German Physiks win HiFi+ Innovation Award
German Physiks have been awarded the prestigious Innovation Award from the UK magazine HiFi+, recognising the exceptionally wide frequency response, compact size and audio performance of the DDD Driver. These qualities make the DDD Driver the most advanced omnidirectional driver in world.
Wilson Benesch, Ypsilon and Stage III impress at T.H.E Show 2021 in the USA
We have mentioned the importance of system synergy and shared with you that there seams to be an incredible synergy between Wilson Benesch speakers, Ypsilon electronics and Stage III cables. Well, there was more evidence of it again at the first audio show to happen in the USA since the recent lockdowns, T.H.E SHOW held in June at Long Beach, California. Aaudio Imports (The distributor of these brands in the USA) are long time friends of Nirvana Sound and they exhibited a system that created a lot of attention for its sound quality. Yet again an example of system synergy of the highest order.
Nirvana Sound now open on Saturdays
Some good news from our team! We are now open every Saturday 11am – 3pm. Outside of those hours, please contact us as we’re happy to make the showroom available to you any time, including weekdays, evenings and weekends.
You are very welcome to visit for a planned audition or simply to be left alone to enjoy music through any of our systems for as long as you like… and we make a great coffee! The showroom is located at 9 Clarence Street, East Bentleigh in Melbourne.
When you visit, remember to ask us about some of the latest music we’ve discovered.
Audience Introduces its Studio ONE and Studio TWO Cables and Power Cables.
Improved Performance and Greater Value
Audience have announced the introduction of their Studio ONE and Studio TWO Series interconnects and speaker cables, designed to offer exceptional high-end sound quality. The Studio ONE Series replaces the previous Au24SE cable line and offers upgraded performance at no increase in price, through it now incorporates high-purity OFC (oxygen-free copper) wire and an improved XLPE (cross-linked polyethylene) dielectric material. In addition, Studio ONE cables receive Audience’s proprietary EHVP Extreme High-Voltage Process, which applies high voltages in specific combinations in order to align the crystalline structure of the various metals used in the cables and facilitate more efficient signal transfer – and better sound.
Taiko release a new USB card upgrade
Another Step Up in Performance
Taiko Audio recently released a new USB card upgrade designed from the ground up to enhance the already impressive sound quality of the SGM Extreme server and the summation of nearly three years of meticulous research and design, end-to-end engineering, and painstaking testing that the Taiko Audio team are known for.
Among many innovations, the new USB card features 6 very low-noise discrete regulator stages and a whole range of additional noise suppression circuits and a panzerholz vibration dampening enclosure containing a discrete clock circuitry using an oscillator cut to Taiko’s specifications. The new USB removes a significant amount of hash, grunge and even distortion of the stereotype “you had no idea it was there until it’s gone”. The result of this is a much more relaxing sound with a better musical “flow”, a larger dynamic range and a significant increase in separation.
Phonostage Specialists Sutherland Engineering Are Back In Australia.
Despite being a founder of Martin Logan loudspeakers many years ago, Ron Sutherland has perhaps achieved greatest acclaim for his phonostage designs. There is a clarity of vision and an elegance in the execution of his designs, an efficient simplicity which translates to sonics which are being celebrated all over the world for their musicality, flow, and emotional communication. We are proud to announce that Nirvana Sound has been appointed as the new distributor for Sutherland Engineering and are now stocking these wonderful phono preamplifiers. If you’re an analogue enthusiast, you owe it to yourself to audition a Sutherland and bring your record collection to life.
Flagship Wilson Benesch Eminence Speakers Arrive in Australia!
Few speakers have received the attention that the new flagship speakers from Wilson Benesch have received since their recent release. The Eminences immediately started to win awards, the most prominent being The Absolute Sound’s Product of the Year 2019 and the 2019 GOLDEN EAR awards. There are many reasons for these accolades as these speakers feature some of the most advanced technologies that have ever been applied to audio applications. The resulting sound quality is breath taking and they are now in Australia, taking place in Nirvana Sound’s reference system. We invite you to visit and experience these majestic pieces of art meets aerospace engineering.
First Fischer & Fischer Review in Australia
After hearing the Fischer & Fischer speakers at the Munich High-End Show in 2019, we wondered why more people had not heard of this brand. Often referred to as ‘Germany’s best kept audio secret’, this specialist loudspeaker company from Fredeburg are very special. They build their cabinets from natural slate, a material that does not vibrate and absorb energy, thus making available maximum energy for the speaker to incite the surrounding air. We believe that they should be a secret no more and thanks to Travis Kelly from Soundstage!Australia, you can now read a review on the SN370AMT model, the first in the range to use the AMT high frequency driver. Available for an audition now!
Air-Tight Introduce New 211 amplifier
20 years have passed since Air-Tight first launched the legendary ATM-211. With the subsequent release of the push-pull ATM-3211 power amplifier, the 211 tube became synonymous with the brand. As the company approaches its 35th anniversary, it has just released the new ATM-2211 Single Ended Triode mono block power amplifier and this promises to take the tradition for supreme sound to a new level. The new 32W amplifier uses a fixed bias method, DC ignition for the filament and features many improvements to the circuit, resulting in a very open, spacious, immediate and emotionally involving sound. The making of another legend.
