For the love of listening

NEWS

Triangle one of a kind

We have one pair of top of the range "B" stock Triangle Signature Alpha towers with minor cosmetic anomalies... Oddly, good news for you! Why? Well, regular msrp is $12,000.00 per pair. We are offering this ONE pair only for an amazing $5,999.00!

Dec 8, 2018

Hey Hegel !!!!

,So we think Hegel should offer this face plate finish. What do you guys think?

Dec 8, 2018

ONKYO CLEARANCE

Onkyo clearance continues, still some choice pieces to be had. All going at DEALER COST.

 

Dec 7, 2018

TRI-ART AUDIO IS HERE!

Making big waves at the audio shows this year, Canadian brand Tri-Art Audio produces exquisite audio gear from bamboo. The B-Series TA-2 turntable seen here, along with their speakers will be on sale during our Black Friday Event this Friday. See in store for more details. 

November 21, 2018

Hegel P30/H30 are here!

The big dogs from Hegel are here... The 375 wpc (in stereo)

H30 power amp and the best solid state pre-amplifier I have ever heard the powerful and musical yet unassuming P30.

Big in store savings!!!

Dec 12, 2018

Hey Hegel !!!!

,So we think Hegel should offer this face plate finish. What do you guys think?

Dec 8, 2018

ONKYO CLEARANCE

Onkyo clearance continues, still some choice pieces to be had. All going at DEALER COST.

 

Dec 7, 2018

TRI-ART AUDIO IS HERE!

Making big waves at the audio shows this year, Canadian brand Tri-Art Audio produces exquisite audio gear from bamboo. The B-Series TA-2 turntable seen here, along with their speakers will be on sale during our Black Friday Event this Friday. See in store for more details. 

November 21, 2018

Hegel P30/H30 are here!

The big dogs from Hegel are here... The 375 wpc (in stereo)

H30 power amp and the best solid state pre-amplifier I have ever heard the powerful and musical yet unassuming P30.

Big in store savings!!!

Dec 12, 2018

Hegel P30/H30 are here!

The big dogs from Hegel are here... The 375 wpc (in stereo)

H30 power amp and the best solid state pre-amplifier I have ever heard the powerful and musical yet unassuming P30.

Big in store savings!!!

Dec 12, 2018

Hegel P30/H30 are here!

The big dogs from Hegel are here... The 375 wpc (in stereo)

H30 power amp and the best solid state pre-amplifier I have ever heard the powerful and musical yet unassuming P30.

Big in store savings!!!

Dec 12, 2018

Hey Hegel !!!!

,So we think Hegel should offer this face plate finish. What do you guys think?

Dec 8, 2018

ONKYO CLEARANCE

Onkyo clearance continues, still some choice pieces to be had. All going at DEALER COST.

 

Dec 7, 2018

TRI-ART AUDIO IS HERE!

Making big waves at the audio shows this year, Canadian brand Tri-Art Audio produces exquisite audio gear from bamboo. The B-Series TA-2 turntable seen here, along with their speakers will be on sale during our Black Friday Event this Friday. See in store for more details. 

November 21, 2018

The first Quad has arrived

The first Quads have arrived! Come down for a listen!!! Examples of both "S" and "Z" series speaker lines as well as ERA-1 Planar headphones have arrived in store for your listening pleasure.

Jan 9 2019

We're Baaaaaack!

Yup, well fed and slightly drowsy we stumbled into day, so come and take advantage of OUR boxing day nonsense. Unless you really want to go to the "mall" or got sick of waiting in line to buy a $99 TV that sold out 10 minutes after the box store opened their doors. Rather, come and buy something GOOD on SALE, and experience why we opened the store in the first place. 

Dec 27, 2018

LAST CHANCE!!!!

We will be closing today till the 27th of December! So if your on the fence on that gift of audio for a loved one or yourself... This the last chance before Christmas!

Dec 22, 20118

Getting close to the end of the instore 25% off sale on ALL Tannoy. Yeah...5 days left Till Christmas

We are still offering the greatest deal ever on the whole Tannoy line so get in here!

