Written By: Peter Familari

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CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF FOCAL

It really is a long way to the top for any new speaker brand wanting to rock and roll in a market stacked with rivals. So in 1979 most of the world could be forgiven for allowing the launch of a new French loudspeaker company called Focal, to pass ...

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MAGNAT RELEASES CONTEMPORARY RV 4 INTEGRATED AMP

German specialist, Magnat is a brand that keeps hitting all of the audio sweet spots. Its latest release is the RV 4 which blend traditional tech with modern connectivity and contemporary styling.

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VINCENT RELEASES SENSIBLY PRICED CD-200 HYBRID CD PLAYER

Vincent's gorgeously shaped and sensibly priced Tube Line models like the new CD 200 valve hybrid CD player rock the good audio boat called "Musical Satisfaction".

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ROKSAN RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA WITH BLAK SERIES

UK's loudspeaker specialists, Monitor Audio owns electronics and turntable boutique brand, Roksan. So, having acquired distribution rights for Monitor Audio, it seems logical Melbourne based wholesaler, Interdyn would make haste to add Roksan ...

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AUDIO-TECHNICA RELEASES 4TH-GEN OC9X PHONO CARTRIDGES

Audio-technica has just released a complete series of its truly giant-killing OC-9 moving coil cartridge.

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CLEARAUDIO JUBILEE AND V2 CARTRIDGES AND SMART POWER SUPPLIES

Analogue specialist, Clearaudio has just whipped up a batch of new models designed to get the best sound from vinyl.

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LUXMAN UNVEILS REVAMPED NEOCLASSICO AMP AND CD PLAYER

Luxman released its exquisite A4-sized SQ-N100 integrated valve amp and matching D-N100 CD player in 2007. It has now released a revamped series comprising the A4 sized SQ-N150 integrated amp and its companion CD player, the D-N150.

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THE WAND TURNTABLE FROM NZ IS NOW SHIPPING

A prototype of The Wand 14-4 Turntable attracted plenty of interest at the Melbourne International Hi-Fi Show back in 2017. Its crisp styling and the outstanding level of finish signalled this was a vinyl spinner to be taken seriously.

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ORTOFON EXPANDS OM5 PHONO CARTRIDGE RANGE

You can bet your last dollar that Ortofon wasn’t thinking of any transcendental mantra when it gave its entry-level moving magnet cartridge an OM prefix.

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MCINTOSH’S C49 PREAMP IS THOROUGHLY MODERN

No brand is better placed to deliver high-end components that represent the best of analogue and digital. That’s what the new McIntosh C49 Preamplifier is poised to deliver without pausing for breath or missing a beat.

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LISTEN UP MUSIC USES HEALING POWER OF MUSIC FOR MENTAL HEALTH

Ali Taylor and Hank Paul know all about the healing power of music. The two friends are the driving force behind Listen Up Music and its Mental Health Music Training (MHMT), which is Australia’s first mental health training program designed to use the ...

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KEN ISHIWATA DEPARTS MARANTZ

After a celebrated career spanning 41-years, Ken Ishiwata is leaving Marantz.

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