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Audio Reference Co for HiFi stereo equipment & audio gear, amplifiers, DACs, CD players, blu-ray players, music servers, loud speakers, turntables, cables, headphones, racks, acoustic panels and home theatre.

Hi, I’m Terry Humphries...

HiFi audio is my passion!  I’ve travelled the world to bring together the finest gear for you to audition in our studio.

Tube or solid state amplifier?

It’s a personal preference, so why not come and experience both in our studio?

Turntables

Enjoy the ultimate in analogue sound with your vinyl collection and the world’s finest turntables and accessories

Craftsmanship + Technology

We're proud of our audio gear. It represents the culmination of superb craftsmanship and leading-edge HiFi technology.

All the latest audio gear

Visit our studios to experience an extensive range of the latest gear from world-leading brands. We have everything from entry level to absolute top end.

Welcome

AUDIO REFERENCE - YOUR SPECIALIST FOR:
An extensive range of personally selected Audio gear, HiFi / Stereo & Home Theatre equipment,, including Valve and Solid-State Amplifiers, Preamplifiers, Mono Blocks & Integrated Amps, DACs, CD, SACD & Blu-ray players, Music Servers , Streamers, Network Players, Headphones, Headphone amps & Headphone Accessories, Turntables, Turntable Accessories, Phono Stages, Tonearms, Cartridges, Bookshelf, Wall & Floorstanding Loud-Speakers, Cables, Audio Racks, Amp Platforms, Power Conditioners, Acoustic Panels, Isolation Feet, Home Theatre solutions & so much more......... 

WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE:

We import and source for you some of 'best-of-class' HiFi gear, through our Internationally Highly Regarded brands, our focus is based around unique, mid / high-end audio, all chosen to bring a special experience.

A select range of our products is available through a number of respected Hi-Fi resellers around NZ and we also sell direct through our showroom in central Auckland.  Phone to discuss how we can best help you enjoy our extensive range of world class audio gear.  

OUR WORLD LEADING BRANDS:

COMPONENTS - Accustic Arts, Antipodes, Auralic, Ayon, Cambridge, Canor, DarTZeel, Hegel, Krell, Oppo, Sanders, Triode, VAC.
TUTNTABLES & ACCESS - Brinkmann, Clearaudio, EAT, Ikeda, Merrill & Williams, Morch, Project, Reed.
LOUD SPEAKERS -  Accordo, Acoustic Zen, Brodmann, Davone, ENIGMAcoustic, Kaiser Kawero, Ktema. Marten, Quadral, Sanders ESL, SGR, Stirling Broadcast, Usher.
HEADPHONES & ACCESS - Audeze, Auralic, Oppo, 
CABLES - Antipodes, Tellurium Q, Yter.
AUDIO RACKS - Artesania, Finite Elemente, Symphony
ISOLATORS & MISC - EAT, Stillpoints.

SHOWROOM:

Our showroom is located at 15 Graham St, in the Victoria Quarter, Auckland CBD,  (2 streets below the Sky Tower - off Victoria St), with car parking outside our door. You are warmly invited to call to have a chat. 

OPENING HOURS:

We tend to be open normal shop hours, however because we want to maximise your experience, visits are mainly by appointment, so we invite you to phone us first to book a time before visiting, this way we can offer you relaxed, uninterrupted time-out and give you our undivided attention where you can browse or audition our awesome audio gear at your own pace.

If you arrive without an appointment, I could be already tied up with a demo or away with a client, but you are welcome to press the door bell to see if I am free, its all about offering our clients a unique, personal experience. 

DEMOS:

We invite you to bring along your favourite music for a personal audition and spend time discovering new opportunities to enjoy your music in, comfortable, boutique, surroundings with a coffee....,  

It's relaxed and informal, feel comfortable to phone anytime to arrange an appointment, there is no pressure or expectations, it's all about enjoying music which is our passion, however please phone first, thanks.

