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Should you buy 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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Dynaudio Factory visit

Thursday, 30 May 2019 10:21:21 pm Australia/Melbourne

This is rather a special privilege for me to be taken to the Dynaudio production facility in Denmark. Right now this is the most well capitalised loudspeaker company on planet Earth, they were hugely infused with money by the Chinese Acoustic components company Goertek ... that you have probably never heard of. They make all the nano speakers for mobile devices and have the largest market value of any company in this sector with no less than 42,000 employees.

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BenQ Home Cinema Projectors

Thursday, 30 May 2019 2:55:42 am Australia/Melbourne

This is a concerted attack by the largest DLP manufacturer of 4K video projectors to take over the home cinema space. 

 

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The Why of loudspeakers

Thursday, 3 January 2019 11:37:29 am Australia/Melbourne

Without a doubt the loudspeaker is that most critical and contentious and potentially rewarding single piece of investment in audio that most of us make.I would put a pair of good loudspeakers on the podium of consumerism above the ownership of a car, house, or kitchen.There are few things in life that one can procure that will give such genuine pleasure for such a long period of time.

In the West we tend to obsess over our motor cars. Lygon St at times seems to be inhabited by a veritable parade of German and Italian luxury vehicles. I really wonder at the user satisfaction of these after the initial acquisitional honeymoon glow has worn off. Cars are intrinsically functional devices that mostly take us on our daily grind. A Ferrari in a traffic jam is just a hot cramped and expensive way to be late for work. In fact a good set of speakers in your car is a great way of mitigating the caged stress and boredom of your urban driving experience.

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The How and Why of Audio Research ... factory visit.

Saturday, 27 October 2018 2:29:17 pm Australia/Melbourne

In a few rare places artisan-ship has survived. Where those exquisite products are made that push the boundaries of quality and longevity only hand manufacture will do. Audio Research High Fidelity products are made entirely by hand from beginning to end with the aim of producing the best possible music. I have had that particular privilege of visiting the factory to see how they work.

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