Despite the city’s thoroughly enticing distractions in the urban surf beaches and countless water-rimmed parks, Sydney, Australia has a vibrant audio enthusiast community. This was evidenced with the strong attendance at the Sydney Audio Club’s (SAC) 10th-anniversary barbeque and music meeting that took place on Sunday, July 9, 2017.
McIntosh has informed us of the impending release of its biggest integrated amplifier, the new MA9000 super amp featuring a host of connectivity options and bristling with many of the company’s proprietary technologies.
Melbourne high-end specialist-retailer Sound Gallery has just received the top analogue turntable from Gold Note. On display are the Bellagio Reference turntable, B-7 Ceramic tonearm, and Donatello Gold cartridge from the Italian company’s pinnacle in analogue playback.
UK speaker manufacturer Harbeth has celebrated its 40th Anniversary in the loudspeaker manufacturing business by releasing a stream of ‘Limited Edition’ models, the latest two additions being the M30.2 and flagship M40.2 speakers announced recently at High End Munich.
New Zealand’s Tub’s Audio has recently announced its newest creation, the Frequinox, a speaker promising wide frequency response and high efficiency via a time-aligned horn hybrid design. The company is ramping up for production later in in 2017 with availability slated for early 2018.
Boulder Amplifiers has announced the 1160 stereo high-power amplifier, which is the first model to be introduced in the new 1000 Series.
While featuring aspects of the company’s previous offerings – mainly the unique heatsink configuration, which has been refined with radii and curves, and massive three-phase-style AC inlet – the new 1160, however, features a host of new technologies and circuit refinements.
Bowers & Wilkins or, more affectionately, B&W, has expanded its corporate branch offices network by opening Bower & Wilkins Australia, a new subsidiary. From August 1, B&W Australia will market its products in Australia from its new office in Chatswood NSW.
Advance Audio, of Australia, has announced a limited bonus offer for new KEF LS50W buyers. Sixty (60) Tidal High Fidelity streaming 90-day subscriptions are available for new subscribers and new LS50W purchasers. The three-month subscription bonus offer has no time limit (while subscriptions last) and the bonus offer is redeemable online only.