C165 | In-Ceiling Speakers | Monitor Audio


The C165 incorporates a 6 1/2 inch MMP II bass driver with Monitor Audio’s signature C-CAM Gold Dome tweeter to provide high performance sound, ease-of-drive, and wide frequency response and dispersion. Optimum imaging and set-up are established via a pivoting tweeter and high-frequency (+3 dB / 0 dB /-3 dB) level adjustment.

The acoustic systems of Monitor Audio's trademark bass drivers and pivoting C-CAM gold dome tweeters have been optimised by FEA analysis to deliver high efficiency combined with a broad frequency range of demanding residential and commercial installations.

Wherever Monitor Audio's speakers are installed, their innate versatility, 'stealthy' appearance and high performance will deliver great sound and easy, discreet, décor-friendly installation.

Product Highlights:
  • ideal for an in-ceiling music system or overhead effects channel in a home theater system
  • pivoting 1" gold dome C-CAM® (Ceramic-Coated Aluminum/Magnesium) tweeter for detailed sound
  • three-position tweeter level control cuts or boosts high-frequency output to ideally suit your room's acoustics
  • 6-1/2" MMP® II (Metal Matrix Polymer) woofer
  • unobtrusive frame and low-profile grille for discreet installation
  • recommended amplifier power: 20-65 watts
  • frequency response: 60-25,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 88.5 dB
  • impedance: 6 ohms
  • patented Tri-Grip® mounting system ensures maximum surface seal for better bass and midrange clarity
  • paintable removable magnetic steel grille
  • Overall Diameter: (inc grille): 250 mm
  • Cut Out Diameter: 211 mm
  • Mounting Depth: 114 mm
  • Weight : 1.92kg

If you’re looking for a ceiling speaker that is not only powerful in performance but simple in design and as easy as possible to install, then give the Monitor Audio C165 a go. Available from S&I. 

Bowers & Wilkins 707 S2 Bookshelf Speakers


The 707 S2 is a pair of compact bookshelf speakers from Bowers & Wilkins' new 700 series which replaces the popular CM range. B&W says the 700series is 'inspired by recording studios and made for living rooms".

The 700 series all use technology trickled down from B&W’s high-end 800 Diamond series, delivering it inside more affordable, living-room-friendly boxes. The 707 S2 is the smallest of three bookshelf speakers in the range, designed for use in smaller rooms.

The 707 S2’s two-way design makes for a sound that feels remarkably cohesive. That’s down to the purity of its components, including a Continuum™ cone bass/midrange driver and a Carbon Dome™ tweeter.

Carbon Dome™ tweeter
Carbon Dome™ tweeters are a brand new technology purpose-built for the 700 Series. Delivering a dramatic improvement on the aluminium double-dome tweeter, they raise the breakup threshold to 47kHz, for pinpoint imaging accuracy and detail.

Continuum™ Cone
First introduced with the 800 Series Diamond, the Continuum™ cone represents the biggest step-change in midrange performance since Kevlar®. Its woven, coated material provides highly controlled break-up, resulting in a more open, neutral midrange.

Key Features
  • Price- R19 990
  • 5-inch Continuum cone mid-range driver
  • 1-inch Carbon Dome tweeter
  • FlowPort technology
  • Bi-wirable binding posts
  • Satin White, Gloss Black and Rosenut finished

What HiFi says - They sound astonishingly authoritative, with a solid, composed presentation that renders bass with plenty of punch and power.

Weybridge Audio says - The Bowers & Wilkins 707 S2 bookshelf speakers offer outstanding sound quality and are beautifully built.

Trusted Reviews says - B&W’s bookshelf beauties are a mesmerising listen, offering an intimate, detailed presentation and terrific authority for compact speakers.

S&I Verdict - The B&W 707 S2s are remarkable bookshelf speakers that more than live up to B&W’s esteemed hi-fi heritage. The 707 S2 speakers are eye-catching are guaranteed to look great in any living room. Available from S&I.

