A trained electronics engineer, Chris worked in the engineering department of the BBC in London. Following this, he then moved into the IT industry where he was responsible for the design and specification of Cisco network systems.

In 2005 he moved into hi-fi sales and service, setting up Hidden Systems in 2009, and he’s never looked back.


Linn LP12, motorbikes, F1, France, saxophones, Roon and Devialet Expert.

Best music   

Pink Floyd, Steely Dan, Angus and Julia Stone, Marcus Miller, Radio Paradise, Jazz and Classical too.

Best movie Matrix


kev welham

Kev and Chris met in the IT industry days when Kev was my supplier from Nortel Networks. We stayed in touch with mutual music interests - serviced Kev’s Linn LP12 turntable over the years and got talking about life and business in 2019 - here he is, great guy, new to HiFi retail. Trained alongside the “boyband” Harrods LINN staff.


Calm, chill, being organised and keeping busy.

Best music   

Trentemoller - Evil Dub - discovering new music on Qobuz, Tidal and Spotify.

Best movie   

You Don’t Mess with the Zohan


james harding

A brilliant all rounder that makes things happen. As well as being au fait with the latest technology, he is our Linn Knekt specialist and has an encyclopaedic knowledge of vintage hi-fi equipment. In charge of numbers here.


Doing lunch, Italian cars, Linn turntables, Sonus Faber speakers (that we don’t sell), being Greek, being nice to people

Best Music     

Tom Waits, The Pogues, Nana Mouskouri

Best movie     

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (his cousin was in it, you know)