Marantz, Denon and Polk February Specials

February 02, 2023 — Cade Dunbar

PS Audio DirectStream DAC MK2 Now Available + Trade In Offer

The brand new PS Audio DirectStream DAC MK 2 is now available at an RRP of $13,995

If you own a PS Audio DirectStream DAC MK1, you can trade it in and receive a discount on the MK2, the trade in prices are as follows:

$10,995 with trade in of original DirectStream DAC*
$10,695 with trade in of original DirectStream DAC with Bridge 2*

For the past 8 years, the PerfectWave DirectStream DAC has been recognized throughout the world as a reference standard. We are proud to introduce its successor, the PerfectWave DirectStream DAC MK2.

Since its groundbreaking introduction 8 years ago, the PerfectWave DirectStream has stood alone as one of the most remarkable DACs ever built. We are excited to share with the world the next generation of this technological wonder, the PerfectWave DirectStream DAC MK2. Unlike the vast majority of high-end DACs based on off-the-shelf IC technology, DirectStream MK2 utilizes user-upgradeable software based on handwritten FPGA code. At its core, the MK2 utilizes discrete, galvanically isolated, perfection-based conversion that uncovers all the missing information hiding in your digital audio media. CDs, streaming audio, high-resolution PCM or DSD based media are expertly upsampled in the DirectStream MK2 to twenty times DSD rate and output as pure analog directly into your amplifier or preamplifier. There has never been a better sounding DAC at anywhere close to the price of DirectStream MK2. The ground breaking DirectStream DAC was the first choice of thousands of critical listeners worldwide, and now with the introduction of the MK2, that legacy will continue.

Read More On The DirectStream DAC MK2 Here

January 16, 2023 — Marco Falcetta

Bowers & Wilkins Reveal New PX8: McLaren Edition Headphones

A common desire to push boundaries, of innovation and of excellence – and a common disdain for compromise. Two companies with shared ambitions and shared expertise deliver a peerless experience.

The partnership is built on firm technical foundations. We worked closely with McLaren's design and engineering teams to create and optimise the audio system found in McLaren's supercars since 2015.

We are now bringing the partnership to life through series of brand partnership activities and a limited-edition premium headphone, the Px8 McLaren Edition. The partnership also gives us the opportunity to bring the McLaren in-car experience, into the home for owners and fans alike.

Our flagship wireless headphone, the Px8 gets a new CMF to celebrate the
partnership. The Px8 McLaren Edition utilises the already luxurious materials of the headphones and elevates them with bold and dynamic McLaren co-branding.

Px8 is our flagship wireless headphone. It’s the ultimate combination of exceptional performance, premium materials, intelligent technology, and smart features.

A new reference in headphones

We’ve never made a better headphone than Px8. A high-resolution 24-bit DSP is partnered with all-new driver technology to deliver outstanding resolution, capable of capturing nuances in your music that may otherwise be missed. This is headphone listening on all-new levels of immersion and realism.

Angled Carbon Cones

Px8’s precisely angled Carbon Cone drive units reduce distortion, resulting in massively improved clarity. Coupled to a fully optimized drive unit ‘motor system’, with revised magnet, voice coil and surround, the result is unparalleled accuracy and realism.

High-resolution sound with advanced DSP

Px8 uses aptX™ Adaptive wireless technology and powerful Digital Signal Processing to ensure outstanding 24-bit high-resolution sound quality from suitable streaming services. You can also connect to your laptop via USB to enjoy high-resolution streaming.

Cancel the noise, not your music

Px8's proprietary noise cancellation technology ensures outstanding performance with no impact on musicality. Six microphones work together to deliver the best results, both for noise cancellation and clearer voice calls.

Comfort, for longer

Cast aluminum arms and fine Nappa leather trim leave you in no doubt that Px8 is a headphone every bit as special as it sounds. And with 30 hours of listening from a single charge you can enjoy the experience for over a day at a time.

Read More On & Purchase The PX8 Mclaren Edition Here

December 07, 2022 — Marco Falcetta

Isoacoustics zaZen I Wins The Absoloute Sound Product Of The Year Award

The Absolute Sound, an American audiophile magazine which reviews high-end audio equipment, along with recordings and comments on various music-related subjects, just awarded the zaZen series by IsoAcoustics the Product of the Year award for 2022.
The zaZen isolation platforms are one of the newer additions to the award-winning family of isolation products from IsoAcoustics. The zaZen provides a stable isolation platform with a low noise floor, designed for turntables and audio components.

Read More & Purchase The Isoacoustics zaZen I Here:

December 03, 2022 — Marco Falcetta

Bowers & Wilkins PX8 Headphones Now In Store

The much anticipated Bowers & Wilkins PX8 active noise cancelling wireless headphones are now in store, so why not come in and check them out?