Nirvana Sound appointed Australian distributor by AG Lifter
Nirvana Sound is proud to announce that AG Lifter products are now available in Australia. AG Lifter is a New Zealand based engineering company with over 35 years of experience in industrial engineering which has created a range of isolation devices to improve our enjoyment of audio systems. Their range of isolation devices and racks are designed to be a mechanical diode which stops resonance from entering audio components in both directions, both externally but also internally. The resulting improvement in sound quality is substantial and is a no-brainer for those of us who are looking to upgrade and optimize the performance of our system. Another example of small boutique companies out-performing big-name brands. AG Lifter products are now available to audition. Contact Nirvana Sound.
Nirvana Sound appointed Australian distributor by Wilson Benesch
Nirvana Sound has been appointed as the new Australian distributor for Wilson Benesch. 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. They have built a reputation for innovation and expertise with carbon-fibre technologies, isobaric driver systems and building speakers that simply sound like no other. Nirvana Sound are elated to have the opportunity to share these amazing products with the Australian audio enthusiast community.
Nirvana Sound moves into new offices
Nirvana Sound has moved into brand new office & warehouse premises just a couple doors down from their initial offices.
The new address is 2, 11 Friars Road, Moorabbin Vic 3189 AUSTRALIA and is co-shared with the Döhmann Audio manufacturing facility.
This move gives Nirvana Sound modern and spacious resources for its operations while the showrooms are going to be located in Bentleigh, a five minute drive from these offices.
Upwards and onwards!
Nirvana Sound welcomes Anthony Camplone to the team
We would like to give Anthony Camplone a big welcome to the Nirvana Sound team as our inaugural General Manager. Anthony brings with him experience in customer service, a broad range of knowledge in all things audio and a passion for helping clients achieve great satisfaction with their audio system experiences. In fact, if you read our ‘about’ page, Anthony sincerely embodies those qualities and values. Most importantly, Anthony is crazy about music, having worked for a major record label in a past life and he loves nothing more than to talk about great music – look out for his recommendations in our ‘music’ section. We can’t wait for you to meet him.
Nirvana Sound receives a Diamond Dealer Award 2019 from Kirmuss Audio
In the words of Kirmuss Audio:
The winners of our Diamond Dealer Award and our recognition bestowed is presented to those Dealers or Distributors that showcase their commitment to record restoration offering their clients the “total analog experience” and where we recognize their excellence in their sales and marketing of our Award Winning and Globally Acclaimed, Kirmuss Audio Ultimate Ultrasonic Record Restoration System. This is a top tier status that is reserved for Dealers that have done the most to showcase the Kirmuss Audio System. Some were very innovative in their marketing. As a result, they also are recognized as an indirect custodian of those prized vinyl’s cherished by their clients and in spreading the word: “Keep those Records Spinning”.
Nirvana Sound wishes to thank Kirmuss Audio for this award and feels that the Kirmuss Audio Ultimate Ultrasonic Record Restoration System is an accomplished, great value product that needs to find its way into the life of everyone that regularly spins vinyl.
Döhmann Audio Helix Two is awarded the Soundstage! Australia Product of the Year 2019 Award
The Döhmann Audio Helix Two Mk2 has been selected as the winner of the SoundStage! Australia Products of the Year 2019 Award in the Innovation in Design category. This is an annual award given by the SoundStage! Network which places importance on a product that offers a point of difference in terms of unique features, advanced engineering or innovative design.
The Döhmann Helix Two turntable was launched May 2017 at the Munich High-End show. The Helix Two incorporated significant features of the Helix One in a smaller, self-contained footprint with the facility for a single arm using interchangeable arm boards. Since its launch, the Helix Two has been reviewed as one of the best sounding turntables available by many audiophile publications.
In October 2019, Döhmann Audio released an updated version of the Helix 2, called the Mk2 version. It incorporates a new custom-made Swiss motor, new internal electronics, an outboard power supply, speed adjust functionality and some new improved high frequency absorption technology. The upgrades take what is already a premium performance turntable and make it even better with an even lower noise floor, improved dynamics, resolution and timing.
Ralph Krebs from Cessaro visits Australia
We have been very fortunate to have just ben visited from Ralph Krebs, the founder and driving force behind Cessaro Horn Acoustics in Germany. Ralph is globally considered to be a true expert in horn loudspeaker design with his creations gracing the listening spaces of some of the world’s most accomplished audio systems. Ralph arrived in Sydney to personally oversee the installation of two sets of Alpha II speaker systems for Nirvana Sound clients, which is indicative of the level of service that Cessaro owners experience. Good times were had during Ralph’s visit with many benefitting from his insights, story telling and sense of humour. Thank you Ralph for making the effort to come such a long way and we look forward to your next visit.