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|Massive Quad EASTER Special - 25% off RRP for the entire range inc the ESL - 2912 and 2812's|
The Brand NEW QUAD ESL are now in our Melbourne Store:
Quad ESL 12 - 2912 Electrostatic Speaker Employing the Legendary Sound Of The Original QuadThey look Better and they sound Better
Come on in and Find out more:
QUAD ESL 2912 RRP $17 499 New Price: $13,120
The rest of the QUAD range on SPECIAL while stock lasts:
Quad 11L Classic Bookshelf Speakers a True Proffesional Choice
WAS $799.00 NOW $599
Quad 12L Classic Bookshelf Speaker System, True Monitor Speakers 87db, 150 Watts WAS $$1,199.00 NOW $899
Quad 23L Classic Floor Stand Speaker, True 3 Way Speaker System 88db 200watts RMS WAS $2,995.00 NOW $2,245
Quad 25L Classic Series Floor Standing Speakers, 91db 250 Watts RMS WAS $4,299.00 NOW $3,215
Quad Elite Hand Held Remote System, combines all the Elite Series Components into 1 Remote WAS $179.00 NOW $130
Quad Elite Audio Rack, this rack is designed for the Quad Elite Series WAS $699.00 NOW $515
Quad Elite INT , Integrated Amplifier with Simplicity and Performance you would normally pay more for WAS $1,695.00 NOW $1,259
Quad Elite Stereo Amplifier, Powerful 80 watts per channel
WAS $1,299.00 NOW $969
Quad Elite QMP Mono Block Power Amplifiers 260 Watts RMS 8 Ohms. SOLD AS A PAIR WAS $4,195.00 NOW $3,145
Quad Elite QSP Stereo Power Amplifier with 140 Watts RMS Per Channel
WAS $2,099.00 NOW $1,569
Quad Elite Pre Hi End Stereo Preamp WAS $1,599.00 NOW $1,199
Quad Elite FM Tuner with Image Rejection and Pilot Tone Supression WAS $1,099.00 NOW $819
Quad Elite CDS CD Player For The Hifi Purists Inc Balanced Outputs WAS $1,495.00 NOW $1,119
Quad Elite CDP CD Player with Pre-Amp Built for All your Digital Devices WAS $2,199.00 NOW $1,649
Quad Platinum Mono Block Power Amplifier 180Watts RMS per Channel. Sold as a Pair WAS $10,995.00 NOW $8,245
Quad Platinum DMP CD Player/DAC/ Preamplifier and Media Player All In One High Quality Component WAS $5,495.00 NOW $4,119
Quad Platinum Stereo Amplifier with 150Watts True RMS Sound per Channel WAS $5,495.00 NOW $4,119
QUAD - Quad QC 24P Quad QC 24P Phono Valve Stage, Designed By The Very Best WAS $2,645.00 NOW $1,979
Quad QC 24 Preamplifier Designed For The Analogue Purists, WAS $2,195.00 NOW $1,645
Quad II Integrated Valve Amplifier, At This Price Range Nothing Comes Near It. Genuine and Original WAS $9,895.00 NOW $7,419
Quad II Classic First Launched in 1953, This Amplifier is a True Legend WAS $5,249.00 NOW $3,935
Quad II 40 Valve Amplifiers, 40 Watts RMS Per Mono Block. Sold As Pairs WAS $8,295.00 NOW $6,219
Quad II 80 Valve Amplifier 80 Watts RMS Per Mono Block , Sold As Pairs WAS $12,995.00 NOW $9,745
Valid for new products only. Prior lay buys and orders are not valid. Stock is limited so no rain checks or pre- orders. Discont sale price applies on purchase ie. no lay buys. Sale is for a very limited time only!
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|The Australian NAIM Audio Experts - New logo and APRIL PRICE RISE|
The new price rise in in effect on NAIM. So check the special offers page for new prices. We still have some floor stock which is limited to usually one of avaliable which is also listed on the Special Offers page.
Dont see the NAIM gear on the Special Offers page you are looking for? Give us a call.
With more then 40 years experience selling only the very best of the High End you can be sure that we are the Australian Experts when it comes to NAIM audio. The only place in Melbourne to buy NAIM - Sound Reference - with the range and service to support your next buying decision when it comes to NAIM
The whole range reduced. See our special offers page for more prices: http://www.caxtonaudio.com.au/specialoffers.html
|AudioLab Special on the NEW M-NET with BONUS system purchase deals. Great with a M - DAC.|
M-NET, a network streaming addition to the Audiolab ‘LAB’ Series of half-width components is now available
‘Adding even more versatility to its multi-award-winning LAB Series, Audiolab’s new M- NET networkable streaming player is expressly designed to partner the Audiolab M-DAC or Q-DAC allowing both internet radio services and local media from devices such as NAS drives and local PCs or MACs, effectively expanding the capabilities of the M-DAC or Q-DAC to include streaming media either via Ethernet, Wi-Fi or USB input', said Tony Ingrisano, of AVR.
