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 »

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 »

Designed to complement Chord Electronics’ award-winning Hugo 2 transportable DAC/headphone amplifier, the new Hugo 2 protective leather case offers reliable protection from everyday knocks and bumps. The case has been styled by Chord Electronics’ John Franks and Fumi Higashi San of VanNuys Inc. and is exclusively manufactured by VanNuys Inc. in Tokyo. 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 »

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 »

September has been an exciting month for us at Hifi Pig Towers. There has been lots happening, plenty of news and of course we went to London for The Indulgence Show 2017. More »

Aqua Acoustic Quality, of Milan Italy have released a new updated DAC, the Formula xHD. The Formula xHD features the following upgrades and modifications as compared to the Formula DAC:
–    New firmware release 3.0 for the main FPGA (DAC) with optimisation of the code
–    New USB board with hybrid architecture cod. A108
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Pioneer has announced the release of the PD-70AE, its new flagship SACD player & Digital to Analogue converter (DAC). More »

Bryston’s Gary Dayton will be at RMAF, demo room 1018 for the debut of the new BP-17 Cubed preamplifier. More »

McIntosh has announced the MHA50 Portable Decoding Amplifier. More »

The highly anticipated Auralic G2 series gets its first UK outing at The Indulgence Show this weekend. More »

Burson have released PLAY, a versatile little pre amp/DAC/Headphone amp. More »

The new TANA from EC Living by Electrocompaniet is an all-in-one wireless (802.11AC) solution combining a loudspeaker, a powerful 150-watt A/B amplifier, 192kHz/24-bit DAC and an audio streamer. More »

Native DSD and Emerging UK are giving visitors to some of the upcoming UK Hifi and Audio shows the chance to win a free Native DSD album download of their choice. More »

TAGA Harmony, manufacturer of speakers and audio electronics, has unveiled a new high-fidelity hybrid amplifier, the HTA-1200. More »

The Gold Note IS-1000 is a fully integrated amplifier that merges a Preamplifier, a Power Amplifier, a Phono Stage, a DAC and a Streamer in one. More »

Merging will be demonstrating their Roon Core NADAC player at Indulgence 2017. More »

Richard Bates of Auralic got in touch to tell us about an upcoming Auralic and Spendor event at Acoustica Hifi Shop in Chester, UK. More »

Audiobyte will be demonstrating their Hydra Z Reference USB audio playback bridge with ZPM power module and the Black Dragon DSD digital preamplifier and in Room D1 – St Julien on the 2nd floor at The Indulgence Show in London (29th Sept – 1st October). More »

Surrey based streaming specialists Ultimate Stream got in touch to let us know what products from their portfolio will be showcased at the Audio and AV Show at the Birmingham ICC/Hyatt Hotel 16-17th Sept. More »