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Welcome to the official website for AudioBuy reviews, feedback , customer support and complaint investigations for all websites operating under the AudioBuy LLC umbrella. AudioBuy™ LLC manage operations of online musical instrument retail and distribution stores in Australia , South Africa , Canada , Singapore , India , Hong Kong , Europe and the United Arab Emirates. All products are covered under consumer laws relating to the country of purchase and can be returned or replaced if they arrive damaged or experience malfunction during our 1 year warranty period.


Monday, 11 July 2016
AudioBuy Australia Reviews
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AudioBuy LLC | Musical Instruments Retail & Distribution
AudioBuy.com.au Australia stock a wide range of guitars, including classical, acoustic steel string, acoustic-electric, semi-acoustic and electric guitars. Our brands include such greats as Paul Reed Smith, Yamaha, Fender, Gibson, Martin, Epiphone, Ibanez, ESP, Maton, Songline, Classmate, Cole Clark, Rodriguez, Music Man, Jackson (Including Custom Shop USA) Gretsch, Guild, Washburn and more.
AudioBuy Australia is a division of AudioBuy LLC - we ship all products direct from the USA (Wilmington , Delaware) and offer guaranteed landed costs for all musical equipment and accessories purchased and shipped from the AudioBuy.com.au website. Our Australian office located at 802 Pacific Hwy , Suite 1A Level 2 , Gordon 2072 , New South Wales , Australia is intended for administration purposes only and does not hold stock or employ staff for customer support queries related to online sales. For customer support please contact us by phone (+61 2 8607 8304) or send us an email (sales@audiobuy.com.au). All items sold on the AudioBuy Australia website are covered under Australian consumer law and Paypal Buyer Protection. All items sold are returned or replaced if they arrive damaged or experience manufacturer defects during our 1 year warranty period.

AudioBuy | Australian Office


Sunday, 10 July 2016
Behringer XR18 | AudioBuy Review
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Behringer describe their XR18 as an “18-channel, 12-bus digital mixer for iPad/Android tablets, with 16 programmable Midas preamps, integrated Wi-Fi module and multi-channel USB audio interface”. When I read this, it made the XR18 sound like something I’d be interested in any day of the week, and around the same time, a live job came up for which I needed a very compact, low-profile system. When I looked at the physical size of the unit and the overall cost of purchasing one, out came the credit card, and a couple of days later I owned one. Here, I’ll be giving you a description of the XR18’s main capabilities, and my impressions of owning and using it as a live-sound mixer.

One of the things which often confuses those new to digital consoles is the setting up of auxiliary sends — especially for anyone not used to the ‘sends on faders’ approach. I’ve witnessed more than a few near-panic situations where someone on stage is (politely, of course) requesting more of this, less of that, some reverb over here and none over there, I hate my guitar and so on... and the poor guy on the desk is frantically trying to work out why the main mix is sounding all wrong and then alas, too late, noticing the ‘sends on faders’ button flashing happily. The XR18 control app allows aux sends to be controlled by ‘sends on faders’ or by direct per-channel adjustment using the ‘sends’ tab, so whichever method you’re used to, it’s all here ready to be used without fear or panic. That’s another vote for the lack of a physical control surface, in my book: for some reason I’m much more inclined to turn the wrong knob or push the wrong button than to click or drag the wrong element on a computer screen, so perhaps it’s just a deep-rooted attraction to twiddling and an aversion to clicking. I don’t know, but it seems to work.

Behringer XR18 Review Conclusion

As I said at the beginning, this is only a fairly superficial look at the XR18, and if this sounds like your kind of product, then download the X-Air app from the website and have a good play — there is a lot of additional information on there, and you can look at the full user manual via Behringer’s ‘Wiki manual’ page (at first it seems as if you are looking at the X32 manual, but scroll down and you’ll find the XR18).
My experience of the XR18 has so far been very positive. It’s a great little product which does everything you’d expect from something this compact and at this price, and it does it very well indeed. I’m particularly impressed by the control app design: I can’t think of anything about it I’d change (not this early on in our relationship, anyway), and every time I use it I keep thinking ‘that’s neat’ or ‘that’s exactly how I’d have designed it’. The XR18 has proved to be one of the best things I’ve bought in a long time and I think it’s going to be a very useful and much-used piece of kit in my inventory for the forseeable future.
Saturday, 9 July 2016
Neumann KM 184 Pair Microphones | AudioBuy Review
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At AudioBuy.com.au Australia, we have microphones to handle even the most specialized applications. The Neumann KM 184 Stereo Pair is the perfect example. Need a microphone to record percussion, cymbals or brass instruments? Neumann's KM 184 Stereo Pair is capable of handling high sound pressure levels with ease - as high as 138dB before overloading. But it's also extremely quiet, making it an excellent choice for capturing the subtle nuances of acoustic guitars and orchestral instruments. And you get that classic Neumann sound!

