Entry level MusicWorks products are designed to work very well in a wide range of systems. Our top products however are really most applicable when used with wide bandwidth components where phase coherence and fast transient handling are part of the design. This does mean that, depending on system components and set up, occasionally one of our more basic products may provide better value, and indeed performance, than a premium MusicWorks product.
As many of our dealers stock only entry level MusicWorks components it may be difficult to obtain a demonstration locally of other products. If this is the case, please do not hesitate to contact us if you feel you would like to hear a product that your local dealer does not stock.
There are two obvious ways to decide whether a Hi Fi component represents good value for money. Namely:
Does it do a better job than any competing product for the same amount?
Are they priced at a reasonable margin over their cost?
The answer to the first question, we believe is a definitive, yes. In fact we are happy to have our products compared with anything available from any other manufacturer at any price. We believe that our products have unique design principles which ensure, that in their field, and when comparisons are carried out using musical criteria, there is nothing available that performs as well.
Now, as any brand expert will tell you, the second question, for most premium products is irrelevant. Well we at MusicWorks do not believe that price premium is irrelevant. We want the maximum number of people to have access to our products, and feel that reasonableness in pricing is important. In this regard we are happy to have our products compared in terms of ‘value’ of components employed for a given price to any other Hi Fi product. Please, when making this comparison, bear in mind that all our products are manufactured and assembled in the UK. We believe that the small premium that this imposes on the end price of our products is easily justified on quality and support criteria, not to mention helping UK plc.
No amount of purple prose or technical information can tell you how a Hi Fi product is going to perform in your system. The only reason to buy a MusicWorks product (or any other piece of Hi Fi come to that) is because it makes a significant improvement to the performance of your music playing system. Because of this, we would strongly advise anyone considering the purchase of a MusicWorks product to get a demonstration. If you have difficulty in getting to hear of any of our products, please contact us and we will do our damndest to make sure you can evaluate it before buying.
Reviewer Steve Dickinson’s thoughts on the current preoccupations in the Hi Fi industry with sound at the expense of music. ‘Musical Differences?’ article on the-music-project.co.uk site.