The Audio Republic started life in September 2002. New for 2022 we have opened a new shop in Gateshead. Since that day, many things within the hi-fi industry have changed, however, it is still our aim to offer the most comprehensive selection of 2-channel stereo equipment to our customers.
We have always supported vinyl as a serious format for enjoying music. The recent resurgence of interest in both hardware and software has enabled us to offer an unparalleled selection of turntables, tone arms, cartridges and phono stages from the likes of Rega Research, VPI Industries, Roksan, SME, Vertere and Nottingham Analogue. To complement these fine turntables we offer an unmatched range of cartridges from Audio Technica, Hana, Kiseki, Dynavector, Shelter, Van Den Hul, Denon, Luxman, Rega and Lyra
Vinyl with a passion
Our depth of knowledge in analogue replay spans many years and we take great pride in setting up our customers’ turntables optimanially. We are always happy to answer your questions regarding cartridge, tonearm, and turntable matching.
Home of Rega
The Audio Republic prides itself in offering a comprehensive selection of hi-if products from Rega Research, which deliver outstanding sonics with extreme reliability. Rega Research recent success at the What Hi-Fi Award is testimony to their achievements. We have been offering the full Rega range since our launch in 2002 and our customers love Rega’s products. Rega is just one example in the UK Hi-Fi industry that the UK is still home to innovative manufacturing which is finding success the world over.
Hear B&W’s Best Speakers
As Gateshead’s only and exclusive B&W retailer, we are delighted to represent this brand and have the Formation, 600 series, 700 series and now 800 series to demonstrate. B&W is rightly praised for being some of the best loudspeakers money can buy, we would be delighted to demonstrate these masterpieces to you in your home.
Heavyweight Hi-Fi Products
We also represent Simaudio from Canada, whose brand Moon, is assuming the mantle of a true heavyweight, their products are superbly built with sound to match. They, along with Sugden, Luxman, Audiolab and Naim Audio. We also like our valve amplifiers, however, and we stock the fantastic Rogue Audio range, as typified by the amazing Cronus Magnum 3 integrated amplifier, stupendously built and a bargain at £3,500. This amplifier is both powerful and subtle delivering real tangible images between your loudspeakers with the tonal abilities that only a valve amplifier can deliver.
The Best Hi-Fi Products Available
We have long had a relationship with Absolute Sounds, who import Audio Research, a heavyweight American manufacturer of Reference Electronics.
As someone who dislikes bright, hyper-detailed loudspeakers so prevalent today, our choices are designed to keep you listening to your favourite music for hours. Proac continue to advance the state of the art in transducers, the D20R has no peer below £3500, although you may disagree after hearing Spendor, with either their modern A Line, D Line or Classic Series.
Above these in price, we are honoured to represent Wilson Audio, with their reference quality and finish. Plus sound that is truly world-beating.
Andrew Oliver / Audio Republic Ltd
Music as it should be
Always in heavy rotation in our demo room
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