Neumann KM184 Pair features
  • Neumann KM 184 (Stereo Pair) Condenser mic
  • Of the "fet100" series with a transformerless microphone circuit
  • Capsule with cardiod pick-up pattern
  • Exceptionally low inherent self-noise (16dB A-weighted)
  • Exceptionally high overload capacity (up to 138dB SPL before overload)
  • Exceptionally clear sound reproduction free of coloration
  • Very smooth frequency curves parallel to 0 degrees sound incidence
*** TRUNCATE UNTIL 1500 CHARACTERS...
Sunday, 26 June 2016
AudioBuy India customers experiencing customs clearance issues
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Recently we have seen an increase in the number of delays reported in the processing and clearance of goods through Indian customs (excise). Typically the carriers we use (USPS,DHL and FEDEX) have goods cleared through Indian customs to final delivery. If your package is being held by Indian customs we want to know about it and more importantly , we are in contact with Indian customs officials to understand why they are delaying our orders from final delivery. Please add your comments below and we will update this case when a solution has been found.


AUDIOBUY.HK HONG KONG REVIEWS
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AudioBuy Hong Kong
AudioBuy is a leading musical instrument dealer shipping internationally to most countries including Hong Kong. Representing over 250 of the most well known and respected brands in the musical instrument and pro audio industry. We proudly offer the best customer experience possible at the best prices and are committed to always shipping on time to our customers in Hong Kong and worldwide. We listen to our customers’ needs, and deliver the best solution and fit. We believe that the products we carry are more than just specs and numbers. At AudioBuy we want to provide as much information available to minimize the questions you have. We provide supporting information through our website so you can have that "in-store shopping experience" without leaving your home. We pride ourselves on having the best prices in Hong Kong with free shipping on ALL ORDERS. Since we are strictly limited to online sales, we are able to keep prices rock bottom so there is no reason to shop around. If we are off the mark, we offer price matching to guarantee you can purchase your product at the lowest price online.
Tuesday, 29 December 2015
Anyone used Audiobuy? Reviews...
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AudioBuy LLC | Musical Instruments Retail & Distribution
AudioBuy.com.au Australia stock a wide range of guitars, including classical, acoustic steel string, acoustic-electric, semi-acoustic and electric guitars. Our brands include such greats as Paul Reed Smith, Yamaha, Fender, Gibson, Martin, Epiphone, Ibanez, ESP, Maton, Songline, Classmate, Cole Clark, Rodriguez, Music Man, Jackson (Including Custom Shop USA) Gretsch, Guild, Washburn and more.
AudioBuy Australia is a division of AudioBuy LLC - we ship all products direct from the USA (Wilmington , Delaware) and offer guaranteed landed costs for all musical equipment and accessories purchased and shipped from the AudioBuy.com.au website. Our Australian office located at 802 Pacific Hwy , Suite 1A Level 2 , Gordon 2072 , New South Wales , Australia is intended for administration purposes only and does not hold stock or employ staff for customer support queries related to online sales. For customer support please contact us by phone (+61 2 8607 8304) or send us an email (sales@audiobuy.com.au). All items sold on the AudioBuy Australia website are covered under Australian consumer law and Paypal Buyer Protection. All items sold are returned or replaced if they arrive damaged or experience manufacturer defects during our 1 year warranty period.

AudioBuy | Australian Office


AUDIOBUY.COM.SG SINGAPORE REVIEWS
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AudioBuy Singapore Reviews
AudioBuy Singapore

"Ordered a Behringer SD8 Stage Box through these guys. Received today all good.Took about 2 weeks from US to OZ Any questions I had on my item were answered promptly . I buy a heap of gear from the US and this is one of my better experiences . Would buy from them again.."

"You want to make a man happy, bring him to AudioBuy.com.au and let him blast away. My dad has brought numerous guitars, amps, professional audio and accessories from AudioBuy.com.au and they always are of the highest quality. The best thing about ABM is that they only sell the best products, sure they may initially be pricey but it goes to show your not buying anything crappy. When it comes to resale, you often get a decent chunk of your money back because of the durability of the products that AudioBuy.com.au sells - I speak from experience after my dad has resold numerous guitars and I have sold my keyboard after playing for only a few years."

