The preamp/control unit is “the heart of any hi‐fi system”. Townshend told us: “The Allegri+ Passive Autotransformer preamp is a very small control unit with a very big heart”. More »

Loudspeaker manufacturer Avantgarde Acoustic has been awarded Gold in the German Brand Award 2017. 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 »

Electro pioneers Kraftwerk recently upgraded their PMC monitoring system to a 9.1 Dolby Atmos set-up so that they could compile 3-D Kraftwerk Concert, an audio/video documentary collection that was released at the end of May 2017. More »

We are well into the summer now but June has been a very busy month. We ended the month with a fantastic two-day North West Audio Show at the sumptuous Cranage Hall  . There was plenty of other news going on though so here’s a round up, just in case you missed anything! More »

I love the North West Audio Show at Cranage Hall which is now in its fifth year. Kris, the organiser of the show has done a brilliant job of putting together a show that about as good as it gets in my opinion, and judging by the smiling faces at the show this year, so do many others. Kris has listened to the public and as the years have gone by North West Audio show has evolved accordingly to what it is today. Hifi Pig is immensely proud to be exclusive media partner for the show. More »

SOtM have officially launched their brand-new power supply, the sPS-500. It joins their latest components, the sMS-200Ultra Mini Network Player and tX-USBUltra USB Hub and Regenerator, completing the brand’s “ultra trio”. More »

KEF has partnered with Sony Pictures for a promotion to celebrate the imminent cinematic release of the 2017 summer film, Spider-Man: Homecoming, in cinemas from July 5th. This promotion sees KEF offering film fans the chance to win a Dolby Atmos home cinema package. More »

Amare Musica Release New Mono Block Amplifiers, Octogenus Diamond.

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Theta Digital has started shipping the updated Casablanca IVa Immersive Sound Preamp/Processor. More »

Boulder Amplifiers has announced the immediate release and shipment of the 1160 Stereo Power Amplifier. The 1160 is the successor to the 1060 Stereo Power Amplifier and the first product in the new 1100 Series to debut. More »

JCAT has introduced NET Card FEMTO, which they say is the first high-end ethernet adapter for noiseless and jitterless data transfer from your PC media server. More »

Hong Kong based Brainwavz, was established in 2008 with a focus on offering “high quality products at a competitive price”. They have announced the availability of their B200 Dual Balanced Armature Earphones in the UK. More »

Devialet, partnered with Evian Musical Encounters,have been “experimenting with bold new ways to serve the musical heritage”. They are offering a new feature for Phantom owners. More »

IsoTek, producer of power conditioning solutions for hifi and home cinema systems, has launched the EVO3 Titan One from the Mosaic Series. Iso Tek say that “The Titan One is a highly compact state of the art high current low impedance power cleaner designed for high amperage equipment, such as power amplifiers, subwoofers and active loudspeakers”. More »

best300B is a new online tube store new entity dedicated to DHT and other specialised high-end products and is run by Frank Fikus.

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Earlier in 2017 Exposure Electronics launched its new ‘XM’ series of hifi components, packing a complement of high-end features into a compact and affordable design. Now, the XM3 phonostage and XM5 integrated amplifier are joined by the new XM7 preamp and XM9 mono power amp. More »

To mark the end of its 30th anniversary celebrations, Russ Andrews has introduced the Limited Edition YellOPower mains cable, available for audiophiles to purchase until 31st July 2017. More »

For a strictly limited time, Noble Audio, the in-ear monitor manufacturer from California, is offering discounts across all universal-fit and custom-fit (IEMs) in the 2017 Wizard Birthday Sale.  More »

The nano iOne from iFi is designed to be a convenient, high-quality digital audio ‘hub’ More »

Respected industry veteran to leverage depth of experience in high-performance audio bringing class-leading European products to US market. More »