Ph: Terry: +64 9 377 6077 E: terry@ar.co.nz  Address: 15 Graham St, Victoria Quater, Auckland 1010

News

NEW PRODUCT RELEASE for the ANALOG AUDIOPHILE

ARC's new MA LP Inner Sleeves, from unique Japanese soft, breathable, antistatic fibres in 50pcs/pkt

IMPORTANT ANTIPODES DS MUSIC SERVER UPDATE RELEASE:

Our highly popular Antipodes DS Music Server has been updated to include an INTERNAL PCM 32/344 DSD64 & DSC128 DAC and its all for same price of only $2,495. 

NEW BRAND - CANOR Valve audio gear release and ZESTO brand rationalisation.......

NEW - CANOR Valve amps, CD player, Phono & Headphone amps: CANOR is a tube specialist, from Czech Republic who introduced their 1st integrated amp in April 1995. They have been developing and manu...

NEW BRAND - MARTEN loudspeakers release and RETHM brand rationalisation.......

NEW - MARTEN loudspeaker brand: In July we will begin the introduction of one our new speaker brands, the mighty - MARTEN from SWEDEN.... Marten are considered by many to be amongst the ultimate of ...

Auckland's 1st Headphone meeting.....a great day

Attended Auckland's 1st HEADPHONE MEET today, it was a great effort bringing this together by Dr Murray Winiata who is passionate about this growing aspect of the audio world. 

DAGOGO - Fred Crowder @ CES 2014 – Most Interesting Rooms (1)

ACOUSTIC ZEN CRESCENDO SPEAKERS with TRIODE CORP TRX-M845 MONO BLOC AMPS:    This was the first room I visited and set an extremely high standard for the remainder of the listening sessions....

ACCUSTIC ARTS shipment has arrived:

We recently landed our 1st shipment of our new range of HIgh-End audio gear from ACCUSTIC ARTS from Germany. 

STILLPOINTS NEW PODUCT RELEASE - APERTURE WIDE-BAND ACOUSTICAL PANELS..... Finally there is an elegant, highly effective solution...

Something NEW that I know many have been waiting for. Stillpoints have announced the release of their NEW APERTURE Wide-Band Acoustical panel.   Their size is compact at 560H x 560W x75D @ 4.5kg ...

Lovely new BBC monitor speaker from Stirling Broadcast now available for demo.....

Stirling Broadcast is proud to present another outstanding loudspeaker design by Derek Hughes. We have a pair in the very nice Cherry wood finish available for audition. 

Over 10,000 LPs in his collection

One of our awesome EAT Forte turntables fitted with their new EAT/Graham EGo 12" tonearm & Clearaudio da Vinci catridge, has been sold to a client who has over 10,000 LPs in his collection, so a s...

Thank you for taking me down this road, I have waited a long time to get there".

Though you might like to sharie in feedback from one very satisfied client - 

AUDEZE'S NEW LCDX & XC Headphones Winning High Praise.

“The LCD-X is now my favorite headphone for recreational listening and studio monitoring.”–MICHAEL MERCER, POSITIVE FEEDBACK

ENIGMAcoustic Mythology M1 Stand mtg speaker awarded coveted 6Moons BLUEMOON award

ENIGMAcoustics Mythology M1 - a "NEW CREATION:. "The most refined compact loudspeaker for high-resolution audio sources".   "Into it for a few tracks, my wife had tears in her eyes. She confesse...

What is High-Resolution Audio - Part 1? - by John Siau (Benchmark)

There is a raging debate over the definition of "High-Resolution Audio". The focus of this debate has been misdirected by a lot of marketing hype. High-Resolution Audio will only truly arrive when the...

What is High-Resolution Audio? - Part 2 by John Siau (Benchmark)

High-Resolution Audio systems offer the promise of an extended high-frequency range. High-Resolution digital systems now operate at 2 to 4 times the sample rate of the standard CD. This means that the...

The Death of WinAmp

A slight tremor reverberated around the online audio community recently when it was announced that WinAmp would be shutting down on December 20, 2013. The notorious llama whipper has been a hugely pop...

AURALiC Introduces LIGHTNING - the Industry’s First Wireless Streaming Solution That Supports DSD, Double-Rate DSD, DXD & USB Output to DACs

Revolutionary New Streaming Technology Delivers Super High-Resolution Audio Wirelessly - AURALiC Lightning Streaming, a breakthrough high-resolution streaming solution.   The Lightning is based o...