Tthe Audiolab M-NET retails for $869.99 (RRP).
We have an introductory deal on the M-NET for $699
We also have a super System deal for a very limited time only.
Buy either a M-DAC or Q- DAC with a M-PWR and receive one new Audiolab M-NET for just $399
M-DAC System Purchase Retail price $3269.97
You pay Special price M-DAC system: $2297
Q-DAC System Purchase Retail price $2837
You pay Special price Q-DAC system: $1897
8200 Q-DAC: $699 (RRP $869.99)
8200 M-DAC: $1099 (RRP $1299.99)
8200 M-PWR: $799 (RRP $1099.99)
NEW: 8200 M-NET: $699 (RRP $869.99)
Buy one of these great systems today and save.
|New Award winning Products from NAD|
NAD D 3020 Hybrid Digital Amplifier
The original NAD 3020 introduced a generation of Music Lovers to true high fidelity sound. The term High Fidelity literally means “true to the original”
Sales Price: $645
NAD D 7050 Direct Digital Network Amplifier
If you have a computer or smart phone running iTunes, and a home Wi-Fi network, just add the D 7050 and your favorite loudspeakers.
Sales Price: $1195
NAD D 1050 USB DAC
The NAD D 1050 USB DAC is the best way to add Computer Audio and HD Digital to your component hi-fi system using Asynchronous 24/192 USB input.
Sales Price: $645
|SpotLight System Purchase - Cant decide on a system? Let us build it for you!|
This month we have put together a great budget system that can be upgraded to pack a real punch.
Wharfedale Diamond 10.1 speakers:$358
NAD 316 BEE Intergrated Amp: $449
Styleaudio External USB UD-1 DAC: $199
BYO PC or MAC Computer Music Server
Total system price: $999
(system includes hook up wire).
System Upgrades (+additional cost to the system):
Wharfedale Denton Speakers +$449
QUAD 11L Classic Veneer Speakers +$249
Digital Source :
Green Power CD Player +$609
Styleaudio External DAC HD-1V + $100
QUAD 99 CD - S CD Player + $700
Arcam FMJ A 19 Integrated Amp +$549
Green Power 120 watt Amp Intergrated Amp: $134
|April Music Sell out Sale: EXIMUS /STELLO /APRIL MUSIC all on run our special|
We are running out the entire April Music catalogue.
The special is only for current in stock items and will not be repeated.
When all stocks run out the special is finished.
Some models are one of a kind or only one or two in stock.
Most new in the box some open cartons.
All are sold as new with full 12 month warranty
EXIMUS DP-1 RRP $3200 - SALE $2400
EXIMUS S-1 RRP $2500 - SALE $1590
Stello Ai 700 RRP $6500 SALE $ 3990
Stello Ai 500-SE RRP $3795 SALE $ 2495
Stello Ai 500 RRP $3600 SALE $2295
Stello CDA 500 RRP $2995 SALE $1795
Stello U3 RRP $495 SALE $349 SOLD OUT
Stello U2 RRP $350 SALE $205
Stello DA100sig 24/96 RRP $999 SALE $595
Stello DA100sig opc RRP $899 SALE $495
Stello DA100 opc RRP $799 SALE $449
Stello S100 RRP $1295 SALE $499
Stello HP100 RRP $999 SALE $499
Stello CDT100 RRP $999 SALE SOLD OUT
Aura Note Premier RRP $2990 SALE $1750
Classic AuraNote RRP $2490 SALE $1290
AuraGrove Intergrated Amp: RRP $1895 SALE $995
AuraNeo CD Players/ External DAC: RRP $1795 SALE $695
AuraVITA Reciever phono USB: RRP $1400 SALE $895
AuraVIVA CD Players/ External DAC: RRP $1000 SALE $795
Due to these Special low Sale prices we cannot offer free freight on the above items.
Nordost Speaker + Interconnect (Revision 2) + power cables on sale Limited stock.
Red Dawn -
Speaker Cable 2m Shotgun Zplug unboxed SALE $699
Speaker Cable 3m Bi-Wired Spades boxed SALE $899
Speaker Cable 2m shotgun spade boxed SALE $449
Speaker Cable 3m Bi-Wire Zplug boxed SALE $579
Shiva Power Cable
Power cable 2m $399
|AudioLab Special Now on included is the NEW M- PWR Power Amp and Q-DAC|
The New line up for Audiolab includes stunning "components of the year" items built with quality take a look at the new 8200 (pictured) CD player / DAC combo:
You’ll probably already be aware that the Audiolab 8200CD is brilliant as it took the Product of the Year gong in the CD players category, in the 2010 Awards. If even that high praise falls short of convincing you of the Audiolab’s quality, its performance against its fiercest rivals should seal the deal.
The CD player use ESS Technology's 32-bit Sabre DAC to handle all digital sources, and can handle formats up to 24-bit/96kHz via their USB connection, with a read-out of bit depth and sampling frequency on the display panel.
