This year, loudspeaker manufacturer Volya GmbH in association with High End Society Service GmbH is launching a Charity Auction. The prize is a pair of the new model of Volya GmbH loudspeakers, NoLimits. More »

roksponsmallWe have announced our winner of the second ‘Wheelchair for Ricky’ Raffle and the winner of the VPI Player Turntable is Gareth Thompson.  We have also redrawn the unclaimed prizes from the previous raffle and the winners are as follows:

Mike Crosby – Audio Suspension Turntable Shelf

John Mclinden – Sanus Vuepoint TV mount

Ronnie Turpie –  Voyla Audio Hand-painted plate

Sander – Mitchell & Johnson MJ2  Headphones More »

A massive thank you to all who helped and donated prizes and money to our first fund raiser. We fell a little short, but, we had the offer of a prize that did not arrive in time to be added.

Mat Weisfeld of USA based turntable manufacturer, VPI Industries, has had a busy month. He has got married twice, in China and the USA, to the same lady I must add! However when he heard about our appeal he really wanted to help out.

The turntable is a Special Edition VPI Player in Black with 9 inch gimballed yoke tonearm, pre-mounted Ortofon 2M red cartridge, built in headphone amp, phono stage, and MDF platter on an oil bath Jacob’s tapper bearing. You can’t buy the turntable in this finish, so it is very special indeed. The retail version sells for 1200$ in the USA. The TT will be made for you and adapted to whichever country you live in.

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The raffle is the same format. Donate a minimum of £5 to be entered into the raffle. If you donate multiple £5 you get multiple entries.

The more we raise the better as we can get extras added to the basic wheelchair to help Ricky have a more comfortable life.

IMPORTANT: please leave your full name to make it easier to contact the winner, we can’t enter you if you leave your donation as anonymous, keep your confirmation email as this will be needed if you win.

Please visit our Just Giving page to donate and read Ricky’s story.

Thank you in advance!

 

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Thank you to everyone who donated both money and prizes to our Wheelchair for Ricky raffle. We raised a stonking £2142 which is around 2800 US$ and will be sent to the company that makes the wheelchairs once we receive it from Just Giving. Along with what Ricky has raised himself he is only a few hundred dollars short of his goal!

The draw has been done so please check to see if you have won one of our fantastic prizes.

If you have, then please forward me the confirmation of donation email that you received from Just Giving, along with the shipping details that you want the prize sent to and your contact details. If you made multiple donations then please send me the email for the correctly dated donation. Send this to linette@hifipig.com within 28 days (by October the 10th) to claim your prize which will be shipped directly to you from the donor.

If the prize you have won has plug options please specify what kind you require.

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Kralk Audio BC-30 FL loudspeakers in Statement Silver Oak & Tellurium Q Black speaker cables up to 2.5m in length – Brian Morris

Chord Company £600, 1.5m Signature Array Power Cable (county designated plug) – Colin, Nord Acoustics

IsoTek mains loom (UK plugs and sockets) From Sound Fowndations £750 – Malcom Laws

Studio Connection interconnect and mains cable (country designated plug) £600 and £200 – Chris Webster

Signed Brian May photo – Andy Smith

Audio Suspension ASU-100 Turnatble Shelf, £240 – Ken Rubin

Sanus VuePoint 47-80” Tilting TV Mount, £69.99 – Gedimas 11/08/2016

Two Audiomica MAGNET GOLD power cables, worth 400 CHF each. One cable has a Schuko plug and the other a 16 amp Swiss plug. Donated by Artizan Audio. – Edward Swan 06/09/2016

Lyudmila Gorbulya handpainted plate from Voyla Audio – Vinyl Bitchie 14/08/2016

Flare R2S earphone £300 and Isolate Pro,£46 – Peter Newby

1.5m pair of GamuT Reference interconnects, £2700 – Pete 10/08/2016

Mitchell&Johnson MJ2 Headphones, £499 – Julian 07/09/2016

2 x High End Munich 2017 passes from The Bespoke Audio Co – Davies Roberts

 

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Thank you so much to Mitchell & Johnson who have donated a pair of their MJ2 Headphones to the fundraiser! The headphones combine Mitchell & Johnson’s lightweight hybrid electret-electrostatic flexible transducers with a dynamic driver and retail at £499.

