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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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NEW 600 SERIES LOUDSPEAKER RANGE ANNOUNCED BY B&W

Bowers & Wilkins has announced its new 600 Series speaker range that includes stand-mounts, floor-standers and a matching centre channel speaker and comes in at affordable pricing.

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SONUS FABER’S SONETTO SPEAKERS ARE MUSICAL PRODIGIES

Italian marquee speaker brand Sonus faber could launch new models on Mars, and the reception would still be huge and positive back on planet earth.

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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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KLIPSCH REFERENCE III SPEAKERS RELEASED

Klipsch is bringing some powerful upgrades to its Reference Line speakers still designed and assembled in the iconic factory in Hope, Arkansas, USA.

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REL SERIE HT SUBWOOFERS ARE DESTINED FOR GREATNESS

Like Bugatti, Maserati or Bentley in the luxury and performance car market, REL, has long been considered the pinnacle brand of subwoofers. Punters will be pleased to hear there's a new, more affordable range of its subwoofers now available.

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PIONEER FILLS THE OPPO 4K UHD BLU-RAY VOID

OPPO's departure from the market sure upset Blu-ray consumers around the globe earlier this year. The shock announcement no doubt pushed production schedules of other manufacturers into overdrive, and Pioneer has come to the 4K Blu-ray player party.

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DOLBY ATMOS LANDS ON APPLE TV 4K THIS OCTOBER

In welcome news for AV enthusiasts, with the release of tvOS 12 the Apple TV 4K will be the only streaming box on the market to support both Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos.

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SONOS BEAM DOWN A NEW CONNECTED SOUNDBAR

Almost straight out of Startrek, Sonos introduces the Beam, a compact connected soundbar with HDMI-ARC and multiple voice control options.

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MARANTZ RELEASES EXCITING NEW SR8012 FLAGSHIP AV AMPLIFIER

When a brand like Marantz announces their new flagship, enthusiasts take notice. Without a doubt, AV Receivers of recent years have been all about jam-packing them full of features, functions, and codecs. But at what cost?

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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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OPPO DIGITAL CEASES MANUFACTURING

OPPO Digital, manufacturers of arguably the most popular DVD and Blu-ray players, and more recently an outstanding range of Head-Fi products have announced it will cease manufacturing.

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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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ONKYO’S 7.2 CHANNEL TX-NR686 RECEIVER IS FEATURE PACKED

With cutting-edge wireless multi-room audio technologies, 4K video support, and 3D audio with 165 watts per channel, the TX-NR686 certainly packs plenty of punch.

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OPTOMA ANNOUNCE HD27E PROJECTOR

Projector prices have been plunging for about a decade, but the feature and quality count continues to rise. Optoma's new HD27e is no exception and will be available soon in New Zealand.

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NO LOCAL HIFI SHOW JUST YET, BUT MELBOURNE 2018 IS GO!

StereoNET, Australia's and now New Zealand's leading HiFi and Home Theatre publication is pleased to announce the 2018 International HiFi Show's return to Melbourne, Australia, October 12th - 14th.

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REVIEW: CAMBRIDGE AUDIO CXU UNIVERSAL BLU-RAY PLAYER

With non-physical consumption of music and movies firmly established, and the imminent appearance of Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray, does it make sense to release an expensive new disc player in 2015?

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