Posted on 25th October, 2017


We’d walk over broken glass just to see and hear the massive range of hi-end audio brands assembled by Pure Music Group for this year’s Melbourne International Hi-Fi Show.

The group’s suite will host Antipodes Audio, Argento Audio, Audionet, Elektra, Gauder Akustik, KII Audio, Kuzma, Lyra, Mola Mola, Playback Designs, SME, T+A, TechDAS, and Thales.

AUDIONET Electronics rounds off this comprehensive display. The full range of this German brand’s amplification will be unveiled at the show.


Worth seeking out in the range are the Max monobloc power amps and the matching Pre G2 preamp along with the PAM G2 phono stage and flagship EPX Power Supply. Stereophile recently awarded the Max amps a Class A award/rating.

The analogue source chosen for the Pure Music Group display system is the Kuzma Stabi Reference 2 turntable carrying a Kuzma 4point 9-inch tonearm. This turntable sets a benchmark for performance at its price point.

The new tonearm is equipped with a unique bearing system for ultra-precise tracking and a full range of easy user adjustment.

The cartridge fitted to the Kuzma turntable is the Kleos SL, a low output version of the acclaimed mid-tier Kleos moving coil cartridge. This model is revered for its fast and resolving sound along with jaw-dropping dynamics.

Pure Music Group will be demonstrating these elite models with the stunning sounding Gauder Akustik Cassiano MK 11 speakers. This is a recently upgraded model and one considered to be revealing, precise and truly musical.

Kii THREE active speakers recently reviewed by StereoNET can be heard in the Pure Music Group room at dedicated Kii THREE listening session times. Stereophile also recently rated the Kii Three as a Class A recommended component.

Digital sources haven’t been ignored, and New Zealand's Antipodes Audio will debut three new desirable models including EDGE, CORE and the spanking new DX Generation 3. The Playback Designs Merlot DAC will handle DAC conversion.

The room will host a full range of Argento Audio cables from Denmark and the outstanding Ictra Design KEO Hi-Fi rack.

Pure Music Group will be located in Room 1315 at the HiFi Show that takes place across three days from Friday 3rd November 2017.

Tickets are on sale now.


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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.

Posted in: Hi-Fi HiFi Show
Tags: pure music group  audionet  antipodes audio  argento  elektra  gauder akustik  kii audio  kuzma  lyra  mola mola  playback designs  sme  t+a  techdas  thales  hifishow17 

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