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The virtues and rewards of buying australian made hi fi components

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21 minutes ago, Interface said:

I would love to have a totally Australian made system. As you can see in my signature I’m about half way there. I’m not aware of an Aussie TT or cd player so I might not reach my goal. Please correct me if I’m wrong.

I am also very interested in Holton amps and eagerly await the arrival of the integrated amps.

It was suggested by @:) al     for me to submit my thoughts on the Elektra. I have not done it yet but it will happen. Let’s just say I’m glad I bought it.

The Mimic phono pre by @mwhouston  amazed me. Surely it would have to be close to, if not the best bang for buck phono pre out there.

I am very happy with the Orpheus Auroras @Kiat  A very easy listen and with the Elektra pushing them, amaze me with the amount of bass they can produce.

 I have ordered some xlr cables from @Bill125812   to check them out. Add Thoroughbred power cables into the mix as well.

Some of the rewards for buying Australian would be - dollars stay in Australia, keeps people employed, possibility of export and be proud to buy Australian. I must admit I’m feeling pretty virtuous at the moment.

I’m proud to have Aussie made hi fi gear and will continue to support Aussie made gear where I can.

Cheers,

Interface

 

 

 

(Good subject to put my hundredth post on.:))

https://www.analogplanet.com/content/continuum-debuts-first-new-turntable-more-five-years

 

 

http://www.continuumaudiolabs.com/

 

 

Here you go mate. :)

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From my perspective at least, I do not buy for patriotic reasons. I am afraid I am not much of a patriot!

 

I am commenting strictly on just how good the gear sounds

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34 minutes ago, HarbethRob said:

From my perspective at least, I do not buy for patriotic reasons. I am afraid I am not much of a patriot!

 

I am commenting strictly on just how good the gear sounds

I bought Aussie gear not because of patriotic reasons, but because the gear sounded good. 

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45 minutes ago, Snoopy8 said:

I bought Aussie gear not because of patriotic reasons, but because the gear sounded good. 

I reckon in many cases because you are often dealing directly with the manufacturer, the value is so much better too. 

You don't have import costs, distributor costs, retailer costs etc

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Some mentions

 

Clay Gieseler’s range of DACs and power supplies

 

Joe Rasmussen and his various gear (for me the Oppo upgrades) but phono and amp mods as well.

 

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18 minutes ago, Sir Sanders Zingmore said:

I reckon in many cases because you are often dealing directly with the manufacturer, the value is so much better too. 

You don't have import costs, distributor costs, retailer costs etc

Yes. Highly significant.  Further, the value  tends to go into what is important -internal components and design.

 

Also, the manfucturer is much more likely to be open to adding options and making changes that may want. 

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I've had no complaints with my Symfonia Opus-10 power amp, made and designed in Melbourne in the 1990's. 

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Don't forget the wonderful turntable heritage of Melbourne and Hobart - The Commonwealth, Byer, Argo, Orpheus Silex. 

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Another current Aussie tt is Once Analog which have some good reviews and Vince is a nice guy to deal with as well.

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On ‎8‎/‎04‎/‎2018 at 7:14 PM, Interface said:

Orpheus Auroras

Have heard these... can't think of anything that comes close for over double the price and Kiat uses quality parts with methodical design and testing.

 

The Duntech range are also superb.

 

JSmith :ninja:

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Aussies have done OK out of me, that being Aaron, Subsonic, Legend (X2), DEQX, Screen Technics.

 

Do genuine Jaycar speaker cables count? :lol:

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Like wise I got two pairs of legend speakers and a redgum amp. I love the legend sound and build quality is nothing short of fantastic and rod is such a gentleman to deal with. Mani

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Hugh Dean makes a range of well priced and fine sounding gear

http://www.aksaonline.com/

the NAKSA, SASKA and Maya power amps, also a pre, head amp and speaker kit

read what owners have to say:

http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/aksa/

http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/aksa/296343-aksa-paris-phono-pre-amp-aka-head-amp-available.html

regards Ian

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Not knocking Oz gear, but most of it is boutique stuff, which IME has poor resale value.  Most of it can only be resold through this forum as this is the pretty much the only place that most of it is known.   So, my advice is to make sure it's a keeper when you buy it because you may take a huge hit selling it later, or buy secondhand.   Just sayin'......

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8 minutes ago, Peter_F said:

Not knocking Oz gear, but most of it is boutique stuff, which IME has poor resale value.  Most of it can only be resold through this forum as this is the pretty much the only place that most of it is known.   So, my advice is to make sure it's a keeper when you buy it because you may take a huge hit selling it later, or buy secondhand.   Just sayin'......

And you can be proven wrong, very, very easily. 

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