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Ruark R5 arrives

ruark R5

Based on the design and features of the range-topping R7, the R5 is a more compact version of the flagship with no compromise in performance or features. The R5 uses a high capacity linear power supply with 90w Class A-B amplifiers and active electronics and equalisation to precisely control the loudspeaker units. R5’s enclosure has Read more …

MoFi One Step Pressings in store

Marvin Gaye One Step Mofi

Mobile Fidelity’s ‘Ultradisc’ one-step pressings are out of this world in terms of sound quality – the best you can get on vinyl. While conventional pressings use a three step process, inducing a generational loss each time, the one-step process take those two extra steps out of the equation:   Learn more about the One Read more …

Record Store Day 2019

Record-store-day-2019

We’re joining in the fun once again for Record Store Day, this Saturday April 13, 2019. There’s loads happening in Brisbane this year – you can check out all the local action on the Record Store Day website here > Record Store Day Deals Kicking off on Record Store Day is this great Rega trade-in Read more …

Rega + Ruark + REL = Perfection

Ruark and rega vinyl system

We’ve put together this little system that is selling like hot cakes – the Rega Planar 1 Plus turntable; Ruark MR1 MkII active speakers and as an option, the REL T-Zero subwoofer. Why do they work so well together? Each product is a well thought-out, simple design that does its job to perfection. And it’s Read more …

New Sonus Faber Electa Amator III, Gravis & Stradivari 35th Anniversary

sonus faber electa gravis and stradivari

Introducing three new models to the Sonus Faber range: Electa Amator III Electa Amator III inherits the characteristics of two of the most iconic models which have shaped the history of Sonus faber: Electa Amator and Electa Amator II. It is a 2-way bookshelf loudspeaker system that features: A 28mm tweeter featuring the DAD TM Read more …

A Classic Yamaha Plays On

yamaha cr-1020

This classic Yamaha CR-1020 receiver was sold by us in the late 1970′s. It sold for $895, at a time when a Holden HZ sedan went for $2150, so it was a serious bit of gear in its time. Recently we were contacted by its new owner, who had picked it up at auction, possibly Read more …

Brisbane’s Best Record Stores for Vinyl Lovers

Brisbane Record Shop - Vinyl lovers

Image source: www.favim.com/image/410669 Where are the best stores in Brisbane to pick up some new (or old) vinyl? We’ve put together this list of the city’s leading record stores to help you feed your vinyl cravings! (This is an update of our original 2013 post with some additions) Rocking Horse Records Rocking Horse Records (www.rockinghorse.net) Read more …

Sonos Amp is here

sonos amp

More power. More possibilities.   Meet Amp. Amp extends the Sonos experience to your in-wall and in-ceiling speakers, bookshelf and floor-standing speakers, and yes, even outdoor speakers. Power hungry? With 125 Watts per channel, Amp supports high fidelity sound for even the most demanding speakers. Stream everything. Stream everything you love with the Sonos app Read more …

Monitor Audio Gold Series

Gold 100

Living Sound & Vision have been selling Monitor Audio in Brisbane for over 30 years. Monitor Audio’s decades of experience in producing groundbreaking, class-leading loudspeakers has resulted in the new Gold Series. Uncompromised in concept, construction and sound, the new Gold Series has been designed to deliver performance to savour for a lifetime. Artistry in craftsmanship Read more …

Limited edition Sonos One in HAY colour palette

Sonos One HAY colours limited edition

Sonos and renowned Danish furnishings brand HAY have reimagined Sonos One in five colours from HAY’s 2018 palette. The HAY Sonos One is the most colourful way to enjoy surprisingly rich, room-filling sound. And, with Amazon Alexa and AirPlay 2 built in, you can control it with just your voice. The limited edition colours are Read more …

Dynaudio Music wi-fi speaker range

Buy Dynaudio Music in Brisbane

Danish loudspeaker gods Dynaudio have entered the lifestyle audio arena with four new ‘intelligent’ wireless audio speakers aptly named ‘Music’. The four models in the range – Music 1, Music 3, Music 5 and (you guessed it) Music 7; grow in size and output, as well as price, which runs from $699 to $1,599. All Read more …

Rega Planar 1 Plus

Rega Planar 1 Plus turntable

The new Rega Planar 1 Plus provides what many potential Rega customers have been looking for – a high quality phono stage. With so many hi-fi systems now scaling down their connectivity – and the phono input often being the first to go, a separate phono pre-amp has been needed if you wanted to play Read more …

Yamaha GT-5000, C-5000 and M-5000 coming soon

Yamaha GT 5000 turntable, c5000 and m 5000 amplifier

Yamaha are continuing their homage to the golden era of hi-fi with three new models in the very-retro 5000 series – the GT-5000 turntable, C-5000 Pre-amp and M-5000 Power Amplifier. These follow on from the critical success of the NS-5000 loudspeakers, themselves a throwback to the famous NS-1000 speakers from the 1970′s. But while all Read more …

Anthem STR Integrated Amplifier rocks the reviewers

STR amplifier internal view

Anthem’s ground-breaking STR integrated amp is the perfect blend of digital smarts and old-world analog grunt. In the short time it’s been around it has already garnered more rave reviews than most amps get in a lifetime – here’s just a sample: “The Anthem STR is a watershed product worth serious consideration. Highly recommended.” – Read more …

Celerity Technologies HDMI Over Fibre

Celerity hdmi over fibre optic cable

Celerity sends HDMI signals up to 300m over Fibre Optic cables with the best picture quality and speed for connecting AV components, controllers, switchers, video walls, computers, projectors and televisions. It supports up to 4K 60Hz 4:4:4 colour and HDR video for sharp and detailed images on Ultra HDTV displays. Celerity provides a higher performance Read more …

Sonos Beam Coming Soon

Sonos Beam

Sonos Beam is a new, compact soundbar that pumps out big sound for smaller living spaces. Listen to your favourite music, TV, movies and more in rich, detailed sound. Easy voice control allows you to turn it up without taking your eyes off the action or your hands off the game controller. And at a Read more …

Sony VPL-VW760ES Projector Review

Sony Projectors in Brisbane

We’re big fans of Sony projectors – with their experience in both movie-making and commercial projector manufacture, they have always turned out a very nice line in home projectors. The VPL-VW760ES is no exception. Combining three native 4k SXRD chips with a laser light source is a great start, guaranteeing the sharpest possible 4k playback Read more …

Sennheiser HD-820 Reference Class Headphones

Sennheiser HD-820 headphones

The Sennheiser HD-820 is a closed-back version of the legendary HD800 headphones, and uses some innovative technology that makes them stunningly transparent. Closed-back designs have historically suffered from unwanted resonances, while open-back designs, famed for their natural, transparent sound, can leak audio and let in ambient sounds. For the HD-820, Sennheiser have used a glass Read more …

Alexa is now available on Sonos

sonos and alexa australia

Alexa – Amazon’s smart virtual assistant – is now available on Sonos One in Australia. It’s now easier than ever to listen to what you want, where you want. Voice control for your music Hands full? No prob. Can’t find your phone? Sorted. Alexa on Sonos One responds to a wide range of voice commands Read more …

Record Store Day 2018

Record Store Day has rolled round again, and once again we have some great specials on offer for vinyl lovers: Music Hall Turntables Music Hall was founded by Roy Hall in 1985 and manufactures a range of high quality two-channel audio equipment with a specialty in turntables. We’ve stocked these Czech-made turntables since early 2017 Read more …

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