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TANNOY Prestige Manufacturing Will Remain in Scotland

MUSIC, owner of TANNOY, has stated that it remains committed to Scotland and will continue to build the TANNOY Prestige as well as other high-end loudspeakers in the country. The company which already...

hese Japanese SPEC engineers have certainly created a LOVELY, SMOOTH, TUBE SOUNDING, SOLID STATE INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER that is a PLEASURE to LISTEN to.

Hello Terry,Thank you so much for the loan of your SPEC RSA-M3EX Integrated amplifier to listen and evaluate in my system over the weekend. It just slotted into my system as though it had always been ...

BREAKING NEWS - KRELL INDUSTRIES, LLC - Management / Ownership Reorganisation Orange, CT, June 7, 2016

 Effective immediately Rondi D'Agostino will return to Krell Industries, LLC as the Managing Director. After a lengthy hiatus from day to day operations Rondi is excited to take point once again ...

OFF to the MUNICH HIGH-END show from Tue 3rd to 11th May - Someone has to go.....

Consider this:Approx 400 exhibitors Spread over the 4 days = 100 a day - not even remotely possible.I have 7 confirmed appointments so thats 1 day gone.

Want to know the difference between Airplay and Bluetooth?

Want to know the difference between Airplay and Bluetooth? You’ve come to the right place. With a plethora of wireless speakers out there using Airplay or Bluetooth, we thought explaining the advantag...

Gary Steel has a positive predisposition towards Tannoy loudspeakers that’s reconfirmed (and then some) by its retro-look Prestige Gold Reference series: 4.5/5 STARS.

TERRY HUMPHRIES IS the kind of guy who believes in doing it properly. Why sell top gear unless you’ve got a beautiful room in which to display it? Why display it if you’re not going to play it?

We have just landed the 1st of CANTON's NEW "VENTO" Series speakers their top-of-line "VENTO 896".

Happy to report that I am really impressed by its clear, open, dynamic presentation, it portrays a wide soundstage with enough emotion intact so that its easy to engage with the music, and none of the...

A great combo for an elegant HiFi system without compromise

Bought the elegant Scansonic MB-3.5 speakers (from Denmark - part of the famous Raidho group) and the lovely Accustic Arts ES Power integrated amp (hand-made in Germany) along with our Oppo JTLi bluer...

Radio France 1.5 million vinyl records for sale

Four tons of records for sale… Radio France will be auctioning part of its mind boggling 1.5 million vinyl record collection this summer...... If only we could be there.......

Quote for the day.....

"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life". - Pablo Picasso

TANNOY REVOLUTION XT 8F LOUDSPEAKER - The Speaker Find of the Year

The bottom line is that the Tannoy Revolution XT 8F is a terrific speaker and a jaw-dropping bargain for NZ$3,995/pr. It’s also beautifully finished—the way the cabinet is raised off the plinth (part ...

What I can say is that the speakers have now "disappeared" more into the sound field than previously, and that the sound has acquired a wonderful sense of ease.

We recently had the pleasure of delivering one of our world class Artesania 4level, double width audio racks for Tim's high-end system to sit in. Tim's comments after the install :

The Harbin Opera House - China

The Harbin Opera House occupies a total footprint of 850,000 sq ft (78,967 sq m) and rises to a total height of 56 m (183 ft) 

TQ -Tellurium Q Silver Diamond cables wins coveted USA award

Just had some more good news, so thought I would share it with you.

AUDEZE NEW RELEASES at CES: EL8 TITANIUM + SINE Headphones + LIGHTNING Cables

We had a great CES show! Everyone was excited about the NEW EL8 Titanium with the Lightning cable – Audeze is THE FIRST headphone company to have a fully integrated Lightning cable solution for A...

These AWESOME (how else can you describe them) CANTON REFERENCE K1 speakers have arrived at the showroom.

We 1st came across Canton at the Munich High-End Show in May, from that special experience we became the NZ Canton distributor.

HI-FI WORLD - BEST LOUDSPEAKER CABLE AWARD 2015 - Tellurium Q Silver Diamond

Tellurium Q are renowned for the secrecy surrounding the construction of their cables. But when your products are this good, that’s completely understandable. And the Silver Diamonds are undoubtedly t...

Our lovely Scansonic MB-1 stand mtg speakers receive a very good review by Tian Ma of AUDIOTECHNIQUE MAG:

SUMMARY (English translation): "the small speakers auditioned over the last 6mths are famous brands with first-rate design and sound quality, however the Scansonic MB-1 stand mtg speakers are spe...

AUDEZE LCD-4 - NEW PRODUCT RELEASED AT RMAF OCT 2015 - these eagerly awaited AUDEZE LCD-4 headphones have arrived and now available for demo in our showroom.

