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New Polk Distributor for Australia

By | December 7th, 2017|Categories: AV Hub|

Polk Audio’s hi-fi products will in future be distributed in Australia by Westan Australia. The former distributor, Interdyn, will continue to distribute Polk Audio in New Zealand.

Polk Audio’s parent company, Sound United (which is also the parent company for Denon, Marantz, Definitive Technology, HEOS, Boston Acoustics, and Polk BOOM), today announced Westan Australia the new distributor for Polk Audio in Australia effective February 1st, 2018. Directed Electronics, which currently distributes all Polk Audio’s personal audio and car audio products, will continue distribution of these product categories.… Read the full article

Gifts with gifts at CameraPro

By | December 6th, 2017|Categories: AV Hub|

CameraPro is running a 2017 Christmas promotion, hoping to encourage you to purchase a gift for someone – or yourself – and then get a bonus extra gift with your purchase.

The minimum spend is $750, with CameraPro;s gift levels ascending with the spend. The offers are available until the 24th of December – see the full conditions on CameraPro’s website (click the image above, or the address below).

Offers available are: 

  • Spend over $750 – 6 Month Subscription to Australian Geographic Magazine worth $34.99
  • Spend over $1500 – Manfrotto Messenger Bag worth $89
  • Spend over $3000 – Canon CP1300 printer worth $143
  • Spend over $4000 – Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones worth $299
  • Spend over $5000 – Spicers Resorts Stay worth $359

Full details and conditions at  CameraPro

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BenQ's four-flash W1700 projector hits Ultra High Def at just $2499

By | December 5th, 2017|Categories: AV Hub|

There’s a lot more than meets the eye to BenQ’s new price-slashing Ultra-HD projector, the CineHome W1700 DLP 4K HDR. Most early reports have been firmly focused on the price – and reasonably enough, since the W1700 delivers Ultra High Definition pixel counts and support for HDR10 High Dynamic Range at just $2499.

But just as interestingly, the W1700 introduces to the market a new Texas Instruments technology which wasn’t expected to get into real projectors until the middle of next year – a four-flash XPD UHD DMD.… Read the full article

All the Download Festival sideshows

By | December 4th, 2017|Categories: AV Hub|

Melbourne may be the lucky city chosen to host the innaugral Australian arm of Download Festival, but that doesn’t mean everyone else has been left in the dust. A bunch of bands including Prophets of Rage, NOFX, and Good Charlotte will hit the road at the end of March, to bring sweet, riffy goodness to those that can’t make it to Victoria.

The first run of sideshows will go on sale on Tuesday, 5th December, followed by more throughout the week.… Read the full article

Wacom festival specials

By | December 3rd, 2017|Categories: AV Hub|

Wacom Australia is offering a selection of Christmas specials to get the festive spirit flowing, includinge bonus items with select purchases, and free shipping.

The offers include:

  • – Get up to $389 worth of added value when you buy Wacom MobileStudio Pro and receive a bonus LaCie Rugged Portable HDD.
  • – Get up to $149 worth of added value when you buy a Wacom Cintiq Pro or Wacom Intuos Pro and receive a bonus Pro Pen 3D. (Excludes Intuos Pro Small.)
  • – Get up to $39 worth of added value when you buy Intuos (excludes Wacom Intuos Pro and Intuos Pro Small) and receive a bonus carry case to protect your tablet when travelling. 
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Camp Cope Detail Album #2

By | November 30th, 2017|Categories: AV Hub|

Photo by Naomi Beveridge

Melbourne indie trio (and noted perfect humans) Camp Cope have finally announced their second full-length album! How To Socialise & Make Friends will hit local shelves on March 2nd via Poison City Records, and if a comment made on Triple J this morning is to be believed, will be followed with a full-blown theatre tour. 

Driven by lead single “The Opener” – a scathing hit on the sexism that currently plagues the Australian music scene – LP2 is poised to be an even more poignant and unforgiving affair than their prized 2016 debut.… Read the full article

Audioquest Beetle Bluetooth DAC

By | November 29th, 2017|Categories: AV Hub|

Audioquest’s new Beetle is a small portable Bluetooth DAC that also has an optical digital input and a USB input.

‘Audioquest designed the Beetle as a multi-purpose DAC for today’s many different lifestyles,’ said Adrienne Pearson for Amber Technology, which distributes Audioquest in Australia. ‘The obvious application is to use the Beetle’s USB input to enjoy clean, clear, naturally beautiful sound from any laptop or computer, but thanks to the Beetle’s asynchronous Bluetooth technology, you can wirelessly stream music from your mobile device, while surfing the web, checking Facebook updates, or sending email.Read the full article

Perreaux 255i Integrated Amplifier

By | November 29th, 2017|Categories: AV Hub|

Perreaux has released a new integrated amplifier, the 255i, which it says is the most powerful Class-AB integrated amplifier it has ever built, being rated at 250-watts continuous per channel into 8Ω and 500-watts continuous per channel into 4Ω.

The new Perreaux 255i can optionally be fitted with a 32-bit/384kHz DAC and a phono preamplifier with both moving-magnet (MM) and moving-coil (MC) inputs. The 255i has three separate power transformers and four independent power supplies. According to Martin van Rooyen of Perreaux: ‘The 255i is designed to handle difficult speaker loads with ease.Read the full article

Sony 4K Laser Projector Demo

By | November 27th, 2017|Categories: AV Hub|

If you’re in Melbourne, you’ll get a chance to see Sony’s first true 4K laser projector, the VPL-VW760ES at an open-to-the-public event at BMC Hi-Fi in Burwood, Melbourne, on Wednesday 29th November. The night is a follow-up from the launch night on Monday 27th.

We have been waiting with bated breath for the arrival of the new range of Sony true 4K projectors in Australia,’ said Mark Gusew of Burwood Music Centre. ‘The VPL-VW360ES and VPL-VW260ES have already been enthusiastically received by cinema fans for the past month or so and now we can demonstrate the Sony VPL-VW760ES true 4K laser projector.’

BMC Hi-Fi (Melbourne) will be hosting the demonstration in the beautiful Maven Room Theatre at Burwood Music Centre.… Read the full article

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Sound+Image Awards 2018

By | November 27th, 2017|Categories: AV Hub|

Here’s where you can find the list of winners for our 2018 Awards. Our Special Awards Issue will be published in print and digital editions in December 2017 – the digital edition will be available HERE.

Below is the full list of Award winners, optimised for mobile viewing.

Click here for the Awards microsite, which includes lists and links to full reviews online of many winners. You can also see winners from previous years right back to 2007.

For delivered subscriptions to our premium print edition, click here.

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