Friday evening change to opening hours

Hi all, as of next week we'll be changing our Friday night opening hours from 7pm close to 5:30pm close. We'll go back to normal on the other side of the crisis!
03 April, 2020 by Alex Young

Polk Signature Tower Promo

For a limited time the good people at Polk Audio are giving away a free wireless powered speaker -  the Polk Assist Smart Speaker, valued at $299 - with every purchase of a pair of tower speakers from their Signature range! Get in touch if you'd like to hear a pair, the Signature speakers are amazing value for money, they sound great!
20 March, 2020 by Alex Young

New PS Audio Products

The good folk in Bouder Colorado have been very busy it seems. They have just released the new PS Audio Stellar Phono amp, which we absolutely adore for the record and on top of that they have announced a couple of new products also for the Stellar line.

Stellar M1200 Monoblock Amplifiers

1200 Watt Vacuum Tube Input Power Amplifier Monoblocks

 



Rated at 600 Watts into 8Ω and a whopping 1200 Watts into 4Ω, the M1200 combines the best of two worlds: ultra-linear, high-current, ICE Edge Class D technology for the output stage; and a discrete, Class-A vacuum tube for the all-important input stage. The M1200’s rich, warm, and beautifully nuanced reproduction of music comes first from the zero feedback, class A vacuum tube input stage. Here nothing is lost in its hand-selected 12AU7 vacuum tube, fed from its own analog power supply.
Available May 2020.

Stellar Strata Integrated Amplifier

Integrated amplifier with built-in DAC, and WiFi / Ethernet streaming




The Stellar™ Strata™ combines the benefits of an exceptional analog preamplifier, a full-featured state-of-the-art DAC, a stereo 200 watt per channel power amplifier, and a high-resolution streaming module in one gorgeous package. Just add speakers. Have your own source? No problem. Strata offers 3 analog and 5 digital inputs to connect whatever source you need. Strata’s fully balanced analog preamplifier circuitry, state-of-the-art DAC, no compromise high-definition streamer, and Analog Cell™ based power amplifier create an extraordinarily rich, full-bodied musical experience few products can match. The Stellar Strata is the perfect foundation for those unwilling to compromise sound quality. Rich. Lush. Powerful. A music lover’s answer to spiraling cost-no-object equipment without sacrifice.

Release to follow soon after M1200 Monoblocks.

07 March, 2020 by Michael Babb

New Sonus Faber Olympica Nova range

Sonus Faber have announced a brand new range of speakers, the Olympica Nova.

In the constant pursuit for advancement, Sonus faber has reinvented the collection that embodies the company’s stylistic manifesto, and which has contributed to building its identity internationally. This is how Olympica Nova was born - a revolutionary new range and true tribute to its predecessor, the original Olympica range. Characterised by the latest technologies melded with Sonus faber's artisanal craftsmanship, Olympica Nova adds a new dimension to the ‘Made in Italy’ history of Sonus faber.

Olympica Nova is where experience meets elegance. It is the distillation of our identity: Olympica Nova is Sonus faber.

While the new Olympica Nova embraces a design inspired by the original series, there is a trove of freshly developed technologies, from completely new drivers and crossovers, to a new real wood cabinet structure and internal volume tuning, together with a new exterior look. Of the seven models in the collection, three are all-new to the Olympica Nova line, including an on-wall model, a third and more powerful floor-stander (Nova V), and a larger center channel (Center II).

06 September, 2019 by Michael Babb

New Bowers & Wilkins Formation Series

On Monday, Bowers & Wilkins unveiled the new Formation range. With both the familiar and unfamiliar, this new range is sure to appeal to B&W fans new and old. The range consists of a soundbar, a subwoofer, streaming hub, powered bookshelf speakers, and the 'Wedge', which is a bit like their Zeppelin speaker, with the addition of corners and a fancy face lift.

As of right now we have no official indication of price for Australia, however, the US pricing gives us a general idea (however, don't expect an even USD to AUD conversion)

We're very excited about this range, and hope to get it in the shop soon!


For more information head to bowerswilkins.com/formation

27 April, 2019 by Cade Dunbar

Exciting New Rotel Packs

We've put together four great Hi-Fi packs for varying price points.

 

Starting at the entry level is the Rotel A10 amplifier and Project Speakerbox 5. It can be paired with either the Rotel CD11 or Project Essential III, or alternatively, both. This package is perfect for those looking to get into Hi-Fi. 

CD System 1
Turntable System 1

Next up is the Rotel A11 amplifer and Project Speakerbox 5 S2. Again with the choice between a CD player or a Turntable, the Rotel CD11 or the Project Debut Carbon. The A11 offers a bit more power, as well as a greatly improved power-supply so it can handle more demanding speakers. Bluetooth is also added. The Speakerbox 5 S2's have an upgraded tweeter, crossover and cabinet for greater detail and presence. The Debut Carbon is the number one selling Hi-Fi turntable worldwide and for good reason.

CD System 2
Turntable System 2

Our next pack features the Rotel A12 amplifier, the same Speakerbox S2's but moves up to the Rotel CD14 and Project Debut Carbon Esprit. The Rotel A12 has substantially more power behind it, and again, an upgraded power-supply, with the brilliant addition of a built-in DAC. The CD14 improves the CD mechanism as well as an improved power-supply and output stage. The Debut Carbon Esprit comes with an acrylic platter for superior vibration suppression and an electronic speed controller for pitch perfect speed.

CD System 3
Turntable System 3

Lastly is the range topping Rotel A14 amplifier and Speakerbox 5 DS2. Source is handled by the Rotel CD14 or the outstanding Project 1xpression Carbon Classic. The Rotel A14 features a 32bit Asahi Kasei DAC which is just perfect for Hi Res audio. Along with the upgraded DAC is a more powerful amplifier and power-supply to handle load required for the Speakerbox 5 DS2's. 

