In 2013 DS Audio launched the world’s only optical phono cartridge, the DS-W1. A further-advanced flagship model, the Master 1, followed in 2016. Now, the company is launching a new entry level design: the DS 002, drawing on innovations from the Master 1 while offering a more affordable way in to optical cartridge technology.
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At the end of 2009, B.M.C. Audio presented the MCCI Phono preamplifier, with a new concept for proceeding MC-cartridge’s signals. More »

TANNOY got in touch to let us know how they feel about their new Legacy range of loudspeakers, and treated us to a private listen in Bristol. “It is moving to hear how our TANNOY speakers have become intertwined with life journeys over our 90-year history. We’re so grateful to be a part of so many stories – and for those of you who reach out to let us know”. More »

Bryston has announced the introduction of the BDP-3 digital music player, “a reference quality” entertainment hub capable of reading virtually all digital file formats and resolutions including DSD 128 and high-resolution PCM up to 32-bit/384kHz files. BDP-3 users can connect to digital music libraries stored on external drives such as NAS or USB to access a nearly limitless archive of digital content. More »

Chord Electronics will be bringing their new kit to Bristol Sound And Vision 2017….

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Hifi Pig was invited to a private and exclusive first demonstration of the new range of loudspeakers from Tannoy. More »

Find out what Leema Acoustics are bringing to Bristol Sound and Vision 2017…

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Arcam Reference Home Cinema will be at Bristol Sound and Vision

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The Chord Company has launched Sarum T, a new cable range that directly benefits from Chord’s proprietary Taylon® insulation, which to date, has been the preserve of its flagship ChordMusic range. More »

Onkyo has announced a firmware update that activates FireConnect™ wireless multi-room audio distribution from selected Onkyo audio-video and hifi components and systems to compatible wireless speakers. More »

From Greece, the Echo Diastasis PH-79 Phono Stage is a dual mono design using E-Core transformers and costs £2760. Janine Elliot gives it a whirl. More »

Karma-AV got in touch to tell us about what they are demonstrating at the 30th Bristol Sound And Vision Hifi Show this week.

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Father and son duo Rob and Dave Stevenson get tooled up and take a bash with this interesting single driver DIY loudspeaker project costing a total of £552 including VAT.  More »

Quad will be giving visitors to Bristol Sound And Vision 2017 the chance to hear the new…

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TARA Labs Design Team (TLDT) has worked over a year to come up with their new cable series, The Muse, which they say is “specifically designed for audiophiles who crave “musicality” in their audio system’s sound performance”. More »

Air Audio got in touch to tell us about a new company called Cove Audio who they will be distributing in the UK.They will be starting with their first range of signal cables…

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Care Orchestra Srl, an Italian brand of high-end audio and design, has announced a new product of the Spiritual Line. Care Orchestra say: “The Spiritual Violet is the natural evolution of the younger “sister” Spiritual Blue, from which it inherits its peculiarities and best features. Depth, transparency and musical performance definition reach an excellent level, giving rise to a quality of precise listening, never tiring”.
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NIME Audiodesign of Italy, who’s very distinctive looking steel and aluminium loudspeakers, the Elite One, we saw at High End Munich a few years ago, have launched some new models. More »

Loewe, the German manufacturer will be demonstrating their flagship OLED TV and wireless speaker system at the Bristol hifi and home cinema show on…

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Pro-Ject Audio Systems is known as the world leading producer of analogue hifi audio equipment for more than 25 years. Producing a range of products. Now they are releasing The Beatles 1964 Recordplayer Limited Edition More »

AudioControl makers of audio solutions for the residential, commercial and automotive markets has announced that Monitor Audio has been added to their Sound Partners Program (SPP). More »

Tom Vu, president of TraingleArt, got in touch to tell us more about their latest tonearms, the Osiris MK2 and the Horus. More »

Music technology company MQA and Universal Music Group (UMG), announced today that the two companies have entered into a multi-year agreement that will encode UMG’s extensive catalogue of master recordings in MQA’s technology, promising to make some of the world’s most celebrated recordings available for the first time in Hi-Res Audio streaming.
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Channel Islands Audio, who are celebrating their 20th anniversary, have announced the release of their PEQ 1 MKII MM/MC Phono Preamplifier. More »

APURNA is a new brand of audio amplifier from France, but above all is a brand telling the story of one couple’s “passion for the purest technology and elegance”. After years of work and thought, Catherine and Franck Borne today are proud to launch their analogue amplifier that, they say “delivers not only on performance, but every bit as much on refinement and design”. More »

Arcaydis are a Sheffield based manufacturer of loudspeakers that many will know the name of. The company has relaunched recently with new owners but with the same designs and here Ian Ringstead takes a listen to their £799 EB2S standmount loudspeaker.  More »

