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					                       Richter                                        Acoustics
                    Brought to the UK & Europe by Cognoscenti Hi-Fi
From a low-key launch in 1986, Richter Acoustics has steadily grown to become
             Australia’s favourite home-grown speaker brand.
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                                *Hot off the press*
  Richter Acoustics announces that their Mk IV Wizard has been awarded Stereo
Speaker of the year under $4,000 at the Sound and Image Awards ceremony. This
is a fabulous award considering the competition and especially as the Wizards sell
                           for only $2,000 in Australia.




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       Richter Acoustics products are imported and distributed by Cognoscenti High Fidelity Limited a UK owned & operated company
                                        Company Registration No. 7273616 - VAT No. 994 4069 76
       This document is the property of Cognoscenti High Fidelity Limited and should not be reproduced without written permission
                       Richter                                        Acoustics
                    Brought to the UK & Europe by Cognoscenti Hi-Fi
From a low-key launch in 1986, Richter Acoustics has steadily grown to become
             Australia’s favourite home-grown speaker brand.
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                                          The Richter Brand
In twenty four years of manufacturing quality speakers renowned for their
performance and value for money, Richter Acoustics has acquired no less than
twenty-seven industry awards for excellence (see full awards listings in Appendix A)


                               The Richter Legend Range




                    Dragon           Wizard        Unicorn Centre                 Wizard          Dragon
                                                   Merlin Bookshelf

   Delivers a superb, smooth, dynamic, wide & realistic sound stage.
        From customer comments at the Manchester Show 2010

The Richter Legend Mk IV speaker range was launched in April 2010 in Australia. All
the new Legend range is fitted with the same brand new proprietary drivers and
electromagnetic induction tweeter with neodymium boron magnet technology. The
tweeter will deliver highs to 36 kHz, unheard of at this price range. All the drivers
have one piece cast aluminium baskets. All crossover units use the „Sounder‟
audiophile grade poly capacitors and ultra low saturation inductors. The combination
of 1st order for mid/bass and 3rd order design for the tweeter yields flat and excellent
transient response.




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       Richter Acoustics products are imported and distributed by Cognoscenti High Fidelity Limited a UK owned & operated company
                                        Company Registration No. 7273616 - VAT No. 994 4069 76
       This document is the property of Cognoscenti High Fidelity Limited and should not be reproduced without written permission
                       Richter                                        Acoustics
                    Brought to the UK & Europe by Cognoscenti Hi-Fi
    From a low-key launch in 1986, Richter Acoustics has steadily grown to
         become Australia’s favourite home-grown speaker brand.
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                  The Manchester Show October 2010

Richter and Cognoscenti High Fidelity Ltd (Richter‟s exclusive UK & European
distributor) had a very successful launch at the Manchester Show 16 th & 17th October
2010.

     This is what customers told us about the LEGENDS at the Manchester Show
   “This range of speakers are so easy to listen to I could have sat there all day”




                     The Richter WIZARD Floorstander

The model which undoubtedly put Richter on the map was the Wizard which still ranks
as the largest selling Australian loudspeaker of all time, with many thousands of pairs
finding an appreciative home, the length and breadth of the country. The Wizard is
universally acknowledged as the product that, single handed, legitimized the entire
Australian loudspeaker manufacturing industry, offering as it did, some very serious
competition to the imports and embarrassing many highly respected brands from the
U.S.A. and U.K. The kudos associated with the Wizard drove the success of Richter,
which in turn, spawned a plethora of look-a-likes and competitors, very few of which
survive today. Now fitted with the new drivers and tweeter the Wizards sound
wonderful. The Wizards are vented quasi 3 way floorstanders. They have a frequency
response of 35Hz to 36 kHz, 90dB efficiency, 6 ohms impedance and recommended
power from 10W to 150W RMS.




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       Richter Acoustics products are imported and distributed by Cognoscenti High Fidelity Limited a UK owned & operated company
                                        Company Registration No. 7273616 - VAT No. 994 4069 76
       This document is the property of Cognoscenti High Fidelity Limited and should not be reproduced without written permission
                      Richter                                        Acoustics
                   Brought to the UK & Europe by Cognoscenti Hi-Fi
    From a low-key launch in 1986, Richter Acoustics has steadily grown to
         become Australia’s favourite home-grown speaker brand.
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                   The Richter DRAGON Floorstander

The new Dragon is the current flagship of the range. A quasi 4 way vented
floorstanding loudspeaker. Same wonderful sound as the Wizard but with more bass
and mids due to additional bass/mid drive unit and larger cabinet. They boast a
frequency response of 30Hz to 36 kHz, 91dB efficiency, 4 ohms impedance and
recommended power from 10W to 200W RMS.




