Tickets on sale now: Join us at the Australian Hi-Fi Show 2023 in Sydney!

Tickets for the 2023 Australian Hi-Fi Show are now on sale!
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The Australian Hi-Fi Show 2023 is coming to Sydney next April, giving audiophiles and hi-fi enthusiasts the opportunity to see and hear the latest and greatest kit from all around the world.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Tickets for our Sydney 2023 show are now on sale via Ticketebo (opens in new tab). 

There's 1-, 2- and 3-day passes on offer to suit any kind of schedule, and discounts available for pensioners and students.

3 DAY PASS:
Adult - AU$40
Pensioner - AU$30
Student/Concession - AU$20

2 DAY PASS:
Adult - AU$30
Pensioner - AU$22.50
Student/Concession - AU$15

1 DAY PASS:
Adult - AU$20
Pensioner - AU$15.50
Student/Concession - AU$10

Book your tickets now! (opens in new tab)

Brought to you by Australian Hi-Fi, What Hi-Fi? and Sound+Image magazines, the brand-new show is a three-day celebration of the hi-fi and AV industries, with 40 exhibitors poised to display and demo a wide range of kit from over 100 reputable brands.

And if your ears (or chequebooks) are exhausted, the dedicated teams behind the three magazines that bring you the latest equipment reviews, news and features all year round will be on-hand to answer any questions you may have.

The Australian Hi-Fi Show 2023 will take place on the Friday 28th, Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th April at the 4.5-star boutique Novotel Sydney Central hotel (opens in new tab), located right in the heart of the city in Thomas Street, Haymarket (opens in new tab).

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Show floorplan

Full exhibitors list (alphabetical)

Absolute Hi End

Brands represented by Absolute Hi End
Magico (opens in new tab)
Goldmund (opens in new tab)
Jeff Rowland (opens in new tab)
Marten (opens in new tab)
Bel Canto (opens in new tab)

What's on display
Distributor Absolute Hi End’s comprehensive portfolio features some of the very best in high-end hi-fi from around the world, with internationally famed audio brands Magico, Goldmund, Jeff Rowland, Marten and Bel Canto among the many jewels in its very ornate crown. Expect a sublime showcase of stereo sound inside the walls of Room 18.

Where? Room 18

Website: https://absolutehiend.com (opens in new tab)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/absolutehiend/ (opens in new tab)
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Absolute_Hi_End (opens in new tab)
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/absolutehiend

Audio Influence

Brands represented by Audio Influence
Atlas Cables (opens in new tab)
HiFi Racks (opens in new tab)
Pre-Audio (opens in new tab)
Well Rounded Sound (opens in new tab)
+Audio (opens in new tab)
New Horizons (opens in new tab)
Stirling Broadcast (opens in new tab)
Clef Audio (opens in new tab)

What's on display
Audio Influence is an all-encompassing retail store in Melbourne as well as the official distributor in the region for brands and products from all over the world – Scotland's Atlas Cables, Poland's Pre-Audio record players, the UK’s Hifi Racks furniture, the Czech Republic's AQ speakers, America's Well Rounded Sound, and Italy's New Horizons high-end turntables. Also under Audio Influence's belt are +Audio radios and turntables, Clef Audio amps and phono pre-amps, and a BBC-licensed range of loudspeakers from Stirling Broadcast. So prepare yourself for a smorgasbord of system-spanning components and set-ups on level 9 of the show.

Where? Level 9

Website: www.audioinfluence.com.au (opens in new tab)

Audio Marketing

Brands represented by Audio Marketing
Musical Fidelity (opens in new tab)
Revival Audio (opens in new tab)
Triangle (opens in new tab)
Stax (opens in new tab)
Inakustiks (opens in new tab)

What's on display
Distributor Audio Marketing’s brands from around the world have a collectively rich heritage and world-renowned status in high-end audio. Britain’s Musical Fidelity represents the best of analogue and digital audio; Japan’s Stax exploits electrostatic technology to produce some of the world’s best headphones; Triangle continues to make waves with its ‘Made in France’ loudspeakers; and Germany’s In-akustiks is one of the most discerning luxury cable makers you’ll come across.

