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New Encel Gelati Speakers

Melbourne based hifi specialist Encel are back with a wonderful new speaker called the Gelati. This affordable 2-way bookshelf model slots nicely into our range at $549/pair and are available in four attractive cabinet finishes. What sets them apart from other brands is the customisation of their appearance, with optional grilles in a large range […]

KEF LSX II Wireless Bookshelf Speakers Hit The Shelves

The second generation of KEF’s incredible little wireless powered speakers, the LSX II, has just arrived with some key upgrades and improved functionality. The original LSX was an impressive piece of kit and was something that I owned myself for a period of time. Our main gripe with them was the app (or apps) to […]

Monitor Audio Silver 100 Special Edition Speakers

A personal favourite speaker of mine, the Silver 100 (7G) from Monitor Audio has received a make-over to celebrate the brand’s 50th anniversary. With only 999 examples released worldwide (and individually numbered) we’re lucky to be getting our hands on a few of these special edition models! Available in a beautiful Heritage Green cabinet and […]

Optoma Release Two New Stand Out Projectors:

Optoma have just released 2 brand new models that have really turned the industry on its head. Firstly the UHD66 is a dedicated home cinema projector using a lamp based light source that delivers a high brightness, high contrast image with a 95% coverage of the DCI-P3 standard for incredible colour range. With specs like […]

Polk Audio Speakers Now Available

Polk Audio have been kicking some impressive goals with their latest speaker offerings. The two ranges in particular are the recently revised Signature Elite series and the incredible Reserve series. With product offerings for almost any situation they are a brand that should definitely be on your shortlist. The largest floorstander in the Reserve series, […]

Denon Now Available

After nearly 18 months of supply issues with Onkyo, we’ve turned to Denon as a replacement brand to fill the Onkyo boots and boy was this a good decision. With a noticeable uptick in musicality for both their hi-fi and home theatre equipment and a plethora of awards up their sleeves there is something for […]

Cambridge Audio Evo All-In-One Network Amplifiers 

Cambridge Audio have just release one of the most exciting products we’ve seen in a long time. An all in one amplifier with plenty of connectivity and access to almost any mainstream streaming service. Finished in a stunningly designed housing this compact unit has beautifully solid weight and feel to the housing, buttons and front […]

REL T/x Subwoofer Series

REL have updated their award-winning T/i series with the latest incarnation known as the T/x series. With direct replacements to last years models the new T/5x, T/7x and range topping T/9x. Each model sports a new cabinet design with rounded edges and a shorter, stockier appearance looking meaner and more attractive than the outgoing models. […]

SVS 1000 Pro Series Released

SVS have recently updated the 1000 series of subwoofers to the new 1000 Pro. This update has some fairly major improvements on the effected models with a slight bump in power output to 325w RMS (820w short term peak,) an all new digital control panel and the addition of app support for Apple and Android […]

Paradigm Founder Series

Exciting times are ahead with the imminent release of Paradigm’s newest range, the Founder series. Due for release in May the series consists of 3 floorstanding speakers, a serious centre speaker, a set of bookshelf speakers and an LCR that can either be used as a larger bookshelf speaker or a smaller centre. Available in […]

REL HT/1508 Predator Arrives

The latest REL HT series of subwoofers have long been a favourite of the store with the HT1003 and HT1205 being the top of the pecking order at their price point. These units offer huge control and musical accuracy coupled with the output desired by many home theatre enthusiasts. Enter the new top of the […]

Q Acoustics Adds A New Model, The 3030i.

Q Acoustics have just released word of their new upcoming model the 3030i. This is a larger bookshelf speaker featuring a 6.5″ mid/bass driver and larger enclosure allowing for a more effortless room-filing range and performance. With a claimed frequency extension of down to 46Hz they’ll give you as big of a sound as you’ll […]

KEF’s New R Series Arrives

We’ve long been fans of KEF’s Q and XQ series of speakers from years gone by and the latest iteration of the Q series has been superb. We’re now excited to announce we are stocking the new and improved R Series (which is one step above the Q Series). Offering models for both stereo listeners […]

Toy Story 4 Shines On UHD 4K Blu-ray

There aren’t many films that are natively created and mastered in native 4K with most current content being upscaled from a 2K intermediate. The latest instalment of the Toy Story franchise comes to UHD Blu-ray with a full fat true 4K presentation and the result is beautiful. Animated moves do have a tendency to look […]

Cambridge Audio AX Series Now Available

Cambridge Audio’s latest offering are a AX series models. These are replacing the very popular Topaz series units which bring high end audio quality and performance to an entry level price point. With much improved aesthetics and a total ground up build of the range they offer top notch performance that belies belief and with […]

