Jean Bouix 1944 - 2023 R.I.P

In Memorium

On May 16th 2023, a great Man left this world! Jean Bouix, my father and beloved friend to many of you! He has been a well known music enthusiast since the 70ties. Originally he was a great architect and it was the architecture which brought him understand acoustics and its problems. This experience again led him to discover the Audiophile World, where he became one of the first Swiss importers  with World famous Macintosh amplifiers and ESS Heil speakers. This followed a successful distribution for Linn Products, Naim Audio and Proac. Later  he opened a small shop in the city of Bern called Grammophile which for almost 30 years was “the” address for music lovers in Bern. Jean always had an open ear for his friends and his family. He was very good in listening to people but especially to the music he loved so much. His know-how was tremendous and some of us were lucky that he also shared it with us, I am one of these grateful people in his life with whom he shared his knowledge and today I am so proud but also really lucky. It seems that exactly this great know-how of over 40 years is needed  more than it ever has before. He also told some of us within very special moments what is really important in life besides the music. But music was always on board!

Thank you Dad, we miss you already!

Launch of New Melco N1 S38 Flagship

The new ground-up design is based around a new platform, with a new chassis and casework, plus new power supplies. It offers a previously unreached performance level. A full-width design, the all-new N1-S38 distils Melco’s decades-long digital music storage, transfer and playback knowledge into an advanced new flagship with great new features.

The N1-S38 benefits from a totally new set of system electronics, a new mainboard, plus a new mains transformer, supply and local regulators.

An audio-specific custom 3.84 TB SSD drive, which benefits from Melco’s proprietary layered, rigid SSD mounter, is directly connected to the data path without any intervening RAID controller; on-board memory is increased, too.

Hand-made in Japan, in line with all of Melco’s uncompromising digital libraries, the N1-S38 is the first all-new Melco design since the half-width N10 and N100 series launched in 2018.

The all-new N1-S38 builds on Melco’s proven, unique architecture which carefully transports delicate signal data while avoiding noisy high-speed elements and fast processors.

NEW CHORD Burndy & 8DIN Cables for NEW NAIM Classic Line

NEW 12-way & 23-way ChordBurndy cables

The latest additions to our ChordBurndy family and a perfect upgrade path for owners of the recently introduced duo-burndy-equipped products. The 12 & 23-way ChordBurndys were developed specifically for use with the latest generation of music sources, amplifiers and power supplies.

As with our 19-way ChordBurndy these new cables are hand built to order and use our state-of-the art shielding system, silver-plated copper conductors, flagship Taylon® proprietary insulation, acoustic braid, anti-EMF braid with the multiple internal cables protected by a tough nylon outer jacket. All elements designed, prototyped and tested to out-perform in all aspects.

NEW 8pin DIN to DIN cables

In addition to our ChordBurndy cables we can supply a dedicated 8pin DIN cable available in three performance levels as part of our Signature, SarumT and ChordMusic ranges with each featuring increasing levels of material specification and build complexity.

You will find a more detailed PDF in our Download section.
Pricing is expected soon.

 

CHORD PowerHAUS S6 & M6 mains distribution block

The arrival of this week!
  • Hand built in England by music and cinema lovers
  • Pure performance and reliability.
  • Free from non-essential and potentially noisy components
  • Created to meet our own demo room needs and now available for discerning users everywhere
  • Designed using the optimum materials and 40 years of hi-fi industry experience
  • Unique Chord Company ARAY technology minimises HF and earth noise
  • Protection from RFI via heavily-shielded ARAY wiring
  • Robust aluminium casing and heavy-duty 16A power input
  • Conforms to all power safety regulations
  • Available in Euro and UK variants

Now available in Stock!

 

We are traditional & passioned!

Established in 1979

GrammoFile’s passion is dedicated to small handmade audio brands. Many of them are British and produced in the majority by family businesses like we are one too. Some have been on the market and with us for over forty years. We like to work the old traditional way with time, passion and a lot of commitment to each single brand. But we are also very well placed when it’s about new Network-technologies and Multimedia. There is not just “analogue” or “digital”, we want to make sure both are treated the same way. Today we face the fact that also the digital technologies need as much commitment to optimize as the analogue world does. So we will be able to help when it is about setting up a turntable correctly, making sure the tube amplifier is doing his job or if you like to synchronise your Melco Servers between your two houses. To help our partners is all about knowing every single product we distribute. It’s just like adjusting perfectly the strings on an Violin…

Our Selection is Handmade!

Each product in our Portfolio can be used by its own. In most cases it can also be combined with one of our other brands. This allows us on one side to optimize the customers existing system but also to build specific valuable concepts with the certainty that they are unique. Some of our retailers wich have been with us for many years are committing to us exactly due to this advantage and the Know-how that we can support them with.