HI FI EQUIPMENT

We offer a range of hi fi products from selected manufacturers. Our main brands are Icon Audio for valve amplifiers, Rotel for solid state amplifiers, Ohm Acoustics for omnidirectional speakers, Oppo multi-format disc players. Turntables, tonearms, cartridges, and phono preamps are in the Vinyl Related category.

DACS

As the sound emanating from loudspeakers is analog, at some point in the audio reproduction chain the digital signal has to be converted to analog. It is most commonly done prior to the preamplifier. A Digital to Analog Converter (DAC) is a vital component in the signal chain and there is an increasing variety to choose from.

Digital Radios

Digital radio offers several improvements over AM and FM. The quality is better than AM, though not as good as FM. There are many more channels, and with a good antenna there is no interference or background noise.

CD/DVD/BD Related Products

Products here are to help improve the performance and maintain optical disc players and the actual discs.

CD/DVD/BD Equipment

We sell a carefully selected range of products for playing optical disks. All provide excellent performance at their price point.

Integrated Amplifiers

Integrated stereo amplifiers include a pre-amplifier (with source switching and volume control) and two power amplifiers. In the past a phono preamplifier was often included but that is not so common nowadays. Some have switching for a second set of speakers. Tone controls are included on some but are not usually regarded as necessary on higher quality equipment.

Headphones and Headphone Amps

To get the best results from headphones a dedicated headphone amplifier is required. 

The Icon Audio HP8 MKII is in fact a miniaturised pure valve hi fi amplifier. We use a custom wound multi-tap output transformer which provides perfect matching to virtually any headphone load. We start with a substantial mains transformer with matching power supply and two output transformers. The HP8 MK II tops the scales at 7kg, giving you an idea of how much iron you get for your money!

Loudspeaker Systems

Most loudspeakers have drivers that face forward so that the best listening position is in front of them. They are tested in anechoic chambers (no reflections) so give their best results when positioned well away from walls. Some loudspeakers radiate in all directions and are referred to as omni-directional. These are much less specific in their positioning and spread the sound through the listening area more evenly. There are a variety of methods of doing this, some have their drivers facing upwards so that the sound bounces off the ceiling and walls, other use drivers that radiate the sound in a 360° horizontal plane, and some have multiple drivers facing in different directions.

Power Amplifiers

The music signal from a source unit like a CD player does not have sufficient voltage or current to drive loudspeakers so a power amplifier is need to amplify the signals and control the speakers. Most amplifiers are stereo and drive a pair of speakers. When a separate amplifier is used for each channel they are referred to as mono-blocks. If the power amplifier is in the same unit as the pre-amplifier it is termed an integrated amp.

Pre-amplifiers

Pre-amplifiers provide switching facilities for a variety of sources, volume control (sometimes with a remote handset), tape out, and output signals suitable to drive power amplifiers. Most do not have the facility to accept a signal from a turntable, so a separate phono pre-amplifier is required.

T-amps

Sonic Impact T-amps created a sensation in hi fi circles when they came onto the market about 10 years ago. Now there are many brands and models using the Tripath 2020 and similar ICs. 

They offer excellent sound quality at low prices, but in general are quite modest in their power output. We offer the Dayton Audio, Trends Audio, Lepai, and Topping brands.

Wi-Fi Music Receivers

With streaming music services popular nowadays these devices enable you to send the music via your home wi-fi network to stereo systems in various locations in your home.

 



ACCENTO ADA-120 60W/channel T-Amp

ACCENTO ADA-120 60W/channel T-Amp

Compact 2x60W stereo amplifier CLASS-D

$199.00 wADA120_

Bluetooth Tube Hybrid Amplifier - Accento

Bluetooth Tube Hybrid Amplifier - Accento

$289.00 ADHA24BT

DARED SP-02 bookshelf speakers (pair)

DARED SP-02 bookshelf speakers (pair)

Compact, affordable, versatile

$350.00 SP02

DAYTON AUDIO APA150 stereo/mono power amplifier

DAYTON AUDIO APA150 stereo/mono power amplifier

75W per channel, or 150W bridged-mono

$363.00 wAPA150

3% OFF RRP $372.90
DAYTON AUDIO DTA-120 60W/channel T-Amp

DAYTON AUDIO DTA-120 60W/channel T-Amp

$249.00 wDTA120

DAYTON AUDIO DTA-120BT 60W/channel Amp

DAYTON AUDIO DTA-120BT 60W/channel Amp

Class D mini amplifier with Bluetooth

$265.00 wDTA120BT

DAYTON AUDIO T-Amp

DAYTON AUDIO T-Amp

NO LONGER AVAILABLE - we recommend the LEPAI LP2020A

$82.50 wDTA1

DAYTON AUDIO T-Amp kit

DAYTON AUDIO T-Amp kit

$46.50 wDTA2

DAYTON AUDIO WF150A integrated stereo amplifier

DAYTON AUDIO WF150A integrated stereo amplifier

With Phono, Line, Optical inputs plus Bluetooth

$595.00 wWF150A

DAYTON AUDIO wireless T-amp system

DAYTON AUDIO wireless T-amp system

$169.00 wDTA1W

DIGITECH 50W/channel T-amp

DIGITECH 50W/channel T-amp

This amplifier is the same as the Dayton DTA-100

$169.00 elAA0488

DIGITECH Portable Stereo Amplifier

DIGITECH Portable Stereo Amplifier

Can be powered by 8 AA batteries

$50.00 AA0487

29% OFF RRP $69.95
DISC DOCTOR CD Cleaner Kit

DISC DOCTOR CD Cleaner Kit

removes dirt and oils

$39.60 DDCDC

32% OFF RRP $58.30
EDIFIER R1010BT active bookshelf speakers Bluetooth
16% OFF RRP $130.90
EDIFIER R1700BT active bookshelf speakers Bluetooth

EDIFIER R1700BT active bookshelf speakers Bluetoot

ACTIVE 2-WAY DSP CROSSOVER WITH DUAL AMPLIFIERS

$198.00 R1700BT

14% OFF RRP $230.00
EDIFIER R1700BT active bookshelf speakers Woodgrain

EDIFIER R1700BT active bookshelf speakers Woodgrai

ACTIVE 2-WAY DSP CROSSOVER WITH DUAL AMPLIFIERS

$209.00 R1700BTW

9% OFF RRP $230.00
Elemental vinyl system

Elemental vinyl system

Excellent beginners intro to vinyl

$499.00 ELVS

7% OFF RRP $539.00
EMOTIVA A-150 Stereo Power Amplifier

EMOTIVA A-150 Stereo Power Amplifier

$649.00 EA150

EMOTIVA A-300 Stereo Power Amplifier

EMOTIVA A-300 Stereo Power Amplifier

$849.00 EA300

EMOTIVA A-500 Stereo Power Amplifier

EMOTIVA A-500 Stereo Power Amplifier

$1,049.00 EA500

EMOTIVA CD-100

EMOTIVA CD-100

Precision CD Player and Transport

$599.00 ECD100

EMOTIVA PT-100 Two Channel Preamp

EMOTIVA PT-100 Two Channel Preamp

$599.00 EPT100