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REVIEW: BENQ GS-1 PORTABLE PROJECTOR

All the indications point to a long, dry sweltering summer ahead of us. Which is why I got so interested in the new BenQ GS-1 portable projector that was attracting quite a crowd at this year’s Melbourne International Hi-Fi Show.

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REVIEW: NAD ELECTRONICS T 758 V3 AV RECEIVER

NAD's T 758 AV Receiver was first released in 2011. Now in it's third evolution, read on to see just how good it really is and why it's received StereoNET's Best In Class Award - Under $2500, for 2017.

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REVIEW: MCINTOSH MA8900 INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER

McIntosh’s new MA8900 integrated amplifier simply confirms the brand’s iconic status. Yes, I know, I know, it’s solid state. But trust me, it sounds so complete after an hour spent pleasurably in its company; you’ll want one.

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BLU-RAY REVIEW: WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (4K ULTRAHD)

The final film in the new Planet of the Apes trilogy is a fine one - but what did we think of the 4K UltraHD treatment? Kob Monney explains ...

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REVIEW: LUXMAN EQ-500 PHONO AMPLIFIER

Phono stages aren’t the most glamorous item in a hi-fi chain. But if you want to hear your cherished record player at its best, a good one is essential. We’ve heard few better than Luxman’s EQ-500, regardless of price.

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REVIEW: ULTIMATE WIRELESS NOISE CANCELLING HEADPHONES SHOOTOUT

We know you've all been wondering who takes home the prize for best wireless noise-cancelling headphones. The results are in - Bose QuietComfort 35 II vs Bowers & Wilkins PX vs Sony WH-1000XM2

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MUSIC REVIEW: JEFF BECK - TRUTH (SACD, AUDIO FIDELITY 2017)

It is odd that when 'Truth' had its British release, it flopped miserably. It fared much better in the U.S. and found favour in Australia where it was virtually compulsory listening for the educated ear. We take a closer look at Audio Fidelity's 2017 rele

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REVIEW: TRIANGLE TURNTABLE & ELARA LN01A SPEAKER PACK

Triangle's Turntable and Elara LN01A Active Speaker package gets you a lot for your hard-earned. Your money buys a package that’s neat, sweet and petite.

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REVIEW: PIONEER XDP-30R DIGITAL AUDIO PLAYER

With some unique features, sleek aesthetics and a more affordable price than many of the competitors, Pioneer are shaking the digital audio player market up with the XDP-30R.

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REVIEW: AUDIO-TECHNICA ATH-M50X LIMITED EDITION HEADPHONES

In September this year, Audio-Technica announced a new Limited Edition Red version of the ever-popular ATH-M50x. Reviewer, Matthew Jens, didn’t have to think twice and purchased a pair immediately.

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REVIEW: PIONEER VSX-932 AV RECEIVER

It’s been almost two years since we reviewed Pioneer’s VSX-930. At the time we were impressed how much technology could be built into AVR with a $1,349 asking price. Here we are, two years and two product generations later, with the $1,099 VSX-932.

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REVIEW: WYNDHAM AUDIO BR3 LOUDSPEAKERS

On the world stage, there’s one area in audio manufacturing that home-grown Aussie brands have done particularly well at – loudspeakers. Nic Tatham takes a closer look at the BR3 Floor-standing speakers from Wyndham Audio.

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MUSIC REVIEW: THE CACTUS CHANNEL, STAY A WHILE

Melbourne band, The Cactus Channel are out to demonstrate their natural evolution as a unit with their third album and while they may have outgrown the Daptone reverence of their initial sound, they’re unmistakably the same group.

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BLU-RAY REVIEW: WONDER WOMAN 4K ULTRA HD

Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman saves the day with this cracking 4K Blu-ray release.

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REVIEW: PIONEER N-70AE NETWORK AUDIO PLAYER

This capable music streamer ticks almost all of the right boxes. We take a closer look and compare it to the pricier Cambridge Audio Azur 851-N.

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REVIEW: EAT B-SHARP TURNTABLE

Who would have thought that here in the year 2017 that vinyl collecting and turntable production would still be going strong? Nic Tatham takes a closer look at the B-Sharp Turntable from European Audio Team.

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REVIEW: INAKUSTIK CABLES

My last cables were keepers. Now they’re gone. So I’m taking a different approach to my Inakustiks, and I now describe them to my buddies as “end gamers thanks to my accountant."

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REVIEW: SENNHEISER HD 4.50 WIRELESS HEADPHONES

Have Sennheiser used their decades of R&D to crack the code to making high quality, yet affordable noise-cancelling headphones? Or were a few too many corners cut just to bring the price down this low? Let’s dig deeper in our review.

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REVIEW: HULGICH AUDIO SERENADE LOUDSPEAKERS

Australian brand, Hulgich Audio's second creation and the second review for Hulgich on StereoNET. At an affordable $3840 depending on finish, how do they stack up against the flagship Astor loudspeakers we reviewed earlier this year? Read on.

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REVIEW: MONITOR AUDIO BRONZE 6 LOUDSPEAKERS

Just what can you expect from Monitor Audio's Bronze 6 loudspeakers for just $1599 pair? Read on and discover why Peter Familari suggests the Bronze 6 is a candidate for StereoNET's 'Best In Class' award for 2017.

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REVIEW: KEF R900 FLOORSTANDING LOUDSPEAKERS

In recent years, KEF has extensively widened their scope, producing products such as headphones, TV sound bars, architectural speakers, and surround sound systems. Despite this, the true heart of KEF is in their Hi-Fi range.

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REVIEW: BLUESOUND PULSE SOUNDBAR

Bluesound has continued to set standards and go where no other wireless audio brand has gone. We take a closer look at the PULSE Soundbar.

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REVIEW: NORDOST SORT KONES - A SCEPTICS BACKFLIP

What started as a Nordost Sort Kones product demonstration in Sydney last month, turned into an enlightening experience for this audiophile's journey.

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REVIEW: STAX SRS-3100 ELECTROSTATIC EARSPEAKER SYSTEM

Few brands remain so strictly loyal to an original formula, and it’s fascinating to witness such commitment in a world where audio products and technology changes in a heartbeat. Jensy, our next-gen HeadFi enthusiasts takes on Stax.

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REVIEW: MOBILE FIDELITY ULTRADECK TURNTABLE

MoFi’s new Ultradeck turntable got Peter Familari dreaming recently. Dreaming it was 1961 again and the record labels were pressing new vinyl albums by the millions, and millions of turntables continued to turn.

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