News, Awards & Industry reviews

For more than 30 years our Australian designed and engineered audio products are one of the most awarded and commended in Australia.  We are proud of our Acheivements to date and aim to keep out-performing our peers in the future.

Timeline

2019
November 21

MERLIN S6 AWARDED LOUDSPEAKER OF THE YEAR 2020 $500-$1000

RICHTER MERLIN S6 are making their mark taking out 2020 Loudspeaker of the year $500 – $1000. Being an Australian Brand taking out this gong with an Australian designed and engineered Loudspeaker against an International field is a very exciting thing, just like listening to a pair of MERLIN S6. There’s no better reason to own the best $1000 speaker in Australia.

October 7

SERIES 6 READY TO EXCITE @ MELBOURNE HiFi SHOW

Richter will have the latest additions to the Series 6 range on demonstration at the StereoNet Melbourne HiFi Show from 18th-20th October. The newest models to join the range are the WIZARD S6 & MERLIN S6 which will be on demo with the Award-Winning THOR 10.6 Subwoofer. These new models have been Re-imagined and Re-engineered to deliver an Exciting Entertainment Experience so come along and experience them for yourself.

July 1

MORE SERIES 6 EXCITEMENT coming soon

The next models in the Series 6 range, the long-awaited MERLIN S6 and WIZARD S6 will launch next month.

With MERLIN being one of the first loudspeakers Richter produced and the WIZARD being regarded as the biggest selling Australian Loudspeaker of all time not to mention the 2017 Award “Ultimate Product of the Last 30 years” delivering the next in the Series meant we needed to raise the bar from a visual and entertainment perspective. The Series 6 project has focused on delivering a new range of Loudspeakers that meet today’s customer’s expectations and equipment choices. Improved Efficiency makes them easier to drive even when powered by more modest Amplifiers or Digital Streaming solutions like the popular SONOS Amp. Staying true to the comment of the brands founder ‘I’m not in the audiophile industry, I’m in the entertainment industry,’ Series 6 has been designed to be an Exciting, Engaging, Entertainment Experience. The MERLIN S6 & WIZARD S6 will be available later in August 2019 with an RRP of $999 & $2,299 respectively and both will be available in a Matt Black or a New Walnut look finish.

January 9

AUSSIEHELPERS PROMO HELPING OUR FARMERS!

We were really pleased to be able to do our bit supporting our Drought affected Aussie Farmers with our Christmas Digital Radio Promotion. With the help of all our fantastic supporting customers and retailers including, Harvey Norman and Officeworks we raised and paid $5,120 to AussieHelpers. Feels good to be an Aussie Brand doing what we can.

2018
November 1

THOR 10.6 SUBWOOFER AWARDED 2019 SUBWOOFER OF THE YEAR BELOW $5000!

It’s Black & White, it’s a WINNER!

Our Richter THOR 10.6 was Awarded Subwoofer of the Year under $5000! at the Annual Sound & Image Awards which took place during the October 2018 Australian HiFi show in Melbourne. Back in 1999 the first Richter THOR MK1 took out Best Buy Subwoofer of the Year, that’s nearly 20 years of delivering Great Value for money Subwoofers that punch well above their weight, we’re pretty happy with that! For more infomation click here

September 10

RICHTER, AN AUSSIE BRAND DOING WHAT IT CAN, TO HELP OUR FARMERS!

Richter Audio, a family owned Australian business, wanted to find a way to help our Aussie Farmers. We’ve decided to make a $2 donation to Aussie Helpers for every Richter Digital Radio we deliver between September 1st to December 31st 2018!

To read the full Press Release click here

May 21

THOR 10.6 SUBWOOFER REVIEW

“When I say that the Thor 10.6 sounded amazing, a large part of my amazement was that I simply wasn’t expecting such a small subwoofer—and one with a relatively small bass driver—to deliver such prodigious levels of deep bass. This thing really kicks arse. And it’s not only kick-arse bass, the bass it produces is as tight as a fishes…    Samuel White – Australian HiFi Magazine May-June issue 2018.

