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Caxton Audio & Sound Reference Melbourne
Sound Reference in Melbourne

Thank you for your continued support and trust in this challenging time. Be assured we continue to hold strict sanitation and containment rules for our staff safety and yours.

Our brisbane store is open for business as normal during normal trading hours.


Our online store is also


open here:

deliveries to customers (Melbourne exception) will be continuing with minimal disruptions.

Thank you once again for your support as a strong community we shall get through this together.

Caxton Audio



18 Latrobe Tce Paddington QLD 4064
Phone: +61 7 3368 3566

Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm. Thurs 10am - 7:30pm. Sat 10 - 4pm


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Physical location:


Level 1 (upstairs) / 191a Smith Street

(Front entrance on Charles Street)

Fitzroy VIC 3065

Phone: +61 3 9495 6500

Mon - Fri 11am - 5pm & sat 10 - 4pm Appointment preferred, but not necessary. Please contact 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:

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*not available on all items. For example: on heavy discounted,Trade or some items below RRP.

Latest Quad ESL - The 2912


Quad ESL 12 - 2912 Electrostatic Speaker Employing the Legendary Sound Of The Original Quad. They look Better and they sound Better

Come on in and find out more:

QUAD ESL 2912 (Metallic Black) RRP $21,499
New Pair QUAD ESL (Metallic Black) 2912 for:

New: $17,499


New: $17,499


New: $17,499


NEW Quad ESL-2812

(Metallic Black)


Music Hall products - Introductory Specials
mmf-11.1 turntable

Music Hall Audio

Manufacturing importing and distributing well priced top quality audio components since 1985

Now in Stock Introductory Special

The mmf-11.1 turntable


Was $5200 Now: $4150 (Pictured)



mmf-5.1 turntable Black Was $1299 Now: $990


ALSO available:

Latest model Music Hall Turntables in both Brisbane and Melbourne

The Australian NAIM Audio Experts - New NAIM Uniti Products

Naim has released four new Uniti streaming platforms: the Core, Atom, Nova and Star.


A Look In Brief:

Wi-Fi: New Uniti players have Wi-Fi capability

Ripping: The new models also offer bit-perfect CD ripping

Database: The Uniti internal databases allow transfer of your music library to your preferred storage devices.

Amplification: Class AB amplification is utilised with technology derived from the NAIT integrated amplifiers.

Hardware: The Atom, Star and Nova now feature a 4th Generation 40bit SHARC DSP processor, the ADSP 21489 capable of 2700 MFLOPS running at 450Mhz.

HDMI: The HDMI inputs on Uniti Atom, Uniti Star and Uniti Nova are galvanically isolated.

You’re in control: Meanwhile, the players can be controlled via the supplied remote control or via the Naim Control app for iPad, iPhone, iPod and Android.

Other features: …include GoogleCast for Audio, TIDAL, Spotify, AirPlay and Apple Music support Internet radio, Bluetooth (using aptX HD), a SD-Card slot (Uniti Star &  Uniti Nova only), TOSlink and COAX connections, 3.5mm inout for DAPs, a fine level output for external power amplifiers, multi-room support and a headphone socket.

The Core ($3800) is a basic hard disk server. Learn more about that: HERE

The Atom ($5000 only with HDMI), as you might expect is the cute all-in-one version of the full unit. To learn more click HERE

The Star ($7100) is a full size, all-in-player. (Plus $250 with DAB ) Lean more about that one HERE

The Nova ($8700) is the (Plus $250 with DAB ) ‘reference’ player of the four. Learn more about that HERE


NAIM High gain antenna for NAIM wireless units $55

In terms of power, into 8 Ohms, the Uniti Atom offers 40W, the Uniti Star offers 70W and the Uniti Nova supports 80W.

