With early beginnings revolving around bands, audio engineering and studios, the late nineties saw Marc combine his passion for all things audio with his business mind. Marc was a contributor and then Editor of a national print magazine, while working as a consultant in marketing for some of Australia's biggest brands. He has also contributed to a regular column on HiFi in The Age newspaper. His company, Sound Media Group, has grown to become a leading publisher in the consumer electronics market with a monthly audience of over 200,000 readers. Marc is also the organiser of the International HiFi Show, held in Melbourne Australia annually.
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A true veteran of the Australian HiFi press and industry. There's likely no speaker Peter hasn't heard, no turntable he hasn't cued up and no publication he hasn't written for at some point in his successful career as a journalist. Peter brings his vast experience, knowledge and history of brands and the history of the industry itself to the editorial content of StereoNET.
Matthew is currently hard at work in the live audio and lighting industry in Melbourne. He does weekly lighting shows, and during the festival season you will often find him on tour around the country. He is also the current national silver medallist for his division in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. In his spare time, he can be found cycling, training, or tending to his vast headphone collection.
With a love of HiFi, Music and Recording Engineering, Tarkan works in HiFi sales in the day, and blogs by night. In his travels Tarkan is forunate to be able to put a variety of products through their paces, and has a particular focus on affordable and value-packed products. Finding that diamond in the rough, or a product that really excels for the money is always Tarkan's aim.
Alistair inherited a love for music and audio equipment from his father. He was born to play with audio gear but is now forced to work. When not working, he can usually be found in his acoustically treated man cave, listening to music or playing with equipment. His journey has come a long way from obsessive beginnings searching for higher quality cassette tapes and a better Walkman and headphone set up.
Tony O'Brien is the owner of Adelaide based 'Clarity Audio & Video Calibration', providing calibration services to home theatre owners and video production companies for film and TV. He is an ISF Certified calibrator. Tony is an accomplished Audio-Visual reviewer specialising in theatre and visual products.
As a long time StereoNET member, David is also a walking encyclopedia of music. David's broad music knowledge is a welcome addition to the Sound Media Group team as the topic is the basis of all audio. Look out for his words on current, past and future music, as well as album reviews.
Peter is the owner of Dream AV, an Audio Visual and Home Automation design and consultancy business based in Perth that provides premium designs and is more akin to an Audio Visual Architect and Interior Design service. With nearly 20 years of experience in both the commercial and residential AV industries, Peter has had experience with many brands, retailers, wholesalers and integrators. This has provided him with a wealth of exposure to many facets of our industry. With a passion for everything Audio Visual, especially in the fields of Home Cinema and Home Automation, he is focused on providing the market with quality but easy to digest information in what is becoming a more technologically complex world.
Interested in contributing to our publications? Contact Marc Rushton.