LCD-4 - The New Reference Standard Planar Magnetic Headphone - Audeze’s new reference headphone, is the result of dedicated research and development and advancements in materials science.

New AYON SCORPIO Integrated amplifier has arrived in our showroom and is available to audition with your music.

It is a pleasure to introduce the new "Scorpio” KT88 class-A tube integrated amplifier from Ayon Audio, (replaces previous Orion model). The previous Orion model was considered perhaps one of the best...

Our beautiful little Scansonic MB1 stand mtg speakers from Denmark receive an excellent review by Andrew Everard:

REVIEW SUMMARY: In particular the tweeter works exceptionally well, with an open, airy sound when playing atmospheric live recordings, excellent sting with cymbals without any sense of overcooking thi...

AUDIO REFERENCE appointed exclusive TANNOY GR-Prestige Gold Reference & Defintion agent

We are pleased to announce our appointment for the exclusive representation of the Highly Regarded TANNOY speakers. We will share their entry level Revolution XT range with 1 or 2 other HiFi resellers...

The new KRELL Digital Vanguard 200w class-A Integrated amp with USB-DAC/Streamer/Blu-tooth/HDMI has arrived in and available for demo.

Reviewers notes:"I love the look of the new design of the Krell Vanguard and the way the front is machined out of solid Aluminium with the Krell logo embossed on the front so it stands out nicely and ...

EAT C-SHARP Turntable awarded 5/5 Globes by Hi-Fi World “Incredible value for money… Outstanding”

"EAT''s mid-priced C-Sharp turntable and C-Note arm offers a great-sounding, thoroughly well-designed vinyl disc spinner for not a lot of money.... Amongst The Best" At only $4,500 (excludes cartridge...

NEW UBIQ SPEAKERS 1st TIME OUT DECLARED - "A MASTERPIECE"

WINNER OF RARE, PRESTIGIOUS MONO & STEREO EDITORS CHOICE AWARD: "I have only given the Mono & Stereo Editor Choice award twice so far. Robert Koda`s Takumi K-10 pre-amplifier mesmerised me fro...

At last after a long wait we have finally received the sort after AURALIC Aries wireless Music Bridge, we now have a demo sample available for audition at our showroom.

The ARIES serves as a “bridge” between music files on your network storage or high quality online streaming services and a USB-DAC — enabling DACs for the first time to stream high-resolution music qu...

darTZeel is proud introducing it’s first integrated line amplifier with full digital streaming capabilities with 24/352.4 PCM / 2x DSD DAC. - available for demo

How about a totally unique, Powerful, High-End Intergarted Amp that will also Stream your music from a computer / NAS drive etc.  darTZeel are unconventual in many respect they look outside trhe ...

Introducing UBIQ MODEL ONE - a brand NEW name in HiIGH-END SPEAKERS to the AUDIOPHILE WORLD.

We discovered these unique speakers from out of Slovenia while at the at the Munich High-End show, you can see by their outstanding architectural design and unique qualities that Igor Kante, their cre...

THE FALL OF THE COMPACT DISC - Interesting commentary by Marc Rushton of StereoNet Australia

Recent reports released by Nielsen in the US suggest downloads of digital music tracks and albums fell in the first half of 2014, while vinyl LP sales and music ‘streaming’ services continue to show g...

Why listening to music is good for your health

Whether it's singing in a choir, listening to Bach in the car or dancing to disco, most people enjoy some form of music - and increasingly it is being shown to have health benefits, too.

NEW DIGIBIT ARIA MUSIC SERVERS / STREAMERS with UNIQUE UNLIMITED METADATA FIELDS NOW AVAILABLE IN NZ

THE Magnificent NEW DIGIBIT ARIA and ARIA MINI - designed by and for music lovers and audiophiles, aria is a no-compromise music server system sure to please both audiophiles in search of sonic excell...

Our last night living at Graham St apartment....

Thought you wouldn't mind if we shared out last night living at our Graham St apartment, its at Le Chief a lovely new French restaurant / wine bar around the corner in part Empire Hotel.   Today ...

ACCUSTIC ARTS 2014 - AWARDS, EXHIBITIONS

ACCUSTIC ARTS PLAYER II wins Technology of the Year 2014 Award of Japanese MJ magazine

INTRODUCING THE REVOLUTIONARY NEW EAT C-SHARP TURNTABLE

On the evening of 5th December. Jozefina the CEO of EAT, will be here to introduce her lovely NEW C-SHARP Turntable - @ only $4500 including Tonearm its represents a wonderful buy into the awesome EAT...

Melbourne HiFi Show

Had an interesting time at the Melbourne HiFi Show last weekend, it was a good opportunity to catch up with a number of suppliers and colleagues and to discover whats new in the audio world. 

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...
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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...
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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...

MASSIVE RELOCATION SALE ON IN-STOCK ITEMS

With our impending move to Auckland, we thought you might like to take advantage of a generous relocation sale and save us the trouble of shipping and storing all our gear while we get ourselves re-es...

