Hold onto your hi-fis, folks, a brand-new hi-fi show is coming to Sydney next April.
Brought to you by Australian Hi-Fi, What Hi-Fi? and Sound+Image magazines, the Australian Hi-Fi Show 2023 will celebrate the latest and greatest in the hi-fi and AV industry, giving visitors the opportunity to see and hear a range of products from all around the world.
The show will take place on Friday 28th, Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th April 2023 at a 4.5-star boutique Sydney hotel, located in an easily accessible CBD location that's right in the heart of the city.
There will be around 40 exhibitors showcasing over 100 brands, including Hisense, Yamaha, Sonus Faber, McIntosh, Goldmund, Kyron Audio, Perreaux, Denon, Marantz, Bowers & Wilkins and more – all armed with their latest audio wares to display and demo. Plus, 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.
So, consider this an open invitation to you, dear readers, to join us Sydneysiders in The Emerald City next autumn to have some fun, make some music, and help people find their sound. Join us, and together we’ll make audio come alive!
Ticketing information will follow in due course, so for now all you have to do is ring those dates in your calendar.
- When: Friday 28th-Sunday 30th April 2023
- Where: A 4.5-star boutique Sydney hotel in the CBD
- Who: 100+ brands, Australian Hi-Fi and Sound + Image teams ... and hopefully you!
Australian Hi-Fi Show exhibitors
During the three-day show, over 40 exhibitors will showcase more than 100 of the hi-fi and AV industry's premium brands, including Hisense, Yamaha, Sonus Faber, McIntosh, Goldmund, Elementi Audio, Kyron Audio, Vivid Audio, Perreaux, Denon, Marantz, Bowers & Wilkins, Polk, Definitive Technology, Classe, Boston Acoustics, March Audio, Parasound, Golden Ear Audio, and more.
We don't want to give too much away just yet, but to whet your appetites, here's a very early sneak preview of one hi-fi and one home cinema demonstration that will be at the show...
Hisense will be lighting up the show with its unmissable L9G 4K TriChroma Laser TV, demonstrating just what picture quality such a living room-friendly device is capable of when it can deliver a 120-inch image showing over one billion colours and an eye-popping brightness of 3000 lumens.
And when your eyes are dazzled, your ears should be too...
Kyron Audio will be auditioning its huge Phoenix System (pictured above) valued at over $500,000. In the words of Kyron founders, and professional musicians, Lee Gray and Leon Suter, "nothing can prepare you for the experience of listening to our Phoenix system. Designed primarily for dedicated listening environments, Phoenix can create a huge 3D music picture of an orchestra or rock concert, and almost as amazingly can also seemingly disappear to leave the delicacy and finesse of the finest acoustic music or vocal. The ultimate expression of our quest for sonic perfection, the Phoenix is for the music lover who demands the very best."
Vivid Audio speakers – designed by Laurence Dickie, the designer of the famed Bowers & Wilkins Nautilus speaker – are coming to Sydney, specifically the 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 this is a great chance to hear some of the most extraordinarily distinctive speakers on the planet.
\Triangle, Inakustik, Music Fidelity and STAX will be demonstrating their latest wares in Aussie distributor Audio Marketing's room, which is bound to house a stunning full-system display of stereo sound both between pairs of speakers and headphone earcups!
Parasound and Golden Ear Audio, distributed by National AV Solutions, will be armed with a two-channel system that's not only handsome but also shows off both brand's prowess in their respective amplification and speaker fields. The Parasound NewClassic pre/power combination will be driving GoldenEar's BRX (Bookshelf Reference X), a compact, high-performance bookshelf speaker beautifully finished in hand-rubbed piano black lacquer – as you can see in the image above.
More news to follow, so watch this space...