Important Impending NEW product release report - Auralic Aries: Music Streamer w/ DSD & DXD over Wi-Fi

Auralic Aries: DSD & DXD over Wi-Fi - By Michael Lavorgna • Posted: Jan 12, 2014   ARIES acts as a bridge between NAS and DACs It will endow your existing high-end DACs with streaming fu...

A New Native DSD Download Site: nativedsd.com

Articale by: By Jason Victor Serinus • Posted: Oct 17, 2013   At a 9am press conference Saturday, October 12, whose attendance was curiously dominated by Stereophile and our sister computer ...

Jason Victor Serinus of Stereophile - CES 2014 report: TRIODE'S NEW Junone Ultimate Reference Preamplifier

After years of thoroughly enjoying the sound of lower-priced electronics from Tri (Triode Corporation Ltd–Japan), always in pairings with Acoustic Zen loudspeakers, I was surprised to encounter the pr...

CES & T.H.E high-end audio shows - 1st report

It's good to be back home after an wonderful time at CES & T.H.E high-end audio shows in Las Vegas, then a stop over for a few days to catch up with our daughter and her family in Texas and an ove...

CHRISTMAS / NEW YEAR HOLIDAY HOURS:

We will be away from Monday 22nd  - 29th Dec on annual holiday and then the away again at CES High-End Audio Show in Las Vegas and visiting suppliers from 6th - 18th Jan.   Throughout the ti...

Dick Olsher - a wonderful review on TRIODE'S new TRX-M300B mono block amps

"Partnered by a first-rate front end, the M300 is capable of spooky dimensionality and image outlines that are palpable to the max. If at the end of a long day, you simply wish to kick back and enjoy ...

Usher D2 Horn speakers - WOW

Found this great pic of these magnifient Usher D2 horn loaded spealers. (not the guys, they aren't so pretty sorry). Usher D2 THD Horn Speakers are Usher's crowning achievement and offer the closest p...

Clearaudio are proud to announce the Accu Drive, our new Intelligent Turntable battery power supply: 100-240vac/24vdc 16w.

The high performers in Clearaudio’s turntable range – including the Innovation series, Ovation and Performance DC - all use sophisticated decoupled high-torque DC motors. Even in the top models that f...

Back on deck with feet under the desk again.....

We are home again after a wonderful week away in Rarotonga together, Penny scored 11 out of 10 for arranging such a lovely holiday where all you can do is stop and relax, enjoy a delectable selection ...

Terry & Penny away for island holiday to celebrate their 28th wedding ann

Penny has spirited me away on a surprise island holiday to celebrate our 28th wedding ann, (each year it's the other partners turn to arrange a surprise), we have ended up in Raratonga for a week, so ...

AUDEZE HEADPHONES are TAKING ON THE WORLD and WINNING - see summary of some of the latest reviews

"No matter who your favorite vocalists are, this is a test that the LCD2s can ace." ……JEFF DORGAY - TONE AUDIO   "Some audiophile gear can provide extraordinary resolution and detail, but can't d...

TAS - Neil Gader at Newport HiFi show 2013

Finally, system/room synergy is always in short supply at these shows but bravo to a couple exhibits­–at the Hilton, to Zesto Audio, its phono and preamp and VAC - Sigma 160i amplification with TA...
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Back from the Munich high-end and Deluxe HiFi audio shows

We have just arrived back from the Munch high-end and HiFi Deluxe audio shows, as you can imagine we had a wonderful time catching up with our suppliers and discovering new opportunities to bring back...

Quadral Vulcan VIII R - "Highly Recommended" award by HiFi news

Dear audiophile, We have been very excited about our VULKAN VIII R test review in UK's most important hi-fi magazine - hi-fi news.    Now we have the result and it is very good!   ...

NEW RELEASE at Munich High-End show - Quadral AURUM ORKAN active and AURUM ALTAN active

Quadral's highly regarded AURUM range of speakers goes active: The speaker manufacturer from Hanover is delighted to be able to present two new and fully active premium sound transducers, the ORKAN VI...

Penny and I are off to the Munich High-End show from 7th - 25th May

Someone has to make the call to visit the international audio shows to meet with manufacturers and to discover whats new in toy-land, I must admit its not hard, the 30+ hr plane trip soon gets forgott...

