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Sound Reference Melbourne
Sound Reference in Melbourne

Been in to visit our Victorian Store in Melbourne? We are just celebrating eight years in Melbourne at:

Melbourne Victoria

38a Johnston St

Fitzroy VIC 3065

Phone: +61 3 9495 6500

Fax: +61 3 9495 6655.

Please call for price & availability of products

We do Free Shipping - Special Offers and Trade Ins
Special Offers and Trade INs

We do Free

 

Shipping on our

 

Products*

Special Offers can be viewed at the page here:

http://www.caxtonaudio.com.au/specialoffers.html

Trade Ins can be viewed at the page here::

http://www.caxtonaudio.com.au/tradeins.html

 

*not avaliable on all items for example on items not at RRP.

Quad ESL - 2912 On Special $14 995
QUAD ESLQUAD ESL

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: $14, 995

Now: $14,995

 

Now: $14,995

 

Now: $14,995

 

 

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!

 

 

Quad Specials Now on - Because we care.
QUAD ESL

We have some QUAD specials now on:

   
Quad Elite CDS CD Player For The Hifi Purists Inc Balanced Outputs QUAD - Elite CDS
Quad Elite CDS CD Player For The Hifi Purists Inc Balanced Outputs
$1,749.00
$1,247.00
Quad Elite CDP CD Player with Pre-Amp Built for All your Digital Devices QUAD - Elite CDP
Quad Elite CDP CD Player with Pre-Amp Built for All your Digital Devices
$2,649.00
$2,119.00
Quad Elite FM Tuner with Image Rejection and Pilot Tone Supression QUAD - Elite FM Tuner
Quad Elite FM Tuner with Image Rejection and Pilot Tone Supression
$1,349.00
$947.00
Quad Elite Pre Hi End Stereo Preamp QUAD - Elite Pre
Quad Elite Pre Hi End Stereo Preamp
$1,849.00
$1,517.00
Quad Elite QMP Mono Block Power Amplifiers 260 Watts RMS 8 Ohms. SOLD AS A PAIR QUAD - Elite QMP
Quad Elite QMP Mono Block Power Amplifiers 260 Watts RMS 8 Ohms. SOLD AS A PAIR
$5,249.00
$4,147.00
Quad Elite Mono Power Amplifier, 150 Watts RMS 8 Ohms. SOLD AS PAIRS QUAD - Elite Mono
Quad Elite Mono Power Amplifier, 150 Watts RMS 8 Ohms. SOLD AS PAIRS
$2,849.00
$2,217.00
Quad Elite QSP Stereo Power Amplifier with 140 Watts RMS Per Channel QUAD - Elite QSP
Quad Elite QSP Stereo Power Amplifier with 140 Watts RMS Per Channel
$2,649.00
$2,147.00
Quad Elite Stereo Amplifier, Powerful 80 watts per channel QUAD - Elite Stereo
Quad Elite Stereo Amplifier, Powerful 80 watts per channel
$1,549.00
$1,147.00
Quad Elite INT , Integrated Amplifier with Simplicity and Performance you would normally pay more for QUAD - Elite INT
Quad Elite INT , Integrated Amplifier with Simplicity and Performance you would normally pay more for
$1,995.00
$1,447.00
Quad 25L Classic Series Floor Standing Speakers, 91db 250 Watts RMS QUAD - 25L Classic
Quad 25L Classic Series Floor Standing Speakers, 91db 250 Watts RMS
$4,299.00
$3,147.00
Quad 23L Classic Floor Stand Speaker, True 3 Way Speaker System 88db 200watts RMS QUAD - 23L Classic
Quad 23L Classic Floor Stand Speaker, True 3 Way Speaker System 88db 200watts RMS
$2,995.00
$2,347.00
Quad 12L Classic Bookshelf Speaker System, True Monitor Speakers 87db, 150 Watts QUAD - 12L Classic
Quad 12L Classic Bookshelf Speaker System, True Monitor Speakers 87db, 150 Watts
$1,199.00
$929.00
Quad 11L Classic Bookshelf Speakers a True Proffesional Choice QUAD - 11L Classic
Quad 11L Classic Bookshelf Speakers a True Proffesional Choice
$799.00
$629.00

 

 

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!

