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In the midst of Saturday afternoon photography walkabout in North London (UK), my companion for the walk started laying out his idea for a music documentary recounting 1971 as the pre-eminent year and put into evidence the records which debuted to support his claim. Instinctively, I countered with 1977 and after a good while, and a lot of his assertions, I remained intransigent, fixed in the notion that the latter year reigns supreme. If I’m honest, neither of us were then or now going to back down from our respective positions on the subject. More »

Tech’ Paranoia takes over at Hifi Pig Towers and Linette Smith thinks ‘The Three Laws” are optional extras in the robots’ optical sensors.  More »

Janine Elliot continues her fascinating RetroBites series, this time focusing on reel  to reel and cassette tapes and in particular the British brands NEAL and Ferrograph.  More »

James Fleming has opinions and uses “language” and today addresses the “Love Generation”. You have been warned!  More »

James Fleming gets hit by a glitter-coated brick and finds he is not alone!  More »

New Hifi Pig correspondent from over the pond David Blumenstein launches his regular column “Transatlantic Dispatches: A New World Disorder” with a search for an non-audiophile turntable that works well, but doesn’t break the piggy bank.  More »


February is often seen as a romantic month with loved-up people the world over spending exorbitant amounts of money on Valentines Day flowers, cards, dinners out and gifts for their significant other. For many audiophiles though, the love of their life is not made of flesh and blood but has an aircraft-grade aluminium chassis, a nice set of beryllium tweeters and carbon fibre curves…one thing they do have in common with a human love, is they certainly get plenty of cash lavished on them. More »

Self destruction and rock and roll seem to go hand in hand….or is that the myth that we want to believe?  More »

Linette Smith gives her final round up of what a Bird’s Eye View of the Hifi world has been like in 2016. 

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Cheerful as ever Stuart Smith makes a list of musicians that have died in 2016 and asks, was this the year that the music really did die? More »

Janine Elliot charts the rise and fall and rise again of the Thermionic Tube/valve in this fascinating and informative article.  More »

James Fleming asks that crucial question: Is it the singer or the song?  More »

We recently spent a very good weekend as the guests of the Warsaw Audio Show and one thing that really stood out for us was how knowledgeable and passionate the people were about music and audio. This got me thinking as to why this should be and I formulated a couple of opinions and how this reflects on other countries way of consuming music.View_MFA_Spons More »

A couple of things struck me when we started Hifi Pig and I got involved with going to Hifi Shows and talking to other like-minded people on the interwebs. Those things were that, firstly, there didn’t seem to be a lot of women around and secondly that everyone involved was ‘of a certain age’. That was five years ago and things are changing. Every show we go to I see more women and we are starting to see a younger audience in attendance. Which is how it should be. When it comes down to it, Hifi is about music and music is “a universal language, spoken and understood by all” (OK, that quote relates to House Music…but you get my drift).TQBIRDSSPONSOR More »

Continuing her excellent series focusing on vintage and classic hifi, Janine Elliot takes a look at the Meridian M2 active loudspeakers. FLAREBIRDSSPONSOR More »

New Hifi Pig contributor James Fleming does a bit of Soul Searching and is likely to ruffle a few feathers along the way.  More »

 

In this month’s Bird’s Eye View, Linette Smith discusses handbags and earrings…and a bit of Hifi too.

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This month Stu lets vent on an apathetic music buying public.
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If you don’t know your NABs from your RIAAs or your Microgroove from your Orthacoustic, don’t panic as Janine Elliot is here to explain the history and the science behind vinyl equalisation. FLAREBIRDSSPONSOR More »

Linette shares a typical day in the life of Hifi Pig.
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