The Australian NAIM Audio Experts - New NAIM Streamer Products


New NAIM Streamer Products

Naim Audio announces new premium music streamers. Each of the three streamers share a common feature set. This includes embedded Tidal, Spotify Connect and Chromecast (up to 24bit/192kHz). The highest quality input remains the UPnP, which streams up to 32bit/384kHz PCM files and DSD 128...


All Three New Units in stock:

Naim ND5 XS 2 Streaming Network Player $4,850

Naim NDX 2 Streaming Network Player $10,500

Naim ND 555 + PSU Reference Network Player $41000

New Conrad Johnson Models and floor stock Sale

For more than 4 decades, Conrad Johnson vacuum tube preamplifiers have set the industry standard for performance, garnering worldwide acclaim and a place in many a reference system.

ART27A Class A Triode Amplifier
The latest in our reference series of products, the ART27A is a special amplifier designed for special applications, available to a limited number of discerning audiophiles (no more than 250 units will be produced

Introductory special

RRP $33000 Special Price: $29000

HVA-1 Headphone Amplifier

The HVA1 is a reference quality single-ended class A triode amplifier designed to power low-impedance headphones (around 20 to 32 Ohms).

RRP $11990 Special Price: $9900


ET3-SE Stereo Channel Valve tube line stage. Was $7000 Now: $4990

ET5 line-stage preamplifier Was $14000 In Brisbane Now: $7000

CAV45 Version One (last unit) EL34 vacuum-tube stereo control amplifier Was $6000 In Melbourne Now: $5490

ET250S Hybrid Power Amp was $11998 now $6999
Conrad Johnson

MF2550SE 250 w/ch stereo amplifier (In Melbourne) Was $10920 Now $7990

ALSO Latest models available now:

Classic 120 SE Tube amp $15490

ET7 S2 line-stage preamplifier Was $18000 Now: $16800 On demo in Melbourne

Classic 62 SE Tube amp $8490 On demo in Melbourne

Nordost QPOINT and QSOURCE Producrs
Nordost Burn in


The QPOINT Resonance Synchronizer emits a subtle field which manipulates all electromechanical resonances within its immediate proximity so that they resonate in unison with each other. By syncing these resonances, the QPOINT eliminates internal electrical noise, enhancing the coherency and timing that is typically lacking in even the most high-end audio systems.

$1,295 RRP


The QSOURCE is a fanless Linear Power Supply designed specifically for hi-fi audio applications. By providing a stable, clean output of DC power at select voltages, while maintaining extremely low noise levels, the QSOURCE enhances the audio imagery of a sound system by improving sonic articulation, heightening dynamics, and expanding the sound stage.  

$4,295 RRP

The NEW Bluesound Products In Stock

Bluesound Products

Bluesound is not a computer company masquerading as an audio company.

Bluesound is a premium smart music system of audiophile-grade wireless HiFi speakers and digital players that allow you to stream all the music ever recorded, wirelessly to every room in your home.

Bluesound is an alliance of designers, engineers, audiophiles and music lovers dedicated to crafting premium digital products that reproduce high-resolution sound with unmatched precision.

Latest Units available now:

NODE 2i Streaming Network Player RRP $999

In White or black. SALE $890


POWERNODE 2i With HDMI Streaming Network Amp

RRP $1549

In white or Black


Run out sale on Remaining last gen Units:


NODE 2 Streaming Network Player

RRP $999 NOW $799 Last unit only In White ex demo

Audiolab M-ONE Integrated amplifier DAC
Audiolab M-ONE

High-Resolution Audio Audiolab M-One

Visually, the M-ONE is almost identical to the M-DAC+; Audiolab’s flagship DAC component. It sports the same compact aluminium case, small enough to sit unobtrusively on a desk, table or shelf, with the same central OLED display and elegant dual rotary controls. But while standalone DACs need a separate power amp to drive a pair of speakers, the M-ONE packs high quality stereo power amplification, as well as a preamp facilities for analogue and digital sources, into its diminutive chassis.