 

 

Audiolab M-DAC black or silver for $1049 with Free Shipping*
Audiolab SpecialsAudiolab SpecialsAudiolab Specials

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

http://www.whathifi.com/review/audiolab-m-dac

Call now -

Stock at this price limited

 

Limited Low Price:

 

$1049.

 

Limited Low Price:

 

$1049.

 

Limited Low Price:

 

$1049.

 

 

Black or Silver Avaliable In Stock Melbourne And Brisbane: free shipping to most metro area's.

Introducting NEAT Speakers - The IOTA

NAIM PRICES REDUCED

The IOTA delivers a spectacular audio performance from an impossibly small cabinet, specifically intended for use very close to walls, or in locations such as bookshelves, desktops etc., where a regular sized compact/bookshelf design may be too large.

The main drive unit is a 100mm PP cone with a powerful, low-distortion ferrite magnet system, coupled to a finite element analysis-designed suspension system. The tweeter is a 50mm vertical planar magnetic ‘ribbon’ device. The choice of tweeter is critical, because the tweeter lends the whole speaker its essential character and integrity. In this context, the tweeter’s strengths of superb dynamic contrast and accurate tonal colour are well matched to those of the main drive unit.

 

http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/neat-acoustics-iota/

 

Now in store for $998 a pair

 

OR buy the HI-FI Choice System Feature which is:

1. Pair NEAT IOTA Speakers colour of your choice

1. NAIM Unitiqute2

 

For: $3399

 

See our special offers page for more prices: http://www.caxtonaudio.com.au/specialoffers.html

 

We now accept PayPal (and direct bank deposit).

PayPalPayPal

PayPal is an international e-commerce business allowing payments and money transfers to be made through the Internet. Online money transfers serve as electronic alternatives to paying with traditional paper methods, such as checks and money orders.

 

PayPal is an acquirer, performing payment processing for online vendors, auction sites, and other commercial users, for which it charges a fee. The fee depends on what currency or payments the seller is using.

 

143 million buyers worldwide look for PayPal when shopping online.

 

Now we offer PayPal as a solution. Ask us how:

 

http://www.caxtonaudio.com.au/contactus.html

 

 

The Australian NAIM Audio Experts - New logo and APRIL PRICE RISE
NAIM PRICES REDUCED

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.
Audiolab SpecialAudiolab 5 Stars

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

Individual Special Savings:

8200 Q-DAC: $699 (RRP $869.99)

8200 M-DAC: $1049 (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

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!
System Purchase

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):

Speakers:

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

Integrated Amplifier:

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

New From April Music

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April Music

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New From April Music

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stello

 

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:

EXIMUS DP-1 RRP $3200 - SALE $2400
EXIMUS CD 5 RRP $9995 - SALE $5995

EXIMUS S-1 RRP $2500 - SALE $1590

 

STELLO

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

Aura Note Premier RRP $2990 SALE $1790

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 SOLD OUT

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

 

Blue Heaven-

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
Audiolab 5 Stars

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.

http://www.whathifi.com/Review/Audiolab-8200CD/

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 jitter.

Special Savings:

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 (Last Pair Black)

8200 P Power Amps: $1170

8200 T Tuner: $1039

8200 M-DAC: $1049

8200 Q-DAC: $699

8200 M-PWR: $799

Wharfedale Diamond 100 Range
The New Diamond 100

Wharfedale Diamond 100 series

The Diamond 100 range replaces the Diamond 10 Range as the king of affordable quality speaker.


Wharfedale’s Diamond series has a long history of being best in class.
The first Diamond range was introduced in 1982 - in a rear-ported cabinet of just over 5 litres and fitted a 19mm dome tweeter and 120mm
long throw, polypropylene bass/mid driver. The crossover was
simple but highly effective helping the Diamond series
become bes in class

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 New Diamond 10.1

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

Caxton Audio and Sound Reference The Australian NAIM Experts
NAIM PRICES REDUCED

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
VandersteenVandersteen

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
Click Image for Review

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.

