Opinion

Reeling in the Years

David Price reflects upon a generation of changes in the hi-fi world…

Posted in: Hi-Fi Industry

Opinion

Opinion: Specialist Retailing’s Time to Shine

Marc Rushton issues an impassioned plea to hi-fi retailers to change with the times. New business is there for the taking, he says…

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Opinion

The resurgence of Technics and Direct Drive Turntables

With Record Store Day just around the corner, the one day of the year that best celebrates the humble LP and turntables, Geoff Forgie discusses Direct Drive turntables and their resurgence.

Posted in: Hi-Fi

Opinion

A missed opportunity at the 2017 ARIA Awards

It was a night of heavy hitters as the Australian music industries VIPs shuffled over the obligatory red carpet to attend this year’s ARIA awards at the Star City Casino in Sydney. It was also a missed opportunity for the promotion of HiFi.

Posted in: Music Industry

Opinion

What the Press aren’t saying about today’s TVs

Is TV technology at a standstill? It seems that since way back in 2001 when the arrival of flatscreen TVs triggered a buying frenzy of this new technology, not much has really changed since.

Posted in: Visual Technology

Opinion

Hi-Fi as we know it is changing, as Samsung acquires Harman

There's something interesting happening in the consumer electronics marketplace, as traditional tech companies such as Samsung move to acquire audio-centric empires the likes of Harman International.

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Opinion

Don’t look past Aussie brands for loudspeakers

Aussie hi-fi speakers are among the best, and most expensive, in the world. Don't look past Aussie brands, writes Marc Rushton.

Posted in: Hi-Fi Home Theatre Industry

Opinion

Would you spend $100,000 on a turntable?

With a price tag of $100,000 the Air Force One Turntable costs more than a luxury car. What would you be willing to spend on an analog source?

Posted in: Hi-Fi

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How (not) to showcase your brand

The headline read, "Legendary Audio Brand Technics to Make Welcome Return to The Bristol Show". It certainly sounds exciting. The iconic brand of yesteryear warmed the hearts of baby boomer audiophiles ...

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Opinion

Struggling Back to High Fidelity

We had it once. At least those of us older than 30 had it. I grew up spinning large pieces of vinyl on a basic yet high quality (and very affordable) Acoustic Research turntable hooked up to a Heathkit receiver that I built.

Posted in: Hi-Fi Music Industry

Opinion

The fall of the Compact Disc

Recent reports released by Nielsen in the US suggest downloads of digital music tracks and albums fell in the first half of 2014, while vinyl LP sales and music ‘streaming’ services continue to show growth.

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