RRP (Inc GST) $2,199.00

Sell Price (Inc GST) $1,499.99 Black ex demo

New NAD D 3020 V2 and Discounts on discontinued NAD products

NEW NAD D 3020 V2 Hybrid Digital Stereo Amplifier with Vinyl Playback

The new NAD D 3020 V2 HybriDigital Stereo Amplifier incorporates the latest high-speed digital technology along with Phono input for Vinyl playback. The D 3020 V2 powers up to 30 Watts to two channel and features aptX Bluetooth Technology, MM Phono input, Optical and Coaxial inputs, Line inputs, Subwoofer Output and separate Headphone Amplifier.

RRP Price: $799 Sales Price: $719


Run Out Sale Now On Select models

NAD D 7050 Direct Digital Network Amplifier

WAS $1499 Ex Demo Sales Price: $990 ex demo


WAS $689 Sales Price: $549 ed demo


New Vandersteen Models the Vandersteen Model 2Ce Signature III and floor stock Vandersteen Sale
Quatro Cloth

Latest Model Vandersteen Model 2Ce Signature III

Welcome to the 8th generation Model 2 - A classic and iconic loudspeaker built continuously since 1977 in the U.S.A.

Improving a product that has existed since 1977 is no easy task.
Vandersteen Model 2Ce Signature III

Pre Order Now RRP $4999

Latest model Vandersteen Wood Quatro CT

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.



Wood TREO CT (Maple Finish with Black Cloth) was $14000 Now $9990 - Melbourne

Vandersteen 2Ce Sig Mark II (Walnut Finish with Black Cloth) inc pedestals (pair) Ex Demo $5000 Sale $2999

Vandersteen Model 1ci (Walnut Finish with Black Cloth) inc pedestals (pair) Ex Demo RRP $2600 Sale $2100


Latest model Wood Quatro CT was $25000 Now $23000

High Pass FQ Filters $1290 (for quatro's)

Latest model Wood TREO CT was $14000 Now $13499

Floorstander 3A sig was $9000 Now $8500 (inc pedestal)

Vandersteen 2Ce Sig Mark II inc pedestals (pair) New RRP $4999 Sale $3999

Vandersteen Model 1ci inc pedestals (pair) New RRP $2600

VLR CT Carbon Tweeter Bookshelf was $4999 Now $4449

VLR Bookshelf was $2499 Now $2250

2Wq Subwooffer was $2999 now $1999

QUAD's Studio ActivesQUAD's Studio Actives

Beautifully designed and available in three different finishes like piano lacquered black, white, or rosewood, the skillfully veneered, one-piece curved structures make the focal point of any living room.

After taking a new approach to ribbon tweeter design using a unique sandwich formation, an exceptionally robust, high power speaker has been engineered, yet with the delicate sound conventional ribbon speakers are known for.

Unlike conventional tweeters where the voice coil motor is attached separately to the diaphragm, Quad's Z Series ribbon tweeter is both the diaphragm and the motor system.This results is a unique combination of delicacy, smoothness and hear-through performance that helps make your music sing.


QUAD Z SeriesFloorstock Sale


QUAD Z-4 Series Gloss RRP $8599

SALE $5999 Black only


QUAD Z-3 Series Gloss RRP $6599

SALE $4599 Black only



QUAD Z-2 Series Gloss RRP $3999

SALE $2999 Rosewood only


QUAD Z-1 Series Gloss RRP $3199

SALE $2199 Black only

QUAD Series S Speakers introducing the S-4 Version One Limited Edition Floorstander:
QUAD's Studio ActivesS-4 QUAD S Series Version One (Smaller Floorstanders)

Now into its 79th year, Quad is celebrating with the launch of its brand-new speaker range: the S Series. The new line has just been released and is available in store now.


The S Series incorporates a specially-designed ribbon tweeter and consists of two stand-mounts, two floorstanders and a centre speaker for multi-channel systems.

