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Roads to Moscow

Monday, 3 August 2020 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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I like to make customers cry

Sunday, 26 July 2020 7:08:07 pm Australia/Melbourne

Yes ... I like to make my clients cry ... This works on several levels. The most basic is that of producing an emotional reaction in a prospective customer is generally a good positve indicator that they may buy something from you. Generally ...

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Not quite business as usual

Friday, 26 June 2020 8:07:59 am Australia/Melbourne

Just when we thought we were safe to get back into the waters of our local business demographic it turns out we are surrounded by clusters of Covid19 outbreaks and now the army is coming to test us all ...

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Bookshelf loudspeakers

Sunday, 16 February 2020 4:31:53 pm Australia/Melbourne

Generically bookshelf speakers are those medium sized transducers between 20 and 40 cm high that are designed generally to be mounted with their tweeters at ear level. There is an optimum size of loudspeaker where the various parameters of efficiency, frequency response, bass performance, cabinet neutrality, peak sound pressure level meet. I tend to refer to this size as the "fat bookshelf" range, not exactly fashionable but with a wonderful personality ....

 

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Do you need an AV Receiver?

Sunday, 3 November 2019 5:24:38 pm Australia/Melbourne

At the very heart of the specialist consumer audio visual business lies the sales of Home Cinema Amplifier. Like the engine of a car this component is the main focus of a potential consumers attention as they cut their way through the jungle of marketing hype on a path towards owning a surround sound system in their home.

In a very real sense our own small business in Carlton was founded upon the existence of this product category. In 1990 when we opened the king of the hill in Hi Fi retail was the Surround Receiver and this was part of our intended foundation when we wrote the business plan. Pro Logic was the word and Top gun was the demo.

 

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