Bringing the finest audio equipment to discerning music lovers
Welcome to Nirvana Sound, a place for people who love the wonderful art of music.
Some of us are fortunate to live in a world of convenience where we can have access to our favourite music at the touch of a button or simply by asking Siri, Alexa or the like. For most of us, listening to music from our phone, tablet or in our car is all we need.
However, some of us yearn for a deeper connection with the artist’s message. We desire to experience the music in a more realistic, engaging way. Some of us wish to come home, relax and be able to re-create a musical performance as if it is happening live in front of us. We want our hair to stand up on end, we want to feel the joy of the performance in our heart and share it with others.
If you are one of those people, Nirvana Sound exists to serve you. Located in Melbourne, Australia and serving the South East Asian region, we are dedicated to representing the finest audio equipment to discerning music lovers. So if you consider yourself an audiophile, a purist, someone who is looking to occasionally step out of the world of convenience gadgets and enhance your emotional experience with music, or simply someone who’s curious to see what’s possible in the world of audio reproduction, we’d love to meet you!
Named in honor of the Japanese artist Honami Koetsu, the company was started by Yoshiaki Sugano. For more than 30 years, Koetsu has masterfully blended high purity materials such as 6N copper and rare platinum iron magnets with bodies of natural beauty to create the most sought after moving coil cartridges in the world. Sugano-San’s legacy is carried on by his son Fumihiko who apprenticed under his father to become a master cartridge maker. Every Koetsu cartridge is hand crafted in Japan and inherently limited in nature.
Speakers, Analogue, Furniture
Founded in 1989 and located in Sheffield, England, Wilson Benesch is a globally recognised brand that is synonymous with excellence, designing and manufacturing some of the world’s most desirable high-end audio products. From their original A.C.T. One speaker through to the Taurus Infrasonic Generator, Wilson Benesch have built a reputation for innovation and expertise with carbon fibre technologies, Tactic drive units and building speaker systems that simply sound like no other. Adding to their long list of awards, their flagship Eminence speaker has been awarded The 2019 Absolute Sound’s Product of the Year Award and the 2019 TAS Golden Ear Award. Simply sensational!
There’s a good reason why Ypsilon Electronics have developed such a universal respect and exalted reputation around the world. In their quest to push the limits of music reproduction, Ypsilon ignored convention and implemented high quality transformers as coupling devices in the amplification stages of their designs. After almost a lifetime of studying & learning the rare art of traditional transformer winding, Ypsilon now wind their own transformers in-house specifically tailored to meet the needs of each design. Often wound from rare metals, their transformers have become legendary and along with the single-ended Class A topology, are at the heart of the fabled ‘Ypsilon Sound’. As a result, Ypsilon equipment often appears in some of the world’s most well known reference systems, often wins ‘best sound at show’ awards and has earned a reputation to be among the very best amplification available.
Cessaro Horn Acoustics create bespoke horn speaker masterpieces. With exclusive technologies and exceptional workmanship, Cessaro evolve the horn speaker concept to an incredible new level. Aside from their significant design and engineering achievements, these creations simply sound extraordinary. From idealists for idealists.
From their workshop in Melbourne, Australia, Döhmann Audio leads a no-holds-barred assault on what is possible in contemporary audio turntable design. Incorporating state-of-the-art technologies, Mark Döhmann’s creations are heirloom quality industrial works of art that aim to give listeners the ultimate enjoyment of their record collection. With an ever increasing collection of international awards, reviews and best sound at show accolades, Döhmann Audio have earned a well-deserved reputation as the Formula One of analogue design.
Have you ever wondered how a headphone would look, feel and perform if modern technology & engineering was applied to an extreme level? From their manufacturing workshop in New York, ABYSS High Performance Luxury Headphones create their extraordinary headphones using the finest materials. Patented planar speaker drivers deliver music to your ears with a speaker-like performance no other headphone can match. Solid aluminium frames, minimal moving parts, soft lambskin leathers and Italian Alcantara. The AB-1266 Phi TC is considered by many to be the best sounding headphone money can buy. So if you’re serious about headphone sound quality… and we mean REALLY serious… look no further. Abyss headphones are designed for you.
Peak Consult was founded in 1996 by renowned loudspeaker designer Per Kristoffersen. Stunning to behold, every pair is hand-built to a rare standard of build quality in Denmark, but the true beauty of these loudspeakers lies in their ability to give you a ‘you are there’ feeling.
ACCUSTIC ARTS® have been creating some of the most desirable audio systems in the world since 1997. Designed to sound natural so that the emotion of the music can be experienced by the listener, their products are manufactured in Germany using the highest grade components and precision manufacturing technologies.
Amplifiers, Cartridges, Analog
Legendary audio designer Atsushi Miura has been designing some of the most exquisite pieces of audio equipment for more than 60 years (30 with Luxman and 30 with Air Tight). A recipient of the Absolute Sound’s High-End Audio Hall of Fame award, Mr. Miura continues to contribute to the high quality reproduction of music with the same passion as when he began his career. Continuing to evolve and pursue the ideal of absolute sonic enjoyment, Air Tight are one of the world’s most revered brands.
After designing phono cartridges for respected brands such as Koetsu, Air Tight, Miyabi, Luxman, Supex and Audio Craft, master cartridge maker Mr. Yoshio Matsudaira founded My Sonic Lab in 2004 with the goal of designing the ultimate range of cartridges. His unique SH-μX high flux / high permeability core material is one of the few genuine breakthroughs in cartridge design in the last fifty years. Only with the development of SH-μX was it possible to achieve an unseen level of performance with the lowest internal impedance and the highest output.
