The Audio Republic has been established for over ten years and is one of the few genuine hi-fi shops whose focus is based on ensuring that our customers get some of the best sounds possible in their homes. The Audio Republic offers an unparalleled choice of value to high-end hi-fi equipment, from our showroom based in North Leeds.
Our core business is retailing hi-fi equipment, however we also sell high performance home cinema and offer an expert multi-room and smart home installation service.
An integral part of our service are home demonstrations, which we feel are desirable in order for you to discover the suitability of any new equipment which you may be considering. We travel widely throughout the North of England and further afield.
In our hi-fi showroom we have a comfortable demonstration facility which can be setup with any hi-fi components from our range.
Although not exhaustive, below is a list of the brands we stock.
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Although not exhaustive, below is a list of the brands we stock.
This is it ! All-those on the train seeking the best sound at a reasonable price can alight here. For many years recognised for their outstanding Planar Series of turntables from out of nowhere it seems Rega’s electronics have come to define the performance of mid-value hi-fi. A case in point is their Brio R Amplifier, this amplifier is so good it is competitive with other units at twice its price. The Audio Republic has compared this amplifier to almost every other contender in the sub £1,000 category and have found it to be truly competitive. It possesses a sense of ‘rightness’ and it’s presentation is one that is extremely easy to like. We urge anyone seeking a musically proficient amplifier with less than £1,000 available to give this a try.
In addition to the Brio-R the Apollo R CD player and R-DAC achieve similar results in their product categories. Quite simply Rega set the standard for other companies to beat. Quality design and the resultant performance are the yardsticks of development at Rega. The Audio Republic urges you to come and listen to this truly remarkable range of hi-fi. You may feel that you do not need to spend more! It is that good! With one exception we carry everything made by this Essex based company and are proud to be the exclusive Rega retailer for the whole of West Yorkshire. In addition to this we will soon carry their Reference Level CD Player and amplifier.
As an authorised Absolute Sounds Retailer, we are main dealers for the Audio Research line of electronics. Audio Research, along with such other luminaires including, Conrad Johnson have for many years represented the true American approach to valve amplification.
Here at Audio Republic we feel that their product catalogue contains some of the most fluid and transparent sounding electronics made today. The CD8 CD Player has established itself as one of the most musically satisfying CD Players ever made and fits into virtually any system, displaying its abilities for all to hear and transforming are expectations of what is available from the compact medium. As such it has been our reference within the shop for the last four years. Click here to view in more detail.
Although the Audio Research range encompasses both valve and solid state design, it is the former that make up the bulk of our investment within this brand however it is always possible to arrange a demonstration of almost from their catalogue.
For many years the true standard bearer of the UK Hi-fi scene, Naim Audio manufacture some of the most innovative and exciting products available that have gathered universal acclaim within the press. Backed by a very strong service ethos, owners of even Naim’s earliest products can have their purchase fully serviced and updated to keep pace with current developments. Niam’s range of traditional CD Players, Pre-Amplifiers and Power Amplifiers have recently been augmented by exciting new digital streaming products of the highest quality. As with almost everything Naim design, these units are upgradable with power supplies that have both fundamental and far reaching benefits.
The Audio Republic carry a large selection of Naim Audio equipment and our experience with this brand spans over 20 years. Whether or not you wish to enquire about servicing, a new purchase or loudspeaker matching, or are wishing to contemplate any other type of upgrade, we would be delighted to hear from you.
These loudspeakers have slowly built up a keen and loyal following amongst our customers. Harbeth Audio make without doubt some of the best products within the marketplace at their respective price points, as evinced by their global reputation. When properly run-in, any pair of Harbeth Loudspeakers will provide you with an accurate yet beguiling and fluid mid-range with an uncompressed yet natural high frequency. The difference between models essentially to comes down to that of weight and scale, yet each model has its own unique blend of strengths and character. Harbeth Loudspeakers are not cheap, yet it is not uncommon for a client to end his loudspeaker search with a pair of Harbeth’s and then not feel the need to revisit his purchase for many years. As such they are heirlooms as well as loudspeakers and are held in great esteem by their owners.
At the Audio Republic we carry every model bar the ‘impressive’ (and heavy!) Monitor 40.1, however this is a situation we are working hard to rectify!
“Never a prophet in his own land”
It seems slightly strange to us, that, handling some of the best audio equipment within the marketpalce, Sugden Audio have never attained a level of fame commensurate with the quality of their products. Make no mistake about it, this company’s offerings form the basis of some of the most musically satisfying systems that we sell. Their entrenched belief that class A circuitry produces some of the most open and distortion free sounds has been recognised by our customers who continue to purchase ever increasing quantities of these musical masterpieces. Each product of this company is a hand assembled labour of love, designed to deliver both performance and a pride of ownership to its owner. Although very different sounding to your average “high street hi-fi”, we feel that in many cases they cannot be bettered (sometimes at any price!) The entry level A21 Series 2 Amplifier is a case in point. This unit’s performance, can, when used with (Siltech) cables costing more than the price of the unit itself, turn in a phenomenal performance. Here at Audio Republic we carry almost all of this fine company’s output.
Dynavector Systems Limited is another Japanese company with a long and illustrious history, having made high quality phono cartridges for over 35 years. In that time they have amassed a huge amount of knowledge and experience which is reflected today in their product line up. Dynavector Systems is however distinct from Dynavector Systems (Austrailia), who make and market a range of hi-fi amplification. The two have shared their expertise and it is fair to say that the results of this collaboration are products offering spectacular performance, a classic example being the amazing P-75 Phono Stage now available in Mark3 guise. This product has set the standard for sub £1,000 phono stages yet costs £650. It displays a natural synergy with any Dynavector Cartridges and indeed with any cartridge period. The Audio Republic stock both the P75 and a comprehensive range of Dynaector Cartridges however others maybe available for demonstration upon request.
