Setting off to the Warsaw show feels like going on an adventure. We went last year so we know what to expect, it’s the second biggest European show after Munich so there is a lot to cover but Warsaw, unlike Munich, still manages to keep that intimate and cosy feeling. The show is split into three, distinct zones, almost three shows in one and with three days to cover it all it is possible to do one area a day and still have time to nip into the city and see some of the place you are visiting.  More »

We received the following message from Paul McGowan and Bill Leebens of PS Audio: More »

+AUDIO the American maker of sound systems has launched in the UK. The American brand has partnered with Henley Audio (formerly Henley Designs) the UK distributor based in Oxfordshire. More »

The Clones Audio PSUDP205 is an ultra low-noise full discrete power supply kit for the OPPO UDP205 series player. It features a fine tuned setup and layout from the PSUPD to bring improvements to the OPPO UDP205. More »

New affordable phono stages with digital output options join the Pro-Ject range. The E-Line of affordable accessory electronics from Box Design by Pro-Ject Audio Systems was introduced to combine Pro-Ject’s knowledge of stereo hifi systems with price points that could appeal to audio enthusiasts on a budget. More »

Ortofon will be celebrating their 100th anniversary in 2018. To celebrate they will be releasing new products, including, late this December the new SPU Wood A cartridge. More »

At the Audio Video Show in Warsaw (17-19 November) the collective, Polish Audio Cluster (Polski Klaster Audio) will be exhibiting in the Radisson Blu Sobieski Hotel in rooms 314 and 316. More »

Auris Audio of Russia will be presenting lots of new gear at the Audio Video Show 2017 in Warsaw from Friday. More »

We are just about to set off to Warsaw to bring you coverage of Poland’s, and one of Europe’s, biggest and most exciting Hifi Shows. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip there last year and were treated to a magnificent array of Hifi, some of which we had never heard or seen before.  More »

Shinola has announced The Canfield Headphone Collection. Designed and developed in Detroit and based in the belief that how it’s made matters, that how things look, feel and sound, matters. The Canfield adds to a range of Shinola Audio goods (Runwell Turntable, Bookshelf Speakers). More »

Arendal Sound got in touch to let us know about their new range, they said: “Early 2016, we introduced the very first speaker series from Arendal Sound called 1723 Series. Since day one, we have sold thousands of Arendal Sound speakers and the feedback is overwhelming from customers and reviewers. It’s been an exciting year for us. Even from the short time of being in this industry we have already garnered a great set of product awards, which have been a guideline to many customers. To give the last touch of credibility and purchase security, we offer 60 Days Buy &´Try, free shipping and up to 10 years warranty”. More »

Akiko Audio specialises in lowering the noise floor in the rendering chain. A higher noise floor comes from contaminated electricity and high frequency radiation. Seeing as the noise mixes in with the music signal, it should be dealt with immediately. This, according to Sander van Berlo, is an important cause of listening fatigue. More »

Dominic Marsh takes a listen to two somewhat unusually designed loudspeakers from UK manufacturer RMB. The larger floorstanding 22/3 model costs £1850 a pair and the smaller 12/3 standmount costing £1200.  More »

Linette and Stuart take planes, trains, trams, buses and automobiles to get to the Swiss High-End Show that took place last weekend in Zurich. More »

TEAC Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love than with their new, tie-dye TEAC TN-420 turntable. More »

Grado Labs, of Brooklyn New York, has announced what they say is a major step forward in their affordable Prestige Series of phono cartridges. The Prestige Series 2 is the third generation of the Prestige series and a continuation of Grado’s entry level line of cartridges dating back to 1953. For sixty-four years the family has been dedicated to supporting vinyl playback with their phono cartridges at affordable prices. The Prestige Black2, Green2, Blue2, Red2, Silver2, and Gold2 continue this tradition. More »

The headphone show CanJam Europe took place last weekend, although we could not be there ourselves, it sounds like it was once again a great success, reinforcing it’s international status. Exhibitors from Israel, USA, Singapore, China, Serbia, Italy, Great Britain and several other countries presented their 111 brands to around 1,000 visitors from all over Europe and beyond. Read on for pictures and more info on who won those ‘Best In Show’ Awards. More »

October was a very busy month for us Hifi Pigs, there was an awful lot of news and we also brought you coverage of The Indulgence Show and Chord’s Poly launch, plus a visit to hear the Living Voice system at Spiritland. There was also the sad news of the death of Gérard Chrétien of French manufacturer, Focal. More »

McIntosh, who were founded in the USA in 1949, have announced the MC1.25KW Quad Balanced Power Amplifier. McIntosh told us: “The MC1.25KW is our newest and one of our most advanced amplifiers. Redesigned from top to bottom, it replaces the venerable MC1.2KW as our most powerful single chassis monoblock amplifier. A simple glance at the 158 pound (71.7 kg) MC1.25KW is enough to convey its power and performance capabilities, but when you hear it – then you’ll truly understand what it can do”. More »

Cabasse, one of the leading names in French high-fidelity since 1950, has announced SWELL, the company’s first wireless portable speaker. More »

KEF has just debuted its new Kube range of subwoofers, KEF’s design and engineering team coordinated closely to develop an advanced Digital Signal Processing algorithm (DSP) known as iBX. This Intelligent Bass Extension algorithm extends depth to maximise the capabilities of the custom designed driver, delivering, say KEF “unparalleled precision and ultimate synchronicity between amplifier, driver and sealed cabinet”. More »