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Monthly Archives: December 2015

Wall of Sound Sonneteer Sedley Review

WallOfSound “There was a simple clarity in what was coming from my speakers that was worth paying attention to, but I was also simply forgetting myself and enjoying the music more and more.” Jon Eben Field of Wall of Sound reviews the Sonneteer SedleyUSB phono stage and we think he kind of likes it. To really get a grasp of Jon’s poetry you will need to read the article in full, but to give you an idea, and in his words, “What I loved about the Sedley is how its creation of a vibrant soundstage, articulated sense of instrumentation, and attentiveness to the vocal midrange allowed me to just groove to the music; when something like this happens, reviewing really becomes fun.”

This truly warms our hearts as it really is just all about the music. It sounds like we have woken parts of tunes that have been asleep for a while, “On the truly wonderful Soul Brothers, that has Ray Charles and Milt Jackson teaming up for some blues and soul influenced jazz styling, the Sedley brought the quintet into incredibly detailed focus. I was especially amazed at the sound of Jackson’s vibraphone presence in the recordings. But I focused on “How Long Blues” because I heard something that I had missed on previous listening sessions with the album.”

We also know that a lot of dealers own Sonneteer in their own home and here is one reviewer who seems more than tempted too, “the Sedley is a versatile unit that is well worth its asking price. If I had more discretionary funds at the time of this review, it would not have left my abode. Let it be said of the Sedley, “thy record never can be missed.” “. The Bard be praised.

Pre-Heartbeat: Another sneak

Heartbeat Pre-1If it has been a little quiet in the Sonneteer news lately, that’s the sound of us working on something new.

We have offered little bits of project heartbeat before and quite a lot of it is singing many a tune in our labs. Notably there have been a couple of amplifiers playing unclothed and a ‘rats nest’ of wires showing what seemed to be a digital interface of sorts.

Here is a glimpse of a another bit. We managed to grab a photo as Remo, our technical Director was off looking for his glasses. Our forensic team has been analysing the picture and we hope for a report back soon. If anyone can figure any of it out in the mean time we would be happy to hear from you through the normal contact channels.

In Canada and the USA

maple-leafs-1362558-640x480We at Sonneteer warmly welcome, as our new partners in Canada and the USA, our good friends, Arcadia Audio who can be contacted on Tel: +1 (416) 994-5571 and email:

If you are a dealer and need information on anything to do with Sonneteer in North America then please make Arcadia your first port of call. If you are an end user already with Sonneteer equipment, please continue to be in contact with your dealer. If they are unaware of the changes and you need help please advise them. We will remain to be at your service here at Sonneteer should you need any assistance too. Deatils are on our contact us page.