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The Curious Incident Of The Video In The Night
Shortly before midnight on the last day of 2019, 75 rare and unpublished recordings by the Rolling Stones were uploaded to YouTube for public viewing. But you needn’t bother looking for them now—they were all made private just a few hours into the Ne
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New Def Tech Models
Californian manufacturer Definitive Technology (Def Tech) has released two new floor-standing loudspeakers, the Demand D15 and Demand D17. Both have carbon-fibre-coned bass drivers, polypropylene-coned midrange drivers and annealed aluminium dome twe
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Jazz Track
Keyboardist Simon Goubert’s sixth album for Seventh sets out to celebrate voices, predominantly provided by Stella Vander, Annie Ebrel and US rapper Mike Ladd, who are given lush tapestries of ecstatic jazz and richly textured wind instrument interpl
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Ifi Hip-dac
iFi has introduced a portable DCA that looks like a hip flask. Unsurprisingly, it’s called a ‘hip-dac’ and its PR company has had a field day inventing descriptions such as ‘hip-dac warms the soul with intoxicating sound’ and ‘sound as flavoursome an
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Denon Dnp-800ne
I reviewed Denon’s DNP-730AE network streamer a quite few years back, but I remember it well because I ended up purchasing the review unit for my own system. This new Denon DNP-800NE is very clearly an evolution of that model. So, a network streamer
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New Sound For Old
The simple, sustainable way to upgrade your Sonos system,’ says Sonos. ‘Recycle an eligible device and receive credit for 30 per cent off any new Sonos product. Enjoy even better sound and the lastest features. Sounds good, doesn’t it? Maybe… but lik
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Sol Republic
Sol Republic has finally released the circumaural active noise-cancelling wireless headphones it first showed more than a year ago at CES 2019 and then showed again at CES2020. The Sol Republic SOL-HP1410s (aka the ‘Soundtrack’ Pro ANC) claim 32-hour
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Sony Wf-1000xm3
The predecessors of these new Sony WF-1000XM3 true wireless in-ear ‘phones (the WF-1000Xs, which were launched back in 2016) became famous because they were so much better than the-then ‘flavour of the month’ Apple AirPods. This time around, Sony has
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From The Desk Of Len
Welcome to the decade of the 20s. While it has not been an easy birth for many Australians with the ongoing ravages related to climate change, I believe that it will prove to herald a watershed period in our industry. The year 2020 marks my 50th year
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A First For Pantheone Audio
Australia’s newest design firm, Pantheone Audio, has released its first product, a wireless powered loudspeaker system with Alexa functionality called the Pantheone I. ‘The Pantheone team have a passion for handcrafted quality, design and engineering
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Vivid Audio Kaya 25
hey say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and although I have admired the sound quality of Vivid Audio’s speakers for a long time now, I can’t say that I have been overly-enamoured of the curvy shapes of the cabinets. Until now. The Vivid Au
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Krell
The buzz around the new Krell K-300i integrated amplifier continues to gather momentum. A week does not go by without a journalist or a reviewer somewhere in the world giving this amplifier the thumbsup. It’s also been named ‘Amplifier of the Year’—u
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Nad M33 Bluos Streaming Amplifier
NAD says that its newest ‘Masters Series’ product, the NAD M33 BluOS DAC/amplifier, is the first integrated component to feature ‘Eigentakt’ Class-D amplifier technology from Danish manufacturer Purifi Rated with an output of 200-watts per channel, t
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Laboratory Test Report
Newport Test Labs ran its usual suite of tests in its acoustics laboratory, the results of which are shown in the six graphs accompanying this test report. Graph 1 is the ‘overall’ response, where the low-frequency in-room response has been spliced t
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Bang & Olufsen at Len Wallis Audio!
