The Audio Tailor Voted #1 Australian Hi Fi Store 2021 + 2022
ETI Research - Link Silver - RCA Connector
Thank you for visiting The Audio Tailor.
We’re Stuart, Gabby, Nathan and Vaughan. It’s a pleasure to have you here!
The first question we get from customers usually starts with, “What’s the difference between...”
When you’re shopping for new speakers, a turntable, or even thinking of putting together that home theatre of your teenage dreams - you’ll likely be faced with stacks of comparisons.
Why would I buy the Bluesound Pulse 2i when the Flex 2i is half the price?
Is ETI Research the best?
Should I wait for a sale? Or get this now? What will I be missing out on when the new model comes out next year?
Endless questions. Lots of FOMO. Loads of hmm-ing and ha-ing.
And there SHOULD be.
Because you don’t go to a Hi-Fi store and drop $2000, $3000, or $15000 on something you're not 100%, positively, secure-in-your heart sure of.
It’s a lot of hard-earned money on the line.
Imagine doing hours of your own research. Reading up the suppliers’ websites, taking notes from Hi Fi blogs, categorizing the differing opinions as you trawl r/audiophile. You know what you’re getting. You’ve narrowed the online stores down to the final five. You’ve checked and re-checked that you’re getting the best deal. You’re sure you’re not getting ripped off by shipping.
You hit the “Checkout” button. Momentary relief!
Until your speakers haven’t arrived by the estimated delivery date and you have yet to hear a peep about its progress.
Until your new turntable arrives with a crack in the dust cover.
Until your long-awaited amp set-up fails to deliver the kind of sound you had in mind. Now you’re not even sure if you got the right one anymore, or how to troubleshoot it.
What could possibly be worse?
What about: No after-sales service. No phone number to call. And no one responding to your tickets.
Not to mention the hundreds of man hours you’ve already lost on reading layman opinions from the likes of Graham H. from Melbourne and Sarah D. from Perth; dutifully scrolling through pages and pages of reviews. Torturing yourself by looking for all the ones with less than 3 stars... when you could have been sitting back and diving into a whole new world of immersive sound and deliciously satisfying body vibrations.
Would it make sense to go to audio specialists that know brands, specs, and installation like the back of their hands?
Should you spend less time on weighing up pros and cons and more time enjoying good music?
Want to get the absolute best home theatre for your budget and surroundings without the weight of 100++ brand offerings bogging you down?
We like to think so!
And that’s why we’re here. Two things to know about us:
Thing 1: We were voted Australia’s 2021 Hi Fi Retailer of the Year (Yay! And THANK YOU!)
Thing 2: This is purely because we are sound specialists and audioheads - NOT salesmen.
We got into this business because we genuinely love audio and because we realized there was a lot of faceless dropshipping in the HiFi industry - and not enough expertise out there. People who keep coming back to us do so because they’re getting attention to detail and individualized solutions that they can’t find elsewhere.
Our clients don’t need to worry about budget, brand name, or size.
All they need to worry about, is talking to us.
Because, when you come to us, you’re in for a conversation.
We want to know the picture in your head.
That final portrait of you back from the flea market with Pearl Jam’s Ten, eager to place it gently upon a turntable you haven’t quite decided on yet.
A summer barbeque in your garden with the boys. Having a yarn around a beer-filled cooler while appreciating the crisp, clear, quality of sound streaming through the open doors of your listening space.
The kids having mates over - quiet for once - immersed in a good movie, lights out, in the comfort of the home theatre that is your pride and joy. “I wish we had one of these at our place!”
Once we know precisely what your ultimate scenario looks like, we’ll want to know what you’re working with.
What kind of budget have you set aside?
What’s the existing set-up look like?
How big is the listening room you have in mind?
How much ambient light is coming in?
Are you running drywall or wood panelling? Carpet or hardwood?
What about room resonance and reflection?
No idea what we’re going on about? No worries. We intend to talk you through all that. Our aim is that you get the absolute best sound system for your home, at a price point you’re happy with, and an aesthetic you can’t help but want to show off.
To get to this end goal, an unhealthy interest in all things audio simply isn’t enough. That’s why we spend countless hours behind the scenes sourcing products from only the most reliable brands and trustworthy suppliers - regardless of their branding and marketing.