Current prizes (which will be drawn in the following order) are:

Kralk Audio BC-30 FL loudspeakers in Statement Silver Oak & Tellurium Q Black speaker cables up to 2.5m in length

Chord Company £600, 1.5m Signature Array Power Cable (county designated plug)

IsoTek mains loom (UK plugs and sockets) From Sound Fowndations £750

Studio Connection interconnect and mains cable (country designated plug) £600 and £200

Signed Brian May photo

Audio Suspension ASU-100 Turnatble Shelf, £240

Sanus VuePoint 47-80” Tilting TV Mount, £69.99

Two Audiomica MAGNET GOLD power cables, worth 400 CHF each. One cable has a Schuko plug and the other a 16 amp Swiss plug. Donated by Artizan Audio.

Lyudmila Gorbulya handpainted plate from Voyla Audio

Flare R2S earphone £300 and Isolate Pro,£46

1.5m pair of GamuT Reference interconnects, £2700

Mitchell&Johnson MJ2 Headphones, £499

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Donate just £5 for each entry, so if you donate more then you get more chances to win! Please donate in multiples of £5, leave your full name and if you win, you will need to email me your confirmation email with shipping details.

 

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A big thanks to GamuT who have donated a 1.5m pair of GamuT Reference interconnects, with a choice of either RCA or XLR terminations. The retail value of these is £2,700. (You don’t get a copy of Rumours, but you do get the GamuT cable box which doubles as a mega-cool LP carrier).

The Current prize list is as follows,:

Kralk Audio BC-30 FL loudspeakers in Statement Silver Oak & Tellurium Q Black speaker cables up to 2.5m in length

Chord Company £600, 1.5m Signature Array Power Cable (county designated plug)

IsoTek mains loom (UK plugs and sockets) From Sound Fowndations £750

Studio Connection interconnect and mains cable (country designated plug) £600 and £200

Signed Brian May photo

Audio Suspension ASU-100 Turnatble Shelf (£240)

Sanus VuePoint 47-80” Tilting TV Mount (£69.99)

Two Audiomica MAGNET GOLD power cables, worth 400 CHF each. One cable has a Schuko plug and the other a 16 amp Swiss plug. Donated by Artizan Audio.

Lyudmila Gorbulya handpainted plate from Voyla Audio

Flare R2S earphone (£300 ) and Isolate Pro (£46)

1.5m pair of GamuT Reference interconnects, (£2700)

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These will be drawn in the above order once the 30 days of fundraising has finished. Please leave your full name when donating to make it easier for us to contact you and save the email that you receive confirming your donation, if you are a winner you will need to send this to us with your shipping details.

Go here to donate!

 

 

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The prizes have been rolling in thick and fast so here is the current list:

Kralk Audio BC-30 FL loudspeakers in Statement Silver Oak & Tellurium Q Black speaker cables up to 2.5m in length

Chord Company £600, 1.5m Signature Array Power Cable (county designated plug)

IsoTek mains loom (UK plugs and sockets) From Sound Fowndations £750

Studio Connection interconnect and mains cable (country designated plug) £600 and £200

Signed Brian May photo

Audio Suspension ASU-100 Turnatble Shelf (£240)

Sanus VuePoint 47-80” Tilting TV Mount (£69.99)

Two Audiomica MAGNET GOLD power cables, worth 400 CHF each. One cable has a Schuko plug and the other a 16 amp Swiss plug. Donated by Artizan Audio.

Lyudmila Gorbulya handpainted plate from Voyla Audio

Flare R2S earphone (£300 ) and Isolate Pro (£46 on)

These will be drawn in the above order once the 30 days of fundraising has finished.  Please leave your full name when donating to make it easier for us to contact you and save the email that you receive confirming your donation, if you are a winner you will need to send this to us with your shipping details.

Go here to donate.

Good luck!

 

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Wow, we are now getting celebrity prize donations! Brian May of Queen has donated a signed 8″x10″ picture of himself.

So, the prizes (which will be drawn in the following order) are:

Kralk Audio Loudspeakers with Tellurium Q speaker cables

Chord Company Signature power cable (county designated plug)

IsoTek mains loom (UK plugs and sockets)

Studio Connection interconnect and mains cable (country designated plug)

Signed Brian May photo
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Plus there are more to be added over the next few days!

Remember a £5 donation gets you into the draw, the more you donate in multiples of £5, the more chances to win!

Click here to go to Just Giving!

Please leave your full name, we will announce the winners via Just Giving, social media and on Hifi Pig. You will need to email us your confirmation of donation email with all your shipping details for us to send your prize.

