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Caxton Audio & Sound Reference Melbourne
Sound Reference in Melbourne

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

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Fitzroy VIC 3065

Phone: +61 3 9495 6500

Mon - Fri 11am - 5pm & sat 10 - 4pm By appointment. Please contact 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*

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

Latest Quad ESL - The 2912


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 (Metallic Black) RRP $21,499
New Pair QUAD ESL (Metallic Black) 2912 for:

New: $19,399


New: $19,399


New: $19,399


NEW Quad ESL-2812

(Metallic Black)


Vandersteen KENTO Carbon Loudspeakers 


Vandersteen KENTO Carbon Loudspeakers

 The KENTO Carbon represents a ground-up re-thinking by Richard and Nathan Vandersteen. The answer came in a totally new design at the historic Model 5 price point. This speaker brings together the Model 5A carbon tweeter and the patented Carbon/Balsa core midrange from the Model Seven MK II, the Mid-Bass from the Quatro CT, with the all-new built-for-Vandersteen side-firing Counterforce pistonic 9" powered bass drivers. 


*Check with our team or your local store for availability.


 SALE $61,500 RRP: $65,000

You save $3,500.00

 Free Shipping  









This April, enjoy 25% off all Audiolab 9000, 7000, and 6000 series products. That’s a massive 25% off award-winning Integrated Amplifiers, CD Players/Transports, and Streamers. Plus, purchase any 9000, 7000 or 6000 series Amplifier with a CD Player/Transport or Streamer and you’ll receive a FREE DC Block power conditioner. But hurry! Sale ends midnight April 30 and only while stocks last. 

Conditions apply here:










AUDIOLAB 6000N PLAY SALE $824 RRP $1,099

QUAD Z Speaker run out sale and Introducing the new QUAD Speaker Range: The Revela
20% Wharfedale



QUAD Z-4 Floorstander speakers (BLACK Finish)

RRP $8,599 SALE $6,449

QUAD Z-3 Floorstander speakers (BLACK Finish) 

RRP $6,599 SALE $4,949

QUAD Z-2 Bookshelf speakers (BLACK Finish) 




 QUADS NEW Revela Series


Meticulous engineering and countless listening sessions have come together to create the exquisite Revela Series, Quad's most advanced speakers to date. We can now introduce three incredible new products from Quad.


$7,999.99 – Revela 2 Floorstanding Loudspeaker

$3,999.99 – Revela 1 Standmount Loudspeaker 

$1,699.99 – Revela 1 Stands



A special note on Naim Audio Products – 4/04/2024 
New NAIM Classic

For NAIM SPECIALS of UP TO 50% OFF go to


NSC222 Streaming Preamplifier 

This easy-to-use streaming preamplifier brings you a world of streamed music and radio, handling vinyls and audio headphones, as well as creating a high-performance analog preamplifier. 

The iconic Naim NAP 250 Power Amplifier 

First appearing in 1975, the NAP 250 power amplifier has become an iconic product. Its aesthetic and technical evolution has ensured its sustained first-rate performance over the years, creating unforgettable musical experiences. 

Naim NPX 300 Power Supply 

Reach a higher level of musical performance with the NPX 300 power supply for the 200 Series sources and preamplifiers, including the NSC 222 streaming preamplifier. 

NSC222 Streaming Preamplifier $13500 

NAP 250 Power Amplifier $13500 

NPX 300 Power Supply $13500


System Package All Three Units $40,500.00



The Australian NAIM Audio Experts - NAIM Uniti Products

         NAIM 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 ($4300) is a basic hard disk server. Learn more about that: HERE

The Atom ($6000 only with HDMI), as you might expect is the cute all-in-one version of the full unit. To learn more click HERE


The Star ($8600) is a full size, all-in-player. (Plus $250 with DAB ) Lean more about that one HERE

The Nova ($10500) is the (Plus $250 with DAB ) ‘reference’ player of the four. Learn more about that HERE


NAIM High gain antenna for NAIM wireless units $55

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

Wharfedale Introduces New  Aura Speaker Range


Wharfedale Aura Speaker Range

Borrowing heavily from the advanced technology of the elite ELYSIAN research project, AURA features the Wharfedale AMT high frequency transducer, glass fibre matrix midrange and bass cones, the SLPP ports system and multi-layer cabinets.


