“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything” Plato 

We are a small independent Hi-Fi shop based in Manchester run by three people who have a genuine passion for music. Being a small Hi Fi shop enables us to invest time in you and your equipment; be that in the demonstration room, the installation, or providing the best after sales support.

What is it about music that moves us in so many different ways? A favourite song comes on the radio and we sing along at the top of our voices, oblivious to the looks of bemusement coming from other drivers stuck in the traffic jam. The right songs can change the way we feel in an instant. Our tastes may differ but music’s ability to move us on a deeply emotional level is universal. Music can trigger profound memories which previously lay dormant, exciting our sense of nostalgia and creating intense feelings of joy or melancholy. There is something ineffable about the way in which music makes us feel, as if at its most profound level it takes us into the realm of the sacred, where words can no longer do justice and attempts to describe it only sully the experience.

 A music system plays music in a natural and pure way so that you are not listening to the equipment (system) but to a “musical instrument”. The sound should have this “organic” feel of real instruments being played before you. Wood should sound like wood, metal like metal, voice like voice etc. A true music system allows you into the space where the music was recorded. Once your system starts communicating, a whole world of music opens up.  At audiocounsel that is what we sell. Music systems.

Brands and Products


Our range is quite simply the hi fi products that excite us. We listen to a large number of products, but only stock the ones that truly inspire us. This diverse range of hi fi products is permanently on demonstration for you to listen to.

Book A Demonstration


At audiocounsel we believe there is no substitute for hearing – that’s why everything we sell is via demonstration. Obviously, reviews are a useful means of gauging the industry’s opinion of a particular product, but you must remember these are only opinions. The only way to truly understand the product you are interested in is to come along and listen for yourself.

Demonstrations are conducted in a relaxed environment conducive to listening to music. At audiocounsel we believe that you should be allowed as much time as necessary to find the perfect product for you. We simply ask you to call us and arrange an appointment for a demonstration at your convenience, if necessary we can arrange a home demonstration.

Contact Us


You may be interested in a product we stock, would like to get advice on the best way to improve your system, or just general information on hi-fi equipment and music. Either way please feel free to contact us.

Spring Workshops

Spring Workshops at audiocounsel  We are running a series of workshops at our showroom in Diggle throughout April and May and we would love it if you were able to join. There will be two listening sessions throughout the day: 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm Places are limited...
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Manchester Stylus Show

Manchester Stylus Show We would like to thank everyone who attended the Stylus show at the Manchester McDonald hotel and spa. We had a fantastic weekend meeting fellow music lovers and playing some of our favourite Vinyls and CD's. In room 105 we were demonstrating...
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Customer Review

A very happy customer who has just purchased a pair of AN-K Audio Note Speakers, read his review of his experience at audiocounsel below:Dear Dave and team I just wanted to record my appreciation of the time and effort you committed to helping mw select and install my...
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Stylus Vinyl Show 2017

Stylus Vinyl Show 2017   On the 18th - 19th March at the Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa, music lovers will be able to feast their passion for vinyl at the UK’s only dedicated analogue music event. We will be in rooms 104 & 106 playing a wide range of...
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New Website

New Website!     Music Lovers! After months of hard work we are finally live with our shiny new website! We can't wait to see what you all think of it! Any feedback is welcome! Be...
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audiocounsel on top of the world!

audiocounsel on top of the world! A few pictures from our hike to the Base Camp of Mount Everest....
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August Music Evening Playlist

August Music Evening Playlist     Poor Poor Pitiful Me/ Bonnie Ratio & Jackson Brown/ Enjoy Every Sandwich- The Songs Of Warren Zevon Follower 2/ Cowboy Junkies/ At The End Of Paths Taken Bandits/ Midlake/ The Trials Of Van Occupanther Uknown/ Unknown/...
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Valve vs Transistor Amplification Workshop Follow Up

Valve vs Transistor Amplification Workshop We would like to thank everyone who came to the Valve vs Transistor Amplification workshop, we hope you all enjoyed listening to lots of different types of music and that it was an eye opening experience for you. Here is some...
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July Music Evening Playlist

July Music Evening Playlist Shake It Baby/ John Lee Hooker/ It Serves You Right To Suffer Red Sky/ Moon Hooch/Red Sky Information/ Eliot Sumner/ Information- Single The Bot In The Bubble/ Paul Simon/ Graceland The Soul Of A Man/ Tom Waits/ God Don't Never Change...
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Junes Music Evening Playlist

June Music Evening Playlist Sweet Mercy/ Erik Truffaz/ Bending New Corners Mccoy/ Ilhan Ersahin/ Iihan Ersahin’s Istanbul Sessions Feel Again/ Danni Nicholls/ Mockingbird Lane Say What! (Soul to Soul)/ Stevie Ray Vaughan, Double Trouble/ The essential Stevie Ray...
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Telephone: 01457 875555

Email: dave@audiocounsel.co.uk



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