This month’s Spotlight features Midland Audio X-Change in Worcestershire.
Run by John Roberts and based in a beautiful building in the small village of Belbroughton, MAX is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.
It’s fair to say that Midland Audio X-Change is one of the UK’s true “destination” hi-fi shops: it’s a real treasure trove with a unique and fascinating range of products.
John has had years of experience with live music equipment and high-end domestic audio and his knowledge and expertise means he now has a huge and very loyal customer base. His relaxed and informal manner means everyone receives honest, bespoke advice and guidance when choosing their new equipment.
John has chosen our newest model, the Ministra, as his featured Neat loudspeaker. He suggests the following system to get a great sound with both analogue and digital sources:
Rega P8 turntable with Apheta II cartridge
Rega Aria III phono stage
Hegel H90 streaming amplifier
Cables are by Tellurium Q and everything is placed on the outstanding Lateral Audio supports.
John says “Having the best of both worlds with this superb combination, Rega’s P8 with an Apheta II giving true high end vinyl reproduction. The Hegel allows full PCM DSD with its on board DAC. Finishing it nicely with the Neat Ministras which are quite remarkable for their size, giving the listener a realistic live experience within his room space”