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The Elex R is made in the English Rega factory and is one of the best buys available for a real stereo amp that one would justifiably expect to last a generation or two in a family. In this business we get to make snap product judgments on the way a device feels in our hands when we take it out of the box. The particular first impression I got from the Elex was a sense of Deja Vu that put me back in the Imperial War Museum and being given a slab of 40mm armour from a Tiger Tank. It is quite remarkably solid and in fact on the hi-fi component inertia scale is possibly the highest scoring item ever ....
The new Monitor Audio Bronze 5’s have just arrived in the store and although they have yet to be run in, the immediate impression is that these will be significantly better than the BX5’s they replace. Playing Gotye through the Rega Brio R and Apollo R and it’s obvious that the bass is more extended as well as being more controlled than the BX5’s – which is no mean feat. The mid-range is also sounding more open and transparent – it will be interesting to see how much further they improve with some hours on them.
If you’re hanging out for the new Bronze 1’s and Bronze 2’s then you will have to cool your boots for a few more weeks; keep an eye on our twitter feed – we’ll announce their arrival the moment they hit the store.
If you can’t wait we still have stock of the wonderful BX2’s…
Another hallmark CAV home automation project achieves record prices
We've been lucky to work on projects for some of Melbourne's finest residences. This Kew residence was very carefully appointed with the best in Audio Visual and Control Systems. A complete automation job featuring lighting control, whole home audio distribution, intercom integration and an exquisite theatre, we worked closely with the owners for over a year to deliver the project to their specifications. You can read more about the record sale price it recently achieved here.
Our man Rab talks Vinyl Revival to ABC's Australia Wide
A Space Odyssey
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.
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.