Going from 2 floors with 3 listening rooms plus a large showroom to a home office was always going to be a challenge. What is in those boxes? Turns out some really cool stuff and some great savings for you…
Geneva+ Aerosphere S Wireless speaker system - New
We’ve teamed up with our best supplier to bring you a special and exclusive deal on our favourite wireless speaker system - The Geneva Aerosphere S.
We’ve always got along with the little Geneva - while we’ve had a shop full of larger more impressive looking systems that are lot of fun and brilliant for larger rooms, it’s the perfectly formed Geneva Aerosphere S that makes the real minimalist statement. If sound quality is important to you, this is the wireless speaker system to go for.
The Geneva approach is very much design led - but based firmly on the delivery of the better sound quality.The spherical form is a big contributor as it achieves both a dramatic drop in resonance and remarkable dispersion. But this has to be backed up by quality signal processing, parts and assembly. It also has to do what we want in terms of connections - wirelessly, the Aerosphere S operates both via BlueTooth and the better sounding Wifi option. In both PC (DLNA) and Apple (AirPlay) environments. And is controlled with by Ap, AirPlay or its own remote control. You can also plug any line level source in (a turntable would normally operate via a phone stage).
Have a quick read of What HiFi's five star take on the Geneva Aerosphere S.
The Aerosphere S is ideal for shelf or table top placement and we’ve also got the matching stand on special. You can have several Aerospheres distributed around your home either playing together or separately. And for the more demanding listener you can set a pair up in the same way you would normal speakers, as the Ap allows you to separate right and left channels. In this context the Aerosphere beats any conventional system hands down given the special price (and also makes more sense than the larger model L).
Geneva+ Aerosphere S speaker system NZ$500 each - were $750.
This deal on the Aerosphere S is for Totally Wired clients only - it’s the most sophisticated model in the range No other shop has this deal.To match the Aerospheres, we’ve also reduced the prices on our other Geneva models in stock which you can see on our page here.
Monitor Audio Bronze Five and One speakers - New.
One pair each of Monitor Audio's rather fine entry level speakers. The Fives are a slimline floor standing system with multiple drivers, the Ones being the corresponding bookshelf (or standpoint model) Both finished in the most popular dark walnut and carefully re-boxed having only been on display in the short for a couple of months before we moved. Both sound great with a wide variety of amplifiers.
Let’s have a couple of reviews - 'It’s when Marcus Miller smacks that bottom G on his custom Sire bass guitar, Oscar Peterson takes off having a stunning two handed sprint up the keyboard, the London Philharmonic gives it the bunch or Joni Mitchell takes it down into a husky whisper that the measure of Monitor Audio's achievement with all the Bronze 5 hits home. Dynamics that such persuasive clarity hold and tremendous musical insight could be experienced in a beer budget price is a powerful affirmation from a box that was slim. It augments the argument that, pound-for-pound, Britain makes a few of the very finest hi-fi loudspeakers on the planet. And that's something we can all enjoy.' HiFi Review.
Or as part of a surround system - What HiFi.
Bronze Five - $1200 the pair (was $1500)
Bronze One - $450 the pair (was $600)
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.
QUAD ELITE INTEGRATED - NEW - $995
After more years than we can remember, Denco Audio - the long standing New Zealand Quad distributors are finally letting one of our very favourite brands go. But there is a silver lining...
The Elite integrated is a brilliant sounding and powerful analogue amplifier. With 80 watts it's got twice the go of the Quad Vena and was was $1799 new - We've got one last new one at $995. Which makes it easily the best value amp around.
Rotel RQ970BX Phono stage - trade in - $250
Derived from Rotel's awesome Michi high end series, the RQ970 is a classic phono stage. This is a full sized component with mains power - not the wall wart that has to suffice for similarly priced new units. Sounds rich and full. In perfect condition.
