24 September 2020

The new Prime 21 is revealed!

VPI is set to revolutionise the world of Hi-Fi with its new turntable – the Prime 21.  The multi-award winning VPI Prime was the starting point for the development of the Prime 21. With a host of new improvements and added features, this new turntable promises an even better sonic performance and a user friendly experience. Find more about the new […]

17 September 2020

Some much deserved attention for Nordost Frey 2 cables on Audiophilia.com

In a glowing review, Anthony Kershaw of Audiophilia.com, spoke to the benefits that a Frey 2 loom brought to his sound system. In his article Anthony applauded Frey 2’s synergy and loved how the cables “got out of the way of the music”. “The Frey 2’s performance and general neutral and happy nature never disappointed. And […]

9 September 2020

5-star review for the VPI Prime Signature in The Ear

Read here Chris Kelly’s new review of the VPI Prime Signature. Apparently, the only thing to worry about is dust… So just make sure you keep yours in a dust-free environment!!

24 August 2020

Nordost in the news

Nordost’s re-engineered Tonearm Cable + recently received some attention from Hi-Fi Choice. Reviewer Neville Roberts gave the Heimdall 2 Tonearm Cable + a “Five Star” rating, praising the energetic and refined attributes that the new cable brought to the performance of his analog system. “The instrument focus and clarity are both excellent and the soundstage […]

22 June 2020

We’re moving back to Commercial Quay!

Dear friends, customers and colleagues As of today, Monday 22 June, we are delighted to announce that we are moving back to our offices at Commercial Quay! As the move is happening over the next couple of days, please forgive us if we take a little longer to respond to your requests. Our trading hours […]

1 June 2020

MOON MiND Users: Possible Qobuz service interruption notice – UPDATE

Qobuz service update following our previous notice (below): Please note that Qobuz recently corrected a problem due to certificate expiration on May 30, 2020. As such, you may have to reactivate your account in the MiND Controller app. Please ensure that your login information is correct before continuing since successive failed login attempts could lock […]

26 March 2020

New VPI Weisline Tonearm Cable by Nordost

Discover this new high performance tonearm cable here.

23 March 2020

Closure at Renaissance

23RD March 2020 Dear friends, customers and colleagues Monday 23rd March 2020 will see the temporary closure of all supply operations at Renaissance in Edinburgh – for the next wee while at least. Making this move has been a difficult decision but we feel strongly that it is our social responsibility to look after the […]

11 February 2020

MOON Defies Obsolescence

Durability and sustainability at the heart of MOON. Read more on positive-feedback.com A Creative Forum for the Audio Arts.  

16 January 2020

The Sound Advocate Review – Nordost White Lightning Cable Package

Nordost’s first review of 2020 focuses on the White Lightning cable range. In his review for The Sound Advocate, Howard Milstein was shocked at the “entry-level” status of these fantastic cables. Judging by the build quality and musicality, Howard dubbed them “the greatest buy in audio cables today!” Read the full review here: Nordost ‘LIEF’ White Lightning […]

23 January 2020

5-star review on the ear.net for the MOON 780D v2 and 700i v2

Read the full review here.

18 December 2019

New Products from Nordost

Find out about the new QSource DC cable PREMIUM and the Tonearm Cable + range.

17 October 2019

Read Alan Sircom’s review of the QPOINT and the QSOURCE

When the QPOINT Resonance Synchronizer and the QSOURCE Linear Power Supply were introduced to the public in Spring of this year, there was already a line of people waiting to get their hands on these innovative new products. The first in line was Alan Sircom. In his review, freshly published in Hi-Fi+, Alan describes his […]

16 October 2019

New Nordost Heimdall 2 tonearm cable review on Stereonet!

Read Jay Garrett’s review here!

14 October 2019

A sneaky preview of what you can expect at the UK HiFi Show Live 2019

Less than 2 weeks before the UK HiFi Show Live 2019! Click here for one of the show previews. After six years in Windsor, the UK’s longest-running premier high-end audio show moves to a new venue for 2019, offering an even greater range of beautifully-appointed spaces and event opportunities to showcase the world’s finest hi-fi. […]

10 October 2019

Urgent message to MOON MiND users – UPDATE

The situation regarding the MOON MiND Control App has now been rectified. If you have experienced any difficulties with your MOON MiND control app, please download version 2.1.1 from the app store. Once again, we are really sorry for any inconvenience.

3 October 2019

High Fidelity reviews the QPOINT Resonance Synchronizer

Some reviews stand above the rest. That is exactly the case with Wojciech Pacuta’s article on the QPOINT in this month’s edition of High Fidelity magazine. In his review, he says that the QPOINT may be “one of the most valuable improvements to [a] system”. In reading this piece, you’ll get a detailed description of […]

5 September 2019

Renaissance at the UK Hi-Fi Show Live at the Ascot Racecourse

After six years in Windsor, the UK’s longest-running premier high-end audio show moves to a new venue for 2019, offering an even greater range of beautifully-appointed spaces and event opportunities to showcase the world’s finest hi-fi.   We are delighted to announce that we will be at the Ascot Racecourse this October to showcase performance […]

30 August 2019

Nordost In The News

Over the years, Nordost’s Valhalla 2 range has captured the attention and praise of reviewers from the most highly respected publications in their field. Now, six years after its release, audiophiles are still shocked at the improvements V2 brings to their systems. In the most recent HIFI CRITIC issue, reviewer Andrew Harrison shares the transformation […]

