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    We first wrote about the HD Vinyl concept back in October 2018. The good news is, the first test grooves have been cut, and Rebeat Innovation says they'll be able to deliver HD Vinyl to your turntable by the second-half of 2019. View the full article
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  5. candyflip

    Good to be here...

    Hello reubymac and welcome! Look forward to your contributions.
  6. Those fortunate enough to be already sporting one of Sony's latest IMAX Enhanced projectors, and a capable Arcam, Denon or Marantz AV Receiver will be pleased to know DTS has announced the first IMAX Enhanced 4K Blu-rays. View the full article
  7. Reubymac

    Good to be here...

    Hey, good to find a forum like this in New Zealand. I'm quite new to this whole hi-fi (well, medium-fi on my budget) / home theatre thing. I'm piece-mealing together a system from cheap but relatively good components sourced largely from Trade Me. There's always lots of a questions along the way, and I'm sure there's plenty of wisdom around here to help out. I'm hoping there might be some selling posts from time to time too? I'm a member of a couple of overseas forums and the amount of cool stuff I just can't access is quite frustrating! Anyhow, thanks for having me, and I look forward to getting involved.
  8. AdamR

    Hello all

    Watch the high voltages with tube gear! Great to see the interest in tube tech being picked up by someone born in the 21st century. Plenty of bargains out there for old stuff to cannibalize - good luck!
  9. AdamR

    Joined Up

    Another DIY-er on board! Welcome Always been keen on Plinius gear, ever since I bought a 2.4 / 3100 pre/power combo in my early 20s... back when they were still in Palmerston North I believe.
  10. I'm in my Happy Place with amplifiers (designed and built my own tube amps) but I don't guarantee anything else ... speakers, DACs, cartridges... cables... Daily Driver... Only 15 wpc but how sweet it sounds! My first ever build. Maybe I'll put it on a better looking chassis one day, but I will not change the electronics... this thing is simultaneously a jackhammer and a scalpel One piece of gear that I'd trade in a heartbeat though is my nearly 50 year old ears. Where can I get new ones??
  11. Selling my brand new Astell & Kern SR15 to upgrade already. Comes with an A&K genuine black case. Mint condition, bought on the 25th of October from The Listening Post in Wellington, have the receipt and the guarantee is valid there. Already supports the Tidal and Spotify OFFLINE modes, MQA and Tidal Masters. Location: Auckland Glen Innes or CBD https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1868509779 Cheers, Janos
  12. MosfetMainac

    Having to log I !

    Have to agree that it's annoying and has the reverse effect to what you intended for me personally, especially when several devices are used to browse. I strayed over to the .AU site to see if that board had more going on but before I could get my teeth into anything interesting I was blocked, so I ended up on another site.
  13. Critical Sound

    Long overdue ...

    Echo chamber glass & tiled walls are in.
  14. Critical Sound

    Kia Ora

    That's the man and too bad the Hybrid Amp got zonked by the the power grid (I remember it well at 11pm on a weeknight - a phut and mushroom cloud)). I'd already compared it to Plinius/Perreaux/McLaren combinations and it was the front runner with Plinius Pre/PSU. The Mc fell quickly but the real surprise was the (supposedly) highly rated (at the time) Quad 405 MkII (and Pre). All 3 NZ Amp pairings left them for dead. The power of marketing and biased UK Audio mags from memory.
  15. chris phillips at the audio workshop in rangiora has done some things for me. you can try contacting him via the facebook page for the workshop
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  17. Magico has revealed its M2 3-way floor-standing speaker that will be available early 2019. View the full article
  18. One of the hottest streaming music components for 2018, Bluesound's Node 2i, will receive another functionality boost on December 11th, 2018 in the form of Apple AirPlay 2, complete with Siri voice control and Apple Home app compatibility. View the full article
  19. Hi everyone, i was wondering if someone could point me in the direction of a technician who could do a repair on my Pioneer SA-8100 amp in Christchurch? - it is going into protection mode from powering on. Or perhaps someone could enlighten me to what might be a simple fix...i really have no idea. Thanks in advance Kyle
  20. vs2

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    Just FYI these Chromecast Audio's have become a bit of a rarity these days, I mean try finding one in NZ. I n saying that I think they are great because of there mini toslink digital passthrough and the ease of use using the 'home' Android app. Loving the Topping D50, it turns off after 30 seconds of no signal and turns on when the CCA sends a signal. I use it two ways 1. Android streaming spotify premium via CCA and 2. usb from my i7 NUC . I simply power it from one of the the NUC's USB ports. Everything is crystal clear and no noise at all. It has never been easier to power on my amp and listen to music.
  21. AdamR

