In 2015, Italian “valve specialists” Unison Research renovated their Unico range of hybrid hifi electronics with the introduction of a new flagship. Unison Research told us: “The Unico 150 integrated amplifier was born out of an extensive R&D process and utilised optimal electrical characteristics to achieve a true high-end sound performance. Now, the lessons learned in the development of the Unico 150 have resulted in the introduction of an alternative high-end offering”. More »

Nordoff Robbins are a charity who use music therapy to help vulnerable people across the UK. Get Loud is Nordoff Robbins’ national awareness day on 13 September 2017, when they use the power of music to raise awareness of their life-changing music therapy services. More »

Tellurium Q’s Black speaker cable instantly won fans around the world when it was launched, but now they’ve improved it. Ian Ringstead takes a listen to this £54 a metre loudspeaker cable. More »

McIntosh has launched their new MCT80 SACD/CD Transport. They want you to “Enjoy your CDs all over again!” More »

Iota Audio Design, who we last saw at The North West Audio Show at Cranage Hall, have developed the iota V-R-S vinyl record stabiliser, this is CNC machined from billet stainless steel, and is the correct size to fit onto the recessed label area of a vinyl LP record. For ease of use the top of the stabiliser has a turned “stadium” shaped handle faced with their logo. The underside of the stabiliser has a constrained layer of carbon fibre. More »

TAGA Harmony continue their introduction of new products with something both for indoors and out.

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Electrocompaniet has appointed Chris Tuck to lead its UK Business Development. Chris brings with him a wealth of experience after senior positions with audio manufacturers such as KEF and Eclipse. More »

T+A of Germany has announced the launch of its new CALA Receiver range – CALA SR and CALA CDR (with CD mechanism). An alternative to separates, the CALA range offers a range of features within a single receiver unit, including compatibility with streaming services (TIDAL, Deezer and qobuz), playback via UPnP network music servers and USB storage media, FM, FM-HD and DAB+ radio, SP/DIF and optical digital inputs, HD Bluetooth connectivity and analogue inputs (including a switchable aux/MM or high output MC turntable input). More »

Following the launch of their premium Bluetooth turntable last year, Elipson has announced the introduction of its new flagship deck, The Omega Carbon Black. Based on the Omega 100, this new Carbon Black version features a number of enhancements. More »

With over 40 years of playback and 25 years of concert recording experience, Kostas Metaxas has never been known for being understated in his designs. More »

The UK’s biggest headphone experience, headroom@Indulgence, returns to the capital this autumn showcasing the latest trends in portable audio technology plus the widest range of demonstrable headphones in the UK. More »

Convert Technologies got in touch to tell us about their new Android app that allows you to record vinyl records straight to your mobile phone. More »

Heed Audio’s thesis range of electronics will make its London debut at The Indulgence Show. The four-strong line up of aesthetically minimalist products continues the Heed tradition of “leaving the technical conformity behind and concentrating on the reproduction of music; to stir the emotions of listeners who are more interested in the performance than the specifications”. More »

The Gold Note PH-10 has a host of features including various equalisation curves, nine load impedances, facilities for MM and MC carts and a whole lot more to boot. Janine Elliot takes a listen to what on paper looks almost too good to be true for the £1315.20 asking price.  More »

The PMC room at Audio London, part of The Indulgence Show, will be the first venue in the UK where audiophiles can experience the “cor”, the company’s new consumer integrated amplifier. More »

Did you know that Métronome Technologie was once a loudspeaker maker? That was in 1987, precisely 30 years ago. This is why they decided to develop Ea, as a “celebration of their origins”. They got in touch to tell us more about their new, Kalista brand, speakers which were first introduced to the public at the High End Munich show in May 2017 More »

Estelon are calling their new Estelon Extreme Legacy Edition loudspeakers “the world’s most technologically advanced speakers” and they were unveiled at the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club’s prestigious annual rally in June. More »

Auralic refer to the Aries as a “bridge”; basically a digital device which refers to a networked music library from the likes of a NAS drive, or by use of an external USB hard drive, connected directly to the Aries. What we have come to know more lovingly as a streamer – although you could argue that they are usually an all in one device, often with an on-board hard drive and with analogue outputs from it’s on-board DAC. Dan Worth takes this £1495 box of tricks for a whirl.  More »

Metronome of France are launching a new range of products in September. With this new line they are focusing on “high-resolution and network playing”. More »

In a world that is becoming ever more geared towards an online experience there are some people that are looking to take us back to a time when you could interact with real sales people and experience what you are looking to buy before actually handing over your hard earned. It’s refreshing then to see that David Brook (Of MCRU fame) has seen the potential in adding a bricks and mortar presence to his portfolio in the shape of his new shop Brook Audio on Brook Street (a coincidence David tells us) in the Yorkshire town of Huddersfield. Asking David about the move he said that human interaction is still alive in the audiophile world and people of a certain age prefer the personal touch which a proper shop provides. More »

TAGA Harmony has announced a new generation of its base stereo/mono in-ceiling speaker in the TCW series. Along with refinements the model name has been changed to TCW-300R SM to keep up with the latest TAGA Harmony’s model-coding system. More »