roksponsmallLamm Industries got in touch to tell us about the two extremely high end systems they are exhibiting at CES 2017. They are presenting two distinct systems, each unique in its own right, at the Venetian Towers, suites 35-305, with a system worth nearly half a million US dollars, and 35-307 with a system worth over one million US dollars. More »

roksponsmallABC records has partnered with RecordingTheMasters (MULANN Group) to offer tape recording services.  More »

roksponsmallMeters Music is the creation of Ashdown Engineering, makers of musical instrument amplifiers for many of the world’s biggest music stars. The likes of U2, Foo Fighters, Biffy Clyro, System of a Down and many other artists use Ashdown amplifiers on stage and in the studio. More »

roksponsmallNoble Audio has collaborated with the community-driven commerce site, Massdrop, to create an exclusive IEM. The new Noble X, which is available for a time-limited period on Massdrop, features Noble’s new proprietary drive units for $249 (around £200), a price point not seen before in a Noble product. More »

roksponsmallCyrus has today released a mobile app for its ONE amplifier, bringing app control convenience to users of the new compact amplifier. More »

roksponsmallKEF has announced that it is to partner with Twentieth Century FOX for the theatrical release of Assassin’s Creed, the movie. This will involve KEF retailers displaying promotional material including point of sale items, large format posters, graphic boards and the competition entry postcards. All will include the official film artwork. More »

roksponsmallHi Fi Racks’ Bradley and Julie got in touch to let us know about their Christmas gift ideas. More »

roksponsmallThe Mojo DAC/headphone amp from Chord Electronics is being supplied with a free protective case* throughout the holiday season in store at participating retailers, internationally. The promotion offers the protective case (worth £65) with all new Mojo purchases bought in retail stores up until 14th January 2017.  More »

roksponsmallWe have just received the following press release from Monitor Audio’s PR company, explaining more about this exciting news: More »

roksponsmallDetails are scant at the moment but Monitor Audio have announced via their Facebook page that they have acquired London based Hifi manufacturer Roksan.  More »

The £2800 Simaudio Moon Neo ACE is a versatile, all-in-one solution that you need only add speakers to…there’s even an on-board moving magnet phonostage. John Scott finds out just how ACE it really is.  More »

roksponsmallArcam of Cambridge have introduced several price cuts in time for Christmas. Arcam say that they “want to take a big bite of the Christmas market for quality home audio and the new prices are designed to do just that.” More »

At £2500 the AVID Hifi Pellere Phono-stage borrows a lot of its make up from its more expensive sibling costing £4300, but does it cut the right kind of groove? Janine Elliot finds out.  More »

roksponsmallIn 2014 Chris Sommovigo had a little side project called A.H.A or “After Hours Audio” where he made a few cables designs in extremely limited quantities and sold them to a small ‘membership’ for quite low prices. Power cords, loudspeaker cables, interconnects were among these. More »

Dominic Marsh takes a listen to Roksan’s £1250 K3 Digital to Analogue Converter.

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roksponsmallHifi Pig is delighted and incredibly proud to announce our partnership and support for the most excellent charity Nordoff Robbins for the coming year.

Nordoff Robbins is the largest independent music therapy charity in the UK, dedicated to changing the lives of vulnerable and isolated people.

They support thousands of people through their own centres and by working in partnership with a wide range of organisations including care homes, schools and hospitals. More »

roksponsmallBlack Cat Cable’s resident artisan, Chris Sommovigo says that there is much more to hear. After nearly a decade of experimenting with a concept that he had codenamed “Superleggera” due to it’s lightness, it seems he’s ready to release the first fruits of his unreasonably long development cycle: Indigo “Silverwave”. More »

roksponsmallNoble Audio,has announced its Black Friday/Cyber Monday event: 15% off all IEMs and CIEMS, plus a free BTS Bluetooth adaptor with its new co-flagships, Kaiser Encore and Katana. Noble will be offering the 15% discount on all models: both its universal-fit and custom-fit in-ear monitors for a four-day period. More »

