The UK’s Hi-Fi Shops Reopen

Posted on 15th June, 2020

The UK’s Hi-Fi Shops Reopen

This week sees Britain's hi-fi stores opening their doors once again, following the lockdown period.

Like other shops and public-facing retailers, hi-fi stores are closely following government safety guidelines to ensure the wellbeing of their customers. 

UK hi-fi stores reopen

Chord Electronics' extensive UK dealer network is mostly open. However, it's best if you check that your local store is accessible via the company's online dealer locator tool. The Kent company has posted further details on its website. 

UK hi-fi shops reopen

Melco Audio's UK retailers are also opening this week, along with the Japanese company's top-tier Melco Master Dealers with all outlets listed on the company's online dealer page. It appears that Melco Audio's Free Home Demo scheme was popular and kept music lovers in hardware while bricks and mortar stores remain closed. 

uk hi-fi stores reopen

McIntosh Laboratory distributor Jordan Acoustics reopens its luxurious Bournemouth store this week by appointment only. Additional UK McIntosh dealers will also be welcoming customers through their doors - full listings can be found on the dealer locator.

UK hifi shops reopen

Leema Acoustics is also reporting its dealers are opening their doors this week. The Welshpool factory has remained (safely) open throughout the lockdown, producing its hand-built hi-fi components. The company's UK dealers, along with its Centres of Excellence, can be found on its website.

UK hifi stores reopen

Chord Company, who recently launched its own hardware brand, English Electric, is welcoming back its dealers this week too. Many of the outlets offer a speaker cable termination service following the rollout of the ChordOhmic Hex Gun this time last year. Chord Company (and English Electric) dealers can be found online.

UK hifi stores reopen

Hi-fi stores stocking and demonstrating Japanese speaker specialist ECLIPSE's range are also opening this week, with customers advised to check in advance first. Confirmed stores include Audiologica; Cool Gales; Doug Brady Hi-Fi; Hi-Fi Sound; Ripcaster; Robert Taussig and Sonata HiFi plus Richer Sounds' Southampton, Reading and Plymouth stores by appointment only.

While this is all good news for the industry and our hobby, we cannot stress enough the importance for you to be safe on your journies and to follow the government guidelines for your own safety and the health of others.


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    Jay Garrett

    StereoNET UK’s Editor, bass player, and resident rock star! Jay’s passion for gadgets and Hi-Fi is second only to being a touring musician.

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    Tags: chord electronics  the chord company  melco  leema  mcintosh  eclipse  decent audio  jordan acoustics  mian audio  covid-19  coronavirus 


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