We don’t rely on them to tell us what’s good about their equipment. We’ve developed our own proactive testing process to judge what’s what. So you get hands-on knowledge every single time. Coupled with our tight networks and stable supply chain meticulously refined over the years, we strive to ensure that the experience you get at The Audio Tailor is personal, seamless, and painless.
Personal, because it’s uniquely you in musicality, design, and taste. Your options are hand picked by us from amongst some of the world’s biggest, best, and most dependable brands.
Seamless, because we’re only small. You get one of us. Not one of dozens of salesmen milling about the place, working for commission and pushing the most expensive products.
Painless, because we don’t recommend anything until we’re clear about your needs. We follow up with you to make sure everything’s arrived in one piece. For us, the transaction isn’t over until your equipment is safely installed and fully satisfying.
Some of the big things we feel are missing in the HiFi world are:
- The need for expertise before, during, and after the sale
- A vast wealth of comparative knowledge, and
- A commitment to end-to-end service.
At The Audio Tailor, we hope we’ve made it clear that service doesn’t shut off when a problem pops up. It’s an opportunity to tighten the ship we run, bolster our 5-star reputation, and most importantly - make someone’s day.
Hi! We see you’ve actually made it to the end of this page. Love it!
We’d like to end this by giving a shout out to all the enthusiasts and audiophiles we’ve been fortunate enough to work with over the years. It has been a privilege to share our desire, passion, and journey for the purest sound and finest entertainment solutions for your homes and businesses.
Thank you to all our customers - past, present, and future - for helping us chase after something above the ordinary.
To make your audio dreams come true - call, email, or hop on down to our Brisbane store.
We’re looking forward to meeting you!
In keeping up with improving our existing line ETI-Research is proud to introduce the Silver LINK RCA Connector. The Silver LINk is the evolution of the famous Silver Bullet that has been recognized by many as the finest RCA Connector you can buy. It is not so much as improvement on the actual connector as much as we wanted to improve the EM/RF noise rejection that is the major problem of noise unlike when the Bullet was first designed by Rob Woodland years ago. With the LINK Aluminum Housing this will help ensure keep the Audio signal clean from these influences.
The Silver LINK RCA Connector is not just another Silver RCA connector as we pride ourselves on the material and the design.
The major criteria to keep influences of the connector away is to get rid of the mass. Sound can be altered do to the capacitance and added resistance of having more mass than is needed. It is actually cheaper to build big and bulky connectors as machining is kept to a minimum. When you look at the Silver LINK connectors you can see that as much mass has been machined away to keep the audio signal from having to deal with the influences mentioned before. More of the Silver is machined away than what is left making the signal pins. Unlike most of the copies on the market the Silver LINK is hollow and while it is much more expensive to machine this way, the sound improvement is worth it.
The return pin is unique compared to the copies on the market as it is assembled by hand into the body. This helps to make sure that the Silver LINK can handle years of stress that is applied when connecting to equipment.
This is what separates the Silver LINK from many Silver Connectors on the market. First of all the Silver LINK is pure Silver, not plated but made from pure Silver. ETI-Research sources the pure Silver from foundry in England which custom makes the Silver rods for us to machine. While many offer what is called Silver products at a very reasonable cost, the sourcing of our Silver is important as we are proud that it is a recognized pure Silver not just silver with purity claims.
With assay report verifying that the Silver 99.99% pure ETI-Research stands by our claim of what we supply. Now to many 99.99% pure may not seem to be that pure as claims of 99.999% and 99.9999% purity products have been “offered” for years. To get this amount of purity is very very hard and very very expensive to get. Most foundries will only supply 99.99% as this is industry standard and when Silver is sold as a commodity it is 99.99%.
If you find an offer of higher purity then ask for the Assay report.
Since we supply pure Silver then the price will be indicative of the spot price on the commodity market. ETI-Research works hard at keeping the price of the Silver LINK stable and will only alter the price higher if spot price increases when we purchase. Most Silver nowadays is no more than 99.9% no matter the claims made and most likely will be even more impure if Silver prices increase in the future.
*NOTE - Comes in 4 piece pack only (2 pairs)