The long awaited new, ‘affordable’ Technics SL-1200GR direct-drive turntable is now shipping to dealers in the USA. Launched at CES 2017 and originally intended for release earlier this year, the SL-1200GR is now available on both sides of the Atlantic. More »

Meters Music, the British audio brand from Ashdown Engineering, has released Meters Cubed, a desktop wireless speaker system that combines a compact design with a “powerful sound performance that belies its small size”. Cubed also features Meters Music’s signature, fully-functioning VU Meter. More »

Nordoff Robbins are a charity who use music therapy to help vulnerable people across the UK. Get Loud is Nordoff Robbins’ national awareness day on 13 September 2017, when they use the power of music to raise awareness of their life-changing music therapy services. More »

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

Iota Audio Design, who we last saw at The North West Audio Show at Cranage Hall, have developed the iota V-R-S vinyl record stabiliser, this is CNC machined from billet stainless steel, and is the correct size to fit onto the recessed label area of a vinyl LP record. For ease of use the top of the stabiliser has a turned “stadium” shaped handle faced with their logo. The underside of the stabiliser has a constrained layer of carbon fibre. More »

TAGA Harmony continue their introduction of new products with something both for indoors and out.

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Electrocompaniet has appointed Chris Tuck to lead its UK Business Development. Chris brings with him a wealth of experience after senior positions with audio manufacturers such as KEF and Eclipse. More »

T+A of Germany has announced the launch of its new CALA Receiver range – CALA SR and CALA CDR (with CD mechanism). An alternative to separates, the CALA range offers a range of features within a single receiver unit, including compatibility with streaming services (TIDAL, Deezer and qobuz), playback via UPnP network music servers and USB storage media, FM, FM-HD and DAB+ radio, SP/DIF and optical digital inputs, HD Bluetooth connectivity and analogue inputs (including a switchable aux/MM or high output MC turntable input). More »

Following the launch of their premium Bluetooth turntable last year, Elipson has announced the introduction of its new flagship deck, The Omega Carbon Black. Based on the Omega 100, this new Carbon Black version features a number of enhancements. More »

With over 40 years of playback and 25 years of concert recording experience, Kostas Metaxas has never been known for being understated in his designs. More »

The UK’s biggest headphone experience, headroom@Indulgence, returns to the capital this autumn showcasing the latest trends in portable audio technology plus the widest range of demonstrable headphones in the UK. More »

Convert Technologies got in touch to tell us about their new Android app that allows you to record vinyl records straight to your mobile phone. 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 »

The PMC room at Audio London, part of The Indulgence Show, will be the first venue in the UK where audiophiles can experience the “cor”, the company’s new consumer integrated amplifier. More »

Did you know that Métronome Technologie was once a loudspeaker maker? That was in 1987, precisely 30 years ago. This is why they decided to develop Ea, as a “celebration of their origins”. They got in touch to tell us more about their new, Kalista brand, speakers which were first introduced to the public at the High End Munich show in May 2017 More »

Estelon are calling their new Estelon Extreme Legacy Edition loudspeakers “the world’s most technologically advanced speakers” and they were unveiled at the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club’s prestigious annual rally in June. 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 »

TAGA Harmony has announced a new generation of its base stereo/mono in-ceiling speaker in the TCW series. Along with refinements the model name has been changed to TCW-300R SM to keep up with the latest TAGA Harmony’s model-coding system. More »

Bryston has announced the introduction of the new BP-173 (Cubed Series) preamplifier, utilising patented technology that debuted on the Cubed Series amplifiers. The BP-173 also features a new expanded input/output configuration for enhanced system flexibility. Like all analogue components from Bryston, the BP-173 is covered by a 20 year warranty. More »

In 2008, Ortofon honoured Per Windfeld with the release of the MC Windfeld cartridge. Mr Windfeld worked with Ortofon for over thirty years, during his time as Chief Engineer becoming widely recognised in the industry as a true hifi visionary. Since his retirement, Ortofon has continued to grow as a company. So nearly ten years after the original release, the decision has now been taken to update the MC Windfeld with the very latest technologies. More »

It seems that you can barely browse the internet these days without coming across another new Kickstarter audio product. Many of these get announced and then never see the light of day, so it’s nice to hear from one that has actually made it into production. More »