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Sound+Image Awards 2020

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

Our Editor Jez opens the Awards gala dinner at the Novotel Sydney Central, Nov 20th 2019

The Sound+Image 2020 Awards were announced in Sydney at a gala dinner held on November 20th – our thanks to all who attended and our congratulations again to all the winners in this celebration of all that is good in audio and AV.

The complete details and reviews of all the winners will publish in our Special Awards Edition of Sound+Image magazine, out in December in print and digital editions.Read the full article

Sound+Image Awards 2020: TVs & soundbars

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

In This Issue

How big is your TV? How about 100 inches, lit by lasers! That’s Hisense’s Laser TV, and our full hands-on examination will tell you if it’s right for your lounge. Plus more movie magic from Denon, Focal and Marantz; the new Sonos portable speaker, and our verdict on new noise-cancelling headphones from Sennheiser and Jabra; all the news from IFA Berlin 2019, and much more!

ON SALE NOW IN NEWSAGENTS + digital edition click here

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Sound+Image Awards 2020: Home Cinema

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

UHD BLU-RAY PLAYER OF THE YEAR UNDER $1000: LG UBK90

AV PROJECTOR UNDER $2500 
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Epson EF-100

AV RECEIVER OF THE YEAR UNDER $2000: Denon AVR-X2600H

AV RECEIVER OF THE YEAR $2000-$5000: Marantz SR6014

AV RECEIVER OF THE YEAR OVER $5000: Denon AVC-X6500H

AV PROCESSOR + AMPLIFIER OF THE YEAR: Focal Astral 16

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Sound+Image Awards 2020: Headphones Winners

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

In This Issue

How big is your TV? How about 100 inches, lit by lasers! That’s Hisense’s Laser TV, and our full hands-on examination will tell you if it’s right for your lounge. Plus more movie magic from Denon, Focal and Marantz; the new Sonos portable speaker, and our verdict on new noise-cancelling headphones from Sennheiser and Jabra; all the news from IFA Berlin 2019, and much more!

ON SALE NOW IN NEWSAGENTS + digital edition click here

SUBSCRIBE hereRead the full article

Sound+Image Awards 2020: Amplifier Winners

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

In This Issue

How big is your TV? How about 100 inches, lit by lasers! That’s Hisense’s Laser TV, and our full hands-on examination will tell you if it’s right for your lounge. Plus more movie magic from Denon, Focal and Marantz; the new Sonos portable speaker, and our verdict on new noise-cancelling headphones from Sennheiser and Jabra; all the news from IFA Berlin 2019, and much more!

ON SALE NOW IN NEWSAGENTS + digital edition click here

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2020 Camera Magazine Imaging Awards – Digital Medium Format Camera

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

The annual Camera Magazine Imaging Awards recognise excellence in the design and execution of imaging products. This year there are ten categories and to be eligible, products had to go on sale around Australia from 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2019. In the medium format category, Fujifilm continues to shake things up.

Digital Medium Format Camera Winner: Fujifilm GFX 100

A mainstream 100 megapixels medium format camera? Now there’s something that wouldn’t have been thought possible not so long ago.… Read the full article

Technics SL-1200G Turntable

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

The Technics Grand Class SL-1200G turntable is finally available in Australia, almost four years after its launch. [Pictured above and below, click images to enlarge]

Launched globally in 2016, the SL-1200G combines a coreless direct-drive motor, precise motor control technology, a high-rigidity platter and a 230mm magnesium tonearm with a gimbal pivot. Technics’ unique coreless motor eliminates the tiny variations in rotational speed, known as ‘cogging’, that affect most direct drive turntables. ‘The SL-1200G provides the smoothest possible rotation by the use of an optical encoder at the bottom of the platter which detects the precise rotating speed,’ said Aaron Waters, Product Marketing Manager (Audio and Video) at Panasonic Australia, which distributes Technics.… Read the full article

2020 Camera Magazine Imaging Awards – Hybrid Still/Video Camera

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

The annual Camera Magazine Imaging Awards recognise excellence in the design and execution of imaging products. This year there are ten categories and to be eligible, products had to go on sale around Australia from 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2019. No surprises with the winner of our hybrid still/video camera category.

Hybrid Still/Video Camera Winner: Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H

Panasonic has had a bit of a mortgage on this category for quite a while, particularly with its GH series of M43 cameras which have become steadily more accomplished with every new generation, culminating in the all-powerful but still very compact GH5S… now the darling of many film-makers.… Read the full article

Rega Planar 10 Turntable

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

Rega says its new Planar 10 [pictured above, click image to enlarge] was developed and engineered to encapsulate the essence of the company’s flagship Naiad turntable, but at a more affordable price. ‘Like the Naiad, the Planar 10 uses exotic materials, carefully selected to reduce mass and improve rigidity throughout the design, but innovations in the hub bearing, sub-platter, motor and drive belt design have enabled even greater accuracy in platter speed, all of which impact on sonic performance,’ said Philip Sawyer, of Synergy AV, which distributes Rega in Australia.… Read the full article

Liam Gallagher: Talkin' 'Bout Why Generation

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

Note: This piece first appeared in Australian Guitar #135Subscribe to our print edition here!

Why him? Why not! RIding high on the release of his second solo album, Liam Gallagher ponders what it means to be himself 25 years on from Oasis’ breakout album.

Words by Emily Swanson.


For all you’ve heard about Liam Gallagher, he’s quick to own up to his weaknesses. Everyone knows he was in the seminal British rock group Oasis – he’s just not the one who wrote “Live Forever” or “Wonderwall”, nor is he the one who delivered the psychedelic solo that rips through the latter half of “Champagne Supernova”.… Read the full article