Hong Kong High-End Audio Visual Show 2017 Report - Kramer's Top Picks

The picks of the show from this writer’s perspective from the last day when things settled in. The ones that were the most captivating and engaging. Ten stonking rooms from Hong Kong. This is the Kramer experience, a cocktail of sensory delights seasoned with contrasts, like the aftertaste of salt on glass rim, with the scuffles of the crowds, the impenetrable sweet spot barriers and much more…

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Australian Hi-Fi & AV Show 2017 - Part Five

The wrap-up of the last rooms for what was, universally speaking, a rather successful Sydney audio event. Kudos to the Chester Group and its Australian media partner Nextmedia Publications.

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Australian Hi-Fi & AV Show 2017 - Part Four

At the Australian Hi-Fi & AV Show 2017, pro audio made a worthwhile appearance too...

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Australian Hi-Fi & AV Show 2017 - Part Three

Upstairs on level 21 the throngs were quite strong, especially on Friday afternoon and throughout Saturday. Sunday may have been a little easier to navigate with, seemingly, marginally reduced attendee numbers...

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Australian Hi-Fi & AV Show 2017 - Part Two

We continued along the more open spaces of Level 2 of the InterContinental Hotel where the larger rooms permitted bigger audiences...

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Australian Hi-Fi & AV Show 2017 - Part One

After what felt to many audio enthusiasts like an eternal absence from Australia’s biggest metropolis – in preference for staging at friendly rival town Melbourne – audio show specialists The Chester Group has brought the Australian Hi-Fi & AV show back to the harbour city at one of the most prestigious hotels, the InterContinental Sydney. The venue is close to some of the city’s best restaurants, the shopping district, historical ‘The Rocks’ area, Sydney’s glorious harbour and the iconic Opera House.

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Factory Tour – Gold Note, Florence, Italy

As you wind your Fiat (or Maserati, wishfully) through the snaking and narrow byways of the glorious olive tree-speckled Tuscan countryside about 45 minutes from Florence’s centre, you’ll arrive at the typically quaint village of Montespertoli. There, in a small industrial park, you’ll find Gold Note, a quintessentially Italian audio company creating products spanning the entire gamut of the audio chain from source to speakers. Of course, cabling is required too, as is an attractive audio rack to sit components on – see the gorgeous Galileo audio racking system. Full solution? No, actually I’m just short – the company now produces a growing, beautifully presented and expertly mastered, line of recordings on both vinyl and CD.

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Devialet and Interdyn Present Sarah Vaughan's Lost Live Recording

On a wintry night on June the 23rd at one of the premier live music venues in Melbourne, the Melbourne Recital Centre, Devialet in conjunction with its Australian Distributor Interdyn held a gala event to present, for the first time in this country, a lacquer pressing of what was thought to be a lost and forgotten piece of music history – Sarah Vaughan live at the Laren Jazz Festival.

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