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Marantz SR8012 11.2-Channel AV Receiver



Experience the peak of Marantz AV expertise in the new flagship SR8012 – the first-ever 11.2-channel Marantz receiver that is about to set new standards.

With unparalleled Marantz performance, the new top-of-the-line SR8012 AV receiver is made for those wanting the ultimate audio and video experience. Fully symmetrical built, the amplifier features a single board design for its 11 identical amplifier channels, each delivering 205W per channel, for seamless surround sound integration.

With built-in HEOS technology, the SR8012 becomes a part of a HEOS wireless multi-room music network, enabling you to enjoy your favourite music anywhere around your home: explore, browse, and play music from your music library, online streaming music services, or thousands of internet radio stations, using the free HEOS app.

Key Features

  • 11.2 channel AV Receiver with 205W per channel
  • 4K/60 Hz full-rate pass-through, 4:4:4 color resolution, HDR, BT.2020 , Dolby Vision and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) pass-through
  • Single board per channel power amplifier design; centrally mounted, oversized toroidal transformer; copper-plated chassis
  • 8 HDMI inputs (incl. 1 front) with full HDCP 2.2 support; 3 HDMI outputs (incl. Zone 2)
  • eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) support via firmware update
  • Analogue to HDMI conversion and SD to HD/4K Upscaling
  • Dolby Atmos (up to 7.1.4 or 9.1.2), DTS:X™, and Auro-3D built-in
  • DTS Virtual:X™ (via free-of-charge firmware update in 2018) > Enjoy the complete immersive experience regardless the number of speakers installed
  • Built-in Wi-Fi with 2.4GHz/5GHz dual band support
  • Built-in HEOS Wireless Multi-Room Audio Technology
  • AirPlay, Bluetooth, Internet Radio, Spotify Connect, TIDAL, Deezer and more
  • DSD (2.8/5.6MHz), FLAC, ALAC and WAV support
  • Audyssey MultEQ XT32, LFC, Sub EQ HT, Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ
  • Colour-coded speaker terminals, Setup Assistant, Marantz 2016 AVR Remote App
  • Intelligent ECO mode with off/on/auto setting
  • Advanced multiroom options; 11.2-channel processing with pre-outs for all channels; RS232 Control; Crestron Connected

AVForums said -
“It's business as usual in terms of the design but the build quality is better than previous models”
“The SR8012 is incredibly easy to set up but is also very flexible, making it a great single box solution”
“This is one classy amplifier with an excellent level of sound quality and an impressive overall performance”

At S&I we believe that the SR8012 is the most feature-packed AVR that Marantz have ever released, the SR8012 delivers the kind of classy performance we expect from Marantz. Available from an S&I near you.

Marantz TT-15S Turntable


Analog recording is still very alive. Quality turntables are still in demand. Digital discs simply set new performance standards that turntables must meet. Many cherished records may never be issued on digital formats. Good turntables are now more important than ever. Marantz embraces an audiophile quality turntable with AC servo belt-drive and low-coloration tone arm to answer the need for a high performance source component for the analog record.

The TT-15S1 Premium Range turntable has a solid acrylic resin chassis in design style of the Premium Range, a 3 cm-thick heavy acrylic platter with a black felt cover, solid aluminium feet, and stateof- the-art ceramic bearings, so it almost eliminates chassis resonance. The Marantz exclusive MM-system in a stylish ebony body is directly fixed to the high-grade audio interconnector reducing signal resistance to a minimum. Its anodised arm has been optimised to partner the unit perfectly. The motor is dampened and isolated from the chassis to prevent vibration influence. And a ‘clever clamp’ system ensures excellent disc contact with platter. The magnetic anti-skating system is contact-free to eliminate unwanted stylus stresses, and the continuous silicon belt guarantees rotational accuracy. The TT-15S1 represents the ultimate addition to any audiophile’s home audio system.

