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REVIEW: CAMBRIDGE AUDIO EDGE A INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER

To celebrate the 50th year of operations, Cambridge Audio has released a new Edge series of components. We take a look at the Edge A Integrated Amplifier.

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REVIEW: SONUS FABER SONETTO II 2-WAY STANDMOUNT LOUDSPEAKERS

Sonus faber's new family of loudspeakers, Sonetto, are handmade in Italy, inspired by the history of Italian literature and made in traditional Sonus faber style. We take a closer look at the Sonetto II, 2-way stand mount loudspeaker.

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REVIEW: BOWERS & WILKINS FORMATION SUITE

Bowers & Wilkins may well have been late to the high-resolution wireless audio party but with all eyes on them as they release their Formation Suite, it seems they've more than delivered a comprehensive, and formidable product range.

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REVIEW: KRIX MX-5 MODULAR CINEMA SCREEN SPEAKER SYSTEM

You've probably experienced home cinema before, but have you experienced real cinema at home? In this world-first review, we take a close look and listen to the just announced Krix MX-5 Modular Screen Cinema Speaker System.

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REVIEW: BOSE FRAMES ALTO AUDIO SUNGLASSES

I love wearable tech. I especially love quirky wearables, so naturally, when Bose announced its Bose Frames Alto, Bluetooth sunglasses with speakers built-in, I was onboard.

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REVIEW: AUDIOFLY AF140 MK2 HYBRID IN-EAR MONITORS

Based in Perth, Audiofly designs and develops some of the only Australian-based IEMs on the market. We got our hands on a pair of Audiofly's latest AF140 MK2 IEMs for review.

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REVIEW: YAMAHA AVENTAGE CX-A5200 PREAMPLIFIER & MX-A5200 AMPLIFIER

Sitting firmly at the top of Yamaha's AV range is its statement piece, or pieces in this case. The CX-A5200 is an 11 channel pre-amplifier and AV processor, while the MX-A5200 is an 11 channel power amplifier, together commanding an asking price of $7,998

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REVIEW: BENQ W2700 4K UHD PROJECTOR

BenQ's game-changing W5700 projector left us impressed by its abilities when we reviewed it earlier this year. Now it's time to put its little brother, the $2,599 W2700 True 4K DLP Projector through its paces.

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REVIEW: YAMAHA NS-5000 FLAGSHIP LOUDSPEAKERS

Are Yamaha's Premium Flagship Loudspeakers a makeover of the original NS-1000, or is there more to the story? Perhaps they're the best speakers you'll never hear?

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REVIEW: ANTHEM MRX-720 7.2 CHANNEL ARC GENESIS AV RECEIVER

We reviewed Anthem MRX-1120 two years ago, and while the AV Receiver range has not changed since, a series of free firmware upgrades have been released. So we jumped at the chance to review the smaller MRX-720 featuring ARC Genesis Room Correction.

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REVIEW: ONKYO TX-SR393 5.2 CHANNEL AV RECEIVER

We take a closer look at Onyko's budget-friendly 5.2 Channel AV Receiver that packs grunt along with all the latest immersive sound formats.

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REVIEW: MR SPEAKERS AEON FLOW HEADPHONES

From humble beginnings selling modified headphones on forums to 3D printing custom cups, Mr Speakers has gone on to become one of the world's most respected headphone companies. We take a closer look at the AEON Flow Headphones.

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REVIEW: NURA NURAPHONE HEADPHONES

Most headphones deliver a sound signature that remains consistent to each listener that tries them out. But here's the thing - not all listeners are the same. Nuraphone attempts to solve that problem and we take a close look to see just how well.

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REVIEW: CREEK AUDIO EVOLUTION 100A INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER

Britain's Creek Audio has established a reputation for producing high-performance, value for money Hi-Fi components. We take a closer look at its state-of-the-art, modular design Evolution 100A integrated amplifier.

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REVIEW: JBL L100 CLASSIC LOUDSPEAKERS

Everything old is new again. Iconic models of hi-fi components are enjoying a rebirth and re-release, and why not? We take a look at JBL's latest take on the L100 Heritage Bookshelf Speakers, now released as the L100 Classic.

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REVIEW: OAD ULTRAFIDELITY UP1 PHONO PREAMPLIFIER

If you want the very best from your vinyl playback and analog hi-fi system, then you're going to want to check out the Australian designed and manufactured UP1 Phono Stage from Open Audio Designs.

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REVIEW: BEYERDYNAMIC LAGOON ANC HEADPHONES

The active noise-cancelling headphones market just had a new contender arrive in the form of Beyerdynamic, and its Lagoon ANC is worthy of the crown. Read on for the detailed review.

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REVIEW: DENON AVC-X6500H 11.2 CHANNEL AV SURROUND AMPLIFIER

We loved Denon's AVC-X8500H AV Amplifier so much when we reviewed it last year, so we just had to get the X6500H smaller sibling in to see just how it compared to the behemoth.

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REVIEW: RUIPRO TRUE 4K FIBRE HDMI CABLE

The increased popularity of 4K content has presented problems for many with HDMI cables, particularly over extended runs between a source and display device. RuiPro delivers an affordable HDMI cable solution.

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REVIEW: MEDIALIGHT BIAS LIGHTING

A bias light is simply a light placed behind your television to reduce eye-strain and improve your TV's perceived contrast ratio. From as little as $99 it could be the most affordable upgrade you can make to your TV.

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BLU-RAY REVIEW: BATMAN 4K ULTRA HD

Football, politics, and who was the greatest Batman - all the stuff of many heated dinner table conversations. I side with Christian Bale and Nolan’s vision of Batman.

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BLU-RAY REVIEW: AQUAMAN 4K ULTRA HD

I think it's far from speculation to say that the DC movies haven't lived up to the hopes of audiences, or for that matter Warner Brothers. Regardless, there's an undeniable charm to the characters of the DC Universe.

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REVIEW: CHORD ELECTRONICS QUTEST DAC

Could Chord Electronics' Qutest DAC be the screaming bargain in a market offering DACs often commanding the price of a motor vehicle? We take a closer look and answer that question.

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REVIEW: AUDIO-TECHNICA ATH-ANC900BT NOISE CANCELLING BLUETOOTH HEADPHONES

How does Audio-technica's new ATH-ANC900BT Noise Cancelling Bluetooth headphones stack up against the competition from Sony, Bose, B&W and Sennheiser? Read on to find out.

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REVIEW: KLIPSCH THE THREE WITH GOOGLE ASSISTANT SMART SPEAKER

Sporting a striking retro-futurist design and stripped-back controls, this Klipsch mid-range wireless speaker is remarkably easy to live with.

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