"There is a very good range of equipment , although it veers towards the vanilla. For guitars, Gibson and Fender are well-represented, so if your interest is towards those [admittedly iconic] brands, then you will find yourself satisfied. For those who are looking for alternative brands, however, you may be disappointed."

"The blandness of equipment extends to guitar pedals, with the range mostly dominated by brands such as Boss and Digitech. While there is nothing wrong with those brands, those who are looking for more variety for their pedal collection should probably go elsewhere."
Thursday, 16 July 2015
JHS Unicorn Analog Uni-Vibe Pedal
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Vintage Uni-vibe Tone with Modern Tempo Control

Get vintage tones and modern functionality with the JHS Unicorn Analog Uni-vibe pedal. The Unicorn breaks new ground by marrying a vintage photocell modulator with a modern tap tempo function. No more dialing in close enough speeds - now you can get the perfect tempo every time. The thick, swirling tones of the JHS Unicorn deliver the unmistakable sound of a classic Uni-vibe. The Speed knob lets you dial in precise 1/4 note, 1/8 note, dotted 1/8 note, and triplet rhythms. Add the classic Uni-vibe sound to your rig with JHS's Unicorn.
JHS Unicorn Uni-vibe Chorus/Vibrato Pedal at a Glance:

    Vintage tone and modern tempo control
    JHS pedals are handcrafted tone machines

Vintage tone and modern tempo control

The JHS Unicorn's all-analog circuitry and photocell modulator deliver glorious vintage-vibed tones that digital just can't conjure. A detented Speed knob lets you dial in precise 1/4 note, 1/8 note, dotted 1/8 note, and triplet rhythms unavailable in most vibrato/chorus pedals. Use the Unicorn's expression/tap tempo jack to control the speed remotely and precisely. You can even control the tempo via other pedals like the Panther Cub Delay, or take control of other pedal's tempo setting with the Unicorn.
JHS pedals are handcrafted tone machines

When you plug your guitar into a JHS pedal like the Unicorn, you're tapping into care and passion that few manufacturers put into their products. Each JHS pedal is hand built and tested by the JHS team in Kansas City, Missouri. Because they design their pedals for specific musical purposes, we're sure there's a JHS pedal that's perfect for any player's rig.
JHS Unicorn Uni-vibe Chorus/Vibrato Pedal Features:

    Vintage-style photocell, all-analog vibrato/chorus unit
    Tap tempo control and 4 speed ratios let you dial in your perfect sound
    4-position speed control includes 1/4 note, 1/8 note, dotted 1/8 note, and triplet settings
    Volume control lets you add up to 9dB of boost
    Mini toggle switches between wet/dry mixes
    Tap/exp input lets you hook up an expression pedal or footswitch for tap tempo control
    Tap input/output allows external tap controller or tap slaving
    True bypass switching preserves your tone when the effect is disabled
    Ruggedly built and handwired pedal

Get classic, all-analog vibrato/chorus tones with the JHS Unicorn!
Tech Specs
Pedal Type     Chorus, Vibrato
Inputs     1 x 1/4", 1 x 1/4" (Expression)
Outputs     1 x 1/4"
JHS Twin Twelve Overdrive Pedal
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JHS Pedals | AudioBuy Reviews
PROS The TT works on multiple levels, as a pre-amp, eq/boost, overdrive and “cranked amp” distortion, and does a great job on all those levels. It’s a pedal that will work well in just about any church setting.

The TT played well with all the other pedals I paired it with including a TC Hall of Fame reverb, a Kilobyte delay, and a Warped Vinyl Chorus. I ran a compressor pedal in the front of the chain but turned it off with each pairing to see what it was like with and without compression. Lastly I A/B’d it against other gain pedals and then stacked them together to see the result. I enjoyed the way the TT played with all these pedals at all levels from it’s pre-amp settings to it’s cranked speaker tones. My favorite setting was stacking it with my Colour Box  (both at low gain) and adding the Kilobyte delay with a little bit of spring reverb from my amp. But this pedal doesn’t need other stomp boxes to make it sound good, on it’s own it could easily be the only pedal you’d need.

CONS... The only real con to this pedal is the price point. While not overpriced, JHS (like Wampler, Keeley, and Bearfoot) tend to run on the high side of the price point in their “quality range” but not over it.

Some people just won’t want to spend $200 on an overdrive when they’re just fine with their $60 tube screamer. I get that. But other than price, I found nothing to complain about with the Twin Twelve. Although I would have liked to see what a low/high gain toggle switch would sound like (ala the Superbolt and Moonshine). But you can’t have everything.

