PMC opens new HQ with a £40k Vertere turntable demo – and some classic cars

The event marked the company's move to Holme Court, Biggleswade and combined demonstrations of a £40,000 Vertere turntable, the RG-1 Reference Groove fitted with the Reference tonearm and Madake MC (moving coil) cartridge, as well as PMC's own speakers.

PMC wheeled out its MB2 XBD-A active speaker system and the floorstanding fact.12s for visitors to listen to, as well as its professional monitors used by the recording industry.

Local audio dealer HiFi Lounge also arranged for a procession of 72 prestigious cars at the event, many owned by its customers. They included models from Porsche, Aston Martin, TVR, BMW, Jaguar, Mercedes and Caterham.

Lotus Silverstone supplied a rare pair of Lotus Elise F1Ls and a new Lotus Evora.

Miles Roberts, PMC's head of sales, said: "I'd like to thank Paul at HiFi Lounge for all his efforts with organising a wonderful procession of rare and high-quality cars as well as everyone who visited us at Holme Court."

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.