The time is now!
Our company trucks will begin the see the bringing back much Audio Note gear. Reading up on this is that we have plans to organize something in terms of non formal demonstration period should we be able to do this minimally. We look forward to this. We are also hoping Covid does not make us go sideways again. Nonetheless, AN gear will begin to be seen within our walls no matter what happens. Its about time, we say. Saturday September 18th is the start date of the AN gear insertion.
21/06/2021 : We have finally updated this Audio Note webpage. We will add to it. Without a doubt, it will be about if Covid allows us to even entertain an AN based event in the near future. As of July, Kris and I will be trying to place some order onto our sales floor as we reintroduce the quite expensive AN. Actually, its more complex than what one might think. We will try hard to introduce or at least have a plan on introducing some of our new AN additions, it will be a squeeze. Audio Note remains of our primary premium lines, and why we keep this rather exclusive webpage alive despite Covid. SPI still does not permit any false advertising on our website.
Our investments have equally remained stable throughout this virtually 1 and half year disaster we've all lived through. As most of our client base now know, Steve has retired in late March, so we simply have to adapt on how we do things, especially if we re start making such events. We have added much in late 2020 and just now in the summer of 2021. Let us sit on the side and see where our realities take us as we await further uncertainties. Please note the below statement, we do abide by this fact.
Audio Note pricing is given at time of demonstration only. Emails asking us about pricing will be politely ignored. Thanks for understanding.
Cobra, coming soon
Audio Note stock
"The end of an era... which may have already passed"
We have 2 different models and levels of the Audio Note Meishu on display
WE have 2 different models of the Audio Note OTO's on display
Audio Note event in late 2019
Our AN clients will receive exclusive invites for this rather Audio Note event in late year. Of course libations and foods will be provided. A special Canadian first as far as what will be heard. A first ever in Canada will take place on this evening. Only our Audio Note clients are to be invited in this rather exclusive event.
Show systems descriptions and other important details will be sent directly several weeks before hand, where those invited will need to confirm their presence.
Clearly an Oxford level set up will be on demonstration. Serious audio, seriously right, for serious fun only.
Yes its for real folks !
Our mascot, Marius Maximus reflection, overseeing my picture
Audio Note is not for everybody, granted, and certainly not these amps, but in many ways it's our mandate to properly demonstrate these, and so this means only when they are ready. We will try to rush one of these Audio Note Meishu's post haste in early Autumn.
I hear you all screaming... "Luccccc stop keeping these just to yourself you mofo". My oh my, I do have the knack for pissing my clients off. My wife says, "not just your clients Luc, pretty much everybody Luc". At least I excel at one thing guys !
Its true and its for real, its refreshing that in an environment that is constricted that an Ottawa borne retailer can have so much Audio Note.
SPI has 9 Audio Note amplifiers on actual display
SPI is fully loaded in AN cables
From here to there... what are we doing with 2 different Meishu's
On display as well
Now back at our Meishu's, one or both are bound to be within our shop wall this year. They are massive big beasts, and can easily become either part of a swan song system or a retirement systems as old audiophiles make one final statement about their life long love of audio and musical paths. Actually what I just stated here is not a light statement. Being a special component in high end, is if your lucky enough, quite special. Deciding on what is really special and making this part of your life, is more than really special, its a damn fine place to be at in one's life.
The Audio Note Meishu's is really just a beyond word special product that makes one stretch in your listening chair as you prepare music, and place your hands behind your head, and think, life is good... no kind folks, I can wager you will be thinking... its beyond damn good.
PS: For those that demand better, well, we even have better Audio Note than our top of the line Meishu, and yes those that like to have everything proven, let us prove how great both our OTO's play at... maybe you people will be entitled to be the same feeling that life can be damn fine for you as will.
Our April 2019 Audio Note show !
Better late than never I say. We barely had 2 weeks to get ready for this first time event, why many did not get invites, why we concentrated on folks who had AN in their DNA ( for the most part ), and we did keep about 7 spots for the public to roam in by RSVP of course. Since so many think this line up is scary, no one from the public chose to venture in to meet either Vincent Belanger, Mario or myself here. Good thing, because it was a tight fit throughout the day for all the visiting brothers. Those that came in were already the converted. We were sort of lucky, the 15 or so that were invited did come. It made it that we were tight as we had to rearrange our main set ups and place the added stock from our main room elsewhere.
Those who say doctors, psychiatrist's, psychologist's, translators, lawyers, specialist's, musicians, business types, technicians, retirees, have no sense of humor, you would be dead wrong... all were giddy and childlike... we all had a great time. This was a highly active show like we used to do them a long time ago. They are very labor intensive, I know this first hand.
The system at hand comprised of Level 3 and level 4 and 5 AN system, including ISIS cables throughout, from power cord through speaker cable, including a specially made AN ISIS power bar. Doing powering duties were an M 3 pre and a rather rare and most outstanding Conqueror Silver Signature. Delivery boy as in speaker, was a HEMP version of an AN-J in a very beautiful finish ( these are the AN-E's little brothers ).
