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  1. Unfortunately due to the currency debacle, we have been advised that with immediate effect, all MoFi records pricing has increased by 10% for the Australian market. As we keep a good stock level in store, we are happy to offer these at the regular pre-price hike to our SNA members. Our One-Step Bob Dylan "Blood on the Tracks" is due to arrive into store next week, and despite the price hike affecting this title, all existing pre-orders are being honoured at the "old" price.
  2. The first thing that strikes you when you see the Meridian M6 active speakers is their shape - looking not-unlike small felt-clad missiles. When you hear them however, their performance clearly makes them weapons of mass audio! How can a speakers of this size and shape sound sooo good? Well, our product highlight posts try to avoid the technobabble and focus on the heart of the matter - audio, or rather, music performance. Meridian has been manufacturing fully active systems since the 1970s and their expertise is clearly on show here. Combining specific materials, clever design, coupled with propriety digital signal processing, makes for a speaker system that excels at convincing you, you have bigger, more expensive speakers in your room. So, what's an active speaker system? Well, there are numerous explanations and some of the wording can be misused, but we will stick with Meridian's naming of their product. A system of this type typically refers to the speaker drivers, electronics and amplification all built into the housing, eliminating the need for a stack of separate components. The crossover, typically found on the back of passive loudspeakers behind the speaker cable terminals, is eliminated in favour of a digital crossover. This design allows the DSP to work more effectively and eliminate things like comb filtering, time delay issues etc, resulting in a more coherent sound with less smearing between frequencies. What we are presented with in the M6 speakers is an incredibly wide soundstage that can be enjoyed in both the sweetspot or off-axis. One of the key features of Meridian speakers is the minimalist approach to cabling. The speakers themselves just require power, which both speakers connecting to each other with inexpensive CAT5/6/7 cabling. To get your sources of audio playing through the M6 speakers, there are a few extremely compact solutions available, such as the Meridian 218. This tiny box allows connectivity from sources such as Turntable, CD/DVD, TV, PC etc. This box can be hidden from view, all controlled with a smartphone/tablet app. To connect the 218 to the speakers, simply connect it in-line between the two speakers with the aforementioned ethernet-style cabling. The Meridian M6 is by no means the last word in audiophilia from the brand - their flagship model sells for $110,000, but there's no denying how clean, detailed, engaging and just darn fun the M6 speakers are to listen to. You would be hard pressed to get a similarly-priced solution that offers the same level of performance, in a discrete package, with in-expensive cabling. And this system is room agnostic - it cares "less" about the room's acoustics compared to conventional systems. The Meridian M6 are on permanent demonstration in our showroom. Pics to follow - some blurb in the form of a flyer for reference attached. m6-digital-active-loudspeaker-data-sheet-final-031117.pdf
  3. R U OK? Day (ruok.org.au) is an annual day in September (today, 12/9) dedicated to reminding people to ask family, friends and colleagues the question, "R U OK?", in a meaningful way, because connecting regularly and meaningfully is one thing everyone can do to make a difference and even save lives. So have these conversations today with your fellow Stereonet members, family and friends as well as next week, next month and throughout the year. We should all recognize that our comments have consequences both positive and negative. People don't participate on a discussion site to be attacked or bullied. While some people may say 'suck it up' and that people should not be so sensitive, we should be aware that we don't truly know the people behind these accounts. At Frank Prowse HiFi today, the coffee machine is on, come in, have a brew and a chat - it need not have ANYTHING to do with audio today. 🙂
  4. Been using these to good effect:- Ungnoi TaiChi Base (x4)
  5. Don't see many ELAC turntables on here, so here's one of our favourites setup in store:- MIRACORD 90
  6. Item: FS: Monitor Audio Gold 200 5G - Satin White Location: Perth Price: $4,999 FIRM (RRP: $6,990). Free Delivery in Perth Metro - Interstate shipping at buyer's cost. Item Condition: Absolutely immaculate Reason for selling: Wrong colour - we want Tiger Ebony on the floor! Payment Method: Bank Deposit Extra Info: These speakers are the brand new 5G Series. We were the first store to get a pair of new Gold speakers in for audition - at the time there was no colour option available. These present as new and are perfect in every way, not a blemish or mark. They have had their typical run in time - I would guess they have had no more of 100 hours use, 90 of which would have been the run-in period. We have had some assistance from the distributor in regard to moving these along to make way for our floor colour option of choice, so take advantage of this one-off special price of a truly beautiful sounding and looking speaker. Full five year warranty will apply. Full specifications found here:- https://www.monitoraudio.com/en/product-ranges/gold-5g/gold-200/ Photos:
  7. The beautiful bokeh of a SupraTek in the dark!
  8. It's been a while since we've had a premium hi-fi headphone brand in the store, but we are pleased to bring Mr Speakers headphones to Frank Prowse Hi-Fi! We will have a selection of models in-store for audition in the coming days, in the meantime have a read of this great review from Matthew Jens where he takes a close look at the AEON Flow headphones. https://www.stereo.net.au/reviews/review-mr-speakers-aeon-flow-headphones
  9. The One-Step Bob Dylan, "Blood on the Tracks" is due in about 2 weeks and we have 8-9 copies currently unaccounted for. We are offering 10% off for pre-orders paid in full (shipping not included). RRP: $265
  10. Congratulations to Primare for their EISA award this year!
  11. It is with great fanfare that we announce the Acoustic Energy brand into the Frank Prowse Hi-Fi fold! Acoustic Energy was founded in 1987 with the launch of the world-renowned AE1 loudspeaker, setting new industry standards in audio performance from a compact enclosure. In 1994 they joined forces with an overseas manufacturing partner to enable the brand to expand its global reach through a wider product portfolio. To facilitate this growth, AE moved from London to larger premises in the historical Cotswold town of Cirencester, where they remain to this day. In 2017 Acoustic Energy became wholly British owned again, with its four Directors having over 100 years experience in the audio industry between them. For over 30 years AE products have received critical acclaim from journalists around the world, helping to secure our status as one of the most highly regarded British brands in the audio industry. We are now carrying the 100, 300 and new 500 Series in store.
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