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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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REVIEW: ELAC MIRACORD 90 ANNIVERSARY TURNTABLE

ELAC's Miracord 90 Anniversary is the current top of the line turntable in its line-up and is something rather special to look upon. We put it through its paces to see if it performs as good as it looks.

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REVIEW: BENQ W5700 4K UHD PROJECTOR

There's been quite a buzz around BenQ's W5700 announcement since word broke earlier this year. Demand has outstripped supply, and we were as eager to get our hands on a review sample as consumers have been to snap one up!

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REVIEW: PRO-JECT PHONO BOX S2 PHONO PREAMPLIFIER

Never overlooking the value-for-money offerings on the Hi-Fi market in Australia, StereoNET takes a closer look at Pro-Ject's $280 compact phono preamplifier capable of bringing out the best of either MM or MC phono cartridges.

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REVIEW: STAX SRM-D50 ELECTROSTATIC DRIVER AND DAC

In all my years as a headphone listening enthusiast, one thing has remained clear from the very start - there is nothing quite like listening to a Stax system. We take a closer look at the new Stax SRM-D50 which blends electrostatic earspeaker driving ...

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REVIEW: SVS SB-3000 13” SUBWOOFER

In recent years SVS has grown rapidly and is fast becoming one of the preeminent companies amongst home theatre enthusiasts. Its range of value-for-money subwoofers and loudspeakers is vast. We take a closer look at the SB-3000 subwoofer which sits ...

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REVIEW: PANASONIC SC-GA10 SMART SPEAKER

There’s certainly no shortage of smart speakers to choose from – so is Panasonic's effort, the Google Assistant-based SC-GA10, worth its sizeable asking price? Let’s find out.

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS: BOWERS & WILKINS FORMATION SERIES

Following the breaking announcement of Bowers & Wilkins' new Formation Wireless Suite we caught up with the full range for a hands-on demo.

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REVIEW: PIONEER VSX-LX303 9.2 CHANNEL AV RECEIVER

Entry level AV Receivers can often leave a lot to be desired when it comes to sound quality. Pioneer often buck this trend however, and we see if its latest LX303 stacks up.

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REVIEW: MARK LEVINSON Nº585.5 INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER

Mark Levinson's Nº585.5 is the brand's new flagship integrated amplifier - a $33,995 statement masterpiece and we at StereoNET were of course, very keen to hear it in action.

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REVIEW: VAF RESEARCH DC-7 MK3 FLOORSTANDING LOUDSPEAKERS

Too often overlooked is the fact that we're fortunate to have a world-class loudspeaker manufacturer right here in Australia. We take a closer look at the latest version, Mk.3 of the famed DC-7 Floorstanding Loudspeakers.

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REVIEW: LG C9 4K OLED TV & SL10YG SOUNDBAR

When LG invited me to travel to Sydney to take part in a ‘lock-down’ review of LG's latest C9 OLED and SL10YG Sound Bar, naturally my bags were packed by the door in anticipation.

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REVIEW: YAMAHA MUSICCAST VINYL 500 TURNTABLE

When is a turntable more than just a turntable? When it’s a streamer. Huh? Yamaha's MusicCast VINYL 500 Turntable also doubles as a full-featured MusicCast streamer. We take a closer look at what it is and what it does.

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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: SONY VPL-VW270ES 4K PROJECTOR

At one-dollar shy of $8K, the VPL-VW270ES doesn’t exactly fall into the budget-end of the projector market, but it’s still far less of a stretch than any of Sony’s other 4K projectors. How does it stack up?

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BLU-RAY REVIEW: WIDOWS 4K ULTRA HD

British director Steve McQueen has created an outstanding crime/thriller in the form of 2018’s Widows, which was recently released on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray.

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REVIEW: YAMAHA RX-A3080 AVENTAGE AV RECEIVER

While the RX-A3080 may be Yamaha’s flagship AVR coming in at $2,999, on price alone it could be classified more like a mid-range AVR. And indeed, that’s exactly what I had in mind, but as it so happens, I was wrong …

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BLU-RAY REVIEW: HUNTER KILLER 4K ULTRA HD

Three years since London Has Fallen hit the home screen the producers are back at it again with their latest entry Hunter Killer. We take a closer look at the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release.

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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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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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