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AMAZON ALEXA TO LAUNCH IN AUSTRALIA FEB 1ST, 2018

The long-awaited announcement of Amazon's launch of Alexa and Echo has finally arrived. The voice control giant is now offering the Echo range of smart speakers via pre-order on Amazon Australia, with the service set to go live, February 1st, 2018.

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JBL MAKEOVER ITS CLASSIC L100 SPEAKER

We like it when a legacy brand rereleases an audio classic. The occasion fills us with a sense of anticipation and a warm inner glow. So with a good deal of excitement, we can report that JBL has updated and re-released its 70s classic, the JBL L100.

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NEW HEADPHONES AND SOUNDBAR FROM SENNHEISER

Sennheiser is hurtling into AMBEO 3D laden audio gear and new 'phones all showcased this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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CHORD’S NEW QUTEST IS WORLD’S MOST ADVANCED COMPACT DAC

Chord’s new Qutest DAC may be small, but take our word it’s going to be huge where it counts, and that’s its sound quality.

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HISENSE TO ADD OLED TV RANGE FOR AUSTRALIA

Hisense has been so busy with its ULED 4K TVs, it has barely given a thought to OLED sets. Or so it seemed to industry observers. They were wrong.

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BREAKING: SOUND UNITED ACQUIRES CLASSE AUDIO

Sound United, the parent company of Denon, Marantz, Polk Audio, Definitive Technology, HEOS, and Boston Acoustics has announced today they have acquired Canada's Classé Audio.

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THE AUDIO CHAIR IS BACK WITH AURASENS

If the AURASENS hi-tech pod recliner evokes memories of Pioneer’s original “stereo chair’’, you’d be on the money.

Posted in: StereoLUX! Hi-Fi Headphones

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HDR COVERED WITH PANASONIC’S NEW BLU-RAY PLAYERS

Panasonic’s flagship Blu-ray spinner, one of four new models, supports HDR10+ and Dolby Vision.

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LG UPGRADE OLED TV RANGE AT CES 2018

At Las Vegas' CES this week, LG previewed their 2018 4K OLED range. Generally accepted as the best TV’s on the block, the new models add a whole range of image and function enhancements which should keep LG ahead of the TV pack.

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STEREONET: THE YEAR IN REVIEW

The sound you hear with perfect fidelity in the background comes from Santa’s spurs. Yes, it’s that time of year again and we take a look at what you found most popular and interesting in 2017.

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MARANTZ SOLVES SPOTIFY GLITCH

Unless you’ve been sojourning in lower Mongolia or any other place without the web, you can’t have failed to notice streaming is the flavour of the decade.

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SENNHEISER’S NEW HEADPHONES CELEBRATE A GERMAN DJ

Sennheiser has given German DJ, Robin Schulz a massive accolade by releasing the HD25 Robin Schulz headphone in his honour.

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TIDAL NOW AVAILABLE ON APPLE TV

Despite recent rumours that Tidal will soon run out of money, it doesn't seem to have prevented the most popular hi-res music streaming service from forging ahead.

Posted in: Hi-Fi Visual Music

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ANTHEM’S TRADE IN OFFER ENSURES YOU’RE UP WITH THE LATEST CINEMA TECH

Not that you ever need an excuse to buy an industry-leading brand, Anthem, but there's never been a better time to upgrade to the latest 4K, Dolby Atmos and multi-channel surround sound than right now.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM LUXMAN WITH THE L-509X INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER

Svelte, classy, desirable, lust-worthy. You can use any accolade you want to describe Luxman’s New Year’s pressie for Australian audio buffs, but they may not be enough to get you Luxman’s soon-to-arrive L-509X integrated amplifier.

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BOULDER RELEASES THE 1110 PREAMPLIFIER

Boulder has officially released the 1110 Stereo Preamplifier which is a perfect match for its 160 Amplifier and debuts all-new audio circuitry and circuit board layout, making it the best sounding 1000-level preamplifier ever released by Boulder.

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NEW ND8006 NETWORK CD PLAYER FROM MARANTZ

Marantz’s latest do-it-all streaming solution doesn’t ditch the disc drive.Marantz's new ND8006 offers network streaming from a NAS drive or streaming service such as Spotify, Amazon Music, Tidal or Deezer.

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A NEW YEAR AND LOWER PRICING FOR MUSICAL FIDELITY

Musical Fidelity just became as affordable as it is desirable in Australia, thanks to price reductions exclusive to the Australian market.

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ALL HOPE NOT LOST FOR CLASSE

A lifeline for Classé may have just emerged after announcing the closure of the brand in July this year. Sound United, a division of DEI Holdings has been reported as a bidder for the brand that is no longer manufacturing.

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EXPERIENCE BENQ’S STANDOUT W1700 4K PROJECTOR

The W1700 is without question, the most affordable way to get UHD 4K content onto your big screen today. The best news is you can now experience it for yourself at selected outlets across Australia.

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HIGH END SIMPLICITY, PLAY IT AGAIN SAM

Audionet, the German HiFi brand that in recent times has risen to the top, redefining high-end audio, has announced its release of the SAM 20 SE Limited Edition integrated amplifier.

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MCINTOSH ANNOUNCE STATEMENT XRT2.1K LOUDSPEAKERS

McIntosh has unveiled its new statement XRT2.1K loudspeakers in New York this week, standing 7 feet tall, with 81 drivers in total, and ownership setting you back at least $200,000.

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SAVE THE DATE: 2018 MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL HIFI SHOW

StereoNET, Australia's leading HiFi and Home Theatre publication is pleased to announce the 2018 International HiFi Show's return to Melbourne at the magnificent Pullman Mercure Hotel, Albert Park, October 12th - 14th.

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BE REWARDED WITH BOWERS & WILKINS THIS XMAS

Bowers & Wilkins are running an "Amazing Sound, Incredible Gift" promotion over the festive season and until 28th February 2018.

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THE LYRIC SPEAKER INVITES DESKTOP KARAOKE

If you like the idea of doing an Andrea Bocelli or Celine Dion in your home office, you’ll love the new COTODAMA Lyric Speaker.

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