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And so this is ...

Saturday, 23 December 2023 10:03:14 am Australia/Melbourne

"Happy Xmas, War is over" from the album Imagine was recorded by John and Yoko in 1971. For me there is no better modern christmas icon tune that captures the spirit and intent of this paganised memorial of the birth of Christ. In this 21st Century where evangelical charlatans preach prosperity for their followers while a new robotic trench warfare stalks the breadbasket of europe, it seems appropriate to recall Lennon and his raw desire for peace on earth.

Happy Christmas everybody, we are open every day except Christmas and New Years.

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Posted in Opinions By Rab Turner

Mystery visitor from elsewhere

Sunday, 24 September 2023 2:39:52 pm Australia/Melbourne

A UAP ... Unidentified Acoustic Phenomenon ...  has landed at Carlton Audio Visual ... their true form and intent will be revealed ... soon ...

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The art of streaming by Darren

Saturday, 19 August 2023 6:19:05 pm Australia/Melbourne

Despite the reluctance of a large part of the hi-fi community to embrace the CD initially, we are constantly being told by our customers that it still either constitutes their main or at least a significant portion of their musical diet.

While the advent of MP3s and the resurgence of vinyl seamed to sound the death knell for the Compact Disc as a commercial product, it not only made it to it’s 40th birthday last year but we may see it make it to 50. However, the numbers involved are tiny compared to the market share now enjoyed by internet downloads and music streaming services.

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Turgid times for brands

Monday, 12 June 2023 4:32:01 pm Australia/Melbourne

There are some underlying uncertainties when you as an end user consumer purchase a consumer electronic product:

Is it about to be replaced by a newer and better model ?
If I wait will it be cheaper?
If I buy this new now how long will it last?
What if the tech that this device has built into it becomes obsolete?
If I buy this will it work with what I already have?
If it breaks down will it be able to be repaired?
What if I can buy this cheaper from somewhere else?
Will it still sound as good in my own home?
Will my wife find out how much this cost me?

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Roads to Moscow

Wednesday, 1 March 2023 1:11:00 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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