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New audio format has purists singing praises

Olivier Robert-Murphy of Universal Music says Pure Audio's sound quality is unrivalled.

Anthony Clarke A new high-fidelity audio medium has been launched that will revolutionise high-quality audio.

Three-way shootout: Super Audio Compact Disc players

Krell Cipher Super Audio CD player.

Sight and Sound SACDs sound super but are mostly ignored.

Stunning TV audio speaks for itself

The Bose Solo.

Rod Easdown Surround-sound and other options abound to enrich the aural experience of television.

Toss up: multi-room audio solutions

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Adam Turner Listening to your favourite music throughout your home has never been easier.

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Crank up the experience with home theatre sound systems

LG BH6530TW.

Sight and Sound There can be a bit of flexibility on how much you need to spend on home theatre sound systems.

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Three-way shootout: record-cleaning machines

Clearaudio Smart Matrix Professional.

Sight and Sound There are some great records to be had at garage sales but their condition is - well, oh boy.

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Musical theatre mix

Yamaha YHT299B.

Sight and Sound It's hardly surprising that salesmen try to get you to spend a bit more than you'd planned.

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Three-way shootout: external TV speakers

Runaway winner: Yamaha YAS101.

Sight and Sound Rod Easdown reviews three external television speakers.

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Home media servers: Plex v XBMC

Adam Turner A home media server gathers your digital library and shares it with all your gadgets.

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LED smart TVs: Sony v Samsung

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Adam Turner These 55-inch slices of high-def goodness are vying for pride of place in your lounge room.

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Toss-up: Android streaming apps

Adam Turner Rather than leave your movies and TV shows locked away, you can stream them from your Android gadgets to screens around your home.

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Lovely distortions

Yamaha HN-373.

Sight and Sound Rod Easdown reviews three home theatre systems, including one with valves.

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High-rise technology

At your fingertip: New apartments at Imperial Doncaster come with a free iPad Mini.

Katie Cincotta In the not-too-distant future integrated hi-fi technology will reach new heights in the darling of Melbourne's east, Doncaster.

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Toss-up: Soundbars

Adam Turner If you're underwhelmed by your TV's speakers, a soundbar can add punch to your loungeroom audio.

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Top gear speaks volumes

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Sight and Sound Rod Easdown pits the Bose Solo and a 4TV against a Yamaha soundbar.

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Toss-up: wireless speakers

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Adam Turner Rather than leave your digital music locked away inside your gadgets, it's simple to stream music to wireless speakers around your home.

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Toss-up: Wi-Fi extenders and music streamers

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Adam Turner Wi-Fi extenders fix wireless black spots, but these two also stream music.

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Three-way shootout: 3D smart TVs

LG 55LA7400.

Sight and Sound Rod Easdown reviews three 140-centimetre full-HD, 3D smart televisions.

TV, or not TV? That is the question

Samsung Smart TV.

Bleeding Edge Video and other files stored 'elsewhere' are now becoming accessible everywhere.

Driven to digital radio

A Lexus GS450h console, with radio tuned to DAB+.

Glenn Mulcaster DAB+ tuners have become standard in some Toyota and Lexus cars.