PRESS RELEASE - NEW QUADRAL AURUM P8 / M8 pre-amp & power amplifier combination - Hand-made in Germany -

 The new P8 and M8 stereo pre-amp / power amplifier combination from AURUM enables the high-end experience to become pure culture. The premium AURUM sound experience can easily be realised if a P...

Stereophile - Brodmann at NY Audio Show

Although their designer Hanz Deutsch has spent the past ten years making pianos, he’s spent the past forty building loudspeakers. As trained opera singer and sound engineer, Brodmann brings the philos...

Franco Serblin, has sadly passed over. R.I.P.

The audio industry has lost a father and a creative gentleman, with the very sad news that Franco Serblin passed away on Easter Sunday aged 73. this is a HUGE loss! 

TAS-The Absolute Sound Report on Headphones - Models to Audition - Audeze LCD-3

Audeze is a relatively young American company that specializes in planar-magnetic headphones and whose products have taken the high-end headphone universe by storm. The LCD3 is Audeze’s flagship model...

The Andros Phonostage receives a "Class A" rating

          in Stereophile's annual Editor's Rate 500+ Top Audio Products issue.  What does Class A mean?  Stereophile defines Class A as "The best attainable sound fo...

Chip Stern of 6Moons Interview with Robert Lee of Acoustic Zen

Between the two drivers, is one handling low frequencies and the other both midrange and bass as in a 2.5 way design?   No. It is a true D'Appolito-style array. Both 6.5" drivers are wired in pa...

Our New Showroom is OPEN FOR BUSINESS

The doors are finally open to our new 15 Graham St showroom in the Victoria Quarter, Auckland CBD,  you are warmly invited to call by for the first few weeks between 9am - 4pm untill we settle in...

AYON ORION II gets rave review from TAS - Connoisseur-Level Audio for Those on a Budget

Conclusion There are so many reasons to recommend this amplifier: fabulous sonics, world-class build-quality, a manufacturer that seems to really care about what it is doing, how it is doing it, and h...

Tellurium Q became the first company ever to win product of the year in two completely different categories.

At the Hi Fi World Awards night February 2013 in the UK, Tellurium Q became the first company ever to win product of the year in two completely different categories.   The first award near the be...

EAT introduce their new High-End E-Go Phono Stage at Vegas....

EATs lovely CEO Jozefina, is seen here sitting proudly with her 2 new creations, the NEW E-glo Phono Stage and NEW E-go 12" Reference Tonearm created exclusively for them by Graham, based on their fam...

Darcy Proper on the awesome Krell Evolution 400e amplifiers. . .

We are proud to announce that Darcy Proper of Wisseloord Studios

Zesto Audio have good reason to break open the champaign - congratulations

          Both the Leto Preamp and the Andros Phonostage receive "2013 Editor's Choice Awards" 

Ayon Audio (considered the Bugatti of the audio industry) has released many new products including their:

Orthos II XS 300+300 watt Class A monoblock amplifiers  (price to be adivsed) Ayon Audio S-5 Media Player (NZ$23,995 incl GST),

Zesto Audio Leto Preamplifier - Sonic Magic....a musicality and an impression of realism that are at once valid and authoritative yet without ever stepping outside the boundaries of sonic neutrality.

The Leto preamplifier, a linestage that is the second product of George and Carolyn Counnas’ Zesto Audio, is cut so completely from the same sonic cloth as Zesto’s Andros PS1 phonostage I reviewed las...

On The Move 6: nearly there

We are  glad to be able to report major progess on our 15 Graham St project, over the last month or so the team have put in a huge effort, we are now living in the loft apartment in the rear of t...

Quadral M50 - "BRAVO"

HiFi Lautsprecher, 2013 test yearbook (Germany): Platinum M50   The bottom line:  “A sophisticated, well thought-out design with exceptional technical solutions — a truly flawless jack-of-al...

CES 2013 - Krell release new Connect Network Streaming Device

Krell is jumping into the streaming world with a somewhat reasonably priced product that can come two ways: streamer

CES 2013 - Electrocompaniet release their new ECD 2 Reference DAC

Norwegian Manufacturer Electrocompaniet had two new digital products this year. The first is the ECD 2 Reference DAC  and available now. It features balanced and unbalanced outputs, 24/192 SPDIF ...

