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BLUESOUND GEN2 WIRELESS MULTI-ROOM AUDIO CLEARANCE SALE

With the release of Bluesound's Generation 2i range of products, there's never been a better time to snap up some of the previous generation (Gen 2) range of multi-room, hi-res audio products.

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NAD ELECTRONICS C 658 BLUOS STREAMING DAC LANDS IN FEB

First shown at the Melbourne International Hi-Fi Show in October last year, the NAD Electronics C 658 BluOS Streaming DAC will arrive in New Zealand next month.

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2019 STEREONET MELBOURNE HI-FI SHOW DATES ANNOUNCED

The Australian Hi-Fi Show in Melbourne and organised by StereoNET is emerging as a must-see event on the global Hi-Fi Show calendar, and 2019 will be no exception.

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DIRAC LIVE INTRODUCES BASS MANAGEMENT

The Swedish sound pioneers, Dirac, have today announced that they will launch its all-new Dirac Live Bass Management Module at CES 2019 next month.

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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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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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ALEXA VOICE-CONTROL COMES TO BLUESOUND, NAD AND DALI

The first set of Amazon Alexa Skills for the BluOS Hi-Res Distributed Audio platform found in Bluesound, NAD and Dali products will be available in January 2019.

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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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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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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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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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BOWERS & WILKINS WANTS YOU TO RELAX THIS CHRISTMAS

Christmas is mostly a joyful time of the year. Christmas music though, not so much. Bowers & Wilkins wants to ensure your music is sorted this festive season and has taken matters into its own hands.

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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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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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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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