Where? Level 1 - Opposite Reception & Room 2

Website: https://www.audiomarketing.com.au (opens in new tab)

Avation

Brands represented by Avation
Vivid Audio (opens in new tab)
Zapitti (opens in new tab)

What's on display
Vivid Audio speakers – designed by Laurence Dickie, the designer of the famed Bowers & Wilkins Nautilus speaker – will be armed with its out-of-this-world Giya and Kaya models. "Almost every part and component of each Vivid Audio loudspeaker is unique and not to be found in any other loudspeaker," says the company, so the show will be a great chance to hear some of the most extraordinarily distinctive speakers on the planet. Zapitti will be present to whet the appetite of any movie fan who dreams of having their own home cinema, too, with its 4K HDR library players/servers and entertainment hub ready to take for a spin.

Where? Ground Floor - Elizabeth Bay Room

Website: https://avation.com.au (opens in new tab)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AvationHQ (opens in new tab)
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/avationhq (opens in new tab)

Bertrand Audio

Brands represented by Bertrand Audio
Lowther Loudspeakers (opens in new tab)
SIM2 (opens in new tab)
Canary Audio (opens in new tab)
KR Audio (opens in new tab)
AER Loudspeakers (opens in new tab)
Thor Technologies (opens in new tab)

What's on display
The Australia and New Zealand distributor's eclectic hi-fi and home cinema portfolio is not short of specialist brands from around the world, such as heritage British speaker brand Lowther, German high-end speaker company AER Loudspeakers and Czech Republic vacuum specialist KR Audio. More information on what kit to expect at the show to follow shortly...

Website: www.bertrandaudio.com.au (opens in new tab) (new website coming soon)

Decibel Hi Fi

Brands represented by Decibel Hi Fi
Icon Audio (opens in new tab)
Ohm Acoustics (opens in new tab)
Origin Live (opens in new tab)
Keith Monks (opens in new tab)

What's on display
It's an exciting time for Decibel Hi Fi, which is not only celebrating the 20th anniversary of its webstore but also launching an Australian-made version of the Ohm Acoustics omnidirectional speakers. The first model, the W2000AU speakers (opens in new tab) (AU$4950 a pair), are now completed and will be winging their way down from Brisbane to the show next April, where they will be demonstrated with Icon Audio amplifiers and an Origin Live turntable.

Where? Room 1

Website: https://www.decibelhifi.com.au/ (opens in new tab)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/decibelhifi/ (opens in new tab)
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/decibelhifi (opens in new tab)

GrooveWorks & Pure Audio

Brands represented by GrooveWorks & Pure Audio
Telos Audio Design (opens in new tab)
Tidal Audio (opens in new tab)
Vimberg (opens in new tab)

What's on display
In the words of GrooveWorks, you can expect to hear a very refined and natural presentation from a system comprising components and accessories manufactured by two of the world’s most innovative high-end audio companies, Tidal Audio from Germany and Telos Audio Design from Taiwan.

You will hear Telos Audio Design’s Enchanting Music Player (EMP) hard-drive streaming player as a source, with Tidal Audio’s Prisma Preamplifier and Intra Power Amplifier driving Vimberg’s Amea speakers. Also being showcased is the importance of clean power and effective grounding to the achievement of realistic high-end sound, with system grounding demonstrated by Telos’ state-of-the-art Earth Grounding Monster.

Where? Room 11

Website: www.recordclean.com.au (opens in new tab)

Hisense

What's on display
Hisense will be lighting up the show with its unmissable L9G 4K TriChroma Laser TV, demonstrating what such a living room-friendly projection/screen combo is capable of when it can deliver a 120-inch image showing over one billion colours and an eye-popping, daylight-friendly brightness of 3,000 lumens.

