Now in its fourth year at Cranage (North West Audio Show) has gone from strength to strength. The decision to keep it at one venue and over a full weekend was a wise one. The beauty of the show is that it is free to enter for the public and is set in a great country location near Jodrell Bank. More »

In the last four years the Cranage show has really become established. It is now a firm fixture on the Hifi show calendar with exhibitors and visitors alike loving the sumptuous surroundings, free parking and free entry and the general atmosphere of the show. It really is a breath of fresh air, Cranage Hall itself is the perfect mix of conferencing/event facilities and hotel, so there are rooms to suit all exhibitors. The layout also makes it easy to follow the flow of the show with exhibitors grouped into different areas. Being a two day show now takes the pressure off the exhibitors and has given it a very chilled out feel and the visitors certainly appreciated having more time to enjoy the ever growing list of rooms. This year there were over 40 exhibitors in total showing a wide variety of gear, from the more affordable to the higher end.

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I love the North West Audio Show at Cranage Hall which is now in its fifth year. Kris, the organiser of the show has done a brilliant job of putting together a show that about as good as it gets in my opinion, and judging by the smiling faces at the show this year, so do many others. Kris has listened to the public and as the years have gone by North West Audio show has evolved accordingly to what it is today. Hifi Pig is immensely proud to be exclusive media partner for the show.

The 2018 North West Audio Show will still be at the amazing Cranage Hall in Cheshire again, will again be over two days and promises to be bigger and even better than this year’s …if that is even possible. Dates are now confirmed as Saturday and Sunday 23-24 June 2018.  More »

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brianandtrevors will be in the Mercer Room, using systems with the following components : More »

iota-audio-design will be showing a series of new products for the first time alongside some existing items at this years North West Audio Show. More »

The AudioWorks will be exhibiting at the North West Audio Show, showcasing a system never before seen in the UK. More »

Norfolk based audio equipment manufacturer Ovation High Fidelity will showcase their high performance audio power amplifiers and preamplifier at the North West Audio Show 2017. More »

David Blumenstein, Hifi Pig’s US correspondent, visited the recent Axpona (Audio Expo North America) 2017 show and writes about his experience here. Sadly his camera equipment failed in transit and so we’ve used library pictures to whet your appetite.  More »

Hifi Pig US Correspondent David Blumenstein will be attending and covering AXPONA 2017, which takes place 21st to 23rd April at The Westin O’Hare, Rosemont, Illinois, but before catching his plane he takes the time to interview Steve Davis and Liz Miller of AXPONA.  More »

Jay Garrett, of our partner tech site, Gadgety News, takes a trip to the London Headroom show for Hifi Pig. More »

Ian Ringstead visits the Stylus Show in Manchester. More »

The Hifi Pig Extra and GadgetyNews coverage of the recent Sound and Vision, The Bristol Show is ready for free download. More »

In Hifi Pig’s final round up of this year’s Sound & Vision, The Bristol Show, Jay Garrett of Hifi Pig’s partner site GadgetyNews takes us around and gives his view on some of the key products and brands…not forgetting to stay hydrated along the way.  More »

Stuart Smith’s last report from the Sound And Vision, The Bristol Show 2017 including: Astintrew, ELAC, Hegel, Rega, Sound Fowndations, NuNu Distribution, ProAc, Michell Engineering, Nordost, Kudos, AudioQuest, Quadraspire, Karma AV, Decent Audio, BlueSound, Technics, Musical Fidelity, Chord Electronics, Esoteric, Puritan Audio Laboratories, Sony, Q Acoustics, Quad, Cyrus, KEF  More »

As well as the large amount of actual listening rooms on offer to delight the eyes and ears of Bristol Show visitors, there are plenty of static stands lining the corridors and the huge Bristol Suite area.

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Hifi Pig’s Ian Ringstead gives us his thoughts on Sound and Vision, The Bristol Show 2017 including Ophidian, Mission, Convert Technologies, SCV Distribution, Air Audio, Schiit, Astintrew, STS, SOTA, Russell K, Kog Audio, Tellurium Q, Exposure, Creek Audio, Epos, Harbeth, Spendor, Neat, Auralic, Dali, Wilson Benesch, PMC and more. More »

Part Three of Hifi Pig’s coverage of the recent Sound And Vision, The Bristol Show 2017 More »

Continuing on an outstanding level, the international leading trade fair in the audio industry is in the spotlight and has been on target for success for 36 years now. It’s still about three months before the HIGH END fair opens its gates. But already the international leading trade fair for quality consumer electronics is completely booked out. More »

For us here at Hifi Pig, Sound and Vision Bristol marks the start of the Hifi Show calendar. Even though we are out of the country, this is technically the closest show to Hifi Pig Towers, a mere stones throw over the channel and a nice relaxing ferry ride and pootle up by car from Plymouth. Or it usually is. We should have maybe taken it as a sign of impending doom when the Pig Mobile decided to take a hissy fit the day before departure and have to go to car hospital to await parts. More »

The Clarity Alliance presented the fifth annual “Best of Show” awards at Sound & Vision, The Bristol Show, on 24 February and announced the fourth recipient of its Honorary Fellowship award. More »