Posted on 1st October, 2018


Turntable devotees have a moveable feast of vinyl spinners to enjoy at this year’s Melbourne International Hi-Fi Show, courtesy of the Pure Music Group (don’t you just love that name?).

When we say a moveable feast, we aren’t joshing. Not when the main course is the formidable and newly released TechDAS Premium Three turntable running with the Thales flagship tonearm called the Statement.

This is the first time in Australia for this exquisite turntable and tonearm so get in early because the Pure Music Group room is bound to attract a crowd.

TechDAS Airforce III Premium - Melbourne HiFi Show

Cartridge chosen for the Premium Three is none less than Lyra’s pedigree Etna moving coil. The combination is poised to get the senses reeling as the vinyl spins.

Also debuting in Room Lake 4 (Level 1) for the first time is the Stilla loudspeaker from Aequo Audio. StereoNET founder, Marc Rushton first heard the Stilla while he was covering the High-End Show in Munich earlier this year, and reports that not only it is audio eye candy at its best, it's certainly worthy of your audition at the upcoming show.

Aequo Audio Stilla Melbourne HiFI Show

The Stilla may be entry level in the Aequo range but don’t let this fool you. This is a pedigree hybrid model featuring an active woofer, passive midrange and tweeter and crossovers that handle the signal in the analogue domain.

The system chosen for the Stilla includes the Antipodes Audio flagship CX+EX music server paired with the extraordinary Playback Designs Dream Series DAC, called the MPD8. The TechDAS Premium Three turntable will also feature in this system.

Kii Audio Kii THREE

Pure Music Group will also be showing Kii Audio's KiiTHREE active audio system reviewed recently by StereoNET. Our assessment was that this is a room friendly, compact high-end audio system that offered terrific value for money and the ability to be tuned to every room.

The gear linked to the Kii THREE comprises the new Antipodes Audio CX music server and the outstanding Kuzma Stabi S turntable fitted with a Phasemation PP-500 cartridge.

Kuzma Stabi S - Melbourne Hi-Fi Show

Pure Music Group will have two demonstration systems rotating every two hours for the duration of the show. But there will also be a passive display of Pure Music Group’s inventory including turntables and tonearms.

The room will also feature acoustic treatment by Melbourne’s Vector Acoustics using its own tuned corner bass traps, broadband absorbers, quadratic diffusers and hybrid diffusers/absorbers.

Finally, Pure Music Group will have a new range of isolation and anti-vibration products sourced from HiFiStay. So there’s plenty see and hear in the Room Lake 4, at the 2018 Melbourne International Hi-Fi Show - October 12-14, Albert Park. Tickets are on sale now.

Demonstration Schedule

Friday 12th October, 2018

  • 11am - 1pm - Aequo Stilla
  • 1pm - 3pm - Kii THREE
  • 3pm - 5pm - Aequo Stilla
  • 5pm - 7pm - Kii THREE

Saturday 13th October, 2018

  • 10am - 12pm - Kii THREE
  • 12pm- 2pm - Aequo Stilla
  • 2pm - 3pm - Kii THREE
  • 3pm - 5pm - Aequo Stilla

Sunday 14th October, 2018

  • 10am - 12pm - Aequo Stilla
  • 12pm - 2pm - Kii THREE
  • 2pm - 3pm - Aequo Stilla
  • 3pm - 5pm - Kii THREE

For more information visit Pure Music Group | Melbourne International Hi-Fi Show.


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Peter Familari

One of the veterans of the Australian HiFi industry, Peter was formerly the Audio-Video Editor of the Herald Sun for over two decades. One of the most-respected audio journalists in Australia, Peter brings his unparalleled experience and a unique story-telling ability to StereoNET.

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