Hi-Fi with a difference

“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.

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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.

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