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DOLBY ATMOS ON A BUDGET WITH KEF Q50A

KEF's Q50a is the silent achiever that has enjoyed massive success since its release last year. An upfiring Dolby Atmos surround speaker; it will take your immersive sound to new heights, quite literally!

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APPLE SURPRISES WITH NEW AIRPODS

Talk of Apple's new AirPods for 2019 has been rife for some time now, but this morning's announcement ahead of next week's media event has taken all by surprise, but on paper also delivers in spades.

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D’AGOSTINO MOMENTUM PRE-AMPLIFIER NOW IN HD

Building on the already impressive D'Agostino Momentum Preamplifier, a further round of upgrades now earns it 'HD' status.

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TECHDAS DEBUTS AIR FORCE ZERO TURNTABLE, BUT IF YOU NEED TO ASK THE PRICE ...

More details have finally emerged about turntable giant, TechDAS, and its flagship Air Force Zero turntable that weighs in at more than 500kgs!

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LG SERVES UP SIX SOUNDBARS FOR 2019

LG has announced that it’ll bring no fewer than six new soundbars to the Australian market this year.

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ONKYO RELEASES TWO NEW & AFFORDABLE INTEGRATED AMPS

Onkyo's new A-9110 and digital-audio-ready Onkyo A-9130 integrated amplifiers promise outstanding performance pitched at audiophiles on a tight budget.

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CAMBRIDGE AUDIO RELEASES WORLD’S FIRST APTX HD STREAMING TURNTABLE

The Alva TT turntable freshly minted by boutique UK audio brand, Cambridge Audio has landed in Australia with the promise of unshackling your vinyl spinner from its traditional perch on top of a hi-fi rack.

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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 AMPS AND MORE GET ROON TESTED DESIGNATION

No fewer than 11 McIntosh products, encompassing pre-amps, receivers and integrated amplifiers, have received Roon Tested designation and, the Binghamton NY audio crew are pretty happy with that.

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LG ROLLS OUT NEW 8K OLED FOR 2019

Overlooking Sydney harbour, LG gave us a sneak-peak at their upcoming 2019 product range today. As I departed my Uber, I received a pleasant welcome by an umbrella welding LG rep and was quickly ushered into LG’s multi-level smart home in Cremorne.

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EXCLUSIVE: DALI FINDS NEW HOME AT AMBER TECHNOLOGY

Danish loudspeaker manufacturer Dali has found a new home in Australia with Sydney-based Amber Technology to relaunch the brand locally.

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BENQ DEBUTS W2700 AND W5700 4K PROJECTORS

During a launch event held this week at Sydney’s Golden Age Cinema and Bar, BenQ announced pricing and availability of its new W2700 and W5700 4K projectors.

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IPHONE NOW SUPPORTS MQA - GETS TIDAL MASTERS

Following the recent Tidal and MQA announcement for Android, Master quality tracks are now available via iPhones.

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PRO-JECT GOES PORTABLE WITH DAC BOX E MOBILE

Renowned turntable brand Pro-Ject is taking to the streets with its new DAC Box E Mobile.

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NORDOST RELEASES UPGRADED SYSTEM SET-UP AND TUNING DISC SET

Nordost has updated its System Set-Up & Tuning Disc which promises more content and features to get your system sounding its best and to keep it that way.

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VALE, GEOFF MATTHEWS

We at StereoNET announce with a deep sense of sadness and loss that industry stalwart, Convoy International CEO, Geoff Matthews, passed away on February 28th after succumbing to complications due to a long illness.

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RECORD RADAR USES SPOTIFY PLAYLISTS FOR ONLINE VINYL CRATE-DIGGING

Record Radar links with your Spotify playlists and locates vinyl in your area and online. But be warned ... Prepare to spend!

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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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LG G8 THINQ HANDSET COULD BE THE ULTIMATE AUDIOPHILE’S SMARTPHONE

LG’s upcoming G8 ThinQ smartphone is shaping up to be the ultimate handset for audiophiles, with the company this week revealing a truckload of intriguing sonic-related features – including a vibrating OLED screen.

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WEST COAST HI FI MIDLAND’S MASSIVE EX-DEMO & CLEARANCE SALE

Anyone who’s on the ball will snare the best bargains at West Coast Hi Fi, Midland’s upcoming four-day sale of ex-demo and clearance hi-fi models.

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THEOPHANY LOUDSPEAKERS LAND IN AUSTRALIA

New Zealand speaker brand Theophany Loudspeakers has appointed Melbourne distribution startup, The Sound & Vision Group, as its exclusive Australian distributor.

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DEVIALET NAMES AQIPA AS NEW AUSTRALIAN HOME

French luxury audio brand Devialet has announced Melbourne-based Aqipa as its new exclusive Australia and New Zealand distributor effective 31st March 2019.

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MONITOR AUDIO 5TH-GEN GOLD SERIES AVAILABLE THIS MONTH

Oh my! While rivals revamp a nice speaker range looking for pay dirt, some end up with Fool’s Gold. Not Monitor Audio.

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GIVE THE GIFT OF VINYLCARE THIS VALENTINE’S DAY

Ortofon and Pro-Ject have released the perfect, nicely priced gift for the vinylphile who has everything this Valentine's Day.

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MONITOR AUDIO LAUNCHES MASS COMPACT 5.1 SPEAKER SYSTEM

Monitor Audio has launched the second generation of its MASS Surround Sound speaker set.

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