To read the full Review click here

May 18

POCKET RR10 DIGITAL RADIO REVIEW MEDIA.INFO

“There’s no escaping the fact that this is a budget portable digital radio: but it’s perfect if you’re looking for something cheap and decent to take to the match, or into the garden for the match call or race call. For a portable DAB+ radio, it’s hard to beat at this price” For the full review click here

April 23

DIGITAL RADIO IN YOUR POCKET

RR10 Richter Pocket DAB+ Portable Digital Radio In Hand

The New Richter “POCKET” DAB+ Digital radio is a palm sized Rechargeable Digital Radio that delivers up to 9 hours continuous playback from the built in micro speaker or even longer from the supplied Stereo Earphones when fully charged. Radio is a big part of people’s lives and this Ultra Compact Digital Radio allows customers to put the world of DAB+ Digital Radio in their pocket.  With so many DAB+ Digital-only radio services catering for different genres the Richter POCKET is the perfect addition to the Richter Digital Radio range.

From the moment you turn it on you know you have an Australian brand in the palm of your hand when you’re greeted with “G’day” on the LCD screen.

2017
November 23

THOR SERIES 6 SUBWOOFER

Richter Thor Series 6 10" Subwoofer

For many years Richter has delivered award winning Subwoofers, but this time the challenge for the new Thor series 6 was to deliver an all new Subwoofer that not only delivered the full Home Theatre experience but would also excel in 2 Channel Hi Fi systems. Size does matter so the designers were tasked with packaging this new Subwoofer into a smaller more versatile package, yet still being Faster and more Powerful than any previous THOR Subwoofers and so the first series 6 model the THOR 10.6 was born and now being unleashed Early December.

September 5

THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT

THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT

‘I’m not in the audiophile industry, I’m in the entertainment industry,’ Richter Audio’s founder
Ralph Waters once said. It’s still true of the company today, as it embarks on a new journey…. Read the full story here, The Richter Story so far, Sept 2017

August 27

WAKE RR40 DIGITAL RADIO REVIEW MEDIA.INFO

A well-built unit that’s the perfect bedside companion for the podcast listener…… Initial impressions are of a well built device. All the controls are on the top, so the unit doesn’t slide backwards as you press buttons on it……..For the full review click here

July 31

THE WIZARD LOUDSPEAKERS AWARDED AN ULTIMATE PRODUCT OF THE LAST 30 YEARS

THE WIZARD LOUDSPEAKERS AWARDED AN ULTIMATE PRODUCT OF THE LAST 30 YEARS

The Richter WIZARD Loudspeakers are true legend product of the Australian Audio industry and are regarded as the biggest selling Australian speaker of all time. It all started with the ground breaking WIZARD MK1 first launched around 1990 which are now in their 5th revision with the current WIZARD MKV and now the WIZARDS have been awarded an Ultimate product of the last 30 years by Sound & Image.

July 21

WAKE RR40 DIGITAL RADIO REVIEW AVHUB

WAKE RR40 DIGITAL RADIO REVIEW AVHUB

The Wake awakes
We’ve spent a few weeks with the Wake bedside, and it pretty much gets everything right, from the compact footprint ideal for bedside use to its twin alarms, big snooze button, and a handy high-current USB charging socket on the back. The buttonry on top is clear and ergonomically impeccable (we only once needed the manual), with the ‘mode’ button switching between its four selections of DAB+, FM, its minijack auxiliary input and Bluetooth streaming…… For the full review click here.

June 28

Richter does Digital Radio

Wake Digital Alarm Clock Radio Front View

Richter Audio will launch its Digital Essentials Radio range in July, followed by a Smart Audio Digital Radio range later in the year. Digital Essential Radios deliver quality, design and performance and provide an affordable entry into the Digital Radio DAB+ market segment. Radio is a big part of people’s lives and now that so many Digital-only radio services are catering for different genres, Richter is set to play an important role in this exciting audio category.

2016
October 28

BEST LOUDSPEAKERS OF THE YEAR (UNDER $1,000)

BEST LOUDSPEAKERS OF THE YEAR (UNDER $1,000)

We are very proud to announce that our Merlin Series 5 Bookshelf Speakers won a joint ‘BEST LOUDSPEAKER OF THE YEAR – UNDER $1000’ at the The Sound+Image Awards. The Awards honour the best audio, incar and home entertainment prod-ucts judged from products and installations re-viewed during the previous year by Sound+Image, Australian Hi-Fi, Australian InCar, Audio Esoterica, Best Buys Audio & AV, and AVHub.com.au. They represent the very best and best value products available to the public going forward into 2017. Winners will also feature in the Special Awards Issue of Sound+Image magazine.