Bowers & Wilkins PX8 Headphones:

A new reference in headphones

We’ve never made a better headphone than Px8. A high-resolution 24-bit DSP is partnered with all-new driver technology to deliver outstanding resolution, capable of capturing nuances in your music that may otherwise be missed. This is headphone listening on all-new levels of immersion and realism.

Angled Carbon Cones

Px8’s precisely angled Carbon Cone drive units reduce distortion, resulting in massively improved clarity. Coupled to a fully optimized drive unit ‘motor system’, with revised magnet, voice coil and surround, the result is unparalleled accuracy and realism.

High-resolution sound with advanced DSP

Px8 uses aptX™ Adaptive wireless technology and powerful Digital Signal Processing to ensure outstanding 24-bit high-resolution sound quality from suitable streaming services. You can also connect to your laptop via USB to enjoy high-resolution streaming.

Cancel the noise, not your music

Px8's proprietary noise cancellation technology ensures outstanding performance with no impact on musicality. Six microphones work together to deliver the best results, both for noise cancellation and clearer voice calls.

See & read more on the PX8's Here

November 26, 2022 — Marco Falcetta

Bowers & Wilkins 700 Series 3

The new range from the legendary speaker manufacturer is sure to impress...

Bowers & Wilkins have launched the third generation of the 700 series and the range has never sounded so good. With S3 comes a total design refresh. This isn't a case of putting a new badge on an old product, virtually every element has received a substantial redesign.

In the way, we've come to expect, S3 is the beneficiary of its big brother, the 800 D4 range. The 700 Series has been a stepping stone for many customers on the way to the 800 Series. Conversely, the 700 Series has been the first foray into the mid-range for many customers, marking the move from Hi-Fi dabbler to enthusiast. Whether in Camp A or B, the final result is adoration for what the 700 Series has to offer.


With the aesthetics of Hi-Fi being more important than ever, it's very encouraging to see B&W making bold design changes with every release. In this case, they have introduced a curved front panel and adopted a much narrower cabinet design. There is however no doubt that these seemingly superficial design choices serve a more fundamental performance purpose.

Our demonstration stock is now with us this week, we're excited to hear the significant upgrades. Come in and have a listen now that they're in store.

Read More On Each Product in The 700 Series Below:

Bowers & Wilkins 702 S3 Floorstanding Speakers

Bowers & Wilkins 703 S3 Floorstanding Speakers

Bowers & Wilkins 704 S3 Floorstanding Speakers

Bowers & Wilkins 705 S3 Bookshelf Speakers

Bowers & Wilkins 706 S3 Bookshelf Speakers

Bowers & Wilkins 707 S3 Bookshelf Speakers

Bowers & Wilkins HTM71 S3 Centre Channel

Bowers & Wilkins HTM72 S3 Centre Channel

    September 29, 2022 — Marco Falcetta

    KEF LS60 Wireless Floorstanding Speakers Available for Demo In Store

    Come and listen to the latest, long awaited, beautiful sounding addition to the KEF LS wireless series. The KEF LS60s have blown us away and they are now available for demo in store, so why not come and take a listen.

    Features

    • PERFORMANCE
      The unique Single Apparent Source technology is adapted from KEF’s flagship Blade speaker. By precisely placing the LF drivers equidistant around the Uni-Q driver array, it achieves the acoustic ideal of a point source where low, mid and high frequencies radiate from one single point. The result is noticeably more precise imaging and highly accurate sound across a wider listening area.
    • Smart and powerful
      The Music Integrity Engine brings together the Single Apparent Source configuration and other KEF acoustic technologies, allowing them to work closely, and elevating the impact of each. The brain behind most of KEF’s wireless speakers, Music Integrity Engine offers a suite of bespoke Digital Signal Processing algorithms (DSPs), enabling it to deliver a perfectly timed performance with better imaging and a tighter sound.
    • CONNECTIVITY - PLAY ANYTHING, HEAR EVERYTHING
      No matter how you stream your music, LS60 Wireless has you covered with out-of-the-box wireless compatibility with Wi-Fi, Apple AirPlay 2, Google Chromecast and Bluetooth. Using the KEF Connect app you can stream Amazon Music, Qobuz, and Deezer or tune in to internet radio and podcasts. You can use native apps to stream directly from Spotify Connect, Tidal and QPlay, and it is Roon Ready. LS60 Wireless also supports the streaming of PCM files up to 24bit/384kHz, as well as MQA decoding and DSD.

    Read More on the KEF LS60 Wireless Here

    September 26, 2022 — Marco Falcetta

    Stax Spirit S3 Bluetooth Headphone Available For Demo In Store

    Come and check out the new, absolutely stunning Stax Spirit S3 Planar Magnetic Bluetooth Headphones which we recently received for demo in store!

