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Canon Australia Launches 'Kyōyū' Gear Sharing Program

By | March 19th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

The Kyōyū program enables users of Canon equipment to rent their camera bodies and lenses or, conversely, hire items from other members of a signed-up community. Kyōyū has a built-in ID verification system, and Canon has arranged insurance protection for owners who are renting out their Canon gear on the platform.When an owner uses the Kyōyū service, their Canon equipment is covered for theft and accidental damage for up to $15,000 while it is being rented by another user on Kyōyū within Australia.… Read the full article

Ayon Audio S-10 MkII Network Player

By | March 19th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

Ayon Audio has released a Mk II version of the S-10 network music player it introduced in 2016 which uses a Class-A output stage based around a 6H30 dual triode.

The new player features a new dual mono digital-to-analog converter, an updated PCM–DSD converter that can now convert any type of PCM signal to DSD, plus of course it maintains features introduced in the original S-10 including the ability to playback from a computer or a USB drive, plus you can connect a separate server with your choice of hard disc capacity.… Read the full article

Ayon Audio S-10 Mk II Network Music Player

By | March 19th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

Ayon Audio has released a Mk II version of the S-10 network music player it introduced in 2016 which uses a Class-A output stage based around a 6H30 dual triode.

The new player features a new dual mono digital-to-analog converter, an updated PCM–DSD converter that can now convert any type of PCM signal to DSD, plus of course it maintains features introduced in the original S-10 including the ability to playback from a computer or a USB drive, plus you can connect a separate server with your choice of hard disc capacity.… Read the full article

New Kenwood Multimedia Receivers With Wireless Apple CarPlay

By | March 19th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

Kenwood’s 2019 line-up of new multimedia receivers starts with the DNX9190DABS (replacing the previous DNX9180DABS model) which is based around a 6.8-inch HD res display with capacitive touchscreen controls and an all-new Widget-based GUI. This model incorporates Garmin GPS navigation and boasts a very long list of features and functions, creating a hugely capable double-DIN head unit.

Kenwood DNX9190DABS. Photo: JVCKenwood

In addition to Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity, the DNX9190DABS has full-time two phone connectivity via Bluetooth, WiFi mirroring (for smartphone displays), voice recognition, Spotify control, digital time alignment, HD 2D/3D AVM linkage (for 360-degree visual monitoring in HD quality), triple camera inputs, dual USB charging, variable illumination and 13-band EQ.… Read the full article

Onkyo A-9110 Integrated Amplifier

By | March 18th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

Amber Technology, which distributes Onkyo in Australia, has announced the availability of the Onkyo A-9110 integrated amplifier.

The Onkyo A-9110 is a ‘classic’ design, with a linear power supply using a large EI transformer and custom-made 10,000μF electrolytic storage/smoothing capacitors and a Class A/B output stage using discrete bipolar power transistors. It’s rated with a power output of 30-watts per channel into 8Ω, a frequency response of 10Hz to 100kHz (–3dB) and a signal-to-noise ratio of 103dB (A-weighted). ‘The key to the A-9110’s outstanding performance is the use of custom-made or hand-selected parts, simplified and shortened signal-path topology, and is Onkyo’s time-proven wide range amplification technology,’ said Peter Amos, Managing Director of Amber Technology.… Read the full article

Methyl Ethel: Tied Up In The Spider's Webb

By | March 18th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

Coming as a shock to literally no-one, the new album from Methyl Ethel is a fiercely poignant, eccentric masterstroke from the minds of Perth’s most peculiar art-rock fivesome. Their third LP in total with a gargantuan theatre tour in its support lined up for June, Triage is as musically dense as it is danceable. Keen to learn more about how it went from embryonic to anthemic, we caught up with frontman Jake Webb.


How did you want to evolve your musicianship with, or build creatively on what you’d established Methyl Ethel to sound like with this record?Read the full article

Epson, the F1 and the Seiko connection

By | March 17th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

The groan of dissappointment was quite loud as a group of mere scribes and media persons, myself included, emerged from a black Mercedes van in the grounds of the 2019 Melbourne Formula One race. The van’s windows were heavily tinted and a crowd of enthusiasts had assembled and, seeing the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport logos, had obviously hoped for the appearance of Lewis Hamilton or Valtteri Bottas.

The occasion was organised by Epson, a major sponsor of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport team.… Read the full article

New Dali Distributor

By | March 17th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

Dali has announced that as of April 1, 2019, Amber Technology will be distributing its speaker portfolio into the Australian market.

Originally just a manufacturer of passive loudspeakers when it was established in 1983, Danish-based manufacturer Dali now also builds active speakers, wireless audio systems, soundbars and Bluetooth speakers. ‘It is an honour for Amber Technology to be working with a company of Dali’s pedigree and commitment,’ said Peter Amos, Managing Director of Amber Technology. ‘The full range of Dali speakers will be available in Australia, and we will be revitalising its dealer program.’

Lars Worre, CEO at Dali (Denmark), told Australian Hi-Fi Magazine that he was looking forward to the new partnership.… Read the full article

Larkin Poe: A Venomous Take On The Blues

By | March 15th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

Note: This piece first appeared in Australian Guitar #131Subscribe to our print edition here!

With their career-defining forth album, Larkin Poe cement themselves as two of blues-rock’s future hall-of-famers. Anna Rose investigates.

In Venom & Faith, sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell – better known as Larkin Poe – have created a rip-roaring, melody melting, sinfully soulful album. That’s lot of adjectives, sure, but it’s appropriate given the voluptuous colour of this blues-rock wonder.

As far as how the album represents where Larkin Poe are in 2018, younger sister Rebecca (the outfit’s lead singer and multi-instrumentalist) explains how by self-producing Venom & Faith, they were able to explore deeper into their own abilities, as opposed to 2016’s Reskinned and 2017’s Peach.Read the full article

Cambridge Audio Alva Turntable

By | March 15th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

British company Cambridge Audio claims that its new Alva turntable is the first turntable to be equipped with aptX HD audio, so it can transmit sound from an LP direct to aptX-equipped headphones, powered speakers and to aptX HD-equipped amplifiers such as the Cambridge Audio Edge or to Cambridge Audio’s YoYo Bluetooth receiver. ‘Because aptX HD uses 24-bit, 48kHz LPCM, the resulting signal is indistinguishable from wired high-resolution audio,’ said Philip Sawyer, of Synergy Audio Visual, which distributes Cambridge Audio in Australia.… Read the full article