tisdag 30 april 2013


No rest for the wicked ... we are opening today (Red day)

Barry from LINN is here today and together we will present some amazing equipment ;)

fredag 26 april 2013

Meet us at ''Sweetspot'' HiFi show, Jönköping this Saturday & Sunday

MÄSSERBJUDANDE : Spara 500 SEK på AVA Maestro digital förstärkare. Listpris 2995 Sek. Mässa Pris 2495 Sek.

Målet är att bevisa med LINN Majik Högtalare att AVA Maestro är bäst systemet under 35,000 Sek på mässan! Vi få se!

Förhoppningsvis visa att den låter bättre, är snyggare, smidigare och en smartare val (5 år garanti) en produkter många gånger priset! ;)

We will be taking some LINN equipment and the complete range from AVA-Media to the Sweetspot HiFi show this weekend in Jönköping. For information visit : http://www.sweet-spot.se/

500 Sek off the price of AVA-Maestro at the show. List 2995 Sek, Show price 2495 Sek!

torsdag 25 april 2013

Wonderful multi-zone LINN instalation: ''exclusive apartment Stockholm'

The owner of this amazing apartment appreciates a great music system, loves music but also is very design conscious. The multi-zone system would not only have to perform at the highest level but fit in with some amazing design, art and living spaces. It would also have to deliver a lifestyle, a rather fantastic lifestyle.

As the apartment is often used for entertaining and some fantastic parties, multi room party-mode was essential. LINN fitted the criteria without any weak links. The main sitting area has a combination of reference electronics and beautiful Akurate speakers, which complement the space. The system can both be played hard at a party but also deliver the highest level of fine-listening performance.

The music system adds so much to the whole experience of the apartment. The transition through the day from lounge listening, background music reaching every space, inside and out in this apartment, perfectly synchronised party-mode with varying volumes in varying spaces to almost nightclub levels, enhanced with a great coloured lighting system really is something. 

The system was designed for the purpose, it was intentional and it delivers. The day after you sit on the sofa and relax listening to the highest studio quality music from reference LINN, in total contrast to the day before. The system ... and I mean the system as a whole with all it's zones improves the apartment.

The main room system is completely reference, latest specification LINN Klimax Range with contrasting finishes. Silver chassis source and control with black power amps. Very nice! Klimax DS, Klimax Kontrol &  Pair of Klimax Solo's. These are accompanied with a a pair of LINN Akurate 242's in probably my favourite finish, Black Ash. 

The space is vast with the upper floor having a pitched very high ceiling and completely open to the bottom floor some eight meters I'd say from the crown of the building to lower floor level. The bottom level is also vast with a dining area and open kitchen so we have a stylish but diskreet Majik system installed under the floating stairs with Majik DSM. Some inbuilt speakers in the kitchen area with Sekrit DSM fill out the sound over the kitchen area for larger gatherings. This area opens up to a large balcony area, also driven by Sekrit DSM and with outdoor speakers mounted under the sun-canopy.

Other areas include an office room with aktiv LINN IW10 in-wall speakers driven with Klimax renew and Majik amps. Brilliant speakers. The bathroom is so large and airy we didn't use waterproof speakers but rather went for Kustom 106 driven by Sekrit DSi. 

Some other treats are an AVA Maestro which amplifies a LED TV digital out to a sound bar in a bedroom. An amazing 5:1 system which is seamlessly hidden and automated, dropping down and popping out from the ceiling with projection lifting up and out from a custom made TV-table. 

You have to give it to the hidden multi-coloured LED lighting that transform the space from a very plush living space into what feels and looks like an exclusive night club. Brilliant!

Proof that music can improve your life!

This last photo coming to me by MMS from a happy owner in the small hours of Saturday night ...

LINN's New Akubarik Speaker

Some words from the designer ...


onsdag 24 april 2013

Great tip on for some fantastic live music video's ..

I got a great tip from an Irish lady (thanks Megan) this morning on a French site ''a take away show''. It's similar to blackcabsessions ... really well done. Here is a clip of 'The Lumineers'


onsdag 17 april 2013

''abandinabrewery'' off to a great start ...

Many thanks first to Maeve O'Boyle & Gordon McNeil for a fantastic performance. It was great to hear some songs from Maeve's first album ''All My Sins'' & of course some from the upcoming album ''Being Patient''.

A big thanks to the owners and staff at ''Beerbliotek'' Professional job, great venue and I have to say ... fantastic beer though maybe I shouldn't have had seven of them ... ooops! Thanks to Stearin Bar & Restaurant that catered the event.

Thanks to MUG for the help with PA system and of course to everyone that attended and made it the special evening it was. Special thanks to Andy & Dave whom respectively brought allot of friends with them and gave me great encouragement. We have a couple of HD recordings sent for edit and of course mix/master of the audio and will be sharing that with you all at a later date.

Maeve O'Boyle ... doesn't matter how many times I see Her live or listen to Her rehearsing in my living room ... She still freaks me out. AMAZING!!

tisdag 16 april 2013

Can streaming save music sales // BBC

''Some 91% of digital income in Sweden now comes from streaming sites, compared with just 13% worldwide... ''

Read more ...

UPDATE: Emily Barker *Live* 17th April ..

We are moving the Emily Barker night forward. Emily has kindly agreed to play 'abandinabrewey' event on Friday 24th May.

please contact martin@peoplesandschmidt.com to buy tickets.

torsdag 11 april 2013

abandinabrewery looks to be fully booked so time to plug Wednesday's gig ..

