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Caxton Audio & Sound Reference Melbourne
Sound Reference in Melbourne

HEAD OFFICE: CAXTON

AUDIO BRISBANE

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

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

MELBOURNE VICTORIA

New Website with shopping

cart click below:

www.soundreference.com.au

Physical location:

SOUND REFERENCE

MELBOURNE

Level 1 (upstairs) / 191 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 call 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:

http://www.caxtonaudio.com.au/specialoffers.html

Trade Ins can be viewed at the page here::

http://www.caxtonaudio.com.au/tradeins.html

 

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

Latest Quad ESL - The 2912 On Special at $16 995
QUAD ESLQUAD ESL

The Brand NEW QUAD ESL are now in our Melbourne Store:

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 RRP $22 999 New Price: $16, 989

Now: $16,989

 

Now: $16,989

 

Now: $16,989

 

QUAD ESL 2805 one demo pair only $8999

QUAD ESL 2805 one demo pair only $8999

QUAD ESL 2805 one demo pair only $8999

 

 

 

The Australian NAIM Audio Experts - New NAIM Uniti Products
NAIM

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 ($3100) is a basic hard disk server. Learn more about that: HERE

The Atom ($3050 and $3200 with HDMI), as you might expect is the dinky all-in-one version of the full unit. To learn more click HERE

The Star ($5700 or $6000 inc. DAB) is a full size, all-in-player. Lean more about that one HERE

The Nova ($7250 or $7500 inc. DAB) is the big cheese, the big enchilada, the big…well you get the idea. It’s the ‘reference’ player of the four, at any rate. Learn more about that HERE

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

System Special of the month - Big Savings
Diamond 9.1NAD D 3020

The SPEAKERS: Diamond 220s

In any case, the talented Diamond 220s will likely be the jewel in the crown of any budget – or even mid-range – set-up. Would we go as far as saying they’re one of the best hi-fi products you can buy.

 

"A brilliant-sounding speaker with a neat design that also became an Award-winner, ending the two-year reign of the Q Acoustic 2020is.

It’s going to be tough knocking the Diamonds off their perch!"
5 STAR What HiFi Winner (Review link below)

https://www.whathifi.com/wharfedale/diamond-220/review

 

The AMPLIFIER: Audiolab 8200a

The original Audiolab 8000A integrated amp was a landmark product when it was introduced in the early 1980s.

It single-handedly established the Audiolab brand, and set new standards in build, features and sound quality at the time.

There’s something reassuringly familiar about the new 8200A, too: It mirrors the original’s clean-cut functional appearance and retains a fair chunk of its electronic engineering principles.

The SOURCE: Quad Link D-1 USB DAC

A slimline USB DAC featuring 24bit/192kHz resolution – small package, big performance!

Wharfedale 220 Bookshelf Speakers

Plus
Audiolab 8200a Integrated amp
Plus
QUAD D-Link USB DAC

Package Sale Price $1500

QUAD Promotion - QUAD Vena & QUAD S-1 System
QUAD Vena & QUAD S-1 System

We will be promoting a Quad Stereo System comprising of the Vena integrated amplifier and S-1 bookshelf speakers with some heavy discounts to you, our Quad customers.

 

Quad S-1 speakers with a

Quad Vena integrated amplifier.

 

RETAIL PRICE $2949

SALE: Only $1,999.99 for the package*

That's a massive $950 saving while stocks last.

 

*choose to upgrade to Piano Finish speakers for a $200 premium

New Conrad Johnson Models and floorstock Sale
conrad-johnson-ART-amplifier

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.

Since the first CJ amplifier, the MV75 of 1978, c-j vacuum tube and solid state amplifiers have defined the state of the art. Their line features power amplifiers to fit nearly any requirement.

