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REVIEW: DENON AVC-X8500H 13.2 CHANNEL AV AMPLIFIER

Denon has cooked up a storm with its latest AV Amplifier. How good? Read on to see if Denon's AVC-X8500H earns just one, or a trio of Michelin stars.

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REVIEW: AROMA AUDIO EARLY & TWINS IN-EAR MONITORS

Aroma Audio is a relatively new player in the audiophile headphone market from Japan. A subsidiary of TopWing Cybersound group, we take a closer look at its Early and Twins In-Ear Monitor headphones.

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REVIEW: PRO-JECT 175TH ANNIVERSARY VIENNA PHILHARMONIC TURNTABLE

When turntable brand, Pro-Ject decided to commemorate the Vienna Philharmonic’s 175th birthday, the occasion demanded something a wee bit special and that's exactly what transpired. We take a closer look.

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REVIEW: NAD ELECTRONICS C388 HYBRID DIGITAL DAC AMPLIFIER

NAD Electronics’ C388 Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier is a bit of a mouthful, but it's an accurate description of NAD’s new integrated architecture. We take a closer look at this well-equipped integrated amplifier.

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REVIEW: SENNHEISER IE 80 S IN-EAR HEADPHONES

Sennheiser has doubled down on the success of the original IE 80 In-ear headphones with the release of the newer, 'S' version which is said to have taken real-world customer feedback onboard for a range of improvements.

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REVIEW: CARY AUDIO SLP-05 PREAMPLIFIER & CAD-120S MKII POWER AMPLIFIER

Taken separately or as a combination, the sheer musicality and vibrancy of these Cary components signals that they’re serious, high-end models.

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REVIEW: KRIX HOME CINEMA LOUDSPEAKER SYSTEM

One of Australia’s oldest and arguably the most successful local loudspeaker manufacturers, Krix has an unrivalled pedigree when it comes to delivering movie sound, in both cinemas and the home. We take a look at one of Krix's home cinema speaker packs.

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REVIEW: MARANTZ SR8012 11.2 CHANNEL AV AMPLIFIER

One year after Sound United's ownership of Denon and Marantz, good things are emerging. The latest product from the Marantz stable is the flagship SR8012 11.2 channel AV amplifier. We take a closer look.

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REVIEW: AUDIO-TECHNICA ATH-ANC700BT WIRELESS NOISE CANCELLING HEADPHONES

Audio-Technica's ATH-ANC700BT sells in Australia for just shy of $350. This over-ear release is locking horns with the likes of the Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC, Sony's WH-H900N and the Bose QC25. How does it stack up?

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REVIEW: SONY VPL-VW760ES 4K HDR LASER PROJECTOR

As an ISF certified calibrator, I’ve worked with some impressive looking projectors and TV’s, but there’s always the standouts. Will Sony's VPL-VW760ES 4K HDR Laser Projector join this growing list? Read on.

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REVIEW: SENNHEISER HD 660 S OVER-EAR HEADPHONES

It's hard to believe, but Sennheiser's HD 600 were first released in 1997. They've now been manufacturing and selling this model headphone for over twenty years! Sennheiser, after all these years, has finally released a new headphone to the legendary HD 6

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REVIEW: CHORD ELECTRONICS POLY MUSIC STREAMER / PLAYER

Poly is a portable music streamer/player that combines with Mojo to wirelessly stream from connected devices and playback from its Micro SD, all with smartphone control. We take a hands-on look along with the highly anticipated GoFigure app.

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REVIEW: ISOACOUSTICS OREA SERIES ISOLATORS

The arrival of IsoAcoustic’s OREA Series equipment isolators led reviewer Peter Familari on an investigation into vibrations and resonance, and a journey of discovery.

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REVIEW: DENON AH-D7200 OVER-EAR HEADPHONES

Denon headphones have been described by many as some of the finest over-ear dynamic headphones on the planet. Denon has now released a new flagship to sit at the top of the high-end range, the AH-D7200.

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REVIEW: SENNHEISER IE800S IN-EAR HEADPHONES

Sennheiser has just unleashed a successor to award-winning IE800, this time bearing the company’s flagship “S” at the end of the model number. We take a closer look at these in-ear monitor headphones.

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REVIEW: AUDIO-TECHNICA ATH-ADX5000 OPEN-BACK HEADPHONES

There is just something alluring about a flagship model in a product range. Maybe it’s the meticulous craftsmanship, the clever design, the bold technology claims, or the luxurious packaging. We take a closer look at the ATH-ADX5000 from Audio-technica.

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REVIEW: DENON AVR-X4400H 9.2 CHANNEL AV RECEIVER

On the outside, Denon's AVR-X4400H appears identical to its predecessor, the AVR-X4300H, which we reviewed in January 2017. We take a closer look at this year's release and the improvements made.

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REVIEW: AUDIO-TECHNICA PHONO CARTRIDGES

These days the current generation of younger audiophiles equate Audio-technica with its large spread of headphones. More seasoned audio flakes, however, celebrate the brand’s continuing research and development in phono cartridges.

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REVIEW: PIONEER PD-70AE SUPER AUDIO CD PLAYER

Don’t know about you, but I see Pioneer’s new PD-70AE SACD/CD player as a signal that this legacy brand is hurtling back into stereo.

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REVIEW: KRIX ESOTERIX ALTUM BOOKSHELF SPEAKERS

Krix stands out from the crowd as much by its longevity as by its design and manufacturing brilliance. Qualities that give Krix an unrivalled global footprint. The Esoterix Altum is a 2-way bookshelf with some innovative tech.

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REVIEW: REDGUM AUDIO RGi35ENR INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER

If you are posing the question “Redgum Who?” be advised: Redgum is a quintessentially Australian audio brand. We take a closer look at the RGi35ENR amplifier which can trace its roots back to 1976. Read on ...

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BLU-RAY REVIEW: KING ARTHUR - LEGEND OF THE SWORD

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword focuses on Arthur’s story after the death of his mother and father (Eric Bana and Poppy Delavigne) and his eventual ascension to the throne.

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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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