LIVE @ Peoples & Schmidt (LINN HiFi), Linnegatan. 17 TH April: EMILY BARKER 

Emily Barker is the latest sensation signed to LINNrecords and with songs on TV series like the BBC 'The Shadowline' and 'Wallander', the later theme tune winning a BAFTA award, Emily is well .. very established!

Way too good for our place really but She is very welcome :)

email martin@peoplesandschmidt, sms or tel 0760071281 for your exclusive ticket priced 200 Sek.

Quite som resume:-

Hailing from Bridgetown, Western Australia, Emily Barker is a compelling songwriter with a gift for weaving melody and words. Her talent is perfectly complimented by the magnificent arrangements of her band The Red Clay Halo, whose rootsy ensemble playing underpins Barker's agile vocal blend of strength and fragility.

Together they have recorded three albums: the first was ‘Photos.Fires.Fables.' (2007) - an eclectic tapestry of old-time narratives weaving gothic stories of fire, tragedy, love and hard lessons... 

‘...sharply observed, original songs ...adventurously embellished by gypsy flourishes and haunting desert echoes that'd be at home on a Calexico album' 
'This is a gorgeous, sincere voice that grabs you and won't let go'  The Sun
This was followed by ‘Despite The Snow' (2008) which was recorded in just four days over a snowy Easter weekend in Norfolk. Critically acclaimed in the UK and Australian music press, its opening track ‘Nostalgia' became the Bafta-winning theme tune to BBC One drama Wallander starring British actor Kenneth Branagh. The music went on to win a BAFTA and a Royal Television Award.

'Stripped free of studio frippery and all the better for its carefree simplicity' 4 stars  Q Magazine
'The hills have yet to be emptied of gold if you know where to look.'  The Times

February 2011 saw the release of ‘Almanac,' immediately attracting strong support from BBC radio with sessions for Cerys Matthews on 6 Music and Radio 4's Loose Ends, and single 'Little Deaths' picked as Record of the Week on Nemone's 6 Music show. A stream of sold-out UK tour dates followed, culminating in a rapturously received show at London's St Giles-In-The-Fields church at which 'Almanac' was performed in its entirety including a stunning, stark version of 'Pause'. This song has since been used as the theme tune to the BBC2 noir thriller The Shadow Line which received critical acclaim.

Editor's Choice February 2011: This is a dream of a record. A new Marling, then? No, Barker offers something else...' BBC Music
twitter: @emilybarkerhalo

tisdag 9 april 2013

LIVE Event update 02:

**Please note we have now 38 booked for 'abandinabrewery' and many more saying they are coming from social media. There are just 50 spaces.  It's first to pay that gets on the list so please get down to the shop if you want to join us or sms/call me**

If you are one of our regulars whom have already reserved a space and arranged to pay on the night, ignore the above, you are on our list!

Abandinabrewery launch event this Saturday 13th April 7:30 pm with Maeve O'Boyle LIVE

Tickets 250 Sek, include a vegetarian meal prepared by Stearin (weeks restaurant in Gothenburg post), a luxury beer from Gothenburg's New Micro-brewery Beerbliotek and of course. Bar open for refills!

Doors open 7:30pm. Location: Beerbliotek, Klippan, Gothenburg.

Read more ...

Emily Barker (LINN artist) LIVE at Peoples & Schmidt Wednesday 17th April, 7:30 pm

Tickets 200 Sek with refreshments provided or bring your own (no red wine please). Doors open 7:30pm. Location, our shop Linnegatan 5, Gothenburg.

Read More ...

Tickets payable in advance to our shop (no cards please) unless arranged with me otherwise. All enquires to martin@peoplesandschmidt.com or call me on 0760071281

FUN!!! Warm welcome ...

torsdag 4 april 2013

I checked out the email address after the customer left ...


Is HiFi technology moving as fast as the simple torch?

This torch lights up 400 meters, it is controlled by a microprocessor chip - a dual microprocessor chip, it has zoom and a special 'TIR lens', comes with rechargeable battery kit, has run time up to 100 hours ... it's waterproof to 2m, shock resistant, fits in the palm of your hand and costs 100 USD.

I have just been listening to my little AVA Maestro with it's machined from solid, aluminium chassis, 2 * digital inputs and 50W of power. It's as amazing as the little torch above and at a similarly insane price; in this case 2995 Sek. 

I'm awaiting the AVA-Maestro big brother, the precision with 150W, slim design in an amazing machined from solid chassis, 4 digital and one analogue input and a remote that costs the manufacturer 42 pounds UK to buy in. It will sell for a little over 11000 Sek in Sweden and if the little brother is anything to judge by, it will outperform some HiFi at ten times that price. WHAT??

So for 100,000 Sek these days you can have a AVA super server with SSD (23ooo) which is also an APP controlled digital stream player, a CD ripper and of course almost unlimited expandable storage solution in an amazing chassis ... breath ... a super high end AVA HiFi (approx 11000) perfectly matching your super server with amazing LINN speakers, (11450) a huge, super-slim, low power, super-smart TV, (16000) which you can browse the internet, rent films, stream music and film, play games, read the newspaper and so on and so on ... breath ... you get a tablet (ipad/android) (3000) to wirelessly control everything ... breath again ... plus a trip to some paradise land with a budget of 30,000 Sek and a new & real Martin Guitar ... (5500) ... and a bloody torch that lights up to 400m

My friends ... the world is now very cheap!

Did I mention that for 250 Sek on 13TH April, you get a meal, a luxury beer and a LIVE performance from an international artist that has played The Whitehouse ,,, and for the Pope ... well the previous Pope and 100,000 of His friends .. 

Our pleasure!!