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Oct
02

9 Reviews of Sonos Wireless Systems

9 Reviews of Sonos Wireless Systems
Fairview HiFi is a Sonos Dealer . If I were to ask you the name of the first company that comes to mind when it comes to Wireless HiFi, I would guess Sonos would be near the top of the list. Since 2002, Sonos has had one goal in mind, "to reinvent home audio for the digital age." "Our vision was simple - fill every home with music and make lis...
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Jul
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Sonos Bundle Speaker Sets

Sonos Bundle Speaker Sets

​Expand your home sound by purchasing a Sonos Bundle Set.  

​Limited Time Offer: ​Effective September 15, 2018 -  January 15, 2019

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Jun
23

Now Carrying Technics

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Fairview HiFi is happy to announce that Technics is now part of our official brands. From the Grand Class Direct Drive Turntable System to the Stereo Integrated Amplifiers, this line of products will NOT disappoint.   Delivering the Ultimate Emotive Musical Experience to All Technics "At Technics we understand that the listening expe...
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Mar
07

Monitor Audio Launches New Studio Loudspeaker

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 STUDIO The design is in the detail The Monitor Audio design team was given the brief to create a powerful yet elegant premium loudspeaker that would grace any setting. The new Studio is the result of this brief and it delivers an exceptional audio performance from its beautifully constructed cabinet. With a sleek silhouette, unique design fea...
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Nov
01

Monitor Audio - Bronze Speaker Series

Monitor Audio - Bronze Speaker Series
Fairview HiFi is an authorized dealer for  Monitor Audio Speakers .  Monitor Audio is a British owned and managed HiFi company with a focus on "loudspeaker design ... for ultra discreet high quality sound around the home and outside." Below you'll find some resources available to help you get up to speed on why we think Monitor Audio is worth a listen to.  We look forward to having you drop by to learn more.   Monitor Audio Bronze Series The slender BX5 represents a careful r...
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Oct
17

5 Reviews of the Panasonic 4K UHD OLED HDR - New Arrival

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Fairview HiFi is an Authorized Dealer of the Panasonic 4K UHD OLED TVs.  "Tuned by filmmakers in Hollywood, our 4K Pro HDR televisions combine our Studio Colour HCX2 processor with a next generation OLED screen to deliver outstanding colour clarity, contract and brightness. Its striking super slim design will seamlessly integrate into your hom...
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Oct
17

5 Reviews of the Yamaha YAS-207 Soundbar

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​"It's never been easier to immerse yourself in clear, lifelike sound for all of your TV shows, movies, games and music. The world's first sound bar with DTS Virtual:X*, the YAS-207 is capable of virtualizing sound in multiple dimensions – including height – offering more realistic sonic reproduction of any content without the complexity of using n...
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Mar
03

5 Reviews of the Bryston BDA-3 External DAC

5 Reviews of the Bryston BDA-3 External DAC
"The Bryston BDA-3 is a world class DAC (digital to analog converter) that is packed with the perfect mix of features making it an essential part of your digital audio chain. Use diverse audio sources such as Bryston's BDP digital music players, computers, music servers, and CD players to get the most accurate and superb sounding digital playback c...
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Feb
24

5 Reviews of Totem Sky Bookshelf Speakers

5 Reviews of Totem Sky Bookshelf Speakers
JUST Arrived - The Totem Acoustic "SKY will make you fly to a whole new level of appreciation. A compact marvel for all types of source mediums, the SKY offers flexibility, livability and lasting acoustic quality. The SKY delivers an ultra-stable performance specifically in critical vocal and definition areas. Slim, trim and visually self-effacing ...
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Oct
19

TAVES: Toronto Consumer Electronics Show

TAVES: Toronto Consumer Electronics Show
Come join Fairview HiFi at TAVES (the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show. Room Number: TBA Show Dates & Hours: Friday, October 28 >>>>>   11 AM – 7 PM Saturday, October 29 >>>> 10 AM – 6 PM Sunday, October 30  >>>>> 10 AM – 5 PM Come Visit Us to Listen and Learn from: Jeff ...
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Oct
04

6 Reviews of the Bryston Mini T Bookshelf Speakers

6 Reviews of the Bryston Mini T Bookshelf Speakers
The Bryston Mini T Bookshelf was built to be exceptionally high quality and affordable, while bringing superior design to the table. New driver designs, enclosure vibration analysis, crossover refinement, and anechoic chamber testing all went into creating an amazing product. ​   Visit Bryston Mini T Loudspeakers   "Mini by name but not b...
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Sep
28