The USB link is also asynchronous, with the data regulated by
the player's master clock rather than the computer's, to minimise
8200 CD Player For OLED screen version $1499
8200 CD Player standard: $1090
8200 CDQ CD Player + built in Pre: $1590
8200 CDQ CD Player For OLED screen version $1799
8200 A Intergrated Amp: $1290
8200 M Power Mopno Amps (pair): $2159
8200 Q Pre Amp: $1319
8200 250W Mono Blocks: $2870
8200 P Power Amps: $1170
8200 T Tuner: $1039
8200 M-DAC: $1089
8200 Q-DAC: $699
8200 M-PWR: $799
|Wharfedale Diamond 100 Range|
Wharfedale Diamond 100 series
The Diamond 100 range replaces the Diamond 10 Range as the king of affordable quality speaker.
The small cabinet and wonderful stereo imaging meant the Diamond quickly became a best-seller and has been a permanent fixture in the Wharfedale product range ever since and has been a best seller.
Diamond 121 Bookshelf Speaker:
In store RRP $549
Sale Price $429
Diamond 155 Floorstanding Speaker:
In store RRP $1198
Sale Price $998
|Wharfedale Diamond 10.1 Bookshelf speakers New low price|
The Diamond 10.1 replaces the 9.1 as the king of affordable bookshelf quality speaker.
The diamond 10.1 has the following upgrades to the 9.1
- Stronger cabinet walls
- Composite front baffle panel
- Improvements to the mid/bass drive unit
- Rear-firing twin reflex ports
- Tweeter diffuser
- Neodymium-Powered Tweeter Mounted in Cast Alloy Surround
In store for just RRP $479
Sale Price $358
|Wharfedale Specials now on - Diamond 9.1 Bookshelf speakers under half price!|
"The Diamond 9.1 had two attributes that floored me:
Robert J. Reina Stereophile Magazine
We have limited stock of these great little speakers for under half price!
Diamond 9.1 (pair)RRP $599
Sale price: $299 (pair)
Other items from the Diamond Wharfedale range also on special.
|Caxton Audio and Sound Reference The Australian NAIM Experts|
With more then 40 years experience selling only the very best of the High End you can be sure that we are the Australian Experts when it comes to NAIM audio. The only place in Melbourne to buy NAIM - Sound Reference - with the range and service to support your next buying decision when it comes to NAIM
Products now in Stock DAC V1 and NAP 100
Naim says the DAC-V1 is ‘designed for the customer who uses a computer as their main source of music’: it has an asynchronous USB input, able to handle audio at up to 24-bit/384kHz, while the five S/PDIF digital inputs (BNC, 2x optical, 2x electrical) can handle formats up to 24-bit/192kHz.
The NAP 100 is a dual-mono power amplifier, delivering 50W per channel into 8ohms, or 100W a side into 4ohms.
DAC-V1 Now $2300
NAP 100 Now $1500
BOTH on Introducton Discount of 10%
The whole range reduced see our special offers page for more prices: http://www.caxtonaudio.com.au/specialoffers.html
|NuForce Now In Stock - Best price|
NuForce DDA-100 RRP: $699
Sale Price $589
A design innovation you have to hear to believe.
The NuForce DDA-100 is a Direct-Digital Integrated Amplifier that marks a new juncture in digital sound. The innovative new design converts the digital audio signal into analog form at the last possible stage—the PWM amplifier output—giving listeners the same level of performance as far much more expensive audio gear. The DDA-100's inherently low distortion and noise floor remain in the digital domain from beginning to end, resulting in a remarkably wide dynamic range, crystalline clarity and amazing detail—all for an affordable price.
NuForce S3-BT Wireless Active Loudspeakers RRP: $339
he NuForce S3-BT is based on the latest “apt-X” codec, which was developed to enable the kind of crystalline sound that NuForce customers have come to expect.
The S3-BT speakers are based on an essential, time-honored principle: good sound depends on intelligent design and superior materials. For example, the S3-BT’s woofer employs a proprietary anti-resonance cone and powerful magnet assembly
Both now in Stock
|NEW JAS AUDIO SPEAKERS from the JAS Range - The Socrates|
Socrates was the master of "Plato" and so is the name of the new top of the line flagship model from Jas Audio
Constructed from the best German speaker components.
Combining JAS Audio's new high end Air Motion Tweeters.
With the addition of the Accouton new top notch 7" titanium voice coil ceramic mid-range drivers.
Plus an Accuton new top model of 11" sandwich ceramic bass driver.
The crossover uses German Mundorf Supreme capacitors.
Its sound is just amazing as Plato so much so that it beats the awards winner - "Plato" in every aspect.
In Store now RRP: $39,000.
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|Arcam Toys: rDAC, rBlink, rPAC etc|
Using a digital to analogue converter (DAC) normally found in very high end HiFi components and Arcam’s world-class audio circuitry, the rPAC takes audio files stored on a MAC or PC and delivers converts them into beautiful music with stunning clarity and precision. Its USB power system means no “wall wart” PSU is needed and the choice of line level output or headphones socket allows you to share the musical enjoyment with friends or keep it all to yourself!
