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Finally Heading to Melbourne in April and staying at Victoria Hotel, Little Collins street.

 

was wondering any hifi shops / cd&record  shops in the area. or any other cool things to checkout. 
 

cheers 

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8 hours ago, cafe67 said:

Finally Heading to Melbourne in April and staying at Victoria Hotel, Little Collins street.

 

was wondering any hifi shops / record shores in the area. or any other cool things to checkout. 
 

cheers 

CBD there are a few hifi shops ... CAV and stereophonic ? though not sure whats up with stereophonic.

 

theres carlton audio visual... Carlton and logon street is a good place to visit n any case coffee...pizza ..gelato :D anywise CAV is usually always open on weekends :) 

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1 hour ago, Addicted to music said:

Moved to brunswick st Fitzroy 

 

theres also Clef Audio in South Melb.

Yeah have few others just out cbd like tivoli, that place if still there on Victoria street ... also boutique in https://www.heynowhifi.com.au

 

by appointment ...

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If you look at the digging map, there are a lot of records shops off Smith St Collingwood/Fitzroy 

 

if you are a walker you can catch a 86 tram to Gertrude St Fitzroy.  Go to Northside, Searchers, plug seven, Then along Johnston St to Abbotsford Dutch Vinyl and more.  
 

if You enjoy a beer go to Bodriggy on Johnston St or Stomping Ground in Collingwood.

 

Then head back along Johnston to Brunswick.  I think Stereophonic and some other record shops are there. 
 

that’s a whole day and maybe 10000

steps

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Great bookshop
https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=11&ved=2ahUKEwiYu9CP67HnAhVEeX0KHcHOC88QFjAKegQIAhAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwhatson.melbourne.vic.gov.au%2Fshopping%2Fbooksmusicandstationery%2Fbooks%2Fpages%2F2620.aspx&usg=AOvVaw04KR2vFJjxUCVeokvXEIVz

From Readings turn right at next street and that is a 20 minute walk to Fitzroy 

A local would know more than me?

Great art cinema opposite Readings and I think there is a hi fi  shop in Lyon Street

Most important thing in Melbourne For visitors is to walk As much as possible 

Lots of interesting nooks and crannies to be discovered between record and book shops

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On 02/02/2020 at 3:36 PM, Snapper() said:

I assume this is just a leftover from the shop in the 1960's, but i drive (work) on collins street and frequently see this at the top end, above the 711 store

13 Collins street. 

 

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I believe the Recorded Music Salon was well-regarded in it's day.  I think they had French turntables.

But sadly RIP. 

 

 

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For tram rides the #6 tram will take you near several record shops and leave you poor but happy. Do a search of SNA for Greville Records: there's a thread on this topic.  The route takes you a block from where the HiFi show is held, by the way.

 

But you need a myki card when travelling outside the cbd by tram. Obligatory myki cautionary note: myki is our hostile counterpart to an oyster card or opal card, in fact it is Melbourne's own little Brexit equivalent: it says "foreigners not welcome here". Locals are forever apologising about it, either "sorry for myki" or "sorry that some dikhead, name still not known, signed off on the billion-dollar rort."

 

Sorry.

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Bookstores:

Hill of Content - top of Collins street, Cbd

the Avenue bookstore in Albert Park. 

Metropolis bookstore if you’re into art and Design books in the cbd.


Readings books & music in Lygon Street, Carlton is an excellent bookstore and it has a reasonable vinyl and cd range.  Carlton Audio Visual is close by.

The Readings in Acland st, st kilda is also good for books and music. 

 

There’s a very large Dymocks in a basement somewhere around 240 Collins street in cbd.
 

 

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Rocksteady Records definitely worth a visit, corner Elizabth St and Lonsdale St's, first floor

https://www.facebook.com/rocksteadyrecordsmelb/

https://www.rocksteadyrecords.com.au/

< Lots of new and secondhand vinyl . . . Local independent releases . . . PBS/RRR Member Discounters . . .
Reggae, funk, soul, rock, jazz, hip hop, indie, new wave etc . . .
Turntables and books too.

Find us at Level 1, Mitchell House, 358 Lonsdale St, Melbourne CBD. >

regards Ian

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a few steps away from Victoria Hotel in 183 Little Collins St

https://www.facebook.com/golddropscoffeeandtea/

Gold Drops, for the tragically hip, for a serious coffee ask for a "magic"

https://www.weekendnotes.com/magic-coffee-melbourne/

< A magic is steamed milk poured over a double ristretto and served in a smaller 160ml cup giving it the optimum coffee to milk ratio. (A ristretto is a 'restricted espresso', meaning that it's the first half of a shot of coffee only and supposedly purer.)

In layman's terms, that's basically just a double shot flat white but I've found it is more fun to ask for a magic at your local café. The majority of cafe's in Melbourne will know what one is but as a side note, do try to be understanding with those interstaters who haven't yet come across one. >

regards Ian

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3 minutes ago, Ian McP said:

a few steps away from Victoria Hotel in 183 Little Collins St

https://www.facebook.com/golddropscoffeeandtea/

Gold Drops, for the tragically hip, for a serious coffee ask for a "magic"

https://www.weekendnotes.com/magic-coffee-melbourne/

< A magic is steamed milk poured over a double ristretto and served in a smaller 160ml cup giving it the optimum coffee to milk ratio. (A ristretto is a 'restricted espresso', meaning that it's the first half of a shot of coffee only and supposedly purer.)

In layman's terms, that's basically just a double shot flat white but I've found it is more fun to ask for a magic at your local café. The majority of cafe's in Melbourne will know what one is but as a side note, do try to be understanding with those interstaters who haven't yet come across one. >

regards Ian

I’ve bookmarked that for the next time I’m in Melbourne 

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