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YAMAHA EMBRACES VINYL AGAIN WITH MORE TURNTABLES

Following the recent news announcing the flagship GT-5000 turntable from Yamaha, at IFA 2018 in Berlin last week Yamaha announced two additional vinyl spinners to complete the range.

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FOCAL SHARPENS ITS FOCUS WITH THREE NEW KANTA MODELS

French loudspeaker goliaths Focal have strengthened its Kanta range with three new designs, hot on the heels of the successful N°2 floorstander introduced last year.

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PURIST AUDIO DESIGN LANDS IN NZ

Making a splash in recent times as a newcomer to the NZ audio landscape is Auckland’s Soundwe NZ. Having secured the Amari and Holo Audio brands for local representation, they are now bringing the acclaimed Purist Audio Design range of cables ...

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TWO DAYS OF AUDIOPHILE BLISS AT AUDIO REFERENCE THIS MONTH

Audio Reference, one of Auckland's premier specialist Hi-Fi outlets are holding a weekend sure to please the senses of audiophiles September 15th - 16th.

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ASTELL&KERN ANNOUNCES SP1000M DIGITAL AUDIO PLAYER

Astell&Kern has added a new player in its flagship line of digital audio players that is smaller and lighter, but equally as capable.

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KRIX TO DEMONSTRATE WORLD-FIRST 24.10.10 DOLBY ATMOS

World-first! 34 decoded speaker channels in a Dolby Atmos home cinema demonstration that will take place exclusively at the 2018 Melbourne International Hi-Fi Show in October.

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IFI AUDIO IS BACK WITH ITS PRO IDSD HI-RES WIFI DAC, PREAMP AND HEADPHONE AMP

Digital music lovers, iFi Audio, has just announced its new Pro iDSD which is a hi-res DAC/preamp, Wi-Fi streamer and headphone amp.

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RAPALLO UPS THE ANTE WITH POSH NEW DIGS

It’s not every day that HiFi/AV retailers build swanky new showrooms, so when this rare phenomenon occurs; it’s a pretty big deal.

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BEYERDYNAMIC RELEASES BLUE BYRD AND LAGOON SOUND PROFILING HEADPHONES

Beyerdynamic announces Blue Byrd and Lagoon noise-cancelling, sound profiling headphones at IFA 2018

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GRADO EMBRACES MODERN TECH WITH GW100 HEADPHONES

Brooklyn-based headphone maestros, Grado Labs, is renowned for its open-backed ear-pleasers. However, did anyone think they'd see the day that the iconic New York boutique brand would go wireless and feature Bluetooth?

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NEW DIRAC LIVE ROOM CORRECTION BETA AVAILABLE

Dirac Research, the Swedish leaders in room correction software solutions, have announced a new, easier to use software version featuring an upgraded user interface, easier setup, and improved technical performance.

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YAMAHA BRINGS BACK THE HIGH-END

Off the back of the success of the NS-5000, Yamaha has today announced a suite of flagship models, including the GT-5000 turntable, C-5000 pre-amplifier, and M-5000 power amplifier, each pushing the boundaries and showcasing Yamaha's capabilities ...

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NEW RANGE AND NEW DISTRIBUTOR FOR SUMIKO

Sumiko's new sextet of phono cartridges is sure to make beautiful music on the end of a nice tonearm thanks to New Zealand's new distributor, Sound Group.

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NEW 600 SERIES LOUDSPEAKER RANGE ANNOUNCED BY B&W

Bowers & Wilkins has announced its new 600 Series speaker range that includes stand-mounts, floor-standers and a matching centre channel speaker and comes in at affordable pricing.

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COME IN AND MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME IN STEREONET NZ’S FORUMS

One of StereoNET's benefits across its international network of sites is the online community it offers, linking enthusiasts and consumers together in one central place. From purchasing advice to moving on your old gear, the forums cater for all.

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HIBY DIGITAL AUDIO PLAYERS LAND IN NEW ZEALAND

You may not have heard of HiBy Music yet. But if you know the names Astell&Kern or FiiO, then you can likely guess what they produce. But they're by no means a new player in the digital audio player market.

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IT’S A GOOD TIME TO BUY BLUESOUND

Bluesound, the emerging king of wireless multiroom audio systems is running a special offer across the month of August.

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ACCUPHASE RELEASES A TRIO OF NEW MODELS

Japan does have an audio equivalent of McIntosh and the brand is called, Accuphase.

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DYNAVECTOR KARAT 17DX AND 10X5 MKII CARTRIDGES RING IN THE CHANGES

Time stood still for a brief moment as I took in the news that Dynavector had updated its desirable 10X5 phono cartridge.

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SONUS FABER’S SONETTO SPEAKERS ARE MUSICAL PRODIGIES

Italian marquee speaker brand Sonus faber could launch new models on Mars, and the reception would still be huge and positive back on planet earth.

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