The rPAC will sit discreetly beside any desktop or laptop computer and is constructed using a durable, precision cast aluminum case. Designed for music lovers everywhere it is ideal for the home, office or on the road.
Avaliable now For $298
Arcam Solo rDAC Digital to Analogue Converter $429
Arcam rBlink $398
Arcam drDock $198
|Zion PE Power Cord - Affordable High End Power Cable|
New Zion PE Power Cord is a double shielded Single Crystal OFC cable. Each of the three conductors is made of 14 AWG 5N OCC/OFC (copper). Each line, neutral, and ground wire are individually insulated with Teflon. The double shielding consists of a layer of silver foil and close-lapped tin braiding providing 100% coverage for RFI/EMI avoidance. A 100% cotton cord is used in the center for resonance and vibration damping. PE is a high performance and economical cable that is capable of providing a smooth frequency response, and is suitable for most applications.
ZION Extra Power Cable 1.8m Aust termination - $350
ZION PE Power Cable 1.5m Aust termination - $149
Wharfedale Denton 80th Anniversary Limited Edition
Huntingdon, England -- Wharfedale, Britains most famous loudspeaker brand, celebrates its 80th anniversary this year. To mark the occasion, one of Wharfedales best-loved speakers from decades past is returning in enhanced, limited edition form.
Introduced in 1967, the Denton exemplified Wharfedales twin edicts of quality and value, balancing fine craftsmanship, natural sound quality and affordability inside a compact loudspeaker that was bought in its millions right across the globe. Successive Denton designs ran until the late 1970s, at which point the famous Denton name was confined to loudspeaker history... until now!
Re-imagined by legendary loudspeaker designer Peter Comeau, the Denton 80th Anniversary Edition remains true to its illustrious namesake whilst making the most of modern materials and manufacturing techniques to deliver a speaker that is fully equipped for the 21st Century.
Strictly Limited Edition!
In store RRP of $899
Now $799 a pair
You SAVE: $100 a pair
|QUAD Release New Platinum series of solid-state electronics|
Quad's new Platinum series of solid-state electronics come above the current Elite series (which will remain in the line), and includes a:
- Digital Media Playback Center (USB
asynchronous, Optical and RCA coax) This new media player from
Quad includes a CD player along with a fully-balanced stereo preamplifier
providing 7 digital inputs.
- 150Wpc stereo amp
- 180W monoblock amps.
The components use balanced and RCA connections, and feature standard 12V triggers.
QUAD Platinum Digital Media Playback Center: RRP - $3999
QUAD Platinum 150Wpc stereo amp: RRP - $3999
QUAD Platinum 180W monoblock amps pair: RRP - $7999
|Audiolab M-DAC black or silver for $1089 with Free Shipping*|
The Audiolab M DAC is one of those products that has you reaching to play all your favourite tracks to hear just how good they can sound.
WhatHiFi Product of the Year
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Black or Silver Avaliable In Stock Melbourne And Brisbane: free shipping to most metro area's.
|Now avaliable - New Model Vandersteens|
The Vandersteen Quatro speakers provide enhanced
performance by combining the 3a Signature and a pair of 2Wq's in
a more esthetically pleasing enclosure, simplifying the setup procedure
and presenting a less imposing presence in the room. The Vandersteen
Quatro has many of the same attributes as the Model 5 without the
cost of the veneered cabinet.
In Store Now
High Pass FQ Filters $1290 (for quatro's)
3A sig $5999 (inc pedestal)
2Ce Sig Mark II $3299 (inc pedestal)
1Ci $1999 (inc pedestal)
|QUAD 9L Active Speakers - HALF PRICE! - Limited Pairs avaliable|
The 9L Active Monitor continues the Quad tradition of great sound in a compact package ideal for a broad range of applications.
Each speaker is powered
by its own internal 60 watt amplifier that has been tuned specifically
for this speaker, providing outstanding performance.
We have a few pairs of these we can do for half price but only while stocks last.
QUAD ACTIVE 9L Bookshelf speakers
WAS $999 NOW $599 per pair inc Remote
Different finishes avaliable
|QUAD Floor Stander Speaker sale + QUAD ACTIVE STUDIO MONITORS at reduced prices|
QUAD Series Two Savings many finishes avaliable :
9L2 RRP $899 SALE $ 449
11L2 RRP $1149 SALE $ 599 LAST pair Rosewood Gloss
12L2 SOLD OUT
21L2 SOLD OUT
22L2 SOLD OUT
Maple Savings (pictured finish):
Maple L-Subwoofer RRP $2698
SALE $ 1199The Active QUAD L-series are powered versions of the famous L-series loudsepakers. The 2 models, the '11L active' and the '12L active' both feature not only one amplifier, but two amplifiers per speaker, each tailored to perfectly match its drive unit.