6 August 2019

Nordost & MOON by Simaudio Event at Ceritech Audio

23-24 August 2019 Come and join the team at Ceritech Audio for a demonstration of the latest reference music streamer, the MOON 780Dv2 played through the truly awesome MOON 700iv2. The components will be power supplied and connected up with a full cable loom from the Nordost Norse Series and ground controlled using QKore technology. There […]

30 June 2019

Nordost Leif Series Blue Heaven Tonearm Cable Review

Check out this review on Stereonet, by Jay Garrett. Click here

30 May 2019

The new MOON 860A V2 power amplifier by Simaudio

Handcrafted in Canada, the 860A v2 is the long-awaited successor to the 860A and has been designed and refined to please the most demanding of music connoisseurs. Available from June 2019. Click here for more details.

29 April 2019

Award-winning rating for the HW-40 Anniversary Turntable

The HW-40 Anniversary Turntable from VPI just received a 10/10 rating from Paul Rigby! Read the full review here.

12 April 2019

Review of the MOON 110LP v.2

Fantastic review of the MOON 110LP v.2 on hifiandmusicsource.com. Link to the review

4 April 2019

Sound&Vision Best Gear of March

Check who is featuring in ‘Best Gear of March’ article, Sound&Vision… The MOON 390 of course! Link to the article

26 March 2019

5 star review from The Ear for the MOON 390 and 330A

“I think the Moon 390 and 330A represent the best fully featured amplification system I have heard at under £10,000, and calls into question why one would ever need to spend more. I have totally fallen in love with the sound, the functionality, the look and the quality of these Canadian beasts. Playing music has […]

29 December 2018

Nordost Product Reviews

For the past few years, Nordost has published their annual edition of “A Year in Reviews”. This yearly booklet is a great tool, ensuring that you always have the best Nordost product reviews on hand. In this edition, you will also find the awards that Nordost has earned throughout the year from notable publications in the industry.   Enjoy!!

15 February 2019

SuperFlatline – Roy Gregory Review

Nordost are happy to share a wonderful review of their newly released SuperFlatline Speaker Cable, recently published on TheAudioBeat.com.

17 December 2018

Award-winning rating from Paul Rigby for the VPI Prime Scout

Read the full review here.

15 December 2018

VPI’s HW-40 Direct Drive Turntable – Order it NOW!

Forty years ago, Harry Weisfeld founded VPI Industries with a goal of improving how we hear and play records. Today we can reveal the fruit of his labours in the form of the VPI HW-40 Direct Drive turntable. This zero cogging highly efficient turntable draws from the style of some of VPI’s and other historic turntable designs […]

15 December 2018

Holiday time!

Renaissance will close at 4.30pm on Friday 21st December 2018 and will reopen at 10am on Wednesday 2nd January 2019. We would like to wish everyone a wonderful time with your friends and family during the holiday period.

29 November 2018

Fantastic review of the VPI Prime on Stereonet

Fantastic review of the VPI Prime on Stereonet, by Jay Garrett. Read the full review here.

21 November 2018

Five stars for the 390 from What Hi-Fi

The verdict: The Moon 390 has much to commend it. As a neat way of combining a multitude of components in one neat box it has few rivals. It’s a terrific analogue preamp and a good streamer. The inclusion of Bluetooth is sensible – there are so many people with music stored on portable devices […]

16 November 2018

Cables for the Modest of HiFi Systems

Nordost is often pigeon-holed as a company that exclusively offers reference-level products, but that is not the case. Nordost offers a complete range of products that does include cables that are designed for the highest end systems conceivable. They also offer cables that are perfectly paired with even the most modest of hifi systems. In […]

26 October 2018

The little black box of superior vinyl replay

The new MOON 110LP v2 phono preamplifier sits between turntable and amplifier to bring a dramatically improved performance from vinyl. Hand-crafted in Canada, this little black box of outstanding technology tricks will ensure that records sound better than ever before. 

11 October 2018

No less than two 2018 Best Buy awards for Simaudio!

What Hi-Fi? have now revealed the very best 102 products in the hi-fi and home cinema markets. The MOON 240i has been voted Best Stereo amplifier in the £1,500 – £2,500 category (read the full review here) and the MOON Nēo MiND the Best Streamer in the +£1,500 category (read the full review here).

21 September 2018

Festival of Sound

Come and see us at the Festival of Sound show, in D11 Medoc room on the second floor at the Hammersmith Novotel London West.

24 August 2018

Qkore Ground Unit by Nordost

The Qkore Ground Unit… Experience it yourself at the Hi-Fi Show Live in November!

16 August 2018

Renaissance are appointed as the new distributor of Nordost for the UK and Ireland

Renaissance is delighted to officially announce that we have been appointed as the UK & Ireland distributor of Nordost from 1st September 2018. Nordost is much more than just another cable brand, with a product range covering many areas of system optimisation.

8 June 2018

The VPI Avenger features in the June issue of Oracle Magazine

Check out the latest issue of Oracle magazine…  The VPI Avenger features across pages 64 and 65 of the Technology round-up… https://issuu.com/opulentmedia7/docs/ot_issue43?e=32681240/61831663

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