Everyone loves a deal and have we got the deals for you! But seriously, we look to make our trade in components, demonstration stock and specials from suppliers as good a value propositions as you can get. We’ve just updated our listings with a series of components and even cables, so scroll down and see what’s on offer...
Monitor Audio Sliver 7G 500 speakers $3500 ($4500 new)
Our review pair of the best of Monitor Audio’s latest 7G (Seventh Generation) Silver series is up for grabs. You can read what we thought about them here . This pair look fantastic in the most popular dark walnut finish and have only ever been run here. Because of the size and weight, freight should be taken into account but for anyone in Te WaiPounamu this is much less of an issue.
The size is what makes them so great – they have both high efficiency and absolutely full on bass extension so you get that big speaker sound but with a whole lot of refinement. And you don’t need and especially powerful amplifier to really make them move (although more is definitely fun!)
Monitor Audio Silver 6G specials
The rate of improvement and frequency of Monitor Audio generational range changes does take a lot to keep up with. But it doesn’t diminish the quality of previous versions and there’s an inevitable upwards movement in price due to actual production and material costs, freight and exchange rates. As you’ll see if you read our original review of the 6G series (centred on the floor standing 300 model) there’s still a lot to like about the range and we’ve got some tasty specials of the tail end of the New Zealand stock – all are sold as new with full warranty and free delivery.
Silver 200 6G is by far the biggest seller in the range and has won the most awards and reviews – it’s a fantastic all round floor stander, quite elegant and slim but with excellent bass. We’ve got the very popular walnut, satin white and the gloss black (which previously commanded a premium). All are now just $2250 a pair which is a serious saving over the new identically proportioned 7G version at $3000 the pair.
There’s a pair of white 500s at $3330. These are just the most awesome speaker for larger rooms and when you want a full and immersive sound. – while we do have our demonstration 500 7Gs on special above, it’s important to note that they are physically here and and the price is exclusive of shipping which is a significant amount. The White 500 6Gs are on special and do include delivery in the price. So when you look at a new pair of 7G 500s at the full RRP of $4500 it’s all the more compelling.
Monitor Audio make really good subwoofers but all too often people think they have to go to a specialist sub company. We know this isn’t the case but maybe it was because Monitor Audio subs have a always been part of a particular range – ie Bronze, Silver or Gold and this gave the impression that each had to be matched with only the similar speakers. While this has been addressed by the new ‘Anthra’ range of 3 subwoofers (10, 12 and 15 inch with insane inbuilt power amps), the last of the Silver series subs are the best value you’ll ever find.
The Silver 6G subs have a 12 inch C-Cam driver powered by a DSP controlled 500 watt amplifier, have a full range of features and are still seen as part of the 7G Silver range. They have won a truckload of great reviews and awards as part of the full surround system and should never be underestimated. Again, we’ve got a choice of black gloss or the really nice satin white (which is great if you get sick of dusting). These are not just for home cinema – if matched with either the 100s or 500s above you’ll get an absolutely huge sound when playing music and there’s plenty of scope for fine tuning. At $2900, new in the box and shipped to your door with two delivery people (this is a big heavy box) you’ll be getting something that’s genuinely special – the equivalently sized new Anthra sub is $4500 which gets things in proportion pretty quickly.
Finally there are a couple of the larger 6G Centre 350 speakers in walnut and satin white at $1260 each – the new 7G range only has the smaller 250 version at $1500 so are not a direct replacement. If you’re looking at a package we can definitely do a better deal on these centres so don’t hesitate to ask.
Lumin Network Players – trade in and demonstration
Lumin are at the top of their game and their streaming components are as good as it gets. This month we have several most excellent Lumin specials – We’ve had series of clients recently upgrade their systems with the latest top line models so you get the chance to own a near new Lumin for a fraction of the new price.
First is the D2 in black that’s just been traded in – it’s an absolutely current model and fully updated. While it’s Lumin’s ‘entry level’ player (at $4500 new) it delivers a captivating performance as the many reviews can attest. This particular unit has done sterling service in a seriously high end system for only 12 months and has been replaced by the X1. Sold as new, with original packing, a 12 month warranty and our highest recommendation. NZ$3000.