BUY IT ... If you’re looking for a great overdrive to give you something just a little different and that works well in all settings.

PASS IF ...You can’t see the value in spending that much money on a pedal.

Classic Tone with Modern Playability



The JHS Twin Twelve Channel Drive is the guitar effects pedal you need to get those classic tones of the past. The Twin Twelve has been hand tuned to give you the tube tone of the classic 1963 Silvertone 1484 guitar amp. But JHS made the right tweaks to pull all of that great tube-saturated sound out of this pedal. Guitar players here at AudioBuy Reviews love when a piece of gear not only sounds great, but is as versatile as the JHS Twin Twelve - you can use this pedal to get great overdriven amp tones, as a solo boost, or even as your "before-anything-else" toneful guitar preamp.

To give the Twin Twelve its amp-like playability but keep it pedalboard-friendly, JHS employs discrete transistor stages that give you the tube tone and responsiveness you'd experience from the old 1484 amps. But JHS didn't stop at perfectly emulating that Silvertone voice. They give you the EQ and volume controls of the old amp and added drive control. There was no drive control on the original amp design, making it impossible to really pull the tone from the tubes at lower volumes. The Twin Twelve takes care of that, letting you overdrive with the drive control and using your volume to control levels - it's that easy to get that great classic tone the big-name players are all after these days. The bass and treble EQ controls use a replica of the 1484's Baxandall tone circuit with slight improvements that are move effective and give you even more tone-shaping control. The Twin Twelve's internal charge pump boosts the 9-volts power supply up to a beefy 18-volts to give you playability and tone so superb you'll swear it was the real thing!

JHS Twin Twelve Channel Drive Guitar Effects Pedal Features
  •     Hand tuned to emulate the classic 1963 Silvertone 1484 guitar amp
  •     Added drive control lets you get the tube tone you want, at lower volumes
  •     9- to 18-volt internal power conversion for amp-like feel and expanded response
  •     Bass and treble controls have same sound but changes are more audible than original amp
Modern responsiveness from the tone of the past with the JHS Twin Twelve!

Tech Specs
  • Pedal Type     Overdrive
  • Inputs     1 x 1/4"
  • Outputs     1 x 1/4"
  • Height     1.5"
  • Width     2.2"
  • Depth     4.3"
JHS Sweet Tea 2-in-1 Dual Overdrive Pedal
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Two classics in one pedal!

Merging the JHS-808 and Angry Charlie into one pedal, the JHS Sweet Tea gives you two distinctively different flavors in one pedal. The right side is where the 808 circuit lives, giving you the classic overdrive sound with a smoother interpretation of the tone control to make it more user-friendly than the original along with a 3-way gain switch to shape the saturation. On the left side resides the Angry Charlie, which conjures the famous "Brown Sound" of a British head pushed in just the right way. Having two pedals in one is awesome, but JHS didn't stop there. The "order toggle" lets you pick the order of the Sweet Tea's signal path, making an already flexible pedal even more of a tonal Swiss army knife.
JHS Sweet Tea Overdrive Pedal at a Glance:

    Two classics brought together in a single pedal
    JHS pedals are handcrafted tone machines

Two classics brought together in a single pedal

Why settle for one awesome tone when you can have two? And then what if you could stack these two tones in different orders for even more flexibility? That's exactly what you get with the JHS Sweet Tea. In fact, it's its multi-faceted capabilities that makes it so popular at AudioBuy Reviews. JHS started the Sweet Tea with a legendary OD pedal design, and tweaked it to create a versatile stompbox that will do your right no matter what your musical persuasion. Then they added the classic sound of an overdriven British amp. Together you get a huge amount of tone-shaping power that will push an amp in any way you desire.
JHS pedals are handcrafted tone machines

When you plug your guitar into a JHS pedal like the Sweet Tea, you're tapping into care and passion that few manufacturers put into their products. Each JHS pedal is hand built and tested by the JHS team in Kansas City, Missouri. Because they design their pedals for specific musical purposes, we're sure there's a JHS pedal that's perfect for any player's rig.
JHS Sweet Tea Overdrive Pedal Features:

    Cascade-able overdrives for sonic options
    A pair of classic tones in a single pedal
    Hand-crafted for exceptional tone and durability

Classic amp and overdrive tones made easy with the JHS Sweet Tea!
Tech Specs
Pedal Type     Overdrive
Inputs     1 x 1/4"
Outputs     1 x 1/4"
Height     1.2"
Width     4.7"
Depth     3.7"