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Bring in the New Year with Blue Aura

Celebrate Jools Holland’s 2017/18 Hootenany in superb sound from Blue Aura!

To celebrate 2017 in music, this New Year’s Eve will see the 25th annual Hootenanny, presented by Jools Holland and aired on the BBC.
Holland is a world-famous composer, musician and band leader, previously an original member of the band Squeeze and has worked with artists such as Sting, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler and Bono from U2. In the 1980’s he hosted Channel 4’s cult youth show, ‘The Tube’ and since 1992 has hosted his iconic, ‘Later With’, show on the BBC, which he celebrated 25 years, 50 shows and over 360 episodes, this year at The Royal Albert Hall.

So, what is the annual Hootenanny?
If you haven’t had the pleasure of indulging a Hootenanny with Jools, along with hundreds of talented musicians and stars who have appeared over the past 25 years, the show serves as a festive spectacular for ‘Later With’ Jools’ iconic TV musical homage. Since 1992, the show has been delivering a festive line-up of musical acts to celebrate seeing out the year and welcoming the new! Artists such as Adele, Kylie Minogue, Vampire Weekend, Jessie J and Haim have all been featured on past editions of the TV Show and this year, along with Jools’ very own Rhythm and Blues Orchestra playing a seasonal and celebratory medley of tracks.

Who is performing this year?
This year will see performances from global chart topper Ed Sheeran as well as entertainment from Jessie Ware, Beth Ditto and Soul II Soul. Sheeran will be entertaining us with songs from his third album, plus a mystery song that is said to be a surprising twist on a classic rock cover. Jessie Ware will be covering a Nina Simone classic as well as songs from her third album, ‘Glasshouse’. Former Gossip front woman, Beth Ditto will be performing songs from her debut album, ‘Fake Sugar’.

Gospel soul legend, Mavis Staples, who is now celebrating her 78th year, will be joining the festivities with songs from her latest album ‘If All I Was, Was Black’, as well as the likes of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, The Beat, starring Dave Wakeling, George McCrae, José Feliciano, Ruby Turner, and The Pipes and Drums of the 1st Battalion Scots Guards.

So, when can you watch Jools’ Annual Hootenanny?
As-of-yet, Christmas TV listings have not been published in full, but we know it will be aired on NYE 2017. Traditionally, the show has taken place at 11pm to 1am on BBC Two, so keep your eyes and ears peeled!

And most importantly, how can I listen in style?
As TV’s are getting thinner, so is the sound. With no space for decent speakers in modern TV technology, you’re going to need a system to really get a decent audio sound and to revel in the full glory of The Hootenanny!
We suggest that the Blue Aura x30 and x30 Plus Sub could be just the ticket to really boost the sound of the Hootenanny to epic proportions! Some would say it’s like being at the TV studio itself!

The x30 is an active stereo loudspeaker system that sets new standards for wireless connectivity over Bluetooth, offering outstanding audio sound to compliment your viewing pleasure. It’s simple to upgrade your TV audio by using Digital Optical Connection.

As with all Blue Aura loudspeakers, the x30 is presented in a sumptuous faux leather finish. x30’s are available in a choice of Graphite, Sahara or Polar White finishes. Additional features are, Sub Out for those who desire more bass and a USB socket for the Blue Aura WAS1 Transmitter and Receiver option, the benefits of which are extended signal range and the option to connect a range of audio devices, including your TV!

Where can I purchase Blue Aura x30’s?
That’s easy! Just click on the link to our website and order on line, in time for your Christmas and Hootenanny celebrations, or visit your local dealer who can be found here UK dealers …and get stuck into some serious New Year festivities!


From all of us here at Blue Aura, have a very Merry Christmas and a fantastic New Year!


v40 Sound Enhancements

V40 Sound Enhancements

When developing our v40 amplifier we specifically wanted to use good quality, well respected but commercially available valves and we chose the JJ Electronics ECC82/12AU7; a good European valve.

We are now receiving feedback from customers testing other brands of ECC82/12AU7 and letting us know how they got on.

Eric in the states tells us he tried a pair of Amperex Bugle Boys and they were just “wow” and made a significant sound improvement.

Valves are feely available from specialist stockists. If you have tried other valves with your v40 please let us know how you got on at [email protected] and we will report it here.

Of course this should only be done if you feel competent enough and could render the warranty invalid if the amplifier is damaged.

The Perfect Christmas Present

The v40 Limited Edition is now available to pre-order – contact [email protected] to register interest in this strictly limited edition production run and we will reserve one of these beautifully presented systems for you. More information can be found here v40 Limited Edition.

Primarily sold as a combined amplifier/loudspeaker system, both the v40 LE amplifier and the ps40 LE loudspeakers can also be purchased separately.

ps40 Limited Edition

Acoustic testing finalised for our ps40 Limited Edition Loudspeakers.
Listening tests concluded today for our new ps40 Limited Edition loudspeakers which will be available early January 2017.
The inclusion of the AMT tweeter and upgraded drive unit have certainly paid dividends; plenty of controlled low frequencies,  balanced mid band and clear, yet smooth top end.
We are hoping to announce a couple of reference dealers soon who will demonstrate the v40 LE system.

Don’t forget to email [email protected] if you would like to pre-order the system.

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