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Below are articles with news and reviews written by Complete Audio Staff, or that Compete audio thought would be helpful or informative.

A great review of the Yamaha Soavo NS-F901's from the folks at Audio Esoterica. ...


Over the last decade we have seen a steady increase in the amount of network-able electronic devices. Pretty much anything that uses power these days can be connected to the internet. This connected state is great, if you had (have) the opportunity and foresight to network cables throughout your house. But what do you do when you didn’t get the chance, and it is now virtually impossible to pull cables through? This is where most people would say: “Use Wi-Fi, that’s what it’s for!” However, as good as Wi-Fi is (and they are constantly trying to improve it...


For a little while now we have been seeing pictures of, and reading reports about, Vertical Turntables. Our initial thoughts were “looks cool but it is just a gimmick”, but they kept coming. Then we heard a rumour that Pro-Ject were about to release one. These rumours have finally borne fruit and the Pro-Ject vertical turntable is now instore. This new turntable is called the ...


A little while ago I posted an article about "How Speakers Work" within which I linked to a page on the Animagraphs.com website, which did a much better job of showing how speakers work then I ever could. Now Mr O'Neal (the gentleman behind the website ) has put together another one of his a...


Bose Quiet Comfort Noise Cancelling headphones have been a must-have for most weary travellers for decades now. So much so that even non travellers have generally heard of them. However, the latest incarnation may just bring the QC’s out of the travellers hands and on to the heads of everyone. No longer to be used when getting on a plane, but to be used daily. ...


A few months ago we published an article on Surge Protection Power Boards , with a focus on the Australian designed Thor Technologies products. Just recently Thor have brought to market a product that joins the previously written about A12 and ...


Yamaha Aventage Series 7 The latest series of the Yamaha Aventage range has finally been fully released. In a slight change from previous years, Yamaha staggered the release of this year’s models over two months, as opposed to every model being released on the same day. After Aventage VI we were unsure as to what Yamaha could do to step these products up in an effort to warrant a new range. In typical fashion Yamaha had a few tricks up their sleeves. Trick One: Object Based Audio T...


We have been making a lot of noise lately about a new sound option called Dolby Atmos, and this has left more than a few people asking “what is it”. Most people will have heard of Dolby as they have been synonymous with good movie audio for decades. Letting people know of their existence with their quick intros at the start of most movies (the steam train is still my favourite). Whilst they do a lot of research and development in many areas (including video and music reproduction); cinematic sound is what the general public know Dolby for. In line with this comes their latest release: Dolby Atmos ...


Date Posted: 5 September 2015  

In March we received the new range of Sennheiser Wireless Headphones. We said back then that we would get a review of them posted shortly. Well, 6 months is a short time in the grand scheme of things. &nb...


Date Posted: 3 June 2014  

Those of you that have liked our Facebook page may have seen a couple of pic’s showing the wonder that is the High Contrast Grey projection Screen material. Whilst this material has been available for a little while now (about 12 months). We hadn’t had the privilege of seeing it in action until recently. Our thoughts… stunning. I for one didn’t think that a simple colour change would make a difference; well not one for the better anyway; but I was wrong. Very, very wrong. The re...


As mentioned in a previous article, vinyl never went away, and Turntables are making a resurgence. This has brought with it a lot of questions. One of the main questions is about cartridges; Moving Magnet vs Moving Coil: What is the difference? The easy way to answer this question is: “look at the name”. One cartridge re-creates the sounds by moving a magnet close to a coil; Moving magnet. The other creates the sound by moving the coils close to magnets; Moving coil. But that basically, doesn’t ex...


Date Posted: 15 May 2014  

Over the past few years there have been some major changes in the world of universal remotes. The most notable of these changes was the demise of the Philips Pronto brand. At one point in time the Pronto range of universal remotes were classed as the b...


Netflix. This word seems to be popping up everywhere lately. But what is it? Who is it? How does it work? And should I be interested? These are all questions we at Complete Audio have been getting asked over the last couple of months. So what is Netflix? Netflix is a Video on Demand (VoD) streaming service What is that in English? There are lots of VoD se...


It may come as a surprise to some people but we at Complete Audio like Vinyl. I could go into all the reasons why, but there are plenty of people out there that have written thousands of words on Vinyl, so I’ll just say: Cd’s and streaming are great and convenient, however sometimes you want a listening experience and that is what you get with records, an experience. Now with that in mind I’m here to tell you about a vinyl related experience. An online music service with a twist. VNYL.org is a mo...


Date Posted: 19 January 2015  

For a while I’ve been trying to write something that answers the question: How do speakers work? The reason is we get asked this question, or variant of it on a regular basis. However every time I have tried to write it I either get bogged down in one aspect (because there are a lot of them), or it becomes too technical and would put an insomniac to sleep. &nb...


We always suggest that our clients purchase a good quality surge protection power board, we stock the Thor Technologies brand. Most people are aware of, and understand, the reasons for needing one of these. Not the least of which is to protect what is generally a large financial investment. The problem comes when people buy a surge board with little to no understanding of what they should be looking for, or what specifications they should be looking at. In the paragraphs that follow we shall try to rectify this process and stop people from using what is curr...


Date Posted: 8 July 2014  

Over the last few years there have been some nice high end Blu-ray players come through Complete Audio, and at some stage with each and everyone one of them (including the Cambridge Audio) I had a client say something along the lines of: “That’s a good picture, but it doesn’t come close to the Oppo”. So after much discussion we got our hands on a couple of these famed Oppo units (BDP-105D and 103D, both still setup and on display in store). Instantly ...


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