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                        The Richter MERLIN Bookshelf

The baby brother of the range but with a big set of lungs. The Merlin employs the
same tweeter as its bigger brothers and the same brand new mid/bass unit. The new
Merlin is a dual vented two way bookshelf. The frequency response is 48Hz to 36
kHz, 88dB efficiency, 8 ohms impedance and power rating of 10W to 125W.




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      Richter Acoustics products are imported and distributed by Cognoscenti High Fidelity Limited a UK owned & operated company
                                       Company Registration No. 7273616 - VAT No. 994 4069 76
      This document is the property of Cognoscenti High Fidelity Limited and should not be reproduced without written permission
                       Richter                                        Acoustics
                    Brought to the UK & Europe by Cognoscenti Hi-Fi
    From a low-key launch in 1986, Richter Acoustics has steadily grown to
         become Australia’s favourite home-grown speaker brand.
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                                The Richter HYDRA Rears




These rear speakers are for the Legend range or for supplementing any quality Home
Cinema audio system.
The HYDRA‟s employ the same tweeter as the rest of the range and the same brand
new mid/bass unit. The new HYDRA‟s are two way sealed units. The frequency
response is 68Hz to 36 kHz, 87dB efficiency, 8 ohms impedance and power rating of
10W to 100W.



                           The Richter UNICORN Centre




The centre speaker for the Legend range or for supplementing any quality Home
Cinema audio system. Vented, Symmetric Array design. Uses the same tweeter as
the rest of the range and has two of the same brand new mid/bass units. The
frequency response is 48Hz to 36 kHz, 90dB efficiency, 6 ohms impedance and power
rating of 10W to 100W.




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       Richter Acoustics products are imported and distributed by Cognoscenti High Fidelity Limited a UK owned & operated company
                                        Company Registration No. 7273616 - VAT No. 994 4069 76
       This document is the property of Cognoscenti High Fidelity Limited and should not be reproduced without written permission
                       Richter                                        Acoustics
                    Brought to the UK & Europe by Cognoscenti Hi-Fi
    From a low-key launch in 1986, Richter Acoustics has steadily grown to
         become Australia’s favourite home-grown speaker brand.
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                    The Richter KRAKATOA Subwoofer




The Krakatoa is the smaller of the two Richter Acoustics subwoofers but it certainly
hits hard and sweet. The Krakatoa delivers 100W RMS through its 10” cone.
Boasting a dual vented cabinet with full acoustic damping and full perimeter bracing.
The driver features Low Mass Ultra High excursion Technology, High temperature
50mm Kapton voice coil. The amplifier is rated at 100W RMS, <0.009% THD. 0/180
phase switch, auto on, thermal/soft clipping protection, Low/high level operation.



                           The Richter THOR Subwoofer




The Thor is the larger of the two Richter Acoustics subwoofers and it certainly delivers
the low end smoothly with plenty of thump. The Thor delivers up to 200W RMS
through its 12” cone with a massive 32mm useable excursion. Boasting a dual
vented cabinet with full acoustic damping and full perimeter bracing. The driver
features Low Mass Ultra High excursion Technology, Air vented 4 layer High
temperature 50mm Kapton voice coil. The amplifier is rated at 200W RMS, <0.002%
THD. 0/180 phase switch, auto on, thermal/soft clipping protection, Low/high level
operation. 19Hz to 180Hz



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       Richter Acoustics products are imported and distributed by Cognoscenti High Fidelity Limited a UK owned & operated company
                                        Company Registration No. 7273616 - VAT No. 994 4069 76
       This document is the property of Cognoscenti High Fidelity Limited and should not be reproduced without written permission
                       Richter                                        Acoustics
                    Brought to the UK & Europe by Cognoscenti Hi-Fi
    From a low-key launch in 1986, Richter Acoustics has steadily grown to
         become Australia’s favourite home-grown speaker brand.
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                             The Richter Precious Metals




      Shown in the picture as silver but are now only available in black

In more recent times Richter management have closely monitored the emergence of
visually attractive, slim line home theatre speaker systems from the likes of Sony,
JVC and Philips. Unfortunately, these products are plastic, with poor sound
reproduction capabilities. Richter is acclaimed for its traditional speaker
manufacturing skills and is philosophically opposed to the concept of injection
moulded products. The dilemma was that these new styles looked appealing and were
visually complementary when matched and displayed with the latest in TV, LCD and
Plasma chassis, 99% of which are also in black.