Where? Level 1 - Bennelong Point Room

Website: https://hisense.com.au (opens in new tab)
Facebook: https://facebook.com/hisenseau (opens in new tab)
Twitter: https://twitter.com/hisenseaus (opens in new tab)
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hisenseau (opens in new tab)

Indie Hi-Fi

Brands represented by Indie Hi-Fi
AGD Productions (opens in new tab)
Feliks Audio (opens in new tab)
Spatial Audio Lab (opens in new tab)
Warwick Acoustics (opens in new tab)
ZMF Headphones (opens in new tab) + more

What's on display
Indie Hi-Fi proclaims it is 'all about the head-fi', so it makes sense that the Aussie dealer will be running the Australian Hi-Fi show's HEADFI+ Area. Expect some of the best there is in personal listening from Indie Hi-Fi's catalogue, which includes state-of-the-art headphones from Warwick Acoustics, RAAL-requisite and ZMF Headphones, high-end amplification from Feliks Audio, AGD Productions and ampsandsound, and more!

Where? Executive Boardroom and Kirribilli Room Lower Ground Floor

Website: https://indiehifi.com.au/ (opens in new tab)
Instagram:
www.instagram.com/indie_hifi/ (opens in new tab)

Kyron Audio / Halcro

What's on display
Now, this is going to be pretty special. Two of Australia’s highest-end hi-fi brands will be joining forces to present an unprecedented supersystem at the Australian Hi-Fi Show.

Kyron will be displaying its Kronos system powered by the latest Halcro Eclipse amplifiers, giving show visitors the chance to be first in the world to hear one of the greatest-ever collaborations in high-end audio. The full system is worth in excess of $360,000, so you really won't want to miss this one.

Leon Suter, chief systems architect at Kyron, is excited about the collaboration of the two Adelaide-based brands at the upcoming show: "The measurements and technical brilliance of the products cannot be overstated, however it’s the music that flows from these amplifiers which is at another level. The synergy between the two companies and our products are undeniable and we are excited to offer this iconic Australian amplifier technology to our customers.” Read the full story here.

Where? First Floor - Farm Cove Room

Website: https://kyronaudio.com.au/ (opens in new tab) & https://halcro.com/ (opens in new tab)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KyronAudio/ (opens in new tab) & https://www.facebook.com/halcroaustralia/ (opens in new tab)
Twitter: https://twitter.com/kyronaudio (opens in new tab)
Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/kyronaudio/ (opens in new tab) & https://www.instagram.com/halcroaudio/ (opens in new tab)

March Audio

What's on display
Proudly handbuilt in Albany in Western Australia, March Audio’s range of speakers, amplifiers and cables promise “superb technical performance and sound at modest prices”. Only four years old, the new-kid-on-the-block was born out of owner Alan March’s career-long experience in engineering and passion for hi-fi and has already picked up a Sound+Image award for its P452 power amplifier.

Where? Ground Floor - Lavender Bay Room

Website: https://www.marchaudio.com (opens in new tab)

Mcleans Smarter Home Entertainment

Brands represented by Mcleans
Magnepan (opens in new tab)

What's on display
Having opened in 1982 what was then one of Australia's first ‘audio visual’ home entertainment stores, located in The Entrance, NSW, Bill and Margaret Mclean of Mcleans Smarter Home Entertainment now run a well-stocked, Central Coast-based retailer as well as exclusively distributing a handful of brands in Australia, including Magnepan. This Minnesota speaker brand will be bringing some of its full-range quasi-ribbon speakers down to Sydney to give show visitors a taste of what its distinct-looking, cloth-covered panel speakers can really do.

Where? Room 9

Website: https://www.mcleans.info/ (opens in new tab)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Mcleans.Info/ (opens in new tab)
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mcleans.info/ (opens in new tab)

National AV Solutions

Brands represented by National AV Solutions
Parasound (opens in new tab)
GoldenEar (opens in new tab)
Torus Power (opens in new tab)
Wisdom Audio (opens in new tab)

What's on display
NAVS will be armed with two systems that are making their first show outings. The first is a two-channel system by GoldenEar and Parasound that is not only handsome but also shows off both brands' prowess in their respective amplification and speaker fields. The Parasound Hint 6 integrated amp will be driving GoldenEar's BRX (Bookshelf Reference X) – a compact, high-performance bookshelf speaker beautifully finished in a hand-rubbed piano black lacquer – with its SuperSub X subwoofer. 