Wharfedale Aura Speaker Range.

Wharfedale Aura 4 Floorstanding Speakers (Pair) $8,999

Wharfedale Aura 3 Floorstanding Speakers (Pair) $6,499

Wharfedale Aura 2 Bookshelf Speakers (pair) $4,499

Wharfedale Aura 1 Bookshelf Speakers (pair) $3,499


Bookshelp Speaker Stands. 

Wharfedale Aura 1 Speaker Stands (Pair) $1,749 

Wharfedale Aura 2 Speaker Stands (Pair) $2,249  

Conrad Johnson Models and Floor Stock Sale

New Conrad Johnson models and floor stock sale 

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. 

ART27A Class A Triode Amplifier 

The latest in the reference series of products, the ART27A is a special amplifier designed for special applications, available to a limited number of discerning audiophiles (no more than 250 units will be produced RRP $37000 Special Price: $35000 

HVA-1 Headphone Amplifier 

The HVA1 is a reference quality single-ended class A triode amplifier designed to power low-impedance headphones (around 20 to 32 Ohms). RRP $12500 Special Price: $11900 

Conrad Johnson FLOORSTOCK SALE Ex Demo: 

ET3-SE Stereo Channel Valve tube line stage. Was $7000 Now: $4990 

CAV45 Version 2 EL34 vacuum-tube stereo control amplifier RRP $9500 Now: $7490

Classic 62 SE Tube amp RRP $12500 Now: $9900 

Classic 120 SE Tube amp RRP $21000 Now: $17490 

Classic 150 Tube amp RRP $36000 Now: $29900 

ET7 S2 line-stage pre-amplifier RRP $23000 Now: $18490

New: Upgrade to the RC-20, or replace your current remote: 

Conrad Johnson "Gold Brick" RC-20 Remote Control $550  


Nordost QPOINT and QSOURCE Producrs
Nordost Burn in


The QPOINT Resonance Synchronizer emits a subtle field which manipulates all electromechanical resonances within its immediate proximity so that they resonate in unison with each other. By syncing these resonances, the QPOINT eliminates internal electrical noise, enhancing the coherency and timing that is typically lacking in even the most high-end audio systems.

$1395 RRP


The QSOURCE is a fanless Linear Power Supply designed specifically for hi-fi audio applications. By providing a stable, clean output of DC power at select voltages, while maintaining extremely low noise levels, the QSOURCE enhances the audio imagery of a sound system by improving sonic articulation, heightening dynamics, and expanding the sound stage.  

$4695 RRP

New LEAK Stereo 230 integrated Amp Now Available   

LEAK Products Now in Stock

From the front, the new LEAK Stereo 230 integrated amp looks almost identical to the Stereo 130 with the same aluminium front panel and tactile controls but the new amp is 14cm deeper, reflecting its enhanced circuitry and greater power output. 

Power output 2x 75W RMS 

LEAK STEREO 230 Integrated Amplifier RRP: $2699

LEAK STEREO 130 Integrated Amplifier 

Rated Output Power 2 x 45W

 RRP: $2049 SALE $1849  (You save $201)

LEAK CDT CD Transport RRP: $1449 SALE $1269  (You save $180)


LEAK is available in Walnut and Silver 

A Fresh Take On An Old Classic. Carefully designed in line with the LEAK ethos of performance, reliability and craftsmanship, match contemporary performance with stand-out, classic LEAK styling.

The NEW Bluesound Products the NODE X

Bluesound Products

Bluesound is not a computer company masquerading as an audio company.

