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Reidun and Paul at the Munich Hi Fi Show

Sunday, 21 May 2017 2:49:20 pm Australia/Melbourne

The Munich Hi End show is the worlds' single greatest ever audio exhibition where manufacturers fight it out for the attention of distributors and purveyors from around the planet.

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Posted in Opinions By Rab Turner

Televisions ... Past, present, and future

Sunday, 13 November 2016 6:16:45 pm Australia/Melbourne

It’s been a long time between drinks for us and mainstream Televisions …

There was a glorious epoch in the early 2000s where we had on display simultaneously Plasma Televisions from Pioneer, Fujitsu, Hitachi, NEC, and Marantz along with the first Generation Sharp Aquos consumer LCD panels.

When I unlocked the shop in the morning after they had been left on at night a blast of heated ozone laden air would surge by me onto Lygon St. These Plasma TVs were power hungry high voltage devices and vengefully dissipated their waste heat into the confined space of our store.

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Posted in Opinions By Rab Turner

Power Corrupts

Thursday, 25 August 2016 10:10:09 am Australia/Melbourne

It seems that brown coal isn’t the only problem we have with power … here is a nice sine wave picture of a typical Victorian mains supply … no, it shouldn’t have all that spiky stuff in it …

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Posted in Opinions By Rab Turner

"One day everyone will own a Devialet"

Friday, 12 August 2016 5:23:00 pm Australia/Melbourne

Being invited to Devialet in Paris for a major show and tell of corporate initiative and culture was a particular surprise, we are only a small retailer in Australia, not a national distributor, and frankly such activities are outside the scope of we who work at the coal face of consumerism.
 
So not only does it turn out that I get to go to visit a company in France but as the details of the event unfold it transpires that we are going to be entertained at no less than the very seat of French Royalty at the Palace of Versailles.
 
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Roads to Moscow

Friday, 19 February 2016 11:11:00 pm Australia/Melbourne

We all have that seminal piece of music that strikes us at a certain age and stays with us forever as part of the epiphany of adulthood. Sure I went through playing Black Sabbath at max volume when I was 14 … but that music never really stuck, it was a glandular experience rather than an education.

For me that piece of music had to wait until 19 years of age in my second year at university … along with a number of other significant life experiences …

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