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Hulgich Audio & Holton Precision Audio
8pm Wednesday 21st August
Willis Room, City of Whitehorse Offices
Maroondah Highway (Whitehorse Road), Nunawading
Melway Map 48 Ref G9
Contact: 9437 1249
This month we have two interstate companies joining forces to present their Hi Fi products at the MAC. Both have exhibited together at the Melbourne International Hi Fi Show, winning "Best of Show Overall" for 2017 as well as "Best New Comer".
Hulgich Audio is a new speaker company based in Adelaide headed by Nicolas Hulgich (pronounced Eu-Lich), who has spent more than twenty years in both Australia and his native Argentina building speakers with a variety of designs. He will be presenting to the club his statement speaker the 'Duke', with his in-house FTM (Feel The Music) speaker cable and interconnects.
The 'Duke' is a 3-way floor stander designed as a dual enclosure. The upper enclosure houses a 1.2 inch dimple dome tweeter, and a 6 inch midrange made of papyrus fibres. The lower bass enclosure is a ported design that houses a 10 inch woofer also made of papyrus fibres. Hulgich has designed the 'Duke' to have a huge sweet spot and a large sound stage. By applying 'Low Diffraction Baffle Technology' (LDBT) that insures a smooth frequency response whether sitting off or on axis, and 'Coherent Sound Technology'( CST) which provides driver time alignment and phase integration.
Nicolas will be playing his music with a modified OPPO 103 Multi-disc player and a AudioGD R8 Ladder Dac. Amplification is provided by Holton Precision Audio. Based in northern Tasmania, Anthony Holton has been designing and building high end amplifiers that have been demonstrated internationally at the 2018 Paris and Munich Hi-Fi Shows
Anthony will be demonstrating two stereo amplifiers on the night, the Holton One-Zero-Zero Supreme (2x120W into 8 Ohms), and the Five-Zero-Zero Supreme (2x500W into 4 Ohms) with the matching Gain Block One Preamp. On static display will be a Phono Pre, while a 'DC Blocker One' will be used to look after the AC mains. This audio grade conditioner removes DC and filters the noise from the mains.
With two presenters for the night, we are certainly going to have twice the value when it comes to sound quality. Not to be missed.
Nick Karayanis, Program Co-Ordinator.
Wise and Wonderful Webmaster
Melbourne Audio Club, Inc.
Item: Hulgich Audio Centre Speaker
Item Condition: Mint
Reason for selling: Never required
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only
Extra Info: I bought this from @Marcto guarantee purchase of his Hulgich Astors (he wanted to sell as a package and there was a long queue of people wanting to buy them) on 14 Nov 2017, so I've had it a couple months but don't use it. He had it custom built by the Hulgich speaker designer to match the Astors. I don't believe he had it long.
Marc paid a fair bit more for it and, according to Nick from Hulgich Audio, it is worth more than he paid. It is a serious centre speaker and is very heavy. It goes very low (30sHz I'm told). When I first used it I mistakenly thought the subs were on. I don't actually use it because the speaker spots on my amp are used by the mains and the Marantz AVR is different Ohms and I thought that could break it. It has a really nice custom built Hulgich stand, also very heavy, and a speaker cover (it looks better without). I had a shorter one of the new Hulgich Audio FTM speaker cables made for it, which you can have. http://www.hulgichaudio.com.au/ftm-cable.html It has some nice silver spikey feet (you might be able to see them on the Astors - I think they go under the stand? I think the specs are on the plate I photographed. If you want to know anything else I can ask for you. Local pickup preferred. Like all good audio, it is heavy and might be costly to ship. Actually, I don't have a box for it either.
Following our club meeting with Nick's presentation of his impressive sounding Ella Mk II speakers, Nick has graciously offered me the opportunity to hear these in my own system for the rest of this week to fully evaluate what these speakers are capable of achieving in a home environment as opposed to the large open room at the meeting hall last Sunday amongst a large crowd.
So I thought, instead of selfishly listening and enjoying the Ella speakers all week, I would offer an open invite to anyone in Sydney who would like to listen to Nick's speakers to simply drop me a PM and arrange a time.
I'll be able to host up to 3 people at a time any night this week until Friday between the times of 5.00pm to 8.00pm.