Bluesound is a premium smart music system of audiophile-grade wireless HiFi speakers and digital players that allow you to stream all the music ever recorded, wirelessly to every room in your home.

 Bluesound Powernode Edge N230 Streaming Amplifier $1199   

Bluesound NODE X Limited Edition streamer $1299

Bluesound NODE N130 Streamer (Black or White) RRP $1049 Sale $990 

Bluesound POWERNODE N330 Streamer Black or White RRP $1649 SALE $1590 

Bluesound PULSE FLEX 2i - Wireless Multi-Room Music Streaming Speaker SALE $670 RRP: $749

Bluesound RC-1 Remote $165  

Run out prices on older models 

Bluesound PULSE FLEX EX Demo  - Wireless Multi-Room Music Streaming Speaker SALE $369


Bluesound POWERNODE 2i Black (With HDMI) $1,549 sale $1,295 

Bluesound VAULT 2i 2TB Network Hard Drive CD Ripper & Streamer $2199 sale $1,995 


New Audiolab 9000 Series and 6 Socket DC Blocker
Audiolab 9000 Series

New Audiolab 9000 Series and 6 Socket DCBlocker

Following on from the original 8000 series, the award-winning 8200, 8300 series and more recent 6000 series, Audiolab returns to the more premium price and performance categories with the new Audiolab 9000 Series. 


Audiolab 9000A Integrated Amplifier SALE $3,999 RRP: $4,399 (You save $400) 

Audiolab 9000CDT CD Transport SALE $1,989 RRP: $2,199  

Audiolab DC Block 6 Direct Current Blocker RRP $799

 Free Shipping


New NAD D 3020 V2 and Discounts on discontinued NAD products

NEW NAD D 3020 V2 Hybrid Digital Stereo Amplifier with Vinyl Playback

The new NAD D 3020 V2 HybriDigital Stereo Amplifier incorporates the latest high-speed digital technology along with Phono input for Vinyl playback. The D 3020 V2 powers up to 30 Watts to two channel and features aptX Bluetooth Technology, MM Phono input, Optical and Coaxial inputs, Line inputs, Subwoofer Output and separate Headphone Amplifier.

RRP Price: $849 Sales Price: $789


Run Out Sale Now On Select models

NAD D 7050 Direct Digital Network Amplifier

WAS $1499 Ex Demo Sales Price: $990 ex demo


WAS $689 Sales Price: $549 ex demo


New Vandersteen Models the Vandersteen Model 2Ce Signature III and floor stock Vandersteen Sale
Quatro Cloth

Latest Model Vandersteen Model 2Ce Signature III

Welcome to the 8th generation Model 2 - A classic and iconic loudspeaker built continuously since 1977 in the U.S.A.

Improving a product that has existed since 1977 is no easy task.
Vandersteen Model 2Ce Signature III

In Stock Now RRP $4999

Latest model Vandersteen Wood Quatro CT

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.



Vandersteen Model 1ci (Walnut Finish with Black Cloth) inc pedestals (pair) Ex Demo RRP $2600 Sale $2100


Latest model Wood Quatro CT was $25000 Now $23000

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

Latest model Wood TREO CT was $16999 Now $16499

Floorstander 3A sig was $9000 Now $8500 (inc pedestal)

Vandersteen Model 1ci inc pedestals (pair) New RRP $2600

VLR CT Carbon Tweeter Bookshelf was $4999 Now $4449

VLR Bookshelf was $2499 Now $2250

QUAD Series Z Speakers MASSIVE 25% off SALE
QUAD's Studio ActivesQUAD's Studio Actives

Beautifully designed and available in three different finishes like piano lacquered black, white, or rosewood, the skillfully veneered, one-piece curved structures make the focal point of any living room.

After taking a new approach to ribbon tweeter design using a unique sandwich formation, an exceptionally robust, high power speaker has been engineered, yet with the delicate sound conventional ribbon speakers are known for.