roksponsmallNo one could ever accuse Kostas Metaxas of creating something “boring”. Yet again, this eccentric artist has presented us with his unique take on a very utilitarian subject, the headphone amplifier. Combining a historic art oeuvre – “memento mori”, contemporary sculpture and technology, his latest Marquis “Memento mori” is a minimalist Preamplifier-Headphone amplifier designed, says Kostas, “for music-loving audiophiles who require few functions but insist on the purest sound”. More »

roksponsmallTAGA Harmony, a European manufacturer of speakers and audio electronics, has unveiled a new flagship hybrid amplifier HTA-2000B v.2. TAGA Harmony HTA-2000B v.2 is a 150W high-end hybrid integrated amplifier utilising a 12AX7 tube preamp section with a cathode type amp circuit and a 12AU7 SRPP stage serving as a buffer amplifier. More »

roksponsmallVinyl Passion got in touch to let us know that The Vinyl Passion Music Room is the very first  UK Audio Technica Excellence retail centre, and one of only three dealers in the UK to be selected to demonstrate and stock the ART-1000 flagship cartridge. More »

roksponsmallAlong with Bristol, the National Audio Show, which we covered extensively in 2016,  is amongst the longest running shows of its kind in the UK: and having spent 7 years in London then 7 years in Northamptonshire it’s now ready for another relocation. More »

Class D is gaining a good deal of momentum in the audio world. Lionel Payne listens to the the Nord One UP NC500 DMST stereo power amplifier costing £1409. More »

roksponsmallAudio Research has introduced the latest component to the Foundation Series, the VT80 Power Amplifier. From the same engineering and design team responsible for the Reference Series, the Foundation family of vacuum tube components has been created, say Audio Research “to provide incredible musical experiences. Spatial definition, dynamics and detail abound while providing the most natural musical experience”.  More »

Balanced Mains Units are used extensively in professional studios and are starting to make their mark in domestic audio situations. Janine Elliot gets her life in balance and plugs in the Russ Andrews BMU 3000 costing £3599. More »

roksponsmallKJ West One, the West London Hifi shop, be hosting a weekend showcase of the brand new Tangerine Audio Stiletto one piece aluminium LP12 plinth/top plate which was designed with their own ‘turntable expert’, Derek Jenkins. More »

SYSTEM-1 from Code Acoustics is a high quality 3-way active speaker, with off-board electronics module including crossovers and amplifiers. It is UK made and costs £6350 direct from the manufacturer. Ian Ringstead turns up the volume and puts the SYSTEM-1 though its paces.  More »

roksponsmallA movie charting the history of Denmark’s Street’s Tin Pan Alley now has the backing of PMC, which has donated to a crowd-funding campaign aiming to raise the £28,000 needed to get the film made. PMC say they are helping out because they are “passionate about preserving Britain’s hugely important musical heritage”. More »

Trafomatic is a relatively recent addition to the high-end hifi fraternity and perhaps best known for the £100,000 Elysium monoblocs. This is a Serbian company that exudes quality, detail and perfection.  The Belus power amplifier up for review here might not be as expensive as the Elysium, but at a more attainable £3250 this is no less a product says Janine Elliot. More »

roksponsmallPure Sound, in their recent press release, say they are pleased to announce the UK arrival of HECO Elementa, a new range of loudspeakers offering “good sensitivity and excellent  reproduction of tone and dynamics and that they do partner very well with both valve and transistor based electronics”. More »

roksponsmallSpotify Premium subscribers can now listen to any song in the Spotify catalogue on Sonica. Sonica is a WiFi speaker in a compact package. With the addition of the Spotify Connect support, customers can transfer and control their listening experience from the Spotify app to Sonica — just select Sonica from the list of available devices within the Spotify app. If you don’t have Spotify Premium, new users can try Spotify Premium free for 30 days by visiting Spotify’s website. More »

roksponsmallCary Audio has introduced the first product of the new Lifestyle Series, the AiOS (All-in-One-System). Cary say that ‘AiOS is a new kind of music system for a new generation. More »

roksponsmallSCV have announced a new DAC from Benchmark Media Systems, the DAC3. More »