July 28

MERLIN V – Review

Merlin V Review 2016
“Richter’s new Merlin V speakers sound bigger, better and more beautiful than I ever imagined a pair of small two-way speakers could sound. I can only repeat what I said earlier: their sound quality really blew me away. Do yourself a favour and have a listen, because I know you’ll agree.” Ed Miles -Australian HiFi Magazine 2016.

To view the full Review click here.

2015
November 15

HOME THEATRE SPEAKER PACKAGE OF THE YEAR (UNDER $5000)

HOME THEATRE SPEAKER PACKAGE OF THE YEAR (UNDER $5000)

Our Legend Series V Home Entertainment pack comprising of (Wizard V/Griffin V/Merlin V/Thor) Speakers won ‘BEST HOME THEATRE SPEAKER PACKAGE OF THE YEAR – UNDER $5000’ at the The Sound+Image Awards. The Awards honour the best audio, incar and home entertainment prod-ucts judged from products and installations re-viewed during the previous year by Sound+Image, Australian Hi-Fi, Australian InCar, Audio Esoterica, Best Buys Audio & AV, and AVHub.com.au. They represent the very best and best value products available to the public going forward into 2016. Winners will also feature in the Special Awards Issue of Sound+Image magazine. For more information visit www.avhub.com.au.

November 10

HIGHLY COMMENDED LOUDSPEAKER OF THE YEAR UNDER $2000

HIGHLY COMMENDED LOUDSPEAKER OF THE YEAR UNDER $2000

We are very proud to announce that our Wizard V loudspeaker achieved a HIGHLY COMMENDED ‘LOUDSPEAKER OF THE YEAR UNDER $2000’ at the The Sound+Image Awards. The Awards honour the best audio, incar and home entertainment prod-ucts judged from products and installations re-viewed during the previous year by Sound+Image, Australian Hi-Fi, Australian InCar, Audio Esoterica, Best Buys Audio & AV, and AVHub.com.au. They represent the very best and best value products available to the public going forward into 2016. Winners will also feature in the Special Awards Issue of Sound+Image magazine. For more information visit www.avhub.com.au.

October 28

THOR V – Review

Richter Thor Review 2015“Is bigger better. Of Course it is. We all need to get away from this ‘let’s hide the subwoofer’ mentality. It would be better to embrace the concept of subwoofers… even to evangelise them.” Ernest Croft – Australian HiFi Magazine 2015.

To read the full review – click here.

September 28

WIZARD V – Review

rev_thor-apr15“How on earth has Richter been able to produce a speaker that sounds so good for such a low price? Richter would no doubt invoke the Wizard’s incantation, and say ‘it’s magic’, but I tend to think that it’s the new ‘dream team’ of designers that should be congratulated on a job very well done. As the saying goes… love your work!” Greg Barrowman – Australian HiFi Magazine 2015

To view the full review wizard_v_review-ahf-2015.

August 28

MEDUSA – Review

rev_medusa-bb-15“The Richter Medusa integrated valve amplifier is a lovely unit to hear and would be a delightful product to own. It will surely find a place in the homes of many who enjoy true hi-fi music.” – Best Buys Audio & AV 2015

To view the full review – click here.

2011
November 14

BEST STEREO SPEAKERS UNDER $4000

WIZARD Mk 1V’ – SOUND AND IMAGE AWARDS “BEST STEREO SPEAKERS UNDER $4000”

October 28

WIZARD Mk 1V – BEST STEREO SPEAKERS UNDER $4000

We’re proud to announce that the ‘WIZARD Mk 1V’ – Picked up “BEST STEREO SPEAKERS UNDER $4000” at the Sound & Image Awards 2011.

2008
November 14

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

RICHTER’S PROPRIETOR – JOHN FAHEY – RECEIVES INAUGURAL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD “ FOR SERVICE TO THE HOME ENTERTAINMENT ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY ”

January 14

HOME THEATRE SPEAKER SYSTEM OF THE YEAR $2000-$4000

DRAGON / THOR Mk1V / LEGEND CENTRE & REARS – SOUND AND IMAGE AWARD “HOME THEATRE SPEAKER SYSTEM OF THE YEAR”

 

2006
November 14

RECOMMENDED SUBWOOFER OF THE YEAR

KRAKATOA, PM-SW101 – SOUND AND IMAGE AWARD – “RECOMMENDED SUBWOOFER OF THE YEAR”

2005
November 14

EDITOR’S CHOICE – PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

EDITOR’S CHOICE – PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

THOR Mk 1V – AUDIO & VIDEO LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE – “EDITOR’S CHOICE – PRODUCT OF THE YEAR”

November 14

BEST BUY – SUBWOOFER OF THE YEAR

BEST BUY – SUBWOOFER OF THE YEAR

THOR Mk1V – AUDIO & VIDEO LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE – “BEST BUY – SUBWOOFER OF THE YEAR

2004
November 14

THOR MK IV, PERFECT 100% REVIEW

THOR MK IV – FIRST SUBWOOFER (AND ONLY THE THIRD EVER PRODUCT) IN THE HISTORY OF AUDIO VIDEO LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE TO ACHIEVE A PERFECT 100% REVIEW.