And the second comprises a Wisdom Audio L75 Line stereo speaker system, which employs a 48-inch planar magnetic line array to reproduce everything above 275Hz, and four 6-inch woofers to tackle everything below. Power comes from the Wisdom SA3 DSP amps and a Parasound P6 preamp.

Also distributed by National AV Solutions, Torus Power will also be demonstrating what benefits its Toroidal Isolation Power Transformers can bring to high-end systems.

Where? Room 3

Website: https://nationalavsolutions.com.au (opens in new tab)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nationalAVsolutions (opens in new tab)
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/national_av_solutions (opens in new tab)

OAD Ultrafidelity

What's on display
Relative new kid on the block OAD Ultrafidelity will be heading from its home quarters in Melbourne to the Sydney show armed with its latest trio of components. There's the UP1 phono amplifier, which the Australian company says faithfully reproduces "vinyl recordings in a way that has never before been available at this price point"; the Padma preamplifier, which builds on the previous CP1 model while reducing the noise level by a further 30 per cent; and the Vajra power amplifier, the Padma's ideal partner in crime.

Where? Room 20

Website: https://www.oadultrafidelity.com (opens in new tab)

Richter

What's on display
One of Australia’s oldest loudspeaker manufacturers, having been founded in 1986 by Ralph Waters, Richter is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year (and has new Special Edition Black versions of select speakers to commemorate it). It’s a national favourite in the hi-fi and home cinema speaker and subwoofer market and winner of several Sound+Image awards, so a Richter demonstration is never to be missed.

Where? Room 19

Website: https://www.richter.com.au (opens in new tab)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RichterAcoustics (opens in new tab)
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/richteraudio (opens in new tab)

Sennheiser

What's on display
Sennheiser Consumer Division, represented by Sonova, will be doing its utmost to show visitors just how cinematic a soundbar in front of a telly can really be with a demo of its celebrated AMBEO MAX and AMBEO PLUS soundbars and subwoofers. Delivering "the world’s most immersive sound" from single bars, the AMBEOs guarantee that movie nights will never be the same again.

Of course, it wouldn't be a Sennheiser exhibit without some headphones action too, so visitors can look forward to seeing the latest and greatest cans from the audiophile range of one of the most reputable headphones brands there is, from premium in-ears and wired over-ears to the formidable wireless Momentums range.

Where? Rooms 16 and 17

Website: https://www.sennheiser-hearing.com/en-AU (opens in new tab)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SennheiserAustraliaNewZealand/ (opens in new tab)
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sennheiser/ (opens in new tab)

Serhan Swift

What's on display
Serhan Swift won’t have to travel far to bless visitors to the show with its speaker expertise. The Sydney-based manufacturer is the brainchild of speaker designer Brad Serhan (who founded Orpheus Loudspeakers in 1984) and engineer Morris Swift, who, with 100 years of combined experience, has produced its acclaimed ‘mu’ speakers. The Greek letter ‘mu’ (pronounced "mew") is used in science and engineering to mean "micro" or one millionth and here signifies a deceptively small speaker whose size belies its big sound.

Where? Room 10

Website: https://www.serhanswift.com (opens in new tab)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/serhan.swift (opens in new tab)
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SerhanSwift (opens in new tab)
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/serhanswift/ (opens in new tab)

Sound and Music/Perreaux Audio

Brands represented by Sound and Music/Perreaux Audio
Perreaux (opens in new tab)
Dutch & Dutch (opens in new tab)
GeerFab Audio (opens in new tab)
Amphion (opens in new tab)
Benchmark (opens in new tab)
Ferrum (opens in new tab)

What's on display
Currently to be confirmed - stay tuned for updates.

