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BLUOS GAINS GOOGLE VOICE ASSISTANT

Lenbrook has announced overnight that Google Voice Assistant will be coming to BluOS, the Hi-Res Distributed Audio platform featured in Bluesound, NAD Electronics, and DALI Speakers.

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ANTHEM INTRODUCES FEATURE PACKED MDX DISTRIBUTION AMPLIFIERS

Anthem’s new MDX Distribution amplifiers, which were introduced at Integrate 2019 in Melbourne last week are now ready to ship.

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NEW YAMAHA SOUNDBARS EMBRACE ALEXA

Yamaha is introducing two new soundbars, the YAS-209 and YAS-109, making it easier for you to connect, control and enjoy your favourite music, movies and more, with native Alexa voice control.

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LG ROLLS OUT APPLE AIRPLAY 2 AND HOMEKIT SUPPORT

LG has announced that commencing this week its 2019 AI TV lineup will support Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit. This added connectivity makes LG is the first global TV manufacturer to support HomeKit.

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SONOS EYES OFF LENBROOK FOR LEGAL STOUSH OVER BLUESOUND

Referred to by many as the 'Sonos Killer' when it first debuted in 2014, it is no wonder that Sonos, the pioneer of the multi-room wireless audio category vigorously defended itself when pushed by the launch of Denon's HEOS.

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REVIEW: KLIPSCH THE THREE WITH GOOGLE ASSISTANT SMART SPEAKER

Sporting a striking retro-futurist design and stripped-back controls, this Klipsch mid-range wireless speaker is remarkably easy to live with.

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ALEXA, APPLE MUSIC AND SONOS - ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS ASK

The good news today for Sonos and Apple Music fans in Australia is you can now use Alexa to control Apple Music on Sonos One or Beam, or with an Echo device connected to a Sonos system.

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KEN DWYER & CONNECTED MEDIA LANDS BLUESOUND PROFESSIONAL

Industry stalwart Ken Dwyer and his newly formed distribution company, Connected Media, have been appointed the distribution rights to Bluesound Professional and its range of products in Australia and New Zealand.

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KEF ACTIVATES AIRPLAY 2 FOR LSX SPEAKERS

Like the gift that keeps giving, KEF's LSX wireless stereo speakers are now AirPlay 2 enabled which brings new capabilities that allow users to effortlessly stream music or podcasts from an iPhone, iPad, Mac, HomePod and Apple TV, and perfectly in ...

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REVIEW: PANASONIC SC-GA10 SMART SPEAKER

There’s certainly no shortage of smart speakers to choose from – so is Panasonic's effort, the Google Assistant-based SC-GA10, worth its sizeable asking price? Let’s find out.

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AUSTRALIA’S CEDIA+CONNECTED CONFERENCE IS GO

CEDIA, the leading global organisation and body overseeing the home technology industry have teamed up with the Connected network and publication to deliver an industry-leading conference for industry members next month.

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SMART MOUNTS FOR SMART SPEAKERS FROM VANGUARD DYNAMICS

Vanguard Dynamics has released the clever and intuitive VAIL Amp In-Wall Mounting Dock for Amazon's 2nd-generation Echo Dot.

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REVIEW: YAMAHA MUSICCAST VINYL 500 TURNTABLE

When is a turntable more than just a turntable? When it’s a streamer. Huh? Yamaha's MusicCast VINYL 500 Turntable also doubles as a full-featured MusicCast streamer. We take a closer look at what it is and what it does.

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ALEXA HI-FI STREAMING WITH ECHO LINK AND ECHO LINK AMP

Amazon has released its new Echo Link and Echo Link Amp to Australian customers today, built and designed for music lovers who want to use Alexa to stream high-fidelity music through their existing audio equipment.

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ADD ALEXA TO EXISTING HI-FI SYSTEMS & SPEAKERS

Announced today, Amazon has released the Echo Input which is an inexpensive way of adding Alexa voice control to any existing audio system.

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DTS PLAY-FI ADDS PREFERRED SPEAKER ALEXA COMMAND

The new Preferred Speaker feature gives you the convenience of selecting a specific DTS Play-Fi powered device to become the default music playback speaker for your Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Spot, Echo Show or other Amazon Alexa device.

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MCINTOSH RELEASES THE RS200 WIRELESS LOUDSPEAKER SYSTEM

It’s a wireless loudspeaker system like no other! Incomparable is probably the best way to describe McIntosh’s foray into the Wireless Loudspeaker genre with its monolithic RS200 model.

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