The last weeks have been very busy at
AudioSmile, working hard to produce the LBM for the kind supporters from the
sucsessfull KickStarter campaign. To follow the progress head over to
LBM KickStarter project has been a great success, achieving over 300%
funding! The next few months will be very busy here at AudioSmile while
the LBM is bought to life. After the KickStarter pledges have been
fulfilled, the LBM will go on general sale from this website. Stay
It has been a while since the last update, but thing have actually been
rather busy at AudioSmile. I can now announce two new products! The Kensai
MKII and the Little British Monitor (LBM). The LBM is an incredible and tiny
desktop speaker that will be launching through Kickstart this weekend.
Please check back for updates!
It is a great pleasure to announce the unveiling of a new product - the
Supertweeter MKII. Providing greater openness, space and live energy
this supertweeter does everything the MKI version did only better. Find
out all the details on the product page.
AuioSmile will be closed from today until 27/01/14 as we are moving
premises. If sending communications during this time please be patient,
we will do our best to answer you as soon as possible.
Visit the AudioSmile forum to get a a sneek peek at a new product in
development.. The AS3/6 is AudioSmiles take on the classic BBC LS3/6
monitor, implementing a high quality mid-dome, ring-radiator tweeter
and pushing the BBC damped cabinet technology even further.
We currently have a B-stock pair of Advantage active bass units availible at a considerable discount! Please see our forum. Kensai to match are also avilible at the standard price in our web-shop.
Happy New Year! AudioSmile has been investing in new production
machinery during the last quarter, so please look out for some exciting
new products in 2013,
Xmas 30% discount on supertweeters! Usual price is £520 exc. VAT, special offer price is £364 Please email to claim special offer. - Note this offer has now ended.
The AudioSmile Kensai si given a 'Highly Recommended' award in Hi-Fi Choice awards issue.
The Hi-Fi Choice review of the Kensai is online! You may enjoy reading it here.
The Kensai and Advantage 'Hybrid Active' bass unit were given the full treatment in Hi-Fi World this April issue.
Smith said "Playing some of my traditional bass test tracks through the
Advantage and Kensai, the pairing came through with flying colours."
and "...the speakers' [Kensai] already impressive levels of insight
kicked up another gear as well."
The Kensai was recently reviewed in Hi-Fi Choice
February issue. They said "When space is at an absolute premium, there
are few‚ if any small standmounters that do better than this marvellous
Christmas and New Year Discount!! Receive 25% off any purchase of Kensai or Advantage speaker systems during December and January. Try them at home now!
Thank you to everyone who visited AudioSmile at the National Audio Show
last weekend. It was a very good show, and many people said we had one
of the best sounds there! We were exhibiting the Kensai with Advantage
and supertweeter. You can see photos and comments from the show on our
forum. Click Here
AudioSmile now have a forum where all audio and music discussion (not
only AudioSmile topics) is welcomed! Please pop in and say hello - Click Here
I'm very pleased to announce that Audience in Bath are now a dealer for the Kensai and have them in stock to demo!
The Kensai + Advantage feature in Hi-Fi World December issue News
section, showing the full speaker in Walnut.
The web site now has a new page with information about the Advantage, a
modular upgrade for the Kensai!
AudioSmile has just got back from exhibiting at the National Audio
Show, where we were showing the new Advantage upgrade for the Kensai
and searching for dealers to stock the brand. I hope to have some news
on this in the weeks to follow.
comments from visitors at the show were most positive, and help to make
the weekend very enjoyable. The new Kensai + Advantage speaker system
even featured in the show guide on the front page of the exhibitors
list! Thanks to all those who came to see us.
The modification service AudioSmile has been offering for the Behringer
DEQ, DCX and SRC has now been moved to a new sub-business called
Behringer-Mods. New upgraded modification options are now available
that take the quality to an extremely high level.
It is well and truly time for an update on the website! The Kensai page
now has a new look, and more information on what makes the speaker
design so special.
AudioSmile's Kensai is currently featured in the November issue of
Hi-Fi World as part of David Price's choice system recommendation
pairing the Kensai with the Auranote Premier; a lovely single box amp,
Cd player, radio etc..
