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-DYNAMICA

ACCENTO ADA-120 60W/channel T-Amp

Compact 2x60W stereo amplifier CLASS-D

$160.00 wADA120

20% OFF RRP $199.00
ACCENTO ADA30 mini D-class amp

ACCENTO-DYNAMICA

ACCENTO ADA30 mini D-class amp

Compact 2x15W stereo amplifier CLASS-D

$77.00 wADA30

Bluetooth Tube Hybrid Amplifier - Accento

Bluetooth Tube Hybrid Amplifier - Accento

$289.00 wADHA24BT

Bluetooth Tube Hybrid Amplifier 90W

Bluetooth Tube Hybrid Amplifier 90W

$495.00 wADHA90BT

DAYTON AUDIO APA150 stereo/mono power amplifier

DAYTON AUDIO

DAYTON AUDIO APA150 stereo/mono power amplifier

75W per channel, or 150W bridged-mono

$394.90 wAPA150

DAYTON AUDIO B652 Air bookshelf speakers (pair)

DAYTON AUDIO

DAYTON AUDIO B652 Air bookshelf speakers (pair)

Air Motion Transformer tweeter

$220.00 wB652A

DAYTON AUDIO B652 bookshelf speakers (pair)

DAYTON AUDIO

DAYTON AUDIO B652 bookshelf speakers (pair)

$110.00 wB652

33% OFF RRP $165.00
DAYTON AUDIO DTA-120BT2 60W/channel Amp

DAYTON AUDIO

DAYTON AUDIO DTA-120BT2 60W/channel Amp

Powerful Class D mini amplifier with Bluetooth

$330.00 wDTA120BT2

DAYTON AUDIO MA1240a Multi-Zone 12 Channel Amplifier

DAYTON AUDIO

DAYTON AUDIO MA1240a Multi-Zone 12 Channel Amplifi

$1,094.50 wMA1240A

DAYTON AUDIO MA1260 Multi-Zone 12 Channel Amplifier

DAYTON AUDIO

DAYTON AUDIO MA1260 Multi-Zone 12 Channel Amplifie

$1,094.50 wMA1260

DAYTON AUDIO T-Amp

DAYTON AUDIO

DAYTON AUDIO T-Amp

NO LONGER AVAILABLE - we recommend the LEPAI LP2020A

$82.50 wDTA1

DAYTON AUDIO T-Amp kit

DAYTON AUDIO

DAYTON AUDIO T-Amp kit

$46.50 wDTA2

DAYTON AUDIO T652 Air tower speakers (pair)

DAYTON AUDIO

DAYTON AUDIO T652 Air tower speakers (pair)

Air Motion Transformer tweeter

$595.00 wT652A

DAYTON AUDIO USB Audio DAC01

DAYTON AUDIO

DAYTON AUDIO USB Audio DAC01

$85.00 wDAC01

DAYTON AUDIO wireless T-amp system

DAYTON AUDIO

DAYTON AUDIO wireless T-amp system

$169.00 wDTA1W

DP-UB9000 Universal Disc Player

PANASONIC

DP-UB9000 Universal Disc Player

CD, DVD-Audio, DVD, Ultra HD Blu-ray

$1,799.00 DPUB9000

EDIFIER R1010BT active bookshelf speakers Bluetooth

EDIFIER

EDIFIER R1010BT active bookshelf speakers Bluetoot

$130.00 R1010BT

EDIFIER R1700BT active bookshelf speakers Bluetooth

EDIFIER

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

EDIFIER R1700BT active bookshelf speakers Woodgrai

ACTIVE 2-WAY DSP CROSSOVER WITH DUAL AMPLIFIERS

$209.00 R1700BTW

9% OFF RRP $230.00
FX Audio TUBE-06 pre-amplifier

FX Audio

FX Audio TUBE-06 pre-amplifier

$192.50 peFXT06

ICON AUDIO 805 Triode single ended mono blocks

ICON AUDIO

ICON AUDIO 805 Triode single ended mono blocks

$14,200.00 MB805

ICON AUDIO HP8 MkII headphone amplifier

ICON AUDIO

ICON AUDIO HP8 MkII headphone amplifier

$1,900.00 HP82

ICON AUDIO HP8 MkII headphone amplifier Signature version

ICON AUDIO

ICON AUDIO HP8 MkII headphone amplifier Signature

$2,350.00 HP82Sig

ICON AUDIO LA4 MkIII line pre-amplifer

ICON AUDIO

ICON AUDIO LA4 MkIII line pre-amplifer

$3,150.00 LA43