You may remember that back in 2016 we started a fundraiser to help to buy a new wheelchair for young audiophile and Hifi Pig reader, Ricky Sterling. The crowdfunding raffle was supported amazingly by both the Hifi industry who donated many prizes, and you, our wonderful readers.  The made-to-measure wheelchair was delivered to Ricky in the USA….but many asked, why no follow up story, well until now that is…read on! More »

The Clarity Alliance, the UK hifi industry’s trade body, held its AGM and Conference at which it announced the appointments to its board of directors and the audience enjoyed informative presentations from a number of guest speakers. It was held once again in Dolby’s European HQ in London. More »

Danish companies Dantax A/S and Gamut Audio have confirmed that Gamut is now part of the Dantax group of companies, joining fellow Danish high-end audio brands Raidho and Scansonic. More »

Linn has announced a major £1.1m investment for its factory located just outside Glasgow. Founded by Ivor Tiefenbrun in 1973, Linn remains an independent business and each and every product they make is built, tested and packaged in-house by one person who proudly signs their name on it. More »

Finkteam have announced that David Jefferys will be joining them. David brings many years of experience in the Hifi business and the in-depth knowledge of distributors and retailers in Europe that Finkteam need to find suitable partners to bring the WM-4 and future products to market. You may not have heard of Finkteam themselves, but you will probably have listened to a speaker they have been involved with. More »

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 »

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