Hi-Fi is our business.
We started selling Hi-Fi equipment 36 years ago at Westgate Chambers in Rotherham. Keith Hobson (far left) was an engineer by trade with a passion for music. He knew that he needed a good stereo system to fully enjoy his passion for music. Redundancy gave him the opportunity to invest in his own business and Moorgate Acoustics was born.
His experiences as a customer enabled him to see things from a different stand-point and introduce facilities and services that he’d only dreamed of as a customer. Starting from scratch, he chose to stock only those products which offered the best sound. Next he added listening rooms, where people could actually listen to the equipment of their choice. This seems obvious now but over thirty years ago Moorgate was one of the first shops to offer proper demonstration.
Finally he developed the sort of “no-quibble” back-up service that he knew customers deserved.
Sound has always been critical at Moorgate Acoustics. Making the best sound drives each of us and it is a passion that we share with many of our customers.
Keith found out early on that good staff are critical to the business, so instead of employing trained sales people or those who had worked in other Hi-fi shops, he selected people with a keen interest in music and an enthusiasm for great sound. Although he learned the business side in order to survive, Moorgate staff are enthusiasts and music lovers first and foremost.
Today we know that only thrilled customers are happy to recommend us to their friends as well as returning for future purchases. Satisfied customers have built our business and enabled it to grow.
We’ve seen a lot of changes. We saw the arrival of CD and the near demise of vinyl. We watched as vinyl once again rose from the ashes and became a serious contender for anyone wanting good sound at home.
We watched Home Cinema transform home audio and often to the detriment of sound quality. Many specialist hi-fi shops threw the baby out with the bathwater but at Moorgate music always came first and always will.
Over the years we’ve seen levels of performance improve dramatically and value for money head the same way too. The range of equipment that we offer for sale now truly offers superb all-round performance, build quality and reliability. Manufacturers investing in state-of-the-art equipment know that within 5 years that precious technology will be available for those purchasing their budget equipment.
We are now based in Sheffield and we have a much larger store with better facilities and an even better range of products. But we still stand by everything that we have learned and offer our experience and advice to all our customers.
Here you can take a tour of our showroom.
As a result of Keith’s hard work, we are now recognized as one of the twenty best Hi-fi shops in the UK and the seed he planted still grows. This does not mean we are complacent; in fact quite the reverse. In order to ensure we stay one step ahead of our competition, we constantly strive to improve all aspects of our facilities, product and service. When we are not busy serving our customers, we are in the listening room selecting new products to add to our selection. We figure that if our listening room is good enough to help our customer choose what to buy, it’s good enough for us to select the stock we supply.
We we stock the sort of equipment we would buy ourselves. Our selection process involves listening in our demo room, exactly in the same way that our customers do. We always listen to a component in a system that is relative to it’s real value. We don’t think there’s much use listening to £200 speakers with a £2,000 amplifier, for instance (like the Hi-fi Magazines do). Instead we’d listen to the speakers with a good budget amp/CD and sensibly priced cables – just the sort of system that they were intended to be used with. In short we use the same principles that our customers make prior to a purchase.
We sell separates as well as high quality all-in-one audio systems. We sell everything related to home audio.
Keith is semi-retired now but still active in the running of the company and his experience and enthusiasm continue to win new customers and friends. You will see him at most of our musical evenings.
The internet has enabled us to reach customers near and far and keep in touch with them more easily. Our business is sometimes like a community of people who all share our passion for music.
We are also extremely proud to stock a large range of British products. Not many people know but we make some of the very best audio equipment in the World. You can always see and hear a wide range of it in our store.
Despite growth and a great many changes, the company still stands by Keith’s original goal of helping discriminating people get great sound at home. Our commitment is to our customers first and in order to keep this commitment we will strive to maintain the highest standards in all we do.
Finding the right shop is still the best way to get a good system and everything we do is designed to aid you get the system of your dreams. In a market led by advancing technology and a great deal of change, it is our high standards that remain unchanged and underpin everything we do.
Take the time to visit us and find out how we can get the very best from music and movies in your home. You’ll find that all of us share Keith’s enthusiasm for product and service and that we are willing to do everything in our power to help you.
There is a lot more to audio than you might think. It can be confusing for the beginner or the music lover who just wants better sound. The main benefit of our experience is that we listen and use it to make sure you get what you want and get to choose from only the best and most suitable equipment. We have also learned that sometimes getting it right costs no more than getting it wrong.
- Trade in
- On site service/repair
- On site Naim Audio Registered service centre
- Installation of everything we sell
- FREE UK delivery
- Listening rooms
- Great advice
- A warm welcome
- We listen to your requirements
- We are Streaming specialists
- We are turntable specialists
- We want your custom.