I remember doing a similar thing and uploading setup pictures to the Naim Forum as HiFi Lounge was about to launch really not knowing what the future would hold but 5 years on here we go again with a new chapter as we launch 2 new showrooms which will link HiFi Lounge and our other shop 'Highend Headphones', no more traipsing through the car park to go between buildings.
So here are a few pics of the work done so far, things are really starting to take shape now luckily with only 2 weeks to go to the launch event, the carpets going down really helped the acoustics but we will be also adding room treatment from Artnovion, well as long as it arrives in time, the sofa's will be here today then at long last I'll be able to set up a system to see how the rooms sound so really looking forward to that although a little nervous.
We've had a great response to the open day, It looks like it will be a busy one but I am sure we will have enough going on to keep everyone entertained whether that is the Statement or the new Uniti Range.
Anyway on with the pics, interesting looking back at them as this whole process has taken a good few months and has involved a fair bit or work, especially as we doing 2 rooms at the same time, silly things like moving all the socket and running plenty of ethernet, building dividing walls, decorating, installing a top end security system and making sure everything is done to it's best from an audio stand point, but the end is in sight, bring on the Statement :-)
A Long way to go but this will be the Naim Lounge.
Breaking through into HiFi Lounge
Added support to keep upstairs where it should be.
Separating walls going up, making it as inert as possible.
A Big day, cutting through so now we can walk through from HiFi Lounge into Highend Headphones, going through the 2 new showrooms.
Ta-Dah, we're in :-)
As it is now.
Definitely a room with a view although we may need to cover the glass for demo's to help acoustics'.
All being well on April 22nd it will look something like the below.
So there we go, still plenty to do but looking forward to seeing everyone on April 22nd for the launch of our Dedicated Naim room, we will have representative from Naim on hand to help run the day as well as refreshments available.
If you are planning on coming along if you could mail me on email@example.com that would be great to help give us an idea on numbers.