SVS, USA based manufacturer of speakers, subwoofers and audio accessories, have announced their 16-Ultra Series, its largest and most powerful subwoofer line ever. SVS told us: ‘The new sealed box SB16-Ultra and ported box PB16-Ultra subwoofers are the culmination of all SVS engineering advancements and loaded with innovations that establish the 16-Ultra Series as the reference standard for bass. More »

PMC is using Sound & Vision, The Bristol Show, to launch the AVM high-end electronics brand, which it is adding to its distribution portfolio, making this high-end brand available to UK audiophiles…

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DAC3 is the latest converter to be unveiled by Benchmark and features the new ESS Technology ES9028PRO chip. Dan Worth takes the £2349 American made DAC3 for a test drive.  More »

Wilson Audio have released more details of their new flagship loudspeaker, the WAMM Master Chronosonic, which costs well over $600,000. More »

Simaudio have launched the Moon Neo MiND (MOON intelligent Network Device) which they say “provides the perfect link between your digital music libraries and your Hifi system in the most efficient way”. More »

Stuart and Linette take a listen to the unique Volya Bouquet loudspeakers costing €120 000 More »

Totaldac, of France, has created its own loudspeaker to demo DACs in the Totaldac auditorium and at Hifi shows. Totaldac say that the speakers “are the result of 20 years of experimentation to give a realistic and natural sound. Now these speakers are also offered to Totaldac customers” More »

Headroom, London’s headphone and personal audio event, is returning to Metropolis Studios in March with new product launches, the latest audio tech, plus an enormous range of demonstrable headphones. Held at Metropolis Studios, the most successful independent recording, mastering and production facility in Europe, headroom at Metropolis will once again be bringing the latest portable audio tech to the capital, when it returns in March for its third successive year. More »

Bowers & Wilkins say that they are “unleashing a new level of cinematic prowess on visitors to ISE 2017 in Amsterdam. The breathtaking Diamond Cinema experience, a culmination of unrivalled technical excellence, design and performance, features 15 new CI800 Series Diamond high-performance custom installation loudspeakers complemented by two new high-power DB1D subwoofers delivering the ultimate 3D Cinema sound experience”. More »

After a four-year development period, Ballfinger has introduced the first newly developed analogue tape recorder for around 25 years, the Tonbandmaschine M 063 was revealed at the Norddeutschen Hifi-Tage, in Hamburg last weekend. They also unveiled their new Schallplattenspieler PS 2 Directl-drive Turntable with active radial arm and moving coil system. More »

Berlin Based B.M.C. Audio, whose slogan is ‘The Sound of Nature” have launched their new Stereo Amplifier, the CS3 and M3 Mono Amplifiers. More »

McIntosh has now introduced its CES-launched MB50 network music player to the UK, bringing high-resolution wireless music streaming using DTS Play-Fi® technology to a range of connected devices in the home. More »

Finnish manufacturer Amphion Loudspeakers has announced the Argon7LS floorstanding loudspeaker. The newcomer replaces the Argon7L model, incorporating the passive radiator design which is already present in Argon3S and Argon3LS. The new member of Amphion’s Argon family of high-end home audio speakers is being demonstrated for the first time at the Integrated Systems Europe in Amsterdam, booth 7-W195, running currently and until February the10th. More »

Musical Fidelity’s recently introduced M6 Encore 225 has just received its most important updates with the integration of the Tidal service, both directly within the player and in the app, the addition of 24bit/192 audio compatibility over the USB – B input and the super fast copying of audio from USB sticks. More »

JBL got in touch to tell us about their Synthesis speakers at the ISE show, which kicked off today in Amsterdam. More »

Rega have launched a new version of their Brio integrated amplifier. They say: “The Brio has a completely new case to house its improved circuits and parts. It now sits in a fully aluminium two-part case which boosts the Brio’s heat sinking capabilities and improves on Rega’s already solid build quality and reliability”. More »

McIntosh Group has announced that Filippo Fanton has been named the new CEO of Sonus faber effective immediately. Fanton has served as the CFO of Sonus faber for the last eight years and will continue to hold that position as well until further notice. More »

The Clarity Alliance, the UK hifi industry’s trade body, unveiled the results of the ballot for its board of directors, announced the appointment of Tom Barron as chairman and set out the Alliance’s programme for 2017 at its annual conference. More »

Chord Electronics has added a high-resolution USB Type-B input to its CES-unveiled Blu MkII upscaling CD transport. The USB input takes the place of the optical output seen on the prototype at CES and has been implemented following dealer demand for Blu MkII’s upscaling technology to be available to a wider range of digital devices. More »