FLOORSTOCK SALE

ET-5 Stereo Channel Valve tube line stage. Was $14000 Now: $7000

Classic Sixty SE Power amp KT120 tubes was $7000. Now: $5500

LP125 Mono Blocks - 125 watt tube amps with KT120 tubes was $11998. Now: $7500

Only one pair left - Melbourne

 

ALSO available now in stock:

Latest model ET7 line-stage preamplifier RRP $14000

Now: $12900

 

ALSO available to order:

Latest model Classic 62 SE Tube amp $7900

Latest model Classic 120 SE Tube amp $14000

 

 

 

New Vandersteen Models and floorstock Vandersteen Sale
Vandersteen

The 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.


Enhanced performance is due to 11-band room compensation controls in each speaker allowing bass optimization in virtually any position in the room.

 

FLOORSTOCK SALE

3A sig Was $5999 (inc pedestal) Now: $4390

One pair only - Brisbane

TREO Floorstander was $9990. Now: SOLD

Last Pair SOLD OUT

VLR Bookshelf was $1999. Now: $1590

Only one pair left - Melbourne

Quatro Cloth Floorstander Now $9990

with High Pass FQ Filters add $1290

Only one pair left - Melbourne

 

ALSO In both Melbourne and Brisbane Stores:

Latest model Quatro $19999

Latest model TREO $9990

Latest model TREO CT $10990

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

3A sig $5999 (inc pedestal)

2Ce Sig Mark II $3299 (inc pedestal)

1Ci $1999 (inc pedestal)

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

http://www.whathifi.com/wharfedale/diamond-91/review

Original RRP $599

Sale Price $349

Budget System Special of the month - A five star winner
Diamond 9.1NAD D 3020

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 (Review link below)

http://www.whathifi.com/wharfedale/diamond-91/review

 

The NAD D-3020 is another 5 STAR What HiFi Winner

"Best stereo amplifier up to £500, Awards 2013. A potential game changer. We hope other manufacturers take a brave-pill and produce amplifiers as innovative as this"

5 STAR What HiFi Winner (Review link below)

 

http://www.whathifi.com/nad/d-3020/review

Wharfedale 9.1 Speakers (black)

Plus
NAD D-3020 Amp
Plus
42 strand 2m pair QED speaker wire

Package Sale Price $999

New Range at AudioLab Inc M-DAC + (plus) and the 8300 range
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 $1990.(RRP).

Sales Price $1795

 

IN STOCK NOW Melbourne And Brisbane

 

We also have super

deals on the New

Audiolab 8300

Components

Audiolab 8300 CD Player : $2195 (RRP $2499)

Audiolab 8300 Ampr : $1995 (RRP $2200)

We now accept PayPal (and direct bank deposit).

PayPalPayPal

PayPal is an international e-commerce business allowing payments and money transfers to be made through the Internet. Online money transfers serve as electronic alternatives to paying with traditional paper methods, such as checks and money orders.

 

PayPal is an acquirer, performing payment processing for online vendors, auction sites, and other commercial users, for which it charges a fee. The fee depends on what currency or payments the seller is using.

 

143 million buyers worldwide look for PayPal when shopping online.

 

Now we offer PayPal as a solution. Ask us how:

 

http://www.caxtonaudio.com.au/contactus.html

 

 

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

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 $9990 (Melbourne)

USA Retail for MF2550SE - $7800 USD

 

CAV45 EL34 vacuum-tube stereo control amplifier for $4999

USA Retail for CAV35 - $3600 USD

 

We are doing a special on the ET5 Valve Pre as a floorstock special for $7990

USA Retail for ET5 - $10000 USD

 

New Release:

CA 150 Control Amp for $6639

 

We are also doing a run out special on the ET250 as a floorstock 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 Qb now available in store.
NAIMNAIM

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

 

Controlled by a powerful audio brain, Mu-so Qb is alive with custom-made features all designed in Naim's audio laboratories in England. It’s a true feat of sound engineering. From the contours of the glass-filled polymer casing to the bass radiators that help create huge low frequencies – every millimetre of space has been used to great effect. Simple to control and easy to connect, Mu-so Qb generates a staggering 300 watts that unmasks your music with a sound that defies size.