QUAD CENTER speakers
$1149 Now $499
QUAD ACTIVE 12L Bookshelf speakers
QUAD ACTIVE 11L Bookshelf speakers
$1899 Now $990
Avaliable in Cherry, Black and Rosewood finish.
QUAD ACTIVE 9L Bookshelf speakers
WAS $999 NOW $599 inc Remote
Some finishes unavaliable
|New improved QUAD FloorStanders 23L and 25L In Store|
The L Classic series is one of the finest conventional loudspeakers available today. Conceived as an affordable introduction to the values of Quad, it retains many of the virtues of our flagship loudspeakers, combining midrange with detail and resolution well beyond the standard of its class.
The first of two floorstanding models released in the L Classic range, the 23L Classic retains similar internal components as its stand-mount siblings the 11L and 12L.
Including Kevlar cone drivers, vastly improved bass-midrange for more linear motion and lower distortion, tweeters with precision-engineered waveguide, advanced phase linear crossovers that acoustically combine the drive units, even bi-wiring options for versatility.
It also utilises multi-layer cabinet construction for reduced panel colouration and is available in a choice of veneer and piano finish options.
Arcam entry system Special PLUS rCube more affordable
rCube is a listening revolution, delivering high fidelity from a single, beautiful package that's portable and has wireless audio streaming.
Arcam Entry System Special
Arcam FMJ CD 17 CD Player
SALE Price $889
Arcam FMJ A 19 Integrated Amp
SALE Price $990
New in Box full warranty
QUAD Speaker Sale - Full 5.1 systems - Brand New
The Quad 11Ls have picked up more than their fair share of awards.
This new compact system builds on their strengths with a sound that will please those wanting the full surround sound experience without either filling the room with huge speakers or going for one of the more eye-catching 'designer' packages, and will amaze those who believe there's no substitute for big speakers when a fullscale sound is called for. Listen to them with some powerful home-cinema amplification — one of the current crop of over-achieving integrated receivers would do very nicely — and you could be convinced that you were enjoying much larger loudspeaker
I've reviewed many $2000 surround systems over the past year, a handful of which were exceptional, and let me tell you straight up that the Quad L-ite system belongs in the exceptional group - Chris Martens
QUAD 5.1 LITE PACKAGE AUSTRALIAN RETAIL PRICE: $3498
Limited time special price $1399 Brand New in Box
QUAD Lite speaker and subwoofer cabinets are offered in four piano lacquer finishes: rosewood, cherry, black, and silver. Build quality is exceptional. When listed stock runs out sale is over.
When listed stock runs out sale is over. All items in this sale are covered by QUADS full warranty.
|New QUAD DAC Link and NAD DAC 1 Wireless USB|
QUAD DAC Link With the increased popularity of computers as source, this Link D1 USB DAC allows consumers to enjoy listening to digital music sources from a computer (Windows or Mac) via USB connection. This product is USB 1.1 and 2.0 compliant. No custom USB drivers or software programs are required. This device supports sampling frequencies ranging from 32kHz to 192kHz and incorporates a high quality digital-to-analogue converter (DAC). It can also serve as an USB interface simply to convert the data of music files from your computer to SPDIF signal for use with outboard DACs."
In store now for $539
NAD DAC 1 -NAD Electronics has an affordable DAC Wireless USB audio digital-analog converter, the point-to-point wireless transmission of uncompressed audio music features announced 16/48.
NAD VISO 1 Wireless Digital music system with Bluetooth
The NAD VISO 1 is inspired design married to some of the most sophisticated audio technologies in the world today. The result is a new way to experience your mobile music collection.
With the VISO 1, every detail of your digital music is clear with all the warmth and emotion of a live musical performance. This immersive musical experience must be heard to be believed.
New In Store Low Price $499.
Quad 99 Series Electronics FINAL Sale As the QUAD Elite Series NOW in Stock
Quad's highly-regarded 99 Series components, launched in 1999, are set to be replaced over the next few months by an all-new Elite Series. Six models will be available, and the line-up is similar to that of the 99 range.
The new models are housed in high-quality cast alloy casework, in dark grey with a matt black front panel, and are designed to work together via an integrated system
99 Series Special Price - When listed stock runs out sale is over.
Some items are in Brisbane and some are in Melbourne.
All items in this sale are covered by a full 24 month warranty.
POWER AMPS -
99 Series Stereo Amp RRP $1599 SALE SOLD OUT
99 Series 909 Stereo Power Amp RRP $3299 SALE SOLD OUT
99 Series MONO Amp (pair) RRP $3299 SALE SOLD OUT
PRE AMPS -
99 Series Pre Amp RRP $1899 SALE SOLD OUT
CD PLAYERS -
99 Series CD-S CD Player RRP $1699 SALE $990
99 Series CDP-2 CD Player RRP $2499 SALE SOLD OUT
99 Series Tuner RRP $1799 SALE SOLD OUT
|New QUAD II Eighty Now Avaliable|
New for 2008, we have the latest Qaud II Eighty Valve mono Power Amplifiers. Featuring KT88 output valves, running as two pairs and partial cathode loading in the output transformers. For many audiophiles, the age of the transistor left a big hole in the emotion and pleasure provided by good valve amplification. The hi-fi world became orientated around numbers and statistics and choosing a new product was simply a question of numerical specifications. But with this latest Quad amp, once again we have the chance to recreate the same spirit and atmosphere as earlier times.