Unlike conventional tweeters where the voice coil motor is attached separately to the diaphragm, Quad's Z Series ribbon tweeter is both the diaphragm and the motor system.This results is a unique combination of delicacy, smoothness and hear-through performance that helps make your music sing.


QUAD Z Floorstock Sale


QUAD Z-4 Series Gloss BLACK RRP $8599

SALE $6449


QUAD Z-3 Series Gloss BLACK RRP $6599

SALE $4949



QUAD Z-2 Series Gloss RRP $3999

SALE $2999

QUAD Z-1 Series Gloss RRP $3199


QUAD Series S Speakers introducing the S-4 Version One Limited Edition Floorstander:
QUAD's Studio ActivesS-4 QUAD S Series Version One (Smaller Floorstanders)

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.

Available Colours

Piano Black, Piano White (Additional Cost)

Black Oak Veneer, Sapele Mahongany Veneer



S-5 QUAD S Series Gloss RRP $4699 SALE $4069

S-5 QUAD S Series Veneer RRP $4299 SALE $3669


S-4 QUAD S Series Gloss RRP $3899 SALE $3499

S-4 QUAD S Series Veneer RRP $3499 SALE $3099



S-2 QUAD S Series Gloss RRP $1999 SALE $1729

S-2 QUAD S Series Veneer RRP $1699 SALE $1579


S-1 QUAD S Series Gloss RRP $1699 SALE $1499

S-1 QUAD S Series Veneer RRP $1399 SALE $1190


Released by QUAD as a "first take" on the smaller floorstander in the new S Series range the S- 4 became an instant classic. The S-4 Version one Floorstanding loudspeaker was shown at various Hi-Fi shows and released in a very limited manufacturing run. We have a very limited number of pairs of these rare QUAD Loudspeakers on offer:

S-4 QUAD S Series Version One RRP $3249 SALE $1799

Black Oak Veneer, Sapele Mahongany Veneer

Discover Revel Bookshelf Loudspeakers
NEW QUAD Grey Valve gear

Setting the standard for acoustical accuracy.

At Revel, science is at the heart of everything. While most of the industry focuses on shallow aesthetics, Revel engineers are busy in the lab perfecting the audio accuracy of Revel products.

Read more about Revel here:



Revel Concerta2 M16 2-way 6.5" Bookshelf Loudspeaker Sold As Pairs Black or White.

RRP $1,895 Sale price $1,755


Revel Performa 3 M105 2-way 5.25" Bookshelf speakers Sold As Pairs Piano Black / White or High Gloss Walnut

RRP $2,795 Sale price $2,499


Revel Performa 3 M106 2-way 6.5" Bookshelf speakers

Sold As Pairs Piano Black or High Gloss Walnut

RRP $3,495 Sale price $3199


Revel M Stands for M105 & M106
Regular price $899.00 Sale Price $849

The Audiolab 6000 Range
Audiolab Special

The audiolab 6000A Play, is the latest addition to the globally acclaimed 6000 series.


RRP: $2099.00


The Audiolab 6000A is an integrated amplifier featuring separate pre-amplifier and power amplifier stages.

The 6000A has four Analogue inputs including a dedicated phono stage for MM cartridges, as well as four digital inputs (2 x coax and 2 x optical) providing connections for CD players (for example the 6000CDT transport) and other digital sources.

Audiolab 6000A Integrated Amplifier RRP $1699



The audiolab 6000N Play wireless audio streaming player featuring DTS Play-Fi® Technology, music can be streamed over your wireless network in high-resolution format and can be easily expanded to a multi-room system if required.

Audiolab 6000N RRP $1199


The Audiolab 6000CDT is a dedicated CD transport using the same slot loading mechanism made famous by the Audiolab 8300CD.

Audiolab 6000CDT CD Transport RRP $1195


AudioLab 8300 range Inc M-DAC + (plus)
Audiolab SpecialAudiolab 5 Stars

Audiolab 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 $2199.(RRP).