Martin Logan’s Latest Motion Series Update

We’ve just received delivery of the new and exciting Martin Logan Motion series. The new improved models have a revised driver design and a much needed refresh of the speaker covers. Moving away from the metal covers to a nice new two piece material grille helps them look less industrial and more well suited to […]

Epson Projectors Now Available

We’ve just taken on Epson projectors after a flurry of awards and positive reviews. After a 10 minute demo of the new EH-TW9400 we were hooked. The picture is incredibly bright and sharp with huge amounts of detail and its 4K enhanced technology looks like it is equal to if not better than some of […]

Martin Logan Motion Series Clearance

With the discontinuation of the current Motion series being announced we’ve got some great pricing on the last of the remaining stock. With very few bits and pieces remaining this is an incredible opportunity to snap up some of the staff’s all time favourite speakers. All supplied as new with a full 5 year warranty […]

The Paradigm Ultracube 12 Returns

We just said goodbye to one of our favourite subwoofers of all time and what do you know, the importer has found some more stock. I’m not sure how you “find” 20 large subwoofers but this is very much to our excitement as the 650w sealed 12” subwoofer is an animal for movies and when […]

Q Acoustics Concept 300s Released

After many months of anticipation the latest flagship speaker offering from Q Acoustics have arrived. The new Concept 300 is a reference grade bookshelf speaker that looks and sounds like nothing else we’ve experienced before. Available in 3 beautiful two tone finishes and supplied with a pair of stands that look like they belong in […]

KEF Q Series Free Upsize Promo

KEF have followed in the footsteps of Definitive Technology and are offering a very similar promotion which offers a free up-size in speaker when purchasing a qualifying product from their Q series. Simply purchase your new set of speakers before the end of trade on 31st May and receive the following upgrade at no charge! […]

QED Cables Now Available

QED cables are considered one of the industries premier cable manufacturers offering anything from speaker cable and interconnects through to data cable and HDMI. We’re currently stocking their range of speaker cable and audio cables to suit both stereo and home theatre systems of any calibre. With a new range of high-spec HDMI cables due […]

New Monitor Audio SoundFrame Display

A personal favourite of mine, the fully customisable Soundframe series of descrete speakers offer an incredible performance and sound quality for what simply looks like a piece of art. Whether you stick with the standard black or white finish or you opt for a custom image of maybe a holiday snap or wedding picture these […]

New Monitor Audio Gold Series Announced

Monitor Audio has really taken off in the last few months and this has certainly been aided by them gaining some big industry awards and fantastic reviews. TheBronze series has quickly become my speaker range of choice under $2k so I would heavily recommend a listen. The latest range to get a make over is […]

Paradigm Premier Series Awarded

The new Paradigm premier series has only just hit the shelves and already the positivereviews are starting to flow. Online reviewing powerhouse Audioholics have just reviewedand awarded the new Premier 800F floorstanders and 500C centre speakers as their Product of the year. For those of you wanting to read the review then click the link […]

Kef Q Series With EISA Award

The Expert Imaging And Sound Association have awarded the KEF Q Series as their Home Theatre Speaker System of the year 2018-2019. The system comprised of the Q750 front speakers, Q650c Centre Speaker , Q350 rear speakers and the matching Q50a Dolby Atmos enabled speakers. The speakers are available in black or white and we […]

Definitive Technology Promo Final Days:

The Definitive Technology upgrade promotion is due to finish at the end of trade tomorrow so make sure to get in any orders quickly to take advantage of one of the best promotions we’ve seen in recent years.

Panasonic Release Premium UHD Blu-ray Player:

The latest premium 4K Blu-ray player to hit the Australian market is Panasonic’s DP-UB9000. This model has already seen an overseas release and has taken out the EISA award for “Best High End UHD Blu-ray Player.” Winning 5 start reviews from industry heavy hitters such as What Hi-Fi? and Techradar this looks to be the […]

Monitor Audio Arrives:

Monitor Audio have recently changed importers here in Australia and are now distributed by Uncle Paul at Melbourne based Interdyn. This has meant that we’vebeen able to secure access to this premium British loudspeaker brand and we can immediately see why they are considered one of the biggest names in the industry.One of their most […]

Paradigm Premier Series Now Available:

It has been a long wait but we finally have the entire Premier series on the shop floor and ready for auditioning. They marry superb sonic performance with beautiful looks so definitely a must listen for your short list. We’ll have them on our site in the coming few days. Optoma UHD51 4K Projector: We […]

Yamaha Trade & Save:

Off the back of the great success on last year’s Trade & Save promotion Yamaha have decided to offer this again. Running from the 1st October through to the 31st December 2018 new buyers can trade in an older AV receiver as a credit towards a shiny new AVENTAGE unit. Trade in units must be […]