Where? Lower Ground Floor - Shell Cove Room & Spring Cove Room

Website: https://sound-music.com (opens in new tab)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SoundMusicDistribution (opens in new tab)
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SoundAndMusic1 (opens in new tab)
Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/soundandmusicaus (opens in new tab)

Sound United

Brands represented by Sound United
Bowers & Wilkins (opens in new tab)
AudioQuest (opens in new tab)
Denon (opens in new tab)
Marantz (opens in new tab)
Definitive Technology (opens in new tab)
Polk (opens in new tab)
Classé (opens in new tab)

What's on display
With an arsenal of audio brands in its prolific catalogue, Sound United will be descending on Sydney with the latest and greatest hi-fi and home cinema kit spanning a range of applications and budgets. Expect classic Denon and Marantz electronics, speakers by British stalwart Bowers & Wilkins, Polk Audio and Definitive Technology, and much more besides from the group’s US and Canadian household names and audio specialists.

Where? Level 1 - Port Jackson Room

Website: https://www.soundunited.com (opens in new tab)

Stereotech

What's on display
Stereotech manufactures a range of audio industry-related furniture and acoustic treatments in its own factory in Murarrie, Brisbane, Queensland. The Aussie brand focuses on smart design and manufacturing from the finest materials available – all sourced in Australia – with Andrew Hutchison heading up the company's design and production as a qualified electronics technician with over 30 years of experience in retailing and importing premium hi-fi equipment.

Where? Room 8

Website: www.stereotech.com.au (opens in new tab)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stereotechmfg (opens in new tab)
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stereotechmfg/ (opens in new tab)

Synergy Audio Visual

Brands represented by Synergy Audio Visual
McIntosh (opens in new tab)
Sonus Faber (opens in new tab)

What's on display
A formidable duo from the McIntosh Group, US electronics giant McIntosh and Italian speaker virtuoso Sonus Faber will be teaming up to demo two-channel systems that show off the best of what each brand has to offer. With McIntosh’s trademark blue-lit power meters sandwiched by Sonus Faber’s artisnal wood towers, expect distributor Synergy Audio Visual’s exhibiting room to look as good as it sounds.

Where? Room 7

Website: https://www.synergyaudio.com (opens in new tab)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Synergy-Audio-Visual-198224683549640/ (opens in new tab)
Twitter: https://twitter.com/synergyaudio (opens in new tab)
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/synergyaudiovisual (opens in new tab)

Synchronised Technologies

Brands represented by Synchronised Technologies
Beyerdynamic (opens in new tab)

What's on display
The Australian distributor for Beyerdynamic, Fostex, Rycote and Maloney will be at the show armed with Beyerdynamic headphones from the German brand's diverse, budget-spanning catalogue. Expect a range of head-fi demonstrations to be available on everything from Beyerdynamic's more affordable DT and Aventho Series over-ears to its flagship Amiron and T Series models.

Where? Near reception, Level 1

Website: www.beyerdynamic.com.au (opens in new tab)

Wavetrain Cinemas

Brands represented by Wavetrain Cinemas
Elementi Audio (opens in new tab)

What's on display
For over a year, home cinema fit-out specialist Wavetrain Cinemas has used Elementi Audio as its exclusive high-end solution for its install projects. Elemeni is a digital active speaker designed specifically for custom home cinema use and is bound to shake the demo room with its ‘Fire’ and ‘Air’ speaker ranges, ‘Earth’ subwoofers and ‘Water’ Dolby Atmos speakers, which are driven by external power amplifier components designed to be mounted against the cinema walls, adjacent to the speakers.

Where? Ground Floor - Watsons Bay Room

Website: https://www.wavetrain.com.au (opens in new tab)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wavetraincinemas (opens in new tab)
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wavetraincinemas (opens in new tab)

Yamaha Music

What's on display
Household hi-fi name Yamaha will have no shortage of high-end product to show off, though it will no doubt be keen to demonstrate its forthcoming generation of hi-fi components from its 2000 Series, alongside esteemed members from its flagship 5000 Series.

Where? Rooms 4 and 5

Website: https://au.yamaha.com (opens in new tab)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yamahamusicau (opens in new tab)
Twitter: https://www.instagram.com/yamahamusicau (opens in new tab)
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yamahamusicau (opens in new tab)

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