Want to bring 2018 in with some fantastic savings and sounds? We’ve put together a great array of deals for you of both new and almost new speakers and electronics. It’s a long list so keep scrolling down and there could well be your perfect present to yourself for the coming year.
Trade in – Monitor Audio Gold 100 shelf/stand mount speakers dark walnut finish – $1800 the pair (new $3250 a pair).
Just traded in on a set of the Monitor Audio Platinums, these are some of the very best shelf or stand mount speakers you could hope to own. Directly competing with the best of our Sonus fabers, the Gold 100s are the current version with under 2 years use and in as-new condition.
With a larger bass driver and more generous cabinet than the smaller Gold 50’s these will fill rooms with rich warm sound. The ribbon tweeter is a work of audio art with a smooth response up to 60kHz delivering soundstaging and detail far beyond that of any conventional dome system. The 100s are easy to drive so you don’t need and expensive amplifier but if you want to hear everything they are capable of, you can go a long, long way before they run out of capacity. Easily our best value in speakers right now – don’t miss out. More here.
Monitor Audio Silver Series (5th generation) run-out specials.
Monitor Audio Gold GXW15 Subwoofer – New
What about some really serious bass? The Monitor Audio Gold series GXW15 DSP subwoofer is a unique beast. The massive 15″ CCAM bass driver cone is lighter than most, and when intelligently driven by the DSP amp (Digital Signal Processing) which corrects and optimizes performance, it is considerably faster and more subtle than you might imagine. But 650 watts of power efficient Class D amplifier carries a fearsome punch. With automated setup backed up by fine tuning via remote control and an easy to understand menu and display system, you can really make the most of the GXW15. Was $4,000, one only NZ$ 2,500. That’s exactly the same price as the new Silver series sub – I know which I’d prefer.
Right at the other end of the MA range is their brilliant little entry level speaker, the MASS-10. Perfect for shelf or wall mounting, stereo or surround, the MASS-10s are pure Monitor Audio with all metal drivers, perfect finish and at almost half price, an unbeatable level of value. Just $280 the pair – yes – that is for two.
PURE AUDIO DU0 2 STEREO POWER AMPLIFIER.
This is the ultimate NZ made amplifier. Pure Audio are Gary Morrison and Ross Stevens. They were the design team behind the best Plinius products. Prior to Plinius, Ross also did the industrial design for our favorite Perreaux models and Gary produced the Craft models which still stand out as some of the most best sounding NZ made products.
The Pure Audio Duo 2 stereo power amplifier has an un-matched pedigree in terms of design and sound – it’s better in everyway than any other NZ made amplifier – powerful, reliable, free from noise and distortion, rivaling the best cost-no-object overseas designs.
It’s capable of runnning and making the most of almost any speakers with finesse and safety giving you something far more listenable and engaging. Obviosuly this is the perfect upgrade for any Plinius or Perreaux owner – Pure Audio takes the best of all designs and delivers a far more modern and sophisticated amplifier.
This is our display unit – it’s in perfect condition hasn’t been anywhere other than our own store doing admirable duty with our best speakers. Sold as new.
Duo 2 – was NZ$9500. One only at $6000 – save $3500.
Cremona Auditor M speakers with stands – $5000.
These are our own speakers which have been something of a constant in our home for several years. Everytime we’ve upgraded any part of the system, the Auditors have lived up to their name and bought more music into our lives.
An all round improvement on the original Auditor, which in turn was derived from an extended family of high performance compact speakers – Electa Amator, Guaneri, Extrema and Signum. The product of both history and passion, these are speakers that really do shine on audition – even if they would sell quite happily on looks alone.
The Cremona Auditor M is the classic Sonus faber stand mounted speaker system – they have a way of energising the room with a glorious midrange giving presence to vocals and strings in a manner that I’ve still not heard from any other speaker.
While there is a suggestion that Sonus faber are a classically oriented speaker (with good justification) for our own listening there has been a broad range including Husker Du, Nick Cave and lots of little indie bands that still spin my wheels. Given an appropriate amplifier the Auditors can growl when they need to and produce remarkable bass and dynamics.
This pair in as good a condition as you’ll ever get – we’ve been pedantic about putting the cloth covers on when not in use and the solid maple cabinets glow with repeated rubbings of high quality furniture oil. The stands are part of the deal and the dedicated models which attach to the speakers. Original boxes naturally.
The replacement model for the Auditor M – the Olympica 1 is NZ$10,000 the pair plus $2500 for matching stands.
SONUS FABER VENERE 1.5 – $1800 the pair (were $2500).