CD System 4
Turntable System 4

If you would like to listen to any of these packs drop on down and see us. If you would like to order these but wish to change the configuration, do not hesitate to use our Contact Form or call us on 02 6247 4844

15 March, 2019 by Michael Babb

Rega Planar 8 Review

Brought to you by The Ear

A few years ago Rega set out to build the ultimate turntable, they looked at completely new ways to create a plinth with massive stiffness and negligible weight and used technology from F1 and aerospace to create the Naiad, the only cost no object product the company has ever built. The research that was done for that project proved to be invaluable for the development of more affordable turntables, the first one to really benefit was the RP8 launched five years ago. This was the first Rega to be built around a foam cored plinth cut down to skeletal form to keep the weight as low as possible. It didn’t always look skeletal because the removable surround gave it a conventional rectangular appearance, its real purpose was to provide hinge points for a lid. With the Planar 8 Rega have abandoned this approach and built an entirely skeletal turntable, their first unless you count the rare as hen’s teeth Naiad.

What’s more surprising is that the new plinth is a different shape to the RP8 (and likewise the RP10), presumably the decision to live without a lid and the requisite support gave Rega complete freedom in this respect. All a turntable plinth needs is a means of fixing the armbase, main bearing and motor plus legs placed such that it stays upright. The Planar 8 plinth is smaller than an RP8 and thus sheds a few grams but there must be another reason for the change. Those of a cynical bent it might think that the change away from an outer plinth was done to keep costs down, which is not a problem in my book. The RP8 maintained its £1,598 price point for five years during which time costs must have risen. It was incredibly good value in my book, easily the best turntable you could buy for the money so margins couldn’t have been that big in the first place...continue reading here

Check out pricing and specs here

15 March, 2019 by Michael Babb

Amazing Savings on HEOS Speakers

Amazing savings on HEOS Speakers

We are very happy to announce some fantastic savings on HEOS wireless speakers and Soundbars.

HEOS 1 HS2 was $299 - Now $229
HEOS 3 HS2 was $449 - Now $349
HEOS 5 HS2 was $649 - Now $449
HEOS 7 HS2 was $999 - Now $799
HEOS HomeCinema HS2 was $1199 - Now $799

Pop in store and see us for a demo see and how you can integrate HEOS throughout your house or give us a call on 02 6247 4844.

06 March, 2019 by Michael Babb

SoundCast VG1 - The Most Metal Bluetooth Speaker

This speaker is super grunge.  It's heavy, dark, and has a dankness that says "whatever" to your parents...
15 December, 2018 by Alex Young

New Bowers & Wilkins 600 Series announced!

 

 

Bowers & Wilkins have just announced an update to their immensely popular 600 series. B&W have finally retired kevlar in their lineup and is now fully represented by Continuum. This news has us very excited as we are massive fans of the new Continuum drivers that B&W have developed and as a result are some of the most musical speakers we have heard.

Here's what B&W has to say about the new range: "The 600 Series has been one of the most successful and highly regarded ranges in the Bowers & Wilkins portfolio for over 20 years, offering a class leading combination of exceptional performance and compelling value. Through five generations of 600 Series, Bowers & Wilkins engineers have raised the bar successively on what could be accomplished with modestly priced loudspeakers each time achieving greater worldwide critical acclaim and commercial success.

In October 2018, the sixth generation of 600 Series goes on sale. Offering a considerable improvement in capability over the outgoing range, new 600 Series makes high end sound quality more attainable and accessible than ever. This dramatic performance is enabled by advanced technology including, most notably, the adoption of the Continuum cone, first developed for the 800 Series Diamond range and recently introduced to the new 700 Series. This will provide the new 600 Series with the performance improvements it needs to remain class leading and will also ensure its visual and technical alignment with the 700 Series and 800 Series Diamond range.

Available in matte black or matte white and featuring the most accurate and transparent drive unit technologies in its class, the new 600 Series defines a new performance standard in its category.

Technically speaking, the new 600 Series an updated version of the acclaimed Decoupled Double Dome Tweeter, first seen in the outgoing range, for even clearer and more accurate high frequency performance. In the flagship 603, this technology is partnered with a new 165mm FST Continuum cone mid driver for midrange resolution unheard of in this price range. Completing the 603 package and ensuring rich, powerful bass response, 603 features a pair of our newly designed 165mm paper cone LF drivers. In 606 and 607, new generation Continuum mid/bass units usher in a new era of transparency, dynamics and sheer energy for speakers in this class."

The new line-up includes

603
  • 3-way system
  • 25mm aluminium Decoupled Double Dome tweeter
  • 150mm Continuum midrange driver
  • 2x 165mm Paper-Cone bass with anti-resonance plugs

RRP: $2,699/ pair
Finish: Matte Black, Matte White

606
  • 2-way system
  • 25mm aluminium Decoupled Double Dome tweeter
  • 165mm Continuum bass / midrange driver

RRP $1,149/ pair
Finish: Matte Black, Matte White

607
  • 2-way system
  • 25mm aluminium Decoupled Double Dome tweeter
  • 130mm Continuum bass / midrange driver

RRP $949/ pair
Finish: Matte Black, Matte White

HTM6
  • 2-way system
  • 25mm aluminium Decoupled Double Dome tweeter
  • 2 x 130mm Continuum bass/midrange drivers

RRP $799/ each
Finish: Matte Black, Matte White

The ASW608, 610 and 610XP subwoofers receive an updated black finish plus a revised grille cloth on white products, matching new 600 Series loudspeakers. Technology remains unchanged from the outgoing models.

 

 

21 August, 2018 by Michael Babb
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