (probably, final name not yet decided) we sneaked into Munich, albeit only on static display.

Two things we learned; 1] there’s a lot of interest in a larger LV speaker, and 2] our piano-gloss ebony finish, while strikingly beautiful, is a real ****** to photograph.

Living Voice R80 prototype

It’s early days yet, but it’s an 80 litre reflex loaded MTM design, using – at the moment – front and rear-firing Scanspeak Elipticore HF units. Overall sensitivity is a high 95dB, and the bandwidth is near full range. We’re currently enjoying some lovely results with the second development build.

Experience shows, however, that loudspeakers can be very uncooperative bedfellows and therefore the specification may change rather significantly over the coming months.

All being well, we hope to have an official launch around the end of the year. The plan is to have two R80 models available: an IBX version (with inboard crossover) and an OBX version (with outboard crossover) in two finishes; a ‘vanilla’ option and the high-gloss ebony to torture photographers.

Starting price point will be circa £33,000.

may 2019

Kondo (Audio Note Japan).

We have always followed our heart because that’s where music communicates – it is fundamental to us that we feel a powerful connection to the brands that we represent and that’s why we have designs that we feel the most passionate about.

Over the years we have enjoyed a good working relationship with Kondo and it is now time for us to move on and make way for someone who feels as passionate about their new designs as we do about their originals. We wish them well for the future.

Needless to say we will still offer backup support and service on all of the Kondo equipment we have sold over the course of the last 16 years.

may 2019

Srajan Ebaen previews our presence at Munich 2019.

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6 Moons selects our demonstration room at Munich as one not to be missed. Atrium 4 : E220.

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Plus our 25th anniversary model reviewed.

Srajan has also published his review of the Auditorium R25A, which will be on regular demonstration in Munich, along with our OBX-RW3 in a striking high-gloss ebony finish.

And just perhaps, a small (well, not that diminutive actually) surprise…

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april 2019

The Ear’s Jason Kennedy asking Kevin Scott about the art of speaker design Living Voice style.

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Jason Kennedy quizzes our fearless leader on the evolution of the Auditorium R25A, developed to mark the 25th anniversary of our original loudspeaker.

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february 2019

Second Spiritland opens in London’s Royal Festival Hall.

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Spiritland Royal Festival Hall opens. photo by Andrew-Meredith

Our Spiritland adventure continues – having worked closely with the Spiritland team on the sound system at their King’s Cross location, we we were delighted to collaborate again on their new RFH venue.

The system this time incorporates a pair of our original Air Partners, dating from the 1980s. Fortunately, the design has aged rather better than the hairstyles at least one of us sported in those days.

The Air Partners have effectively been ‘remixed’ to a 2018 specification, fully benefitting from the know-how and experience gained in developing our Olympian and Palladian systems.

More info on the new venue : Evening StandardThe Vinyl FactorySpiritland.

december 2018

The Auditorium ‘R25 Anniversary’ model.

LV Auditorium R25 Anniversary loudspeaker launched.

A new Living Voice speaker to celebrate a very important anniversary.

Although we can scarcely believe it, it’s 25 years since we introduced the original Auditorium loudspeaker. With a number of crossover tweaks and modifications, we consider it to be our finest Auditorium to date.

The first pairs have already shipped to Germany, and we’re trying very hard to remember to keep a pair here for demonstration.

june 2018

Munich High End 2018. Show reports.

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Our act of brazen lunacy in taking not one but two complete systems featuring the Vox Olympian and Vox Palladian respectively to Munich appears to have paid off. Feedback to our presence at the show has once again been overwhelmingly encouraging.

Mindful of the need to continually challenge ourselves, for next year we’re currently considering the logistics of a more circuitous route to the venue itself, transporting our kit across the Alps by elephant.

But back to this year meantime, with various show reports and feedback on the ‘Reviews’ page.

june 2018

Mono and Stereo’s Matej Isak interviews Kevin Scott.

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Our fearless leader makes another round of appearances in front of the video cameras at Munich High End 2018.

may 2018

The ‘Women in Hifi’ edition from HiFi Pig.

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HiFi Pig recently devoted a large part of a recent issue of their downloadable magazine to the involvement of women in the hifi industry, including a profile of our own Lynn Scott.

Read just the article on Lynn or the whole issue on HFP.

june 2018

We’re mightily impressed with the Grand Prix Audio Monaco 2.0.

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We’ve been open to adding another turntable to our portfolio for a while. A few recent contenders have been in the ‘close, but no cigar’ category, but the Monaco is most definitely going nowhere. (Actually, that’s not true, we took it to the Munich High End Show to front this year’s Vox Olympian system).

In fact, we’re so taken with the Monaco, Definitive Audio has become the UK distributor. The Monaco is on permanent demonstration now, and we’ll have the new Parabolica turntable in a few weeks. You can read Roy Gregory’s thoughts on the delightfully understated Monaco 2.0 here.