4 Reviews of the Bryston 4B3 Power Amps (Cubed Series)

4 Reviews of the Bryston 4B3 Power Amps (Cubed Series)
"The Bryston 4B³ is a dual channel (stereo) amplifier which is acclaimed internationally as being suited for the finest and most sophisticated sound systems. It is currently our most popular Cubed Series model."   Visit Bryston Cubed Power Amps   "Such is the reliability rep the company has built itself that many recording and broadc...
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Aug
22

4 Reviews of Bluesound Node 2 - EISA Award Winner

4 Reviews of Bluesound Node 2 - EISA Award Winner
"Free Your Digital Music Collection - Discover Music Services - Easily connect the NODE 2 to any existing stereo or home theater system, to unlock and discover a world full of music streaming services and Internet radio stations. Filled with an array of analog and digital input and output options, the NODE 2 brings infinite playback choic...
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Jul
29

5 Reviews of AudioQuest Dragonfly Black and Red Series DAC

5 Reviews of AudioQuest Dragonfly Black and Red Series DAC
USB DAC + Preamp + Headphone Amp ​ -  "The Next Generation: DragonFly Black & DragonFly Red. "While the original DragonFly defined the market for micro-DACs, its USB power draw made it compatible with computers only. Music lovers have craved a more portable version—one that could be reliably used with Apple and Android smartphones and tabl...
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Nov
11

Why choose Paradigm Premium Wireless Series with DTS Play-Fi?

Why choose Paradigm Premium Wireless Series  with DTS Play-Fi?
Why should you choose the Paradigm Premium Wireless Series with DTS Play-Fi for your multi-room system? There are so many options out there including Bluesound  (Your Solution to Wireless ) and Sonos ( 6 Reviews of Sonos Wireless Systems ). The Paradigm Premium Wireless Series incorporates DTS Play-Fi. “Paradigm audio engineers faced a classic dilemma: convenience vs performance. Maybe you’ve experienced this dilemma, also, when considering a “wireless” speaker for your pool deck or of...
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Aug
07

Review: Monitor Audio Gold 300 Floorstanding Speakers

Review: Monitor Audio Gold 300 Floorstanding Speakers
Bob Barrett posted on Home Theatre Review  website a review of the  Monitor Audio Gold 300 Floorstanding Speakers   (August 10, 2015).  I have selected a few key elements from the post to wht your appetite for more.   "Monitor Audio has been in business since 1972 and distributes its products globally. The new Gold Series represents an evolution of its predecessor, the Gold GX Series, keeping the same form factor while incorporating many refinements to the prio...
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Jul
24

Introducing HiFiMan HE-440S Planar Magnetic Headphones

Introducing HiFiMan HE-440S Planar Magnetic Headphones
Canada HiFi does an excellent job of introducing the  HiFiMan HE-440S Planar Magnetic Headphones   (July 15, 2015).  They have highlighted some of the features of the release of the HE-400s. These include:   Increased efficiency so it is even easier to drive, Ergonomic headband provides optimum comfort, Lightest weight in class, Newly-designed cable with easy plug-in connectors,   Reviews on the  HiFiMan website   reinforce some of the features that Canada...
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Jul
17

Infographic - The Vinyl Records Comeback

Infographic - The Vinyl Records Comeback
This is is a pretty in-depth infographic that does an excellent job of showing the Vinyl Records Comeback in recent years. As many of you know, we love listening to vinyl here at Fairview HiFi. Come on in and learn more about some great turntables or join our album club online.   How Vinyl Records Made Their Comeback [Infographic] by the team at Liberty Games  
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Mar
17

HRS Isolation Bases & Stands

HRS Isolation Bases & Stands
Fairview HiFi now carries HRS (Harmonic Resolution System) Stands.  As of this writing, we have the SXR currently on display ( see Brochure ) in our High-End Room.  We encourage you to pay us a visit to learn more about these high end audio stands that will help enhance the listening experience of audiophiles.   The Company: HRS or Harmonic Resolution Systems When compiling information about products that we sell at Fairview HiFi I often extract some key points from the about us p...
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Mar
10

Wise Choice in A/V Furniture: Salamander Designs

Wise Choice in A/V Furniture: Salamander Designs
Audio-Visual furniture is purpose built home furniture.  The furniture is engineered to make today’s electronics work better, by providing cable management, storage, proper ventilation, and strength.  The purpose of this blog is to introduce you to Salamander Designs, manufacturers of a superior line of scalable A/V Furniture providing limitless configurations to meet your home theatre needs.   The Company: Salamander Designs “For twenty years, Salamander Designs has been passiona...
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Mar
06