RRP $12 699 a pair .
SALE PRICE: $10 999
|Styleaudio New USB/ Toslink DAC in Stock - Limited introductory offer TOPAZ|
It is possible to use your computer as a MUSIC SERVER and achieve a high end sound.
With careful selection and configuration of the computer audio software the results can be outstanding. The computer soundcard can often be the weak link. Bypass the computers soundcard by using a USB audio quality DAC. Simply connect the USB DAC to your hi-fi system (using the RCA outs) or use headphones direct from the USB DAC for CD quality (16bi/44.1kHz) all DAC's support 24/ 196.
EXTERNAL DAC's With headphone stage.
The CARAT-UD1 USB in entry level $149
The CARAT-HD1V USB in $249 uses audiophile parts inc. TCXO for lower jitter.
The PERIDOT USB in DAC (pictured) improved headphone out $429
The TOPAZ with USB & TOSLINK in RRP $699 Limited offer $499
|AudioLab Celebrates Improved line up with Half Price deals!|
The 8000 series offers a definitive and genuine hi-fidelity performance from a no nonsense approach to engineering.
Right now we have some very popular limited offers. Black and Silver finishes avaliable until stocks run out. And thats to the importers good faith the deals just got better! Offer avaliable until sold out.
8000CD - SOLD OUT
8000CDE - SOLD OUT
8000S - SOLD OUT
8000SE - SOLD OUT
8000Q - RRP: $1899 - Sale: $750
8000M- SOLD OUT
8000P - SOLD OUT
8000PPA - RRP: $1749 - Sale: $799
8000TE - SOLD OUT
|Sell out sale of Image NZ Loudspeakers|
Image New Zealand loudspeakers, New Zealands best kept secret, are on stock clearence while stocks last. Own a pair of these quality speakers at sale prices today.
Revelation RRP: $6500 SOLD
414 RRP: $3300 Sale: SOLD OUT
412 RRP: $2200 Sale: SOLD OUT
401 RRP: $1190 Sale: $790
Studio Reference RRP: $1590 Sale: $1290
AVC Center RRP: $1190 Sale: $790
Limited number of models avaliable with sales price only avaliable while current stock last. 5 year warrenty on all pairs sold.
|Limited Offers on JAS Audio Green Power CD and AMP combo|
The New GP ( Green Power ) series of product from JAS Audio Consumes 20% less power then other Audio Gear. We have a limited special offer on the Green Power line in both Black (pictured) and silver (Think Macbook Pro finish) CD Players and Intergrated Amps.
Green power CD1
Philips CD transport & laser head;
Burr Brown PCM1798 D/A Coverter chip
24Bit / 192kHz Upsampling
2-step OPA amplification -- Build-in chips 1st step using Burr Brown OPA604 and 2nd step using Philips OPA5532
With stereo & mono OPA dockings for easily upgradeabe of different OPA chips and/or fine-tuning the sound performance
top-loading pick-up mechanism for stable singal reading and low signal loss
High quality chassis and premium components
Audio grade Toroidal Transformer
Premium Remote ControlRRP: $1499 Sales Price: $799
Green Power 120 Amp
120 watts with remote
RRP: $1299 Sales Price: $699
|Naim HDX Media Server in Melbourne|
"Naim makes hard-disk music an audiophile reality, and in some style - this is an amazing product, and capable of serious performance"
What Hi fi Magazine
|New From Naim the Ovator Series Loudspeaker - In showroom Now|
The Ovator balanced mode radiator (BMR) constitutes its most visible technological advance, yet the performance of this loudspeaker is equally the result of painstaking refinement in numerous elements of design, construction, and material selection.
For example, there is so much more to the musical reproduction of bass than low frequency extension, so the Ovator S-400 LF driver is designed not simply to play bass, but to do so with faultless musical accuracy. It incorporates a multitude of electro-acoustic details aimed at minimising distortion and compression, and the result is extended bass with peerless timing, dynamics, and pitch accuracy. One vital element in the design of a high performance bass driver is its chassis. Great rigidity and an open structure are vital but potentially conflicting requirements, so the pressure die-cast bass driver chassis of the Ovator S-400 incorporates a triangulated framework, borne of finite-element analysis, that ensures both rigidity and unimpeded air passage.
