Setting off to the Warsaw show feels like going on an adventure. We went last year so we know what to expect, it’s the second biggest European show after Munich so there is a lot to cover but Warsaw, unlike Munich, still manages to keep that intimate and cosy feeling. The show is split into three, distinct zones, almost three shows in one and with three days to cover it all it is possible to do one area a day and still have time to nip into the city and see some of the place you are visiting.  More »

Akiko Audio specialises in lowering the noise floor in the rendering chain. A higher noise floor comes from contaminated electricity and high frequency radiation. Seeing as the noise mixes in with the music signal, it should be dealt with immediately. This, according to Sander van Berlo, is an important cause of listening fatigue. More »

Dominic Marsh takes a listen to two somewhat unusually designed loudspeakers from UK manufacturer RMB. The larger floorstanding 22/3 model costs £1850 a pair and the smaller 12/3 standmount costing £1200.  More »

Linette and Stuart take planes, trains, trams, buses and automobiles to get to the Swiss High-End Show that took place last weekend in Zurich. More »

TEAC Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love than with their new, tie-dye TEAC TN-420 turntable. More »

Grado Labs, of Brooklyn New York, has announced what they say is a major step forward in their affordable Prestige Series of phono cartridges. The Prestige Series 2 is the third generation of the Prestige series and a continuation of Grado’s entry level line of cartridges dating back to 1953. For sixty-four years the family has been dedicated to supporting vinyl playback with their phono cartridges at affordable prices. The Prestige Black2, Green2, Blue2, Red2, Silver2, and Gold2 continue this tradition. More »

The headphone show CanJam Europe took place last weekend, although we could not be there ourselves, it sounds like it was once again a great success, reinforcing it’s international status. Exhibitors from Israel, USA, Singapore, China, Serbia, Italy, Great Britain and several other countries presented their 111 brands to around 1,000 visitors from all over Europe and beyond. Read on for pictures and more info on who won those ‘Best In Show’ Awards. More »

October was a very busy month for us Hifi Pigs, there was an awful lot of news and we also brought you coverage of The Indulgence Show and Chord’s Poly launch, plus a visit to hear the Living Voice system at Spiritland. There was also the sad news of the death of Gérard Chrétien of French manufacturer, Focal. More »

McIntosh, who were founded in the USA in 1949, have announced the MC1.25KW Quad Balanced Power Amplifier. McIntosh told us: “The MC1.25KW is our newest and one of our most advanced amplifiers. Redesigned from top to bottom, it replaces the venerable MC1.2KW as our most powerful single chassis monoblock amplifier. A simple glance at the 158 pound (71.7 kg) MC1.25KW is enough to convey its power and performance capabilities, but when you hear it – then you’ll truly understand what it can do”. More »

Cabasse, one of the leading names in French high-fidelity since 1950, has announced SWELL, the company’s first wireless portable speaker. More »

The first hybrid integrated amplifier from McIntosh has been announced, the the MA252 Integrated Amplifier. More »

Whilst in London for the Launch of the brand new Chord Poly we thought we’d take the opportunity to visit a place that has been on our must see list ever since Kevin and Lynn from Living Voice told us about it, and their involvement with it.

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TAGA Harmony have launched their new 4-zone CI stereo amplifier TA-600MULTI. More »

Autumn may well be the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, but it is also the season of Hifi Shows, with several each weekend at the moment, worldwide. More »

Ian Ringstead tries out the £3200 Ophidian Audio Prophet P2 Loudspeakers.  More »

The Onset is a network music streamer that, say the designers, ‘sets new standards in digital audio playback’. Specifically designed to act as a bridge between your network and DAC, the Onset is the result of three years of intensive research, design and development by new British company Stack Audio. More »

Initial production runs of Furutech’s new NCF Booster sold out to industry insiders before even making it as far as audio retailers’ shelves. The company has since increased production and now the NCF Booster is ready for international release. More »

Pro-Ject Audio Systems, manufacturers of hifi turntables, launched their first Record Cleaning Machine (RCM) in 2016. The VC-S received high praise for its simple design, effective cleaning ability and solid build. Now, the Austrian company are expanding on the knowledge acquired from their first RCM to release a MK II version with improved performance and features. More »

The TAGA Harmony HTA-25B uses a combination of valves and transistors to create an entry level hybrid amp. More »

So, what do Kate Middleton and a High-End music on the go (or at home for that matter) streamer/player have in common? Hifi Pig visited London’s rather swanky Goring Hotel in Belgravia to find out at the launch of Chord Poly.  More »

The Supreme-Analog Tangenta Referenca tonearm from Serbia, will be making it’s debut in the USA early next month. More »

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