hifi was formed in 1989. Their first product was the Genesis power amplifier,
although in their short history they went on to produce both analogue
(pre, power and integrated amplifiers, a tuner and a phono stage) and
digital (CD players, transports and DACS) products.
products were designed by founder Glen
Gayle, whilst much of the digital side was taken care of by
Chris Found of
CF Media. Alchemist also released a "Signature" series, based on their original Forseti designs, but with modifications
by hifi guru Tim de Paravicini.
were designed and built in the UK, excepting the cheaper "AA" series which, although designed in the UK, was built in the Far East
to ensure the range's competitiveness.
in 2001 the company closed and the assets were sold off.