Monitor Audio - Silver Speaker Series

Monitor Audio - Silver Speaker Series
"If you love fabulous sound and design, get ready for a blissful experience. From each of eight new Silver Series models you’ll enjoy a unity of form and function that is as precise as it is compelling; the product of over forty years of speaker development, invested with our love for accurate audio, imbued with our belief in design perfection." Monitor Audio - Silver Speaker Series OVERVIEW Download the Monitor Audio Silver Brochure   Reviews: Monitor Audio Silver Line of Speakers Monitor ...
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Jan
14

Fantastic Record Cleaning Machine from Music Hall

Fantastic Record Cleaning Machine from Music Hall
If you’ve been following the news regarding the recent resurgence of vinyl records it may have you tuning up the turntable and as Bob Seger sings “take those old records off the shelf.”  If you value vinyl you want to ensure that you keep the dust from settling into each groove.  This is where the Music Hall WCS-2 Record Cleaning Machine come into play.   Highlights via Audio Advisor “Stout and Powerful Record Cleaning Machine” “Stunning machine does a superb job cleaning your rec...
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Jan
08

7 Headlines Tell the Story that Vinyl is NOT Dead

7 Headlines Tell the Story that Vinyl is NOT Dead
Did you think that vinyl was dead? Guess again. Consider these 7 Headlines from late 2014 that highlight the resurgence.  You'll also find the video from Bloomberg News informative and helpful as well as the inforgraphic from Statista .   BBC News - Vinyl record sales hit 18-year high "Certain styles of music, they need that warmth. They need that feeling. Soul, reggae, hip-hop, even punk - they sound so much better on vinyl. Source:   http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-30216638 &...
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Dec
22

Marantz Receivers: Highlights, Reviews, Specs

Marantz Receivers: Highlights, Reviews, Specs
Fairview HiFi is pleased to announce the return to our store of the world’s best sounding surround sound receivers from Marantz . Marantz prides itself on helping you “experience music just as the artist intended, even in the cinema.” I want to encourage you to learn more about the brand by viewing the video and checking out the reviews and spec sheet on the SR7009 Receiver.   “We know that true HiFi is about being able to reproduce the magic of a performance.” Marantz Highlights of the Mar...
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Dec
19

My First Spin: Turntable, Headphones, Amplifier

My First Spin: Turntable, Headphones, Amplifier
My First Spin is a great turntable package for music lovers who want to listen with headphones or transfer their vinyl records to digital. The full package values at $999 but is available at a $300 savings for $699.   My First Spin includes: Music Hall USB-1 turntable  “Whether you’re looking to digitize and download your record collection, release your inner DJ, or simply discover the joy of spinning vinyl, the usb-1 is your answer. It has a built-in phono preamp, cartridge, dust cove...
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Dec
16

Joseph Audio Pulsar Bookshelf Speakers

Joseph Audio Pulsar Bookshelf Speakers
We invite you to come in and try Joseph Audio's Pulsar Bookshelf Speakers, a"two-way compact of impeccable craftmanship and sonic insight." “The Joseph Audio Pulsar establishes a new benchmark in mini monitor performance.  It truly conveys the scale of a much larger speaker, combined with the speed, precise imaging and resolution that “mini” fans have always prized.”          Unmistakable presence and clarity        ...
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Dec
11

Bluesound now Includes Rhapsody Support

Bluesound now Includes Rhapsody Support
Press Release: Bluesound December 10, 2014 Dear Bluesound Advocate, Bluesound is pleased to announce the release of our next software version today which includes support for Rhapsody Music Service and improvements to some other Music Services.  Here are some of the highlights of this release: Stream the music you love anywhere. Get on-demand access to the entire Rhapsody catalog and wirelessly stream it directly to any Bluesound Player.  Browse more than 32 million tracks on the Blues...
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Dec
02

Bluesound: Your Solution to Wireless #HiFi

Bluesound: Your Solution to Wireless #HiFi
Bluesound Wireless HiFi Get your music out of your head and into the room. After all, music was meant to be shared! We are passionate about musical detail, texture and volume (we’re not just talking about decibels here), and we’ve painstakingly designed a cutting-edge pure digital platform that delivers on the total HD audio experience. Audio reproduction just like the moment they recorded it in the studio. Just like the musicans themselves wanted it to be heard. Add internet radio and online mu...
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Nov
26

