Nagra Audio Special Open Day at Criterion Audio

NAGRA AUDIO is quite simply iconic – legendary Swiss precision and build quality combined with sublime sound. We are used to enjoying their Classic preamp, Classic DAC and Classic power amplifier in our demonstration rooms, and they sound pretty darned good to our ears.

So, imagine our delight when a pile of substantial crates arrived from Nagra’s UK distributor Padood Ltd, containing the company’s awe-inspiring top-end DAC, preamplifier and monobloc power amplifiers.

Reason for the delivery – apart from exposing us to the high-ground of Nagra’s genius – was to set up a truly awesome music system for customers to enjoy during a special open day on Saturday February 23rd.


The system comprises a Nagra HD DAC X and external power supply, an HD Pre pre-amplifier with external power supply, and two towering HD Amp monobloc power amplifiers, all of which will be partnered with a variety of loudspeakers throughout the day including KEF’s Blade 2YG Acoustics Carmel 2, PMC Speakers FACT12 and Proac Loudspeakers – England’s K series.

Digital signals will arrive courtesy of an Aurender N10 for the morning, then from 1pm, analogue will rule via an SME audio UK 30/2 turntable and Series V tonearm, fitted with a Harmony moving-coil cartridge from Shelter, and fed through a 508 phono pre-amplifier from Boulder Amplifiers.

Full details of the event will be published soon but there’s no need to book, just turn up for what promises to be an interesting and enjoyable day.


We look forward to seeing you there!