This audio game is a funny one. Competition between hi-fi stores is strong, and with the advent of online shopping it’s become even stronger. Some hi-fi retailers are a smorgasbord of brands and devices, gadgets of all kinds offering the latest must-have’s in the name of audio playback, at cheap cheap prices. And that’s fine, for some. They do what they do because they’re hi-fi retailers and hi-fi is a big ol’ tree with many branches. But we didn’t get into this game to be just another hi-fi retailer. We wanted to be different. So we thought we’d recreate that original record store feel with a little twist. It’s our intention to be a one stop vinyl shop experience. Records, yes, but all the best equipment in the market to play those shinny black discs we all love so much. So while being price competitive is imperative to any business in today’s market, our first priority is without question the quality of the products we endorse. The quality of your audio. We stock the names we do because we believe they’re the best in the business for what they do. And we’re making it our mission to provide the best brands in the vinyl game: the best tables, amps, and speakers to give you the most authentic experience from your vinyl collection.
And so it’s with this in mind that we’re proud to welcome Kilpsch to the VR family – the kooky crew of vinyl weirdos we are. Welcome to over 70 years of experience in the audio playback industry. Welcome to one of the most renowned names in loudspeaker technology and manufacturing. Welcome to award winning audio. And welcome vinyl junkies because we’re bringing it direct to you, our customer. We’re currently showcasing four separate models: the Reference Premier series, which includes the RP-150 and 160 respectively; the all new R-15PM powered monitors; and my personal favourites, the Heresy III’s. In the coming weeks I’ll take a closer look at the Reference Premier series and the R-15PM’s – what they do, how they do it, and why they’re turning so many heads. And following that, I’m gonna break down the beauty of the Kilpsch Heritage range, which includes the Heresy III’s that’ve just arrived in store. If the resurgence in vinyl record sales has proven anything it’s that the latest aint necessarily the greatest. Some things were just done better back when. So it’s comforting to know that when we suggest to you a loud speaker, we’re promoting the kind of forward-thinking design that made Klipsch a household name back when vinyl was the only way to listen to music. Cause we still think it is.
Bob Moses’ sophomore album, Battle Lines, drops September 14 and is shaping up to be a solid addition to the Canadian duo’s discography. ‘Enough to Believe’, the third single from the new album after ‘Heaven Only Knows’ and ‘Back Down,’ keeps to their brand of melancholy electronica.
Peach Body is the project of Mitchell Wood, one-half of Melbourne duo Leisure Centre. With ‘Boy In Love’, his debut single under the Peach Body moniker, the producer makes a slight deviation from the electro-pop of Leisure Centre, creating a more electronic-oriented sound.
For the last couple of years Melbourne’s Two People, Phoebe Cockburn and Joey Clough, formerly of Snakadaktal, have been teasing us with brooding electronic-pop. The artwork for the last two releases – ‘Something To Talk About’ and ‘I’m Tied, To You’ – suggest a “proper” project is coming, and if their latest release is anything to go by it’ll be something serious.