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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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BLU-RAY REVIEW: DEADPOOL 2, PLUS WIN A BLU-RAY

Deadpool 2 is undoubtedly bigger than the original and for the most part just as entertaining. To conicide with the Blu-ray review, StereoNET has five copies to give away thanks to Klipsch. Read on ...

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REVIEW: ELAC MIRACORD 70 TURNTABLE

The more affordable little brother to Elac's Miracord 70, it reflects important milestone's for Elac's rich heritage. So how does this sub-$2000 turntable perform? Read on.

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REVIEW: NAD ELECTRONICS HP70 NOISE CANCELLING BLUETOOTH HEADPHONES

What better way to test noise-cancelling, Bluetooth over-ear headphones than on a flight? Read on for this real-world test of NAD's HP70 headphones.

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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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