Designed by Metaxas and Sins, the Marquis ‘Memento Mori’ is a headphone amplifier that combines “historic art, contemporary sculpture and cutting-edge audio tech”. Featuring a sculpted cranium, CNC-machined from solid aluminium billet, the Marquis ‘Memento Mori’ is a minimalist headphone amplifier and dedicated headphone stand. More »

The organisers of the Rotation Garden Party got in touch to tell us about this year’s event on the 22nd of July. A musical experience on an Audiophile System, held within the grounds of the beautiful, grade 2 listed Bishton Hall. More »

This year’s North West Audio Show takes place at Cranage Hall, Cheshire, 24th & 25th June 2017. The show will run Saturday 10-7pm and Sunday 10- 5pm. This year’s show promises to be bigger and better than previous years with a whole host of attractions to delight audiophiles, music lovers and their families. Entry and parking is free! Register for your tickets here

Rather than a one day show, this year’s North West Audio Show will take place over the full weekend, giving visitors the opportunity to see much more of the show and the great audio the many exhibitors are bringing along. You can expect to see lots of new product launches and products to suit every pocket. 

New to the North West Audio Show this year is the Vinyl Village where there’ll be both new and second hand records to browse, a free cleaning station for your LPs, an assortment of upgrades and accessories for your system, and the chance to see several record producers. 

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Akiko Audio has introduced four models in their new DIY Black Box Series. A special product for the large group of music fans that enjoy building and modifying their own devices. More »

Max Townshend is unmissable at pretty much any Hifi show you care to attend. He’s a larger than life character and his team are likewise always knowledgeable but down to earth and fun. His demonstration of the seismic bars and platforms is one not to miss. Daniel Worth pops a pair of the company’s Seismic Isolation Bars costing between £999 – £1299 under his speakers to feel their effects.  More »

SOUNDKAOS AUDIO from Switzerland will be featuring their reference 3-way open baffle model LIBéRATION in a walnut/bronze mesh finish at this weekend’s North West Audio show. Comprising two 8” full range drivers – mid/bass and mid/high – a RAAL dipole 14 cm ribbon super tweeter and a massive 18” woofer for a powerful low end, LIBéRATION “re-defines the open baffle genre both on a sonic and aesthetic level with a beautiful open and wide soundstage and it’s legendary Swiss build quality” say the company.

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Australe EZ is the new reference of TRIANGLE’s Esprit range of loudspeakers, boasting several new technological innovations. More »

Gold Note have launched their brand new Pianosa turntable , along with an Italian walnut Valore 425 Plus. More »

Since it was covered in the Hifi Pig newsletter, there have been several improvements to the bliss project. Dan Gravell pointed out several of these to us.

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The Arizona business community have awarded Dan D’Agostino an award for manufacturing excellence. Below is the text from the award press release :   More »

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

The ECLIPSE TD-M1 wireless home audio speaker system has completely sold out in the UK and Europe, with all future production now accounted for. More »

PS Audio have announced the availability of the revolutionary Huron Operating System upgrade for the DirectStream and DSJ DACs. More »

The Pro series iESL is an energiser for electrostatic headphones (and a transformer-coupled stage for flagship dynamic headphones too). More »

 

STREAM is a new audio mains power cable designed to achieve high sound quality by using the latest Black Rhodium high end cable technology. More »

Octave have launched their very first single-ended amplifier. The V16 Single-Ended has a range of high-end elements as well as an integrated headphone amp. More »

SparkoS Labs have been manufacturing discrete op amp and discrete voltage regulator products for high end audio use for around 4 years. Now they’ve decided to start making high end audio equipment themselves using those discrete devices. More »

Blue Horizon has launched a Professional Rack System (PRS), this unique modular rack system uses an uncompromising selection of materials; multi-grain-direction and a bespoke triple layer bamboo laminate, with grain running in opposing directions, with the central lamination running vertically this creates a chaotic structure that stops standing waves within the shelf and controls resonance granting any audio equipment the best platform for performance. More »

Spendor has applied key elements of the technology and materials developed for their multi award winning D7 and A6R loudspeakers to create three all-new Spendor A-Line loudspeakers. 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 »