Available Colours

Piano Black, Piano White (Additional Cost)

Black Oak Veneer, Sapele Mahongany Veneer



S-5 QUAD S Series Gloss RRP $4449 SALE $3650

S-5 QUAD S Series Veneer RRP $4050 SALE $3450


S-4 QUAD S Series Gloss RRP $3649 SALE $3290

S-4 QUAD S Series Veneer RRP $3249 SALE $2790


Released by QUAD as a "first take" on the smaller floorstander in the new S Series range the S- 4 became an instant classic. The S-4 Version one Floorstanding loudspeaker was shown at various Hi-Fi shows and released in a very limited manufacturing run. We have a very limited number of pairs of these rare QUAD Loudspeakers on offer:

S-4 QUAD S Series Version One RRP $3249 SALE $1999



S-2 QUAD S Series Gloss RRP $1899 SALE $1599

S-2 QUAD S Series Veneer RRP $1600 SALE $1389


S-1 QUAD S Series Gloss RRP $1599 SALE $1190

S-1 QUAD S Series Veneer RRP $1349 SALE $990


Now Including L-CLASSIC SIGNATURE SERIES - Quad Specials On the Entire Classic Speaker range
Classic Colour FinishesQUAD Classic Speaker

QUAD Classic


Speaker SALE:


About the L - Classic Signature Speaker Series
Marking the 75th anniversary of QUAD, born out of the L Classic Series, the latest reincarnation of the 12L monitor format loudspeaker boast a signature tuning, reworked by head of acoustic engineering, Peter Comeau. Although similar on paper, the signature edition offer a much refined design


QUAD - 25L Classic Speakers (pair)
Quad 25L Classic Series Floor Standing Speakers, 91db 250 Watts RMS.



QUAD - 23L Classic Speakers (pair)
Quad 23L Classic Floor Stand Speaker, True 3 Way Speaker System 88db 200watts RMS.

Signature Series Piano Gloss finish WAS $4189 SOLD OUT

Piano Gloss finish WAS $3799 NOW $1590

Signature Series Veneer finish WAS $3799 SOLD OUT

Matt Veneer finish WAS $3349 NOW $1490


QUAD - 12L Classic Speakers (pair)
Quad 12L Classic Bookshelf Speaker System, True Monitor Speakers 87db, 150 Watts.

Signature Series Piano Gloss finish WAS $1799 NOW $1190

Piano Gloss finish WAS $1799 SOLD OUT

Signature Series Veneer finish WAS $1499 NOW $990

Matt Veneer finish WAS $1499 NOW $799 (one pair ex demo Red Rose)

QUAD - 11L Classic Speakers (pair)



This is a Run out sale - once they are gone they are gone. Limited numbers of pairs and Colour's finishes available.

The Audiolab 6000 Range Streamer
Audiolab Special

The audiolab 6000N Play is a wireless audio streaming player and is the latest member of the acclaimed audiolab 6000 Series of components. Featuring DTS Play-Fi® Technology, music can be streamed over your wireless network in high-resolution format and can be easily expanded to a multi-room system if required.

Audiolab 6000N RRP $1099



The Audiolab 6000CDT is a dedicated CD transport using the same slot loading mechanism made famous by the Audiolab 8300CD. This CD mechanism uses a read-ahead digital buffer to reduce disc read failures and delivers the highest level of digital signal extraction from a wide range of CDs. It will read scratched and damaged CDs that are unreadable by conventional mechanisms.


Audiolab 6000CDT CD Transport RRP $999



he Audiolab 6000A is an integrated amplifier featuring separate pre-amplifier and power amplifier stages.

The 6000A has four Analogue inputs including a dedicated phono stage for MM cartridges, as well as four digital inputs (2 x coax and 2 x optical) providing connections for CD players (for example the 6000CDT transport) and other digital sources.

