Music brings happiness to everyone. Treat yourself, your family or loved one with a new addition to your home whether it be a bluetooth or WiFi speaker, a new radio, a music streaming system, a new touch screen control centre – scroll on down to find inspiration in our selection of gift ideas, click on the links to find out more …and remember we’ll do a special gift wrapping for you at no extra charge.
The newest thing to arrive at Totally Wired is the Nativ Vita. This is a world class music server and touchscreen control all wrapped into a perfectly engineered and beautifully finished package. It combines digital music replay – storage, delivery and control, and is the best sounding digital source we’ve heard. We love it so much we have no doubt that if this is something for you you’ll love having this package and waiting for you on Christmas morning. You’ll have so much fun! Read John’s in-depth review.
One of these these divine, absolutely gorgeous looking, new speakers would so totally make the perfect gift! Vifa make portable, wireless speakers with built-in rechargeable batteries and innovative engineering for uncompromised sound. Choose from the range of five – three come under the ‘portable’ banner and the other two ‘home.’ The ‘portable’ ones are stand-alone systems and the two larger ‘home’ speakers can also be multi-room/user/source-systems. From NZ$429. Find out what Carolijn thinks of Vifa.
D-Stream WAMP 200SB digital amplifier
Is there someone in your household who would like a music system for listening to their digital library of music or internet source like Spotify? On sound quality alone, the innovative D-Stream WAMP-200SB stands as the best sub-$1000 amplifier we’ve had the pleasure of listening to. It’s engaging, balanced, and produces room filling sound. French designed, its astonishing sound, affordability, compact size, and features make it ideal for a number of applications. Simply put it with a pair of speakers, then stream music. Its astonishing sound, affordability, compact size and features make it ideal for discreet living, bedrooms or offices – NZ$795.
A long time Christmas favourite the Tivolis never fail to please. We’ve got the most popular of the range ready to go – the authentic Model One table radio in both standard or with bluetooth; the summer fun PAL BT, portable and with bluetooth; the Model Three BT alarm clock; and the Music System BT with everything, including CD! Tivoli radios from NZ$349. On our testimonial page you can read what a few of out Tivoli owners have to say.
Headphones always make for a truly thoughtful gift. In a world awash with headphones where do you find ones that will really bring music alive? Well, right here. We have two suggestions, each unique in their own way: Stax is the ultimate for relaxing at home, and the very elegant Pryma for music on the go. Both are of audiophile quality so you can be assured of your choice.
This is a great way to go if there is someone in your life (or you yourself), who loves listening to their stereo. They would be over the moon to get something which would make it even more enjoyable. Putting in better cables is an easy way to do this. We simply can’t say enough about how good the KLEI cables really are and the improvements they make to music listening. We understand that this can sometimes be a tricky one to know what to get so we are very happy for you to ask our advice. There is a range of types and prices.
Bluetooth has a lot going for it as a wifi system – it’s simple, works almost anywhere and is as close as we come to a universal standard. Yet the simplicity and ubiquity of bluetooth means it’s often seen as a compromise option. The arrival of a new and affordable bluetooth centred product – the iFi Zen Blue at just NZ$280 changes this way of thinking.
Our best and most affordable little Digital to Analogue converter. The NuPrime uDSD is a remarkable device and one of the best value propositions you’ll find in the audio world. First and foremost, it’s the perfect DAC to connect to the USB outputs of your computer – either Mac or PC and run into headphones and any stereo or home theater system.
All about our best and most affordable little Digital to Analogue converter.
Everything else…. An Aotearoa summer Christmas means many things. For most its family, fun and festivities. A holiday time of cheer, and time to slow down. A time to simply enjoying living. So you can sit back and enjoy, now is the time to consider your music system aspirations. Have you always wanted a turntable? Is it time for a new cartridge? See our Analogue page. Maybe you are keen to upgrade your cables?
Perhaps it’s time for a new amplifier or pair of speakers to replace old tired ones, or you’ve been thinking of adding an outside pair for balmy summer evenings on the deck? Between our two chosen speaker brands – the highly esteemed Monitor Audio and Sonus faber, and the NuPrime amplifiers, we have a variety of excellent options. Or maybe you’d now like to access your music digitally? At Totally Wired there are solutions to all things for music listening.
We have some great and varied ideas on whole systems – check out our Suggested Systems, or see what there is to get down on in our SPECIALS, such as a gorgeous pair of Sonus faber ‘Chameleon’ speakers in striking red.
Happy summer days and holiday festivities from Carolijn & John at Totally Wired. <3