There are very few brands in our industry with the appeal of B&O. In an age where many consumers are trying to hide audio systems out of sight B&O is unashamedly designed to be proudly placed on display. This is a true merging of design and music (or
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Raidho Titanium Diamond Series
All the speakers in Raidho’s TD series, the newest of which is the TD 2.2, now use a new version of this Danish company’s ribbon tweeter, as well as cones made using the company’s newly-developed Tantalum/Diamond material… hence ‘TD’. TD cones are of
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Parasound Zphono Xrm
Given that famous amplifier designer John Curl does so much work for Parasound, I mistakenly assumed that he must have been responsible for the company’s latest phono preamplifier, the Zphono XRM. I was wrong. It was actually a co-design that involve
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And A Warm Welcome To Sonus Faber…
Recently we decided to add another range of loudspeakers to the Len Wallis Audio stable and were in the fortunate position of making the choice from scratch. We considered a number of options, but it soon became evident that of all the speakers we ar
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Audio-technica Ath-ck3tw
Audio-Technica says its new ATH-CK3TW earphones combine lightweight design, long-lasting battery life, the latest Bluetooth wireless technology and the company’s renowned audio quality, all for only $189 (RRP). ‘The ATH-CK3TW’s low price allows a bro
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Laboratory Test Report
The RIAA-corrected frequency response of the Parasound Zphono XRM, as measured by Newport Test Labs, is shown in Graph 1. On this graph, the black trace is the response without the infrasonic filter and the red trace is the response with the infrason
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Musical Fidelity M8xi Integrated Amplifier
This is an important release as it is the first totally new release from British company Musical Fidelity since they were purchased by Vienna’s Audio Tuning last year. Despite the change in ownership, Simon Quarry, the design genius behind so many Mu
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Hifi2020 Show In Sydney
Sydney’s new hi-fi show opens its doors on Friday 3rd April at 2pm, running through to Sunday 5th April at the Novotel Sydney Central, just west of Sydney’s Central train station. Operating across four floors, the Show has a full raft of exhibitors i
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Sound Travels
Tom Waters: Do you have a first memory, a first unforgettable musical experience that left an impression? John Smith: When I was 14 years old, in Greece, I heard a Grundig tape recorder playing Mozart’s Requiem. I thought what is this? This is nice m
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The Return of Technics Turntables
After an extended hiatus we are pleased to announce that we are again stocking Technics direct-drive turntables at LWA! The return of the iconic Technics brand has been a long time coming. We have been watching the overseas releases for some time and
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Epos Changes Hands Again
Michael Creek, the founder of Creek Audio and the manufacturer of Epos loudspeakers, has sold Epos to the FinkTeam, a German company founded and owned by famous German speaker designer Karl-Heinz Fink who, when he was a freelance speaker designer, wa
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Dynaudio Evidence Platinum
Almost a decade ago, the Evidence Platinum was the new flagship loudspeaker in Dynaudio’s extensive range. It’s still this Danish company’s flagship model, because Dynaudio is not one for making ‘flavour of the month’ changes to its product line-up.
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LG Big-Screen OLED TVs
The partnership between B&O and LG (all B&O AV systems are built around LG TVs) means we now have the LG range of TVs available to us as well. It is common knowledge that LG is the only manufacturer of OLED panels, so all companies that build OLED TV
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Kanto Audio Tuk Powered Speakers
Final Link Audio has released Kanto Audio’s TUK wireless powered loudspeakers in Australia. They’re unusual for many reasons, not the least of which is that they have a phono input. Each pair of Kanto TUK speakers is powered by a 65-watt per channel
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Laboratory Test Report
The reason for that would be, as you can see plainly for yourself, is that the frequency response is spectacularly flat and incredibly extended at both ends of the audio spectrum. Let’s look at the ‘flat’ part of that first, and you can see that the
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B&W Formation
B&W are very late to the party with their wireless streaming system. Sonos had this market to themselves for a decade, but since then we have witnessed the release of a plethora of brands, including Marantz’s HEOSs, Yamaha’s MusicCast and NAD’s BlueS
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