SoundStage! Lead-In Video: Perreaux Audio 200iX Integrated Preview

The SoundStage! Australia Lead-In series showcases products that are soon to be reviewed on SoundStageAustralia.com. In this video, SoundStage! Australia editor-in-chief Edgar Kramer introduces the vivid colours of Perreaux Audio's powerhouse integrated amplifier, the 200iX.

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SoundStage! Lead-In Video: Holbo Airbearing Turntable MK2 Preview

The SoundStage! Australia Lead-In series showcases products that are soon to be reviewed on SoundStageAustralia.com. In this video, SoundStage! Australia editor-in-chief Edgar Kramer introduces the beautifully engineered Holbo Airbearing Turntable MK2 with included linear-tracking tonearm.

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At the Crossroads of Audio – HeyNow Hi-Fi

It may be a relatively new player on Melbourne’s audio specialist landscape but HeyNow Hi-Fi sprouted from an inspired kernel to conceptual genesis. Steadily, and in a rather short time, the store has matured into a commanding force offering a veritable kaleidoscopic destination for some of the world’s best Hi-Fi.

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SoundStage! Lead-In Video: Duntech Audio Senator Loudspeakers Preview

The SoundStage! Australia Lead-In series showcases products that are soon to be reviewed on SoundStageAustralia.com. In this video, SoundStage! Australia editor-in-chief Edgar Kramer briefly talks about the new Senator speakers from Duntech Audio, the brand once thought to produce the most accurate speakers in the world. 

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SoundStage! Lead-In Video: Estelon X Diamond Mk II Preview

The SoundStage! Australia Lead-In series showcases products that are soon to be reviewed on SoundStageAustralia.com. In this video, SoundStage! Australia editor-in-chief Edgar Kramer briefly describes key aspects and hints at the performance of Estelon’s Classic Series top-ender, the X Diamond Mk II loudspeaker. Estelon is based in Tallinn, Estonia.

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SoundStage! Lead-In Video: Bowers & Wilkins 801 D4 Loudspeakers Preview

The Lead-In series features products that are soon to be reviewed on SoundStage! Australia. In this video, SoundStage! Australia editor-in-chief Edgar Kramer gives you a preview of and some insight into the brand-new Bowers & Wilkins 801 D4, which replaces the 800 D3 and is now the flagship speaker from this famous British brand. Did the B&W designers outdo themselves with the 801 D4? Watch this video to find out. And check back on SoundStage! Australia on October 15, 2021, to see the full review.

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Sydney’s Reinvented Music Hot Spot: Audio Connection

In this writer’s view, there were only three high-end audio salons in the Harbour City in the 1990s able to demonstrate a wide sampling of the best high-end audio on the planet. Audio Connection was one. It had the largest and the most diverse representation despite having the most modest premises at the time. Back then, as a wet-behind-the-ears grommet surfing the waves of Sydney’s hi-fi scene, I longed for those unattainable pearls of desire. Coral-like beauties, down deep and alluring but beyond my reach on the water’s surface, an ocean of crispy greens between us. Yes, Audio Connection was the Barrier Reef of Sydney’s hi-fi scene. Expertly curated by my good friend Josef Riedeger, the store was crammed with the best exotica. His generous hand brought those coveted components closer to the shallows, within my reach, where I often delighted in netting them.

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Yamaha 5000 System – A Room with a Different View

As culture evolves, language also changes. The lexicon can be shaped by societal movements, fashion, the media. Or, as we’re seeing, global events. Pfizer. AstraZeneca. Lockdown. Jab. Words previously with near-zero collective meaning are now ubiquitous. In the audio world there are also entrenched terms. Brand names. JBL, Tannoy, Marantz. There’s another definitive name which, uniquely and literally, can express the essence of music across an entire arc from instrument to the home and the stages in between: Yamaha.

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Focal Powered by Naim Store Launches in Sydney

In line with an expanding strategy across the globe, Sydney’s Addicted To Audio newly renovated showroom launches with the incorporation of the ‘Focal Powered by Naim’ store experience.

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Nirvana Sound Hosts Rudy Van Gelder Studio's Live Streaming Event

On this particularly cold Melbourne Sunday, while the masses were braving the year’s first blast of winter, on the other side of town there was something warming up... two world-class 100kg Class-A Greek heavyweights. Enter here the audiophile’s new home of entertainment, team Nirvana Sound!

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The Sydney Audio Club Meets at Bowers & Wilkins Australia

The Sydney Audio Club has been in ‘forced-lockdown’ and in full music quarantine for over a year. Like all other recreational entities, the buoyant organisation succumbed to the tyranny of the dreaded pandemic, forcing it to shut shop primarily for safety reasons while also in order to comply with Australia’s strict public gathering laws. Currently, with an ease in restrictions due to zero cases for nigh-on-two-months, the club re-emerges with one hell-of-a-meeting. Courtesy of Bowers & Wilkins Australia’s Sydney headquarters, no less.

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Redgum Audio's Ian Robinson Interview

SoundStage! Talks: SoundStage! Australia’s Edgar Kramer talks to REDGUM Audio’s designer Ian Robinson about his personal journey from the 1980s to the present, and the “Goldilocks” effect applied to the company’s highly-acclaimed amplifiers.

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