HIFI PIG ADVERTISING PROMOTION

 

Hifi Pig brings you a series of promotional articles about our Great British Brands at High End Munich 2018. We let them tell you all about their philosophy and products.

Welcome to the world of Music First Audio

 Music First Audio became well known in 2003 for launching the transformer passive preamplifier. Now the range also includes moving coil step up transformers also known as SUT’s, phono amplifiers and power amplifiers. All products are hand built in the UK. More »

Holger Adler of Voxativ from Berlin dropped us a line to say what they are doing at the High End show this year. Holger says: “ We are celebrating 10 years of Pure Listening. Voxativ was born 10 years ago in 2008 with the audacious idea to reimagine the single-driver loudspeaker. From our humble beginnings, we have know become 10 years the wiser – with still so much to share. As part of this anniversary celebration, we are rebirthing the original star that put us on the world stage”. More »

USA based brand, Merrill Audio got in touch for a look at the new products they are launching in Munich this year. More »

PS Audio has announced the availability of Sprout100, the next generation of their Sprout integrated amplifier. Sprout100 preserves the styling and compact form of the original, while improving the performance. More »

Aimed at the budget market the Cyrus ONE amp packs a lot of features into its diminutive box, allied with the equally budget friendly ONELinear speakers you have a full system for a little over £1000. Ian Ringstead takes a listen.  More »

Emotiva’s DR Series’ XPA-DR1 mono, XPA-DR2 two-channel and XPA-DR3 three-channel models utilise up to three pairs of Differential Reference™ Amplifier Modules, fed by a fully regulated, 3 kW switch mode power supply within a heavy-duty chassis. More »

Audionet will be launching a new integrated amplifier at High End Munich. More »

Cary Audio say that the introduction of the SA-200.2 ES and SA-500.1 ES solid-state power amplifiers represent the next generation of the SA design. They employ a modular approach that ensures, say Cary, “consistency in performance, and ease of manufacture and serviceability”. More »

Hercules Integrated is the younger brother of S.A.Lab’s flagship Hercules MkII Magister of Music. S.A.Lab say it is ‘ a more compact and affordable amplifier which is technologically identical to grand Hercules MkII Magister of Music’. More »

Croatian Hifi brand, Sound Carrier, who specialise in making valve amplifiers, have released their new 24 kg EL34 Monoblocks. More »

Audioplus Laboratories is a relatively new Italian Hifi brand that was born in 2016. After its first appearance at High End Munich 2017, it now presents a complete line of electronics, in the mid and high-level range. More »

Benchmark has introduced a new headphone / line amplifier with four 256-step relay-controlled attenuators and four 16-step relay-controlled boost amplifiers. More »

Bryston will be at AXPONA in room 496, to launch their new 24B³ six channel amplifier. More »

The successor to First Watt’s SIT-1 and SIT-2 amplifiers is now going into production.  Like them, the new SIT-3 uses a Static Induction Transistor (VFET) in the power stage of a simple no-feedback amplifier.    More »

In 2016, Audio Analogue celebrated its twentieth birthday with two ‘Anniversary’ editions of the company’s earlier integrated amplifiers, the Puccini and Maestro. Now, the Italian brand has launched its ‘PureAA’ line of products, drawing key ideas from the Anniversary amps and adding further features. Second in the line, following the AAcento amplifier, is the new AAphono. More »

Are you off to the AXPONA show? Here’s the top 10 reasons that you should be. Now in its 9th year, AXPONA (Audio Expo North America) continues to grow in popularity with audiophiles, music lovers, musicians and seasoned audio experts looking to enhance their Listening Room, Media Room or Home Office with the latest technology from stereo systems, home audio speakers, headphones, turntables, amplifiers, and much more. More »

The Parasound Halo 2.1 Integrated Amplifier with DAC is a fully featured integrated amplifier with an on-board DAC and much more. David Robson takes a listen to this £2999 well specified amp.  More »

Schiit Audio EU have announced the introduction of its third-generation Lyr headphone amp/preamp. Using Schiit’s new Coherence™ hybrid single-tube/solid state architecture, new Continuity™ constant-transconductance output stage, the same modular design as Jotunheim, Lyr 3 is a dramatic advance in technology, versatility, and convenience say the company. Lyr 3 is available now from Schiit EU  starting at £530 with a Tung-Sol Tube. More »

Leema Acoustics, based in Wales have launched an Anniversary edition of their well received Tucana II integrated amplifier. Hifi Pig takes a listen.  More »

Leema Acoustics, based in Wales have launched an Anniversary edition of their well received Tucana II integrated amplifier. Hifi Pig takes a listen.  More »

This year’s Bristol Show was fantastic.  Apart from having an injured husband (back attacked by a very heavy valve amplifier) it was absolutely brilliant.  There was a real buzz about the show, with, it seemed, a younger audience and lots of couples….and generally very busy Friday and Saturday.  I only popped in on Sunday when it was a little quieter but that was quite early on. Although it does come over as a very ‘Hifi Industry’ Show there were loads of public in attendance, queuing round the block to get in. More »

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