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Live Gallery: Yungblud, Sydney 14/02/19

By | February 20th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

In This Issue

In this extra sweet edition of Australian Guitar, we take a deep dive into the weird and wonderful world of Australia’s unforgiving new guitar hero, Tash Sultana.

We also riff on the experimental genius of new-wave prog lord Plini, the ever-growing legacy of The Living End and the game-changing guitar tones of The Amity Affliction – in addition to some quality chats with our mates in HalestormAlice in Chains, DieselJoe Satriani and Muncie Girls.… Read the full article

Live Review + Gallery: Yungblud, Sydney 14/02/19

By | February 20th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

Who: Yungblud / AViVA
Where: Factory Theatre, Sydney
When: Thursday February 14th, 2019
Review: Andrew Cauchi (Twitter)
Photos: Pat O’Hara (Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram)

There’s an undeniable charm about Doncaster’s own Dominic Harrison. In the midst of his second visit to Australia, and consequently his second consecutive sold-out tour, the British newcomer – otherwise known as Yungblud – set his sights to Sydney’s Factory Theatre. With a line that stretched through the venue’s courtyard, down the street and around the corner the air was thick with anticipation, yet it’s hard to say whether anybody really knew what was in store.… Read the full article

RVG: The Quality Of The Future

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

Do you like to get amongst the vibe at festivals and catch many other artists’ sets, or are you more of a backstage dweller, chilling out ’til your own set time?
I usually hide away during shows because I get nervous, but I’ve made it a resolution to see more bands on tour this year so I’m gonna try to catch as much as I can… Unless it’s really hot.

Who are you excited to catch at The Farmer And The Owl?Read the full article

Yamaha Aventage RX-A3080 REVIEW

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

OUR FULL REVIEW IS BELOW, BUT TO SEE THE ORIGINAL MAGAZINE PAGES AS PDFs, CLICK RIGHT >>>>

Yamaha’s latest top-of-the-line Aventage integrated AV receiver sees essentially the same performance as last year’s RX-A3070, but with some welcome enhancements.

Equipment
The amplifiers themselves here appear to be the same that Yamaha has used for a few years. There are nine of them and they’re rated at 150 watts per channel into eight ohms, two channels driven. Or 165 watts into six ohms, two channels driven.… Read the full article

Linn Selekt DSM network music player REVIEW

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

OUR FULL REVIEW IS BELOW, BUT TO VIEW THE ORIGINAL PAGES FROM Audio Esoterica, INCLUDING THE ADDITIONAL ‘Linn- The Origin Story’, CLICK THE IMAGE ABOVE.

Linn Selekt DSM network music player

Reviewed: Audio Esoterica #11-2019
Price: $7995;
$9995 with integrated power amp;
$11,995 with Katalyst (as reviewed);
$13,995 with integrated power amp & Katalyst

Generational change occurs in technology, as it does in populations. Linn, once described as “Scotland’s only leading cool brand”, provides examples of both. The company’s founder, Ivor Tiefenbrun, leveraged his father’s precision engineering company to set Linn in motion with a precision-designed turntable notable for a new patented point bearing.… Read the full article

Datacolor Next-Gen SpyderX Colour Calibration Tool

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

Datacolor’s new SpyderX calibration tool for colour monitors employs a completely redesigned colour engine to give “significantly increased” colour accuracy and enhanced low light capabilities made possible by using more advanced sensors. These deliver more precise screen colour, white balance and shadow detail.

Photo: Datacolor

SpyderX also features an integrated ambient light sensor that can measure room light throughout the day, enabling the display brightness and contrast to be adjusted to ideal levels. The software can either warn that a recalibration is necessary or do it automatically, using custom profiles based on the light level.… Read the full article

Marantz SR8012 AV receiver with HEOS REVIEW

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

OUR FULL REVIEW IS BELOW, BUT TO SEE THE ORIGINAL MAGAZINE PAGES AS PDFs, CLICK RIGHT >>>>

Those who watch the annual refresh of AV receivers will know how incremental the changes can be — a new format here, improved calibration there. But the last few years have seen the increasing acceptance of immersive sound formats, and that has brought the need for more amplifier channels able to handle the new height channels. In the Denon review this issue we mention the AVR-X8500H which offers 13 channels, while here we have no lesser brand than Marantz delivering a full 11 channels, so able to provide all you need for 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos or DTS:X sound from a single box.… Read the full article

ISP Technologies Deci-Mate

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

Buck Waller, a pioneer in noise reduction, unveils his latest high-tech, low-profile buzz battler. Words by Peter Hodgson.

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

ISP Technologies was founded by Buck Waller, who previously revolutionised the things we don’t hear about the guitar when he created the HUSH system for Rocktron.

Noise types and requirements have changed a lot over the last few decades, and the ISP Decimator broke new ground a few years ago with its unprecedented tracking and sound quality.Read the full article

Vitus Audio RI-101 Integrated Amplifier Review & Test

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

Expert review and test of the Vitus Audio RI-101Krix Esoterix Altum Loudspeakers by Australian Hi-Fi Magazine. Free pdf download included.

Eight years is a long time in the high-end audio business. But that’s how long Vitus Audio had its RI-100 integrated in its amplifier line-up, so you’d have to assume that the company’s founder and head designer Hans Ole Vitus was so happy with it that he didn’t see any need for an update… until now, that is, since he’s replaced it with the RI-101.… Read the full article

NAD T 758 v3 AV receiver with BluOS REVIEW

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

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OUR FULL REVIEW IS BELOW, BUT YOU CAN READ THE ORIGINAL MAGAZINE PAGES BY CLICKING RIGHT >>>

It’s been six years since we reviewed NAD’s T 757 receiver — has it taken so long for the T 758 to appear? That seems like a long time between models. But it turns out that this is not just a NAD T 758, but a NAD T 758 v.3. And apart from amplifiers that have similar specifications to that long ago model, very little is the same.… Read the full article