Auckland’s HiFi Store takes on Creek Audio

August 15, 2023
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The HiFi store has announced that it will be the sole NZ distributor of the legacy UK Creek brand.

HiFi Store owner Dean Harnish has announced that the former Linn dealer has taken on sole distributorship of the celebrated legacy UK hi-fi brand Creek Audio in New Zealand.

“We are proud to be appointed NZ distributor for Creek Audio,” says Harnish, whose by-appointment HiFi Store can be found in Rosedale, Auckland. “Creek Audio’s groundbreaking product line is arriving in our showroom next week, and we are proud to be the first in New Zealand to launch it.”

“For more than three decades Creek Audio has been synonymous with top-notch audio equipment, delivering an unparalleled listening experience to music listeners around the globe,” says the blurb. “The brand is committed to precision engineering, innovative design and superior sound quality.”

Creek Audio is famous for offering entry-level prices on a product that delivers many times its retail in technical smarts and audio reproduction.

The initial product line offered includes the Creek Audio Voyage CD player, the Creek Audio Voyage i20 Amplifier, and the Creek Audio 4040 A Integrated Amplifier.

The Creek Audio Voyage i20 Amplifier ($6600) combines several advanced techniques to achieve a hugely impressive powerhouse of an amplifier in a deceptively small case and incorporates a cutting-edge DAC circuit and multiple inputs for USB, SPDIF, optical, USB and Bluetooth. “This amplifier is a premium performer, even though it is compact, and it’s able to drive most hard to drive loudspeakers and have plenty of power in reserve,” says Harnish. “It’s full of features and so relaxing to listen to.”

The Creek Audio 4040 A Integrated Amplifier ($1650) is a re-iteration of the legendary CAS4040 amplifier from the 1980s. “I remember listening to the original CAS4040 and was blown away with such high-performance audio many times its price,” says Harnish. “Many years and many models later the same philosophy and design standards have been retained by Mike Creek.” Winner of 5 Stars in Hi-Fi Choice.

The Creek Audio Voyage CD Player ($4300) might seem like an anomaly in 2023 but with its built-in DAC, variety of digital outputs and quality power supply, it just might be a key component of many hi-res systems. While the two Creek Audio amps are available to audition this week, the CD player is expected in the country very soon.

Other Creek Audio product available at the Hi-Fi Store includes the Creek Audio OBH-8 mk2 Phono Amp ($275) and the Creek Audio Sequel Phono Internal PCB ($275).

Read the ‘About’ section on the Creek Audio website to learn about the company’s fascinating history. Contact Dean through the Hi-Fi Store website to arrange an audition.

+ The above story contains parts of a Hi-Fi Store press release.


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