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REVIEW: MARANTZ SA-14S1 SPECIAL EDITION SACD PLAYER

A jaunt around the SA-14S1 SE’s specs, features and build quality elicit one major keyword - formidable. Read on to hear just why the SA-14S1 SE SACD Player won't be leaving chateau Familari.

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REVIEW: BEYERDYNAMIC DT240 PRO OVER EAR HEADPHONES

Beyerdynamic has dedicated decades of research and testing into the professional headphone market. The DT240 PRO is the latest professional release but does it deliver for just $139?

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REVIEW: BOWERS & WILKINS PX NOISE CANCELLING HEADPHONES

Bowers & Wilkins' first noise-cancelling headphones tick a lot of boxes on paper, but how do its PX headphones that were designed by the very same engineers that worked on the brand's 800 Series D3 flagship speakers really sound? Read on.

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REVIEW: PIONEER SE-MONITOR 5 HEADPHONES

The flagship headphone market is getting bigger and bigger every single day, and I could not be happier as a result. In 2017, Pioneer released their new SE-Monitor 5 headphones which we take a closer look at here.

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MUSIC REVIEW: UMPHREY’S McGEE: it’s not us

Have you ever had a taste for a mix of latter-day post-rock, prog, with a touch of Zappa, by way of MAHAVISHNU but could not be bothered getting off the couch to change discs? Indiana band UMPHREY'S McGEE may be just the tonic you are looking for.

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REVIEW: SENNHEISER AMBEO SMART HEADSET

The AMBEO Smart Headset is a brand-new product from Sennheiser produced in conjunction with audio company Apogee. 3D Binaural Audio recording is the process of capturing the world around you as you hear it.

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REVIEW: BENQ W1700 4K UHD HOME CINEMA PROJECTOR

BenQ's announcement of a sub-$3000 4K projector certainly got home cinema enthusiasts talking. BenQ then dropped a bomb by announcing that for launch and for a limited time it would be available for just $2,499.

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REVIEW: BENQ GS-1 PORTABLE PROJECTOR

All the indications point to a long, dry sweltering summer ahead of us. Which is why I got so interested in the new BenQ GS-1 portable projector that was attracting quite a crowd at this year’s Melbourne International Hi-Fi Show.

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REVIEW: NAD ELECTRONICS T 758 V3 AV RECEIVER

NAD's T 758 AV Receiver was first released in 2011. Now in it's third evolution, read on to see just how good it really is and why it's received StereoNET's Best In Class Award - Under $2500, for 2017.

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REVIEW: MCINTOSH MA8900 INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER

McIntosh’s new MA8900 integrated amplifier simply confirms the brand’s iconic status. Yes, I know, I know, it’s solid state. But trust me, it sounds so complete after an hour spent pleasurably in its company; you’ll want one.

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BLU-RAY REVIEW: WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (4K ULTRAHD)

The final film in the new Planet of the Apes trilogy is a fine one - but what did we think of the 4K UltraHD treatment? Kob Monney explains ...

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REVIEW: LUXMAN EQ-500 PHONO AMPLIFIER

Phono stages aren’t the most glamorous item in a hi-fi chain. But if you want to hear your cherished record player at its best, a good one is essential. We’ve heard few better than Luxman’s EQ-500, regardless of price.

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REVIEW: ULTIMATE WIRELESS NOISE CANCELLING HEADPHONES SHOOTOUT

We know you've all been wondering who takes home the prize for best wireless noise-cancelling headphones. The results are in - Bose QuietComfort 35 II vs Bowers & Wilkins PX vs Sony WH-1000XM2

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MUSIC REVIEW: JEFF BECK - TRUTH (SACD, AUDIO FIDELITY 2017)

It is odd that when 'Truth' had its British release, it flopped miserably. It fared much better in the U.S. and found favour in Australia where it was virtually compulsory listening for the educated ear. We take a closer look at Audio Fidelity's 2017 rele

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REVIEW: TRIANGLE TURNTABLE & ELARA LN01A SPEAKER PACK

Triangle's Turntable and Elara LN01A Active Speaker package gets you a lot for your hard-earned. Your money buys a package that’s neat, sweet and petite.

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REVIEW: PIONEER XDP-30R DIGITAL AUDIO PLAYER

With some unique features, sleek aesthetics and a more affordable price than many of the competitors, Pioneer are shaking the digital audio player market up with the XDP-30R.

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REVIEW: AUDIO-TECHNICA ATH-M50X LIMITED EDITION HEADPHONES

In September this year, Audio-Technica announced a new Limited Edition Red version of the ever-popular ATH-M50x. Reviewer, Matthew Jens, didn’t have to think twice and purchased a pair immediately.

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REVIEW: PIONEER VSX-932 AV RECEIVER

It’s been almost two years since we reviewed Pioneer’s VSX-930. At the time we were impressed how much technology could be built into AVR with a $1,349 asking price. Here we are, two years and two product generations later, with the $1,099 VSX-932.

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REVIEW: WYNDHAM AUDIO BR3 LOUDSPEAKERS

On the world stage, there’s one area in audio manufacturing that home-grown Aussie brands have done particularly well at – loudspeakers. Nic Tatham takes a closer look at the BR3 Floor-standing speakers from Wyndham Audio.

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MUSIC REVIEW: THE CACTUS CHANNEL, STAY A WHILE

Melbourne band, The Cactus Channel are out to demonstrate their natural evolution as a unit with their third album and while they may have outgrown the Daptone reverence of their initial sound, they’re unmistakably the same group.

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BLU-RAY REVIEW: WONDER WOMAN 4K ULTRA HD

Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman saves the day with this cracking 4K Blu-ray release.

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REVIEW: PIONEER N-70AE NETWORK AUDIO PLAYER

This capable music streamer ticks almost all of the right boxes. We take a closer look and compare it to the pricier Cambridge Audio Azur 851-N.

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REVIEW: EAT B-SHARP TURNTABLE

Who would have thought that here in the year 2017 that vinyl collecting and turntable production would still be going strong? Nic Tatham takes a closer look at the B-Sharp Turntable from European Audio Team.

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REVIEW: INAKUSTIK CABLES

My last cables were keepers. Now they’re gone. So I’m taking a different approach to my Inakustiks, and I now describe them to my buddies as “end gamers thanks to my accountant."

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REVIEW: SENNHEISER HD 4.50 WIRELESS HEADPHONES

Have Sennheiser used their decades of R&D to crack the code to making high quality, yet affordable noise-cancelling headphones? Or were a few too many corners cut just to bring the price down this low? Let’s dig deeper in our review.

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