If you want the best from your records a worthwhile upgrade to consider is the cartridge. But how do you decide which one? What do they sound like and what are the differences? Will you be able to tell the difference at all?
This is where the CartridgeLab system comes in, a new addition to our ever-growing fleet of turntables, the new deck allows us to quickly and easily swap between various turntable cartridges for sound quality comparisons.
Feel free to head in at some point soon if you're looking to get your first turntable, upgrade your cartridge, or even are a little curious!
4K is here Good and Proper
For the uninitiated, the Oppo is a class-leading Blu Ray disc player in its vanilla UDP-203 form, which then has a whopping great audio upgrade for both stereo outputs and dedicated surround sound outputs to become the UDP-205. This time around, Oppo have gone further than usual by also separating the HDMI outputs to allow a totally dedicated audio-only HDMI output on the UDP-205.
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The Ortofon event night was a huge success! Records were spun, grooves were navigated, Rush was mercilessly criticised and laughs were had.
Our goal of demonstrating the stark differences between the breadth of Ortonfon's models was achieved with the help of Leigh and Gabrielle from Interdyn, plenty of fantastic food and a few drinks.
In terms of the question of Moving Magnet vs Moving Coil cartridges, we definitively demonstrated the value for money of the Quintet range. The standout favourite of most listeners being the Quintet Blue as bang for buck, and the new Black S for raw performance.
If you missed the event, fear not! The Ortofon Cartridge Lab turntable rig will be a permanent fixture in the shop. Feel free to wander in and we can demonstrate these same differences for you in a time that suits you. Plus, you can bring your own vinyl!
A big thank you to everyone who came along, Leigh, Gabrielle and our friends from Tree 83 for the food (It was really good food!). To join us at our next in-store event, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter (bottom of the homepage), and keep an eye on our Twitter/Facebook.
We have added many items to our clearance page. If it's HiFi on a budget or you just like to snag a special, by gosh do we have some deals for you! Browse the selection here, and don't forget all prices include shipping!
PS Audio's new entry-level series, the Stellar, has just been launched worldwide. Australia's first units are due for delivery this week, with the next major shipment due in June.
Due to overwhelming demand in the US and Europe, supply will be very limited for the first few shipments, so get your orders in now.
Kicking off the series is an incredible 2 x 300w (into 4 ohms) stereo power amplifier, the Stellar S300. Priced at only $2295, it makes upgrading any system with pre-outs a cinch!
The next step in the lineup is a new DAC, the Stellar Gain Cell DAC. Operating as both a dedicated DAC and as a stereo pre-amplifier, it promises to keep PS Audio's amazing run of DACs going. Packing support for 192KHz signals, DSD and all the regular stuff plus offering a pure class-A headphone output stage and preamplifier, it can be matched with virtually any power amplifier of choice. For obvious reasons, we suggest a PS Audio Stellar amplifier.
Finally, the Stellar M700 mono power amplifiers round out the series with 700w (into 4 ohms) each, or 350w into 8 ohms. Coming as a pair, they can connect with either unbalanced (RCA) or balanced (XLR) cables to your pre-amp. Stable to 2 ohms, they are suitable for just about any speaker you can imagine!