It is our sincere desire to share with you our expertise so that you better understand the keys to great music and movies at home. As you will read, it is a lot more than technical specifications! We have many interesting articles which will help you understand that while buying audio and visual products should be a lot of fun, it is easy to get it wrong. The following articles will help you avoid costly mistakes. Of course, you could just buy one of our system selections and forget the reading!

Home Theatre Receivers - The Jack Of All Trades

At the heart of any good home entertainment system is the amplification. A/V Receivers, with their combination of multiple amplifiers and processing, are the most popular way to experience the thrilling entertainment you get when you combine an outstanding picture, with enveloping surround sound. One component does almost everything. So, what should you know? Read More>>
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Spinning The Vinyl Tables - Music To Your Ears

Record playing equipment is experiencing an unprecedented resurgence, especially amongst the younger generations and those who really appreciate high quality music reproduction. Is it just a passing fad and are there points that will help you feel more confident when purchasing a turntable. After reading this article, you'll probably understand why this invention will never die. Read More>>

Riding The Radio Waves

You've just bought a new high quality Stereo Receiver from Audio Trends and the radio reception on AM radio is terrible! It is worse than your cheap clock radio which is over 20 years old! What can I do? Should I change brand? Is my Receiver faulty? As this problem is being experienced Australia wide, we have written an article which discusses the issue and also suggests a solution. Read More>>

The Art Of Positioning Your Stereo Speakers

Want better sound from your system? A better amplifier? If you can afford one, why not? Perhaps a new pair of speakers altogether? Possibly. However, there could be a much simpler solution. An often overlooked fact is that aside from the technology inside a pair of speakers, slight alterations to their positioning within a room can make dramatic improvements to the overall sound. Read More>>

A Closer Look - Phono Pre-Amplifiers

Vinyl lovers everywhere have been riding high on the revival of the record player which in turn throws a small spotlight back on the humble phono pre-amplifier. This is not simply another extra to buy but plays an important role in great sound reproduction. Find out why adding a quality phono stage/phono preamplifier to your system could help you get more from your vinyl collection. Read More>>

How To Choose The Right Sound Bar

Everyone knows that the biggest drawback of the modern, big-screen TVs is the incredibly bad sound you get from their small built-in speakers. If you’re watching a blockbuster movie on your amazing 4K HDR TV with breathtaking picture technology, you’re going to want some serious audio to go along with it. The solution is simple! Buy a sound bar! But which one? We highlight the key features you need! Read More>>
Edgar Villchur At Work

History Lesson - The Acoustic Suspension Speaker

In 1954, Edgar M. Villchur was a smart man who discovered a new design for loudspeakers. The hi-fi market was starting to expand in the early 1950s, with new sensitive pickups and amplifiers capable of reproducing the full dynamic range of the new LP record. But speaker designers were still struggling with the problem of size versus dynamic range. Villchur decided to try a radical new approach. Read More>>
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Dolby Atmos - Delivers Sound That Really Surrounds

Dolby Atmos is a new audio format for creating and playing back multichannel movie soundtracks. It was developed to give movie sound a more three-dimensional effect. Traditional 5.1 and 7.1 channel surround setups deliver captivating sound using speakers placed all around your room. Dolby Atmos takes this to another level with speakers to create a "height" layer of sound above the listener. Read More>>
Vinyl Records Comeback

5 Reasons Why Vinyl Records Have Made A Comeback

It started with Thomas Edison’s first phonograph in 1877 and evolved into the vinyl record and turntable that we know today. From there followed a number of technologies that nearly snuffed it and by the late 1980's most folk reckoned it had gone the way of the dodo bird. So if you think that vinyl has been relegated to the role of a niche collector’s market, you’d be quite mistaken. Read More>>
Understanding Speaker Cable - Part 1

Understanding Speaker Cable - Part 1

Audio enthusiasts argue strongly that quality of speaker cables matters while others claim that they make no difference and only purchase cheap products. The goal with this article is not to poke our nose between these two opposing camps and risk getting dragged into the ongoing battle and instead offer up an overview of speaker cable jargon and give you some useful tips on how to buy your own. Read More>>
Subjectivity

A Matter Of Subjectivity

Performance on any system is not only subjective, but has a lot to do with the right combination of products within the system. In this article our founder, Stephen Lee, not only gives some insights into how various components react with each other but also relates some personal experiences that impacted on his audio journey. Read More>>
Understanding Speaker Cable - Part 2

Understanding Speaker Cable - Part 2

Anthony Grimani is a well respected audio engineer who often travels the world delivering lectures on behalf of the respected CEDIA group of audio video retailers, installers and manufacturers. In this article, he delves a little deeper into the mathematics of the subject for those who want to know more. Having said that, it is not a long heavy article that only a University Professor would understand. Read More>>
Room Acoustics

Room Acoustics - An Overview

Acoustics is the science of sound. All rooms have significantly different acoustic properties. The facts are that a lower priced and well-chosen Hi-Fi system in an acoustically good environment will out-perform a more expensive system in a poorly designed room. This article was written by Anthony Grimani who is one of the world's leading authorities on Room Acoustics. Read More>>
Ultra High Speed HDMI Cables

Own A 4K Or 8K TV? You Need Ultra High Speed HDMI Cables

The arrival of products equipped with HDMI 2.1 connectivity has built momentum for 4K, 8K and dynamic HDR technologies. As a result, HDMI cables that don't carry the new authentication labels may not deliver you all the data your new 'toy' can handle. Here's why you may need to upgrade and why you need to watch you are not conned into buying a fake product. Read More>>
Class-D Amplifiers Uncovered

Class-D Amplifiers - The Truth Uncovered

For decades, solid-state amplifiers were either Class A or Class A/B. Around 2005, Class D amplifiers started to appear in low-end audio. Now we see Class-D amplifiers in all sorts of gear including high-end models from a number of top names in the industry. So what's the deal? Are we on downward performance spiral? The truth will surprise you! Read More>>
Bi-Amplifier Wiring

How To Bi-Wire Or Bi-Amp Your Speakers

You may be familiar with the terms Bi-Amp and Bi-Wire and then again you may not.  Both refer to how you connect your speakers and to do either one you will need speakers that allow you to connect them up in either of these two ways. To determine whether or not your speakers can be bi-wired or bi-amped, take a look at the back where the speaker wires connect. Read More>>

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