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HD VINYL FIRST TEST GROOVES CUT

We first wrote about the HD Vinyl concept back in October 2018. The good news is, the first test grooves have been cut, and Rebeat Innovation says they'll be able to deliver HD Vinyl to your turntable by the second-half of 2019.

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FIRST IMAX ENHANCED 4K BLU-RAY CONTENT EMERGES

Those fortunate enough to be already sporting one of Sony's latest IMAX Enhanced projectors, and a capable Arcam, Denon or Marantz AV Receiver will be pleased to know DTS has announced the first IMAX Enhanced 4K Blu-rays.

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MAGICO EXPANDS M-SERIES RANGE WITH NEW M2 SPEAKERS

Magico has revealed its M2 3-way floor-standing speaker that will be available early 2019.

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APPLE AIRPLAY 2 ARRIVES ON BLUESOUND

One of the hottest streaming music components for 2018, Bluesound's Node 2i, will receive another functionality boost on December 11th, 2018 in the form of Apple AirPlay 2, complete with Siri voice control and Apple Home app compatibility.

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MCINTOSH CELEBRATES 70TH ANNIVERSARY WITH NEW PRE AND POWER VALVE AMPS

While the MC275 valve amplifier remains the brand’s most iconic model, the soon to be released C70 preamp and MC2152 power amplifier signal a new direction for McIntosh.

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SVS ANNOUNCES NEW 3000 SERIES SUBWOOFERS

If there's one thing Ohio, US brand SVS knows, it's subwoofers. The company has built a very highly regarded reputation around them. So the announcement of its brand new 3000 Series range subwoofers is welcome news.

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JVC PUTS QUALITY AHEAD OF PROFIT WITH 2018 PROJECTOR RANGE

Eager JVC projector enthusiasts awaiting the 2018 D-ILA projector line will need to wait longer as the company announces it has ceased production and will not be able to launch the range in the immediate future.

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LINN MAJIK LP12 TURNTABLE WITH NEW MAJIK TONEARM FOR 2019

Buying a Linn turntable allows you to go on an analog journey, upgrading various aspects and components of the turntable as you desire and budget allows. The Majik LP12 is the perfect entry-point and from February 2019 it will ship with a Linn tonearm.

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Reviews

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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KRELL IS BACK ON THE NEW ZEALAND MAP

Finally, there's some good news coming out of Connecticut's Krell headquarters. Discerning audiophiles have embraced the iconic US brand in the world of high-end Hi-Fi since 1980 when Dan and wife, Rondi D'Agostino founded the company.

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DOLBY ENTERS THE HEADPHONE HARDWARE MARKET

2018 marks a new direction for the Dolby Laboratories company with the announcement of its first wireless headphones, dubbed Dolby Dimension.

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CHORD ELECTRONICS CELEBRATES 30 YEARS WITH FLAGSHIP COMPONENTS

Chord Electronics will soon be celebrating its 30th anniversary and what better way to mark the occasion than by launching a state-of-the-art flagship amplifier?

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SONY RELEASES THREE NEW NATIVE 4K PROJECTORS

Sony has announced the arrival of three new native 4K resolution home theatre projectors in New Zealand.

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ROTEL EXTENDS WARRANTY TO 5 YEARS FOR NEW ZEALAND

There's excellent news for fans of Rotel. Rotel is boosting its parts, and labour warranty, effective for models sold in New Zealand from October 2018 by authorised retails to a whopping five years!

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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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MAG-LEV LEVITATING TURNTABLE NOW AVAILABLE IN NZ

Making an extremely eye-catching jump into the NZ vinyl marketplace is the Slovenian company MAG-LEV Audio.

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KEF ANNOUNCES LSX STEREO WIRELESS MUSIC SYSTEM

KEF has announced its follow up to the successful LS50 Wireless speakers. KEF's LSX is a more compact, more affordable fully wireless stereo music system.

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