CES 2013 - Krell released the Phantom III preamplifier,

Krell released the Phantom III, a dual-mono design stereo preamp with a dedicated headphone amp and option for an internal DAC). Fully balanced, the DAC portion, based around the ESS Sabre 32 DAC, han...

CES 2013 - REL Introduce their new R528 SE subwoofer

At this year's CES, Sumiko's John-Paul Lizars introduced me to REL Acoustics’ new R528 SE sub-bass system. He described it as an "ultra-high output version of the R528" but also as a more compact ver...
REL

CES 2013: TAS - Alan Taffell: Best Sound (for the lowest price): The VAC “back room” system

TAS-The Absolute Sound's, Alan Taffell Best Sound (for the lowest price) award to the VAC back room system consiting of a VAC Sigma amp / Magico S1 speakers / and Esoteric K-05 deck - it delivere...
VAC

CES 2013 - Clearaudio also introduced 4 new cartridges

Clearaudio also introduced four new cartridges, priced from NZ$395 to NZ$1450. The Performer V2 Ebony incorporates a new ebony wood body with more powerful magnets for greater output (3.6mV). The Arti...

A SUBWOOFER SYSTEM FOR GRADIENT REVOLUTION, the QUAD ESL-57 and HARBETH and SIMILAR QUALITY BOOK SHELF SPEAKERS.

Independent Finnish Loudspeaker Manufacturer is back with with new range of specially tuned dipole subwoofers for Electrostatic speakers. All new scale of product for various implementations...

GRADIENT ANNOUNCE A UNIQUE STACKED SUBWOOFER SYSTEM FOR THE QUAD ESL-63 & ESL-988/989 at CES 2013

Independent Finnish Loudspeaker Manufacturer is back with with new range of specially tuned dipole subwoofers for Electrostatic speakers. All new scale of product for various implementations...

CES - Krell Industries, LLC, the leader in high performance music and home theater systems, announces Foundation, the latest in a long line of state-of-the-art A/V processors.

Featuring the latest digital connectivity, the Foundation also maintains Krell's exacting standards for analog audio reproduction.   From decoding the latest lossless audio formats, extensive di...

Usher Be-718 diamond speakers - "These diminutive speakers offer stunning levels of sonic performance for your money".

"When I consider the overall sound from any small speaker I’ve auditioned, the Be-718 is the best that I’ve heard. It’s exceedingly well balanced, surprisingly neutral, and extremely transparent. It a...

Hi-Fi Choice - The Best of the High End award 2011

Krell is one of the defining high-end brands and the Cipher is a classic example of what it’s capable of when pulling out all the stops. This is a technological showcase that is designed to extract th...

It is a pleasure to introduce the NEW "NW-T” Music Network-Transport from Ayon Audio

It is a pleasure to introduce the NEW "NW-T”  Music Network-Transport from Ayon Audio which caused quite a sensation because it is the first Music Network Transport which is using ...

Based on my experience at RMAF, the pairing of these two brands is something you should go out of your way to hear.

Brodmann and Electrocompaniet at RMAF 2012 By Art Dudley   It was that rarest of rare occasions in audio-show reporting: I entered the demonstration room of a brand that was unfamiliar to me, an...

World leading AUDEZE planar headphones have come to NZ

We ahve been searching for a long time to find that unique, special Headphone solution for our discerning clients and now we are pleased to announce the introduction of world leading heaphone technol...

Zesto Andros PS1 Phono Stage honoured with another wonderful review by Jeff Dorgay - AnalogAholic

The Zesto Andros PS1 continues to maintain high excitement among audiophiles at hifi shows around the world since its introduction last year, remaining a topic of discussion on any number of audio for...

Audio Reference brings on board the highly regarded STILLPOINTS isolation agency

With the demise of our previous Finite Element brand we have been searching for a suitable high-end isolation solution that would help realise the maximise potential for our clients audio systems, com...

