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Listed below is the latest incar audio / visual industry news as of Thursday 5th December, 2019. If you have anything to contribute or if you would like us to report on a particular event, product or happening, please feel free to simply shoot us through an email.
Latest Fhrx Studios Sales & Group Buys. - 05/12/19
As many of you already know Fhrx Studios operates within a lot of different forums, websites and social circles. This is conducive to a constant stream of organised group buys. Ergo if you're in the market for some high quality audio products at a drastically reduced price; either shoot us an email or head over to our Facebook page to see what's on the chopping block this week.
Fhrx Studios' Latest Photographic Frivolity. - 05/12/19
Yes ladies and gentlemen it's that time again. Time for yet another trip down visual silliness lane, fresh with the latest home grown images showcasing how we work behind the scenes. So without further ado head over to our Facebook page photo galleries to see what's been happening here recently.
ESB Products Now Available Through Fhrx Studios. - 21/11/19
If you're an Italio-dweller and're into your high end audio you'll no doubt have stumbled across highly acclaimed audio company ESB. Given its tremendous success within European competition circles hitherto it's hard not to. It's no secret that due to circumstances beyond our control the brand has taken a little time to reach our shores. However the wait is now over; for today we're excited to announce that ESB is finally with us!
ESB was founded in 1972 and has remained committed to designing and manufacturing some of the world's most innovative audio equipment. For more information including a complete history of the company and its impressive legacy visit the ESB website, else simply shoot us an email.
Zapco Section Of Our Webstore Updated. - 21/11/19
We've recently updated the Zapco section of our webstore, thus bringing it into line with company's latest product releases. Please click here to browse our current range of Zapco products. Here also can be found the latest pricing, in addition to further information including links back to the relevant section of the manufactures website. If you require further information, else if you need assistance designing your system and working out what product best suits your particular application; please shoot us an email.
For information pertaining to the history and legacy of Zapco, why you should be looking to acquire one of it's products or if you're just after the full technical specifications of its entire stable of superb products; simply visit the official website by clicking here.
Helix DSP Ultra Preorder. - 19/11/19
As many're aware; the new DSP Ultra from esteemed German designer Helix is in the process of being released. We have the opportunity to take part in the initial order and would love to reward our loyal customers by providing you one at a very nice price. If you're interested in acquiring one please email us and if you'd like further information on this new processor see the following post from the Audiotec Fischer FB page.
FAQ Page Updated. - 14/11/19
Because we get asked literally hundreds of questions here each week we generally make it a rule of thumb that if we're asked the same question more than five times on any given day, it gets inserted onto the 'Frequently Asked Questions' page located within this website.
It has been updated again today with changes made to the article named 'Why don't you recommend using shallow subwoofers?'. To view these this and many more articles, covering an wide range of subject topics; please click here.
New Helix & Match Stock Has Arrived! - 11/10/19
After a painfully long wait the next batch of Helix and Match stock has finally arrived! Blending quality components and intelligent integration with electronic acumen nothing short of incredible; these components can deliver no matter what the environment. Whether it be processors, amplifiers, speakers or subwoofers; there's sure to be a solution for your audio requirements.
For more information, links and pricing please visit our online store by clicking through to either the Helix section or Match section. Else visit the manufacturer's website directly by clicking here or alternatively feel free to email us.
Kenwood's Superb New Flagship Receivers. - 12/08/19
When talking flagship receivers one intrinsically expects a sizable amount of fanfare, especially when coupled with a boisterous marketing campaign. Kenwood however prefers to play things a little differently; it's commotion is more subdued, with the Japanese giant preferring to let its receivers do all the talking rather than a trumped up marketing campaign. See Kenwood has been developing high quality consumer products since 1946 and inherently possesses more technological acumen than most other companies will ever manage. This means that when Kenwood introduces new flagship receivers those in the know tend to sit up and take notice. Such was the case with the announcement of the stunning new DNX9190DABS navigator and DDX9019DABS receiver.
Although physically similar in frontal appearance to many within the Kenwood stable, in reality the part number is not the only thing gargantuan about these new receivers. Their ability lists are intimidating to say the least, with just the acronyms alone spanning literally pages. Metaphorically speaking the crafty designer has left no rock unturned, cramming an incredible amount of functionality and technology into the standard double DIN sized chassis. For more information visit the Kenwood website or feel free to email us.