The AudioSmile Kensai has won an award from Hi-Fi+ for 'Product of the
Year 2009, Standmount Loudspeaker Highly Commended'.
Stellavox, AudioSmile's Japanese distributor have been very busy. The
Kensai are currently featured in 7 magazines! Stereo Sound, Audio
Basic, AV Review, Audio Accessory, two consecutive issues of Record
Geijutsu and Stereo magazine. Click to see cover images
Hi-Fi World held a competition to win a pair of Kensai in the September
issue! Sorry to mention it a little late on our website, it has been a
busy few months. A winner will be announced soon.
A winner has been picked from the Hi-Fi+ competition to win a pair of
Kensai, and it is Mr. D. Stallard. Congratulations! You will be
receiving a pair of Kensai in your chosen Beech wood and white
Noel Keywood's review of the Kensai for Hi-Fi World is now online! Click Here
AudioSmile get a mention in the news section of Hi-Fi News June issue. Thanks Hi-Fi News!
AudioSmile has a Japanese distributor, Stellavox.
The Kensai speakers and bespoke designed supertweeters will soon be
available from shops around Japan. Exciting times!
Check out the June issue of Hi-Fi World
for Noel Keywood's enthusiastic two page review of the Kensai speakers.
"I'm used to high quality miniatures, but still the Kensais took me by
surprise." - NK The full review will be available for reading on this
A big thank-you to everyone who visted us at the Heathrow exhibiton! We
had many comments from visitors that we had one of the best sounds at
the show, especily from a speaker so small. A thank-you also to Naim Audio who lent us kit to drive the speakers and Advanced Acoustics for the use of some of their wall panels.
It was also good to meet Noel Keywood. There should be a review of the Kensai in Hi-Fi World out in the June issue (realeased 30th April).
The Hi-Fi+ review
of the Kensai speakers is now online for you to read. You will find it
on the main Kensai page in PDF format. There will also be a competition
to win a pair of Kensai for yourself in the next issue (65, out late May) so do keep an eye open and buy the magazine!
The Kensai have been given the full Hi-Fi Plus
review treatment. You can find Paul Messengers article in issue 64 of
Hi-Fi+ out now! It will be uploaded to the website soon.
AudioSmile will be exhibiting at the Hi-Fidelity Audio show at the Park Inn hotel in Heathrow. The show date is March 28th - 29th 2009, and we will be in Syndicate room 16.
AudioSmile Kensai are in Hi-Fi World's Heathrow show report! Adam Smith
said "I was seriously impressed at the way these little speakers sang
out in an enthusiastic and big-hearted way".
new Kensai speaker has been written about in the latest issue of Hi-Fi
Choice ('Best of 2008'), in Malcolm Steward's Heathrow show report. Our
room was picked as one of eleven 'pearls' of the show. Along with a
paragraph of info about the Kensai, is a nice large photo.
just got back from the Audio & AV show, I am pleased to say that it
went very well indeed. We received many comments that the Kensai and
modified DEQ were delivering some of the best sounds at the show. This
was only made more impressive by the small size of the Kensai and our
use of a 15 year old Cyrus 3 amp and DAD7 transport as partnering
equipment! I would like to thank Robert Holt who helped all weekend,
purely from the kindness of his heart. A thanks also to Paul Messenger
and his wife, with whom we enjoyed a good drink and swapped some music
in the evening. Thanks to Nik Marina and Adam Smith from Hi-Fi World
for their support. Finally a big thank you to the lady on Sunday
afternoon who requested some Barry White and promptly got goose bumps!
AudioSmile will be exhibiting at the Audio & AV show at the Park Inn hotel in Heathrow. The show date is September 19th-21st, and we will be in Syndicate room 23.
At the show we will be launching our brand new product the 'Kensai'.
This is an incredibly small loudspeaker, with unbelievably good sound!
This will be the first time AudioSmile has exhibited at the show
directly, and the first time anyone has heard the Kensai. It will be a
listening experience to remember!
Our bespoke made supertweeters have been very successful since they
were launched last year. Thank you to everyone who showed interest. We
are now making them with a leatherette body, which looks very smart
indeed. They are available in black or white as standard, and other
colours for a small amount extra. A few of the wooden supertweeters
still remain for a time, so if you specifically want these please let