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Right price and the Best advice

You only decide to buy from me once you are totally convinced that you'll get the maximum benefits with the minimum personal risk.

What nobody else offers. Part one:

  • Do you want to BUY new and/or pre-owned LFD equipment?
  • Do you want to SELL equipment to me?
  • Do you want to LEARN more about LFD equipment and the improvement it can make to your listening pleasure?

Great, and thank you. So – welcome to the online site of the unique global LFD community. This is a members-only facility and registration is free.

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Howard Popeck / Founder, owner and the person you always get to speak to.

ME but smaller

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Part two

With me, it's the minimum necessary to get the job done rather than maximum I can squeeze out of you!

I only represent LFD Audio  In this respect, and others, I'm unique - as indeed are the benefits in buying directly from the only exclusive LFD retailer on the planet. I stock both new and pre-owned examples.

There are no employees here; only me. This means you get to talk directly to the the person responsible for your entire satisfaction. Unlike other retailers, there's no hiding place.

My direct number is 07870 192618

So in summary – LFD Audio never sell direct to the public; they use hand-picked specialists. I'm one of them. The majority of LFD Audio's production run reach the end-users via LFD4U.

Demand for LFD Audio's models always outstrips supply.

That said, are you and I right for each other?

This site, and our service is for those music lovers who are dissatisfied with the current way of purchasing sonically sophisticated audio equipment. Does this describe you?

If so, then how do you feel about this and are you intending to do something about these feelings?

If your answer to that question is 'no' then quite probably you'll be happier with the services of a traditional one-size-fits-all merchant  i.e not me. On the other hand, if you are fed up being treated as a walking wallet then please read on.

My values – which I hope reflect yours – are transparently stated later in this site. Inevitably there are people that place price above all other considerations, including sound quality. Realistically, I can't be service to them. This self-selection process is fortunate because demand for LFD Audio's models always outstrips supply.

Each and every piece of LFD Audio equipment is hand-built by Dr. Bews himself. He has no intention of increasing production

The top three issues identified:

First, with conventional retailers and conservative makers many customers experience disappointment and financial loss. Industry-wide, this needs to be fixed. For my customers though, I've fixed it because that's my job.

Secondly, how to provide the ultimate listening experience to promote love of music, and to advance the associated pleasures that can result.

Thirdly, how to enable people to feel through music reproduction what the artists intended.

The top three issues addressed:

Buy without risk

Zero depreciation when upgrading

25 year transferable no-quibble warranties

The LFD Audio difference:

Years back, small companies used science, engineering, and good taste to create audiophile products that are still appreciated today. Today though, the high end audio market is flooded with expensive products that come and go, overblown or misleading marketing claims, and confusion. LFD Audio are not part of that community.

With many brands, what started out as passion has become largely about profits and politics. Not so here.

Engineering is in charge at LFD Audio – not marketing

First: I put the customer first. Dr. Bews builds classic models of equipment that offer long term satisfaction and pride of ownership.

LFD4U provide service as a dedicated and highly qualified audio expert (me) who takes pride in providing the best care, advice and support for our mutual clients.

LFD Audio are leaders, not followers. They identify what people need and create real solutions. When necessary, challenging popular assumptions. Engineering is in charge, not marketing.

So now you're here and you've got only a few minutes then why not step inside?

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More information as and when you want it

The core of our philosophy:

“Music is more than sound; it’s emotion. Emotion occurs when the most advanced engineering and respect for science are blended with the human ear and love of music.”

Howard Popeck; founder and owner – LFD4U           

Hello and welcome. I'm Howard Popeck and in 2009 I founded this business. I remain the owner. LFD4U is a specialist division of www.stereonow.co.uk.  I own that too.

I am the founder of Subjective Audio (1976 > 1988); Simply STAX (2003 > 2007) and Listen Carefully (2004 > 2005)

I work in close collaboration with Dr. Richard Bews (founder, owner and senior design engineer of LFD Audio).

I don’t try to “sell” his products. Instead I make them available for those who share our vision and want to buy into that vision as a consequence of buying this equipment.

Dr. Richard Bews; founder, owner and designer – LFD Audio           

Dr. Richard Bews is dedicated to reproducing music with unprecedented faithfulness and emotional impact. His philosophy is based on quality, simplicity and putting the customer first.

He is dedicated to providing audio solutions that make our mutual customers happy for the long term. He builds equipment that brings music to life and never goes out of date. He doesn’t build products for “the market” – he builds them to use for himself, designed to meet a standard, not a price.

He and I in collaboration – to make the choices easier for you:

I've been representing Dr. Bews’ designs for five years and because unlike conventional retailers I don’t view brands as commodities. This means that I study in-depth everything knowable about LFD Audio. If you’ll allow me to then I can tell you more about Dr Richard’s equipment ­– and how to get the best from it – and I do this better than anyone else other than the man himself.

No shortcuts here:

Our mission is to provide the ultimate listening experience to promote love of music, and to advance the associated pleasures that can result. Satisfaction for us comes from enabling people to feel through music reproduction what the artists intended. Many brands while paying lip-service to this ethos don’t, in reality, don't provide tangible evidence of it.

In contrast, Richard and I do.

Originally, small companies used science, engineering, and good taste to create audiophile products that are still appreciated today. Today though, the high end audio market is flooded with expensive products that come and go, overblown or misleading marketing claims, and confusion.

Our twin businesses are built primarily on word of mouth and recommendations from satisfied customers. Neither Richard nor I pay for ads and marketing campaigns. He and I put our money into the quality of his products and my service

This means that each and every enquiry is handled with respect.

Moreover each person’s situation is unique. While others retailers look for common denominators in order to cut corners by applying a one size fits all approach, we don’t. We get it right first time.

The physics of electronic design are a constant – free from fashion and whim.

Acquiring the knowledge is one thing; applying it intelligently is entirely another skill. We have that skill  – and many other too!

Audiophile excellence is achieved by engineering and design, not by marketing and hitting price points.

Compatability

LFD Audio products can be used separately and are compatible with audio equipment from other makers, but their true value is fully evident only when used with other LFD Audio components. LFD Audio don’t currently build speakers despite Richard’s PhD being in loudspeaker acoustics. Consequently I recommend loudspeaker brands and specific models that not only compliment the chosen LFD equipment but meet or exceed the aspirations of the buyer.

So simple that we wonder why others choose not to

Richard strives to achieve perfection, and perfection is not created by accident. Mixing and matching components can go on and on without end, resulting in disappointment and financial loss. Not so at LFD4U.

Perfect matching of engineering, features, sound and design yields benefits that make audio dreams come true, bring recordings of music to life, end brings to an end the search for audio fulfillment.

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Epilogue

On behalf of our customers Dr. Bews and I consistently strive to spend the absolute minimum necessary to get the job done as distinct from getting them to spend the maximum we can squeeze out of them.

LFD Audio are leaders, not followers. He and I identify what people need and create real solutions. When necessary, challenging popular assumptions. Engineering is in charge, not marketing

So now you're here and you've got only a few minutes then why not step inside?

Thank you

Howard Popeck / Founder, owner and the person you always get to speak to.

08/06/15