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REVIEW: YAMAHA NS-5000 FLAGSHIP LOUDSPEAKERS

Are Yamaha's Premium Flagship Loudspeakers a makeover of the original NS-1000, or is there more to the story? Perhaps they're the best speakers you'll never hear?

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REVIEW: ANTHEM MRX-720 7.2 CHANNEL ARC GENESIS AV RECEIVER

We reviewed Anthem MRX-1120 two years ago, and while the AV Receiver range has not changed since, a series of free firmware upgrades have been released. So we jumped at the chance to review the smaller MRX-720 featuring ARC Genesis Room Correction.

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REVIEW: ONKYO TX-SR393 5.2 CHANNEL AV RECEIVER

We take a closer look at Onyko's budget-friendly 5.2 Channel AV Receiver that packs grunt along with all the latest immersive sound formats.

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REVIEW: MR SPEAKERS AEON FLOW HEADPHONES

From humble beginnings selling modified headphones on forums to 3D printing custom cups, Mr Speakers has gone on to become one of the world's most respected headphone companies. We take a closer look at the AEON Flow Headphones.

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REVIEW: NURA NURAPHONE HEADPHONES

Most headphones deliver a sound signature that remains consistent to each listener that tries them out. But here's the thing - not all listeners are the same. Nuraphone attempts to solve that problem and we take a close look to see just how well.

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REVIEW: CREEK AUDIO EVOLUTION 100A INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER

Britain's Creek Audio has established a reputation for producing high-performance, value for money Hi-Fi components. We take a closer look at its state-of-the-art, modular design Evolution 100A integrated amplifier.

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REVIEW: JBL L100 CLASSIC LOUDSPEAKERS

Everything old is new again. Iconic models of hi-fi components are enjoying a rebirth and re-release, and why not? We take a look at JBL's latest take on the L100 Heritage Bookshelf Speakers, now released as the L100 Classic.

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REVIEW: OAD ULTRAFIDELITY UP1 PHONO PREAMPLIFIER

If you want the very best from your vinyl playback and analog hi-fi system, then you're going to want to check out the Australian designed and manufactured UP1 Phono Stage from Open Audio Designs.

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REVIEW: BEYERDYNAMIC LAGOON ANC HEADPHONES

The active noise-cancelling headphones market just had a new contender arrive in the form of Beyerdynamic, and its Lagoon ANC is worthy of the crown. Read on for the detailed review.

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REVIEW: DENON AVC-X6500H 11.2 CHANNEL AV SURROUND AMPLIFIER

We loved Denon's AVC-X8500H AV Amplifier so much when we reviewed it last year, so we just had to get the X6500H smaller sibling in to see just how it compared to the behemoth.

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REVIEW: RUIPRO TRUE 4K FIBRE HDMI CABLE

The increased popularity of 4K content has presented problems for many with HDMI cables, particularly over extended runs between a source and display device. RuiPro delivers an affordable HDMI cable solution.

Posted in: Home Theatre Visual Integration

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REVIEW: MEDIALIGHT BIAS LIGHTING

A bias light is simply a light placed behind your television to reduce eye-strain and improve your TV's perceived contrast ratio. From as little as $99 it could be the most affordable upgrade you can make to your TV.

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BLU-RAY REVIEW: BATMAN 4K ULTRA HD

Football, politics, and who was the greatest Batman - all the stuff of many heated dinner table conversations. I side with Christian Bale and Nolan’s vision of Batman.

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BLU-RAY REVIEW: AQUAMAN 4K ULTRA HD

I think it's far from speculation to say that the DC movies haven't lived up to the hopes of audiences, or for that matter Warner Brothers. Regardless, there's an undeniable charm to the characters of the DC Universe.

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REVIEW: CHORD ELECTRONICS QUTEST DAC

Could Chord Electronics' Qutest DAC be the screaming bargain in a market offering DACs often commanding the price of a motor vehicle? We take a closer look and answer that question.

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REVIEW: AUDIO-TECHNICA ATH-ANC900BT NOISE CANCELLING BLUETOOTH HEADPHONES

How does Audio-technica's new ATH-ANC900BT Noise Cancelling Bluetooth headphones stack up against the competition from Sony, Bose, B&W and Sennheiser? Read on to find out.

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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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REVIEW: HESCHL AUDIO LABS HAL350 DAC AMPLIFIER

Setting out to design, develop, and manufacturer a new amplifier today is much harder than you can imagine, especially when the market has thousands of excellent amplifiers already. What drives a person to create another one?

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REVIEW: MEZE AUDIO EMPYREAN PLANAR MAGNETIC HEADPHONES

You know how they say that you should never meet your heroes? Well, after a couple of brief encounters with the Meze Audio Empyrean headphones at shows it was time to invite a pair home. 

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BLU-RAY REVIEW: ALIEN 4K ULTRA HD

While many things could be said about the now 40-year-old horror/sci-fi classic, perhaps most surprising is how well it’s stood the test of time.

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REVIEW: KEF R11 FLOOR STANDING LOUDSPEAKERS

With the release of the next-generation R Series loudspeakers from KEF, we take a closer look at the R11 which is the flagship and largest of the three floor standing models in the series.

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REVIEW: BOWERS & WILKINS 606 STANDMOUNT SPEAKERS

Bowers & Wilkins' 606 have some rather big shoes to fill as they replace the 685 S2s. With five years to come up with the perfect recipe, we take a closer look to determine if the wait has been worth it.

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REVIEW: TIVOLI AUDIO GO FONICO TRUE WIRELESS EARBUDS

The technical boffins at Tivoli Audio have taken the reigns and produced a sleek, portable, true wireless IEM called Go Fonico. With strong indicators pointing towards sound quality and portability, we take an ears-on look and listen.

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REVIEW: JBL STAGE LOUDSPEAKERS

JBL's latest loudspeaker release, STAGE, promises big sound at affordable pricing that is equally capable for either home theatre or two-channel stereo applications. We take a closer look at the 5.1 Pack One system.

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REVIEW: EPSON EH-TW9400 4K PRO-UHD PROJECTOR

No sooner had BenQ's latest W5700 been boxed up, Epson's new EH-TW9400 4K PRO-UHD projector arrived for review. We take a closer look at Epson's latest offering in the 4K space.

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