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The International HiFi Show Is Just Around The Corner

Recent years have seen loudspeakers become smaller and more ‘lifestyle’ by design. We’ve embraced living in a technology driven ‘connected’ world and we can be thankful to Apple for the creation of the iPod and creating a world of music lovers once more.
 
Younger readers have grown up with buds, designed and built to a target price rather than a focus on the actual quality of the sound. Neil Young himself has been a strong advocate for high-resolution audio formats, and the reproduction of music the way the artist intended.
 
Music unites us, motivates us, is universally understood no matter what language you speak. But most importantly, it need not be compressed, lacking in dynamic range, and void of all the tone, depth and dimension that would be heard when recorded or listened to in a live environment. That’s the stuff that gets the foot tapping.
 
Many talk of the ‘vinyl revival’, but ultimately it’s much bigger than that. It’s a HiFi revival. Best of all, you have the opportunity to hear for yourself the difference at the International HiFi Show, to be held at the Pullman Mercure Hotel, Albert Park, Victoria between Friday July 1to Sunday July 3.
 
There will be over 135 of the very best brands from Australia and around the world converging to showcase everything from loudspeakers, turntables, home cinema, portable audio players, headphones, vinyl and much more.
 
While there will be a $330,000 Raidho Acoustics HiFi system in action, plus a $100,000+ Dolby ATMOS home cinema demonstration, the show also includes genuine Hi-Fi systems from as little as $399 for a valve amplifier and speakers, and turntables from just a few hundred dollars.
 
With over 32 rooms dedicated to HiFi, check out some of Australia’s own famous brands including Lenehan Audio, VAF Research, Whatmough Audio, Osborn Loudspeakers, Holton Audio, Richter Acoustics, Wyndham Audio and more.
 
Headphones from the global giants including Sennheiser, Audio-Technica and Beyerdynamic, or one of the best record players in the world designed by Australia’s Mark Dohmann; it’s all on display.
 
If vinyl is your thing, the Saturday and Sunday of the show includes the very first Australian Record Fair with vendors from around the country selling new, used, rare and collectible records. Top it off with a nice drink in the StereoNET Lounge while listening to live music from Australia’s Mary Webb.
 
The International HiFi Show is all about the music, played back in a variety of ways to suit your lifestyle. There will be something for every budget, and chances are you can enjoy a better sound quality than what you’ve become used to. 

The International HiFi Show runs from Friday July 1to Sunday July 3, 2016 at the Pullman Mercure Hotel on Queens Road, Albert Park. Tickets are available online or at the door.