Features -
  • Low-Resonance High-Density Acrylic Chassis and Platter
  • Floating Motor Mount Construction
  • Asynchronous AC Motor
  • Belt Drive System with Endless Silicon Belt
  • Anodized Aluminum Straight Type Tone Arm
  • Magnetic Type Anti-Skating Mechanism
  • Fine Adjustable Counter Weight
  • Solid Aluminum 3 points Support Feet
  • Wood Base, High Quality MM Cartridge
  • "Clever Clamp" by Souther Engineering

A winner of an Editors' Choice Award from The Absolute Sound and a Stereophile Recommended Product, Marantz slays the competition with the TT-15S1 acrylic turntable. If you’re becoming a serious vinyl collector, the TT-15S1 deserves an audition. Available in silver from S&I.

“The TT-15S1 has an attractive, jewel-like appearance that’s pleasing to the touch. It also proved to be a more than competent performer, quiet and surprisingly well damped. The real star of the show is the supplied Clearaudio Virtuoso Wood Ebony cartridge (output 3.3mV), which gives the TT-15 a startlingly full, coherent, dynamic sound. The cartridges overall tonal picture was remarkably coherent from top to bottom.”
– Michael Fremer, Stereophile, Recommended Product

“The Marantz combo is a lot closer to more expensive ensembles than one might expect – everything is well executed and remarkably so at the price. The [TT-15] is outstanding, nearly unique even, in its ease and accuracy of setup. This system is clean-tracking, low in distortion, detailed, low in noise and high in resolution, pitch stable, and musically agreeable. I do not see how one could ask for a lot more at this price!

– Robert E. Greene, The Absolute Sound, Editors' Choice Award Winner

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Denon Globe Cruiser AH-GC20 Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones


The AH-GC20 Globe Cruiser headphones has been described as "the perfect travel companion, letting you enjoy your favourite music free from the distraction of unwanted ambient noise and all without the hassle of tangled wires"

Enjoy beautiful music in blissful silence without the hassle of tangled cords with Denon's Globe Cruiser™ AH-GC20 wireless headphones with active noise cancellation. Featuring the latest Bluetooth 4.0 Dual Mode wireless technologies including Advanced Audio Coding (AAC), the AH-GC20 over-ear headphones eliminate the need for a cable, communicating wirelessly with your smartphone, tablet and portable music player.

The active noise-canceling system can reduce or eliminate ambient noise, and can be used when playing music, making phone calls, or by itself, to give you peace and quiet in a noisy environment. Dual microphones on each earcup (one inside and one outside) help deliver voice clarity when making and receiving phone calls, and contribute to the noise-canceling performance of the headphones. 

Along with soft memory foam earpads that provide a comfortable over-ear fit for fatigue-free listening, the headphones include a cable for when wireless usage is not permitted, a 1/4" headphone plug adapter, an airplane adapter plug, a micro-USB charging cable, and a carry case.

Features -
  • Wireless, Noise Cancelling, Over-Ear Headphone that offer the latest Bluetooth, Advanced Audio Coding (AAC)
  • Features Denon's proprietary active noise cancelling system that can reduce or eliminate ambient noise
  • Dual microphones on each ear cup help deliver remarkable voice clarity when making and receiving phone calls
  • Includes a 3.5mm-¼" standard headphone plug adaptor for connection to home and studio audio gear, as well as an airplane adapter plug
  • Enjoy up to a full 20 hours of wireless listening and recharges in only 3 hours
  • Lightweight for fatigue-free listening
  • Clear Voice Capture noise-reduction system and aptX Low-Latency wireless audio codec
  • Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 dual mode connectivity
  • Apple's Siri voice command system compatibility, including voice prompts to advise operating status and battery life, with your choice of 7 different languages
  • Denon Travel smartphone app complements the AH-GC20, giving you fingertip control with a range of functions, available in iOS and Android versions

The Denon AH-GC20 Globe Cruiser headphones will cost R4950 and they come with a protective carry case that stores them along with all their accessories.