The challenge was, therefore, to design a range which had Richter‟s signature
dynamic sound, looked as good as the “plastic-fantastic,” were presented in black
finish and had some strong Australian theme. Australia is the world‟s largest source of
Bauxite and extruded aluminium provided an obvious solution as it is inert, relatively
light and can be structured to provide rigidity combined with resonance damping
characteristics.




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       Richter Acoustics products are imported and distributed by Cognoscenti High Fidelity Limited a UK owned & operated company
                                        Company Registration No. 7273616 - VAT No. 994 4069 76
       This document is the property of Cognoscenti High Fidelity Limited and should not be reproduced without written permission
                        Richter                                        Acoustics
                     Brought to the UK & Europe by Cognoscenti Hi-Fi
     From a low-key launch in 1986, Richter Acoustics has steadily grown to
          become Australia’s favourite home-grown speaker brand.
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                                                        Reviews
      We have copies of original reviews which we can supply on request. See the
           comments from Len Wallis Audio one of Australia‟s top dealers.


    Richter loudspeakers        and ultra low distortion.
are one of the real This ribbon tweeter, while
Australian audio success being very desirable, is very
stories. They have been unusual at this price point.
hugely successful since           The mid and bass unit
the 1980‟s by providing cones are triple layered and
an ever improving range concentrically       ribbed    for
that has broad appeal mechanical strength, and sit
and are, while not cheap, in one piece aluminium
at the affordable end of brackets, a build standard
the spectrum.         They unheard of at this price.
are also very efficient           Crossovers          use                                     floorstander selling for
and can be used with a “Sounder” audiophile grade                                         £1647.41 a pair in the
wide range of amplifiers. capacitors and ultra low                                        UK.     They     boast     a
While their heritage is Hi- saturation inductors. Their                                   frequency response of
Fi they are also perfectly combination of of 1st order                                    35Hz to 36kHz, 91dB
suited to be used in mid/bass and 3rd order                                               efficiency.    6      Ohms
Home               Theatre design for the tweeter yields                                  impedance,
applications – in their flat response and excellent                                       recommended           power
centre channel is one of transient response.                                              anywhere from 10W to
the best around.                  The new Dragon IV is                                    150W RMS.
       The newly released a quasi four way vented                                                The Merlin IV is a
Series IV models all use floorstanding speaker that                                       dual vented two way
a high quality tweeter, so sells for £1936.46 a pair in                                   bookshelf speaker selling
you can be assured of the UK.            They boast a                                     for £803.70 a pair in the
the same high frequency frequency response of 30Hz                                        UK.      They    have      a
smoothness      from    the to 36kHz, 91dB efficiency. 4                                  frequency response of
smallest to the largest Ohms                  impedance,                                  48Hz to 36kHz, 88dB
model. It‟s a ribbon recommended                   power                                  efficiency.    8      Ohms
membrane with a spirally anywhere from 10W to                                             impedance,
wound      layer   of    of 200W RMS.                                                     recommended           power
conductive        material,     The Wizard IV, that has                                   anywhere from 10W to
giving a point source always been the „hero‟                                              125W RMS.
radiator effect coupled to product in the Richter range
extended highs (36kHz)      is a Vented quasi three way
                    From Len Wallis – Leading Hi Fi Dealer                               in Australia.

