There’s one place in Auckland where you can check out a selection of esoteric, and mostly stylishly European, sound gear: Audio Reference. GARY STEEL visits its new Devonport showroom and auditions the magical Magico S3 MkII speakers.
ANDREW BAKER gets his ears bent by the new top-end preamp and amp from NZ company Plinius, and deems them big, heavy, and capable of extreme delicacy.
The Eloquence 250i is dead. A moment’s silence, please. And now… here’s its successor, the 255i.
Witchdoctor’s mate over the ditch, CHARLES JAMESON, checked out last weekend’s Melbourne Hi-fi Show. Here’s what he experienced on the day.
Specialist Onehunga audiophile shop to distribute the acclaimed BorderPatrol brand DACs.
Wannabe audiophiles and natural tinkerers will love this cool entry-level duo, writes DR RICHARD VAREY.
It’s the Rotel 15 Series and there are three components to brag about.
GARY STEEL is falling in love with music all over again, and it’s taken a nifty valve amplifier to shoot love’s arrow.
Hi-fi pioneers Martin L. Borish (NAD) and Richard E. Lord (REL Acoustics) both died in July.
Terry Humphries runs a unique “by appointment” hi-fi showroom and auditioning facility called Audio Reference, which he first launched in Hamilton 10 years ago, then moved to central Auckland. This week, he has reopened in the much more scenic locale of Devonport, in a lovely, sonically improved space full […]
It’s an unassuming and nicely priced amp, but ANDREW BAKER is stoked with the sound and performance of Arcam’s FMJ A29 integrated amp.
Ever heard of Class G amplification? A W Baker got a good earful of it with Arcam’s latest integrated. Over to you, Andy!