 

NEW Mu-so Qb

SALE PRICE: $1299

Free SHIPPING

 

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

http://www.hifiplus.com/articles/exclusive-first-listen-naim-mu-so-qb/

 

ALSO the NAIM Mu-So still avaliable:

Naim Mu-so review:

Product of the Year, Awards 2014. A hugely desirable wireless speaker with hi-fi aspirations, the Mu-so is stunning

FIVE STARs - WHAT HI-FI Magazine

Read more at http://www.whathifi.com/naim/mu-so/review#vBb5VA6eicwXE3Bi.99

The Naim Mu-so marks the first time that the established hi-fi manufacturer has stepped into the wireless speaker market.

With an impressive list of streaming features matched by an equally impressive design, it certainly starts off as a seriously tempting product. Naim mu-so:

The Mu-so

SALE PRICE: $1789

Free SHIPPING

The whole range reduced. See our special offers page for more prices: http://www.caxtonaudio.com.au/specialoffers.html

 

Now Incliding 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.

Signature Series Piano Gloss finish WAS $6299 NOW $2999

Piano Gloss finish WAS $4899 Last pair ex demo black NOW $1990

Signature Series Veneer finish SOLD OUT

Matt Veneer finish WAS $4499 SOLD OUT

 

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 NOW $2490

Piano Gloss finish WAS $3799 NOW $1890

Signature Series Veneer finish WAS $3799 NOW $2290

Matt Veneer finish WAS $3349 NOW $1690

 

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 NOW $899

Signature Series Veneer finish WAS $1499 NOW $990

Matt Veneer finish WAS $1499 NOW $799

 

QUAD - 11L Classic Speakers (pair)
Quad 11L Classic Bookshelf Speakers a True Professional Choice.

Signature Series Piano Gloss finish WAS $1299 NOW $850

Piano Gloss finish WAS $1299 SOLD OUT

Signature Series Veneer finish WAS $1099 NOW $750

Matt Veneer finish WAS $1099 Last Pair ex demo $549

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

QUAD NEW Series ARTERA system Components now in Stock
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.

 

TECHNOLOGY

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

QUAD ARTERA PLAY RRP $3749

QUAD ARTERA STEREO RRP $3999

 

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
CJ

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!

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 $399

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

 

Diamond 220 Bookshelf Speaker:

In store RRP $549

Sale Price $459

 

Wharfedale Diamond 100 series Run out Prices:

 

Diamond 121 Bookshelf Speaker:

In store RRP $549

Sale Price $399

 

Diamond 155 Floorstanding Speaker:

In store RRP $1198

Sale Price $998

Wharfedale Denton 80th Anniversary Limited Edition

Limited Edition

Huntingdon, England -- Wharfedale, Britain's most famous loudspeaker brand, celebrates its 80th anniversary this year. To mark the occasion, one of Wharfedale's best-loved speakers from decades past is returning in enhanced, limited edition form.

Introduced in 1967, the Denton exemplified Wharfedale's twin edicts of quality and value, balancing fine craftsmanship, natural sound quality and affordability inside a compact loudspeaker that was bought in its millions right across the globe. Successive Denton designs ran until the late 1970s, at which point the famous Denton name was confined to loudspeaker history... until now!

Re-imagined by legendary loudspeaker designer Peter Comeau, the Denton 80th Anniversary Edition remains true to its illustrious namesake whilst making the most of modern materials and manufacturing techniques to deliver a speaker that is fully equipped for the 21st Century.

 

Strictly Limited Edition!

In store RRP of $1499

Sales Price: $899 out of box ex demo last pair!

QUAD Series S Speakers in Stock with Introductory sale:
QUAD's Studio ActivesQUAD's Studio Actives

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. Prices start at £600 per

 

FLOORSTANDER

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

 

BOOKSHELF

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

S-2 QUAD S Series Veneer RRP $1600 SALE $ 1449

 

S-1 QUAD S Series Gloss RRP $1599 SALE $ 1460

S-1 QUAD S Series Veneer RRP $1349 SALE $ 1235

 

AudioLab Special on the NEW M-NET with BONUS system purchase deals. Great with a M - DAC.
Audiolab SpecialAudiolab 5 Stars

M-NET, a network streaming addition to the Audiolab ‘LAB’ Series of half-width components is now available

Adding even more versatility to its multi-award-winning LAB Series, Audiolab’s new M- NET networkable streaming player is expressly designed to partner the Audiolab M-DAC or Q-DAC allowing both internet radio services and local media from devices such as NAS drives and local PCs or MACs, effectively expanding the capabilities of the M-DAC or Q-DAC to include streaming media either via Ethernet, Wi-Fi or USB input', said Tony Ingrisano, of AVR.

