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.