Reviews of the Award Winning YAMAHA YSP-2500

Reviews of the Award Winning YAMAHA YSP-2500
Stunning Sound Realism, Stylishly Slim Design "Immerse yourself in true 7.1-channel surround sound from an ultra-slim sound bar. With 16 speakers powered by 16 amplifiers, the YSP-2500 delivers lifelike sound with remarkable presence, detail and clarity. Dolby® True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio™ provide high-definition audio processing. HDMI® inputs ensure the highest-quality connectivity while Bluetooth® makes it easy to wirelessly stream music from your iPhone®, iPad® and Android™ devices." (Pro...
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Oct
14

5 Steps to Choosing HiFi Speakers

5 Steps to Choosing HiFi Speakers
Grab your favourite CD or record from each genre of music you listen to, try to pick a truly representative track from each recording pick something that you have listened to enough to judge the quality of the sound on. Ideally something you have heard live recently. Each speaker performs differently, so a wide variety of music will ensure you have a productive listening session. Those in the know will listen to a song featuring almost exclusively female vocals and cut a good number of speakers ...
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Oct
14

4 Steps to Choosing a HiFi Receiver

4 Steps to Choosing a HiFi Receiver
Write down a list of all the types of music sources you want to listen to. CDs, Records, and radio are all very popular. You may be interested in digital sources such as internet radio or iPod connectivity. Decide whether you want to do an integrated amp/receiver or a component amp receiver combination. As with home theatre, component systems are both nicer and more costly. If you play records, and your record player needs a pre-amp, consider a model with a built in phono-amp. Note that this is ...
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Oct
08

How to Clean a Vinyl Disc

How to Clean a Vinyl Disc
Dust is a fact of life; and the static properties of vinyl ensure that it will end up all over your records. Fight back with the record doctor! Other cleaners have tried to ensure “automatic” operation by including a motorized platter for cleaning. This ensures nothing but a high price – with some units selling for more than $600. The record doctor is gentle on your wallet and, is operated by hand. It still uses the same vacuum technology as the high end cleaners, but by eliminating the first mo...
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Sep
25

Part IV: In the Sound Room

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25

Part II: Making an Invisible Cable

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Part III: In the Cable Assembly Room

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Sep
25

Part I: Welcome to AudioQuest & The World of Audio

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Sep
11

Tour of Grado Labs: Hand-Made Headphones

Tour of Grado Labs: Hand-Made Headphones
Take a tour of Brooklyn-based Grado Labs and see the process of making these hand-made quality HiFi headphones.  If you are researching the headphones as you contemplate purchasing, I highly encourage you to take some time and get to know Grado through their Twitter Handle at www.twitter.com/Grado or Jon at www.twitter.com/JonGrado .  You'll find both accounts to be helpful and interactive. We carry several models of Grado headphones so when you're ready please take the time come in an...
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Sep
11

Learn More: Hand Made Grado Headphones

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Learn More: YAMAHA AV Controller App

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Sep
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Marc Saltzman: Home Theatre Personality Test

Marc Saltzman: Home Theatre Personality Test
What's your home theatre personality? Not all home theatre set ups will appeal to everyone. Technology expert Marc Saltzman helps identify which type of home theatre is right for you!
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Sep
11

Learn More: YAMAHA Desktop Audio

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Sep
11

Learn More: YAMAHA Stereo and 2 Channel

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11

Learn More: YAMAHA Sound Bars and Projectors

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Jul
30

Why you should pay us to balance and meter your audio

Why you should pay us to balance and meter your audio
I know I know there’s a conflict of interest in us recommending to you to have us balance and install your audio. We’re going to charge you for it so why wouldn’t we recommend it. That’s why the title of this post is what it is. Now that we’ve got the obvious conflict of interest out of the way let’s talk about why balancing audio and speaker placement is important and dispel some preconceived notions you might have. Thought #1: My receiver comes with a set-up mic; I’m paying the manufacturer fo...
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Jul
17

5 HDTV Myths

5 HDTV Myths
There is a lot of confusion these days regarding the differences and attributes between Plasma, LCD and LED televisions. The below information will help walk you through the important information to help you make an educated decision. These five HDTV myths will be a brief over view and we recommend that you see us in store to walk you through it in person. Myth 1: You need cable or satellite TV to watch HDTV programming Fact: While you'll have better selection and smoother integration with relat...
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Feb
27

How to Future Proof Your Digital Music

How to Future Proof Your Digital Music
How to build a NAS to store your music, and at least some of all you need to know about RAID and backups     You know Parkinson's Law? The one that says 'Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion'? Well, the same's kinda true when it comes to storing music – however much storage you have, the size of your music collection will expand to fill it before you know what's happened. And if, like me, you find yourself getting antsy when you're up to much more than ...
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