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 »

Linn have added their latest digital-to-analogue conversion technology, Katalyst. To their Akubarik and Akudorik loudspeakers. More »

So that’s the end of Summer, hope you all had a good one. As everyone gets back to school, university or work why not take the time to look back at all the Hifi news that we covered for you in August, there was plenty going on! More »

British audio brand iFi has launched the iGalvanic3.0 which they claim is “the ultimate noise-busting, sound-enhancing device for USB-connected computer audio systems”. More »

McIntosh has launched their new MCT80 SACD/CD Transport. They want you to “Enjoy your CDs all over again!” More »

Heed Audio’s thesis range of electronics will make its London debut at The Indulgence Show. The four-strong line up of aesthetically minimalist products continues the Heed tradition of “leaving the technical conformity behind and concentrating on the reproduction of music; to stir the emotions of listeners who are more interested in the performance than the specifications”. More »

Auralic refer to the Aries as a “bridge”; basically a digital device which refers to a networked music library from the likes of a NAS drive, or by use of an external USB hard drive, connected directly to the Aries. What we have come to know more lovingly as a streamer – although you could argue that they are usually an all in one device, often with an on-board hard drive and with analogue outputs from it’s on-board DAC. Dan Worth takes this £1495 box of tricks for a whirl.  More »

Metronome of France are launching a new range of products in September. With this new line they are focusing on “high-resolution and network playing”. More »

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