Little brothers to the Auditors above, the Venere series are also classic Sonus faber – compact, elegant and sculptural they make everything you’ll play sound fantastic.
With the arrival of the new Chameleon models we have one last pair of Venere 1.5 on sale – in gloss white (pictured above) A pair of matching stands can be had for $750. More here. And a review for you to read.
When you leave the house, take your music with you. The exquisite Pryma headphones are sophisticated listening devices for music on the go . Divined by Sonus faber these headphones are seductive both in sound and style.
With this very special offer, designed with the holiday season in mind, treat yourself, or make them a special gift. You’ll not only enjoy a significant saving but will receive a delightful, gift wrapped package with extra World Wide Fund for Nature soft toy and chocolate treats. Exclusive to Totally Wired customers.
KLEI gZero speaker cables – save 25%
When we had the shop running we played bi-amping games and had multiple systems running – in every case we found Keith Eichmann’s speaker cables made them sound much better. And we used a lot of cable sets. Now at home we’ve got Keith’s gZero6 and Purity cables doing everything we need so we have 4 sets of perfectly conditioned and run in speaker cables to go out and make your systems really sing.
gZero2 SC – 3m sets (2 of) were NZ$900 – now $675
gZero6 SC – 2.5 and 3m pairs were NZ$1175/$1350 – now $880/$1000 respectively.
Tivoli stereo speakers – walnut – $175.
We’ve found the last two matching stereo speakers for the Tivoli Model 3 clock radio hidden in the back of the warehouse – finished in walnut/beige (same as the latest Model 3 BT too). They make the Model 3 sound precisely twice as good giving you both more siounbd and stereo rather than mono. Jump on one of these if you’ve got the Model 3 as we’re not likley to be able to get them again.
A very big lot of cables….
When we were still doing complex multi-room, AV systems with projectors and TVs, and had a big theatre demonstration room in the shop it was easy to accumulate a lot of cables – from Monster, UltraLink, MIT, Belkin and others. Some were eye-wateringly costly. There are all sorts of connections in there. But I just don’t do this stuff anymore and so we’ve got a big cardboard box full that’s taking up room I’d othewise use. It’s a good 15kg or more. $200 and it’s all yours – including freight within NZ. Less if you’d like to swing around and pick it up.
Racks & Stands
We’ve got a selection of AV racks we’ve used for display on sale plus some speaker stands that need new homes.
Loewe ART TV cabinet
This is a beautiful piece of modernist slimline design – holds two components, closing front door, cable cover at the back, silver/grey finish. Originally around $2000! Never used and has been sitting in a box till we brought it out to take a pic. I’m not so sure I want to sell it now as our own Loewe TV looks pretty good on it so get in before we have a change of heart. $500
Sound Creations Symphony TV Rack – less than half price – $700 – (new $1439)
Elegant and 100% functional, this rack takes multiple components including a TV is you are so inclined. Black finish, smoked glass shelves, Rimu corner inserts and a cable management sleeve around the back, Castors included too. Because this rack is fully made up with welded construction, shipping will have to be extra in this case and will vary depending on where you are.
Bellogetti 1.5m high 5 shelf glass and steel rack
Perfect for alcoves and storage of multiple components and media $300
Alphason/StoundStyle Z1 speakers stands
A serious high performance stand for the better quality small speakers – 4 columns with damping, multiple spikes etc and all happily flat packed – Normally $500 but this set at $350 + shipping (repack).
Norstone Stylum 2 speaker stands – 2 column, gloss black $300 new. Not quite as good as the Z1s above but if you fill them with sand you won’t be too far behind. Flat packed. $200.
Sound Creations short speaker stands – basic but solid 0.5m speaker stand with all welded constriction – matt black. $100.
The Absolute Sound magazine
I’ve got a box full of high end audio history here – great reading from around 1985 to the early 90s. $60 + shipping
Pure silver and seriously high end these cables are close to unbeatable – only the new KLEI models are better and that’s a whole other story. And I thought it was a pile of empty SlinkyLinks tins. The sub cables are extra special with thicker silver conductors for more power and speed.
Subwoofer cables 4m – $250 5m – $300
Stereo Interconnect pair 3m $300
Also made by SlinkyLinks and perfect for anyone with a quality personal player –
3.5mm Stereo Interconnect 1m $100
0.2m Project VdH interconnects. Very short but very good if you’ve got small or close components to run to – ideal for phono stages with very good shielding. Silver placed RCAs just $30 a pair.
How To Order – Once you’ve made your decision and are ready to order, we’ll make it easy for you. Either phone us on 0800 909–101 or e-mail and we can get your address and all details confirmed. For payment more and more people prefer to use internet banking – email us to get account details.