StereoNET Expands Coverage and Goes Global
What started as just a small idea and a bunch of basic HTML code has morphed over two decades to become what StereoNET is today.
The global editorial team is headed up by David Price, who started writing for Hi-Fi World in 1993 and edited the magazine for nearly a decade. He was then appointed as Editor of Hi-Fi Choice and continued to freelance for it and Hi-Fi News until becoming StereoNET’s Editor-in-Chief in 2019.
In addition to stacks of original content, including the latest news and reviews for hi-fi, home cinema, headphones and more, StereoNET also offers one of the most extensive discussion forums catering for a global audience. With over 5.7 million posts and nearly half a million discussion topics, the StereoNET forums are a daily visit for hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts, consumers, and trade members.
Membership is free, and you can tap into the knowledge and expertise of enthusiasts from all over the globe. You might even score yourself a bargain in the classifieds that has seen more than $34M worth of ads listed in just over a year!
StereoNET’s Founder and Publisher was born in England and raised on British Hi-Fi before moving to Australia. He developed an early love of music and playing bass guitar before discovering the studio and the other side of the mixing desk. After a few years writing for audio magazines, Marc saw the future in digital publishing and founded the first version of StereoNET, known at the time as Planet Audio, in 1999.
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Each time StereoNET reviews a product, it is considered for an Applause Award. Winning one marks it out as a design of great quality and distinction – a special product in its class, on the grounds of either performance, value for money, or usually both.
Applause Awards are personally issued by StereoNET’s global Editor-in-Chief, David Price – who has over three decades of experience reviewing hi-fi products at the highest level – after consulting with our senior editorial team. They are not automatically given with all reviews, nor can manufacturers purchase them.
The StereoNET editorial team includes some of the world’s most experienced and respected hi-fi journalists with a vast wealth of knowledge. Some have edited popular English language hi-fi magazines, and others have been senior contributors to famous audio journals stretching back to the late 1970s. And we also employ professional IT and home theatre specialists who work at the cutting edge of today’s technology.
We believe that no other online hi-fi and home cinema resource offers such expert knowledge, so when StereoNET gives an Applause Award, it is a trustworthy hallmark of quality. Receiving such an award is the prerequisite to becoming eligible for our annual Product of the Year awards, awarded only to the finest designs in their respective categories. Buyers of hi-fi, home cinema, and headphones can be sure that a StereoNET Applause Award winner is worthy of your most serious attention.