Congratulations Rega!!

The Queen now know’s what I’ve known as a dealer for the past 20 years!
Rega Research Ltd receives the 2015 Queen’s Award for Enterprise. 21st April 2015.

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We are celebrating being named as winners of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade. The UK’s highest accolade for business success.

This was in recognition of our overseas sales growth over the last three years and the unique way we select and work with our export partners around the world. Rega has always prided itself on developing special relationships with whoever we work with, be it supplier or distributor. Our drive to understand their business model and to ensure they understand ours, guarantees a long term and successful relationship which often spans many decades.

We now employ more than one hundred people and supply our products to over forty different countries worldwide with notable sales in the Far East and the recent introduction of a second ‘Rega only’ store in the Philippines demonstrating the global appeal of the Rega brand. Europe accounts for the largest share of overseas sales in 2014 closely followed by North America. We use our intimate knowledge of each market and utilise this for strategic sales development, with new markets now including Chile, Romania and Peru.

The Rega brand is synonymous around the world with turntables however, our strength lies in the sheer depth of products we produce ranging from hand built moving coil cartridges through to loudspeakers, cables, amplifiers, DAC’s and CD players to name but a few. Rega is one of the very few brands where you can complete the system from front to back with everything we design hand assembled in our custom built facility in the South East of England. So confident are we in our designs that we offer a lifetime warranty against manufacture defects on our entire range.

We began trading in 1973 and design and manufacture domestic high fidelity sound systems. Our significant investment in R&D, attributes in part to our success but our strong philosophy of high quality and exceptional value throughout the range combine with our ‘special relationships’ to make a winning formula.

The Smiths & Friends at Modern Rocks Gallery!

Recreation of Smiths Salford Lads Club Photo with lookalikes

The other day my phone rang and the voice on the other end was Stephen Wright who took the famous image of The Smiths for The Queen Is Dead. Stephen was looking for the “local Naim dealer” hoping I could supply some tunes for the opening of his show at Modern Rocks Gallery.

Modern Rocks Gallery, who are celebrating their first anniversary, are the only gallery in the US to stock not only the iconic cover shot, but outtakes from that shoot, including a previously unreleased color image. They also have some early live shots of Morrissey and The Smiths, as well as some of Stephen’s other work including live shots of New Order, Madonna, Miles Davis, Prince, John Lydon and Bono of U2.

The Smiths and Friends will be on display from April 18th until May 23rd.

I’ll be playing hits from the 80’s on a vintage “Naim Kit” and Neat Motive SX2 speakers at the opening reception on Saturday, April 18th (Record Store Day) from 7pm to 10pm.

Modern Rocks Gallery 916 Springdale Road, Unit 103. Austin, Texas 78702

THÖRESS IN AÜSTIN!!

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Coming any day now!!! The long wait is coming to an end! I have no doubt that it will have been worth it! The 300B monos were just reviewed by Art Dudley in Stereophile and were awarded Class A in recommended components. The 845 monos are more powerful! Stay Tuned for a THÖPEN HÖUSE!!

I will have German Brats and Beer on hand!!

SXSW RECORD BINGE!

So, my Tetris skills have reached the brink. I’ve run out of room and some records need to go. See that wall? Most (not all, just ask) are HALF OFF!!! See the Island? Those are 10% OFF! Come Haggle, Come Barter (beer always makes me weak). That wall MUST GO!! The store will be getting revamped. I’ll still carry good records, just not as many. Come git ‘em!

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