Sales Price $1979

Super deals Audiolab 8300 Components

Audiolab 8300 CDQ

Player : $2599 (RRP


Audiolab 8300CD CD Player : SOLD OUT

Audiolab 8300A Amp : SALE $2239 (RRP $2549)

Audiolab 8300MB Mono Amp (pair) : SALE $3989 (RRP $4349)

NEW Range from ARCAM Out Now
Audiolab 5 Stars

NEW Range from ARCAM available Now 

New Arcam Stream and CD Player 

ARCAM ST5 Streamer RRP $1495

Network Streamer. 1 x USB-A Input, 2 x Digital Audio output (1 x Coax + 1 x Toslink)GoogleCast, Airplay2, uPnP Streamer, Tidal Connect, Spotify Connect, Roon Ready, DSD, MQA support

ARCAM CD5 CD Player RRP $1295

 Plays CD & CR-R/RW disc formats. Supports audio formats including MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC24-bit Sabre ESS9018K2M Sabre DAC, 1 x USB input (USB-A) 

Three New Arcam Integrated Amplifiers 

ARCAM A5 50w Integrated RRP $1495 

ARCAM A15 80w Integrated RRP $1995 

ARCAM A25 100w Integrated RRP $2995

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The Australian NAIM Audio Experts - New NAIM MU-SO 2nd Generation now available.

Naim's Next Generation Wireless Sound System Mu-so 2. Bigger, smarter, better sounding, with decidedly better tech, the Mu-so 2 takes things to a whole other level.

Massive 450 Watts Output, Updated Focal Drivers For Better Sound & Increased Cabinet Size For Deeper Bass

HDMI ARC Connectivity, Optical, Analogue, AirPlay 2 & Chromecast

A Unique, High-End Performer, All In One Beautifully Designed Box


The Mu-so 2nd Generation




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


Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation




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


QUAD NEW Series ARTERA system Components SALE
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.


Available in Silver


RRP $2999 SALE: $2599


QUAD ARTERA Stereo Power Amp

RRP $3699 SALE: $3349


Available in Silver and Black

QUAD ARTERA Solus CD transport, DAC, pre-amplifier, and power amplifier
RRP $3,599 SALE $3,249


Quad Artera SOLUS Play+ Wireless Streaming Integrated Amplifier / DAC / Preamplifier / CD Player
RRP $3,899 SALE $3,599

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

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

RRP $599

Sale Price $429

Wharfedale Denton 85th and Linton Heritage Stand Mount Now Comes in Black

Wharfedale DentonWharfedale Linton

The Wharfedale Denton AND Linton Heritage Speakers celebrate the 85th Anniversary of Wharfedale's founding, an incredible milestone for this British brand.


The Linton is a traditional looking speaker that successfully incorporates all the elements of a 21st Century loudspeaker into a design that brims with heritage and class. If that isn't enough, their big, rich and sweet sounding character, combined with room filling sound, is guaranteed to win you over


The Wharfedale Denton 85th Anniversary Edition celebrates an incredible milestone for this British brand and successfully incorporates all the elements of a 21st Century loudspeaker into a design that brims with heritage and class. If that isn't enough, their warm, rich and natural sounding character is guaranteed to win you over.


WHARFEDALE Linton Heritage Stand Mount Speakers (pair and includes matching stands as pictured)

Available now RRP $3399 SALE $2990


WHARFEDALE Linton Heritage Speaker Stands RRP $999 SALE $949.00 custom order


Wharfedale Denton 85th Anniversary Ed. Bookshelf Speakers (pair)

Available now RRP $1649 SALE $1490



AudioLab Special on LAB Range And Run Out 8200 Range
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.

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 SOLD OUT

8200 A Integrated Amp: $990 Only in Silver Ex Demo

8200 MB Power 250 watt Mono Amps (pair): SOLD OUT

8200 Q Pre Amp: SOLD OUT

8200 M Mono Blocks: SOLD OUT

8200 P Power Amps: SOLD OUT

8200 T Tuner: SOLD OUT

8200 Q-DAC: $599


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.


