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Kyron Kronos in Sydney this Weekend

By | July 24th, 2017|Categories: AV Hub|

Famous high-end hi-fi manufacturer Kyron Audio will display its award-winning Kronos system for the first time in Sydney at this week’s 2017 Australian Hi-Fi & AV Show, running from 28–30 July.

Designed and hand-assembled in Australia, the Kronos system has won numerous awards for both sound and design, winning a 2014 Sydney Design Award, Sound + Image magazine’s Best Loudspeaker over $20,000 and numerous ‘Best Sound’ awards at Australian and International audio shows. 

The Kronos speakers have no enclosure: the speakers distribute sound to the front and the rear.… Read the full article

PSB SubSeries 300 Subwoofer Review & Test

By | July 24th, 2017|Categories: AV Hub|

Expert review and independent laboratory test of the PSB Loudspeakers SubSeries 300 Subwoofer by Australian Hi-Fi Magazine. Free download.

This equipment review consists of a full subjective evaluation of the PSB Loudspeakers SubSeries 300 Subwoofer written by Gary Williams together with a complete set of independent laboratory tests conducted by Newport Test Labs and a test report written by Steve Holding.

The following downloadable pdf is an exact replica of the original pages on which the review appeared in Australian Hi-Fi Magazine, May/June 2016 issue (Volume 47 Number 3).… Read the full article

Gold Note P-1000: Total control over your music

By | July 24th, 2017|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , , , , |


[Note:  All components in BOLD are loaned; all components in standard face are owned by me.]


The GamuT Audio Zodiac Reference Loudspeakers and Balanced Audio Technology VK-255 SE stereo amplifier.

GamuT Audio Zodiac with SACD rack_web

The GamuT Audio Zodiac Reference Loudspeaker next to one of our racks of SACDs.


The Evolution Acoustics MM2 Loudspeakers with a pair of Audionet MAX monoblock amplifiers and the PRE G2 preamp on the Walker Audio Prologue Rack.


GamuT Audio Zodiac Reference Loudspeakers; Evolution Acoustics MM2 loudspeakers with Wave Kinetics isolation feet; Nova Rendition II loudspeakers outfitted with Walker Audio Reference HDLs on the upper and lower bi-wires, and Townshend Audio Super Tweeters, all contacts treated with Walker Audio Extreme SST Contact Enhancer.… Read the full article

AV to Benefit from NASA Research on Battery Safety

By | July 24th, 2017|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Lithium-ion (li-ion) batteries power millions upon millions of electronic devices—from phones and laptops to headphones and Bluetooth speakers—without incident but every now and then something goes awry. Who can forget Samsung’s massive recall (and eventual discontinuation of) the Galaxy Note 7 following reports of spontaneous combustion.
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Best Buy Knocks $50 Off Tablo Dual DVR

By | July 24th, 2017|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Nuvyyo today announced that Best Buy is offering a limited-time $50 discount on its new “cord-cutter” Tablo Dual DVR.
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James Unveils High-Performance Tower Speakers

By | July 24th, 2017|Categories: Sound + Vision|

James Loudspeaker today introduced a series of high-performance floorstanding speakers that leverages technology used in its flagship BE-Series of in-wall speakers.
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Off-beat Enclosures Prove To Be On-beat For Hi-Fi

By | July 24th, 2017|Categories: ItisHifi - Vintage|Tags: |

Love this article on enclosures from 1956. Good stuff.


By | July 24th, 2017|Categories: Mono and Stereo|Tags: |

Few photos and info about the ultra exotic high end system and system “matching” for the “heavy” user in Thailand. Kondo Gakuoh 300B Push pull 300B power amplifiers with 8 WE300B Engraved base tubes. The owner is still deciding between the Kondo G-1000 or M-1000 MKII preamplifier. I’m more then sure, that you recognise the VOX Olympion and Vox Elysion speakers.

Analog sources: 

– Kondo Ginga with Durand Telos tonearm and Clear Audio Gold finger cartridge. 
– Acoustic Signature Invictus with Clear Audio Goldfinger
– Studer A820 reel to reel
Power cables are Ansuz – Diamond and Kondo Avocado, RCA Ansuz Diamond, XLRs Nordost Odin II and spakreas cables are Ansuz Diamond.… Read the full article

Sit Down and Shut Up!

By | July 24th, 2017|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Summer’s here and the time is right…for summer concerts, of course! There’s something magical about sitting under the stars serenaded by your favorite artist that only happens in the summer. But in actuality, there’s another side to the midsummer night’s dream of lovely music. What is it about outdoor concerts that brings out the worst in an audience? Who’s attending these concerts, and why are they making them so miserable for the rest of us? Nowhere else could the outrageous behavior seen under the summer sky be tolerated.
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By | July 24th, 2017|Categories: Mono and Stereo|Tags: |

Japanese cable and accessories experts Furutech continue their assault on the various unwanted ‘intruders’ that can get in the way of peak hi-fi performance. The new destat III effortlessly eliminates dust and static from analogue and digital media, from audio and video components and, well, from pretty much anything. The destat III, already an award-winner in its native Japan, is the third generation model of Furutech’s original destat. Effortless to use, it removes dust and static charge from any and all audio and video media in just one 15-second treatment.Read the full article