The 2016 Melbourne International HiFi Show will of course be no different. Pure Music Group will present superlative components from International and local manufacturers in Room 1315.
Forming their main demonstration system, the TechDAS Air Force III turntable will debut, featuring vacuum hold-down platter, air bearing and impeccable pedigree inherited from Japan’s much lauded Micro Seiki.
The Air Force III can accommodate up to four tonearms, and utilises many of the technologies pioneered by the Air Force I and II turntables, in a more affordable package. Pure Music Group's digital source will come from New Zealand's Antipodes Audio. Founder, Mark Jenkins will be on hand to answer all your questions regarding computer audio, Roon and other topics.
Mola-Mola will present the latest version of their stunning Makua preamplifier, now available with a state of the art DAC and Phono Stage on board. Not only does this reduce the box count for a true high-end system, but also saves a significant amount of money in cables, while providing an unparalleled level of control from the digital interface.
Gauder Akustik is causing a sensation at HiFi shows overseas, with the Berlina RC-7 now in Mk II guise. RC-7 has recently won several Best Sound at Show awards with amplifiers from Accuphase, ASR, Octave, Vitus and others.
This demonstrates that this versatile speaker can partner with many high quality amplifiers and deliver top class sound. Visitors will also see the superb KEO audio rack from Paralyse Audio in Germany, the KEO is a work of art in minimalist design but with excellent acoustic qualities.
- TechDAS Air Force III turntable with Thales Simplicity tonearm and Lyra Etna MC Cartridge
- Antipodes Audio DXx Music Server with Roon interface
- Mola-Mola Makua preamplifier with Phono module and DAC module
- Mola-Mola Kaluga monoblocks
- Gauder Akustik Berlina RC-7 Mk II speakers
- Argento cables throughout
- Paralyse Audio KEO audio rack
The desktop system will showcase the amazing ME-Geithain RL906 Active Monitor speakers which are used by recording professionals all over Europe. These small speakers are astounding for their neutrality and quality in a small package. The legendary Audio Alchemy company has been reborn, and their DDP-1 DAC/Preamp delivers exceptional sound quality at a very affordable price.
- Kuzma Stabi S turntable with Kuzma Stogi S tonearm and Kuzma CAR 40 cartridge
- Antipodes Audio DS SSD Music Server with Roon interface
- Audio Alchemy DDP-1 DAC/Preamp
- ME-Geithain RL906 Active Monitor speakers
- Organic Reference cables
Melbourne's Arthur Rappos from Elektra Audio will be on hand to show customers his latest creations, the PNYX preamplifier with onboard Phono stage, and the Reference HD Stereo amplifiers. Fitted with a bridged mono switch, they can be used as either stereo amplifiers or as monoblocks. In bridged mono mode, they deliver close to 1000 watts! These are certainly not for the faint hearted and offer sensational value for money. If you have a difficult speaker to drive these are the amplifiers for you.
- Elektra PNYX preamplifier
- Elektra Reference HD monoblocks
- Nessie Vinylmaster Record cleaning machine
Pure Music Group's Warwick Freemantle and Rom Beyerle will be available to answer your questions and spin some tunes for you. Rom is the turntable setup specialist with factory training, and accreditation from EMT, Kuzma and Thales. Having a background in professional recording and mastering equips him with a deep knowledge of digital recording and playback. Rom is worth having a chat to if you want to archive your vinyl collection. You can expect some exciting developments at Pure Music Group in this area later this year.
Visit Pure Music Group in Room 1315 and catch up with friends old and new to experience some great sound.
For more information visit www.puremusicgroup.com