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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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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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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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LUXMAN ANNOUNCES NEW PD-151 TURNTABLE

Luxman has announced it's new entry-level turntable named the PD-151 which will initially be released in Japan in November this year.

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MUSICAL FIDELITY IS BACK WITH NEW M2 RANGE

Musical Fidelity has just announced the M2si integrated amplifier and M2sCD CD player. These two new products make up its new M2 range.

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HIGH DEFINITION VINYL IS ON THE WAY

Pop the corks on your champagne and get your turntable primed because folks, we’re here to tell you High Definition vinyl is on its way.

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NAD ELECTRONICS ANNOUNCES NEW PRODUCTS

NAD Electronics has announced two new products that debuted at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest last week, before being shown this week at the upcoming Melbourne International Hi-Fi Show.

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KIWI AUDIO LUMINARIES SET TO ROCK THE ROCKIES

Kiwi companies Pureaudio and Design Build Listen are combining with US Distributor Old Forge Distribution to exhibit at the annual Rocky Mountain Audio Fest this coming weekend in Denver, Colorado. (Tower, Room 9004)

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