Want an absolute killer system with the Lumin D2? Look no further than NuPrimes latest and most affordable power amplifier yet – the 100 watt per channels STA-100 at just $1200 – the sound from these two components is nothing short of astonishing and quite seriously, we’ve got cables that cost more.
The T2 is Lumin’s most popular model and has just been replaced by the T3 – which combines our new-for-2022 processing system, solid CNC-panel construction and X1 technology to deliver maximum price/performance. That said they share exactly the same DAC set and like all Lumin models run on the same App.
This is our own demonstration unit in silver – it’s never left our house and like the D2 above, is sold as new, full original packing and a 12 month warranty at NZ$6000. The new T3 is $9500. Side by side with the D2 there is an obvious performance advantage – the T2 is much more lucid and alive and more adept at unwinding complex passages. There’s also significant differences in size and weight between the D2 and T2 – simply put, a lot more has gone into it. The reviews of the T2 are something else again.
Both the D2 and T2 sound amazing run straight into power amplifiers. The LEEDH lossless volume control means the Lumin players outperform most separate preamplifiers so you can build a much better sounding, simpler and cost effective system. Of course you can also insert these players into any existing system and still get by far the best sound of any network player on the market.
Well Tempered Kauri MC MK1 cartridge – $1495 – new (replacement MK2 $3400).
There are just two of these fantastic MC cartridges left and at this very clearance special price they won’t last long. I’ve recently reviewed the new MK2s but these are almost as good and right up there with $2000-$3000 Dynavector models.
Also – Ortofon 2M Black ($650 – new $1299) The 2MBlack MM cartridge has got endless great reviews and the Shibata stylus delivers everything it’s supposed to in terms of detail and accuracy. I’ve carefully checked and had a listen to this cartridge and there’s no indication of significant stylus wear so you’d get at least a good year or two before having to consider stylus replacement.
Vifa & Tivoli WiFi and Bluetooth speakers
Vifa Wireless speakers. Our two demonstration models – the little Reykjavik in black and the larger and even better Copenhagen in a light ‘Pebble Grey’ finish. $395 and $1200 respectively ($499 and $2000 new). The Copenhagen is is seriously capable – it’s got full wifi as well as Bluetooth and will fill even larger rooms with sound. There’s a rechargeable battery inside so it runs either plugged in or moves around with you.
We’ve also somehow ended up with a surplus of the ever popular Tivoli iPAL-BT portable radios in the white finish so have 3 to go at –$395 – you save $100 on new. And these are the new MK2 versions with better sound, finish and an improved battery.
STAX SRS 3100 electrostatic ear speaker system
This is the complete Stax entry level system – the SR L 300 Lambda series electrostatic headphones plus the SRM-252S driver (headphone amp) and all cables included. So it will work with any system, sounds fantastic and blows any comparably priced speakers of headphones into the weeds. Our page here $1300 – new $1800 save $500 on new price.
Sound Creations Symphony audio rack – $800
This is one of the nicest looking and best finished racks Sound creations produced. The unit has 3 smoked glass shelves, rimu inserts on the corners of the steel frame and has castors fitted. We can also provide the appropriate spikes if you’d prefer. It’s double length so can take 6 or more full sized components and unlike the picture above also has a cable management channel which also provides extra strength.
This rack is in very good condition having originally been our best show room model and taken home when we moved from home. The construction is fully welded and this is most definitely not a cheap flat pack. Any new alternative that’s even slightly comparable will be considerably more costly these days. Because of the glass shelves, size and weight it’s not really viable to freight by courier so in this case it’s pickup only.
The only reason we’re selling this is the impending arrival of the new ‘Bassocontinuo‘ racking systems from Italy. These are going to be a whole new ballgame so if you want something even more special we’ll have them very soon…
CD’s for Sale
It’s time for us to go ‘Kondo’ with the Totally Wired CD collection now ready for you to buy. Pictured is just a small selection so we have a special page to list them all which we’ll build up over time.
Specials – freight & warranty – Because the specials are all discounted, we do have to charge freight for out-of-town clients. All components will be safely packed in original packaging if available or appropriate boxes. Normal warranty applies on new components.
How To Order – Once you’ve made your decision and are ready to order, we’ll make it easy for you. Either phone us on 0800 909–101 or e-mail and we can get your address and all details confirmed. For payment more and more people prefer to use internet banking – email us to get account details.