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20 CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS FOR THE MUSIC LOVER

Christmas is a time for giving and receiving so we’ve put together a selection of twenty gift ideas for the music lover and HiFi enthusiast. All these gift ideas can be found for under $500 with a little shopping around.

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COMMENT: 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.

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HOW TUBULAR BELLS BUILT THE VIRGIN EMPIRE

It's possible to draw a direct line from an LP deemed utterly uncommercial to a company prepared to put tourists into space. In this feature, Andrew Murphy outlines just how Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells contributed to what would become the Virgin empire.

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STEREONET AWARDS: 2017 INTERNATIONAL HIFI SHOW

The annual International HiFi Show in Melbourne has drawn to a close for another year, but before we sign off on this year's show it's time to announce the StereoNET Awards.

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STORIES FROM “THE CLUB” - PART ONE

One perennial problem in the early days of World Record Club was the acquisition of repertoire ...

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MUSICOLOGY: THE HISTORY OF MUSIC STREAMING

If you think about the biggest development in the music industry of the 21st century, there's really only one possible answer: the internet.

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SHOW AND TELL: 2017 MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL HIFI SHOW

The StereoNET organised Melbourne International HiFi Show continues a trend beginning with last year’s well-attended, well-received inaugural event. This year's event was no different except there were more people, and a younger audience.

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REVIEW: MIDNIGHT OIL ARE ONE OF AUSTRALIA’S GREATEST BANDS

A legendary act at their finest. Midnight Oil summed up in five words: Jim Moginie is a genius.

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GALLERY: 2017 MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL HIFI SHOW

It's a wrap! The Melbourne International HiFi Show for 2017 has drawn to a close, but not without exciting the senses of over two thousand attendees across the weekend. Check out our gallery.

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HALF SPEED MASTERING: THE HOLY GRAIL OF VINYL

Abbey Road mastering engineer Miles Showell describes half-speed mastering as 'the holy grail of vinyl cutting'. But what exactly does the process involve? Showell reveals all ...

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HOW TO: PLAY FLAC MUSIC ON YOUR IPHONE

The web has been full of stories on how to play FLAC files on an iPhone this week. It's not all true. Here’s StereoNET’s tried and tested how-to guide.

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LEN WALLIS HONOURED BY HIS PEERS

Len Wallis, owner of Len Wallis Audio Australia’s most iconic hi-fi stores has been inducted to the CEDIA fellows programs.

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GALLERY: INTEGRATE 2017 MELBOURNE

For those working within the Audio-Visual industry, today is the last day of Integrate Expo in Melbourne, the annual AV and Integration show that rotates between Melbourne and Sydney each year.

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PS AUDIO AND MARY WEBB IN HARMONY AT CARLTON AUDIO VISUAL

By the time I’d arrived at the venue, the Melbourne winter mist rolled through Argyle Place and paused outside the front of The Vodka Temple, in Lygon Street, Carlton.

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GALLERY: HONG KONG AV & HEAD-FI SHOW 2017

Photos from Asia's answer to Munich's High End Show, the 2017 Hong Kong AV - HeadFi Show, 11th - 13th August.

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GALLERY: 2017 AUSTRALIAN HIFI & AV SHOW COVERAGE

Set over two floors, punters at the 2017 Australian HiFi & AV Show were treated to audio and video products from not only around the world, but also some of our more prominent, local brands.

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SPINBOX, A RECORD PLAYER A 5-YEAR OLD CAN BUILD

When the founders of Spinbox, a DIY turntable in a cardboard box, dropped an email into my inbox asking if I’d be interested in looking at one of their turntables I nearly dismissed it.

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A DECADE OF SUCCESS FOR SYDNEY AUDIO CLUB

Long before websites and forums such as StereoNET and many others like it around the world, audio clubs and societies were the only way to meet like-minded enthusiasts who understand our passion for high-fidelity sound and music.

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A STELLAR STAX PERFORMANCE AT THE AUDIO EXPERTS

The Audio Experts’ purpose-built store features many dedicated listening rooms, a well-stocked Head-Fi Bar, and a perfect blend of 2-channel and Home Cinema equipment to suit all customers.

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SGR AUDIO: FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS TO THE WORLD STAGE

The UK has Rega, Cambridge Audio, Linn, B&W, and dozens more. The US has Audio Research, Krell, Mark Levinson, and the list goes on. Australia has a new hero, SGR Audio.

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LEN WALLIS - CELEBRATING 39 YEARS

The 29th May signifies 39 years of service from Sydney's Len Wallis Audio. We thought it would be a great opportunity to 'bump' an fantasic article Len Wallis contributed to StereoNET just 3 years ago.

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GALLERY: HIGH END SHOW, MUNICH 2017

Munich's High End Show is without doubt the highlight of the show calendar each year. 2017's event had an even larger International focus and high caliber of visitors. Read on for our full photo gallery.

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SAVI by Name, SAVI by Nature

While not a new retailer, you may not have heard of Perth's audio visual specialist, SAVI Systems. Established in 2006, SAVI are creating a real buzz within the market for their paramount service, advice and range of products.

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7 Christmas Gift Ideas for 2016

So it's that time of the year again. Let us save you the time with some great gift ideas for the HiFi or music lover this Christmas.

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Melbourne’s High End Home Cinema Specialists, Entertaining Environments

Why sit with strangers at the cinema, all too often listening to sub-standard surround sound systems when you can have an even greater experience from your very own home? Melbourne's Entertaining Environments can show you how.

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