Dec 20, 2018

THey are on the way!!!

The Triangle Magellan Grand Concerts are on the way to S&M High Fidelity Inc. Seven feet (each) of French audio perfection!!!! Stay tuned!!!

November 21, 2019

Yeah... It's almost here.

Yet again, we are here for another BLACK FRIDAY!!!  Officially it happens November 29 but if you want a preview...i

November 19, 2019

The times (and models) they are a changing...

Audiovector has introduced the New "R series" loudspeaker line. This replaces the SR line. So effectively immediately the remaining SR line demo's are 30% off...

November 13, 2019

And now for something completely different!

The very limited Acoustic Sold "Brake" Solid Metal 111 is here! A VERY limited opportunity to own something very unique and  from a sonic perspective superb turntable from Germany.

November 07, 2019

Christmas is coming... No really...

Pre-order for Christmas and get it on time guaranteed! And get 25% off your purchase on all paid in full orders!!!

November 03, 2019

STILLPOINTS!!!

First we would like to thank everyone who made to the event last night. And especially Mr. Bruce Jacobson the mind behind Stillpoints. Those of you who know me know his opinion of most "tweaks" as snake oil or Voodoo science. But, folks these masterfully engineered are the real deal! Let us prove it to you! HEARING IS BELIEVING!

October 30, 2019

The Plinius RA150 made it finally...

Perhaps one of the best solid state stereo power amps on the planet? Could be... Brand new model and now at S&M High Fidelity Inc. Just in time for "The Not So Spooky Product Night" tonight...

October 29, 2019

BONKERS headphone Amp!!!

That what Auris does! Say hello to the Auris Nirvana now at S&M High Fidelity Inc. Just in time for our "NOT SO SPOOKY" Product night tomorrow evening. See you there!

October 28, 2019

OCTOBER 29th Clear your Calendar!!! 

Yup, Another event! In Celebration of our anchor line and some new comers!!! Starting at 7:30pm we will be hosting  Eric Dubouays from Triangle and Bruce Jacob from Stillpoint. As well Motet will be unveiling the new Plinius RA150 power amp out west! We will also have a serious draw for a Brand new pair of Triangle LN-05 loudspeakers but you gotta be there to win the draw will be at 10pm Libation and appy's will be served up please RSVP before

before the 25th of October if you plan on attending!

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October 24, 2019

Everyone loves puppies. Right?

But you know whats better? Great audio and a glass of wine. October 29th is fast approaching! And after the strange month we have all had maybe its time to think about great audio and ...Puppies... We know that's pretty weak but next Tuesday Night should be a great time at S&M High Fidelity Inc. We are giving away a pair of Triangle Elara LN03 to some lucky attendee at 10pm. You gotta be here to win them!!! RSVP now!!!

October 24, 2019

IT'S HERE!!!!!

Yup,  more new stuff...NO GREAT new stuff! Mike's favorite line is now back in Canada and at S&M High Fidelity Inc. Straight from Christchurch, New Zealand he Incomparable Plinius. We have just taken delivery of  the Hautonga 200wpc integrated amplifier, the Koru and P100 phono stages. Stay tuned to tomorrow's post for a big announcement concerning Plinius and more!

October 3, 2019

Half of a brilliant combo!

October 1, 2019

Our silent partner...

You know it is all to often people (Mike) portray banks as soulless ,faceless draconian institutions built on using other peoples money for their own ends... This is not one of those declarations. This is a shout out to an institution that has people working for it that actually know the meaning of the word "partner". It isn't often we do this but we at S&M High Fidelity Inc. would like to give a special shout out to two such individuals for all the hard work and consideration  on our behalf! Gerry Gin and Curtis Haley if the rest of your industry had more individuals 

with your knowledge  and can do attitude in recognizing the entrepreneurial spirt we'd all be alot better off!!! Thanks Guys!!!

September 27, 2019

Anyone up for a product night in the spookiest month of the year?