    Features:

    • 80 hours for music play and a short 10-minute charge giving 11 hours of playtime.
    • Hi-Res certified audio with cleaner sound, greater resolution, and better imaging, as same as true professional recording powered by a proprietary audio system.
    • Most advanced Microprocessing system, making telephone communication like face-to-face communication.
    • Enable a variety of advanced functionality-customized EQ settings, control settings, cushion sets, etc.
    • The lightest weighted over-ear planer headphones for all-day use, and an additional set cooling-mesh ear-cushion for on-the-go or traveling use.
    September 26, 2022 — Marco Falcetta

    Moonriver 404 Reference Integrated Amplifier In Store for Demo

    We now have the exceptional Moonriver 404 Reference Amplifier available for demo in store, please come in and have a listen, you wont be dissapointed.

    This amplifier has features like:

    • Balance Control
    • 5 separate power supplies
    • Overload protection
    • The Power Amplifier running on a dual mono configuration
    • Tape Monitor Loop
    • Retro Aesthetic
    • Stereo/Mono Switch
    • Optional Phono Stage
    • Optional USB DAC
    September 19, 2022 — Marco Falcetta

    Klipsch FORTE IV Floorstanding Speakers now in Store

    We now have the awesome Klipsch Forte IV Floorstanding speakers available for demo in our store. If you would like to listen to them feel more than welcome to come in and see us.

    Read More Here

    September 17, 2022 — Marco Falcetta

    Moved Shop!

     

    We are thrilled to announce that, Miranda Hi-Fi is now open, at our completely new home in:

    Unit 4/31 Wollongong St Fyshwick, on the corner of Kembla St and Wollongong St.

    As we leave behind a 40+ year home in Civic, we have taken the opportunity to construct a brilliant new showroom and demonstration space, while keeping our friendly and helpful service the same.


    The new space includes:
    A 32 channel Atmos Cinema Room
    An Invisible Speaker Room featuring Amina speakers
    Custom designed audio spaces
    A dedicated Headphone Wall
    ...and much more!

    August 01, 2022 — Cade Dunbar

    Old Stock Clearance

    Click here to browse the collection.

    The items on clearance are as follows:


    Accusound OM900 Centre Speaker (Second Hand):

    $100

    Arcam AV950 (Second Hand):

    $3500 down from $12999

    Arcam AVR390 (Second Hand):

    $1500 down from $3995

    Arcam SR250 (Second Hand, Refurbished):

    $2200 down from $5495

    Bowers & Wilkins M1 5.0 Plus Black Stands (Ex-Demo):

    $1225 down from $1750

    Bluesound Pulse Black (Ex-Demo):

    $979 down from $1399

    Bluesound Pulse Flex White (Ex-Demo):

    $419 down from $599

    Bowers & Wilkins 805 D3 (Second Hand):

    $6500 down from $8900

    Bowers & Wilkins Flex Duo (Ex-Demo):

    $561 down from $749

    Bowers & Wilkins Formation Sub (Ex-Demo):

    $1189 down from $1699

    Bowers & Wilkins SCMs Surround Speakers (Ex-Demo):

    $500

    Bowers & Wilkins The Wedge (Ex-Demo):

    $1124 down from $1499

    Bryston BDP-1 (Ex-Demo):

    $1200 down from $2200

    Bowers & Wilkins HTM7 walnut centre speaker (Second Hand) :

    $500

    Chord Mojo 1 (Second Hand):

    $559 down from $799

    Classe SSP300 (Second Hand):

    $900 down from $5000

    Harman Kardon AVR1550 (Ex-Demo):

    $90

    Harman Kardon AVR270 (Ex-Demo):

    $150

    Klipsch Quintet HT 5.0 pack (Ex-Demo):

    $1430 down from $2200

    Krix Neuphonix Mx2 Walnut (Ex-Demo, Dented):

    $3846 down from $5495

    Martin Logan Motion 30 Centre speaker (Second Hand):

    $400 down from $1299

    McIntosh D150 (Ex-Demo):

    $4500 down from $6495

    McIntosh MX134 (Second Hand):

    $1100 down from $13000

    Paradigm PW600 (Ex-Demo):

    $499 down from $999

    Primare A60 (Ex-Demo):

    $9860 down from $11600

    Primare PRE32 (Second Hand):

    $1500 down from $2200

    Primare PRE60 (Ex-Demo):

    $9860 down from $11600

    Primare A60 & PRE60 & NP5 Mk1:

    $17362 down from $23150

    PSB Imagine S Surround Speaker Pair (Ex-Demo):

    $1099 down from $1999

    Sennheiser HDVD 800 (Ex-Demo):

    $1375 down from $2500

    Tivoli Music System Two+ (Ex-Demo):

    $499 down from $999

    SVS PC-4000 - Ported Cylinder Home Subwoofer (Ex Demo):

    $3899 down from $5199

    July 18, 2022 — Cade Dunbar