The Audiolab M-NET retails for $869.99 (RRP).

We have an introductory deal on the M-NET for $699

We also have a super System deal for a very limited time only.

Buy a Q- DAC with a M-PWR and receive one new Audiolab M-NET for just $399.

 

Q-DAC System Purchase

Q-DAC + M-PWR + M-NET Retail price $2537

You pay Special price Q-DAC system: $1897

Individual Special Savings:

LAB M-DAC: $1300 (RRP $1789) New units

LAB M-DAC: PLUS $1789 (RRP $1999)

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

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

NEW: LAB M-NET: $699 (RRP $869.99)

Back in Stock black only LAB M-CDT: $790 (RRP $1789)

AudioLab Special Now on included is the NEW M- PWR Power Amp and Q-DAC
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.

http://www.whathifi.com/Review/Audiolab-8200CD/

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 $1490

8200 A Integrated Amp: $990

8200 MB Power 250 watt Mono Amps (pair): $2290

8200 Q Pre Amp: $990

8200 M Mono Blocks: SOLD OUT

8200 P Power Amps: $990

8200 T Tuner: SOLD OUT

8200 Q-DAC: $599

8200 M-DAC: $1300

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 $13949

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

WAS $9,299 NOW $7249

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

WAS $5,899 NOW $5349

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

WAS $10,999 NOW $7229

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

WAS $2,949 NOW $2449

Quad QC 24 Valve Stage, Designed By The Very Best

WAS $2,499 NOW $1499

Quad optional add on phono Stage, for QC 24

WAS $549 NOW $499

 

Quad Specials Now - Big Discounts
QUAD ESL

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

   
  QUAD - Elite CDS
Quad Elite CDS CD Player For The Hifi Purists Inc Balanced Outputs
$2,049.00
$1,090.00
  QUAD - Elite CDP
Quad Elite CDP CD Player with Pre-Amp Built for All your Digital Devices
$2,599.00
NOW $1790
  QUAD - Elite FM Tuner
Quad Elite FM Tuner with Image Rejection and Pilot Tone Suppression
$1,549.00
$790
  QUAD - Elite Pre
Quad Elite Pre Hi End Stereo Preamp
$2,199.00
$1490
  QUAD - Elite QMP
Quad Elite QMP Mono Block Power Amplifiers 260 Watts RMS 8 Ohms. SOLD AS A PAIR
$6,149.00
SOLD OUT
  QUAD - Elite Mono
Quad Elite Mono Power Amplifier, 150 Watts RMS 8 Ohms. SOLD AS PAIRS
$3,349.00
NOW $1990
  QUAD - Elite QSP
Quad Elite QSP Stereo Power Amplifier with 140 Watts RMS Per Channel
$3,099.00
NOW $1990
  QUAD - Elite Stereo
Quad Elite Stereo Amplifier, Powerful 80 watts per channel
$1,799.00
$929
  QUAD - Elite INT
Quad Elite INT , Integrated Amplifier with Simplicity and Performance you would normally pay more for
$2,299.00
$1298
  QUAD - 9AS Active Bookshelf $990
QUAD - Elite CDx CD Player with pre amp with USB input and digital inputs

WAS $3099

NOW $1990

 
 
 

QUAD SALE VALVE SALE (Classic Finish):

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

WAS $9,299 NOW $4998

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

WAS $5,899 NOW $3300

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

WAS $10,999 NOW $5999

Quad QC 24 Valve line Stage, Designed By The Very Best

WAS $2,449 NOW $1499

 

Also on sale Quad Platinum series:

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

WAS $6,499 NOW $2989

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

WAS $10,995 NOW $5999

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

WAS $5,495 NOW $2999

Quad Platinum PRE Amplifier with Phono input and
Balanced output

WAS $3,849 NOW $3449

 

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.