Audiolab 6000A Integrated Amplifier RRP $1599



AudioLab 8300 range Inc M-DAC + (plus)
Audiolab SpecialAudiolab 5 Stars

NEW Audio lab M-DAC Plus


Did you like the M-DAC but wish it had a better power supply? Well that is what you are getting with the M-DAC Plus. And more!

The new M-DAC+ is a high-performance, multi-purpose audio DAC (Digital-to-Analogue Converter) for home use, designed to sit on a desk or table, or integrate into a hi-fi system. It incorporates a highly specified, audiophile-quality digital preamplifier and Class A output stage for connection to a power amp and speakers (the output can be fixed for those who wish to use an existing preamp or integrated amp), in addition to a high-quality output for headphone use.

The Audiolab M-DAC Plus+ retails for $2199.(RRP).

Sales Price $1979


IN STOCK NOW Melbourne And Brisbane



deals Audiolab 8300


Audiolab 8300 CDQ

Player : $2599 (RRP


Audiolab 8300 CD Player : SALE $2079 (RRP $2499)

Audiolab 8300 Amp : SALE $1929 (RRP $2200)

Audiolab 8300 Mono Amp (pair) : SALE $3599 (RRP $3999)

AudioLab Specials LAB Range
Audiolab 5 Stars

Audiolab Sale

Individual Special Savings:


LAB M-DAC: PLUS $1979 (RRP $2199)

LAB Q-DAC: $599 (RRP $949)

LAB M-PWR: $799 (RRP $1099.99)



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Celebrating Conrad-Johnson’s "Solid State" 30th anniversary

This year we celebrate the 30th anniversary of conrad-johnson’s design and manufacture of solid-state audio components that just sound right.


To Celebrate we have the MF2550SE 250Watt/channel amplifier available in Australia for $7990 (Melbourne)

USA Retail for MF2550SE - $7800 USD

We are also doing a run out special on the ET250 as a floor stock special for $6999

Critical Acclaim

Conrad-Johnson’s dedication to the manufacture of audio components that “just sound right” continues to be recognized by the audio press with awards, recommendations, and highly positive reviews.

In the March 2015 issue of The Absolute Sound, the ART mono-block power amplifiers and the ET3, ET5 and ART preamplifiers all are listed in the Editor’s Choice Awards recommendations.

From Hong Kong, the ET5 and LP260M mono-blocks received 2014 Overall Performance Awards from Super AV.

The April 2015 listing of Stereophile’s Recommended Components continues to rank the Classic Sixty as a Class A recommendation.

The Australian NAIM Audio Experts - New NAIM MU-SO 2nd Generation now available.

Naim's Next Generation Wireless Sound System Mu-so 2. Bigger, smarter, better sounding, with decidedly better tech, the Mu-so 2 takes things to a whole other level.

Massive 450 Watts Output, Updated Focal Drivers For Better Sound & Increased Cabinet Size For Deeper Bass

HDMI ARC Connectivity, Optical, Analogue, AirPlay 2 & Chromecast

A Unique, High-End Performer, All In One Beautifully Designed Box


The Mu-so 2nd Generation




Mu-so Qb is the new compact wireless music system from the engineers behind the award-winning Mu-so


Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation




Alan Sircom from Hi-Fi+ gives his first impressions of the Naim Mu-so Qb.


QUAD NEW Series ARTERA system Components SALE
Artera ComboArtera Play

The NEW QUAD ARTERA components

The QUAD Artera Series' styling incorporates a completely fresh design approach while still staying true to QUAD’s legendary tradition and functionality. With textured aluminium front panels, thick glass top and CNC routed heat sinks either side, the Artera's housing offers a beautiful yet rugged structure, which also deters any unwanted vibration interference. The front panel of the Artera Play is finished with an ultra-intuitive touch-sensitive control, with quick access to playing your prized music collection.



AS you would expect, the Artera Play beautifully complements the sonic realism and power of Artera Stereo. Designed to be operated by even the least tech savvy user, Artera Play features a simple interface and ultra-sleek design, the inspiration of consultant designer Rodney Mead who is the man behind the Industrial Design of such QUAD classics as the 606.

