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…

Trade in – NuForce DAC-80 – $450

This is NuForce’s longest running model – I’ve just looked it up and there it is for sale new at NZ$1495 and listed on the Optoma NuForce site which is quite something given we started selling them in 2013!

The NuForce DAC-80 in silver – one trade in at NZ$450

It still stacks up and one of the best sounding DAC’s round and the NuPrime DAC-9 shares many of it’s characteristics – an AKM chipset, a very good power supply section with toroidal transformer and full volume control.

The input selection is simple – USB, 2x coax and one optical and you have the standard stereo RCA output which can run into both an integrated amp or a power amplifier. Or powered speakers. So run it with your computer, Airport Express or TV, and connect any disc player via coax for best results.

It would be easy to underestimate the sound quality the NuForce delivers – we’ve seen quite rapid improvements in DACs and when the DAC-80 first arrived it replaced the very highly regarded Wadia at over twice the price so it’s clearly a performer. To get appreciably better you will have to aim a lot higher – this unit was only replaced by the NuPrime Evolution DAC and did sterling service in a very nice system. It’s in almost perfect condition and I’ve given it a good listen to check.

We originally wrote about it here. And I’ve picked up on some more recent reviews of the DAC-80 here, here and here, just to show it still cuts the proverbial mustard.

Right now it’s in a rather good system with new components that we could only have dreamed about when the DAC-80 was introduced – The Nativ touchscreen/server, the NuPrime MCX amplifier and Monitor Audio Studio speakers. This shows just how good it really is so if you want to hear it for yourself it’s all go.

New – Optoma NuForce MCA 18 – 8 channel Power amplifier $1200 (was $1795)

The NuForce Home Cinema components were (and still are) quite unique in their uncompromised sound quality and simplicity of design.

The Optoma NuForce MCA-18 is effectively 4 stereo amplifiers in a single box – the modules used are based on the well proven STA-100 stereo power amplifier and it’s all run by a single high capacity switched mode power supply – there is a huge amount of real power here is a surprisingly slim and cool running box.MCA18-lg.jpg

The sound is classic NuForce – rich and detailed. Even just two of the eight channels running in stereo are hard to beat. There are 4 primary uses for this power amplifier – and you can also combine them…

1. Stereo music and bi-amping. If you have bi-wired speakers it’s easy to use 4 of the 8 channels into a single pair of speakers. Some speakers can even be tramped which is better again.

2. Multi-room. If you have 4 rooms with 4 pairs of speakers and the cables all coming back to a single point, this is your amplifier. Teams with either 4x Apple Airports Express units or even better 4x D-Stream Primos HDs for wicked whole house sound and full control via your smart phone.

3. Oppo and Cambridge Blueray players – most of these have multiple analogue outputs and remote volume control so you can combine the MCA-18 directly with them and enjoy sparkling and powerful home cinema with up to 8 separate speakers.

4.  Upgrading most home theatre receivers – AVRs (Audio Video Receivers) are almost without fail have power amplifier sections are horribly compromised in both sound quality and real power. If yours has pre out sockets – many do – you can add the NuForce MCA-18 and experience and instant and substantial upgrade.

The ‘Optoma NuForce’ branding reflects the newer generation of this amplifier as Optoma have purchased a large chunk of the Nuforce line – cinema and earphone products while the higher end section has become NuPrime (yes, it’s confusing). Even more so with NuPrime now introducing a new and more costly line of multichannel amplifier options – the MCX series which are very much based on the work originally done with the MCA-18.

This amplifier is sold as new.

KLEI High End Analogue interconnects.

Some clients just can’t help themselves and once the experience Keith Eichmann’s amazing cables they just keep going up the range to get even better performance – we’ve got two sets of 1m interconnects that have come in and although I’m just as happy to keep them in our own system, we really should put them out there again.

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KLEI interconnect cable

The zFlow33s are the predecessor  of the current zPurity88 interconnectsthey have a huge rich sound – it’s immediately obvious that they are substantially better than our new stock Purity 8s which go for NZ$2000 the pair. The combination of better Harmony plugs and a visibly more complex and heavier construction make this so. In short, there is only one better sounding cable we have ever heard – the KLEI zPurity 888s which is what trade in has enabled.

You can have these fantastic cables – fully run in and in excellent condition for just $1800 a pair.

We also have a trade in set of the gZero10s are still a current KLEI model, again replaced by the Purity 888s. We normally have ’10s pegged at NZ$1600 including GST. Still a fantastic cable by anyone’s standards – one pair only at $995.

Monitor Audio Bronze 1 speakers.

The perennial best buy speaker in the UK, Monitor Audios Bronze series share much of the technology of the more upmarket Silver and Gold series but put it all in a cost effective and great sounding package – you get all metal C-Cam drivers, a convincing faux walnut cabinet finish.Image result for monitor audio Bronze 2

For some reason I’m great at selling the top end Monitor Audio but I suck at the entry level. So rather than have these sitting here new in the box you, or someone you know, should be enjoying them. This shouldn’t be the case because the Bronze series are an especially good speaker by any standards – the classic ported mid sized two way design does pretty much even thing you could want – great bass, clear vocals and a good dollop of excitement when you need it. 

Bronze Ones – $400 (normally $600) the pair.

All sets sold as new with full 5 year warranty.

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Monitor Audio WT-150 LCR in walls. These are very cool in-walls. Much like my favourite Monitor Audio speaker – the Studio, these have the d’Apolito layout with bass/mid drivers on either side and a central tweeter – all metal coned C-Cam drivers. This system is great for projecting sound out into the room and it’s very much a truism that two are better than one when it comes to bass drivers. The performance is right up there with the Bronze 2s we’ve just detailed.

One pair only at $600 (normally $900 the pair)

Monitor Audio Gold GXW15 Subwoofer – demonstration unit $2,000 (5G replacement $5250) – also includes a free pure Silver SlinkyLinks subwoofer cable.

monitor_audio_Gold_GXW-15sub.jpgWant big bass? Like 15 inches of serious metal cone driver with 650 watts of pure grunt behind it in a back-breaking but perfectly finished walnut cabinet. Have we got the subwoofer for you…

The Monitor Audio Gold series GXW15 DSP subwoofer is a unique beast. The massive 15″ metal CCAM bass driver cone is lighter than most, and when intelligently driven by the DSP (Digital Signal Processing)amp  which corrects and optimises performance, it is considerably faster and more subtle than you might imagine.

But 650 watts of power efficient Class D amplifier carries a fearsome punch. With automated setup backed up by fine tuning via remote control and an easy to understand menu and display system, you can really make the most of the GXW15.

Behind the intimidating specification and undeniable impact which will impress the most demanding surround sound enthusiast and bass freaks, the Monitor Audio subwoofer is brilliant for music; it can easily be integrated with many quality stereo speakers, both shelf, stand or floor standing. The speed and control makes sure it never sounds overblown. You’ll thrill to  true full range sound and the power added to your system with greatly improve dynamic performance.

The replacement new Gold 5G subwoofer has just been introduced at $5250.

 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 and 90 days for demo and trade–in pieces.

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.