Introductory Sales Prices

DP-2 (24 bit / 192 kHz sampling rate DACs CD player) - Special : $3999

LD-2 (remote-controlled preamplifier) -

Special : $2998

Distributed Node Architecture Power Amplifier

DNA 750 mono block pair - Special : $7998

Introducing NEAT Speakers - The IOTA

NAIM PRICES REDUCED

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.

 

http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/neat-acoustics-iota/

 

Grab a pair for RRP $1199 all Finishes

 

Also avaliable:

In our Melbourne store for $998 a pair (RRP $1199) Ex demo Black

 

See our special offers page for more prices: http://www.caxtonaudio.com.au/specialoffers.html

 

The Australian NAIM Audio Experts
NAIM PRICES REDUCED

The new price rise in in effect on NAIM. So check the special offers page for new prices. We still have some floor stock which is limited to usually one of available which is also listed on the Special Offers page.

 

Don't see the NAIM gear on the Special Offers page you are looking for? Give us a call.

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

 

The whole range reduced. See our special offers page for more prices: http://www.caxtonaudio.com.au/specialoffers.html

 

New Award winning Products from NAD like the NAD D 3020
NAD

NAD D 3020 Hybrid Digital Amplifier

The original NAD 3020 introduced a generation of Music Lovers to true high fidelity sound. The term High Fidelity literally means “true to the original”

Sales Price: $699

NAD D 7050 Direct Digital Network Amplifier

If you have a computer or smart phone running iTunes, and a home Wi-Fi network, just add the D 7050 and your favorite loudspeakers.

Sales Price: $1299

NAD D 1050 USB DAC

The NAD D 1050 USB DAC is the best way to add Computer Audio and HD Digital to your component hi-fi system using Asynchronous 24/192 USB input.

Sales Price: $689

April Music Sell out Sale: EXIMUS /STELLO /APRIL MUSIC all on run our special

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 open cartons.

All are sold as new with full 12 month warranty

 

STELLO

Stello U2 RRP $350 SALE $205

Stello DA100sig 24/96 RRP $999 SALE $595

Stello DA100sig opc RRP $899 SALE $495

Stello DA100 opc RRP $799 SALE $449

Stello HP100 RRP $999 SALE $499

 

AURA NOTE

Aura Note Premier RRP $2990 SALE $1790

Classic AuraNote RRP $2490 SALE $1290

 

Due to these Special low Sale prices we cannot offer free freight on the above items.

Nordost Speaker + Interconnect (Revision 2) + power cables on sale Limited stock.

Red Dawn -

Speaker Cable 2m Shotgun Zplug unboxed SALE $699

 

Blue Heaven-

Speaker Cable 2m shotgun spade boxed SALE $449

 

Power cables-

Shiva 2m power cable SALE - $399

Shiva 2m power cable SALE - $399

Caxton Audio and Sound Reference The Australian NAIM Experts
NAIM PRICES REDUCED

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 Now $2890

NAP 100 Now $1590

 

The whole range reduced see our special offers page for more prices: http://www.caxtonaudio.com.au/specialoffers.html

 

NuForce Now In Stock - Best price
NuForceNuForce

NuForce DDA-100 RRP: $699

Sale Price $589

A design innovation you have to hear to believe.

The NuForce DDA-100 is a Direct-Digital Integrated Amplifier that marks a new juncture in digital sound. The innovative new design converts the digital audio signal into analog form at the last possible stage—the PWM amplifier output—giving listeners the same level of performance as far much more expensive audio gear. The DDA-100's inherently low distortion and noise floor remain in the digital domain from beginning to end, resulting in a remarkably wide dynamic range, crystalline clarity and amazing detail—all for an affordable price.

 

NuForce S3-BT Wireless Active Loudspeakers RRP: $258

 

he NuForce S3-BT is based on the latest “apt-X” codec, which was developed to enable the kind of crystalline sound that NuForce customers have come to expect.

