Onkyo & Pioneer  Corporation has announced the release of its latest Firmware (version 1.11) for the Onkyo DP-S1/Pioneer XDP-30R Digital Audio Players (DAPs), with support for TIDAL Masters, along with additional software improvements.   More »

The £4100 Lector 707 CD Player, here with the top level power supply, the PSU-7T, is made in Italy, has a valve output stage and a top loading transport. Dominic Marsh and Lionel Payne. put it through its paces.   More »

Certain to be of big interest in the DIY Audio community, Burning Amp Festival 2017 is coming to the Fort Mason Centre in San Francisco on Sunday, November 12th from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 PM. This year  BAF’s hours have been extended due to the increased interest and popularity of DIY audio amongst music-loving enthusiasts and audiophiles of all ages. More »

Titan Audio have released a new entry level, Styx power cable and mains distribution block. More »

PMC has announced the appointment of Ljudtema as its distributor for Sweden.

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New from Cabasse is the Murano Alto column speaker, that offers the benefits of co-axial drive unit technology in a compact slim-line enclosure. More »

Music First Audio got in touch to tell us about their new monoblock amplifiers, Jonathan Billington told us: ‘The Senlac SJE monoblocks are the result of several years of investigation into what makes a good audio amplifier. This core concept, we call “complex simplicity”‘. More »

Headphone show CanJam Europe on November 4th and 5th will unite major headphone brands in Berlin: German powerhouses Sennheiser, Beyerdynamic and Ultrasone compete with international manufacturers like Stax, Grado, Audeze and Hifiman. Hifi headphones meet pro-audio gear from Shure, Westone and Audio Precision. Newcomers such as German Hörluchs, 1More from Asia, Modenaudio from Italy and Dixo from Israel present themselves to visitors. Portable audio players and amplifiers from Astell&Kern, Lehmann Audio, Violectric and many other manufacturers complete the event. More »

Audionec got in touch to tell us about their latest flagship product, the DIVA XL Loudspeaker. It’s a large model with height of 2 meters and width of 45 cm. More »

The Huddersfield based supplier of audiophile cables and hifi accessories has launched a new range of cables, using the latest cable designs including a newly designed ultra pure copper formulation as well as pure silver cable from Japan. More »

Periodic Audio, who’s IEMs we reviewed earlier this year,  announced the launch of their first electronic product, the Nickel Portable Amplifier at the 2017 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest. More »

Łukasz Fikus, owner of the Polish company Lampizator, known for their high end DACs, got in touch to tell us about their new creation, the Pacific DAC. More »

All of our Indulgence Show coverage is now online. Visit our dedicated Indulgence section to find loads of photos, videos, show reports from all the Audio London Hifi Rooms, Headroom headfi area and Pure Pleasure area, plus find out who won our Hifi Pig Loves You Award. It was a real treat for audiophiles and non audiophiles alike so make sure it’s on your calendar for 2018! More »

The second Indulgence Show was absolutely brilliant. We had a great time and were very impressed by the standard of exhibits at the show. We usually give our Hifi Pig Loves You award to one of the exhibitors. The award is based on how good the sound of the room is, how visually appealing, how welcoming the people running the room are, what kind of music they are playing….there are lots of things that we consider. The choice at Indulgence was very difficult and there were several contenders. More »

McIntosh has announced the MA5300 Integrated Amplifier. The MA5300 Integrated Amplifier is McIntosh’s smallest solid state integrated amplifier in terms of both power output and physical size. More »

The latest addition to Focal’s Classic Home Audio collection, the Kanta N°2 is a totally new design from the French company. By utilising many of the company’s proprietary acoustic innovations with newly-researched techniques, Focal has created a compact 3-way floor-standing speaker that combines performance with a new industrial design. More »

The N1A/2 from Melco is intended to improve on the originals sonic performance, particularly for those using USB DACs. It can store a whole library of your music on its on-board drives and costs £2099 as tested. Dan Worth plugs it into his network and assesses its attributes.  More »

The Indulgence Show 2017, wow, what a weekend! It was fantastic to be involved with the show and there was a real buzz about it. The organisers had listened to the feedback from visitors and exhibitors alike, after last year’s show, and had made significant improvements in all areas. We have already confirmed our ongoing media partnership with the show and are getting excited about what next year’s event will bring. More »

Transfiguration moving coil (MC) phono cartridges are hand-crafted in Japan by Immutable Music’s Seiji Yoshioka. Their design has always been guided by two firm principles: first, to extract the most musical detail from a record’s groove and second, to get out of the way. So when it’s said that a Transfiguration cartridge ‘lacks character’, it’s a compliment. Says Yoshioka, “The best audio components are those that simply don’t seem to exist – so good that they add nothing, subtract nothing.” More »

Focal, the French speaker and headphone manufacturer has today unveiled Clear, the company’s newest reference headphone. Clear is Focal’s new circum-aural open-back headphone for audiophiles and represents a new evolution of Focal’s open-back, full-range speaker headphone family. More »

RMAF kicks off tomorrow in Denver, USA so there should be plenty of new gear to see and hear. Here’s the info from exhibitors who have been in touch with us to tell us what they are bringing to the show and where they will be. More »