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Australian Hi-Fi & AV Show

Australian Hi-Fi & AV Show

Music and AV aficionados from Sydney and surrounds are in for a unique treat with the upcoming Australian Hi-Fi & AV Show from 28-30 July.

Just for their pleasure, dozens of hotel rooms at the InterContinental at Circular Quay will be stripped bare so they emulate a family lounge room or home theatre setting.

Nowhere else in Australia can music and AV lovers appreciate 150 major brands from the world’s finest audio products in one place in such an appealing five-star location. BYO music is encouraged: from hip-hop to classical. It’s the best way to relax, hear and compare preferred music choices in as natural a home environment as possible. Visitors to the show can get hands-on experience on all types of gear including speakers, electronics, turntables, headphones, music streamers and computer systems.

Held over two-and-a-half days, it takes some people attending every day of the Show to decide what their next purchases will be. After all, much of the high-end equipment is worth thousands of dollars. Roy Bird, CEO of the Chester Group, the Show’s organiser, said the top three things that music and AV lovers want to know is: how to stream quality audio and video; the real difference between analogue and digital sound; and how beneficial or not hi-fi cables are. “We know that visitors to the show care about the quality of sound reproduction and they want the best they can afford. That’s why it’s important for exhibitors to have the best acoustics possible in each room,” he said.

“All exhibitors ensure experts are on hand to address any questions and numerous seminar sessions help visitors learn: for example, how-to set up a sound system, stream music around the home, turn a computer into a high-end audio source, and control everything from a smartphone and tablet.”

Highlights for visitors to the 2017 Show in July will be:

– Fiona Joy, Australian pianist, singer and composer will be performing concerts on each day in the Fort Macquarie Room.
– Arguably the best home theatre system in the world combining a Barco Residential ultra-high definition projector for a Cinema-at-Home experience.
– StormAudio’s immersive audio processors and amplifiers in the latest format Auro-3D, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X with Atlantic Technology loudspeakers.
– Wilson Audio/Gryphon amplifiers, loudspeakers and converters.
– Seminars on Auro-3D.
– Presentations by audio professional Peter Orehov from CDA Pro Audio.
– Mark Döhmann presenting his ever-popular Vinyl Masterclasses, which are always a full house.

Top brands on show include: B&W (UK), Barco Residential (Europe/USA), HEOS by Denon (Japan), Marantz (Japan), Yamaha Music (Japan), Wilson Audio (USA), Dynaudio (Denmark), Gryphon (Denmark), Focal/Naim (UK/France), Pioneer (Japan), Triangle (France), Sonus Faber (Italy), Bluesound (Canada), and NAD (Canada).

Prizes available to win include: 10 portable Bluetooth speaker units; a $4000 amplifier; a portable audio player worth $1500.00; a $600 headphone; and many more generous prizes. The last time the Australian Hi-Fi & AV Show was in Sydney was 2012 when it attracted nearly 3,000 visitors. The organisers look forward to another record turnout this year after the very successful event in Melbourne in 2016.

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