Our Story

Hi, I’m Alastair Gardner and I started Signals back in 1993. Engineer, part time DJ and relative youngster Andy Heavens joined the business in 2003, bringing two useful ears and very welcome technical skills – he’s a dab hand with the LP12. Add in my wife, Rhea, to keep us on our toes, and you have the team.

We are located in the village of Bucklesham near Ipswich on the east coast of England. Easily accessed from the A12 and A14 trunk roads but closer still to open fields. 

Despite the small size of the operation, we have a substantial reputation in the admittedly compact world of UK specialist audio retail. We aim to offer a low-key, informed and relaxed alternative to high street shops and have even become hosts of a very respectable more or less annual hi-fi show.

I had better mention that this is not a conventional retail shop. We are based in my family home. Nevertheless, we are able to demonstrate the various products in one of two extremely domestic(!) listening rooms. With far more demo kit than shelves to take it and frequent visits to customers off site, we ask that you telephone or email in advance to arrange an appointment. That way we can make an effort to be organised. 

Best of all, if you can please use the gravelled off-road parking adjacent to the property when you come. It minimises our local impact. 

A liberating move to a new dedicated facility is still in the planning stages. We have, however, purchased the building. Watch this space!

We primarily sell and install domestic music systems. Not just ‘nice and clear’ ones but systems that convey some of the drama, passion and spirit that makes music replay so captivating. 

Slightly old-fashioned values such as service, support, product knowledge and empathy are the order of the day. Even counselling on occasions. . . We have a light-hearted approach but do take our customers very seriously. That’s the way we sleep nights. 

We are one of just two dealers in the entire UK to have the Naim Statement S1 pre and power amplifiers on permanent demonstration but we also cater for far more modest tastes too.

music systems for (post modern) grown-ups

If you last looked at buying audio equipment a few years ago, the current crop of systems might surprise you. Without compromising quality, developments in storing music and controlling equipment via iOS or Android devices mean that a very high quality system need not be at all visually intrusive.

We could talk for days about Hi-Fi: 01473 655171 / 2 enq@signals.uk.com
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