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    I've ordered a Topping D50 now, which will be added to my Chromecast Audio. I'll be interested to hear the difference it makes. I am tempted to make up my own linear 5V supply for it since I am old-school and don't like the idea of switching supplies anywhere near audio. Something involving a transformer, rectifier, lots of capacitance, linear regulator with heatsink, and a shielded twisted-pair power cable to take the clean DC to the DAC.
  22. While the MC275 valve amplifier remains the brand’s most iconic model, the soon to be released C70 preamp and MC2152 power amplifier signal a new direction for McIntosh. View the full article
  23. If there's one thing Ohio, US brand SVS knows, it's subwoofers. The company has built a very highly regarded reputation around them. So the announcement of its brand new 3000 Series range subwoofers is welcome news. View the full article
  24. Hi all, I am selling some parts on Trademe to get some christmas money up for sale are some 10uf 64v Kmet Evox Rifa PEG 124 polarized electrolytic capacitor early 70's production in packs of 10 for 8 dollars per pack have about 200 to sell. https://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/home-audio/vintage/listing-1858690442.htm?rsqid=4edb8dad20d347d8b52300aceae84cf6 Also I have 20 new Wima 0.47uf 63v MKP caps for 10 dollars for all of them. https://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/home-audio/vintage/listing-1858723778.htm?rsqid=rmlso-5bfcad8f6fb84682acde9a9c7354d6a0 I can tell you with reassurance that the parts for sale are real because they came from the Christchurch Vintage Radio Club Rooms and they do not have low quality parts and also needed to clear out a room and bought a bunch of parts from them to resell to get some christmas money. My Papa and I will be listing more parts in the weeks. Cheers, Bruno
  25. Item: Classical CDs Location: Canberra (can ship to New Zealand) Price: $A5 each (except whether otherwise stated) Item Condition: Discs play perfectly (some playing surfaces may have slight signs of use, some look unplayed, several are still sealed) Reason for selling: no longer required Payment Method: Paypal Extra Info: Though I'm new to this forum, you can find feedback for me on the Stereo Net Australia site, with the same user name. I'd recommend that anyone interested would have them sent MINUS the plastic jewelcases, just discs and front & rear inserts. This would considerably reduce postage and make any transaction for the buyer feasible. In this way CDs can be sent at the Letter Rate (although they would actually be sent in specially designated cardboard CD mailers, one of which could accommodate 4 regular CD titles, and the cost would be between $A 4.20 and $A 7.50) The cost to ship parcels to New Zealand would start at $A 11.55. I would only ship at cost. If you need images of the cover art, send me a private message and I can provide via an e-mail attachment. If you're wondering why there are no J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Dvorak, Mahler, Shostakovich titles, these have already been purchased. (Label/country where actually pressed (if known)/year pressed) MALCOLM ARNOLD: Symphonies # 1 + 2 (London Symphony/Hickox) (Chandos, Austria, 1995) BARBER: Symphony # 2 + Adagio for Strings + Essay # 1 + Shelley Scene (NZ Symphony/Schenck) (Stradivari, U.S., 1988) BERLIOZ: Harold in Italy + 2 Overtures (Montreal Symphony/Dutoit) (London, U.S., 1988) BERLIOZ: Overtures + Queen Mab Scherzo + SAINT-SAENS: Omphale’s Spinning Wheel (Boston