New Yamaha Turntables:

It’s been over 20 years since Yamaha last released a turntable and now all of a sudden they’ve given us 3 of them! The latest flagship offering is the GT-5000 based on the iconic GT-2000 from the early 80s. Set to be an expensive unit when pricing is released we’re expecting it’ll cost somewhere around […]

New Paradigm Defiance V & X Subwoofers:

Paradigm’s latest Defiance series subwoofers have just started arriving with the V10 and V12 now available in store to audition. The latest subwoofers are a decent performance upgrade from the outgoing PDR and DSP series only now offering more features and better value. From the V10 upwards we now get app control allowing for adjustment […]

The Yamaha RX-A3080 finally arrives:

After months of waiting the latest range topping AV receiver from Yamaha is finally available in store and  it was well worth the wait. Bundled with a free Amazon Echo Dot, we finally see the introduction of voice control over the MusicCast family. XLR inputs were a big addition to last years model but now […]

KEF store credit promotion:

After the industry’s slower start to July some of our suppliers are really ramping up their promotions to try and pick things up. Firstly it was Definitive Technology with the super deal listed in the last blog entry below and now its is KEF with their impressive Q Series. Simply purchase any Kef Q Series […]

Average Movie, Great soundtrack:

Earlier this month we saw the release of the movie Tomb Raider and being a bit of a nerd it was one that I was quite keen to see. The movie follows Lara Croft, a young twenty-something year old on her journey across the world to a mythical island with the intent of solving the […]

The mother of all speaker promotions:

So this has to be one of the best promotions that I have seen in my 15 years with Eastwood Hifi. Our friends over at Definitive Technology will be running a promotion with us for the whole month of August where you’ll be offered a complimentary 1 model upgrade. This is how it will work: – […]

End Of Financial Year Sales:

So the end of the financial year has been and gone. We’ve had some great success this year with the release of Paradigm’s latest Monitor SE series and the Tannoy speaker clearance. We still have a couple of pieces of Martin Logan’s hit range, the Motion series. If you are looking at the Motion 20’s, […]

Paradigm Monitor SE series arrive:

After months of anticipation the first batch of Paradigm’s new Monitor SE series has arrived in store. Available in black and gloss white finishes they are sure to be a big hit. The warehouse is all stocked up but they’ll likely not last very long so pop in for a listen and be one of […]

One to watch:

Just a quick recommendation for anyone looking for a movie that really tests every facet of your system. Offering the most impressive Dolby Atmos soundtrack that I have yet heard, it is an absolute must for anyone looking to test a new system or see what these new object based soundtracks are capable of. The […]

Yamaha NS-SW300:

Along with the above speaker set we have managed to secure some more of the fantastic NS-SW300 subwoofers. This unit consistantly reviews incredibly well and punches well above its weight mixing it with products well beyond its size and pricepoint. Have a read of the online reviews or come in for a listen, this sub […]

Yamaha favourites are back in stock:

After a few months of being out of stock the incredibly popular EF series of speakers are now back in store. With superb looks and performance they are an absolute winner for anyone seeking a very musical and cinematic experience on a tight budget. Partner this setup with the Yamaha RX-V683 also currently on sale […]

Dunkirk UHD Blu-ray Review:

Dunkirk Blu-ray and 4K UHD (released 2017). After winning Academy Awards for both Sound Editing and Sound Mixing our expectations for Dunkirk soundtrack were high Were glad to report it delivers from the outset, when a quiet street in a French village is suddenly rocked by rifle and machine gun fire. During this short scene […]

Tannoy Clearance:

Due to the importer letting Tannoy go we are no looking to clear all of our Tannoy goodies at large discounts. All items will have a full warranty and full local support so it is a great time to snap up a bargain. Check out the Tannoy sale page HERE.

So long Tannoy:

Another week and another brand saying so long. This time it is Tannoy as the local importer has decided to relinquished the agency. So what does this mean? We’ll have some very hot pricing on all new and ex-demo Tannoy stock so please give us a call for pricing and availability as it may be […]

What Hi-Fi Revise their review of the RX-A3070:

UK publication What HiFi originally rated Yamaha’s flagship RX-A3070 AV receiver only 3 out of 5 stars. Thet recently revised their rating to 4 out of 5 stars. Interesting…. You can read their explanation and review by clicking on the link below https://www.whathifi.com/yamaha/rx-a3070/review

Subwoofer Sale:

We’re having some great success with the Easter subwoofer sale that we started running last weekend. Stocks are starting to thin out a little now on a few of the offerings so if you are considering a new subwoofer then jump on a unit as soon as possible as these deals won’t last. Specials can […]