Music played from the Ovator is a revelation. The uncoloured, detailed and natural coherence of the Balanced Mode Radiator combines with the rhythmic clarity and accuracy of the twin bass driver system endlessly to reveal previously unheard musical details and insight. Stereo imagery and recorded ambience are portrayed with scale and depth that remains consistent across the listening room, and with either Ovator model, an entire music collection becomes new again. The speaker is the point at which recorded music leaves the world of electronics and becomes real. With the Ovator, the reality is a musical experience that sounds live and real.
Wadia 170iTransport iPod DAC Now in Black and in Stock With a Price Reduction
NOW IN STORE.
The iTransport is the first ever component specifically designed to transform your iPod into a high-resolution audio/video media server. The iTransport combines the convenience of personal audio with the performance and connectivity of your home audio/video system, delivering bit-perfect digital audio signal via S/PDIF coaxial (RCA) output, DVD quality video via component outputs, and built on a sleek aluminum chassis.
When the iPod docks with iTransport, the iPod transforms into an audiophile-grade media server that rivals some of the top performing digital source components available
New Low Sales price: $598
|Heed Audio now on sale in Australia|
Finding real high-end performance at real-world prices can be a challenging proposition. Quickly becoming the not-so-secret-anymore favorite of European music lovers, Heed audio has been taking Europe by storm, first with their "black-box" range of separates, garnering highest praise from HiFi+ and Germany's top publication, Image Hifi.
From their very affordable Orbit power supplies for Turntables, to their stunning Quasar phonostage, Heed has become the underground darling of analog lovers everywhere. With their new version of the Obelisk integrated amp, Heed stand poised to assume the crown for all-out best British-style affordable integrated amp.
Orbit2 - SOLD OUT
Obelisk Si - Was $2699 - Now $1990
Obelisk X-2 - Was $1599 - Now $1299
Obelisk PAS - Was $2099 - Now $1590
Vinyl -1 - Was $299 - Now $289
DACTIL -1 - Was $350 - Now $345
CANAMP headphone amp - SOLD OUT
QUESTAR - Phonostage Was $650 - Now SOLD OUT
QUASAR - Advanced Phonostage Was $1699 - Now SOLD OUT
DACTILUS - SPDIF DAC Was $850 - Now $425
Q-PSU - Power Supply add on Was $699 - Now $385
|New Products from McCormack Audio with Introductory special offers|
The UDP-1 digital player, that we enjoyed so much, was a big success for the conrad-johnson / McCormack design household and after several years on the new must have 'digital front’ end has arrived and we are delighted to report the emergence of a new digital replay component the DP-2 does, without a shade of doubt, improve on the UDP-1 digital player.
Also new in the line up are power amps and pre amps.
Introductory Sales Prices
DP-2 (24 bit / 192 kHz sampling rate DACs CD player) - Introductory special : $3999
LD-2 (remote-controlled preamplifier) -
Introductory special : $2998
Distributed Node Architecture Power Amplifier
DNA 250- Introductory special : $4598
DNA 750 mono block pair - Introductory special : $9998
Run out Sale Deals on last seasons McCormack
RLD-1 Line Stage - Sale: $1995 - RRP: $3998
MAP-1 - Sale: $1995 - RRP: $4999
|Weiss DAC202 Price Reduction to $6450|
We use this DAC in-store to run our QUAD 2905 electrostatic + Conrad Johnson setup the DAC + MAC = WIN
The ultimate DAC from Switzerland. Plays files up to 24/ 192 Bit Perfect. Includes remote control, volume + main output + dedicated headphone output stage.
Could this be the worlds best DAC? The answer is in the Review here:
|Introducing the New Sound Referene High End Tone Arm|
SR has launched this tonearm and its all about sound and performance. Traditionally built with its weight-and-string antiskating device, at the same time it is built using modern materials bringing this tonearm into the 21st century.
It offers VTA on the fly, using a fine thumb wheel at the base. The length is 9", effective length 230 MM; aluminium base, pipe, headshell, stainless steel counterweight and lift; height adjusting: 0~6 MM
Internal Cardas wiring.
|Introducing the New Sound Referene High End Turn Table|
The new SR Turntable is, in our opinion, the pinnacle performance turntable at it's price point available to the music-loving public. We designed the SR with knowledge and expertise.
The main platter is engineered to extremely tight tolerances. This results in virtually friction free rumble-less performance which, if lubricated correctly, will last your lifetime!
Base: MDF, coated, 42*39.5*45 CM, 6KG
Platter: acrylics, frosting finish, 30(dimension)*4.3(thickness) CM, 3.5KG
Bearing: #304 stainless steel for bearing, phosphor bronze for bearing house
Stand: alloy aluminium in oxidation finish
Tonearm: 9", effective length 230 MM; aluminium base, pipe, headshell, stainless steel counterweight and lift; height adjusting: 0~6 MM
Drive: belt drive plus external DC motor
$1590 (without cartridge) and in stock now
|Stylus Force Gauge|
This Stylus Tracking Force Gauge is the industry standard. This simple-to-use measuring device was developed to give listeners a way to insure against the problems caused by improper tracking force settings, which include mistracking, excessive record and tip wear, and poor sound reproduction.
