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Stock Disruptions Expected as AKM Factory in Japan Burns

News has emerged from Japanese media outlets over the last 48 hours of a significant fire at the Asahi Kasei Microsystem (AKM) factory in Nobeoka City, Japan.

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Specialist UK Record Label Arrives in Australia

Chasing the Dragon, the specialist UK recording label known for producing audiophile recordings in a wide range of formats is now available in Australia.

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EarMen Portable Audio DACs Arrive in Australia

Enjoy music without the limitations. That's the catchcry of European portable audio specialists, EarMen, which thanks to Sydney-based distributor Radiance Audio Visual, its product range is now available in Australia.

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Sound United Completes Acquisition of Bowers & Wilkins

Sound United has finalised the acquisition of Bowers & Wilkins which now joins Denon, Polk Audio, Marantz, Definitive Technology, Classé, and Boston Acoustics.

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New AudioControl Distributor for New Zealand

AudioControl, the Seattle, USA-based manufacturer of audio solutions for the residential, commercial and automotive markets since 1977, has appointed a new distributor for its products in New Zealand.

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Melbourne’s Pentridge Prison to become Cinema Complex

Melbourne's "Bluestone Cottage", HM Prison Pentridge, which slammed shut its cells for the last time in 1997 is set to become a 15-screen cinema complex thanks to Palace Cinemas.

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Austere Debuts in Australia with Audio Active

There's a stylish and high-quality new accessory brand in town headed up by Deena Ghazarian, the CEO of Austere, a brand that takes audio-video cables and accessories to a whole new level.

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Audiofly Headphones and Aqipa Distribution Part Ways

Australia's own headphone brand, Audiofly, has announced its reinvestment in the business and will move to a self-distribution model effective immediately.

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Krix Announces 2020 Dealer Awards

One of the highlights for industry members each year and for those fortunate enough to be part of the 'Krix family', is the Adelaide-based company's annual dealer conference.

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Vale Josef Riediger

It is with great sadness that we learned this morning of the passing of Josef Riediger, one of the pioneers and forefathers of the Australian hi-fi industry.

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Prestigious Award Presented to MQA Creator

Bob Stuart, Creator of MQA and Meridian Co-Founder, First Audio Engineer Awarded Prince Philip Medal

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Artnovion and Cogworks Renew Australian Partnership

Artnovion is one of the fastest-growing brands in the room acoustics solutions space, and effective immediately, have renewed their distribution agreement for Australia with Cogworks.

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Sorane Tonearms from Japan Now Available in Australia

The surprise departure of Jelco from the tonearm manufacturing business earlier this year left a hole in the market that Sydney-based distributor, Radiance AV, has scrambled to fill.

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New Ownership for Audio Research

McIntosh Group has announced it has sold Audio Research to TWS Enterprises, a former employee, for its next chapter.

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Audio Magic Brings Copland Back to Australia

A passion for audio engineering and a love for valves turned a dream into a reality with the founding of Copland in Denmark in the mid-1980s. Now, the brand is available in Australia once again.

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Interdyn Opens New Warehouse in Response to COVID-19

Interdyn, the Melbourne based importer of leading audio-video brands has responded quickly to Victorian COVID-19 restrictions by opening a new warehouse in Western Sydney.

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Sonos and Lenbrook Industries Reach Out of Court Settlement

The case against Lenbrook Industries by multiroom wireless audio technology founders, Sonos, has been settled according to a joint statement released overnight.

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