Hypopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia (definition: a fear of long words) is a wondrous mess of contradictions. By taking 21st century pop and melding it with The Jesus Lizard’s rhythmic disorientation, The Butthole Surfers’ sonic experimentation and the propulsive beat of dance music, Hypochristmutreefuzz have crafted a debut album of brilliant modernity. More »

Theta Digital has started shipping the updated Casablanca IVa Immersive Sound Preamp/Processor. More »

TAGA Harmony are based in Poland and offer a wide range of loudspeakers and other products to suit all pockets. Here Ian Ringstead tries out their TAV 616F SE floorstanders costing €735. More »

Boulder Amplifiers has announced the immediate release and shipment of the 1160 Stereo Power Amplifier. The 1160 is the successor to the 1060 Stereo Power Amplifier and the first product in the new 1100 Series to debut. More »

Supertweeters get a mixed reaction whenever they are brought up in polite audiophile conversation. Daniel Worth tries out a pair of the Townshend Audio Engineering Maximus Supertweeters costing £899. More »

 

Wyred 4 Sound are based in California and produce a wide range of products from amps to music servers. Here Janine Elliot wires up their DAC 2V2 costing £2299. More »

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Some of the lovely people we met at this year’s North West Audio Show. Please do subscribe to Hifi Pig Television Channel on You Tube.

 

 

JCAT has introduced NET Card FEMTO, which they say is the first high-end ethernet adapter for noiseless and jitterless data transfer from your PC media server. More »

exaSound are a Canadian brand that make just a handful of products. Here David Blumenstein takes delivery of their $3499.00 e33 Digital to Analogue Converter.  More »

The brilliant Scott Wainwright at this years North West Audio Show at Cranage Hall in Cheshire. Feel free to subscribe to our Hifi Pig Television You Tube channel. Full report on the show to follow shortly. 

 

Tannoy is a household name, and not just amongst audiophiles. Here Dominic Marsh takes a listen to their  £599 Revolution XT6 loudspeakers. More »

Hong Kong based Brainwavz, was established in 2008 with a focus on offering “high quality products at a competitive price”. They have announced the availability of their B200 Dual Balanced Armature Earphones in the UK. More »

Devialet, partnered with Evian Musical Encounters,have been “experimenting with bold new ways to serve the musical heritage”. They are offering a new feature for Phantom owners. More »

Today, Baltimore’s Us and Us Only share a new video and single from their forthcoming album, “Full Flower”. The new single “Kno” was premiered with GoldFlakePaint who describe it as “resonating far more greatly than a sub four-minute music video has the right to do.” More »

In the late 90s, Interpol emerged as one of the American indie-rock scene’s most exciting and inventive new bands. The New York outfit’s artfully layered sound drew comparisons to a multitude of notable post-punk combos, but Interpol’s cutting-edge sound was wholly its own. That’s the case with 2007’s Our Love to Admire, the band’s third album as well as its first major-label release and one of the group’s biggest selling albums. More »

Hailing from Ghent, Belgium Hypochristmutreefuzz are at the forefront of Ghent’s noise-rock scene. Other than a secret weapon for passionate Scrabble-fanatics (their name comes from an avant-garde jazz piece by Misha Mengelberg) the band, formed around Belgian musician Ramses Van den Eede, is a frontal attack to all of the senses, thanks to a crushing groove, the use of a power drill as an instrument and inconveniently lovable bone-shattering and shamanic vocals. More »

GN is the forthcoming sophomore album by Chicago post-country band, Ratboys, lead by singer/guitarist Julia Steiner and guitarist Dave Sagan. Drawing influence from Sheryl Crow to Kim Deal and Jenny Lewis, GN has been called “special and personal” by The Fader, NPR praises the “jangle in their twang” and the Chicago Reader says it’s the “unquestionable connection between emo and country.” More »

IsoTek, producer of power conditioning solutions for hifi and home cinema systems, has launched the EVO3 Titan One from the Mosaic Series. Iso Tek say that “The Titan One is a highly compact state of the art high current low impedance power cleaner designed for high amperage equipment, such as power amplifiers, subwoofers and active loudspeakers”. More »

best300B is a new online tube store new entity dedicated to DHT and other specialised high-end products and is run by Frank Fikus.

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Earlier in 2017 Exposure Electronics launched its new ‘XM’ series of hifi components, packing a complement of high-end features into a compact and affordable design. Now, the XM3 phonostage and XM5 integrated amplifier are joined by the new XM7 preamp and XM9 mono power amp. More »

As official and exclusive media partners for the North West Audio Show it gives us huge pleasure to be able to announce the dates for the 2018 edition of the event.  More »

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