iFi adds to its flagship ‘Pro’ range of compact audio components with the Pro iESL headphone energiser a device designed to “make the most of electrostatic headphones”. More »

 

McIntosh has announced the MA9000 Integrated Amplifier. Their largest integrated in both size and power, it offers 300 Watts per channel and combines amplifier and preamplifier into one unit. More »

PMC has appointed Ian Sutton to the position of divisional director, to head up a newly formed UK distribution business and bring close focus to this important area of expansion for the company. The following is from the PMC press release. More »

Focal, the French speaker and headphone manufacturer who we visited at their factory and HQ near Lyon, have launched their newest line of mobile headphones – Premium closed-back wireless over-ear Listen Wireless®, In-ear Spark and Spark Wireless®, and Hifi in-ear Sphear S®. More »

Prism Sound, a manufacturer professional digital to analogue converters and manufacturer of the Callia, a domestic DAC, pre-amplifier and headphone amp, has added award-winning producer, artist and songwriter Iain Archer to its growing list of professional users. More »

Designed by Metaxas and Sins, the Marquis ‘Memento Mori’ is a headphone amplifier that combines “historic art, contemporary sculpture and cutting-edge audio tech”. Featuring a sculpted cranium, CNC-machined from solid aluminium billet, the Marquis ‘Memento Mori’ is a minimalist headphone amplifier and dedicated headphone stand. More »

The Pro series iESL is an energiser for electrostatic headphones (and a transformer-coupled stage for flagship dynamic headphones too). More »

Norfolk based audio equipment manufacturer Ovation High Fidelity will showcase their high performance audio power amplifiers and preamplifier at the North West Audio Show 2017. More »

What does the month of May mean if you are an audiophile and hifi lover? Of course, Munich! We, along with the whole hifi universe by the look of it, made the annual pilgrimage to Bavaria, Germany and the High End Munich Show. High End Munich 2017 was our fifth and the most incredible show yet.If you weren’t able to make it then you can capture the vibe of this truly amazing hifi show in our dedicated High End Munich 2017 section here, plus the main section gives you access to previous years too. If you were there have a look and see if your impressions were the same as ours…plus there is bound to be something that you missed. More »

While at High End Munich 2017 we were drawn to the very eye-catching new brand, Art Deco Acoustics, read on for further details about their system. More »

Every year the High End Show introduces some newcomers to the Hifi Industry. Hifi Pig always has a chat with these exhibitors and does a feature on them as we think that the continual growth of the industry depends on new brands as well as our more well known names. Over the last five years that we have been attending the show we have seem new brands like PureAudioProject, with their open baffle loudspeakers, and Westminster Labs super-high-end electronics go from being ‘Newcomers’ to established brands More »

Magnum Dynalab were partnered with Harbeth at High End Munich 2017. They have sent us further information about their new Magnum Dynalab Dynamyte series, comprising preamplifier and MQA Music Engine. More »

At High End 2017, held at Munich’s MOC from May 18-21, Sennheiser will showcase selected models from its audiophile portfolio. They will have the new HDV 820 headphone amplifier on dem’. It has been created to companion to Sennheiser’s audiophile headphones, such as the HD 800 S, which is also on show at HIGH END. As a special highlight, at the Sennheiser booth visitors will be able to experience the Sennheiser HE 1. More »

Audiolab extends the M-DAC range with its smallest, most affordable high-resolution DAC/headphone amp yet. More »

Chord Electronics will be taking a huge range of its proprietary technology products to High End, Munich, including its new Poly streaming module for Mojo, new Hugo 2 DAC/headphone amp, plus the new BLU MKII upscaling digital/CD transport with DAVE DAC, (Room C122, Atrium 3). More »

Serbian audio manufacturers, Auris Audio, are set to unveil two new amplifiers at The High End Show in Munich. More »

CanJam Europe, Europe’s largest headphone show, will take place on November 4th and 5th at music hotel „nhow Berlin“. After four years in Essen, CanJam Europe is moving to Germany’s capital. More »

Hifi Pig Advertising Promotion

Hifi Pig brings you a series of promotional articles about our Great British Brands exhibiting at High End Munich 2017. We let them tell you all about their philosophy and products.

Professional electronics engineer Graham Slee has been involved in circuit design, manufacturing research and development, broadcast audio and high fidelity since 1974. In 1998 he established the company Graham Slee Projects Ltd to manufacture and market his designs of phono pre-amplifers and headphone amplifiers. The company is now called HiFi System Components Ltd and the product line has expanded to include DACs and power amplifiers as well as a range of highly successful interconnects and loudspeaker cables. More »

Abyss Headphones got in touch to tell us what they are demonstrating at High End Munich: “Along with the world debut of our sexy Diana headphone dressed in various outfits, Abyss Headphones will have a very special high-performance headphone system sporting a retail price in excess of 120,000 €, the finest in headphone systems”. More »

At the Tokyo Headphone Festival, held from April 29-30, Sennheiser showcased the latest product in its audiophile range: the fully balanced headphone amplifier HDV 820. Sennheiser said ”Building on the accomplishments of their first-ever digital headphone amplifier, HDVD 800, the new HDV 820’s enhanced, higher resolution and ultra-low distortion components open up a whole new listening experience for the most demanding audiophiles”. More »

Erzetich Audio, who make Boutique Handcrafted Headphone Amplifiers, got in touch to let us know about their new model. Blaz Erzetic told us: “Our class-A dual mono headphone amplifier – Deimos – has gone through some changes and improvements lately. Based on the feedback received from the audience at hifi shows and individual presentations we decided to tweak some things”. More »