To all of you interstate or who were unable to make it down on the weekend for the show, here is a small selection of photos of our system that we were running. The system was very well received and we thank all of your who took the time to visit us, it was a great event. Until next time!
If you have plans for the 19th-21st October, you may want to cancel them and come visit us at the Australian Hi-Fi & AV Show instead! We will be co-exhibiting with our great friends from Krispy Audio and showcasing a heap of brand new models from a wide variety of our brands never before seen in Australia! We will be in suite 405 at the lovely Como hotel in South Yarra. Full details on the show page linked above.
The show will see the debut of seven new products highlighted in our system list below.
fidata Global HFAS1-XS20U network audio server – debut!
Esoteric K1 Grandioso CD/SACD player
Esoteric K-03Xs CD/SACD player – debut!
Esoteric K-05Xs CD/SACD player – debut!
Esoteric N-05 network streamer
VPI Industries Prime turntable
Egglestonworks Viginti – debut!
We will be offering “show only” specials so be sure to drop by our room to find out what deals we have on offer and to hear the system in full flight!
Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.chestergroup.org/australianhifiavs…/2018/tickets
If you have any questions feel free to contact us. Hope to see you all at the show!
We are very happy to announce the launch of three new ESOTERIC models, due to begin shipping to our market in March.
The first new model to be launched was the N-03T, the first Network Audio “Transport” to come from ESOTERIC. The N-03T has been specifically designed to allow customers to have a reference level streaming transport (digital outputs only) for connection to their choice of DAC. It functions seamlessly with the ESOTERIC D-series DAC’s or in conjunction with a K-series player offers a complete two box solution for all your CD/SACD/streaming needs.
Offering support for the following formats, the N-03T is fully loaded and with the legendary ESOTERIC build and sound quality to finish off the package!
- 11.2MHz DSD
- 768kHz/32 Bit PCM
- MQA support
The two other models launched are direct replacements for the famed K-01X and K-03X CD/SACD players which recently went end of life.
The new models known as the K-01Xs and K-03Xs will also be shipping in March and offer a number of improvements on the outgoing models including but not limited to the following;
- New design DAC boards utilizing AK4497 DAC chips (same as K1 GRANDIOSO)
- ES-Link Analog connection type added (same as K1 GRANDIOSO)
- Higher definition USB support (DSD 22.5MHz, PCM 768kHz/32 bit)
- OLED display (same as GRANDIOSO series)
- Improved power supply
These models will all be in high demand so please contact us for further information or to place your pre-order(s)!
We received word recently from ESOTERIC that there was a price rise scheduled for many of their models for 2018. The good news is we have decided to freeze all ESOTERIC prices and run with the 2017 prices until March 31st 2018, which also happens to be the Japanese end of financial year!
On top of that, we are offering a raft of promos on various ESOTERIC models, please read on for the details!
I have long been asked for a phono stage with both single ended AND balanced inputs and outputs and now we can deliver!
The new ESOTERIC E-02 phono pre-amplifier sits above the current E-03 model which has been held in the highest regard by many people since its release.The E-03 will continue in the range offering unbeatable value for those using single ended connection.
The new E-02 is a fully balanced, dual mono design which adds balanced inputs and outputs along with the ability to connect to the ESOTERIC F1 GRANDIOSO via the proprietary “ES-Link Analog” current mode connection. Featuring 3 inputs (2 x RCA & 1 x XLR) plus features carried over from the E-03 including MC & MM cartridge support, front mounted impedance control and demag function, the E-02 is fully loaded. If that’s not enough they even throw in a mono switch and a sub-sonic filter.
From the ESOTERIC website
“Supports current transmission “ES-LINK Analog”
In addition to normal output (XLR, RCA), it also supports ESOTERIC proprietary transmission method “ES-LINK Analog”. It is a current transmission method that takes advantage of the characteristics of a high-speed and powerful HCLD circuit to maximize the potential of compatible equipment.”
You can see more images and read up on the unit (via Google translator) at the following link.
For pricing and availability please contact us!
** 2016-2017 EOFY CLEARANCE!**
BIG savings on ex-demo & trade in products from Halcro, Esoteric, Verity Audio & more!
