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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.

Posted in: Home Theatre Visual Integration

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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.

Posted in: Visual

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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.

Posted in: Lifestyle Smart Homes & IoT

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REVIEW: HESCHL AUDIO LABS HAL350 DAC AMPLIFIER

Setting out to design, develop, and manufacturer a new amplifier today is much harder than you can imagine, especially when the market has thousands of excellent amplifiers already. What drives a person to create another one?

Posted in: StereoLUX! Hi-Fi

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REVIEW: MEZE AUDIO EMPYREAN PLANAR MAGNETIC HEADPHONES

You know how they say that you should never meet your heroes? Well, after a couple of brief encounters with the Meze Audio Empyrean headphones at shows it was time to invite a pair home. 

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BLU-RAY REVIEW: ALIEN 4K ULTRA HD

While many things could be said about the now 40-year-old horror/sci-fi classic, perhaps most surprising is how well it’s stood the test of time.

Posted in: Home Theatre Visual

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REVIEW: KEF R11 FLOOR STANDING LOUDSPEAKERS

With the release of the next-generation R Series loudspeakers from KEF, we take a closer look at the R11 which is the flagship and largest of the three floor standing models in the series.

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REVIEW: BOWERS & WILKINS 606 STANDMOUNT SPEAKERS

Bowers & Wilkins' 606 have some rather big shoes to fill as they replace the 685 S2s. With five years to come up with the perfect recipe, we take a closer look to determine if the wait has been worth it.

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REVIEW: TIVOLI AUDIO GO FONICO TRUE WIRELESS EARBUDS

The technical boffins at Tivoli Audio have taken the reigns and produced a sleek, portable, true wireless IEM called Go Fonico. With strong indicators pointing towards sound quality and portability, we take an ears-on look and listen.

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REVIEW: JBL STAGE LOUDSPEAKERS

JBL's latest loudspeaker release, STAGE, promises big sound at affordable pricing that is equally capable for either home theatre or two-channel stereo applications. We take a closer look at the 5.1 Pack One system.

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REVIEW: EPSON EH-TW9400 4K PRO-UHD PROJECTOR

No sooner had BenQ's latest W5700 been boxed up, Epson's new EH-TW9400 4K PRO-UHD projector arrived for review. We take a closer look at Epson's latest offering in the 4K space.

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REVIEW: ELAC MIRACORD 90 ANNIVERSARY TURNTABLE

ELAC's Miracord 90 Anniversary is the current top of the line turntable in its line-up and is something rather special to look upon. We put it through its paces to see if it performs as good as it looks.

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REVIEW: BENQ W5700 4K UHD PROJECTOR

There's been quite a buzz around BenQ's W5700 announcement since word broke earlier this year. Demand has outstripped supply, and we were as eager to get our hands on a review sample as consumers have been to snap one up!

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REVIEW: PRO-JECT PHONO BOX S2 PHONO PREAMPLIFIER

Never overlooking the value-for-money offerings on the Hi-Fi market in Australia, StereoNET takes a closer look at Pro-Ject's $280 compact phono preamplifier capable of bringing out the best of either MM or MC phono cartridges.

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REVIEW: STAX SRM-D50 ELECTROSTATIC DRIVER AND DAC

In all my years as a headphone listening enthusiast, one thing has remained clear from the very start - there is nothing quite like listening to a Stax system. We take a closer look at the new Stax SRM-D50 which blends electrostatic earspeaker driving ...

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REVIEW: SVS SB-3000 13” SUBWOOFER

In recent years SVS has grown rapidly and is fast becoming one of the preeminent companies amongst home theatre enthusiasts. Its range of value-for-money subwoofers and loudspeakers is vast. We take a closer look at the SB-3000 subwoofer which sits ...

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REVIEW: PANASONIC SC-GA10 SMART SPEAKER

There’s certainly no shortage of smart speakers to choose from – so is Panasonic's effort, the Google Assistant-based SC-GA10, worth its sizeable asking price? Let’s find out.

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS: BOWERS & WILKINS FORMATION SERIES

Following the breaking announcement of Bowers & Wilkins' new Formation Wireless Suite we caught up with the full range for a hands-on demo.

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