Signals. Hi-fi for grown ups.

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.

After all these years being based in the family home, spring 2017 has seen Signals relocate to a place of its own in a gently modified 1992 former Catholic church in Trimley st Mary, Suffolk.

I like to think of Trimley as Craggy Island. I’m Ted with occasional bursts of Father Jack and Andy is Dougal but with brains. It’s tempting to cast my wife Rhea in the role of Mrs Doyle. Tempting, but ill advised 🙂

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.

Our new premises might not sound too homely but, believe me, it really is. We are able to demonstrate music systems at a wide range of price points in two or three very domestic listening rooms plus one rather larger and (much) taller one.

With (still) 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. Most importantly, can also schedule things so that we can offer the best possible service.

We even have a proper car park and everything! Here’s the building Here’s what we’ve done.

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: 01394 672464 / 5 enq@signals.uk.com
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