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        Richter Acoustics products are imported and distributed by Cognoscenti High Fidelity Limited a UK owned & operated company
                                         Company Registration No. 7273616 - VAT No. 994 4069 76
        This document is the property of Cognoscenti High Fidelity Limited and should not be reproduced without written permission
                     Richter                                        Acoustics
                  Brought to the UK & Europe by Cognoscenti Hi-Fi
  From a low-key launch in 1986, Richter Acoustics has steadily grown to
       become Australia’s favourite home-grown speaker brand.
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                                                     Reviews
We have copies of original reviews which we can supply on request. See the Review
      below reproduced with kind permission of Greg Borrowman, Editor of
                             Australian Hi Fi Magazine




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     Richter Acoustics products are imported and distributed by Cognoscenti High Fidelity Limited a UK owned & operated company
                                      Company Registration No. 7273616 - VAT No. 994 4069 76
     This document is the property of Cognoscenti High Fidelity Limited and should not be reproduced without written permission
                  Richter                                        Acoustics
               Brought to the UK & Europe by Cognoscenti Hi-Fi
From a low-key launch in 1986, Richter Acoustics has steadily grown to
     become Australia’s favourite home-grown speaker brand.
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  Richter Acoustics products are imported and distributed by Cognoscenti High Fidelity Limited a UK owned & operated company
                                   Company Registration No. 7273616 - VAT No. 994 4069 76
  This document is the property of Cognoscenti High Fidelity Limited and should not be reproduced without written permission
                    Richter                                        Acoustics
                 Brought to the UK & Europe by Cognoscenti Hi-Fi
 From a low-key launch in 1986, Richter Acoustics has steadily grown to
      become Australia’s favourite home-grown speaker brand.
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                            John Fahey
                            Sales/Marketing




   John Fahey is often referred to as a stalwart of the
Australian consumer Electronic Industry. In his thirty year
career he has either launched or marketed a pantheon of
prestige brands including Nakamichi, Fisher, Cerwin-Vega,
NAD, Bowers & Wilkins, JBL, Harmon Kardon, Niles, Mirage,
Sound Dynamics, Monster Cable and Energy.

   Yamaha
   One of John‟s best known tenures was at Yamaha where
his twenty year stewardship took that brand from relative
obscurity in the 1970s to a position of undisputed market
leadership in the 1990s. It was during his tenure at Yamaha
that John discovered the fledgling Richter company and its
colourful founder, Ralph Waters.

   Richter Acoustics
   John was so impressed with the sound of Richter‟s
speakers that he actively encouraged the Yamaha dealer
network to promote the brand and Yamaha and Richter
regularly shared booths at Hi Fi shows across Australia.

   Ultimately in July 2000, John purchased the Richter
Acoustics company himself whereupon he could focus full
time in realising the full potential of the engineering acumen
and experience it contained. Since 2000, Richter has
consolidated its product success with a cavalcade of awards
and industry recognition.




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    Richter Acoustics products are imported and distributed by Cognoscenti High Fidelity Limited a UK owned & operated company
                                     Company Registration No. 7273616 - VAT No. 994 4069 76
    This document is the property of Cognoscenti High Fidelity Limited and should not be reproduced without written permission
                        Richter                                        Acoustics
                     Brought to the UK & Europe by Cognoscenti Hi-Fi
     From a low-key launch in 1986, Richter Acoustics has steadily grown to
          become Australia’s favourite home-grown speaker brand.
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                             Martin Gosnell
                             Director Engineering/Technology




     The Australian designer, electronics and control system engineer
Martin Gosnell is no stranger to precision. An IIEE prize winner and
former CSIRO scientist, he spent three years designing the world's
first laser micro reactor based on his acoustically driven mass
measurement transducer: an instrument designed to measure one
billionth of one gram.
     This technology has sufficient sensitivity to detect air pressure
vibrations from a whisper emanating in an adjacent room!
     Martin had always enjoyed a concurrent interest in audio,
designing his first amplifier/speaker system when just 16 years of
age.
    It is this combination of experience and expertise that enables
Richter to develop and design all of its own drive units in-house right
from their wide dispersion titanium tweeters all the way down to their
high excursion sub-woofers. Freed from the need to resort to off-the-
shelf generic drivers, Martin can precisely tune and optimise each
driver to suit its role and the enclosure to which it will be fitted.