Symphony/Munch) (RCA, U.S., 1993) [Recorded between 1957 and 1961] BERLIOZ: Symphonie Fantastique + “Free Judges” Overture (Chicago Symphony/Solti) (London, U.S., 1991) [Recorded in 1972 and 1974] BLISS: Colour Symphony + Enchantress + Cello Concerto (Finnie/Wallfisch/Ulster/Handley) (Chandos, Germany, 1997) [Recorded in 1986 and 1989] BLOCH: “America” Rhapsody + Concerto Grosso # 1 (Michaelian/Seattle Symphony & Chorale/Schwarz) (Delos, U.S., 1994) GEORGE BOHM: Keyboard Works (Leonhardt) (Sony, U.S., 1993) BRAHMS: 4 Symphonies, etc. (Scottish Chamber/Mackerras) (Teldec, U.S., 1997) $10 [4 disc set] BRAHMS: Symphony # 1 +SCHUMANN: “Manfred” Overture (Los Angeles Philharmonic/Giulini) (Deutsche Grammophon, U.S., 1989) [Recorded in 1981] BRAHMS: Violin Concerto (Mullova/Berlin Philharmonic/Abbado) (Philips, Germany, 1994) BRUCKNER: Symphony # 4 [“Romantic”] (Cincinnati Symphony/Lopez-Cobos) (Telarc, U.S., 1990) BRUCKNER: Symphony # 5 (Berlin Philharmonic/Barenboim) (Teldec, Germany, 1992) BRUCKNER: Symphony # 7 (Cincinnati Symphony/Lopez-Cobos) (Telarc, U.S., 1989) CANTELOUBE: Songs of the Auvergne (Macliver/Queensland Symphony/Kelly) (ABC, Australia, 2006) CHOPIN: Piano Concertos # 1 + 2 (Ax/Philadelphia/Ormandy) (RCA, U.S., 1991) [Recorded in 1978 and 1980] RON COOLEY: The Ancient and the Infant (American Gramaphone, U.S., 1988) COPLAND: Appalachian Spring + Rodeo + Common Man Fanfare (Atlanta Symphony/Lane) (Telarc, U.S.) [Recorded in 1982] COPLAND: Appalachian Spring + Lincoln Portrait + Billy the Kid (Henry Fonda/London Symphony/Copland) (CBS, U.S., 1988) [Recorded between 1968 and 1972] COPLAND: Organ Symphony + Dance Symphony + Short Symphony + Orchestral Variations (St Louis Symphony/Slatkin) (RCA, Germany, 1996) COPLAND: Symphony # 3 + Organ Symphony (Biggs/New York Philharmonic/Bernstein) (Sony, U.S., 1997) [Recorded in 1966 and 1967] COPLAND: Tender Land + Appalachian Spring (soloists/Third Angle New Music Ensemble/Sidlin) (Koch, U.S., 1997) CORELLI: Violin Sonatas, Op. 5 (Trio Sonnerie w/Nigel North) (Musical Heritage Society, U.S., 1991) $10 [2 disc set] LOUIS COUPERIN: Suites & Pavanes (Leonhardt) (Harmonia Mundi, U.S., 1990) [Recorded in 1979] DEBUSSY: Jeux + Khamma + Spring + Afternoon of a Faun (Finnish Radio Symphony/Saraste) (Virgin, Germany, 1993) DELIUS: Miniatures (English Northern Sinfonia/Hickox) (EMI, Germany, 1986) DELIUS: Song Before Sunrise + Summer Night on River + 2 Aquarelles, etc. (Bournemouth Sinfonietta/Del Mar) (Chandos, U.K.., 1990) [Recorded in 1977] JOHN DOWNEY: Double Bass Concerto + Discourse + Declamations, etc. (soloists/London Symphony/Simon) (Cala, U.K., 1992) ELGAR: Falstaff + Enigma Variations (Royal Scottish National/Gibson) (Chandos, Germany, 1985) [Recorded in 1978] FALLA: Nights in the Gardens of Spain + Love the Magician + 3 Cornered Hat (3 Dances) (soloists/London Symphony/Mata) (RCA, Germany, 1995) [Recorded in 1976 and 1977] FALLA: 3 Cornered Hat (complete) + Homenajes, etc. (Quivar/Cincinnati Symphony/Lopez-Cobos) (Telarc, U.S., 1987) GADE: Symphonies # 1 + 8 (Stockholm Sinfonietta/Jarvi) (BIS, Austria, 1986) GLAZOUNOV: Symphonies # 4 + 5 (USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony/Rozhdestvensky) (Melodiya, Australia) EUGENE GOOSSENS: Piano Works (Gray) (ABC, Australia, 1997) GOUNOD: Symphonies # 1 + 2 (St Johns, Smith Square/Lubbock) (ASV, U.K., 1996) GRAINGER: Orchestral Works (Melbourne Symphony/Simon) (ABC, Australia, 1990) ASGER HAMERIK : Symphonies # 1 + 2 (Helsingborg Symphony/Dausgaard) (Da Capo, U.S., 1997) HANSON : Symphonies # 3 + 6, etc. (Rosenberger/Seattle Symphony/New York Chamber