Posted on 24th August, 2018


The Melbourne International Hi-Fi Show, October 12-14 at the Pullman Mercure Hotel, Albert Park, is shaping up to be the best and most successful show of its type in Australia with many exclusive releases and world firsts lined up to excite the senses of attendees.

Opening on Friday 12th October at 11 am and running through to Sunday 14th October at 5 pm; the show attracts thousands of music lovers, home entertainment enthusiasts, and those interested in buying their very first Hi-Fi system. Combined with Australia's only 3-day Record Fair the show is a must for vinyl and turntable lovers.

Krix Founder, Scott Krix.

To experience the very best in home-cinema, don't miss the Krix Cinema, a genuine 'World-First' event featuring the highest number of discrete channels ever seen (or heard) in a home cinema demonstration. Krix Loudspeakers, Trinnov Electronics, Barco Projection and Screen Innovations, combine forces in this purpose-built and newly created exhibition cinema, that has taken 12 months of planning, will take a number of days to build, and uses enough cable to stretch between two capital cities.

Hulgich Audio, Astor Loudspeakers

What would an Australian Hi-Fi Show be without an array of local manufacturers showing their world-class products? 2018 features Antipodes Audio (NZ), DEQX Processors (NSW), Elektra Audio (VIC), Holton Precision Audio (TAS), Hulgich Audio (SA), Krix (SA), Legend Loudspeakers (NSW), Lucie Audio (VIC), M8audio (QLD), Microphase Audio Design (NSW), Osborn Loudspeakers (VIC), SGR Audio (VIC), VAF Research (SA).

In Room Lake 3, Yamaha will debut for the first time its new flagship components including the GT-5000 turntable, C-5000 pre-amplifier, and M-5000 amplifier.

Into radio? This early foundation of music reproduction has not been overlooked with the Historical Radio Society of Australia featuring a selection of vintage radios and TV, and some of the best 1960s-1970s era Hi-Fi from its Pioneer Australia Museum.

If you've purchased a turntable recently you've probably discovered that they require patience and a little bit of knowledge to extract every last detail from the setup. One of the world's most renowned analogue and turntable specialists, Mark Dohmann, will be on hand to deliver his expert masterclasses on vinyl playback and turntable setup.

Still on vinyl, the first Strain Gauge cartridge from Soundsmith to be shown in Australia will feature in Room M4 thanks to Radiance Audio Visual. Drop in for a demonstration and explanation of what makes the Strain Gauge different to all other phono cartridges.

In the State Ballroom, you can experience ultra-high-end audio from Convoy International with the first showing of the recently relaunched in Australia Mark Levinson and Revel brands. JBL's newly released L100 Classic speakers and an array of other goodies from Harman Luxury Group will also be on show.

If headphones and portable audio are your thing, the outstanding Beyerdynamic headphones will be at the show and ready for audition, along with the benchmark portable products from Chord Electronics.

There's something for everyone to see and hear at this year's Melbourne International Hi-Fi Show, so put a day aside and visit Albert Park for the day or even the weekend. Families are welcome and children under 18 receive free entry. Student Tickets are just $15 for the day. General Admission is $22, or a 3-day VIP Pass is $50.

Did we mention the world-class food? Pullman Mercure puts on a spectacular spread for attendees transforming the hotel lobby into a popup food market.

Free parking surrounds the venue, valet parking is available and at just 4.6kms from Melbourne's CBD, you can catch a tram along St.Kilda Road and get off at stop 27.

With over 115 of the world's best brands in headphones, hi-fi, & home cinema you don't want to miss the 2018 Melbourne International Hi-Fi Show, October 12-14 at the Pullman Mercure Hotel, Albert Park. Tickets are on sale now.

For more information or to buy tickets visit www.hifishow.com.au


Following three successful years in Melbourne, the fourth International Hi-Fi Show heads North for 2019 to Darling Harbour in Sydney. Put July 5th - 7th in your diary now for the Inaugural 2019 Sydney International Hi-Fi Show. Stay tuned to www.hifishow.com.au for more details.

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Marc Rushton

StereoNET’s Founder & Publisher and still buried deep in the review room auditioning everything from docks to soundbars, amplifiers and headphones. Marc is also the founder of the annual International HiFi Show.

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