The system will be;
Hulgich Audio Ella Mk II speakers
Plinius Reference amp in class A/B or class A power
Classe CP-800 pre amp
Antipodes DX2 music server running Roon or an Oppo 105 (CD or flash drive), each decoded by a Chord QBD76 dac
Vertere IC's, Nordost Frey speaker cables and room treatments. Pic below.
I have plenty of music on the server or bring your own. Sorry no vinyl but if it's truly a must have, I'm sure I can accommodate one you bring along.
I live about 10 minutes from Parramatta (so no need for a compass) in a nice leafy suburb opposite a park (so no need to bring security) and I'm a friendly hospitable guy with a healthy liver and kidneys (I think).
From those that attended the club meeting, most were very impressed with the sound of the Ella's with some saying they were in their top 3 -5 speakers heard at the club. Some info and thoughts can be found with the link below but ultimately you should hear them for yourselves to make your own judgement.
Look forward to hearing from you.
For our March club meeting, we are very pleased to have Nick Hulgich of Hulgich Audio present his Ella Mk II speakers. The speakers of Nick and his design partner Göran Niréus have been attracting much attention worldwide. Their speaker design and performance is of the highest standard. Nick and his company is based in beautiful Adelaide – all Hulgich Audio speakers are meticulously crafted in Adelaide from the best quality components. More below…
Details of the system….
Presented by Nick Hulgich of Hulgich Audio – refer to http://www.hulgichaudio.com.au/index.html
Hulgich Ella MK II Loudspeakers - http://www.hulgichaudio.com.au/ella.html. Also read about its Best In Show rating at the 2017 International HiFi Show - https://www.stereo.net.au/features/stereonet-awards-2017-international-hifi-show
Nord Acoustics Nord One SE Mono Block amps - https://www.nordacoustics.co.uk/product-page/nord-one-se-up-nc500mb-mono-block-black-single and http://hifipig.com/nord-one-up-nc500-dmst-power-amplifier/
FTM Cables - http://hulgichaudio.com.au/ftm-cable.html
Mac Mini with External HD - presenters music
Bricasti Design M1 DAC - http://www.bricasti.com/en/consumer/m1.php
Classe CP-800 Pre Amp - https://classeaudio.com/cp-800/
Oppo BDP-105D Multi Player - http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/oppo-bdp-105d-audiophile-blu-ray-disc-player/
The second half of the music sessions will be our popular BYO. Members and guests are welcome to offer music to share with us all. So bring along your favourite music on CD/SACD or Flash drive. Sorry, no vinyl this month. All we ask is that the music and recordings be interesting. We'll ask you to tell us a little about the artist/recording before it is played. Tracks over 6 minutes will be faded out, to give everyone a fair go.
Whether you are a novice or a seasoned veteran, you will have the opportunity to listen, learn and share your experiences with others. Feel free to come and hear the capabilities of the system, or to just share the experience with like-minded music lovers in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Guests are welcome – we are a very friendly club so you don't need to know anyone to join us for an afternoon of fine music and sound.
Venue: Epping Creative Centre, Dence Park
Address: 26 Stanley Road, Epping
When: Sunday 11th March 2018
Doors open 1pm
Meeting starts at 2pm
Sydney Audio Club
Item: Hulgich Audio Astor Loudspeakers
Location: Sunbury, VIC
Item Condition: As new.
Reason for selling: Funding a new build by Hulgich Audio, that impressed I have been by this speaker. This listing has the blessing of Hulgich Audio.
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal (+fees), or Credit Card (With associated fees)
Extra Info: I received these very early from Hulgich Audio for a no-obligation product review for StereoNET. They've been here for approximately 12 months I assume. So impressed was I by what I heard, I called Nick and bought them full price, no questions asked. They've remained my benchmark reference speaker at the price point easily up to speakers I've heard approaching $25K and more. You can read my full review: https://www.stereo.net.au/reviews/review-hulgich-audio-astor-loudspeakers
I do also have a custom design and built (by Hulgich), matching centre channel if you're interest in Home Theatre duties also. Price by negotiation.
Auditions available here in Sunbury. I do have the original transportation crates that these were shipped from South Australia in, but for local transport I would suggest the normal care and wrapping / blanket etc. Preference is given to a local buyer, but if necessary freight can be arranged by the buyer and I will assist from this end.