RICHARD VAREY auditions Albedo’s innovative Aptica loudspeaker system and finds some sunshine in a box. Yes, really.
GARY STEEL auditions two superb new audio products in the perfect venue. He’s so damn lucky.
PAT PILCHER tests out the Orbitsound ONE P70 soundbar and discovers that while it doesn’t look like a Star Wars’ prop, it does the Starship Enterprise bridge justice.
Ultra-thin screens often mean tinny, transistor radio-like audio. But you can reclaim quality sounds using a soundbar or soundbase and PAT PILCHER’s here to give us all the info you need to do so.
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.
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.
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.
Parmenter Sound has takes on connoisseur loudspeaker brand JWM Acoustics in NZ.
Finally… a desktop speaker with awesome sound and all for small change. Well, apart from a few crucial flaws, writes GARY STEEL.
It’s large and in charge, it’s got a lightshow and neighbour-bothering bass. PAT PILCHER on Sony’s new Bluetooth speaker.
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 […]