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Chord Electronics meet and greet John Franks this Saturday afternoon March 7th

We've got some very special guests headed our way - John Franks and Robert Watts of Chord Electronics. The Hugo has been a massive success - one of the hottest DACs to grace our shop floor in some time. It's about to be joined by a couple of stable mates - the Hugo TT and the 2Qute. To learn more about the new range, you can come along on Saturday, March 7th to find out more. We've got 2 special matinee sessions (1pm and 3pm) where you can check out the products and meet the designers. RSVP is essential however - you've seen how tiny the rooms are here right? If you're keen to come along, then call the store, or better yet - send us an email at .

A Space Odyssey

Its the shitz, man

We are proud to present once again on demo the Michell Gyrodec, arguably the most iconic of all hifi components. Its form and function rivals anything from the Eames stable, its appearance undeniably mid-century modern. Its creator, the late J.A. Michell, founded an engineering company that provided services to the film industry in the 60s, including the design of space crafts for Stanley Kubrick's 2001 - A Space Odyssey. No doubt this was why the GyroDec appeared in "A Clockwork Orange" by Kubrick.

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Dr Rod Crawford is attending Carlton Audio Visual the afternoon of Tuesday March 3rd ... visitors welcome.

Legend Acoustics Director Dr Rod Crawford is visiting Carlton Audio Visual for a day of speaker upgrades and testing. He will be available to discuss loud speaker design with interested parties.

Rod is the most technically competent of Australian transducer designers, with a background in physics and with Linn that underpins a passion for good music. I believe his Legend Kama 7 is one of the most well balanced loudspeakers available at the moment below $4000.

Dr Crawford will be in store on the afternoon of Tuesday March 3rd. Rod is going to upgrade a few of our models with some of his latest tweaks, and will also be doing some evaluations of the latest Kantu design. If you are interested in having a chat with Rod, please let us know in advance so we can make sure he has some time in his tight schedule.

I was going to start off with a pun about the name, until I was informed the name is a pun - Hugo goes where ever 'you go'. Groan. So, now that's out of the way, what the hell is this chunky block of aluminium all about? Well, the Hugo is a DAC. And a headphone amp. A portable dac/headphone amp. Ok, so that's been done before, but never approaching this level of quality.

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We had the first Brio-R in the country, being the first made for Australia unit prior to stock shipment. Immediately out of the box it impressed as resembling mostly an ingot of solid steel, a real piece of cast in England.

Rega Brio R

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The Fairhaven Pole House

Some of our work on one of Victoria's premier residences was recently featured on Better Homes and Gardens. The iconic pole house in Fairhaven is a landmark for anyone who has ever driven along the Great Ocean Road, with the distinct building soaring over the seascape. The adjoining residence was also highlighted, with our Cinema installation being singled out as one of the buildings most impressive features. We also specified and provided the comprehensive home automation systems for the residence fulfilling a unique brief by the owners.

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  • Own the music - rab
    So we have for some time been watching that treasure of personal music ownership being removed not only from the hands of the consumer but also from the performer...
  • Steve Jobs at home in 1982 - rab
    Rather a lovely picture of Steve Jobs in a very spartan room with a Michell Transcriptor Record Player, what appears to be a Luxman Receiver and a pair of Acoustat Electrostatics ...
  • Price Vs Quality - rab

    There has always been a war … its part of the competitive process...

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