The S3-BT speakers are based on an essential, time-honored principle: good sound depends on intelligent design and superior materials. For example, the S3-BT’s woofer employs a proprietary anti-resonance cone and powerful magnet assembly

 

Both now in Stock

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.

Click image for review

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 $298

 

Also available

Arcam Solo rDAC Digital to Analogue Converter $429

Arcam rBlink $398

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

 

Arcam entry system Special PLUS rCube more affordable

Arcam SALE

rCube is a listening revolution, delivering high fidelity from a single, beautiful package that's portable and has wireless audio streaming.

Arcam rCube Portable iPod Speaker System $449.00 

Arcam rWave Wireless Audio Transmitter for rDAC and rCube $168.00 

 

Arcam FMJ CD 17 CD Player

SALE Price $889

Arcam FMJ A 19 Integrated Amp

SALE Price $990

 

New in Box full warranty

QUAD Speaker Sale - Full 5.1 systems - Brand New

Quad SALE

The Quad 11Ls have picked up more than their fair share of awards.

This new compact system builds on their strengths with a sound that will please those wanting the full surround sound experience without either filling the room with huge speakers or going for one of the more eye-catching 'designer' packages, and will amaze those who believe there's no substitute for big speakers when a fullscale sound is called for. Listen to them with some powerful home-cinema amplification — one of the current crop of over-achieving integrated receivers would do very nicely — and you could be convinced that you were enjoying much larger loudspeaker

http://www.gramophone.net/

 

I've reviewed many $2000 surround systems over the past year, a handful of which were exceptional, and let me tell you straight up that the Quad L-ite system belongs in the exceptional group - Chris Martens

The Absolute Sound

 

QUAD 5.1 LITE PACKAGE AUSTRALIAN RETAIL PRICE: $3498

Limited time special price $1599 Brand New in Box

QUAD Lite speaker and subwoofer cabinets are offered in four piano lacquer finishes: rosewood, cherry, black, and silver. Build quality is exceptional. When listed stock runs out sale is over.

When listed stock runs out sale is over. All items in this sale are covered by QUADS full warranty.

Styleaudio New USB/ Toslink DAC in Stock - Limited introductory offer TOPAZ
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 $149

The CARAT-HD1V USB in $249 uses audiophile parts inc. TCXO for lower jitter.

The PERIDOT USB in DAC (pictured) improved headphone out $429

The TOPAZ with USB & TOSLINK in RRP $699 Limited offer $499


Limited Offers on JAS Audio Green Power CD and AMP combo
JAS-AUDIO

The New GP ( Green Power ) series of product from JAS Audio Consumes 20% less power then other Audio Gear. We have a limited special offer on the Green Power line in both Black (pictured) and silver (Think Macbook Pro finish) CD Players and Integrated Amps.

Green power CD1

Philips CD transport & laser head;

Burr Brown PCM1798 D/A Converter chip

24Bit / 192kHz Upsampling

2-step OPA amplification -- Build-in chips 1st step using Burr Brown OPA604 and 2nd step using Philips OPA5532

With stereo & mono OPA dockings for easily upgradeabe of different OPA chips and/or fine-tuning the sound performance

top-loading pick-up mechanism for stable signal reading and low signal loss

High quality chassis and premium components

Audio grade Toroidal Transformer

Premium Remote Control

RRP: $1499 Sales Price: SOLD OUT

Green Power 120 Amp

120 watts with remote

RRP: $1299 Sales Price: $499 ex demo black

 

Weiss DAC202 Last One Special Price
Firewire DAC

We use this DAC in-store to run our QUAD 2905 electrostatic + Conrad Johnson setup the DAC + MAC = WIN

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

USA RRP: $6750

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

http://www.computeraudiophile.com/content/Weiss-Engineering-DAC202-Review

Introducing 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 Odin $11990

Was $11990 Now $9998

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
New JAS AUDIO 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 H.1 remote-controlled Hybrid EL34 70wpc. $1450

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
JAS-AUDIO

JAS - AUDIO

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