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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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Jays Headphones Partners with Amber Technology

Swedish headphone and lifestyle audio brand Jays Headphones is looking forward to gaining popularity in Australia thanks to a new distribution agreement with Amber Technology.

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Sennheiser Celebrates 75 Years, A Little Differently

With June 2020 marking the founding month and 75th anniversary of Sennheiser, few brands can boast such heritage and history.

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Emotiva Pulls Plug on Global Distribution Partners Without Warning

Emotiva, a brand that built itself on value-for-money audio-video products, has notified its distribution partners that will it no longer supply products to them.

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UPDATE: Bowers & Wilkins Responds to Sound United’s Acquisition Announcement

Following the news that Sound United announced its intent to acquire Bowers & Wilkins reported by us earlier today, B&W has provided a statement to StereoNET with further clarification.

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Sound United Announces Intent to Acquire Bowers & Wilkins

Sound United, the parent company of Denon, Marantz, Polk Audio and many more audio-video brands has today announced its intention to acquire Bowers & Wilkins.

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Q Acoustics Chases New Australian Business

News emerged overnight that Melbourne-based wholesaler, Indi Imports, has dropped UK-headquartered brand, Q Acoustics, with reports that Australian distribution rights have been snapped up by Busisoft AV.

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Len Wallis Audio Celebrates Forty Two Years in Business

Monday 29th May 1978. A date, just 18 days later than this author's birth date, was the start of a new beginning for Australian Hi-Fi. But this most certainly isn't about me. It's about the success of one man and the vision he had for his business.

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New Ownership and New Distribution for Subwoofer Kings, Velodyne Acoustics

Velodyne, once the benchmark in subwoofers and at the forefront of subwoofer design for almost three decades, looks set for a comeback with new ownership and renewed Australian distribution.

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Major Distribution Changes in New Zealand

Denon and Marantz, part of the Sound United stable of brands, have announced a new distribution agreement for New Zealand through Westan (NZ).

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