Behind the simply beautiful fascia lies a wealth of hidden technology that comprises a fully capable Digital/Analogue preamplifier that can handle ultra-high resolution playback up to 32bit/384kHz in addition to DSD64/128/256 files through the USB input. A new slot-loading CD mechanism buffers data read from the disc before feeding it asynchronously, for minimum jitter, to the powerful ESS9018 8 channel DAC chip


Available in Black or Silver


RRP $3749 SALE: $2599


QUAD ARTERA Stereo Power Amp

RRP $3999 SALE: $3349


QUAD ARTERA Solus CD transport, DAC, pre-amplifier, and power amplifier
RRP $3,399 SALE $3,249


QUAD USB D-1 DAC Link now on @ 50% OFF!
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 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."

RETAIL PRICE $799 SALE: Only $399

That's a massive 50% saving while stocks last.



Official Conrad Johnson Sole official importer, exclusive distributor and dealers of CJ gear

In the mid-seventies, two economists, friends and serious audiophiles - Dr. William Conrad and Dr. Lewis Johnson - were highly dissatisfied with the commercially available equipment of the time and were also perplexed and challenged by the readily apparent sonic differences among components in their own systems. What made these two classic tube systems sound so different? Could the virtues of each be somehow combined? Not content to merely speculate on such issues, conrad and johnson decided to systematically investigate by developing and refining a vacuum-tube preamplifier.


It has come to our attention that certain third parties have been offering "Conrad Johnson" products in Australia. These products are NOT official and are often imported from overseas markets. As such they will not provide you with the optimal user experience that a specifically manufactured local version of the product will.


We, Caxton Audio in Brisbane and Sound Reference in Melbourne, are the Sole official importers, exclusive distributor and dealers of CJ gear (Since 2004) in Australia. To get the official export model made exclusively for Australia (CJ specifically print "Export Model" on the box so it is easy for a customer to be aware) give us a call today - don't get caught out with a cheap knock off or potentially tampered with gray import by going to a "back alley" dealer!

Wonderful Wharfedale Diamond 9.1 Bookshelf speakers Back By Popular Demand
Diamond 9.1

The Diamond 9.1 is the classic king of the affordable bookshelf quality speaker. The diamond 9.1 is now in stores in limited numbers and only in Black with this low low price.


These delightful speakers have twice won Awards in their price category, and in 2005 were our Product of the Year in the stereo speaker category – an achievement not to be sniffed at!
5 STAR What HiFi Winner

Original RRP $599

Sale Price $399

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 $599

Sale Price $429

Wharfedale Diamond 200 Range Now in Stock. 100 range at run out Prices
The New Diamond 100

Wharfedale Diamond 200 series

Quite simply put, the Wharfedale Diamond is one of our most successful speaker series, if not one of the most successful hi-fi speaker series ever. We can justify this as year on year, the Diamond Series has broke the mould for combining award winning sound quality unforeseen at this price.

From 1982 Wharfedale Diamond has meant one thing – impeccable performance at an affordable price. Today we are pleased to bring you the latest series of loudspeakers from Wharfedale that aspires to this tradition – Diamond 200 Series.

Foremost in the design criteria for Diamond 200 is the ongoing research into loudspeaker driver sound quality. The speaker series uses our famous woven Kevlar cone form, drawing influence from the flagship Jade Series.

While honing the internal crossover and using stronger magnets on the rear of the Diamond 220 for example, aesthetics and construction have been improved too. The Diamond 200 Series benefits from an all new lacquered front baffle and cosmetically enhanced veneers.

Only when the acoustics tests are deemed truly satisfying are the loudspeakers designs signed-off for production, ensuring that each speaker model fulfils its eventual owner's dreams of musically enjoyable reproduction from Britain's Most Famous Loudspeakers.