Audison Releases New Thesis Components. - 19/07/18
Given the enormity of its stable it understandably takes master designer Audison some time to revise each range, and although we've witnessed numerous ranges evolve hitherto it's true to say that many an audiophile including us have worked themselves into somewhat of a muck lather eagerly awaiting the evolution of the award winning Thesis component speakers.
Well ladies and gentlemen good news abounds; the wait is finally over! For Audison has just released the first of the new Thesis range of component speakers! Starting out with the superb TH 1.5 II Violino 1.5" tweeter and TH 6.5 II Sax 6.5" midrange sets; we're all now praying that the Italian maestro expands the range as it did previously to include a 3" midrange and 10" subwoofer!
Representing the culmination of years of technological and materialogical advancements; the new Thesis drivers are designed to take their rightful place amongst the lead peloton of the high end speaker market for years to come, with many no doubt arguing that they indeed lead said group. If you wish to read more about the history of Audison or the Thesis concept, or if you'd like to read more technical information including a full rundown of the specifications; simply head over to the Thesis page within the Audison website. Else feel free to shoot us an email for pricing and information.
Helix Releases Its New Single Channel Amplifier! - 16/06/19
With its unveiling now months behind us the C FOUR amplifier has proved itself a consummate performer in every way. Designed as the pinnacle of the Helix amplification stable; the C FOUR has done a stellar job of powering audio components worldwide with accuracy and detail hitherto unheard of. However nice as the C FOUR is it's fair to say there's been an elephant in the room; a single channel elephant one might say.
It's with great delight then, that we announce the C FOUR now has a single channel sibling; the mighty C ONE! This behemoth has been designed to accompany its multichannel brother and bring to fruition detail and a reality your subwoofer has never before known. Initial numbers are limited, with the first units scheduled to arrive soon. If you're interested in acquiring one please email us else visit our webstore listing to place your order. For more information and full specifications head on over to the Helix website.
Helix Announces Its Latest Processor. - 27/04/19
When you're arguably the world's best processor designer and already in possession of a stable of equipment no one can touch; what do you do next? Well if you're German aficionado Helix you get stuck right back into updating your own products in order to take them even further beyond reach of the hapless competition, and not just the high end components; the middle range units also receive similar treatment.
Taking the well proven middle level DSP.2 processor; Helix has affected numerous changes and improvements in order to evolve it into the impressive new DSP.3 processor platform. Featuring a swag of new abilities and hardware improvements it's sure to have the other manufacturers growing increasingly nervous, as it pushes the bar even higher. Information will soon be on the Helix website or alternatively send us an email and we'll do our best to answer your queries. We'll also have them listed in our webstore as soon as they're available in Australia.
Scan-Speak Section Of Our Webstore Updated. - 20/03/19
We've recently updated the Scan-Speak section of our webstore, thus bringing it into line with company's newly released automotive speaker ranges. Please click here if you wish to browse the range of Scan-Speak automotive products including their associated pricing. If you require further information not found upon the website, such as assistance designing your system; please shoot us an email.
If you're new to the industry and hence not aware of the impressive legacy Scan-Speak encapsulates; this Danish speaker designer has been around for just over half a century now, and during this time has been responsible for some of the best home and automotive drivers known to man. Either directly or indirectly involved in many a design; Scan-Speak has forgotten more about quality speaker design than many companies will ever know. It's also the developmental force behind many mainstream brands' flagship offerings. For further information including the entire history of Scan-Speak plus information pertaining to its extensive home speaker ranges; pay a visit to the official website by clicking here.
The Brax DSP Makes It's Online Debut. - 16/12/18
German company Brax, well known for being one of the world's best audio engineering company's whilst at the same time possibly the world�s worst keeper of secrets; has finally officially unveiled its not so secret DSP online. Yes we�ve known about this beast for some time now, and actually have a few on order as it happens. However for reasons unbeknownst to us Brax has opted to kept the specifics fairly close to its chest hitherto; an action that's naturally been conducive to doubters, mockers and scoffers aplenty coming out of the woodwork. Well to those people, and all those audiophiles genuinely interested in such high-end audio tomfoolery; just head over to the Brax website and have an eyeball of those specifications! To those aforementioned; yes Brax will now accept your apology.