Kennerton is a boutique brand of headphones designed by people who have a contagious passion for sound. Every idea, every bit of research, every action …everything is aimed at pure musical pleasure. Their planar magnetic drivers feature a unique advanced membrane technology but the craftsmanship used to create them is simply unrivalled. Kennerton use many exotic woods and hand craft them to make headphones that are objects of sheer beauty. The pride of ownership experience has resulted in a rapidly growing number of loyal owners around the world. Designed by audiophiles for audiophiles. Celebrate the revival of true Hi-Fi!
Audience cables are critically acclaimed for their true fidelity to the signal without artificial embellishments or unwarranted voicing. Ignoring marketing trends and investing in research, Audience was the first cable brand to develop ultra-thin low mass/low eddy current resistant interconnect, speaker and power cables which have since been considered among the world’s best.
The town of St.Georgen, in the Black Forest region of Germany is said to be the home of thinkers and inventors. It is also the home of WE Audio Systems , creators of turntables that blend timeless design with sophisticated technology honed over a century. Yes, you read correctly… a century! Although a young company, WE Audio Systems produces the brand Perpetuum Ebner (PE) which was founded in 1911 and is one of the oldest existing audio brands in the world. Proudly employing craftsmen who have spent a lifetime working for PE & another famous German brand ‘Dual’, PE turntables are steeped in heritage. Listen to what experienced hands can create.
Building loudspeakers with natural slate cabinets provides many advantages due to its extraordinary acoustic properties. Slate cabinets do not vibrate and absorb energy, thus making available maximum energy for the speaker to incite the surrounding air. The audible outcome is startling – greater dynamics, clarity and a fidelity richer in nuances and detail. Visually, these loudspeakers have a presence and elegance that exudes craftsmanship and technical perfection. We invite you to listen to the difference and enjoy the natural sound radiating from these beautiful pieces of sculpture.
Based in the Netherlands, Taiko Audio was founded by Emile Bok, who has developed a global reputation as one of the most innovative designers in the digital audiophile space. His award winning music servers use a blend of traditional and cutting-edge technology, specifically designed components and advanced materials science. The level of detail within the design and the build quality is simply stunning and every piece is tested by ear to ensure that it will bring enjoyment to those clients for whom top sound quality is paramount. The result is a representation of sound that is so realistic, it feels like listening to a live performance. The Taiko Audio SGM Extreme is simply the best Music Server we have ever heard. The “bee’s knees”.
Inspired by the ideas and research of great Swedish loudspeaker designer Stig Carlsson, John Larsen and Anders Eriksson launched Larsen Speakers in 2007 and today, Larsen is considered the global reference for ortho-acoustic loudspeaker design. These speakers are compact and actually designed to be placed against a wall so they do not intrude into the listening space. This placement, combined with the unique positioning and angle of the drivers, flanked by absorption material, creates a rich and deep three-dimensional soundstage with a wide listening area. The listening experience is extremely natural and simply has to be experienced.
Norma is based in Cremona, Italy… a place where music has always played an important role, being the home of Monteverdi, Ponchielli, Stradivari, Amati and many other artists. Inspired by this rich musical history, designer Enrico Rossi has been creating sophisticated audio amplifiers for more than 20 years, merging technical skill and musical sensitivity in the same way in which the best musical instruments are made. Listening to a NORMA product can convey this experience better than words. Digital sources and solid state amplifiers that deliver extraordinary musicality and a total lack of listening fatigue.
What would be the sonic characteristics of the ultimate loudspeaker? Perhaps the transparency and imaging of the best planar speakers, combined with the dynamics and low distortion of the best big horns, the tonal balance of the best monitors and with the authoritative bass of a big cone woofer. It would have the efficiency you need to use almost any amplifier and it would possess a coherent sound like a single wide-range transducer. Impossible you say? Meet the Alsyvox range of full range ribbon loudspeakers! Designer Daniele Coen’s creations have been astonishing audiences around the world since their release and have quickly gained a reputation as true destination products. Breathtaking to behold sonically and visually, they have to be experienced to be believed.
Since 1996, Stage III Concepts have been an innovator in audio cable design, being the first company to offer ‘floating’ silver ribbon and air dielectric technology. Hand-made in the USA using materials of the highest quality and intricate construction techniques, their attention to detail, build quality and sonic performance are in a rarified league. Not satisfied with commercially available components, they even make their own connectors and provide a limited lifetime warranty on every one of their products. Superb!
Frank Schroeder is among a select few who make the finest audiophile tonearms in the world today. Each one is meticulously machined and assembled by hand …built with rare precision and craftsmanship. If a high degree of fidelity and utmost naturalness is high on one’s sonic priorities, a Schröder tonearm is the new standard of reference. Minimalist, sonically invisible… simply beautiful.
From its origins in the 19th century, the original Decca company was steeped in musical tradition. After producing the Decola radiogram and a series of legendary cartridges and tonearms, the company was closed in 1989. Decca engineer John Wright was granted a licence to manufacture the products under the London brand name and his commitment to quality has continued the lineage of superb sounding, great value cartridges to this day. Once bitten…
Racks, Isolation Devices
When New Zealand based Andre and Vanessa Gil, owners of an industrial engineering, design & automation company with 35 years of experience, decided to design isolation products for their personal hi-fi system, they couldn’t have dreamed that within months their AG Lifter products would have received such international acclaim. Isolating source & amplification components allows you to REALLY hear them and often elevates performance to another level. More music, less noise = AG Lifter.
Record Cleaning & Restoration System
The affordable Record Cleaning and Restoration System developed by Charles Kirmuss will increase your listening pleasure by removing most of those annoying unwanted pops and crackling sounds from both new and old records. This ultrasonic cleaning system safely cleans records of all sizes by removing dust particles and contaminants from your record surface and up to four records can be processed at the same time.