Diamond 220 Bookshelf Speaker:

In store RRP $599

Sale Price $539


Wharfedale Diamond 100 series Run out Prices:


Diamond 155 Floorstanding Speaker:

In store RRP $1798

Sale Price $998 last pair ex demo

Wharfedale Denton 85th Anniversary and Linton Heritage Stand Mount Limited Editions

Wharfedale DentonWharfedale Linton

The Wharfedale Denton AND Linton Heritage Speakers celebrate the 85th Anniversary of Wharfedale's founding, an incredible milestone for this British brand.


The Linton is a traditional looking speaker that successfully incorporates all the elements of a 21st Century loudspeaker into a design that brims with heritage and class. If that isn't enough, their big, rich and sweet sounding character, combined with room filling sound, is guaranteed to win you over


The Wharfedale Denton 85th Anniversary Edition celebrates an incredible milestone for this British brand and successfully incorporates all the elements of a 21st Century loudspeaker into a design that brims with heritage and class. If that isn't enough, their warm, rich and natural sounding character is guaranteed to win you over.


WHARFEDALE Linton Heritage Stand Mount Speakers (pair and includes matching stands as pictured)

Available now RRP $3099 SALE $2829


WHARFEDALE Linton Heritage Speaker Stands RRP $999 SALE $949.00


Wharfedale Denton 85th Anniversary Ed. Bookshelf Speakers (pair)

Available now RRP $1549 SALE $1349



AudioLab Special on LAB Range And Run Out 8200 Range
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.

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 CDQ CD Player + built in Pre: SOLD OUT

8200 CDQ CD Player For OLED screen version SOLD OUT

8200 A Integrated Amp: $990 Only in Silver Ex Demo

8200 MB Power 250 watt Mono Amps (pair): SOLD OUT

8200 Q Pre Amp: SOLD OUT

8200 M Mono Blocks: SOLD OUT

8200 P Power Amps: SOLD OUT

8200 T Tuner: SOLD OUT

8200 Q-DAC: $599


8200 M-PWR: $799


QUAD Classic Valve Components now in Quad Lancaster Gray (Black) now in Stock
NEW QUAD Grey Valve gearQUAD Grey II-40 amp

The Quad II Series is based on the original Quad II amplifier, originally created by Peter Walker in 1953. Not only are these some of the finest sounding valve pre/power combinations available to date, but the genuine heritage and craftsmanship of the original has been preserved in its exquisite styling.

2015 sees the launch of our new Lancaster Gray finish, a new modern, yet classically Quad styling.


The Classic Valve Components in Lancaster Gray:


Quad II 80 Valve Amplifier 80 Watts RMS Per Mono Block , Sold As Pairs

WAS $14,999 NOW $12949

Quad II 40 Valve Amplifiers, 40 Watts RMS Per Mono Block. Sold As Pairs

WAS $6999 NOW $6249

Quad II Classic First Launched in 1953, This Amplifier is a True Legend

WAS $4999 NOW $4449

Quad II Integrated Valve Amplifier, At This Price Range Nothing Comes Near It. Genuine and Original

WAS $7,999 NOW $7229

Quad QC 24 Valve Stage, Designed By The Very Best

WAS $1999 NOW $1799

Quad optional add on MM or MC phono Stage, for QC 24

WAS $549 NOW $499

Quad QC 24P Phono Valve Stage, More than just a Phono Pre-Amp

WAS $2,299 NOW $1999

Quad Quad’s VA-One+ compact integrated valve amp, including USB and Bluetooth

WAS $3199 NOW $2629

The QUAD PA-One + headphone amplifier AND pre amplifiers, with a modern selection of digital inputs including USB

WAS $2,999 NOW $2799


Quad Specials Now - Big Discounts

Looking to buy some QUAD? The QUAD sale is now on:

  QUAD - Elite CDP
Quad Elite CDP CD Player with Pre-Amp Built for All your Digital Devices
NOW $1270
  QUAD - Elite FM Tuner
Quad Elite FM Tuner with Image Rejection and Pilot Tone Suppression
  QUAD - Elite Pre
Quad Elite Pre Hi End Stereo Preamp
  QUAD - Elite QMP
Quad Elite QMP Mono Block Power Amplifiers 260 Watts RMS 8 Ohms. SOLD AS A PAIR
  QUAD - Elite Mono
Quad Elite Mono Power Amplifier, 150 Watts RMS 8 Ohms. SOLD AS PAIRS
NOW $1990
  QUAD - Elite QSP
Quad Elite QSP Stereo Power Amplifier with 140 Watts RMS Per Channel
NOW $1990
  QUAD - Elite Stereo
Quad Elite Stereo Amplifier, Powerful 80 watts per channel
  QUAD - Elite INT
Quad Elite INT , Integrated Amplifier with Simplicity and Performance you would normally pay more for
  QUAD - 9AS Active Bookshelf $990
QUAD - Elite CDx CD Player with pre amp with USB input and digital inputs

WAS $3099

NOW $1990


Also on sale Quad Platinum series:

Quad Platinum DMP CD Player/DAC/ Preamplifier and Media Player All In One High Quality Component


Quad Platinum Mono Block Power Amplifier 180Watts RMS per Channel. Sold as a Pair

WAS $10,995 NOW $4999 (Ex Demo)

New in box $5999

Quad Platinum Stereo Amplifier with 150Watts True RMS Sound per Channel


Quad Platinum PRE Amplifier with Phono input and
Balanced output



McCormack Audio with 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 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.\

Sales Prices

DP-2 (24 bit / 192 kHz sampling rate DACs CD player) - Special : $2499


NEAT Speakers - The IOTA


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.


Grab a pair for RRP $1299 all Finishes


See our special offers page for more prices:


Final Sale for all April Music Brands: EXIMUS /STELLO /APRIL MUSIC

New From April Music











New From April Music








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 ex demo / open cartons.

All are sold as new with full 12 month warranty



Stello DA100sig 24/96 RRP $999 SALE $495

Stello DA100sig opc RRP $899 SALE $395

Stello DA100 opc RRP $799 SALE $349

Stello HP100 RRP $999 SALE $499


AURA NOTE Half Price Sale

Classic AuraNote RRP $2490 SALE $1249



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 RRP $3300 Ex demo $2390

NAP 100 RRP $2000 Ex demo $1650


The whole range reduced see our special offers page for more prices:


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.

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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.


Available now For $336 ex demo


Also available

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


Styleaudio New USB/ Toslink DAC in Stock
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 $99

The CARAT-HD1V USB in $149 uses audiophile parts inc. TCXO for lower jitter.

The PERIDOT USB in DAC (pictured) improved headphone out $229

The TOPAZ with USB & TOSLINK in RRP $699 Limited offer $399

Weiss DAC202 Last One Special Price
Firewire DAC

We use this DAC in-store to run our QUAD 2912 electrostatic + Conrad Johnson setup.

The ultimate DAC from Switzerland. Plays files up to 24/ 192 Bit Perfect. Includes remote control, volume + main output + dedicated headphone output stage.

Discount Price $5999

USA RRP: $6750

Could this be the worlds best DAC? The answer is in the Review here:

The New Sound Reference 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.

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

Reference Recordings 24/176.4 Master tapes
Reference Recordings 24/176.4 Master tapes

Digital Master Tapes available:

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’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 Array 2.1 Valve tube Integrated 45watt Single ended

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. $1990

The JAS Bravo 2.4SE remote-controlled 50wpc KT88. $2590

The JAS Bravo 1.1 remote-controlled PRE - AMP plus MM & MC. $2290



Nordost Vidar Cable Burn-in Service Now Available
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 available - Award Winning JAS-AUDIO products


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".


Silver Sonic Cable
silver sonic cables in stock

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