This gauge is a highly accurate electronic instrument designed to measure the actual downward force exerted by a stylus on a record over the range of 0.001 to 5.0 grams. Each gauge is individually calibrated, and displays readings in 0.001 gram increments in order to provide a precise measurement of stylus tracking force.
In Stock now for $89 Each (batteries included)
|Weiss Weiss DAC 2 New Low Price in Store|
Well the word is out that the Brand spanking new DAC202 + remote is on the way. For now the Weiss DAC range is at way below cost price:
DAC2 (Will remain a current model) - $3650
|Oxx Classic 600 Digital DAB+ Radio Now in Stock|
Neat, functional and simple to use, the Oxx Classic 600 makes listening to a world of internet radio easy.
This DAB+ radio is truly international with access to around 12,000 stations from 272 countries from the ever-growing internet radio portal. To sort through this vast selection you can choose stations by genre, by location, or from a list of popular stations. Those that you like the sound of can be stored in a list of 'favourites'. The beauty of this Wi-Fi radio is that you don' t need a PC or software to use it. It'll also act as a media player, has a built-in clock, timer and alarm plus it'll receive conventional FM radio from the airwaves. Outputs analogue out through a 3.5mil jack so it can connect to a pre-amp for a quality radio sound.
On sale now at $299.
|Reference Recordings 24/176.4 Master tapes|
Digital Master Tapes avaliable:
Crown Imperial, Hot Club of San Fransico
Rachmaninoff, The Tempest
Exotic Dancers of the Opera
From Reference Recordings: Starting with analog tapes we weren’t satisfied with early technology, 16 bit digital recordings, but soon began making HDCD (High Definition Compatible Digital) recordings, in which the process was co-designed by our own recording guru Keith O. Johnson. In the opinion of many, these are probably the best digital recordings ever.
Currently we record at 176.4 kHz/ 24 bits, with HDCD, and that is what we put on our HRx discs. Like any quality recording company, we have long been frustrated by the limitations of consumer formats: LP, CD, SACD, DVD-A, etc. No one but our recording and mastering team could hear the full beauty of our recordings!
|NEW JAS AUDIO Price reductions for the JAS Range|
Was $3990 Now $2990
JAS Orsus 3 way Floorstander
Was $5990 Now $4990
JAS Oscar way Floorstander
Was $4990 Now $3990
JAS Orior Bookshelf (Image left)
Was $5990 Now $4900
Was $7990 Now $5900
Was $11990 Now $9998
Was $5900 Now $4900
|Showcasing The NEW JAS AUDIO Range of Valve Tube Gear - The Bravo Range|
The JAS Bravo 2.2 remote-controlled 8wpc 300B Bravo 2.2 SET is point-to-point wired with pure solid-core copper wires. $1750
The JAS Bravo 2.4 remote-controlled 50wpc KT88. $2400
The JAS Bravo H.1 remote-controlled Hybrid EL34 70wpc. $1450
The JAS Bravo 1.1 remote-controlled PRE - AMP plus MM & MC. $2290
|Nordost Vidar Cable Burn-in Service Now Avaliable|
Caxton Audio, Brisbane and Sound Reference Melbourne now both offer cable burn-in with the revolutionary NORDOST VIDAR cable burn-in system. We offer a free Vidar cable burn-in service with the purchase of NORDOST MONO-FILAMENT speaker cables and interconnects. We also extend the offer to our existing Nordost mono-filament customers.
We will burn-in other brands of cables for:
|Now avaliable - Award Winning JAS-AUDIO products|
JAS - AUDIO
Now Available in Australia - Find out what the World High End Audio scene is raving about:
"Hi-Fi plus" Magazine "Best New Speaker"
"Hi-Fi Choice" (march) Magazine Review "Masterful"
"Hi-Fi World" (May) Magazine Budget Esoterica Review Edition
Affordable high end audio with such features as twin ribbon tweeters and ceramic bass drivers - JAS-AUDIO speakers are "nothing short of Breathtaking".
|Sound Reference Melbourne showrooms|
Products on display : QUAD, Vandersteen, Audiovector, Conrad Johnson, McCormack Audio, Naim, Nordost, Redgum, Thorens and Audiolab and more.
38a Johnston st, Fitzroy, Melbourne, 3065
phone: 03 9495 6500
|QuadEsl.org Reviews Caxton Audio in Brisbane|
Quadesl is a site dedicated to all things QUAD esl. Recently they Reviewed Caxton Audio in Brisbane
Check out the Review here
Nordost have introduced four new interconnects and speaker cables employing mono-filament and dual mono-filament technology. The Balder, HeimDall, Frey and Tyr. To accommodate the new cables the price of the Blue Heaven and Red Dawn cables have been drastically reduced and the SPM, Quatro Fil and Valkyrja cables are now discounted - Check The Special Offers Page for More...
|Silver Sonic Cable|
Silver Sonic high performance audio cables from DH LABS now available in store at affordable prices