New Oppo 4K Blu-Ray Player!

Oppo have just announced a 4K Blu-Ray player, the UDP-203. The Ultra-HD universal player is expected to arrive in Australia around November. It is the equivalent of a BDP-103 with UHD 4K Blu-Ray support. Presently we are not taking pre-orders, and stock on the BDP-103 is expected to be available until further notice.

Stay tuned for more news!

01 October, 2016 by Cade Dunbar

PS Audio SACD Transport! (PS Audio DirectStream Memory Player)

Finally, an SACD Transport is here!

PS Audio have announced a universal player that supports CD, HRx, BluRay (Audio), and SACD (DSD). This is sure to be a fantastic product, based on PS Audio's history and experience

35 years after the introduction of the CD, PS Audio's engineers have perfected the art of data extraction and delivery so you can finally hear what’s been locked away in your CD and SACD collection. The Direct Memory Player is a universal optical disc transport with a twist inside: an advanced Digital Lens. The Lens, first invented in 1993 by PS Audio’s Paul McGowan and Bob Stadtherr, electrically isolates the mechanical transport/laser mechanism of optical disc readers, improves audio quality to a degree few systems have yet achieved, and focuses audio data into a single, bit-perfect, timing-perfected stream to your DAC.

CD reproduction through DMP now comes closer than ever to high resolution PCM and DSD, uncovering new layers of dimensionality, soundstage, depth and musicality previously unobtainable in other optical readers or server based audio systems.

 Stay tuned for news on availability!

30 September, 2016 by Cade Dunbar

Theatre or stereo? Why not both?!

I grew up in a world of stereo.  My first system was a tower of AKAI, playing two tapes, radio and vinyl through a pair of speakers which were simple two-ways in enormous boxes.  The music was king - ABBA, Neil Diamond, all the heroes - and the parties were rocking.

Nowadays, there's a more common sight in living rooms; a TV, five speakers and a sub, all arranged to give the best sound for two or three seats in the centre.  Turning the system over to stereo to listen to music, the limitations become apparent.  While great at distributing reasonable power to all channels via a plethora of small amp stages, sending big power to just the two speakers at the front can sound deficient, harsh even.

For people who want to relive the glory days of stereo without dismantling the surround system, two solutions have been available heretofore:

1. The expensive, yet effective, choice has always been to purchase a pre-processor and separate power amplifier.  With newer digital pro-processors, the expensive idea is being challenged, but all too often the price point is beyond most budgets.

2. The second option is to buy a big, juicy and catastrophically heavy integrated AVR which has big enough amplifier stages to perform in a stereo system.  Pushing well into the three, four and beyond thousand dollar mark still asks a little too much of many budgets, (and let's not think too hard about the price of the truly awesome Denon AV-A1 series!) although we have a great suggestion to fix that right up.

Cambridge Audio 751R and BD 752 Package

Presenting the Cambridge Audio 751A, an AV receiver designed to be the best solution to our problem and leave change in your pocket.  The big toroidal power supply and massive amplifier stages (200w/channel for stereo!) allow even the most demanding of speakers to drink deeply of the electrical supply without ever sounding lean or harsh.  The surround decoding into up to seven speakers or two zones is state-of-the-art, simply eschewing unwanted and excessive feature lists in order to save on both licensing and manufacture costs.

The special price speaks for itself, and to make the flavour even sweeter over Christmas we've also bundled it with the matching Cambridge Audio BD752, a bestseller in its own right as the alternative to the Oppo BDP105.

Cambridge Audio 751R and BD 752 Package

Have a look at the special and act fast!  We have three of the bundles to sell!

~Angus

Primare BD32 Price Drop!

#primareBD32 Carefully chosen parts throughout the circuit, specially designed power supplies and a chassis that is built like a tank and finished immaculately. The BD32 in all its guises CD, SACD, Bluray, DVD, 192k/24Bit digital streaming produces a sound that is "...refined and polished but lacks nothing in punch and pace when fed rock, pop and dance music. If you have a few SACDs, then go for the stereo option and revel in truly class-leading playback. It’s stunning and in a different league to both the Cambridge Audio and Oppo decks...." -Home Cinema Choice
12 December, 2013 by Omer Sheikh
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