The Parasound Halo 2.1 Integrated Amplifier with DAC is a fully featured integrated amplifier with an on-board DAC and much more. David Robson takes a listen to this £2999 well specified amp.  More »

Australian manufacturer Burson’s Conductor Virtuoso V2+ comes with a DAC, a headphone amp and doubles the output of the original version to 8W into 16 Ohms. Janine Elliot dons her cans and takes this £1590 unit for a test drive.  More »

Naim has revealed details of its new ND 555 (£12,999) Network Player alongside the new NDX 2 (£4999) and a ND 5 XS 2 (£1999). So why a new 500 Series product now? The answer is quite simple; until now Naim hasn’t considered the performance of its Network Players to reach that of the CD555 CD Player. More »

The Edge series, from UK hifi brand Cambridge Audio, represents the culmination of 50 years of audio engineering and a completely new design, that has taken over three years for the nine-person in-house engineering team to complete. Cambridge Audio wanted to keep the signal path short across the series. Only 14 components feature in the signal path of the Edge W power amplifier, with capacitors removed altogether. More »

DigiBit has introduced the aria piccolo+, the third generation of their aria piccolo+ music server series. Digibit launched the first generation of aria piccolo in 2015, they say the new version is ‘very much enhanced’. More »

Australian manufacturer Burson’s Conductor Virtuoso V2+ comes with a DAC, a headphone amp and doubles the output of the original version to 8W into 16 Ohms. Janine Elliot dons her cans and takes this £1590 unit for a test drive.  More »

Linn has launched their new Akurate range with the addition of Katalyst DAC Architecture to the Akurate DS, Akurate DSM and Akurate Exaktbox. More »

Aqua, of Milan, Italy, produce the La Voce DAC which is a modular design. They have just announced the new D/A conversion module for La Voce S3 with Discrete R2R Ladder DAC architecture. More »

David Blumestein take a listen to the iFi Nano iDSD Black Label Headphone Amp/DAC costing £199. More »

French brand Totaldac will be exhibiting at the High End Munich hifi show 2018 and Hifi Deluxe, in two rooms. More »

As well as the many rooms at Bristol Sound and Vision there are also plenty of static stands and displays, many giving visitors the chance to try out headfi gear, see interesting demos and get their hands on the newest offerings from many brands.  Here’s our round up on what there was to see and play with, mainly in The Bristol Suite and the corridors of the show.  More »

Taga Harmony have been pretty busy with a trio of new products announced. More »

Atoll Electronics, based in Normandy, France, has announced their Signature range. The all new designs include 2 integrated amplifiers IN200 (pictured) & IN300 with an optional integral DSD DAC with Bluetooth and optional phono stage. More »

UK based Prism Sound, is bringing its domestic Callia DAC to Sound & Vision, The Bristol Show. Plus, one visitor will walk away with their own Callia, thanks to the Prism Sound competition running in room 324. More »

Chord Electronics will use the UK audio show, Bristol Sound and Vision 2018, to mark the European debut of two new products, the new Qutest DAC and GoFigure, the forthcoming configuration app for the Poly music streamer. More »

McIntosh has announced the MCT500 SACD/CD Transport. The MCT500 is a digital only unit and features 4 digital outputs: industry standard balanced, coax and optical outputs plus the MCT connector. It can be paired with any product that has standard digital inputs and a DAC. More »

If you’re attending the UK’s largest hifi and home cinema show on 23-25 February, don’t miss the opportunity to experience iFi’s new flagship. More »

Soulution is the first high end electronics manufacturer in the world to license “Leedh Processing” for its D/A converters 560 and 760. “Leedh Processing” is an algorithm for increasing or decreasing the volume level of a digital music signal. More »

Prism Sound, manufacturer of the Callia hifi DAC, pre-amplifier and headphone amp, has seen a significant investment in its pro products by Mark Knopfler’s British Grove Studios, buying enough PT-HDX compatible interface cards to ensure that every one of its Prism Sound ADA-8XR multichannel converters can now connect to its six Pro Tools® HDX™ systems. More »

Quad, the British audio brand, has kicked off its 83rd year by adding a one-box hifi system to the Artera Series, Quad’s primary solid-state component range. The Artera Solus combines a CD transport, DAC, preamplifier and power amplifier in a single compact chassis, with connectivity options including Bluetooth wireless streaming. More »

Merging Technologies, manufacturer of MERGING+NADAC (pictured), MERGING+PLAYER and MERGING+POWER has announced that it will be showing an Aurender X100 Music Server directly connected to a RAVENNA AoIP network and using a MERGING+NADAC as the DAC. This demonstration will be hosted in the joint Merging Technologies/Terrason room 255 at the Norddeutscher Hi Fi Tage in Hamburg. This important event for Northern Germany takes place February 3 – 4 2018 at the Holiday Inn Hamburg Elbbrücken. More »

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