On it's website Brax goes into great detail about the processor's history, developmental path and aim. This is but a small snippet of what you'll read when you make your way over: The impossible takes a little longer from the very first idea in 2011 until the sales start at the end of 2018 the all-new BRAX DSP went through the longest and most intensive development process in the history of Audiotec Fischer. Desperately awaited from many customers all over the world we proudly present the most advanced digital signal processor which is without any doubt redefining both sound quality and functionality. It is not only the first DSP on the market which deserves to bear the famous BRAX logo but it also elevates the performance standard to an unrivalled level. Audiotec Fischer didn't spare any effort to carry every single detail of this technological masterpiece to extremes. To read the entire story of this awesome processor and to view detailed images both externally and internally either head to the Brax website or simply shoot us an email. We've also now got them listed in our webstore if you're looking to acquire a superb piece of audio history.
The Mighty Brax Matrix MX4 Gets A Sibling! - 24/11/18
Let's address the elephant standing in the room; it's not like it the existing Brax Matrix MX4 amplifier struggled in any way, shape or form. Either in power output or ancillary specifications. By all means; it was the ultimate power amplifier. Nevertheless German audio genius Brax decided it would develop an upgraded version regardless. Why? Well, if you must ask then you're lucky; it means you're not living with car audio OCD like the rest of us. Run whilst you still can! Seriously though; simply put you will not find an amplifier superior to the awesome new Matrix MX4 PRO anywhere south of five figures.
As put ever so eloquently by Brax: Is it possible to make the best car audio amplifier worldwide even better? This was really a challenge for our engineers when they started the development of the MX4 PRO. When designing a BRAX product it is essential to reconsider and optimize every single detail again and again, even if it seems to be less significant at first sight. From our understanding this is the one and only approach how to shift the limits acoustically and technically further and further. Finally we are absolutely convinced that the MX4 PRO redefines the benchmark for amplifiers once again. To read all about what makes these behemoths so good pay a visit to the Brax website or feel free to shoot us an email. Naturally we've got them listed in the webstore too.
Focal Releases New Utopia M Range! - 06/11/18
Residence upon another planet would be the sole legitimate reason for having not heard of Focal's legendary Utopia range of speakers. Cliches aside the Utopia components have amassed a staggering number of awards, accolades and followers hitherto; so much so that they've become one of the few speaker ranges that qualify for the moniker of legendary. Naturally Focal, being intrinsically Focal; has set it sights on outgunning them with something even more splendid. Allow us to introduce the new Utopia M range of components!
Featuring a stable that includes everything from separate tweeters, midranges and subwoofers through to a full component set; the new Utopia M range is designed to take the reigns as the existing Utopia components enjoy their sunset. Focal expands upon this ideology upon its website: "Focal has invested a lot in Utopia M and has excelled itself. Making the impossible possible, elevating sound excellence to a level never achieved before: this was the goal set by our engineers who developed , among other things, a brand new 'M'-profile 'W' sandwich cone." For more information on the range click here. If you require the tech sheets or any other information please email us. For overall pricing simply head over to our webstore and for an eyeball at what they look like visit the photo gallery upon our Facebook page.
CDT Section Of Our Webstore Updated. - 24/10/18
It's no secret that American audio behemoth CDT have more ranges and products than most people have had hot dinners. To that end we've just finished updating the CDT section of our webstore with the latest Chrome range of products. To browse through this astute range of audio goodness please click here. If you're not quite sure what the various part numbers denote, or indeed how they all mesh together; please shoot us an email for further information.
If you're new to world of CDT and would like some background information regarding the company; this is taken from the offical website. For years now, CDT Audio has been a unique blend of European and American design sensibilities. In fact, our corporate background is working behind the scenes as a high end OEM design and engineering firm for other speaker companies. For further information including the entire history of CDT, visit the official website by clicking here.
New Speaker Install Tutorials Added. - 17/09/18
Long term followers of ours will know about our various 'how to' tutorials, liberally dotted throughout forums all over the internet. To that end we're always adding more; the latest pertaining to the Volkswagen Golf MkVII and Toyota Hilux. To view our tutorial list simply head to the tutorials page within our website and follow the links.