With Plinius on the way and Triangle established here... It's time to show it all off... Stay tuned!

September 24, 2019

Throwback Thursday

Look what just came in in time for "Throw back Thursday".... Waiting to go see our tech wizard A McIntosh MA6100

September 19, 2019

Odds and Sods clear out...

Yup, unlike some of our competition who seem to think if it sits it gets more valuable. We at S&M High Fidelity invite you to take our one offs and end of line stock home with you at greatly reduced discounts some beneath dealer cost! Check or  "pre-owned" section  for the deals after 4pm today!!!

September 17, 2019

THe superb Music hall 11.1 is on sale!!!

The TOTL 11.1 is about to become the 11.3! We have a stunning package deal on our final 11.1... In Piano features an SSC record wieght and the amazing HANA ML moving coil! Save $2,000! One only.

September 12, 2019

Two spectacular loudspeakers...

The French and the Danes have come up with these masterpieces. The Triangle Magellan Cello (Black)

and the Audiovector SR-6 Signature (Rosewood) are now available for review hooked up to our new Arrival from Sweden. The Primare I35 Prisma...

September 6, 2019

The first post of September

Thought we'd keep it simple! Possibly the best full line  loudspeaker company we have ever heard! Beautiful to look at and listen to these Danish gems are a game changer.

September 1, 2019

Long Weekend Alert

Last one for the summer folks so we are closed! BUT!!! Mike is going to be lurking around the store in the afternoons doing whatever he does in there , when he is by himself... Usually means the place is completely different on when

we come in on Tuesday, So if you need something email us or drop us a line and pop by!

August 31, 2019

HEGEL BLOWOUT

Things are changing and with our new lines we need to clear our old stuff. So for TODAY ONLY!!! THe H30 (regular $17K) is being blown out for $8,500.00. ONE ONLY!!! and at midnight this post will vanish.

August 30, 2019

PRIMARE is here!!!

Yup, from Sweden, The Primare I35 and sounding superb with our Danish Audiovector SR3 Avantgarde Arrete "RAW". Skål!!!

August 29, 2019

High End enough for ya?

It has occured to me that there is an entire subset of people in our industry, hobby, whatever that seem to take great delight in being miserable to others and seem to think that the garage find Toshiba plastic fantastic DD with a 40yr old Shure something or other cartridge hooked up to their mid 90's HK home theatre receiver playing into their Nuance speakers and wired with stuff they found in the surplus section of Princess Auto is as good as any of the "overpriced high end garbage" we sell (direct quote, in the store today) and didn't even want to listen or be educated despite what he has is indeed the sonic equivalent of a war crime. Nope, this individual just dropped in to share his opinion that apparently we are all entitled too... In fact at that moment, as he was expanding upon his thought that what we do is snake oil and BS, a Gold Note Mediterraneo/B7/Donatello Gold combo in our main room was playing Jeff Beck "The Truth" (ironic?) through a Gold Note PH10/PSU10, Hegel P30/ into Aesthetix Atlas Eclipse mono blocks into a pair of Audiovector S6 Avant Garde loudspeakers wired with TOTL Straightwire... It was, in short, "BRILLIANT" sounding! But nope, this guy had to continue to bleat on about his little piece of awfulness. Now at this point I have to say, I am not being an audio snob, if that is what you have and it makes you happy that is mission accomplished just keep it to yourself. That being said, an old confucian saying came to mind " Never try and teach a pig to sing, it wastes your time and annoys the pig". I share this because I stumbled across a whole FB group of these guys... Geeze Louise, you know what? If building a system out of flea markets and thrift stores makes you happy that really is awesome. But, please do not go out of your way to insult all of our collective intelligence by saying sonically it is any good, because you know what? ITS NOT. it is the complete opposite of good as a matter of fact and if reading that offends or upsets you, too bad. But it is as Mr.Beck would say "The Truth".

August 24, 2019

A winning  combination!