The silly season is upon us once again and that means big savings to our customers on a wide range of ex-demo, discontinued and clearance products from all of our brands including ESOTERIC, Verity Audio, Halcro, EgglestonWorks, Shunyata Research and more!
ESOTERIC P-02 / D-02 Transport & DAC combo – Trade in units, excellent condition with boxes, remote and manuals
WERE: $42,000 RRP // NOW: $16,950 inc GST!
ESOTERIC I-05 Integrated amplifier – Trade in unit, as-new condition with boxes, remote and manual
WAS: $6,000 RRP // NOW: $3,995 inc GST!
HALCRO DM-8 Reference pre-amplifier – Trade in unit, Very good condition with crate, remote and manual
WAS: $26,389 RRP // NOW: $7,000 inc GST!
HALCRO DM-38 Reference stereo power amplifier – Trade in unit, Very good condition with crate and manual
WAS: $39,149 RRP // NOW: $9,500 inc GST!
HALCRO DM-88 Reference monoblock power amplifiers (pair) – ex-demo units, excellent condition with crates and manual
WAS: $72,589 RRP // NOW: $27,500 inc GST!
VERITY AUDIO LEONORE 3-way Floorstanding loudspeakers (pair) – ex-demo units, pristine condition with boxes, accessories and manual
WAS: $24,000 RRP // NOW: $14,995 inc GST!
EGGLESTONWORKS THE NINE 3-way Floorstanding loudspeakers (pair) – ex-demo units, excellent condition with boxes and manual
WAS: $21,500 // NOW: $13,950 inc GST!
EGGLESTONWORKS SAVOY 4-way Reference Floorstanding loudspeakers (pair) – ex-demo units, good condition, no crates, local (Vic) delivery only.
WAS:$80,000 RRP + // NOW: $29,995 inc GST!
Call us with any questions you have on 03 8813 0130.
MORE SPECIALS BELOW!
Until June 30th 2017, all Esoteric single disc SACD’s & TAS Books in stock are 10% off! Simply enter coupon code SACD10 during checkout to apply the discount!
Order online now!
Until June 30th 2017, all Transfiguration cartridges & Morch Tonearms are 10% off! Simply enter coupon code TASBOOK10 during checkout to apply the discount!
Order online now!
To celebrate the release of the new Shunyata Sigma, Alpha & Delta signal cables, we are offering 10% off the retail price for all pre-orders! Call now for pricing!
Until March 31st, we are offering 10% off the retail price of all ESOTERIC players and amplifiers when two or more units are purchased in one transaction!
As a bonus we will be throwing in a FREE cable from Shunyata Research valued at up to $495!
All orders need to be in place by March 31st to secure the offer, please call us with any questions you have. We are flexible on models so if you had a combo in mind please let us know what it is and we will work with you to make it happen as part of this promotion.
For all those looking for some new cables, we have good news. All current Shunyata Research Cobra, Python & Anaconda signal cables and all current Alpha & Sigma power cables are 20% off while stocks last! All cables will be ordered direct from the factory to make sure you get brand new stock but stock is very limited so this is a first in first served deal.
So make the most of it and hit up the Shunyata page on our website to order or call us on 03 8813 0130 to discuss your requirements.
To all our wonderful customers we would just like to say Thank You for your support and custom over the past year. We hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a relaxing and most importantly SAFE New Year.
We look forward to seeing you all again in 2017, we have a truck load of new products slated for release 1st Quarter of 2017 along with a fresh new look to the website plus much more!
Our online store will be active as normal and orders will be processed every few days so if you get the itch for a DIY project, need a new cable or want some new discs to spin you know where to click.
Roy Gregory has posted a fantastic review of the Grand Prix Audio Monaco Turntable over at The Audio Beat website. A quote from the review “But at the end of the day, if push came to shove, if I had to live with only one record player, I’d throw in a few more metaphors to delay the inevitable before plumping for the Monaco 1.5. This turntable has been my desert-island disc spinner for the last decade, and reacquaintance with the current model has only reinforced that view.” I think that says it all….