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Death of the CR100

Monday, 5 February 2018 2:25:08 pm Australia/Melbourne

The Sonos CR100 will soon be no more.

Sonos CR100

 

Today it look like an anachronism, but it was a game changer of a product. Although borrowing heavily from the then contemporary iPod, it revolutionised the way we could engage with our still nascent digital music collections. In conjunction with the rest of the Sonos system, at that time either a box that plugged into your stereo or an amplified module you connected speakers to, it helped forge a path for multi-room music. At that point in time multi-room music generally involved a multi-disc CD player and a zone amplifier. Originally confined to your music, Sonos embraced streaming solutions, then wireless speakers and is now a name synonymous with the entire category.

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Posted in Opinions By Troy Merritt

And so this was Christmas

Friday, 5 January 2018 5:37:59 pm Australia/Melbourne

And so this was Christmas … Whenever I hear that iconic John Lennon track I am immediately transported into a cold bedsit in a Manchester suburb in 1972 where my sister and I were placed for Christmas a comfortable distance away from our new step family.Read More

Posted in Opinions By Rab Turner

So many speakers

Sunday, 22 October 2017 6:14:33 pm Australia/Melbourne

I come from that bygone Hi Fi retailing scene in the UK where people would walk into our tiny upstairs single room store in Cambridge and be played one of six pairs of speakers hooked up to a comparator through an NAD 3020 amplifier.

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Posted in Opinions By Rab Turner

Weekend Notes review and Google reviews on Carlton Audio Visual

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 10:28:10 am Australia/Melbourne

We are not really into self aggrandisement however this is too nice a review to leave unrepeated to our potential audience ... "I spent various weekends looking for speakers for my house, soon to realise that I needed amps, wiring etc etc etc. My experience was over a few years, but finally I can safely come to a conclusion. I will tell you why Rab and his crew at Carlton Audio Visual are the best hi-fi guys in Melbourne."

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Posted in Opinions By Rab Turner

A visit to the Rega factory in Southern England

Sunday, 17 September 2017 11:52:15 pm Australia/Melbourne

rab at rega

To go to see Rega at the factory again after all these years is more than a pilgrimage for me ...

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Posted in Opinions By Rab Turner

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