Onkyo have been pretty busy in the realm of home connectivity, streaming and voice control and have announced Smart Speaker P3 (VC-PX30), a “lifestyle concierge speaker” with Amazon Alexa Voice Service designed to “express voice and music with immersive hifi sound” while providing information, entertainment, and the ability to control selected smart devices by voice. More »

Music technology company, MQA, announces a breadth of partnership news at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin. More »

Today, Mr Yolk, announces the debut album ‘Self Portrait’ with a premiere of the first single ‘Baker Street’ at Clash, where it was described as “a wonderfully concise piece of songwriting, with its gentle undulations swiftly taking you to a quite different place.” More »

Sennheiser got in touch with Hifi Pig to tell us about their new IEMS to be launched at IFA 2017. More »

Technics has announced the launch of the Reference Class SP-10R, its most premium analogue, direct drive turntable to date, which is anticipated to hit the market in early summer 2018. The news comes as Technics unveils a prototype of the new, cutting-edge turntable with, they claim, the world’s top-level* S/N (signal-to-noise) ratio and rotational stability, for the first time at this year’s IFA Berlin. More »

629 Euros for a nicely finished three way floorstanding pair of loudspeakers seems a very attractive proposition. Dominic Marsh finds out if the Melodika BL40 Mk2 Loudspeakers from Poland can cut the mustard.  More »

 

British manufacturer of turntables, tonearms and cables, Vertere Acoustics, has recently been appointed distributor of Switzerland’s FM Acoustics. We are very much looking forward to hearing the system put together by the like-minded leaders of these brands, Vertere’s Touraj Moghaddam and FM Acoustic’s Manuel Huber, at The Indulgence Show 2017. More »

The Maestro M5 is a 7.1.4 channel 4K Ultra HD Preamp/Processor featuring Dolby Atmos®, DTX:X™ and Dirac Live® room correction sold exclusively through integration professionals More »

James Fleming on The Fall’s new album. Read on believers… More »

Overture, from Derby based Black Rhodium, is made from 99.99% pure silver wire. The silver wires are insulated in PTFE and there is a layer of air separating the wire from the inner wall of the insulation along its length. More »

The Trio speaker system from Avantgarde Acoustic is undoubtedly an iconic loudspeaker. It has been refined over the years and now the German horn manufacturer is releasing a special, limited edition of their flagship product, to celebrate their 26th anniversary. More »

Ahead of their first UK tour, starting in just under a fortnight, NYC’s Charly Bliss have released another excellent music video, this time for “DQ”, one of the stand outs from their critically acclaimed debut album, Guppy. Noisey, who premiered the video today and interviewed the band, called the band’s debut “one of the coolest, most exciting things I’ve heard in a very long time”. Guppy is available now via Barsuk Records. More »

There will be a dCS ‘Open Day’ at Martins Hifi in Norwich next month. More »

New Polish company Cube Audio have introduced two new full-range drivers and associated loudspeakers.

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Onkyo have released their TX-8250 Network Stereo Receiver and TX-8220 Stereo Receiver, which they say are “are an excellent value proposition for music, film, and game lovers”. More »

Hifi Pig is Media Partners with, and has a dedicated section for The Indulgence Show 2017. More »

The momentum continues for Bristol punks IDLES, who follow raucous shows at Reading & Leeds and filling in for Steve Lamacq on his Radio 6 Recommends show with the announcement of their biggest headliner yet at London’s Village Underground on November 23rd. They will be supported by Life and Kite Base (ft. Ayse Hassan of Savages). More »

On Friday, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real released their new, self-titled album via Fantasy Records. After a decade on the road, on their own and playing behind the legendary Neil Young, Lukas Nelson & POTR have developed into one of America’s most dazzling live acts, attracting a deeply devoted following. More »

Work marks Pope’s seventh studio album. To date, he has surpassed one million monthly listeners on Spotify, sold out shows in more than 20 countries, sold over 2 million digital tracks, had over 200 million streams on Spotify, 630 million plays on Pandora and 150 million views on YouTube. More »

The Indulgence Show 2017 marks the UK debut of the Silver Series (6th Generation) from Monitor Audio in D15 Libourne on the 2nd floor.  More »

James Fleming talks to Pere Ubu’s leading man, the legendary David Thomas, for Hifi Pig. More »

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