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        Richter Acoustics products are imported and distributed by Cognoscenti High Fidelity Limited a UK owned & operated company
                                         Company Registration No. 7273616 - VAT No. 994 4069 76
        This document is the property of Cognoscenti High Fidelity Limited and should not be reproduced without written permission
                          Richter                                        Acoustics
                       Brought to the UK & Europe by Cognoscenti Hi-Fi
       From a low-key launch in 1986, Richter Acoustics has steadily grown to
            become Australia’s favourite home-grown speaker brand.
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APPENDIX A
                                The Richter Brand AWARDS

                                                            TO BE CONTINUED………

2010   RICHTER WIZARD AWARDED BEST STEREO SPEAKER BELOW $4,000 AUD – SOUND & IMAGE AWARD
       MAGAZINE

2008   RICHTER‟S PROPRIETOR – JOHN FAHEY – RECEIVES INAUGURAL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD“ FOR
       SERVICE TO THE HOME ENTERTAINMENT ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY ”

2008   DRAGON / THOR Mk1V / LEGEND CENTRE & REARS - SOUND & IMAGE AWARD - “HOME THEATRE SPEAKER
       SYSTEM OF THE YEAR”

2006   KRAKATOA/PM-SW101 – SOUND AND IMAGE AWARD – “RECOMMENDED SUBWOOFER OF THE YEAR”

2005    THOR Mk1V - AUDIO & VIDEO LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE –“BEST BUY – SUBWOOFER OF THE YEAR
2005    THOR Mk 1V – AUDIO & VIDEO LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE – “EDITOR‟S CHOICE – PRODUCT OF THE YEAR”

2004    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.
2004   PRECIOUS METAL – PM401 - SOUND AND IMAGE AWARD – “WINNER - HOME THEATRE SPEAKER
       SYSTEM OF THE YEAR.”
2004   HARLEQUIN - SOUND AND IMAGE AWARD – “HIGHLY COMMENDED LOUDSPEAKER, UP TO $999.”
2004   AUDIO & VIDEO LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE - *** “MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR”. ***
2004    AUDIO & VIDEO LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE - “HOME THEATRE SYSTEM OF THE YEAR”.

2003   “WIZARD” SOUND AND IMAGE MAGAZINE – “RECOMMENDED LOUDSPEAKER OF THE YEAR”

2001    SOUND & IMAGE MAGAZINE – “HOME THEATRE SYSTEM OF THE YEAR”.
2001   “SON OF THOR” – SOUND & IMAGE MAGAZINE - “SUBWOOFER OF THE YEAR”.
2000   “THOR‟ SOUND & IMAGE MAGAZINE – „SUBWOOFER OF THE YEAR”.

1999   "THOR” - AUDIO & VIDEO LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE - "SUBWOOFER OF THE YEAR"

1997   SOUND & IMAGE MAGAZINE -“HOME THEATRE SYSTEM OF THE YEAR”.
1997    “HARLEQUIN MK11” - SOUND & IMAGE MAGAZINE – “LOUDSPEAKER OF THE YEAR”

1996    “EVOKATOR” SOUND & IMAGE MAGAZINE - “SUBWOOFER OF THE YEAR” (SECOND YEAR RUNNING).
1996    RICHTER EXHIBITS AT PRO AUDIO & MUSIC EXHIBITION - BEIJING CHINA (EXPORTS COMMENCE)
1996   “EXCALIBUR” - AUDIO & VIDEO LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE –“BEST BUY – LOUDSPEAKER OF THE YEAR”.

1995   CANNES INTERNATIONAL ADVERTISING FESTIVAL –” GOLDEN PALM AWARD”
1995    “EVOKATOR” SOUND AND IMAGE MAGAZINE –“SUBWOOFER OF THE YEAR”.

1992    “HARLEQUIN” – Consumer Electronics Suppliers Association –“LOUDSPEAKER OF THE YEAR”.

1991   N.S.W. SMALL BUSINESS AWARD. –“MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR”.
1991   N.S.W. SMALL BUSINESS AWARD. –“SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR”.
1991   “PALADIN” – Consumer Electronic Suppliers Association - “LOUDSPEAKER OF THE YEAR”.

1986    COMPANY FOUNDED.1991              “ORACLE” – AUDIO & VIDEO LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE –“BEST BUY”.




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          Richter Acoustics products are imported and distributed by Cognoscenti High Fidelity Limited a UK owned & operated company
                                           Company Registration No. 7273616 - VAT No. 994 4069 76
          This document is the property of Cognoscenti High Fidelity Limited and should not be reproduced without written permission