Linette Smith gives her final round up of what a Bird’s Eye View of the Hifi world has been like in 2016. 

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Cheerful as ever Stuart Smith makes a list of musicians that have died in 2016 and asks, was this the year that the music really did die? More »

BD Audio have announced that they have been appointed UK dealer for Kii Audio Three, a new stand mound loudspeaker which really impressed Hifi Pig at the Warsaw Audio Video Show back in November. More »

Zanden Audio has announced the launch of their new model 3000mk2 preamplifier at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. More »

You can now enjoy Hifi Pig’s monthly magazine in the highly readable and fabulous ISSUU format right here on the Hifi Pig website.  More »

The Beat’s brand new single, SIDE TO SIDE, taken from ‘Bounce’ is currently A-listed on BBC Radio 6 and the band have released it as double A-side 7” vinyl with a track from label mates and life-long friends The Selecter. The two bands played live from Maida Vale on 13 December for Steve Lamacq’s Christmas Ska Party on BBC Radio 6 with other guests David Rodigan and Mungos HiFi and have announced a co-headline tour in 2017. More »

Janine Elliot charts the rise and fall and rise again of the Thermionic Tube/valve in this fascinating and informative article.  More »

The Chester Group has announced they will be moving the dates of their 2017 New York Audio Show to the weekend of November 10th-12th 2017, and the same weekend – November 9th-11th for 2018. More »

1More is a  Chinese brand that make a range of headphones and in-ears. Here Stuart Smith tries out the £89.99 dual driver C1002 and the three driver E1001 costing ten pounds more from their UK website.  More »

Chris Pope & The Chords UK have released a new single from their recent album ’Take On Life’. Entitled ‘Dreams Of Yesterday’, it is an edited version of the final song on the record, a Mott-esque remembrance of London and its chequered musical history from the 1970’s to the present.

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Split between Atlanta and the remote northern parts of Sweden – commonly known as Sápmi, the hip-hop meets electro-pop trio Blänk are currently getting ready to release their third album ‘Weary Soul’. More »

Tom Paxton returns to the UK in 2017, with very special guests Cathy & Marcy.

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Never one to avoid an obvious cliché, John Scott takes a walk on the wild side and reacquaints himself with Lou Reed’s 1972 hit album. More »

roksponsmallYG Acoustics will debut their “super speaker” Sonja XV and their new Rack at CES 2017, next month in Las Vegas. The YG Acoustics suite is on the 35th floor of the Venetian (Suite 35-207). More »

roksponsmallBryston has announced the introduction of the BCD-3 CD player. The BCD-3 joins the family of digital products in the Bryston lineup, including the BDA-3 DAC (Digital to Analogue Converter). More »

roksponsmallMasterBuilt Audio say in a recent press release that they are pleased to announce the official debut of its high-resolution audio cables with the unveiling of four complete product lines – Performance, Reference, Signature and Ultra. More »

roksponsmallAs the demand for vinyl grows at an extraordinary pace, the VPI team continues to develop its turntables to produce, they say, “a revelatory level of audio reproduction”. After the success of their award-winning Prime, VPI has launched the new Prime Signature turntable. More »

At just £200 the funky yellow Steljes NS3 powered speakers offer a whole lot of connectivity including Bluetooth, but can they cut the mustard?  More »

roksponsmallPMC is enhancing its top of the range SE loudspeakers with a new selection of veneers to complement the latest trends in interior decoration and customer requirements. More »

Father and son team David and Rob Stevenson review the entry level Pro-Ject Primary turntable costing £189. More »

roksponsmallCadence Group has just announced it has taken ownership of British engineering and Hifi specialist SME Limited.  Cadence, which already has major controlling interests in other prestigious audio brands, will bring a new level of investment to SME, allowing the company to extend its research and development activities whilst continuing to produce the class-leading products it is globally acclaimed for. More »