The Auris HA2 tube headphone amp and HiFi Man Sundara planar headphones. For a VERY limited time Now just $2,250.00  Reg.$2999.00

August 20, 2019

Gold Note Mediterraneo

In our Main room the Big Gold Note is ready to illustrate what perfect(?) vinyl transcription is all about. The MEDITERRANEO/B7/

Donettello Gold.

August 17, 2019

Say hello to The Atoll AM400SE

Just arrived the TOTL Atoll AM400SE! Infinitely musical, with a ton of muscle and built quality almost without pier. Now playing with the amazing Audiovector SR6 Avantgarde!

August 13, 2019

If Thor was an amplifier...

The Insides of our big Hegel H30. One of the last pieces offered in our Hegel demo clearance.Output power: 350Wpc into 8 ohms (stereo), 675Wpc into 4 ohms (stereo), 1100W into 8 ohms (mono)
Inputs: Balanced on XLR jacks, unbalanced on RCA jacks
Signal-to-noise ratio: >100dB
Distortion: <0.003% at 100W into 8 ohms
Damping factor: >1000
Power consumption: 120W (power on, at idle)
Dimensions: 16.9” x 8.25” x 21.6”
Weight: 121 lbs each. And it is 1 ohm stable so it will drive... ANYTHING! Last one offered up at $10,500.00 msrp $17,000.  Don't miss one of the best BIG power amps probably ever built!

August 9, 2019

Just a random review

This review I copied of our announcement on CAM Dealer

News on Audiovector arriving here I think this says it all."I am a personal friend of both Ole Klifoth and his son Mads, whom I have spent a good deal of time with discovering the Audiovector brand and listening to their entire line, not to mention owning a few pairs currently throughout my household. 

This speaker line was designed for those who want to experience a relative experience to a live event. 

Paired with the right electronics, I have not heard a speaker to date I felt have outperformed them and extremely pleased that S&M High Fidelity discovered this line and saw the value it brings, Bravo !"

August 4, 2019

Yes Lumin builds an amplifier...

This innovative work of art is simply known as the "AMP" and is become a fantastic addition to our collection. When we reopen on Tuesday you should come and have a listen...

August 2, 2019

The Remarkable Audiovector AMT from the  SR-6 Avantgarde

This may be one of the best speakers, we have heard to date! This Danish made work of art is beautiful, flexible, sonically without limits, a true "statement" loud speaker sans "statement" price of admission. Now playing! Reminder we are closed for the August long weekend!

August 1, 2019

AUDIOVECTOR is out of the box (mostly)

The family picture of the QR line except the center, wall mount and sub which will see daylight tomorrow!!! We will be closed this Saturday for the long weekend and will be plaing them in! from the outside QR5,3,1... Brilliant first impressions!

July 31, 2019

THEIR HERE!!!!

Three pallets of superb Danish speakers arrived today and we are unboxing them and setting playing them in!!! Be the first to here the amazing Audiovector line up! In store now!

July 30, 2019

The Biggest "mini" ever?

We are now showing the amazing LUMIN line up of products. In the store now, the big dog X1, U1 and U1 mini. As well as the new Lumin AMP a class AB high bias power house stereo amplifier.

July 26, 2019

The Renoir is here!!!

The Davis Acoustic Renoir is now residing in the "black room"... Old school feel with modern materials and engineering these easy to drive French beauties will brush your rock'n'roll hair!!!

July 25, 2019

Hegel Demo Clearance is almost over.

We are down to only a couple of the heavy hitters in this Amazing line. In store only, and the discounts are amazing. Don't miss out.

July 20, 2019

The Mighty Triangle Titus

In this post, we are featuring the well reviewed Triangle Titus Esprit. The smallest in the line but capable of HUGE sonics!!! You just have to hear  these before you buy a small book shelve/stand mount speaker!

July 20, 2019

Throwback Thursdays rides again

Had to do it! we got our Sansui AU2000 integrated amp back yesterday, Their Big dog TOTL. As good and example as I have ever come across, we had all controls cleaned, bulbs done, all caps in the low voltage power supply have been replaced with audiophile grade caps and the board has been rebuilt, also the DC offset has been re-calibrated and bias set. All work was performed by Sigma Electronics in Edmonton, Thanks JOE! In short, it is perfect and works as it should. after 40yrs!!! Rated (conservatively) at 175wpc our tech reports 203wpc at clipping!!! When we hooked it up to a modern high resolution system, we got organic, loose and listenable!

