Intimate Audio recently sent this very different looking Italian turntable to Hifi Pig reviewer, Ian Ringstead. More »

 

Chris Sommovigo’s latest addition to the High Fidelity Partners stable is the Airwave Cable. More »

OPPO Digital announced that its UDP-205 4K Ultra HD Audiophile Blu-ray Disc player is available for purchase. A step-up version of the recently released UDP-203, the UDP-205 brings, say OPPO, top-of-the-line audio performance to a universal player that supports 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and many other digital audio and video formats. More »

Bryston has announced that it has promoted Gary Dayton to VP of Sales and Marketing, US effective immediately. Dayton has been immersed in the high-performance audio community for nearly two decades, having spent nine years with THIEL Audio before coming onboard as a Product Specialist with Bryston in 2013. Dayton will interface with reps, dealers and support end-users from his office in Lexington, KY. More »

There are a whole load of lectures, presentations and workshops at this year’s High End Munich…

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The High End once again offers visitors numerous interesting lectures, presentations, demonstrations and workshops, featuring top-class and high-caliber speakers, on all aspects of the topic of consumer electronics. More »

Soundsmith will be treating visitors to the High End to some new products…

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Soundsmith, Inc. will be demonstrating their line of phonographic cartridges during the High End Show between May 18 and May 20 in Munich Germany. Highlighting the demonstration will be the 7th Generation of their unique Strain Gauge cartridge, which uses an active voltage coursing through the body of the cartridge to help generate the musical signal. More »

The High End Society tells us more about the ‘specials’ that they have at this year’s show…

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The High End loudspeaker manufacturer, “VOLYA GmbH”, is auctioning off luxury loudspeakers valued at EUR 30,000 (not including VAT) at the High End 2017 for a charitable cause. More »

Resolution is the latest loudspeaker from the Wilson Benesch loudspeaker line ‘Geometry Series’. Designed and engineered at the Wilson Benesch manufacturing facility in England. Resolution incorporates the company’s driver technology in a high-tech enclosure, formed from a carbon fibre composite monocoque and precision machined metal-alloy components. More »

British brand Onix will be a familiar name to many and has a strong heritage. Here Dominic Marsh puts their DNA50 amplifier costing £1979 through its paces. More »

Audeze, the USA based headphone manufacturer, have released a new open backed version of their SINE DX on ear headphone. More »

Pioneer has announced the release of three new generation AV receivers, the VSX-LX302, VSX-932 and the VSX-832, which they say are “packed to the gills with every facility needed to form the heart of seriously capable home entertainment systems”. More »

Chord Electronics has expanded its international sales and business development team with the appointment of one of the audio industry’s best-known figures, Robert Wong. Robert has been appointed as Business Development Manager with immediate effect, supporting Chord Electronics’ expanded personnel team during a period of significant growth for the company. More »

Acoustic treatment manufacturer GIK Acoustics has launched a radiant new diffuser with the release of the Gotham N23 5” Skyline Diffuser, a precision-cut, 23-root, two-dimensional Quadratic Skyline Diffuser More »

Record Store Day is this Saturday, April 22nd, and I could not think of a better way of celebrating the day than by interviewing someone from the UK that I never met, but got to know through his book and DVD Last Shop Standing; The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of The Independent Record Shop. More »

“We’re not a tribute band; we are the real deal” says Tony Visconti about Holy Holy.  Given that he, in his role as David Bowie’s long-term producer,  and his band-mate, Spiders From Mars drummer Mick “Woody” Woodmansey, probably have more experience of working with the glam-era Bowie than anyone else alive, that is no hollow claim. More »

V-MODA of Italy have announced the availability of the Forza Metallo Wireless neckband Bluetooth headphones. V -MODA day they are: “Designed by and for modern audiophiles, Forza Metallo Wireless is the high-performance and ultra-sleek companion for your demanding everyday life. It brings the 40+ editors’ choice award-winning V-MODA sound and new noise-canceling microphones to the era of Bluetooth neckband headphones”. More »

Erzetich Audio, who make Boutique Handcrafted Headphone Amplifiers, got in touch to let us know about their new model. Blaz Erzetic told us: “Our class-A dual mono headphone amplifier – Deimos – has gone through some changes and improvements lately. Based on the feedback received from the audience at hifi shows and individual presentations we decided to tweak some things”. More »

VANA, Ltd. has announced the arrival in the USA of the European Audio Team (E.A.T) B-Sharp turntable, with features taken directly from the company’s award-winning C-Major turntable (which Janine reviewed for Hifi Pig last year). VANA went on to tell us “The B-Sharp sheds all of the non-essential cosmetic adornments of the C-Major without compromising performance or mechanical integrity, providing vinyl enthusiasts with a superb playback option at a more affordable price”. More »