JL Audio Releases New VXi Processed Amplifier Range. - 12/09/18
You may've noticed in recent years the rise of the digital sound processor; pronounced acronymically simply as DSP. Everywhere you turn these days you'll now find DSPs in abundance, energetically working away affecting aural improvements aplenty in order to overcome the numerous sonic anomalies that the car interior poses. The DSP usually resides between the source and the amplifier as a standalone unit, however a handful of companies have audaciously perfected the art of combining these two elements; with US audio behemoth JL Audio being the latest to join this esteemed cadre with the release of its impressive new VXi processed amplifier range.
Available in numerous configurations ranging from single through to eight channels of output; all VXi amplifiers feature the funkily styled TUN processing software. This advanced software package affords the tuner sophisticated control over every facet of the sound ranging from routing, mixing and level matching through to crossovers, time alignment, phasing and parametric equalisation. To read more about these stunning new units, or to take a test drive of the software; pay a visit to the JL Audio website by clicking here. Alternatively feel free to email us if you have questions pertaining to any aspect of system tuning.
Audiotec Fischer DSP PC-Tool Update. - 12/09/18
For those amongst us who enjoy tuning and tinkering a little more than we ought; the latest version of Audiotec Fischer's DSP PC-Tool is now available for download from its website. For those unaware the DSP PC-Tool is the software we use for tuning all Helix and Brax processors; not just the standalone DSP's but also all the various integrated amplifier DSP's too.
This new release is version 4.30, which features various improvements and upgrades upon previous versions. As per the professionalism of Audiotec Fischer; downloading is completely free of charge and can be sourced from the website by clicking here. Ensure you replace your current version, including uninstalling older ones. Feel free to shoot us an email for more information.
New System Kits Available. - 12/09/18
Fhrx Studios has been developing audiovisual system kits for various cars for decades now, continuously evolving these kits as superior components are developed and released. Centreing upon the fiscal points of $3000, $6000 and $10000 these kits are designed to fully integrate with your vehicles OEM equipment. They're completely reversible upon sale of the car and overall serve to offer you a far superior entertainment experience. Kits vary depending on which particular vehicle you have and include some or all of the following components:
Focal Introduces Shallow Flax Subwoofer. - 10/08/18
It's no secret that Focal has achieved quite some success with its stunning Flax range of components. Kicking the Flax range off a couple of years back with a pair of superb component sets; it wasn't long before subwoofers and coaxials were added to the stable. Now once again this French master has responded to customer feedback, adding a shallow mount driver in the form of the new Flax P25FS subwoofer.
If you're unawares as to what the Flax range typifies; the brief version taken from Focal's website is as follows: The Flax range embodies the search for high-performance audio. The Flax structure sandwiched between two sheets of glass fibres harmoniously combines rigidity, lightness and damping, providing accurate and powerful acoustics. For more information on the entire Flax stable visit the Flax section of the Focal website here, else feel free to shoot us an email for pricing and information.
The 'Not So Flash' Install Images Page Updated. - 06/08/18
Yes ladies and gentlemen; it's time for more random visual silliness, this time around showing exactly how not to do it! You know that saying "you can price match but you cannot install quality or experience match"? Well it's spot on - see cheap installs are exactly that and to that end a frightening proportion of our work here comes from fixing these types of installations. So click here to behold what you'll get for your cheap or free install.
Kicker Makes A Return To Fhrx Studios. - 05/07/18
If you're a American dweller and're into your high end audio you'll do doubt have stumbled across highly acclaimed audio company Kicker. Given its marketing campaigns coupled with its tremendous success within competition circles it's hard not to. Long term customers of ours will recall we were quite heavily involved with Kicker during the nineties, but due to some circumstances beyond our control the brand took a little hiatus. Moving along though; for today we're excited to announce that it's back with us!
Kicker was founded in 1973 and has remained committed to designing and manufacturing some of the world's most innovative audio equipment. For more information including a complete history of the company visit the Kicker website or simply shoot us an email.
