Whilst developing their Castello Ground Conditioner, Akiko Audio noticed that “a correctly applied ground has a major influence on the rendering quality of your music”. More »

Hifi Pig caught up with David Shevyn of GIK Europe at Munich High End and chatted about what I think is a great idea for those looking to add room treatment to their listening spaces. 

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AUDIRVANA, maker of AUDIRVANA PLUS, the Hifi audio player initially made for Mac users, has announced the launch of its Windows 10 version for PC owners. More »

The Tapeless Deck Project, in Poland, is converting vintage cassette recorders into unique music players. More »

ExaSound Audio Design has announced their PlayPoint DM next-generation flagship music server and DAC. Combining a reference-grade 32-bit digital-to-analogue converter, balanced headphone amplifier and Roon-enabled music server in one component, the PlayPoint DM unites, say exaSound, “simplicity with sonic perfection”. More »

UK cable and interconnect manufacturer True Colour Industries have announced that they have appointed Trimex, based in Warsaw, to represent them in Poland. More »

For the first time Munich High End also played host to Can Jam Europe. The event was held just over the road from the MOC and attracted more than 2000 people, proof indeed that the market for headphones and portable audio is continuing to be a healthy one. Here’s a photographic tour of the event which promises to grow in coming years. Congratulations to Juliane Thummel and her team for a job brilliantly done… More »

Linn has announced support for Roon across its entire family of Linn DS players, available to owners of every model since the launch of the first Klimax DS in 2007. More »

Audeze say that their new headphones are the ‘easy-to-drive version of the LCD-4’. They have a new look and greater efficiency, engineered with a new magnesium housing to produce a more light-weight headphone, but Audeze say that the LCD-4z maintains the sound signature of LCD-4. More »

What more is there to add. A bit of a piece on horn loudspeakers we saw at High End in Munich and HIfi Deluxe…

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High End Society’s press release summing up the facts and figures of the show, plus read on for the High End Munich 2019 date! More »

In the last three years or so we have seen a steady increase in the number of reel to reel players at High End in Munich and it seems that more and more audiophiles are adopting the format despite the relatively small number of new releases on tape. Of course there are a handful of specialist companies releasing product on tape and judging by the number of people carrying tape around at the show, it is been lapped up. And so, without further a do here’s some of the reel to reel tape players we happened across at this year’s High End in Munich. No words, just pictures of some truly beautiful reel to reel players for your delectation… More »

Turntables were absolutely everywhere at this year’s Munich High-End and so here are some of the ones that stood out on our travels around the show…with a handful from Audio-Deluxe thrown in for good measure. We have no way of seeing everything at the show and know we will have missed a good proportion but hope you enjoy all these lovely turntables.  More »

IsoTek were launching several new products at the High End Show including the Gemini, Syncro Uni and the Evo3 Nova. Due to another appointment we couldn’t spend too much time at the launch but were very well looked after by Fi Hobden and her team, who even provided us with vegan canapés…much appreciated after a long day walking many miles around the show. More »

Wilson Audio unveiled a very small loudspeaker at this year’s High End Munich..we are much more used to seeing and hearing their big offerings (and they were represented in plenty of rooms) so it was quite a contrast to find the TuneTot on display. More »

Vivid Audio say that their new KAYA range of loudspeakers is “Vivid in a more accessible format”. You get all the same GIYA technology inside a modern and more room friendly enclosure. The bass drivers have their own re-entrant exponential horn absorber, first found in the Laurence Dickie designed B&W Nautilus loudspeaker in the form of a snail’s shell. More »

According to the internets, Danish people are the happiest nationality in the world, hardly surprising when you look at some of the stunning Hifi brands that come from Denmark…plus Lego, let’s not forget Lego. More »

French brand, Focal, used High End Munich 2018 to launch its new Grande Utopia EM Evo and Stella Utopia EM Evo loudspeakers. This was another highly popular launch with standing room only for a lot of the world’s Hifi press. More »

Chord Electronics certainly had the world’s Hifi Press beating a path to their door at High End Munich this year.  Their room was so busy that some had to wait outside, luckily Hifi Pig was in there for a first glimpse of their new products. The full team were there and as always it was a pleasure to see them and great to see the iconic British brand in such high demand at the world’s major international Hifi Show. More »

McIntosh has announced two new products: the MCD600 SACD/CD Player and MS500 Music Streamer. More »

Bowers & Wilkins is announcing the relocation of its research and development centre to a new and larger facility with ‘cutting-edge equipment and tools’. The move represents a significant investment to expand the team and accelerate the company’s ability to develop new capabilities that will drive innovation across its suite of home speakers, headphones and performance car audio. More »

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