Helping European Friend Avoid Bose Speakers

I am practicing some high end missionary work with a friend who lives outside of Geneva Switzerland but travels frequently to the UK on business.

Not sure of his budget yet, but he would like:

* dedicated 2 channel music system
* ability to monitor movies through system
* simple multi room set up for parties

I showed him the Magneplanar website which he seemed to really like but I dont know if they have any non US distribution?

Also his taste runs towards soul and contemporary "jazz" so perhaps a bit of bass might help?

Can anyone please recommend any dealers either in Switzerland or London where I might send him to learn more and have his first taste of high end audio?
Try a posting at

This is a UK based hifi web board with a fairly broad base of contributors. There are many linn/naim devotees, but also many users of many other brands.

When I was living in the UK I always liked Cyrus electronics, as you seem to get a lot for the money. Arcam should also not be discounted. At the higher end there is obviously meridian.

For speakers Harbeth are an obvious suggestion, and the latest Rega speakers have been getting very good reviews.
'no good deed goes unpunished'.....let him figure it out and pursue.....people who want a dog, have a dog....hi fi is the same thing.
So far, this has taken more digging than I would have expected:

Don't know Switzerland very well, but I think these are closer to Zurich than Geneva?

Re the UK

Absolute Sounds is a name which comes up for many of the better, "high end" manufacturers, but I believe they are the importer/distributor, more than they are geared up for retail business?

Jaybo, I understand your point, but if I can reduce sales of Bose speakers by even one pair, I think I am helping to change the world in a positive way.