roksponsmallRuss Andrews has entered into a distribution agreement with world famous pro-audio designer, Rupert Neve, to bring the company’s RHNP Precision Headphone Amplifier to UK audiophiles.  More »

roksponsmallMcIntosh has announced the release of a free firmware update that brings full support for both DTS:X and Auro-3D* object-based 3D audio to the MX122 A/V Processor. Since its release earlier this year, the MX122 has had full support for Dolby® Atmos and now with this update, the MX122 supports all the leading object-based 3D audio technologies. The free update also adds DTS Neural-X as well as other minor improvements. More »

roksponsmallNoble Audio has launched Sage, a new universal-fit IEM which represents the most affordable proprietary-driver IEM in Noble’s range (£549)

The new Sage from Noble Audio is a US-made multi-driver IEM (In Ear Monitor) which features the company’s new proprietary driver technology. Sage offers the performance benefits of Noble’s bespoke drive units, as seen in its flagship nine- and ten-driver models, Katana and Kaiser Encore, but with an entry-level price tag. More »

roksponsmallKarma-AV has added two new JBL studio monitors to its high-end JBL Synthesis range. Created to bring professional-grade JBL performance to home audio, the JBL 4367 and 4429 studio monitors rekindle a classic lineage by combining new acoustic systems with the company’s iconic pro-audio design, featuring blue front baffles and exposed mid/high-frequency horns. More »

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Atlas Cables has introduced a limited edition of its reference Mavros analogue interconnect – the Mavros Ultra SE. Only 50 sets of this Special Edition interconnect have been produced. Featuring unique gold- plated Ultra RCA plugs, each Mavros Ultra SE pair features a unique sequential serial number, a hand-signed limited edition authenticity certificate and comes packaged in a specially-created Atlas presentation box. More »

roksponsmallOnkyo today unveiled an LS7200 3D Soundbar System that combines Dolby Atmos and DTS:X audio playback with next-generation network casting via DTS Play-Fi technology*, AirPlay, and FireConnect* multi-room distribution. More »

roksponsmallWe have announced our winner of the second ‘Wheelchair for Ricky’ Raffle and the winner of the VPI Player Turntable is Gareth Thompson.  We have also redrawn the unclaimed prizes from the previous raffle and the winners are as follows:

Mike Crosby – Audio Suspension Turntable Shelf

John Mclinden – Sanus Vuepoint TV mount

Ronnie Turpie –  Voyla Audio Hand-painted plate

Sander – Mitchell & Johnson MJ2  Headphones More »

roksponsmallOctober was a real whirlwind of a month, there were Hifi Shows including Hifi Show Live Windsor and The Indulgence Show plus a huge amount of news and we reviewed gear ranging from £89 IEMs to a £32,000 Power Amplifier.  Just in case you missed anything, here is a round up of what happened last month… More »

roksponsmallRoksan Audio have released a limited special edition version of their Radius 7 turntable. ‘The Pink’ turntable not only offers a new cosmetic change for audiophiles, but with every piece sold Roksan will also make a charitable donation to one of the UK’s leading breast cancer support charities, Breast Cancer Care. More »

roksponsmallFirst played at RMAF, the revised Trio10 Timeless, was named by show visitors as ‘breath-taking’, and it will soon start selling for less than 3,000.-US$, delivered. PureAudioProject say “We hope these narrow speakers will open many hearts and homes for Open Baffle and we managed to bring their price to under 3,000.-US$ (incl. shipping), without compromising whatsoever on sonic performances, construction and looks”. More »

roksponsmallAvid today announced it has completed another development for the MediaCentral® Platform by exclusively licensing the rights to develop and commercialise media and entertainment technologies and solutions from Nexidia, a developer of dialogue and audio analysis products.  More »

roksponsmallIf you’re attending The Hifi Show Live at the Beaumont Estate in Old Windsor this weekend, make sure you drop by the room co-hosted by Luxman, the Japanese high-end audio manufacturer now in its 10th decade, and Danish loudspeaker maker DALI. More »