Albedo are a Poland based company that go to great lengths (excuse the pun) with their cables’ manufacture. This goes all the way back to smelting the metals and drawing their own conductors. Dominic Marsh listens to their Monolith Reference Speaker and Interconnect cables to see if is all worth their effort.  More »

Musical Fideity’s M6 Encore Connect is a ripper, streamer and preamplifier all in one handy, if substantial box. It costs £3629 and Lionel Payne hooked it up to his system to see if it came up to scratch.  More »

Merging Technologies, manufacturer of MERGING+NADAC (pictured), MERGING+PLAYER and MERGING+POWER has announced that it will be showing an Aurender X100 Music Server directly connected to a RAVENNA AoIP network and using a MERGING+NADAC as the DAC. This demonstration will be hosted in the joint Merging Technologies/Terrason room 255 at the Norddeutscher Hi Fi Tage in Hamburg. This important event for Northern Germany takes place February 3 – 4 2018 at the Holiday Inn Hamburg Elbbrücken. More »

Linn’s Klimax DS is a dedicated streamer with just an ethernet input to connect to your music library and yet it costs almost £16 000. Can Linn justify this high price with an equally stunning performance? Dan Worth finds out.  More »

Well-known rock star and platinum-selling artist, Fish, is endorsing the Parasound Halo integrated amplifier… expect to see a review of the Halo on Hifi pig soon). More »

The AVID Hifi Reference Four is a £15 000, British designed and manufactured standmount that weighs in at an impressive 40 Kg including dedicated stand. Janine Elliot takes a listen to this innovative design.  More »

The AVID Hifi Reference Four is a £15 000, British designed and manufactured standmount that weighs in at an impressive 40 Kg including dedicated stand. Janine Elliot takes a listen to this innovative design.  More »

Manger Audio is now offering two filter designs for the Linn Exaktbox for its p1 (pictured) and z1 passive loudspeakers. The two filter designs use either minimum phase or linear phase filters, of which the former was developed by Daniela Manger and the latter by Linn UK themselves. More »

Gordon Waters of The Audio Company got in touch to let us know that they will present their reference system at this year’s AXPONA in Schaumberg, Ill. April 13th–15th 2018. More »

Kii have described their new Kii Three loudspeaker system as a “Brilliant mix of cutting-edge amplification and DSP that delivers the full-frequency dynamics of a large high-end floor stander from a super-discreet active system”. More »

Gryphon Audio Designs of Denmark have never abandoned the LP format, maintaining, as they say, ‘a consistent commitment to vinyl reproduction from the creation of the company in 1985, right up to the launch of the new Gryphon Sonett Phonostage’. More »

AXPONA (Audio Expo North America) will open April 13-15 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center offering attendees three jam-packed days of sounds, technology, presentations, design, and the very latest products in the industry. Now in its ninth year, AXPONA is, say organisers JD Events, the defining, high-end audio show in the United States, which caters to dealers, distributors and manufacturers, as well as music-loving consumers. AXPONA’s new state-of-the-art venue will feature an expanded Exhibit Hall, and new Record Shop and Master Class Theatre. AXPONA will once again offer something for everyone – from the novice music lover to the seasoned audio expert looking to enhance their sound with the latest technology. More »

Danish companies Dantax A/S and Gamut Audio have confirmed that Gamut is now part of the Dantax group of companies, joining fellow Danish high-end audio brands Raidho and Scansonic. More »

Leema Acoustics has launched a special Anniversary Edition of its Hydra II power amplifier, celebrating 10 years since its classic amplifier made its debut.

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Ortofon, has announced the second generation of its professional line of Concorde DJ cartridges. The New Concorde Generation consists of five models targeted to a variety of applications and DJ styles. More »

Alexey Syomin, Head of SA Laboratory from Russia, got in touch to tell us more about the company’s all new Step-Up Transformer. The new SA Lab SUT is compatible with low impedance cartridges of 2-8 Ohm. More »

Seeking the overwhelming vibration of the genuine sound wave and its profound echo on the soul, Kenneth James Gibson has spent his career experimenting under a variety of aliases like as many brushstrokes to an ever polymorphic palette – successively releasing as [a]pendics.shuffle, Bell Gardens, Reverse Commuter, dubLoner, Kenneth James G., KJ Gibbs, Bal Cath, Eight Frozen Modulesg Falls’, Gibson returns with ‘In The Fields Of Nothing’, his second full-length delivery for the Cologne-based imprint. More »

BRIGHT LIGHT BRIGHT LIGHT’s album ‘Choreography’ has taken him on a whirlwind ride in the last year or so, and the journey gets even more exciting as Rod Thomas (aka BLBL) tours Europe, including the UK and Ireland, opening for his musical heroes ERASURE from January 29th. More »

Five years since the launch of the anniversary model LS50, KEF has just launched a special LS50 Black Edition. More »

Charles Whitener President of Western Electric, has announced that the WE 300B electron tube will re-enter production this year, in time for its 80th Anniversary. The last Western Electric 300-B was manufactured in 1988 and since then they have become as rare as hen’s teeth. More »

Described as “the ultimate track car for the road”, the Senna hails from McLaren’s Ultimate Series range and boasts an engine capable of producing 789bhp, which, say McLaren “in combination with the car’s 1198kg dry weight, delivers an unprecedented power-to-weight ratio that pushes the performance of a road-legal hypercar to entirely new levels”. More »

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