Soundline Christchurch Christmas Hours 2012
24th Dec 9.00 am to 3.00 pm
25th Dec to 2nd Jan Closed
3rd- 4th Jan 9.30 to 3.00 pm
5th Jan 10. To 1pm
7th Jan resume normal hours 9-5
Please contact us on our mobiles if you have an urgent service request or alternatively contact us on email@example.com
Online orders placed between December 12th and January 7th will be processed and shipped on January 7th.
Meridian Surround Sound Controller and DSP Loudspeakers: Performance and Features Upgrade
Meridian’s team of researchers and engineers are always working on the development of new and exciting products that bring improved features and performance to their unique range of entertainment systems. From time to time, advances made in this pursuit also provide us with the opportunity to upgrade or enhance existing products, and where feasible, it is our policy to offer these improvements to our existing customers through firmware updates.
Products included in this update are:
Surround Controllers – V4 861, V6 861, G68, G61R, G61, and C61
DSP Loudspeakers – DSP3100, DSP5000, DSP5200, DSP5500, DSP6000, DSP7000, DSP7200, and DSP8000
Audio Core 200
Please contact your nearest Soundline store for more details on these upgrades or to schedule your components to be upgraded.
We are now back open at 329 Madras Street.
Our current hours are 9am-5pm Monday-Friday, and Saturday 10am-2pm.
Please see the maps below showing the best routes to take to get to our store.
Best regards from the Soundline Christchurch Team
Kimber USB cables are now in stock and they are actually a very effective upgrade for computer based audio systems. On test with the HRT Music Streamer + the sound was smoother and more open. Don’t take our word for it – try it for yourself risk free with our 30 Day Home Trial. Priced from just over $100 for the copper USB and around $160 for the hyper-pure silver version.
So why has this happened? Many have rediscovered the sheer enjoyment possible from listening to their LP collections. The continuing availability of LPs often at the artist’s insistence has helped – new vinyl is now widely available both online and locally through stores like Real Groovy, Soundline Christchurch is also now stocking a selection of rare and high quality vinyl courtesy of Radiant Records. Above all it’s the sheer sound quality of vinyl on modern turntables that has brought on the resurgence.
The Amadeus includes a number of unique design features, including a “zero tolerance” platter bearing and a fully damped tonearm featuring a golf ball! “At anywhere near the price point, it is hard to fault the Amadeus. The combination of superbly quiet, stable, solid, low-distortion playback with unusually good bass performance tends to dissolve the critical faculties in
the pleasure of the music,” said The Absolute Sound magazine, while New Zealand’s own AudioEnz awarded the Amadeus with Product of the Year.
Thorens is one of the oldest and most famous names in turntables. Thorens turntables are built to last it’s that famous German engineering so if you’re still using your Thorens from the 1960s or 1970s then you’ll be pleased to hear that we have genuine Thorens turntable belts available to suit most models.
Perhaps the biggest upgrade you can make to your existing turntable is a better phono cartridge. Soundline is now stocking Nagaoka products from Japan including the MP110, successor to the famous MP11 phono cartridge. If your budget extends further than the $199 MP110, you cant go past the Dynavector range, Soundline have stocked and recommended Dynavector cartridges for twenty years. The range extends from everyone’s favourite high output moving coil (the 10×5 at $649) through to cartridges worthy of only the finest turntables
Click here to see the range of all things vinyl now available from Soundline.
The HRT Music Streamer is a high performance, low cost USB DAC that was initially shown at this years CES show and has since garnered fantastic reviews from respected Hi-Fi press in the US & UK.
High Resolution Technologies is a new start-up with design and manufacturing in California. At the head of HRT is Kevin Halverson of Muse Electronics who are a long established manufacturer of innovative high end audio equipment in the US. Kevin saw the large potential for a USB only DAC that could offer excellent performance for a reasonable price.
With the steady rise of people listening to music via a computer the Music Streamer is a great product for people who have not yet jumped into high quality computer based audio.
There are two models, the Music Streamer & the Music Streamer+. Functionality wise these two products are the same but the Music Streamer + uses a higher quality DAC section to give better performance to more serious listeners.
Both models are self powered by USB so require no external power supplies, they are also small enough to slip into your laptop bag for people wanting to take high quality music with them.
The Music Streamer is on sale for $250 while the Music Streamer + is $650. International demand has been extremely high and our first shipment is due before the end of July. If you would like more information on the HRT Music Streamer products please Contact us or visit our online store.
Here are some snippets from recent reviews:
“Holy Cow! This thing sounds so good I might even start hating music-via-computer!” Ken Kessler Hi-Fi News April 09
The Absolute Sound “Golden Ear Award” 2009 (Review forthcoming)
“You plug your laptop into the Streamer, plug the streamer into your system, play music and the your first comment uttered just a few bars into the recording is ‘cor!’” Alan Sircom Hi-Fi + Magazine issue 64
“If you’ve been holding off giving the rip-and-download scene a go due the cost, check out the High Resolution Technologies MusicStreamer. It may open up both your ears and your living space.” Soundstage.com May 09