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Sound and Vision
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.
Gary Steel is in a state of mourning over a great brand biting the dust.
If you live in Auckland you’ll get a rare chance this weekend with the grand opening of the new Audio Reference showroom in Devonport.
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.
ANDREW BAKER gets his PC fired up for some sonic exploration with Metrum’s very tasty Amethyst DAC/headphone amp.
DR RICHARD VAREY reports on his long and vigorous examination of a miscellany of record cleaning devices and methodologies.
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.
PQ Imports has announced that they have become the sole agents for the very hot hi-fi brand MoFi.
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.