November 14

HOME THEATRE SPEAKER SYSTEM OF THE YEAR

HOME THEATRE SPEAKER SYSTEM OF THE YEAR

PRECIOUS METAL, PM401 – SOUND AND IMAGE AWARD – “WINNER – HOME THEATRE SPEAKER SYSTEM OF THE YEAR.” Judges’ Comment: For a home theatre system that looks as good as it sounds, you can’t go past Richter’s stylish aluminium tower system.

November 14

HIGHLY COMMENDED LOUDSPEAKER, UP TO $999

HARLEQUIN – SOUND AND IMAGE AWARD –  “HIGHLY COMMENDED LOUDSPEAKER, UP TO $999.”

November 14

MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR

MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR

AUDIO & VIDEO LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE – “MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR”

November 14

HOME THEATRE SYSTEM OF THE YEAR

HOME THEATRE SYSTEM OF THE YEAR

AUDIO & VIDEO LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE “HOME THEATRE SYSTEM OF THE YEAR”.

2003
November 14

RECOMMENDED LOUDSPEAKER OF THE YEAR

“WIZARD” SOUND AND IMAGE MAGAZINE – “RECOMMENDED LOUDSPEAKER OF THE YEAR”

2001
November 14

HOME THEATRE SYSTEM OF THE YEAR

SOUND & IMAGE MAGAZINE – “HOME THEATRE SYSTEM OF THE YEAR”.

November 14

SUBWOOFER OF THE YEAR

“SON OF THOR” – SOUND & IMAGE MAGAZINE – “SUBWOOFER OF THE YEAR”.

2000
November 13

SUBWOOFER OF THE YEAR

“THOR’ SOUND & IMAGE MAGAZINE – “SUBWOOFER OF THE YEAR”.

1999
November 13

SUBWOOFER OF THE YEAR

SUBWOOFER OF THE YEAR

THOR” –  AUDIO & VIDEO LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE – “SUBWOOFER OF THE YEAR”.

1997
November 13

HOME THEATRE SYSTEM OF THE YEAR

SOUND & IMAGE MAGAZINE – “HOME THEATRE SYSTEM OF THE YEAR”.

November 13

LOUDSPEAKER OF THE YEAR

“HARLEQUIN MK11” – SOUND & IMAGE MAGAZINE – “LOUDSPEAKER OF THE YEAR”

1996
November 13

SUBWOOFER OF THE YEAR” (SECOND YEAR RUNNING)

“EVOKATOR” SOUND & IMAGE MAGAZINE “SUBWOOFER OF THE YEAR” (SECOND YEAR RUNNING).

November 13

EXPORTS COMMENCE

RICHTER EXHIBITS AT PRO AUDIO & MUSIC EXHIBITION – BEIJING CHINA (EXPORTS COMMENCE)

November 13

BEST BUY – LOUDSPEAKER OF THE YEAR

“EXCALIBUR” – AUDIO & VIDEO LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE – “BEST BUY – LOUDSPEAKER OF THE YEAR”.

1995
November 13

GOLDEN PALM AWARD

CANNES INTERNATIONAL ADVERTISING FESTIVAL – ” GOLDEN PALM AWARD”

November 13

SUBWOOFER OF THE YEAR

“EVOKATOR” SOUND AND IMAGE MAGAZINE – “SUBWOOFER OF THE YEAR”.

1992
November 13

LOUDSPEAKER OF THE YEAR

“HARLEQUIN” – Consumer Electronics Suppliers Association – “LOUDSPEAKER OF THE YEAR”.

1991
November 13

MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR

NSW SMALL BUSINESS AWARD. – “MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR”

November 13

NSW SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

NSW SMALL BUSINESS AWARD. –“SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR”.

November 13

LOUDSPEAKER OF THE YEAR

“PALADIN” – Consumer Electronic Suppliers Association – “LOUDSPEAKER OF THE YEAR”.