Written By: Gary Pearce

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REVIEW: DS AUDIO DS-002 OPTICAL PHONO CARTRIDGE

For a medium that was created in the 19th century, vinyl has continued to defy the odds as a playback source. There's been a number of changes over the decades since, but the introduction of optical phono cartridges could be a game-changer.

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REVIEW: MONITOR AUDIO STUDIO 2-WAY STAND MOUNT LOUDSPEAKERS

Over two decades later since StereoNET NZ's editor Gary Pearce's first experience with Monitor Audio, he revisits the Brit brand and discovers what's changed in that time its new Studio 2-way stand-mount loudspeakers.

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FOCAL SHARPENS ITS FOCUS WITH THREE NEW KANTA MODELS

French loudspeaker goliaths Focal have strengthened its Kanta range with three new designs, hot on the heels of the successful N°2 floorstander introduced last year.

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BLUSTREAM ANNOUNCES OPTICAL COPPER HDMI CABLES

Retro-fitting HDMI cables has never been an easy task but thanks to Blustream's new Optical Copper HDMI cables, the task is set to become a lot easier.

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PARMENTER SOUND CELEBRATES 20 YEARS WITH NEW PREAMP

Anniversaries are always a special occasion and to celebrate 20 years in business, Auckland based Parmenter Sound have unleashed its 20th Anniversary Edition valve line stage preamplifier.

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REVIEW: Q ACOUSTICS CONCEPT 500 FLOORSTANDING LOUDSPEAKERS

This year, Q Acoustics has been all about its new 3000i range, but the big news at the end of 2017 was the arrival of the flagship Concept 500 – their most advanced and costliest loudspeaker yet. We take a closer look.

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Q ACOUSTICS ANNOUNCES NEW 3000I SPEAKER RANGE

It’s April already, which for those in Britain can only mean two things – Spring has finally sprung, and it’s also a perfect time for Q Acoustics to announce the successor to their award-winning 3000 series of loudspeakers.

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JBL GOES BACK TO THE FUTURE WITH TRIO OF NEW MODELS

American loudspeaker pioneers JBL have been busy of late with a slew of new stand-mount speakers set for immediate release.

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ELAC TO BE REPRESENTED BY SOUND GROUP

Acclaimed German Hi-Fi manufacturer, ELAC, has appointed Sound Group as its New Zealand distributors, joining an extensive but refined portfolio of esteemed brands.

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LEXICON’S TRIO OF NEW HIGH-END AV COMPONENTS

American AV supremo’s Lexicon, has refreshed its home theatre line-up with a trio of impressive new components. The Harman owned brand is renowned for its high-end gear, and its latest creations look to continue that impressive legacy.

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TURNTABLE RANGE FROM MO-FI AVAILABLE NOW

Famous for their audiophile LP’s, CD’s and SACD recordings, U.S. company Mobile Fidelity has recently branched out into the wild world of electronics, including quality turntables and phono stages.

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NAIM AUDIO RELEASE A BRACE OF NETWORK PLAYERS

The iconic Brit company, Naim Audio, has gone from strength to strength over the last few years with their acclaimed Uniti network components, and in 2018 have three new network players on the verge of release.

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