Bel Canto Design has 3 completely new asynchronous USB link converters

Bel Canto has three new asynchronous USB link converters that consist of the entry-level mLink, mid-level uLink and top-of-the-line REFLink 

New range of DAVONE speakers - a gorgeous homage to Charles and Ray Eames chairs, are winging their way to NZ

Davone Audio is a fine specialty loudspeaker manufacturer from Denmark. If you love the famous Eames lounge chairs from the mid 1950′s then you’ll love the Davone “Rays”. Expertly crafted with bentwoo...

Electrocompaniet and Brodmann at California 2012 (CAS) - magical, very inviting, highly accurate and expressive.

Moving over now to rooms that was smaller by comparison to the larger suites I visited Peder Beckman the chief operating officer for Electrocompaniet. Peder works out of Oakland California but th...

VAC @ California Audio Show 2012 (CAS)

The VAC Statement 450 monoblock amplifiers (US$78,000) supplied the power connected to the VAC Signature MK2a with phono option preamplifier (US$19,500). There was also an Audio Resear...

VAC Best In Show at Newport 2012!

Dealer Audio Image set up a system so ambitious and involved that we were surprised they weren't local to Southern California, located instead to the north in Oakland. Scaena Spiritus 3.6 line-source...

6 Moons reviewer has high praise for Quadral's top-of-line Aurum Titan VII speaker

At this price I couldn’t think of another which combines this level of music-serving accuracy with such impressive power and pressure. As such this speaker is an open portal to a very direct and emoti...

Time at Singapore MOD Digital & Audio show

We have been enjoying some time out visting family in Singapore before the fun begins once we take over Graham St at the end of this month, while here I have been catching up with other audio assoscia...

Move to Auckland update

Keeping you in touch with progress regarding our move to Auckland: We had a very succesful sale of Greenslade House, our wonderful iconic place in Hamilton which has released us to fully focus on...

From that is amazing file, the €5,000,000 speakers made of gold

If you've been twiddling your thumbs waiting for a pair of speakers to come on the market made out of solid 18 karat gold, you're in luck.   But you'll have to move quick, for Shape Audio is only...

Jason Kennedy greets the new QM10two

Second coming   Guru’s original QM10 was a true music maker, but never the greatest all-rounder. With this in mind, Jason Kennedy greets the new QM10two   As we discovered in Hi-Fi Choice 31...

They confirmed CHISTO Disk Analoguer as best solution on market.

Dear friends. I always knew our products are good and do its job. Last successful development was antistatic component of new generation used both in Black Analoguer II and Staticaster.   A mont...

Quadral Platinum M4 speakers once again winner of coveted "iF Product Design" awards

iF product design award:  - quadral Platinum M 4 / Aurum Wotan VIII 

IKEDA analoge products now available in New Zealand & Australia

 We are excited to advise that Audio Reference have been appointed the NZ / Australian distributors for the magnificent IKEDA SoundLabs range of the lovely analoge  tonearms, cartr...

Quadral Aurum Wotan wins a knock-out 5 out of 5 with Hi-Fi World

Quadral Aurum Wotan Receives 5 globes in Hi-Fi world (Aug 2012)  "A compact floorstander that sounds clean and detailed, with lovely treble and great detail. It needs little power too. Fine for R...

NEW highly awarded ZESTO AUDIO brand comes to New Zealand & Australia

We have been fortunate to have negotiated the New Zealand & Australian distribution rights to the new and already highly recommended ZESTO AUDIO range of tube components,

Stereomojo @ RMAF - Rethm Maarga "one of the best sounds at the show"

Jacob George and his Rethm speaker line have always been one of the best sounds at every show and this show was no different. A room we could have spent all day in. Here is the new Maarga at US$8,75...

CES 2012: Krell unveils new integrated and preamp models

New from Krell here at CES 2012 are the stereo Phantom III preamplifier and S-550i integrated amp. Both models are due on sale in the second quarter of 2012,    The Phantom III preampli...

Tellurium Q Blue - Winner of Hi-Fi World massive 12x speaker cables shoot out.

Tellurium Q Blue - won a massive 12x speaker cables shoot out, by Hi-Fi World.  The amazing TQ Bluecable surpased all the following speaker cables, some at 2x the price.  Russ Andews Kimber ...