Pioneer's New AVIC Receivers. - 24/06/18
When talking receivers one phenomenon you'll find occurring annually amongst the Japanese behemoths is a trend whereby one inches ahead whilst the others play catch-up. Over the years we've bore witness to more leadership switches than that of a NASCAR event, and Pioneer certainly isn't doing its chances any harm with the new AVIC-Z910DAB and its sibling AVIC-Z710DAB. Soon to hit the Australian market; these world class units feature an absolutely stunning array of features.
Put simply the AVIC's combine extensive capabilities with spectacular performance, whilst leaving all the redundant aspects you don't need behind. However rather than us rabbiting on about what they can do; why not head over to Pioneer's website for a looksee. Alternatively you can also email us for more information.
Helix Releases New M-Series Amplifier Range. - 18/06/18
With the highly successful new D-Series amplifiers going great guns German manufacturer Helix has now turned its attention to producing a range with a slightly smaller footprint. Called the M-Series; these new amplifiers share a similar position to aforementioned D-Series but are smaller. That said they're still most impressive little powerhouses, happily providing power aplenty in conjunction with a modest price tag.
Borrow numerous technologies and ideologies from ranges above; the new units are available in either a single or four channel configuration and word is there're more models on the horizon. For more information on the M-Four click here and for information regarding the M-One click here. Alternatively feel free to email us or visit the Helix website directly by clicking here.
Titanic Focal BAM XXXL Sound Deadening Group Buy - Don't Miss This One! - 13/06/18
We'll admit this one was completely unplanned. Basically someone just ordered a swag boxes therefore we thought we'd put the feelers out to see if anyone wanted to join in on the order? If you'd like to take part just head to our website here and put in the code BAMFB at the check out to receive the group buy discount.
Please note; the code will only remain valid for a limited time. We're aiming for over one hundred units this time around, meaning the one off price for each will be absolutely sensational!
Fhrx Studios' Online Store Updated With Specials Aplenty. - 10/06/18
Like clockwork we continuously endeavor to offer our customers the biggest range of genuine high quality products, not to mention throwing in savings aplenty. This not only pertains to brand new products but also various second hand, ex-demo and damaged but salvageable equipment - all with full new warranty.
You can reach our online store via a plethora of methods. Either click the menu button to the left or spot ad to the right, or else simply click here to head there directly.
Helix Releases New D-Series Amplifier Range. - 06/06/18
Hot on the heels of the highly successful G-Series range of amplifiers German manufacturer Helix has now released a new entry level range, named D-series. Designed to dovetail just beneath the G-Series range these impressive new units provide award winning performance, power aplenty and a modest price tag, meaning anyone can now enjoy the world renown Helix sound.
Borrow numerous technologies and ideologies from ranges above; the new units are available in either a single or four channel configuration and word is there're more models on the horizon. For more information on the D-Four click here and for information regarding the D-One click here. Alternatively feel free to email us or visit the Helix website directly by clicking here.
Morel Releases New Components. - 01/06/18
Aside from performing the mandatory annual tidy up of its existing equipment stable, Israeli speaker genius Morel has also expanded various ranges; adding new components fresh for 2018. The two more significant components to keep an eye out for will be the three way Maximo Ultra 603 and the Virtus Nano Integra 602 coaxial variant.
If you're all but unawares as to who or what Morel is; the short version is that Meir Mordechai founded Morel in 1975, inspired by his love of music and motivated by a dream to create the perfect loudspeaker. His life-long quest has resulted in successive generations of speakers and audio drivers that consistently set new standards for superb sound quality. Read more about both the company itself and its extensive stable of components by visiting the Morel website here. Else feel free to shoot us an email for pricing and information.
Brax / Helix / Match Rejuvenates Website. - 30/05/18
German behemoth Audiotec-Fischer, proud parent of Brax, Helix and Match components; uploaded its brand new website overnight. Newly refreshed; this stunning new online presentation looks exceptional, feels warm and fluffy and tastes terrific too! Featuring the entire stables of Brax, Helix and Match components; the new Audiotec-Fischer website is plentiful in the extreme, and chock full of information and product rundowns.
So if you're looking to become one of the literally millions of content customers of these incredible products why not head over to the new Audiotec-Fischer website for an eyeball? Alternatively feel free to email us for further information.