Don’t just read about them, these speakers are all about the listening experience!
Martin Logan manufacture some of the most distinctive and technologically advanced loudspeakers available, combining the best of electrostatic and moving coil principles. The ideal has always been to get the panel and the bass driver to work as seamlessly as possible together. It taken many years of research and development to achieve this ideal, however with their present range of products they have undoubtedly achieved this aim. Unquestionably the star of their line-up is the Ethos Loudspeaker, however we stock several of their models including the Theos and Electro Motion Series. The Montis is also available for demonstration at short notice.
Although the Audio Republic’s focus tends towards stereo reproduction, due to their curved X-Stat panel technology Martin Logan are the ultimate choice for fans of home cinema wishing for a truly three dimensional experience.
Details coming soon…
The Audio Republic is happy to represent this company within West Yorkshire. This very prolific manufacturer has used the same Taiwanese based company to make their products for many years, leading to excellent consistency, reliability and fantastic value for money. All of the product design work is carried out in the UK. This allows MF to create truly ground breaking products in both performance and price. Examples of this include the MF CLIC Music Streamer, the extraordinary M1VHPA headphone amplifier and M1 DAC, which, remarkably for a £400 product, features true balanced outputs. The Audio Republic carries the entry level V1, M1, M3 and M6 ranges, other items maybe available for demonstration upon request.
A recent arrival at the Audio Republic, this North European manufacturer has developed one of the best DVD players available on the market. Ultra quick access times and stellar video and audio performance, make the BD32 a customer favourite for those wishing to extract the maximum performance from their DVDs and CDs. A close look at the comprehensive facilities on this player reveal that it is a top flight audio CD transport, as it carries a genuine 110ohm digital output socket. Married to Arcam’s excellent FMJ33 DAC, this is combination becomes an extremely fine digital solution.
Nottingham Analogue manufacture some of the most visually distinctive turntables available today. Espousing a sprung suspension, they achieve isolation through mass. Lifting these turntables is not for the faint hearted! At the Audio Republic the Interspace, Ace Spacedeck and Hyperspace models, and occasionally a Dais are available to view. We team these up with either Nottingham Analogue’s own tone arms or those from Rega, Roksan or SME. Additionally the superb Martin Bastin Wave Mechanic power supply is also on demonstration and produces results that far outweigh it’s cost.
The ProAc range is, as they say, reassuringly expensive. Proac do not make cheap loudspeakers and certainly do not produce cheap sounds. Happily, many thousands of audiophiles worldwide agree with the philosophy.
Proac make some of the most transparent loudspeakers available today, at their various price points. Happily driven by either by valve or solid state amplification, Proac Loudspeakers mange to combine both a rhythmically adept sound with a effortlessly lush presentation, which encourages long term listener involvement. Proac Loudspeakers are however very revealing of the qualities of the system used to drive them. If a pair of Proc’s do not sound right it is generally not the loudspeaker at fault! The Audio Republic carries on demonstration the Tablette Anniversary, Studio 100, D1, D2, D18 and D28.
The D28 in particular has a rare but wonderful effortlessness, which once experienced is never forgotten. Other models within the range maybe available for demonstration upon request.
Details coming soon!
These US designed but Chinese built loudspeaker have garnered some of the most enthusiastic press coverage in recent years. We have most of the Golden Ear range on current display and find their performance to be exceptional value money, in particular the Aon3 at £1,000.00. Driven by similarly priced electronics Golden Ear are superb, driven by a Krell Evolution 302, they defy description!
Historically, one of Japan’s foremost magnetic technology manufacturers, Audio-Technica have been making superb microphones and phono cartridges for over 50years. Here at the Audio Republic we carry a significant proportion of their cartridge range and find them to be ideal where a dynamic, detailed and articulate sound is required, with a slight emphasis towards a bright sound with plenty of sparkle.
For many years we have found the Xerxes 20+ turntable to offer the pinnacle of LP reproduction at its price point. The product of an engineering genius, this unit approaches an ideal of a sonically neutral base upon which to build the record player of your dreams. This turntable will easily show the contributions made between different tone arms and cartridges. Whilst merely excellent with mid-priced Rega and Roksan tone arms, it blossoms when partnered by SME, VPI and Roksan’s own Artemiz arms. This Deck produces a startlingly fast, clear and dynamic sound with true stereo and a deep but well defined bass that avoids congestion and muddiness, quite simply it is the most open and uncompressed turntable at anywhere near it’s price point and has the benefit of not requiring frequent services to maintain it’s performance. It’s suspension is essentially stable and trouble free. We urge anybody looking for their ultimate turntable to give this deck a listen as it is worthy of the most serious consideration.
We carry two Xerxes 20+ turntables, one equipped with a Trabrizi-Zi tone arm and basic power supply, the other with the formidable Artemiz arm and DSU 1.5 power supply.
The Audio Republic carries the Unison Research Unico CDE CD player, complete with dual-mono DAC, giving the ultimate from this very natural sounding CD Player. This is in part due to the 4 twin-Triode valves in the audio output stage. At a little over £2,000 this CD player is quite possibly the best item on the market at its price point. We shall be actively investigating other items from this manufacturer, including the S6 and P40 valve amplifiers. This brand has consistently produced some of the best value source components and amplifiers available, for people looking to assemble a genuinely high-end, high quality audio system on a reasonable budget. Also, the Italians do have a knack of producing some of the most stylish and individual audio components around, therefore an investment in Unison Research is one of both form and function.