Fred Kaplan of Stereophile - Krell Cipher CD/SACD player: the best I've heard in its price range, and the best I've heard, period,

Reviewers quote: The Krell Cipher is a great CD player: the best I've heard in its price range, and the best I've heard, period, in my home system. Maybe it will be obsolete before the decade is ...

the Bel Canto C7R merits serious consideration for product of the year.

Victor Chavira has Positive Feedback. has posted a review of the Bel Canto C7R receiver at His conclusions: “If Bel Canto made compromises to package so many fine features at this price point, I ...

Bel Canto T.H.E. SHOW Newport Beach Report! Featuring the C7R DAC Receiver and CD3T Transport

Bel Canto Design is indescribably happy to have exhibited at T.H.E. Show Newport Beach. We had a great time; there was a great vibe and a lot of happy visitors.  The superb-sounding show sys...

Bel Canto release new CD Transport

The new Bel Canto CD3t Transport is now in stock and availalble for audition. Bel Canto’s e.One CD3t plays your CD, CDR, CDRW collection with accuracy and simplicity. Connect to your DAC Control...

World renowned Morch tonearms now available in New Zealand

We are delighted to announce that we have been offerd the NZ agecy for the world leading brand of Morch tonearms. There are 3 tonearms & 4 armtubes to maximise your cartridge compliance and your m...

Triode TRX-1 Reference Preamp - Winner of a TAS 2012 Editors Choice Award:

The Triode TRX-1 wins the 2012 Editors Choice Award from Absolute Sound. The TRX-1 boogies along with plenty of dynamic conviction and is extremely good with timing information, generating an infecti...

New range of Brodmann Festival speakers being well received

It has been pleasing to note that out of 2 demos, 2 pairs of Brodman speakers have been sold.

SGR Audio racks attain a rare 6Moons Blue Moon award - April 2012

Steve Kramers summarry comments: "more focused imaging perspective with a marginally deeper soundstage and more precise lateral placement"......

Our 1st Brodmann Festival loudspeaker shipment has walked in the door

Our eagerly awaited shipment of the very elegant Brodmann Festival range of loudspeakers has arrived at last.  We have  set them up in the studio with the beautiful Electrocompaniet componen...

Stereo Times 2011 Publishers Choice Award for BSG Technologies Qol signal processor now in stock.

A signal-processor of sorts that's designed to "restore phase anomalies" in audio signals. Inserted between ones preamp and power amp, admittedly, I was skeptical considering all the newer "enhancers"...

The first pair of Franco Serblin's beautiful Accordo stand mtg speakers are now avaiable for audition

These new Accordos are like nothing else you have seen, pure Italian atristic crafmanship, they are beautiful little gems that will sing their heart out, well above your expectations. Sangtao's A...

TAS-The Absolute Sound 2012 Editors Choice Awards - Clearaudio takes out an amazing 13 awards

  We would like to congratulate Clearaudio on the significant number of awards they achieved at theis years 2012 TAS awards including: 4x cartridge awards 5x turntable awards 1x ph...

TAS-The Absolute Sound 2012 Editors Choice Awards - Audio Reference has 16 components (excl Clearaudio)

Keeping abreast of the many innovations and ongoing product development within the audio world can be somewhat daunting but it has been pleasing to see a wide selection of our Brands have been picked ...

Tellurium Q "Graphite " NEW RELEASE

Tellurium Q introduce their new high-end "GRAPHITE" reference cables into the market. Hi Fi World will be doing a piece on the Graphite speaker cable coming out at the end of this month  A commen...

Introducing the legendary Stirling Broadcast BBC monitor speakers to the NZ/Australian market

Introducing the Stirling Broadcast (ex Rogers) range of BBC monitor speakers including the legendary BBC LS3/5a V2, designed to meet the exacting requirements of the BBC LS3/5a specification...

Quadral Platinum M4 easily wins multi-way floorstander test

Speakers on test:Quadral Platinum M4- Sound quality score: 85%Paradigm Reference Studio 60- Sound quality score: 75%Mordant & Short Aviano - Sound quality score: 73%Dali Lector 8- Sound quality sc...

Cable shoot out:

Like many, we believe good cables can make a significant difference, In March George Fracchia of ZenSati cables came to demo their #2 & #3 ranges of these unique Danish hand crafted cables.  ...