July 18, 2019

This is big...

We promised you all when we opened our doors that we would never be boring... So straight out of Denmark we are pleased to announce that as of today we have taken on a new premium speaker line, Audiovector! Everything should be here in the next seven days or so, So call or email us and be one of the first to hear the evolution of the most excellent air motion tweeter wrapped in old world crafted cabinets.

July 18, 2019

The Gold Note IS1000 is here!!!

Could be the best deal in high end audio? Lets review:

125 wpc into 8 ohms

250 wpc into 4 ohms

Adjustable Damping

Phono stage derived from the mighty PH10

Hand made in Italy

The streamer/DAC:

Airplay
Roon Ready
TIDAL
MQA (via Tidal)
Qobuz
Spotify & Spotify Connect
Deezer
V-Tuner

Custom control app

Upgradable...

And its here!!!

July 13, 2019

"Why live music at a stereo shop?"

A question posed to me last night during our get together.

My answer: "Well, some people go on and on about their system being real and accurate(?), but unless you can hear music, well played and live how do you know? Thanks to our friends Justin and Reece who together make up "Bardic Form" anyone at the store got treated to a bench mark to measure any system!

July 12, 2019

Music Hall Give away!!!!

Right!  Just when you thought we where done with this BIG event... We are giving away a brand new Music Hall 2.3 to one lucky attendee tonight!!!

If you haven't RSVP'd  5 spaces left!!!

July 11, 2019

BARDIC FORM!!!!

As if Great food supplied by Pho Boy, Craft beer from the "Maestros of Malt" at Polar Park Breweries in Old Strathcona, a carefully curated  wine list and the legend, the man, Roy Hall of Music Hall where not enough to make an evening complete, we are now over the moon happy to announce that one of Mike's favorite local acts will be playing in the store! The incomparable BARDIC FORM will play a couple of sets of acoustic guitar that needs to be heard!!!  Space is limited so let us know if you are attending!!!

July 5, 2019

POLAR PARK!!!!

Our Night in July just got a lot  awesome..."er". The great people of Polar Park Brewery will be here with the fruits of their considerable talents! Another new Old Strathcona legend in the making joins us for a night of Beer, food and music!

July 3, 2019

Just 9 days till our Product night!!!

This is getting close! Nine days away till July 11th  Our Music hall /Triangle/Lumin event!!!  Space is limited! If you are coming let us know ASAP!!!

July 2, 2019

Throwback Thursday is back just in time for "summer hours"

Back when Sansui cared...ALOT! We have a near mint AU20000 and a TU777 tuner (coolest tuner of all time?) Our Thursday hours are now till 6 pm until Autumn and 5 pm on Saturday. If you need to come in off hours please reach out to us on the site or on FB 48hrs before, and let us know then show up. 

June 27, 2019

The Long weekend is a week away!

And we will be closed for the celebration Saturday 29th of June. But don't worry we will be back to it as usual July 2!!!

Happy 151st!!! Maybe our PM will remember that  Alberta is a part of this wonderful country this time around!

June 24, 2019

Glorious Glass and steel 

We have made a special purchase of  6 shelve Glass and steel audio racks. at 100lb a piece they are a safe place for your system to reside. Now $379.00 plus tax in any colour want as long as it's black. 

June 22, 2019

Tannoy CLEARANCE 50% OFF!!!

Well one of the things we love the most here is being cleared out due to a pain in the *** U.S. marketing firm... When the dust settles we will look at this amazing line again. But for now the mayhem has created an opportunity for our clientele that will NOT be repeated ever again! 50% srp off all in stock Tannoys!!!!

June 18, 2019

Thought you should know...