Symphony/Schwarz) (Delos, U.S., 1990) HANSON : Symphonies # 5 & 7 + Piano Concerto, etc. (Rosenberger/Seattle Symphony & Chorale /Schwarz) (Delos, U.S., 1992) J.P.E. HARTMANN: Symphonies # 1 + 2 (Danish National Radio Symphony/Dausgaard) (Da Capo, Germany, 1996) ALFRED HILL: Symphonies # 5 + 10, etc. (Queensland Symphony/Lehmann) (Marco Polo, Germany, 1999) HOLST: Planets (New York Philharmonic/Mehta) (Teldec, Germany, 1990) HOVHANESS: String Quartets 1-4 + 4 Bagatelles, etc. (Shanghai String Quartet) (Delos, U.S., 1994) IVES: Symphony # 3 + 3 Places in New England + Central Park in the Dark, etc. (St Louis Symphony/Slatkin) (RCA, U.S., 1992) JANACEK: Suite for Strings + On an Overgrown Path + Idyll for String Orchestra (London Jupiter/Rose) (Chandos, Austria, 1993) KALIVODA: Symphonies # 5 + 6 (Pilsen Radio/Malat) (Centaur, Czech Republic, 1992) LANGGAARD: Symphonies # 4 + 5 + 6 (Danish Radio Symphony/Jarvi) (Chandos, Germany, 1992) LISZT: Symphonic Poems (Berlin Philharmonic/Mehta) (Sony, U.S., 1997) ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER: Variations (Julian Lloyd Webber) + WILLIAM LLOYD WEBBER: Aurora (London Philharmonic/Maazel) (Philips, Germany, 1986) MARTINU: Symphonies # 1 + 5 (Royal Scottish National/Thomson) (Chandos, Germany, 1991) MEHUL: Symphonies # 1-4 + 2 Overtures (Gulbenkian/Swierczewski) (Nimbus, U.S., 1989) $10 [2 disc set] MENDELSSOHN: Early Symphonies # 7 + 9 + 10 (Gewandhaus Leipzig/Masur) (Berlin Classics, Germany, 1993) [Recorded in 1971] MIASKOWSKY: Symphony # 3 + Lyric Concertino (USSR Symphony/Verbitzky) (Melodiya, Germany, 1993) NIELSEN: Symphony # 2 + “Aladdin” Suite (Gothenburg Symphony/Chung) (BIS, Germany, 1983) NIELSEN: Symphonies # 3 + 6 (Swedish Radio Symphony/Salonen) (Sony, Austria, 1993) RESPIGHI: Church Windows + Brazilian Impressions (Philharmonia/Simon) (Chandos, Germany, 1984) RESPIGHI: Pines of Rome + Birds + Fountains of Rome (Atlanta Symphony/Lane) (Telarc, U.S.) [Recorded in 1983 and 1984] RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Symphonies # 1 + 2 [“Antar”] (Russian State Symphony/Svetlanov) (RCA, Germany, 1994) RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Symphony # 3 (USSR Symphony/Svetlanov) (Melodiya, Australia) [Recorded in 1983] POUL RUDERS: Symphony + Gong + Thus Saw St John, etc. (Danish National Radio Symphony/Segerstam) (Chandos, Austria, 1993) SATIE: Piano Music (Pontinen) (BIS, Japan, 1986) SCHEIBE: Sinfonias (Concerto Copenhagen/Manze) (Chandos, Germany, 1994) SCHMELZER: Sonatas + French Ballet (Tafelmusik/Lamon) (Sony, U.S., 1993) SCHOENBERG: Suite + Wind Quintet (London Sinfonietta/Atherton) (Decca, Germany, 1992) [Recorded in 1973 and 1974] SCHUBERT: “Arpeggione” Sonata + “Die Schone Mullerin” Variations, etc. (Galway/Moll) (RCA, Japan, 1984) SCHUBERT: Rosamunde (Complete) (von Otter/Ernst-Senff Choir/European Chamber/Abbado) (Deutsche Grammophon, Germany, 1991) SCRIABIN: Poem of Ecstasy (Ashkenazy/Cleveland/Maazel) + Piano Concerto + Prometheus (Ashkenazy/Ambrosian Singers/London Philharmonic/Maazel) (Decca, Germany, 1989) [Recorded in 1971 and 1978] SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphonies # 2 & 3 + Age of Gold (London Philharmonic & Choir/Haitink) (London, Germany, 1987) [Recorded in 1979 and 1981] SOLD SIBELIUS: Symphony # 2 + Finlandia (New York Philharmonic/Mehta) (Teldec, Germany, 1990) ROBERT SIMPSON: Symphonies # 3 + 5 (Royal Philharmonic/Handley) (Hyperion, U.K., 1994) SOLER: 6 Concertos for 2 Organs (Mathot/Koopman) (Erato, U.S., 1992) STANFORD: Symphony # 5 + Irish Rhapsody # 4 (Ulster/Handley) (Chandos, Austria, 