NUFORCE 100 Series components
In the 3 years since the introduction of the NuForce 100 series digital components we've found nothing better at this level. Only now with the advent of the NuPrime models do we have something that makes appreciable gains - yet it's clear that NuPrime have evolved from NuForce and the original designs sound just as good today as they did when we first heard them.
We have just a few NuForce components left - don't miss out!
NuForce DAC-80 Digital to analogue converter and preamp silver only $500 was $1295
The DAC-80 is still a current model - it's an exceptionally capable DAC with volume control think of it as a multiple digital input preamplifier. The volume control allows direct connection to both integrated amplifiers and power amplifiers. Connect any disc player, computer, or wireless device such as Apple Airport to it and you're going to be in for a treat.
Replaced by NuPrime DAC-9 $1250
NuForce UDH-100 asynchronous USB DAC and headphone amp silver one only $400 was $995
There will be systems where a computer is in proximity - or a components such as the Mac Mini which has a USB output - if this is the case, the UDH-100 may in fact be the better option. It could be described as a very high quality headphone amplifier the a USB DAC input which would put it into the 'desk top audio' niche - and certainly it is right at the top of this particular genre. But also as an asynchronous USB DAC for use in any system, it is a stellar performer. So in short, if your computer is your only source, this is the DAC for you.
NuForce STA-100 power amplifiers - trade in $500 each
Absurdly powerful for such a small box, cool running and great sounding to boot. The perfect match for either of the two DACs above but also brilliant in many other systems. Replaced by the NuPrime STA-9 at $1100.
Orbit Sound Spaced 360 Portable BT speaker system - $300 including sleeve.
Designed in Britain, the Spaced 360 is a seriously cool piece of audio design - both in the way it looks and how it sounds. As you can see, it's a long way from conventional as there are 3 visible speakers that project 360 degree sound. What you can’t see are 3 additional bass radiators hidden under the perforated metal body to provide additional bass kick. There's also some pretty slick electronics for signal processing there and a high capacity rechargeable battery that will give you around 12 hours of continuous and completely wireless replay. More.
Tivoli PAL-BT - new $399 (was $499)
In the gloss black/white finish only - Black is the perennial best selling finish in Dunedin so we've got a pile in of this and can pass the saving on to you. Read all about the PAL-BT here.
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. $300
Sound Creations Symphony TV Rack new $1439 - less than half price - $700
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.
Sound Creations Legato 3 shelf rack $400
Silver finish with 3 frosted glass shelves to hold 3 normally sized components and fitted with castors or spikes. Also has a cable management channel. Very slick and around $900 new. Same deal as above on shipping
Sound Creations CD rack $879 new - now $300
Completely over engineered but beautifully finished storage for 150 CDs. This rack has done sterling service in the shop displaying all our demonstration CDs In as new condition and able to be easily shipped anywhere in NZ.
Legato 2 shelf $200
Black finish with 2 Rimu veneer shelves and fitted with castors or spikes. This one has seen a bit of use but we’ve got a spare shelf on hand for it and it cleans up nicely. Perfect for better isolation of your turntable.
Speaking of isolation we have a Well Tempered Isolation base which has been further modded with Black Diamond Racing pyramid cones - and also has a set of 3 'those things' attached. Will completely transform the sound and performance of most turntables. $250.
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, Stereo RCA to Din 1m with WBT RCA plugs $50
Other cables a 2m bi-wire Kimber 4TC (blue/black) cable set terminated with really nice silver Wireworld banana plugs. Perfect for a small high quality system. $400 complete. (the same amount of new 4TC would be $664 before you even think about putting on plugs).
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.
Specials - freight & warranty
Because the specials are all discounted, we do have to charge freight for out-of-town clients. All components will be safely packed in original packaging if available or appropriate boxes. Normal warranty applies on new components and 90 days for demo and trade–in pieces.
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. Credit Card is a safe and easy option; and if you’re overseas the currency conversion is taken care of by your credit card company. We accept Visa and Mastercard. Or pop into our online shop where the most popular models are available.
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