I have known Renaud de Vergnette, the original founder of Triangle for many decades and although we were competitors at one point, we always had a lot of respect for each other. I have lost track of the new Triangle and their new owner, a former client of Renaud and a wine enthusiast as much if not more than Renaud (and myself....). The fact that Audio Marketing has been appointed as their new Australian distributor as result of Focal deserting them to join the NAIM distributor, and that my long time friend Len Wallis is deeply involved in this venture, we will certainly put together more articles about this long lasting French brand, whose legacy can compare to the Elipson and Cabasse of our Hifi World. Besides, Len is organising a big launch party next Tuesday to which I was duly invited, so you will certainly get a review of this event very soon indeed...And it will feel quite organic then to follow up with a proper monogram on the brand history and product ranges, past and present. In the meantime you can search this blog where you will find scattered information about Triangle. Good reading!
I have had the project to write about Classic Hifi for quite a while. The place is usually very busy and it is difficult to browse and take pictures without being in the way of the buying customers.
This shop has been trading for over 13 years and is a temple of British and Japanese vintage hifi mainly. No French products here...
Ian and Peter have been surfing on the vinyl revival wave at this "cosmopolitan" location for 13 years, selling vintage vinyls, turntables, cartridges, amps, receivers and speakers primarily.
Their new apprentice Mitch, was enthralled in conversation with a young lady that day and was more than happy to let me browse the shop as I was uncharacteristically, the only punter that day. It looks like "come and listen to my turntable" has become a successful pick up (sic...) line!
All products have been carefully restored or brought back to near mint condition, and this reflects on the prices...but it is all covered by a 3-month warranty and you can actually try everything before you buy. A notch better shopping experience that eBay for sure...
So, don't be shy! Go and have a look and a listen if you live nearby or visit from faraway!
Born in France, well travelled, relocated to Sydney in 1997.