1988) STANLEY: 6 Organ Concertos, op. 10 (Gifford/Northern Sinfonia/Gifford) (CRD, Japan) [Recorded in 1979] RICHARD STRAUSS: Symphonic Music from Operas (Berlin Philharmonic/Mehta) (Sony, U.S., 1993) SZYMANOWSKI: Symphonies # 2 (Musial/Polish Radio Symphony/Kasprzyk) + 3 [“Song of Night”], etc. (Ochman/Polish Radio National Symphony & Chorus/Semkov) (EMI, Holland, 1994) [Recorded in 1979 and 1981] SZYMANOWSKI: Works for Violin and Piano (Hoelscher/Beroff) (EMI, Holland, 1994) [Recorded in 1982] TAKEMITSU: To the Edge of Dream + 12 Songs for Guitar (excerpt) + Folios, etc. (Williams/London Sinfonietta/Salonen) (Sony, Austria, 1991) TANEYEV: String Quartets # 8 + 9 (Leningrad Taneyev Quartet) (Melodiya, Australia) TELEMANN: Violin and Viola Concertos (Peabody/Philharmonia Virtuosi/Kapp) (ESS.A.Y., Canada, 1991) VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Symphony # 1 [“Sea Symphony”] (soloists/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic & Choir/Handley) (EMI, U.K., 1988) VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Symphony # 2 [“London”] + Lark Ascending (Griffiths/Royal Philharmonic/Previn) (Telarc, Japan, 1987) VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Symphonies # 7 [“Sinfonia Antarctica”] + 8 (London Symphony/Previn) (RCA, Germany, 1990) [Recorded in 1967 and 1968] VERDI: Preludes, Overtures and Ballet Music (BBC Philharmonic/Downes) (Chandos, Austria, 1997) VILLA-LOBOS: Bachianas Brasileiras # 4 + 5 + 7 + 9, etc. (Fleming/BBC Singers/New World Symphony/Tilson Thomas) (RCA, U.S., 1996) WALTON: Symphony # 1, etc. (Royal Philharmonic/Previn) (Telarc, Japan, 1987) WALTON: Symphony # 1 + Portsmouth Point Overture (London Philharmonic/Slatkin) (Virgin, Germany, 1994) [Recorded in 1987] “SHARON ISBIN: JOURNEY TO THE AMAZON” (Teldec, Germany, 1997) “SHARON ISBIN: DREAMS OF A WORLD” (Teldec, Germany, 1999) CHRISTOPHER ROUSE + TAN DUN: Guitar Concertos (Isbin/Gulbenkian/Tang) (Teldec, U.S., 2001) RODRIGO: Concerto de Aranjuez + VILLA-LOBOS: Guitar Concerto + PONCE: Concerto of South (Isbin/New York Philharmonic/Serebrier) (Warner Classics, Germany, 2004) "JOHN WILLIAMS: SEVILLE CONCERT" (Sony, Australia, 1993)
  26. Eager JVC projector enthusiasts awaiting the 2018 D-ILA projector line will need to wait longer as the company announces it has ceased production and will not be able to launch the range in the immediate future. View the full article
  27. Buying a Linn turntable allows you to go on an analog journey, upgrading various aspects and components of the turntable as you desire and budget allows. The Majik LP12 is the perfect entry-point and from February 2019 it will ship with a Linn tonearm. View the full article
  28. Marc

    Long overdue ...

    Those room acoustics must be amazing too! :)
  29. Critical Sound

    Long overdue ...

    The point you raise about visiting friends and checking out books & Discs is a good one - something done automatically going back - now socially obsolete. You'd have a field day here. Designer homes (and the over-kill TV series) these days present the 'clean & sparse open plan look'. Minimalist furniture - not a bookcase to be seen but mandatory big Flatscreens - set up for looks not proper viewing (often above a fireplace). The big glossy Speaker ads make me laugh too in designer homes. In order to keep things 'clean' there's never any Cables connecting things up - and if Bluetooth where's the power coming from ? There are few albums for me that hold interest from beginning to end and that's where the trusty Remote rules.
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