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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.

Go North West, for Sonneteer at another Audio Show.

North West Audio ShowIf you are in the vicinity of Carnage Hall Cheshire on the 28th of June then please pop over and listen to some great music sounding at its best. Yes indeed, Hosted by NuNu Distribution, their UK partners, Sonneteer of Surrey(also in the UK) will be there with their beautifully looking and sounding systems to delight your aural senses. Apart from the beautiful setting, the great sound, and lovely people, the best thing about it all is it’s free. So please come along to hear the Alabasters and Ortons singing and the Sedleys dancing to the best tunes put to record.

For more information on the show please go to Audio Show and for more about Sonneteer please visit our website

Analogue Audio, still big in Japan 2015 with Sonneteer.

AAF-logoThe Analogue Sound is carving out a big niche for itself globally, claiming back some territory in the now highly confused digital audio space. While the rest of the world decides if it’s streaming, downloading, or optical disc-ingKIMG0080 the music loving world is still dancing to the sounds of spinning Vinyl. The good ol’ fashioned Audio Fair is definitely back in Vogue and no more so than in Tokyo. June 13 and 14, 2015 showed that audio enthusiast are still willing to attend events in their thousands. More importantly to us our partner in Japan, Allegro with Mr Kyoji Arai decided to take the Sonneteer range along. The Sonneteer Alabaster amplifier and Sedley phono stage, famously a dual Audio Excellence award winner in the land of the rising sun, both graced the ears of the attending crowds. For more information please go to Analogue Audio Fair Tokyo and if your Japanese is no better than mine then Google translate does a great job for you.(It worked automatically on our Chrome browser).

Hard Rocking into 2014 Sonneteer Burns off the opposition in Japan.


Burn magazin Sonneteer Sedley review

Having enjoyed the the gratifying pleasure of the prose in many a Japanese publication we at Sonneteer have more than warmed to the Audiophiles and music lovers of Japan. It was a bit of a surprise though when our partners in Tokyo, Allegro, sent us a copy of the hard rock Magazine BURN. They have been reviewing a number of Audio DACs (Digital to Analogue Converters) and somehow the Sonneteer SedleyUSB landed in their laps. We are more than happy it did so too.

To quote: “I would like to very much recommend  is a little expensive product called Sedley from Sonneteer. I’ve tried all the products most if not all the products sold in Japan , but the Sedley has by far the best sound quality of all.. Very much recommended even a bit expensive.”

The SedleyUSB was reviewed along side a host of well known brands including Luxman, Pioneer and Furutech ADL. All showing off their best wears and teh Sedley was shown running far ahead of the bunch.

Disco inferno indeed.