Cool piece from SOUND STAGE AUSTRALIA on the Gold note factory.

https://www.soundstageaustralia.com/index.php/features/18-factory-tour-gold-note-florence-italy

June 15, 2019

Something Big'n fun is gonna happen soon...Real soon...

Yup, we are up to our old tricks after our first year we are planning something big... Hint, it's invitation only...

June 14, 2019

Power Trio

The Triangle Signature Theta stand mount/Thetis sub woofer trio punch waaaay above there weight class! Pop in for a look and listen and be astounded!

June 7, 2019

Let's remember this people!

On June 6th 1944 The young men of the Canadian Army stormed Juno beach on the Normandy Coast. When we think things are tough today, I doubt most of us had a day like those young men had. Upon the shoulders of giants we stand.

June 6, 2019

It's June and If your still waiting...

We are on a roll and thanks to the great response to our May sale we are going to hold onto it a little longer... Here is your motivation 25% on all Demo/ Display products and huge discount on certain components... Sorry for being vague, but we are trying not to get in trouble with our suppliers.

June 4, 2019

WOW!... Just WOW!

Well with May 2019 in the bag we have a first month to look back on versus a year ago!     Thanks to our

wonderful, brilliant, erudite, impossibly  good looking, discriminating, clientele we at S&M High Fidelity Inc. saw a 385%(really!!!) increase in business from May 2018... This folks is incredible and we owe it all to you!

June 1, 2019

On the Fence?

ON THE FENCE? LET US GIVE YOU A PUSH! ALL DEMO AND DISPLAY COMPONENTS 25% OFF TILL CLOSE OF BUSINESS MAY 31, 2019 (Sorry,in store only no lay away)

May 29, 2019

Our own little package

The Incredible Music Hall 9.3 partnered with the legendary Nagoka MP500 and SSC 420g weight... Out standing analogue for not a outstanding money! Come and listen!

May 25, 2019

Gold Note Special!!!

The sublime, the superb Gold Note PH 10 is now available in VERY limited Quantities for a VERY special price! Whenthey are gone they are gone!!!

May 22, 2019

YUP! WE ARE TAKING THE MAY LONG WEEKEND OFF!!!

So, like we need BBQ too! So the store will be closed Saturday May 18/19. We will be back, as usual on Tuesday May 21st like normal.

We will miss you all terribly so much Mike and Chad just might have to have an eye popping sale the last two weeks of May just to make up for it!!!

May 16, 2019

YUP! WE ARE TAKING THE MAY LONG WEEKEND OFF!!!

So, like we need BBQ too! So the store will be closed Saturday May 18/19. We will be back, as usual on Tuesday May 21st like normal.

We will miss you all terribly so much Mike and Chad just might have to have an eye popping sale the last two weeks of May just to make up for it!!!

May 16, 2019

The First big Triangles find a home!

They where to good to hang around for long! The Triangle Quatuors in there new home and they are fantastic!!! Oh, and we have more... FYI. You know just in case...

May 13, 2019

Walnut... GLORIOUS Walnut!

With our collection now including the Kensington GR, the Turnberry GR and the Autograph mini GR now in store!

May 7, 2019

The best of the oldest 

Tannoy the oldest  loudspeaker company on earth continues to build it's venerable GR line. Come and find out why...

May 1,2019

The Tannoy Turnberry

The  most remarkableTannoy Turnberry is fresh out of the box and  awaits your audition....

April  30 2019

Demo Tannoy sale!!!

Well, it's been a year and unlike some other stores we do not think things get better just sitting around without a home! All Tannoy floor models are 33% till the end of the month.Including the GR and Legacy lines.

April 23 2019

DYNAUDIO is here

We take the Easter break off and come back with something waaaaay better than chocolate! No, really a (first of many) pair of  legendary Dynaudio Contour 30 towers from Denmark come and hear them on Norway's Finest Hegel....Skål!!!!

April 23 2019

Happy Easter!!!

Just a note we will be closed Friday April 19 and will re-open on the 23rd bright eyed and bushy tailed... Happy Easter to all our customers!

April 18 2019