Please note when purchasing QUAD valve units: Due to global shortages QUAD Valve units are not currently being stocked locally in Australia. ETA is around 8 - 12 weeks from time of order however additional delivery delays may be experienced.


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 $14599

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

WAS $7999 NOW $7549

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

WAS $4999 NOW $3999

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

WAS $7,999 NOW $7229

Quad QC 24 Valve Stage, Designed By The Very Best

WAS $2299 NOW $1999

Quad optional add on MM or MC phono Stage, for QC 24

WAS $549 NOW $499

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

WAS $2,499 NOW $2299

Quad Quad’s VA-One+ compact integrated valve amp, including USB and Bluetooth IN STOCK

WAS $3299 NOW $2949

The QUAD PA-One + headphone amplifier AND pre amplifiers, with a modern selection of digital inputs including USB

WAS $2,999 NOW $2799


Quad Specials Now - Big Discounts

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

  QUAD - Elite CDP
Quad Elite CDP CD Player with Pre-Amp Built for All your Digital Devices ex demo
  QUAD - Elite FM Tuner
Quad Elite FM Tuner with Image Rejection and Pilot Tone Suppression
  QUAD - Elite Pre
Quad Elite Pre Hi End Stereo Preamp
  QUAD - Elite QMP
Quad Elite QMP Mono Block Power Amplifiers 260 Watts RMS 8 Ohms. SOLD AS A PAIR
  QUAD - Elite Mono
Quad Elite Mono Power Amplifier, 150 Watts RMS 8 Ohms. SOLD AS PAIRS
  QUAD - Elite QSP
Quad Elite QSP Stereo Power Amplifier with 140 Watts RMS Per Channel
  QUAD - Elite Stereo
Quad Elite Stereo Amplifier, Powerful 80 watts per channel



  QUAD - Elite INT
Quad Elite INT , Integrated Amplifier with Simplicity and Performance you would normally pay more for
QUAD - Elite CDx CD Player with pre amp with USB input and digital inputs ex display 

WAS $3099



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.\

Sales Prices

DP-2 (24 bit / 192 kHz sampling rate DACs CD player) - Special : $2499 ex demo


NEAT Speakers - The IOTA


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.


Grab a pair for RRP $1599 all Finishes


See our special offers page for more prices:


April Music Brands: EXIMUS /STELLO /APRIL MUSIC - Final Sale

New From April Music











New From April Music








We are running out the entire April Music catalogue.

All are sold as new with full 12 month warranty


STELLO DAC ex demo sale:

Stello DA100sig 24/96 RRP $999 SOLD OUT

Stello DA100sig opc RRP $899 SOLD OUT

Stello DA100 opc RRP $799 SALE $449

Stello HP100 RRP $999 SALE $499


AURA NOTE Half Price Sale

Classic AuraNote RRP $2490 SALE $1249



NEW JAS AUDIO SPEAKERS from the JAS Range - The Socrates
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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.

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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 $336 ex demo


Also available

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


Styleaudio New USB/ Toslink DAC in Stock
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 $99

The CARAT-HD1V USB in $149 uses audiophile parts inc. TCXO for lower jitter.

The PERIDOT USB in DAC (pictured) improved headphone out $229

The TOPAZ with USB & TOSLINK in RRP $699 Limited offer $399

Weiss DAC202 Last One Special Price
Firewire DAC

We use this DAC in-store to run our QUAD 2912 electrostatic + Conrad Johnson setup.

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

Discount Price $5999

USA RRP: $6750

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

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 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

The JAS Bravo 2.2  Ex Demo remote-controlled 8wpc 300B Bravo 2.2 SET is point-to-point wired with pure solid-core copper wires.SOLD OUT

The JAS Bravo 2.4SE remote-controlled 50wpc KT88. SOLD OUT

The JAS Bravo 1.1 remote-controlled PRE - AMP plus MM $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


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