Tru-Technology Updates It Stable. - 25/05/18
When talking high end brands that've taken somewhat of a hiatus recently, one that cannot remain unmentioned is American powerhouse Tru-Technology. Thankfully the powers that be have seen sense, and this superb brand is now back in Australian complete with the latest Tungsten range.
If a similar vintage to us then you'll remember the Tru-Technology glory days, when the mighty Billet and Hammer components dominated the competitions the country over. Well the brand has only matured with age, and to be blunt Tru-Technology is proud to celebrate over two decades of designing and engineering some of the best sounding mobile audio products in the world. For more information either visit the Tru-Technology website or simply email us direct.
German Maestro Release Mercedes Specific Speakers. - 21/05/18
Aptly named German Maestro has recently released a range of speakers specifically engineered to fit into various Mercedes-Benz models. These provide far superior sound whilst being an absolute breeze to install, and as per the norm they�re manufactured within the GM factory utilising many build parts sourced from German vendors; thus conducive to a far superior build quality.
For more information including details pertaining to their construction, what particular Mercedes Benz models they're compatible with, plus all the orthodox technical information; click here. Alternatively feel free to shoot us an email for more information.
What guarantee do I have? Why come to Fhrx Studio's? - 16/05/18
Here at Fhrx Studio's we believe in two principles above all others - quality of workmanship and customer care. We take the nessessary time to complete installs neatly, safely and correctly. We're not a cheap company and will never been known as one. We utilise numerous proven methods in ensuring the customer gets exactly what they desire with no damage to their vehicle. For more information regarding this, click here.
New JL Audio Ford Mustang Stealthbox. - 06/05/18
American behemoth JL Audio has been producing its famous Stealthbox designs for years hitherto, with the stable growing to encompass an astounding number of vehicles ranging from sports cars right through to family vans. Not surprisingly it's recently developed a Stealthbox for the ever popular Ford Mustang.
For pricing and availability information please shoot us an email. For a full run down of technical specifications, including information pertaining to JL Audio's other Stealthbox designs; pay a visit to the JL Audio website.
Fhrx Studios Commentary On Sydney SQ Society FaceBook Page. - 25/04/18
Confirming what's been long suspected; here's proof positive that the hearing abilities of the Fhrx Studios team are from another planet. To read the full commentary on the Sydney SQ Society FaceBook page see the first few links within our testimonies section.
Brax Matrix Components Back In Stock. - 12/04/18
Just arrived here are Brax' latest masterpiece; the epic new Matrix series components. Featuring the ML1 tweeter, ML6P midrange and ML10 subwoofer; these components represent the absolute pinnacle of engineering excellence from this astute German manufacturer. Put succinctly the Matrix components are quite simply astounding in every day.
The offspring of one Audiotech Fischer; Brax represents the epitome of high end speaker and subwoofer design and manufacture. Or as the company so eloquently puts it: "Music is emotion. It is full of power and rhythm, purity and energy, tones and vibrations, joy and vitality. We make amplifiers and loudspeakers that truly express the magic and fascination of music - with love and passion, with precision and knowledge and the absolute ambition to create outstanding products for the pleasure of pure sound." For more information please click through the various links found here or simply shoot us an email.
Many Full Retail Pricelists Updated. - 03/04/18
A plethora of latest full retail pricelists have now been uploaded to the products page, the one of most interest is likely to be Focal but there're others too. Changes to the lists include the removal of some items, the addition of others and price revisions all round. For these and various other pricelists, click here. Or feel free to email us.
Personalising Your Install. - 03/02/18
So you've just installed all your new audio gear only to discover that whilst your system sounds wonderful, you cannot help but notice it looks just like everyone else's. Now you're faced with an interesting choice; you could spend another five thousand odd dollars glassing, painting and chrome plating everything in sight. However one of the more professional and effective finishing methods is via the employment of our CNC mill to engrave or cut out various shapes, logos, trim panels and other decorative pieces.
These simple and unique touches individualise your installation, highlight various elements and are a far cheaper alternative to the aforementioned financial black holes. The most common items we're asked to manufacture are metallic battery clamps and text plates however the reality is that if you can draw it, we can machine it. For more information and a bucket load of exmaple images, click here