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REVIEW: NAD M10 BLUOS STREAMING AMPLIFIER

NAD Electronics' new M10 BluOS Streaming Amplifier is the latest addition to its 'Masters” range. Read on to discover why this release knocked the socks off both the reviewer and the editor!

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SHOOTOUT: RECORD CLEANING MACHINES

We take a look at Record Cleaning Machines, the infamous Okki Nokki, and the lesser-known RCM from Consonance.

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REVIEW: ELAC BS 244.3 BOOKSHELF SPEAKERS

Elac's 244.3 bookshelf speakers have a real sense of purpose that defies its minimal size. StereoNET's Steve Smith takes a closer look and gains an education on the Elac brand.

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BLU-RAY REVIEW: FANTASTIC BEASTS - THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, which although, is not without its more charming moments, is undoubtedly a tale for adults. And with it, brings a different perspective on the characters we were introduced to in the Harry Potter series.

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS: BENQ W2700 & W5700 4K UHD PROJECTORS

When a manufacturer pulls out all the stops for a product launch, you know they think they’re onto something pretty special. BenQ's Sydney launch of its newest 4K projectors, the W2700 and W5700, was no exception.

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REVIEW: PANASONIC DP-UB9000 4K BLU-RAY PLAYER

While Panasonic produces disc players at differing price points, there’s no confusing the DP-UB9000 with any of its more price conscientious siblings. Instead, the DP-UB9000 looks every part the high-end player at home in a rack of equipment.

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REVIEW: BEYERDYNAMIC XELENTO WIRELESS IN EAR HEADPHONES

True wireless IEMs are now officially a thing, and they are here to stay. Apple stole the headline with its AirPods, then Sennheiser redefined it with the Momentum True Wireless. Has Beyerdynamic got what it takes to claim the crown? Let's find out.

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REVIEW: SOLIDSTEEL S5-3 HI-FI RACK

We were first introduced to the Italian brand Solidsteel by way of their impressive SS6 speaker stands. A few weeks ago we took delivery of their S5-3 hi-fi rack to see how the upper level of their introductory range performs.

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REVIEW: BOWERS & WILKINS 607 BOOKSHELF LOUDSPEAKERS

When B&W announced its new 600 Series, one model emerged as a potentially great package at a very affordable price. The stellar performer we’re gushing about is the entry level 607 stand mount speaker that’s nicely built and nicely priced at just $949.

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REVIEW: PIONEER UDP-LX800 UNIVERSAL DISC PLAYER

Pioneer's UDP-LX800 Universal Disc Player's announcement was timed almost precisely after Oppo announced its exit from the Blu-ray player market. We put the flagship offering from Pioneer, the UDP-LX800 through its paces.

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REVIEW: DS AUDIO DS-002 OPTICAL PHONO CARTRIDGE

For a medium that was created in the 19th century, vinyl has continued to defy the odds as a playback source. There's been a number of changes over the decades since, but the introduction of optical phono cartridges could be a game-changer.

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BLU-RAY REVIEW: SICARIO - DAY OF THE SOLDADO (4K ULTRA HD)

Sicario Day of the Soldado, directed by Stefano Sollima, may follow closely regarding story and style; however, it just can’t reach the same heights as Sicario.

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REVIEW: PIONEER UDP-LX500 4K UHD BLU-RAY PLAYER

We were eager to get Pioneer's new UDP-LX500 4K Blu-ray player in for review. Having owned a few Oppo disc spinners, the burning question on everyone's mind is whether Pioneer can fill the Oppo void. We put the new spinner through its paces to find out.

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REVIEW: SENNHEISER MOMENTUM TRUE WIRELESS IN-EAR MONITORS

Since Apple decided ditched the headphone jack on the iPhone, the popularity of wireless headphones, and in particular, wireless IEMs has exploded. I tried a few products out but eventually lost hope that a true wireless IEM existed. Until now ...

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REVIEW: ANTHEM STR INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER

Does Anthem's new STR Integrated Amplifier perform at a higher level that justifies the higher asking price than its previous integrated amplifiers on offer? Well, let’s find out.

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REVIEW: BLUESOUND NODE 2I WIRELESS HI-RES MUSIC STREAMER

The latest update to Bluesound's Node Wireless High-Resolution Multi-Room Streamer comes in the form on "2i", and after the previous generation performed so admirably, we were keen to take a look at the latest revision.

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REVIEW: SERHAN+SWIFT BRIGADIER MU.2 STAND-MOUNT SPEAKERS

Collectively known as Serhan+Swift, their Brigadier range of loudspeakers are now making waves around the globe having featured at Hi-Fi shows in both United Kingdom and United States in just the last few months. Let's take a closer look at the Mu.2

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REVIEW: LUXMAN L-505UXII INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER

Luxman's L505uXII is the Mark II version of the L-505uX Integrated Amplifier first released in 2011. Having owned a Luxman turntable in my youth, I was keen to see where the company was at in 2018. We take a closer look at this latest offering from Luxman

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REVIEW: BOWERS & WILKINS 603 FLOOR STANDING LOUDSPEAKERS

The largest speaker in Bowers & Wilkins' latest version of its 600 Series range, we take a closer look at the 603 Floor Standing Loudspeakers.

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REVIEW: KEF LSX WIRELESS STEREO SPEAKERS

KEF continues to build on the success of its LS50 Wireless speakers that launched in 2017 with its latest release, the LSX Stereo Wireless Music System. Read our exclusive, first Australian review here.

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BLU-RAY REVIEW: ANNABELLE - CREATION

Anabelle Creation is a tense, taught horror that digs its claws in right from the start, and doesn’t let go until the credits are rolling.

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REVIEW: TIVOLI AUDIO ANDIAMO PORTABLE BLUETOOTH SPEAKER

Tivoli Audio has enjoyed immense success since its inception as a radio manufacturer in the year 2000. Nearly twenty years later, Tivoli has demonstrated it can adapt to market trends and ever-changing technology with the introduction of its Go range.

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REVIEW: ROTEL RMB 1585 5-CHANNEL POWER AMPLIFIER

If you've been relying on your AV Receiver's multiple amplifier channels to power your surround sound speakers, perhaps it's time to consider a multi-channel power amplifier? We take a closer look at Rotel's RMB 1585 5-Channel Power Amplifier.

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REVIEW: VINCENT AUDIO KHV-1 HYBRID HEADPHONE AMPLIFIER

Germany's Vincent Audio has a reputation for delivering value for money Hi-Fi products, so as a headphone enthusiast it's KHV-1 amplifier piqued my interest. We take a closer look at its Hybrid Headphone Amplifier.

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REVIEW: SENNHEISER HD 820 FLAGSHIP CLOSED-BACK HEADPHONES

When it comes to high-end closed-back headphones, the choices are surprisingly slim. Do Sennheiser's new HD 820 and its first foray into the high-end, audiophile level closed-back headphones have what it takes?

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