Thank you!

 

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People’s generosity really astounds us.  Not only are we now at 21% of our target of £3000 to help fund a new wheelchair for Hifi Pig reader, Ricky Sterling, we have had yet more prizes donated.

The very generous Sound Fowndations, got in touch to offer another prize to the raffle. They have put up a bundle of IsoTek gear to include: IsoTek Evo3 Polaris (6 way mains block) – £295 IsoTek Evo3 Initium 1.5m UK-C15 IEC £65 each (package includes 7 of them, total £455) Total package value £750. Please note that this prize come with UK plugs/sockets only.

Thank you so much Sound Fowndations, you guys rock!

So we now have three separate prizes, with more in the pipeline so please, please click through to our crowdfunding site to read Ricky’s story and the prize details, and donate to enter the raffle.

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The current prize list is:

Kralk Audio speakers with Tellurium Q speaker cable

The Chord Company Signature power cable

IsoTek Evo3 mains loom

These will all be drawn separately and you have to be in it to win it with a donation of as little as £5.

Any surplus money raised will be sent to UK charity, Mcmillan Cancer Support.

Click here to go to Just Giving Crowdfunding.

 

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Hifi Pig heard about a young guy and audiophile in the USA, Ricky Sterling. Ricky’s story really touched us. This young man has been a paraplegic nearly his whole life after falling from a 6th floor window when he was just 2 years old. Since 2009, Ricky’s insurance have only been able to supply him with a very non-manoeuvrable, hospital type wheelchair that is not suited to his needs, this makes his life uncomfortable and difficult to say the least. Add to that the fact that the tyres are now coming off his chair and you can understand how this is impacting on Ricky’s life. 

Ricky is trying to raise money to buy himself a new chair and Hifi Pig wanted to help. We are aiming to raise £3000 to go towards his new chair, which will cost 4500 US$. To do this we are having a raffle! Those lovely people at Kralk Audio have donated a pair of their BC-30 FL loudspeakers in Statement Silver Oak and the equally lovely Tellurium Q will complement these with a pair of their Black speaker cables up to 2.5m in length.

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UPDATE: 

Great news, fabulous folk, The Chord Company, have just donated a £600, 1.5m Signature Array Power Cable as a prize! This will be given as a separate prize to the speakers and cable. The cable will be terminated with whichever plug fitting you need.

It costs £5 for each entry, so if you donate more then you get more chances to win! Please donate in multiples of £5 and then share your donation on the Hifi Pig facebook page.

In the event of us raising more than Ricky needs for his chair, we will send any extra money to UK charity, Macmillan Cancer Support.

We sincerely hope you will help us, enter the raffle and share this on your social media channels.

Please click through to the Just Giving Giving Crowd Funding Page which we have set up, to donate and enter the raffle!

Many thanks,

The Hifi Pig team.

 

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After the North West Audio Show, we were on the ferry back to Hifi Pig Towers when we met a group of people who are cycling their way to Rio in time for the Olympics. This epic journey is being made to raise money for the Jane Tomlinson Appeal, which supports children’s and cancer charities, and the ride is led by Jane’s husband Mike. We thought this was a very worthy cause to support so do please have a look at their website and Just Giving page and see if you can help them to smash their target! Details and links below:ride_to_rio_logo


27th June – 4th August
6 weeks, 3000 miles. On average 90 miles a day with only 5 rest days. The team are aiming to reach Rio in time for the Rio Olympics raising money for the Jane Tomlinson Appeal. The challenge will mark 10 years since Jane Tomlinson CBEs epic Ride Across America which saw Jane cycle 4200 miles in 2006. The ride is lead by Jane’s husband Mike along with TV presenter Charlie Webster and ex rugby league players Paul Highton and Keith Senior.

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Text donate JRTR70 £5 to 70070

Monster, has announced its new iSport LIVESTRONG branded in-ear headphones for athletes and enthusiasts. The headphones boldly feature LIVESTRONG’s iconic bright yellow on both the cable and earpieces.

A portion of the proceeds from sales of the iSport LIVESTRONG headphones will be donated to the Lance Armstrong Foundation, created in 1997 by the cancer survivor and champion cyclist, to serve people affected by cancer and empower them to take action against the world’s leading cause of death.  The foundation is now known publicly by its powerful brand – LIVESTRONG – and is a leader in the global movement on behalf of 28 million people around the world living with cancer today.