Richard Varey’s faulty valve sees him discover a goldmine for vintage valves, right here in Auckland.
RICHARD VAREY has been hard at work indulging his inner audiophile. In the first of a two part review of a trio of products, he takes a close look at Metrum’s Adagio Digital Preamp DAC and Forte Power Amplifier. And his verdict?
GARY STEEL auditions two superb new audio products in the perfect venue. He’s so damn lucky.
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.