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Price drop on Sonos Play:1 and Play:3

Sonos Play:1

Sonos has announced a price drop on its top-selling Play:1 and Play:3 wireless audio systems. Play:1 has gone from $299 to $229, while Play:3 drops from $449 to $379. Sonos Play:1 Play:1 is an affordable entry point into the Sonos universe. At just $229, it packs a real punch in a tiny package, and it Read more …

Bluesound software update brings Dolby Digital surround

Bluesound brisbane

With the latest Bluesound BluOS software version 2.14.0, you can now create the ultimate Dolby Digital® surround sound system with a PULSE SOUNDBAR and a pair of PULSE FLEXs as rears. Also new: Stream and listen to millions of tracks in CD-quality with support for lossless Deezer HiFi. Browse and discover music faster and easier Read more …

Rega cleans up at What Hi-Fi Awards

rega reviews & awards

Rega has cleaned up in a big way at the 2017 What Hi-Fi Awards, taking home no less than 6 awards for best in category: Rega Planar 1 – Best Turntable £200-£500 (for the second year in a row) Read the review >   Rega Planar 3 – Best Turntable £500-£800 (for the second year Read more …

Sonos One Is Here!

sonos one deal

At first glance Sonos One looks similar to the Play:1, but there’s one big difference. Sonos One is future-ready with Voice Control via Amazon Alexa for easy, fast control of all your music and listening zones. Compare Play:1 with Sonos One Sonos One Price The Sonos One is just $299, so if you’re in the Read more …

Rega Planar 6 – Release Date, Reviews & More

Rega Planar 6 turntable

After two years of development, the long-awaited Planar 6 from Rega is heading to Australia. Its predecessor, the Rega RP6, was a multi-award winner and hands-down the top selling turntable here at Living Sound in Brisbane since its release in 2012. So with such a hard act to follow how does the Planar 6 stack Read more …

New brands in store – Luxman & Ruark Audio

ruark audio in brisbane

If you’ve been into our store recently you might have noticed two new brands – Luxman and Ruark Audio. Well they’re not exactly new, Luxman have been around for over 90 years and Ruark for over 30. Both have iconic status – Luxman as one of the oldest Japanese audio manufacturers and a brand beloved Read more …

Krix Esoterix Altum

Krix Esoterix Altum

Released in September 2017, the new Krix Esoterix Altum is a revelation. Don’t be fooled by its diminutive size – this speaker creates a massive, detailed soundstage and packs a low-end punch that makes you look around for the hidden sub. No joking, this little two-way complete with waveguide and dispersion controlled tweeter is among Read more …

Sonos Controller Software Update 7.3

Sonos app update 7.3

The latest update (7.3) to the Sonos Controller software has arrived, adding simple how-to information for getting the most out of your Sonos. The new Help & Tips feature shows how to group rooms, play vinyl, set music alarms, and lots more. Sonos app tips Tap Help&Tips on the menu to learn to: Set a Read more …

Pioneer Audio

Pioneer Audio

Now With Free Shipping   Buy Pioneer audio from Living Sound + Vision and get free shipping Australia-wide! Save on Pioneer Receivers, Blu-Ray Players, Speakers and Home Theatre packs – see below for details & special web-only pricing. These specials are not available in store. To order, call us on (07) 3552 7000.   A/V Read more …

Oppo UDP-205 Universal Player

Oppo UDP-205

Oppo stakes its claim on the audiophile market The new UDP-205 from Oppo Digital is here, and it’s an absolute stunner! It’s not often that a single player does everything well, but this unit plays CD, DVD, 4K UHD Blu-ray, SACD and plenty more, with superb picture and audio quality. Indeed, Oppo’s focus with the Read more …

Brisbane’s best-sounding cinema?

Home theatre demo room

We recently upgraded the audio gear in our home theatre room to an Anthem-powered M&K Sound speaker system and the result is seriously kick-ass! This fully-calibrated room now delivers audio quality that would not be out of place in a Hollywood mastering studio (which is the native environment of M&K Sound in particular!) Anthem Amplifiers Read more …

New NAD Hybrid Digital Amplifiers

NAD C388

NAD have released three new Hybrid Digital amplifiers that deliver ground-breaking performance and features at very affordable price points. NAD has moved away from the old-fashioned power-hungry linear power supplies and Class AB output stages that waste nearly half of the energy consumed and produce heat rather than sound. The approach now is based on Read more …

New in store – Music Hall Turntables

Music Hall Turntables

We’ve just started stocking a range of high-performing and great value turntables from Music Hall. Music Hall have been around since 1985 and manufacture turntables in the Czech Republic in a facility that has made turntables for over 50 years. Find out more and see what’s in store here >

4K or not 4K, that is the question

4k logo

When is 4K not 4K? It’s a question worth asking, as many products are hitting the market using 4K as a marketing term but not offering true, native 4K resolution. The main culprit are products that accept 4K inputs but display them at ‘normal’ HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels). This is a trap mainly Read more …

Must-have books for vinyl collectors

Record Collector Rare Record Price Guide 2018

Record Collector Rare Record Price Guide 2018 Serious vinyl collectors rely on the Record Collector ‘Rare Record Price Guide’ for accurate valuations, so we’ve ordered the 2018 edition to sell in store. Launched in 1987 and published bi annually – the Rare Record Price Guide 2018 is the 14th edition of the world’s most comprehensive Read more …

The New 2017 Rega Brio R

Rega Brio R 2017

Introducing the 2017 Rega Brio R integrated amplifier. The new Rega Brio R has arrived in our store and it’s a little powerhouse! Already it’s picked up a 5-star review from What Hi-Fi and has a ‘Best Buy’ rating at The Ear. The first thing you’ll notice is the completely new case to house its Read more …

Sonos Playbase brings your TV to life

Sonos Playbase

Sonos have once again created a product that sounds much better than it looks like it should. Playbase is a flat, discreet speaker system that sits under your TV, but cranks out a depth and volume of sound that belies its size. Ten drivers – 6 mids, 3 tweeters and one woofer connected to a Read more …

Sonus Faber Homage Tradition

Sonus Faber Homage Tradition

Sonus Faber have just outdone themselves with the release of three new speaker models that lift the company’s reputation for craftsmanship to new heights. The Amati Tradition and Guarneri Tradition (replacing the previous Amati and Guarneri) and new Serafino Tradition loudspeakers are utterly stunning to behold, with luscious design and materials including walnut and wenge Read more …

Yamaha NS-5000 speakers – a legend re-born

Yamaha NS-5000 speakers

Those of you with long memories may remember the celebrated Yamaha NS-1000 speakers that came out in 1974. Loaded with technology not previously possible (including beryllium in the drivers and special alloys developed originally for Yamaha’s piano frames), they became a hi-fi classic. Yamaha have now brought the classic back in the form of the Read more …

Bluesound is now in store

Bluesound brisbane

We’re now proud stockists of Bluesound, the innovative high-res wireless audio products that take whole-home digital audio to a whole new level. Bluesound is a level up on the price scale compared to brands like Sonos, but due to its end-to-end engineering for high definition audio, it’s a level up on the sound scale too. Read more …

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