Click image for review

 

 

 

 

 

Arcam Toys: rDAC, rBlink, rPAC etc
Arcam gear

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

 

Also avaliable

Arcam Solo rDAC Digital to Analogue Converter $429

Arcam rBlink $398

Arcam drDock $198

 

Zion PE Power Cord - Affordable High End Power Cable
ZION power cables

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

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

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.

Provides USB 24bit/192 so you can play music from your PC or Mac -

installation instructions here.

The DMP allows direct connection to an amplifier or powered speakers.

- 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

Now avaliable - New Model Vandersteens
Vandersteen

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.
Enhanced performance is due to 11-band room compensation controls in each speaker allowing bass optimization in virtually any position in the room.

In Store Now

Quatro $10999

TREO $6600

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 Floor Stander Speaker sale + QUAD ACTIVE STUDIO MONITORS at reduced prices
QUAD's Studio Actives

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

SOLD OUT

QUAD ACTIVE 11L Bookshelf speakers

$1899 Now $990

Avaliable in Cherry, Black and Rosewood finish.

 

New improved QUAD FloorStanders 23L and 25L In Store
QUAD II -80 Now avaliable

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

Arcam SALE

rCube is a listening revolution, delivering high fidelity from a single, beautiful package that's portable and has wireless audio streaming.

Arcam rCube Portable iPod Speaker System $549.00 

Arcam rWave Wireless Audio Transmitter for rDAC and rCube $168.00 

 

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

Quad SALE

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

http://www.gramophone.net/

 

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

The Absolute Sound

 

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 link

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.

For $349

 

NAD VISO 1 Wireless Digital music system with Bluetooth

NAD VISO

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 SALE

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

TUNERS -

99 Series Tuner RRP $1799 SALE SOLD OUT

New QUAD II Eighty Now Avaliable
QUAD II -80 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
USB DAC now in stock!

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!
Audiolab Specials

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 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.

Floorstanding:

Revelation RRP: $6500 SOLD

414 RRP: $3300 Sale: SOLD OUT

412 RRP: $2200 Sale: SOLD OUT

BookShelf:

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
JAS-AUDIO

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 Control

RRP: $1499 Sales Price: $799

Green Power 120 Amp

120 watts with remote

RRP: $1299 Sales Price: $699

 

Naim HDX Media Server in Melbourne
New From NAIM

"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
New From NAIM

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

Wadia iTransport

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
Heed Audio

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

Module Extras

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
New From McCormack

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
Firewire DAC

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:

http://www.computeraudiophile.com/content/Weiss-Engineering-DAC202-Review

Introducing the New Sound Referene High End Tone Arm
New SR Tonearm

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
New SR Turntable

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
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
Firewire DAC

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

 

Reference Recordings 24/176.4 Master tapes
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
New JAS AUDIO RANGE price reductions

The JAS range at reduced prices. Save now on some JAS items.

JAS Orsa 2 way Bookshelf

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

JAS Orior Grand Floorstander

Was $7990 Now $5900

JAS Odin $11990

Was $11990 Now $9998

JAS Array 2.1 Valve tube Intergrated 45watt Single ended

Was $5900 Now $4900

 

Showcasing The NEW JAS AUDIO Range of Valve Tube Gear - The Bravo Range
New JAS AUDIO 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
Nordost Burn in

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:
           
$50 per pair for 4 days
$60 per pair for 5 days
$70 per pair for 7 days
$20 per pair  for 24 hour top-up burn -in recommended min every 6 months.

Now avaliable - Award Winning JAS-AUDIO products
JAS-AUDIO

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
Caxton Audio in Melbourne

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

www.soundreference.com.au

Nordost
Nordost Cables

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 cables in stock

Silver Sonic high performance audio cables from DH LABS now available in store at affordable prices