As seen, the AN boy... Mario... follows a clear path of simple is better. Believe me when I state, it pays off.
Below are some of the pics of our event, from what was a wickedly fun and superbly crafted Audio Note system, including pictured is Vincent Belanger playing, Super Mario playing DJ and AN master and... I will leave you guessing as to what I said to Vincent when all 3 of us were pictured... great pic I think. Vincent is blushing for good reason...
The system we had was part ours and part AN UK, and it continued to change till nearly the very last minute before the invitees showed up...and show up they did, short a few minutes after opening time at 3PM... it did not relent until I kicked the last man out... then all 3 of us ended up eating, drinking till midnight at a nearby restaurant... as we had the night before. Friday was clean up day. Less fun, lots of work, our work began when after our AN boys left. Yet again Kris and his mule PA, had to contend with completely reorganizing our store on Saturday. Hours upon hours were taken to make sure all was right.
We did end up with a top 3 sounding system... which made me think while the evening was in full swing, that we would need to call back some of our old purist ways again with our commercial venue. We are now fully operational in this new/old front, but we need to test some more. Delayed by late catastrophic events, and most know why...we need to catch up and formalize our new/old ways.
Considering the lack of time we had to get this ready both Kris and his mule side kick, PA, well worked hard prior and after this event, we did good (( visit our show key for more info )). Why we would like to thank everyone that came and conquered and drank and ate on the house on that day. Our next year, we will have a lot more time to prepare I promise.
Remember, our yearly December AN show is now transferred to a Spring show.
Thanks for making us so happy to be of service guys... the pleasure was ours.
Our AN April show.
This was a first with combining our efforts with AN UK. Some of the gear that was supposed to be brought was sent to the USA instead of here in Canada. Not to worry, as I has stated, we had plenty of gear as well. But what is unique about this show, is that we will be combining a first on a few levels.
On our end, SPI has created a first with combining an M 3 pre, with a Conquerer 300B Silver ( twice some of you heard an M 3 with a Conqueror Silver Signature ). I was looking a more dynamic with what follows. The push will be two folds, a CD 4 level player and a TT 2 turntable followed through some surprises by the AN boys.
We also decided to play this system as per the usual AN play book. Since our shop is packed, we needed to prepare our main wall, which meant having Kris and Philippe Andre remove and prep the 2 remaining stands for this event. Another first is the introductions of our AN-K speakers, being front row and center pushing things along for the day. AN was also thinking of adding the AN-J speakers for the day. Unsure about this but it may be in the cards.
Cables will go to the usually insane levels, no surprise there folks. Our test of last Saturday after our set up was ready to play was that the AN-Ks filled our rather large size listening room with little power. We had no concern whatsoever.
Mario will be in charge of music, Vincent will be around to sign CD's and Vinyl and he will be playing after our downstairs neighbors close for the day. Its a quick turnaround day, not one likely to be seen for quite some time. I hope you will have all had a great time on this rather special day. Pictures will follow.
Next show, likely our last for then year, will be around VTL, Triangle Magellan level speaker etc, but lets leave this for now.
For those that came to our show, a sincere thanks is in order fella's.
Luc and his crew
April 4th 2019 : So here we are already, a unique musical event with many introductions. See our Audio Note page for more information
Vincent Belanger Cd's and Vinyl will be on hand.
We have some on his vinyl and CD's on hand, but we plan on having more for those who will be coming. Vincent will be signing those that want to purchase a copy of his work(s).
Aside from playing live, in front of a Reference Audio Note system , we will be coming at you in several ways. Imagine how Vincent will be sounding with our 11 feet high ceiling acoustics, something to remember.
Something for everybody folks
Did I say we are excited guys ?
Audio Notes own Super Mario will equally be assisting us here. We expect to be swamped in a big way. Our clients know first hand that we have much by way of Audio Note gear. Still, we will see more on this evening. What a way to start our 27th year in business.
Dates will be figured out very soon between us, our AN clients will have first pick of those limited places within our company walls. We have chosen April as a viable date, as our winter should be close to over by then, god knows Ottawa has been hit hard by lady winter here.
Many pictures will be uploaded after this event, and yes, BTW, our Audio Note web key stays. It was supposed to be completed last December... sorry.
Come and meet... this guy.
..... and this guy
... and a few other AN fans of ours own. A real special line for special people.
This promises to be quite the special event. Seating limited.
Details to come in a few days. This event takes place in April. There will be many firsts. This is a first time collaboration with Audio Note and Stereo Passion International. Uploads and info will follow about this special event in just a few days.
Vincent Belanger will also be performing his Cello pieces at this event.
Seating is very limited, refreshments served.
On display : Lounge376
On display : Audio Note M3