We received the following message from Paul McGowan and Bill Leebens of PS Audio: More »

PMC has announced the appointment of Ljudtema as its distributor for Sweden.

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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 »

Merging Technologies, manufacturers of Merging+NADAC, Merging+PLAYER and the forthcoming Merging+POWER has announced that Edison Production Company will take over the distribution and support activities for these products in Germany. More »

McIntosh Group, parent company of audio brands McIntosh, Audio Research and Sonus faber, has announced the appointment of Jeff Poggi to co-Chief Executive Officer and Board member. 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 »

Bryston has announced that it has promoted Gary Dayton to VP of Sales and Marketing, US effective immediately. Dayton has been immersed in the high-performance audio community for nearly two decades, having spent nine years with THIEL Audio before coming onboard as a Product Specialist with Bryston in 2013. Dayton will interface with reps, dealers and support end-users from his office in Lexington, KY. More »

Chord Electronics has expanded its international sales and business development team with the appointment of one of the audio industry’s best-known figures, Robert Wong. Robert has been appointed as Business Development Manager with immediate effect, supporting Chord Electronics’ expanded personnel team during a period of significant growth for the company. More »

Laurence Armstrong, MD of Henley Designs, sent us a message about the future trading plan for Roksan Audio in the UK market. More »

Acoustic Energy is returning to UK ownership 30 years to the month from its formation in 1987.  With three decades of British audio heritage and a large portfolio of new products ready to roll out this year, AE’s management team has launched a successful bid to buy the company from its Malaysian parent company, Formosa Prosonic Group. More »

Sound United LLC, parent company to Polk Audio, Definitive Technology, and Polk BOOM, today announced it has completed the acquisition of the D+M Group, owner of the Denon, HEOS by Denon, Marantz, and Boston Acoustics brands. More »

McIntosh Group has announced that Filippo Fanton has been named the new CEO of Sonus faber effective immediately. Fanton has served as the CFO of Sonus faber for the last eight years and will continue to hold that position as well until further notice. More »

The Clarity Alliance, the UK hifi industry’s trade body, unveiled the results of the ballot for its board of directors, announced the appointment of Tom Barron as chairman and set out the Alliance’s programme for 2017 at its annual conference. More »

Jay Z is reportedly selling a stake in his music streaming service Tidal to telecoms company, Sprint. Sprint, which is owned by Japan’s Softbank, will pay an estimated $200m (£162m) for a 33% stake in the company. More »

After leading Fine Sounds Group, renamed McIntosh Group in 2016 and the home of Sonus faber, McIntosh Audio Research and other high end brands, for almost a decade, Mauro Grange will be stepping down from his position as CEO, effective December 31, 2016, as planned at the time of the Management Buyout supported by financial sponsors LBO France and Yarpa. More »

The Chord Company released its flagship product, ChordMusic, at the prestigious KJ West One yesterday and Hifi Pig’s Linette and Stuart were invited there to take a listen.  More »

The last little rant I had on HiFi Pig concerned vinyl and my….ahem, ‘feelings’ towards it.
It did provoke a lot of comments and I was surprised by just how many people agreed with me, on the grounds of it needing so much tinkering and fettling to get everything sounding perfect. More »

As a classical violinist and physicist Damon Coffman founded Coffman Labs with one goal: creating products that reproduce the natural sound experienced during live performances. Coffman Labs builds all-analogue, vacuum tube-based products including the G1-A phono/line preamplifier and the H1-A headphone amplifier. All Coffman Labs’ products are hand-crafted in Oregon, USA using point-to-point wiring and custom parts. The G1-A is limited edition with only 500 numbered and signed pieces. More »

Hifi Pig caught up with Joe Jouhal, the founder and designer of the JoSound range of loudspeakers and Inès Adler, head of Voxativ, at the Munich High-End earlier this year. We’d been interested in Joe’s loudspeakers since we heard them at the Paris Show in September 2102 and so we thought we’d take the opportunity to ask a few questions about his designs, his philosophy on loudspeaker design, a bit about his background as well as the involvement of Voxativ. The “interview” here is a combination of transcribing the recording we made during the interview, conducted in the evening after the show, and a series of follow up calls and e mails. More »