Hi-fi systems and audio equipment

We believe that a good hi-fi system should excite you musically. It can be an emotional experience that makes the hairs stand up on the back of your neck!

The Norman Hobbs team is passionate about hi-fi systems and audio equipment. We have many years of experience working with hi-fi separates and speakers and we have a strong portfolio of manufacturers that we are proud to stock including Arcam, Naim Audio, Monitor Audio, Sony, Totem, Denon, Pioneer and more.

Hi-fi separates offer a higher quality of sound reproduction than hi-fi systems, together with greater flexibility and enable you to upgrade certain elements of your hi-fi equipment as and when you require.

Norman Hobbs has a wide range of hi-fi separates to suit your budget together with your individual needs and requirements.

We have our own dedicated demonstration listening rooms where you can submerse yourself in the world of hi-fi. You may bring your own equipment and music to enable you to hear the difference between the hi-fi systems and the speakers. Home demonstrations can also be arranged in most cases.

The installation of your audio equipment is extremely important. With our expertise and custom installation service, we will ensure that your hi fi equipment is installed correctly, speakers are placed appropriately and the required speaker cables and interconnects are used to ensure you receive the ultimate in performance from your equipment.

In addition to our hi-fi systems and audio equipment, we can supply a range of quality av equipment from a range of audio visual manufacturers such as Loewe, Panasonic and Sony and also offer a custom av installations service to ensure you get the most out of your equipment.

"I would just like to say a big thank you for coming to install my Arcam FMJ system. I initially went into the shop to enquire about a system, we discussed what would be best and had various demos, I then arranged for Marcus to come around with some brochures and I ordered the system. Communication was very good, I was kept informed about system delivery date; it was all dealt with very professionally. A short time later Matthew and Jon turned up to install the system, they were very friendly and polite. To cut a long story short they installed the system beautifully, all the mess was tidied up, system setup and tested, and everything was explained. I would just like to say a very big thank you to everyone involved for a superb and professional job well done." Mr Joyce
Arcam Solo

Arcam

Arcam design and manufacture award winning hi-fi and home cinema equipment from its base just outside Cambridge in the UK.

Arcam exists to bring the highest fidelity reproduction of music and movies into people's homes. They are committed to engineering products that deliver a level of audio performance that is so convincing and life like that it connects you straight to the emotional power of the music. If you love music and movies then you need to experience the magic that an Arcam based system can produce.

Naim audio system

Naim Audio

Naim Audio has a passionate and committed interest in music which is the foundation stone of Naim Audio. This has enabled them to design and manufacture what they believe to be the finest sounding range of audio equipment available in the world today.

Naim Audio insist that their products meet and exceed many measurable parameters and above all, be capable of delivering the kind of musical performance that they would want to live with. This requires a special and unique approach to component selection and system design along with a highly specialised production environment.

Pro-Ject RPM 9.1

Pro-ject Turntables

Most experts agree that vinyl is still the world's most satisfying medium for the reproduction of music. Unlike CD, there is no limit to the musical information that can be laid down on vinyl. Many current day albums are released on vinyl.

There is a wide range of turntables available in a variety of colours and to suit your budget.

Monitor Audio c280 in-wall/ceiling speaker

Monitor Audio

The brand that delivers excellence in driver, cabinet, electronic and acoustic design. Since 1972, Monitor Audio's near fanatical commitment to quality in every aspect of loudspeaker design coupled with its willingness to innovate has inspired global recognition and acclaim. Daring to challenge design orthodoxy has been its signature approach.

Monitor Audio designs and builds its own cabinets and crossovers as well so that it can optimise the incomparable blend of virtues that makes Monitor Audio loudspeakers unique: clean, dynamic sound, superior build quality and innovative design. And because they share a philosophy of excellence and a consistency of quality and voicing, loudspeakers of different types: on-wall, in-wall, floor and stand-mounting, may be used together to create the perfect blend of colour and shape for any room.

In the strength and depth of Monitor Audio's evolving product portfolio, the ideal of a universal whole-house loudspeaker brand finds true expression. Decades of accumulated expertise and knowledge have refined the rare mix of innovation, reliability and sheer performance that has propelled the brand to global status and on which aficionados of music and movie sound have come to rely.

Totem Mite-E speakers

Totem

All Totem speakers are developed by the human ear and spiritual vision of the artist Vince Bruzzese who founded the company in 1987. No computer or technical measuring system is used, this way, every Totem loudspeaker becomes a natural bridge between man and music.

Totem have a range of speakers in various different finishes, all producing an incredible, breathtaking sound.

Interconnects

The Chord Company

Properly designed interconnects and speaker cabling will make an enormous amount of difference to the sound of your system, allowing you to really hear and enjoy your music. Musical instruments become clearer and easier to distinguish and it becomes simpler to hear and understand the words and emotion of a singer. Most importantly, you are much more likely to get completely involved and immersed in the performance of a piece of music.

Using the right cables in your system will allow you to hear all sorts of information that you hadn't heard before. Previously unheard rhythms, backing vocals you hadn't noticed or the individual instruments within a string section.

A properly designed cable used as part of your system will allow music to become truly engrossing, exciting and involving.

We also stock equipment by:

  • BOSE
  • Denon
  • Loewe
  • Sennheiser
  • Panasonic
  • Sony
  • Blok
  • Henley Designs
  • Speakercraft
  • Roberts Radio
  • Vita Audio
  • Boston