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Post truamatic stress and My First Vinyls ... Ziggy Stardust

Saturday, 8 July 2017 3:35:25 pm Australia/Melbourne

More than anything this is the one album that was the backdrop to my dysfunctional teenage years in Cambridge and Manchester. I'm playing the vinyl today for the first time in ... actually years.

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Posted in Opinions By Rab Turner

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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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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"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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