CanJam London 2018 was held at the prestigious Park Plaza Hotel, Westminster Bridge this year, just over the River from the Houses of Parliament. The hotel itself was very luxurious and a great setting for consumers, companies, designers and music lovers from the U.K, U.S, Canada, Japan, Singapore and many other countries to come together for this event.

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First picture from Can Jam of Chord Electronics new Hugo M Scaler. read the full story in the link below.

From Grant Birch who is now at the show….

“It’s own category of component. Rob Watts realises 25 year dream. Upscale 96 to 768 khz. “Taking transient detail to whole new level”. Use with any DAC, optimises qtest, tt2, & dave. 3.5k worlds most advanced digital filter, with a record number of taps, one million fifteen thousand and three hundred and eight to be exact.”….

Can Jam London – Chord Unveil Hugo M Scaler

Chord Electronics has just unveiled, at CanJam London 2018, the Hugo M Scaler, a standalone upscaler which Chord say is “capable of redefining sound quality from digital audio”. Hugo M Scaler uses advanced filter technology to upscale standard 44.1kHz digital audio up to 705.6kHz (16x CD’s 44.1kHz native resolution), ready to be passed to a suitable DAC; Hugo M Scaler extends its upscaling performance to 768kHz (from 96kHz input data) for dual-BNC-input Chord Electronics DACs: DAVE, Qutest and the new Hugo TT 2. More »

The North West Audio Show, or Cranage, as it is affectionately named after its location, has been growing steadily over the past few years.  From a bijou show with mainly local dealers and distributors to a major event on the international calendar. 2018 was the year when it all came together.  With exhibitors now flying in from as far away as Hong Kong and Israel, it had a truly cosmopolitan feeling. More »

Now in its fifth year the North West Audio Show has risen to be what I consider to be the best show that we attend and we are phenomenally happy to be their media partners. This year the show, held at the Devere Cranage Estate in Cheshire, had an amazing buzz going on social media in the weeks running up the show and subsequently turnout was fabulous – even the Sunday when we expected a lull because of England having a game on in the World Cup. The vibe at this show is like no other you will experience and there were people saying it felt less like a Hifi event and more like a great big family party that just happened to have some great Hifi systems playing. Add to this that the show is free, there is loads of free parking AND you get welcomed at the entrance by Kris’s (the organiser) fantastic team of helpers with a glass of fizz and you will understand why we are so happy to be media partners. It was also great to see other media at the show with Alan Sircom and Paul Messenger both in attendance. NEXT YEAR’S SHOW IS – Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June 2019 at De Vere Cranage estate, in Cheshire.  More »

The North West Audio Show at Cranage Hall 2018 has been proclaimed ‘the best Hifi Show there is’ by absolutely loads of attendees, press and exhibitors.  Make sure that you save the date for next year’s show….you really do not want to miss out! More »

Leema and Chord’s activity this weekend at The North West Audio Show 2018. More »

“This year at North West Audio Show, Auden Distribution are showcasing Amphion loudspeakers and CAAS Audio. The main system is a pair of Amphion Krypton3 driven by the CAAS e-pre, and 2 e-mono pre-power combination. Using the whole of the Bell Suite, this year we have plenty of space and will able to let the system really sing. CAAS Audio was recently reviewed in Hifi+ where Jason Kennedy wrote “The CAAS trio is one of the most musically engaging and resolving amplification systems around”, we wouldn’t disagree. More »

Hi-res audio is well and truly established now and Source Sounds has been at the forefront of hi-res installs into car audio systems for the past four years. We are pleased to be bringing a BMW Mini into which has been installed a discrete system which utilises an Audison bit Play HD as a source unit. More »

Stefan Whatcott from UK speaker kit supplier KJF audio will be hosting the Markaudio brand in the Watt room. The room will be much more hands on than previous years with Stefan has organising talks by two well known industry figures industry and doing his own kit demos. More »

Electromod at the North West Audio Show are showing, for the first time in the UK, the Schiit Hifi system comprising of Schiit’s Vidar Amplifier, Schiit’s Saga Preamplifier and the Bifrost Multibit Dac with a pair of Kudos X2 loudspeakers and using Audioquest entry level connections, the total price for the system not including source is under £3500. More »

David Jackson of High End Cable has been in touch to say that he will be bringing the following to this years North West Audio Show: More »

Malvern Audio Research will be showing several new products from Audio Detail at Cranage Hall. More »

Kerr Acoustic will be at this year’s North West Audio Show on the 23rd and 24th June in the groundfloor bedroom 6 where they will be partnering with Ammonite Audio. More »

MarkAudio Sota got in touch to tell us all about their new loudspeaker that they are exhibiting at the North West Audio Show. More »

Hull Hifi retailer Fanthorpes will be exhibiting at the North West Audio Show.  Fresh from High End Munich they will have the Innuos Statement vs Innuos SE music server demo (which Hifi pig thought was the best demo at the show) Innuos will be on hand to discuss the tech side of things. More »

British audio design brand, Studio19, will be exhibiting at this year’s North West Audio Show to showcase the newly launched Solo E500T and E500X-EQ speakers. More »

Wire On Wire will be demonstrating “how to explore the full potential of your existing Hifi system” with their new Experience880 tuneable interconnect, at this year’s North West Audio Show. More »

The North West Audio Show at Cranage Hall in Cheshire is one of our favourite Hifi Shows.  Fabulous Hifi in lovely surroundings, over the whole weekend so that you can really relax and enjoy the show. More »

The free e-mag of our coverage of this year’s High-End Munich is now uploaded and ready for download. Inside you’ll find show reports, but more importantly loads of pictures of some of the stand out kit at this year’s High-End. There are around 250 pages for you to download and we sincerely hope you enjoy them all. click the image to start you download.

I love Hifi shows and have attended the major and minor shows around the world since the 1970’s, but one show has always eluded me, until this year that is. It was time to pluck up my courage and German language O’level skills to make my way to Munich for the show that everyone is talking about these days. Whilst some major shows around the world have either closed-down, and others can’t decide whether to move to Birmingham or somewhere else, this show stays firmly rooted to the southern German town. And, like a scene from 28 Weeks Later, hundreds and hundreds of determined audio-infected humans marched from all directions with great determination into the venue holding the annual event. It was hard to believe that so many people had such a passion for audio let alone would traverse so many countries to all join-together with one simple wish to see and hear the best in audio, for Hifi is truly still alive and well. More »

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