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Addicted To Audio (Kew, VIC) – a quick tour

  • One of the newest kids on the Melbourne hi-fi block is Addicted To Audio. This retail space is the first in a run of quasi-office spaces in Woodlands Avenue, Kew.  From the outside it doesn’t look much like a hi-fi store but one can’t miss A2A’s striking blue signage.


    Inside, the office-y vibe continues but doesn’t detract from the hi-fi auditioning vibe – the forces of digital audio are strong here.  A single listening room houses a wide range of demo gear with a strong slant towards head-fi: pick a DAC, a head-amp and some cans and just get listening.  Customers are encouraged to mix and match demo gear as they so choose. For such a small space, A2A’s range of wares is formidable (and growing rapidly).  Snappy-snap snap…

    The Woo Audio WA6:


    A melange of headphones:


    The Burson twins and an Audiophilleo1:


    Proprietor George Poutakidis unboxing the Audeze LCD-3:


    Ultrasone Signature Pro and Luxman DA-200:


    A customer digging some Burson action:


    Gear from Cypher Labs, Violectric and Sugden:


    Cans on heads from Shure and Cambridge’s DacMagic Plus:


    Along the rear wall there’s some fine-looking Luxman gear pushing into loudspeakers from Vienna Acoustics and Sugden:


    Further information: Addicted To Audio

    John H. Darko

    Written by John H. Darko

    John is the editor of Darko.Audio, from whose ad revenues he derives an income. He is an occasional contributor to 6moons but has previously written pieces for TONEAudio, AudioStream and Stereophile. John used to live in Sydney. Now he lives in Berlin.

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