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"......

Stereo Times @ CES 2012 with Triode's new TRX- M845 SE Mono blocks

The Acoustic Zen Crescendo loudspeakers sounded incredible driven by the new TRX-M845SE from Triode Corp.  The TRX-M845SE monoblocks incorporated the 845 in a parallel single-ended Class-A design...

Totally Tubular: Triode's all new TRX-M845 SE Mono Blocks @ CES 2012

Over the years, the Venetian hotel has become the hot spot for higher-end products at CES, and anyone who has visited the Venetian knows it's important to keep a keen perspective of things because man...

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...

View Plexiglas / Clearaudio U Tube video

We are proud to inform you that a report about clearaudio was telecasted in the 30th Episode of PLEXIGLAS® TV:  Excellent sound and optical perfection - PLEXIGLAS® in high-end turntables made by ...

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"...

Record Collectors Fair at the Freemans Bay Hall on Saturday 17th March from 10 am to 3pm

Dear Vinyl Fans, A reminder about the next record collectors fair , entry fee only $4 children up to 12 are free but must be with an adult.  Again we have alot of new and interesting things to se...

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 ...

Krell Industries @ CES 2012

Krell showed off a couple new products at CES 2012.  There is their new stereo Phantom III preamplifier and S-550i integrated amp.

Release of the fabulous newly revised Transmit-8 SE501 MkII - 805 tube mono blocks

Announcing the launch of new highly revised Transmit8 MKII (manufactured in NZ)   

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...

Electrocompaniet add new High-End 3D Multi layer to Classic cline up

We saw the new EMP-2 from Norwegian high-end company Electrocompaniet, Blu-ray / multi format player at RMAF - Rocky Mountain Audio Fest this month. The EMP2, is a 3D Blu-ray universal player complete...

a major upgrade of the Thoroughbred Sequenced Power Interface.

Thoroughbred® Audio Engineering “Pure power can only be achieved by the professional use of a combination of critical measures. For each that is missing, the sum of the remainder is greatly diminished...

The Cambridge 751BD has won a prestigious EISA award for Universal player of the year 2011.

For those of you not familiar with EISA, it is an association of 50 technology magazines from 19 European countries, which gathers once a year to choose the best products in selected Consumer Electron...

David Byron sets up "The John Perry Collection" a vinyl library of over 4000pcs soon to be avaiable for loan.

John Perry recently passed away after a long fight against cancer. He was a well loved and respected character in the audio world, always looking out for that something special to enhance his joy of m...

SGR MT3F-SL (Slimline) make for a phenomenal home theatre system!

Thought you might like to see how some clients like to appreciate their music when combined with home theatre and TV. This has to be an ultimate setup based around a TV - there is a pair of SGR's full...

Revival of the Classic - Franco Serblin's proposed new Accordo stand mtg speakers

Mono & Stereo article re proposed new Accordo stand mtg speakers: (due for release in first 1/2 of 2012)

European Audio Team Announces Its Third Turntable With a Radical New Tonearm!

EAT’s E-Flat is a new, forward-thinking turntable supplied with a revolutionary flat tonearm. Although flat arms have been seen in the past, none have been able to offer the rigidity necessary to del...

Just arrived our NEW EAT FORTE S turntable.

If you are in the market or looking for a new turntable and want something special, then can I encourage you to audition the EAT ForteS, I promise you that you wil be absoultley delighted, it is ...

the sound in this room was uncolored and extended at both frequency extremes, revealed by a superb recording of a female singer accompanied by a double bass

I have never been a fan of transmission-line speakers. My experience has been that too often resonant problems in the line color the speaker's upper bass. But I didn't hear any such problems with the ...

The NEW Krell Phanton Preamp made its debut at Axpona.

The Krell Phanton preamp made its debut at Axpona. It shares the steely, solid, no-nonsense look and feel of other Krell components, and is meant to partner with any of the company’s Evolution e-Serie...

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.  ...

The Inevitability of Cable by Steven Stone

 Audiophile Review.com Every audiophile who uses cables or wire to connect stuff together probably has mixed feelings about it. Even if the only wire in your entire system is the one that connect...

TRI releases new Reference series tube Mono blocks, Stereo amp. Preamp & Phono stage...

Dec 2010TRI's New Reference series of tube gear has landed.TRX-P6L Reference stereo power amp with swappable tubes KT88 / EL34 ? 6L6GC Q $5,995eaTRX-1 Reference Preamp Class A with 4x band e...

Greenslade Gallery Opening - 20th October 2010

As you may know, Audio Reference Co is now located in historic Greenslade House, along with Greenslade Gallery (formerly La Mezz Gallery at the Audio Art Cafe.)   The gallery's second exhibition,...
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