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The British Standard Since 1781 Asprey, founded in 1781 by William Asprey, has enjoyed the New Bond Street location for over 200 years, having moved into 166 New Bond Street, designed by distinguished architect Sir Robert Taylor, in 1847. From its central London location, Asprey advertised ‘articles of exclusive design and high quality, whether for personal adornment or personal accompaniment and to endow with richness and beauty the table and homes of people of refinement and discernment. Asprey has developed over generations into the finest British jeweller and luxury goods house, and become a name synonymous with refinement and luxury. As ever, each Asprey product is made with the most exacting craftsmanship using only the finest materials. This grand tradition of offering the best craftsmanship, quality, and design continues today at the Asprey workshops and around the globe as timeless treasures are created for the exclusive Asprey clientele. An early speciality was dressing cases, for which Queen Victoria awarded Asprey a Royal Warrant for in 1862. In the same year Asprey was also awarded a gold medal for its dressing cases at the International Exhibition. For more than 225 years, Asprey has established an enviable clientele, supplying the world’s greatest known figures with items to treasure, including a long and established relationship with British royalty dating back to the 1800s when Queen Victoria awarded the first Royal Warrant. Since then, Asprey has held a Royal Warrant for every British monarch and several other foreign heads of state. One thing that has always set Asprey apart from its competitors is its workshops. For much of its history these have been situated above the store at New Bond Street, as they still are today, silversmiths, jewellers, leatherworkers, engravers and watchmakers all using traditional skills and working alongside brilliant and innovative designers. www.asprey.com
Our companies share similar philosophies with the desire to bring the best to market solutions offering superior design and performance. Meridian Audio was founded nearly 40 years ago from Bob Stuart and Allen Boothroyd’s passion to create a home audio system that could get closer to the perfect reproduction of sound with a beautifully crafted and designed complete music system. We’ve always believed that when you hear more, you feel more. We believe that performance speaks for itself. You simply have to listen. Meridian is recognised as a world leader in high quality audio and video reproduction, with a history of ‘world first’ products and has been the recognised leader in digital audio research and development for 30 years, introducing the first high performance CD player in 1984, the first digital loudspeaker in 1989, the first digital surround sound controller in 1994 and the first 10megapixel (5x HD resolution) video projector in 2009. Meridian’s award-winning personal audio products are hand-made with the same care and attention as any Meridian product, and are specifically designed to give you the purest, most enjoyable sound from any digital source. Explorer2 is Meridian’s latest innovation in the pursuit for perfect sound reproduction. It connects to your computer to transform the sound of the music you play – far beyond that of any PC sound card. Now there’s no need to compromise quality to achieve that convenience. www.meridian-audio.com
In June 1911 a London-based merchant banker, Leo Bonn, set about establishing a charity that would soon become known as the Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID). Leo’s aims, inspired by his own deafness, were ambitious: to educate those at risk of damaging their hearing, to support and care for people who are deaf or have hearing loss, and to raise awareness of how isolating it can be. Today, under the new name Action on Hearing Loss, the charity’s mission is the same albeit with one vital addition, we are now working on a cure for hearing loss. During the past century, we have sent hearing aids to deaf prisoners of war. In 1948, the newly formed NHS started issuing free hearing aids thanks to our campaigning and we recently helped introduce Newborn Hearing Screening, ensuring that babies’ hearing problems are detected and treated at the earliest opportunity. In the UK, hearing loss affects one in six people. And it’s a growing problem. By 2031, this number will have risen to over 14 million people. Across the world, exposure to loud noise is the greatest avoidable cause of permanent hearing damage. Ultimately, one day, hearing loss could affect each and every one of us. Every day Action on Hearing Loss runs hundreds of community services across the UK, a national information helpline and friendly online advice forums. It provides personalised care for people who are deaf with additional needs and campaigns to improve equality and life choices for deaf people as well as to help people protect their hearing. Action on Hearing Loss is also the only UK charity dedicated to funding research into treatments and cures for hearing loss and tinnitus. A ‘Cinderella’ condition, for every person affected by hearing loss, just £1.34 is spent on finding a cure. Our research has already shown that ear cells can be regrown, and we believe that a cure within a generation is within reach – provided we can find the money. It’s as simple as that. The donation you are making through the purchase of your headphones will help us continue the search for a cure. Thank you. www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk
LimitEar Ltd is a UK company which has spent the last five years developing high performance technologies to help protect earpiece and headphone users from avoidable hearing damage caused by reproduced sound. To protect the user effectively it is essential to know how long they listen (time), how loud they listen (volume) and what they listen to (energy). HDM®Pro automatically calculates the relationship between the time, volume and energy, warning the user if they are close to breeching the guidelines and intervening only when required to do so to protect. The HDM®Pro technology has no effect on sound quality and has been selected for use in military, live event and broadcast applications.