NAD Electronics has announced the new C 338 HybridDigital™ Integrated Amplifier (£599.00 SRP) is now shipping. The first hifi amplifier to feature Chromecast built-in for music streaming, the C 338 is a Class D amplifier designed in NAD’s Classic Series tradition. More »

Atlas Cables has announced the launch of the 6-way EOS Modular 4.0 power distribution unit. The EOS Modular 4.0’s power output sockets can be individually specified by the customer to be filtered or unfiltered according to users’ needs. More »

Black Rhodium used the 2017 Stylus show in Manchester to launch the two new high end Tone Arm cables. These join the Stylus and Stylus VS-2 Tone Arm cables to enable Black Rhodium to offer a choice of Tone Arm DIN terminated cables to high end turntable users. More »

SACD is currently experiencing what can only be termed as a renaissance all over the world. As the revival of Vinyl has shown, there is an undeniable charm in owning a tangible data medium with audiophiles particularly still wishing to play music from CD and SACD. For that reason, T+A has developed the MP 3100 HV multi-media player, featuring a new disc mechanism incorporating the latest decoder technology. More »

Midland Audio Exchange will be hosting an open day with Scott Berry and Isabel Whitley of Computer Audio Design. More »

Atlas Cables, the engineering-led cable manufacturer of Kilmarnock, Scotland, has introduced the latest addition to its HDMI cable range, the Hyper 4K Wideband HDMI. Building upon its 1st generation Atlas Equator (active) and Element (passive) High speed with Ethernet HDMI, Atlas has introduced this new model that delivers the full bandwidth requirements of the latest HDMI specification for Ultra UHD with a bandwidth of 18Gbps over extended lengths up to 15m. More »

Audeara, which the makers claim are the world’s first ‘full fidelity headphones’ with an in built hearing test to protect users ears, is currently a live project on Kickstarter. The project reached its funding target within the first 15 hours and has now more than doubled its original target. More »

The Tivoli ‘Model One Digital’ table-top radio refreshes the classic design of Tivoli’s original Model One with music streaming and multi-room capability. More »

Audio Physic have released their first new loudspeaker of 2017. The Avantera III are an upgrade to the Avantera plus+ loudspeakers. More »

The Chord Company will be demonstrating the benefits of its recently launched ShawCan headphone upgrade cables to the public at the headroom show, Metropolis Studios, London, 24th-25th March. More »

Rupert Neve is a name that will trip of the tongue of anyone who has been interested in or worked in recording studios; put simply he is a giant/demi-god in the industry. Neve has now put his name to a £469 headphone amplifier and who better to put it through its paces than Janine Elliot. More »

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This year, loudspeaker manufacturer Volya GmbH in association with High End Society Service GmbH is launching a Charity Auction. The prize is a pair of the new model of Volya GmbH loudspeakers, NoLimits. More »

Luxman have announced the CL-38uSE and MQ-88uSE Special-edition valve preamplifier and power amplifier, with production limited to just 100 pieces of each. More »

A recording by Astor Piazzolla “the single most important figure in the history of tango” will be the first MQA recording to be released on compact disc in Japan. The album is “A. Piazzolla by Strings and Oboe”, recorded by the UNAMAS Piazzolla Septet and mastered by respected producer and mastering engineer Mick Sawaguchi. More »

TAGA Harmony have unveiled Diamond B-60, the brand’s flagship bookshelf model. More »

Vista Audio has introduced an extension of their Phono-1 phono preamplifier. Phono-2 ($399) has no capacitors in the signal path and RIAA compensation is executed with high precision film capacitors and low noise resistors. More »

The 2017 ‘Tokyo International Audio Show’ (TIAS for short), which is now in it’s 35th year, will be held at the ‘Tokyo International Forum’, located in Yurakucho, Tokyo. It is organised by the International Audio Society of Japan. More »

Audirvana Plus, the desktop music player for macOS, has released the latest version of its software which now integrates MQA audio technology.  The MQA Core decoder, contained within the new Audirvana Plus 3 player, enables the first origami ‘unfold’ and also authenticates the file using a blue or green light to confirm that the sound is identical to that of the source material. More »

London based ‘boutique’ hifi dealer Sonata, is showcasing the high-end Goldmund Telos ‘Reference’ DAC/Headphone Amp at the Headroom Show on the 24th and 25th March 2017. More »

T3TRA by Alienology Audio – Audio Designer Speakers – are 3D printed & digitally made for Bookshelf, Satellite and Desk-Top use. More »

High End Munich 2017 is presenting itself under a new theme…

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Rupert Neve is a name that will trip of the tongue of anyone who has been interested in or worked in recording studios; put simply he is a giant/demi-god in the industry. Neve has now put his name to a £469 headphone amplifier and who better to put it through its paces than Janine Elliot. More »

High End Munich 2017 is presenting itself under a new theme: “Let The Music Play”. The team from High End Society, who run the annual High End Munich Hifi show got in touch to tell us about their new theme for 2017. More »

Audio Hungary got in touch to tell us more about their Qualiton brand, their products, philosophy and their history. Audio Hungary Ltd., owners of the Qualiton brand, started off in 2012. This essentially came about when they purchased Univox Ltd, a manufacturer of industrial PA equipment. Without wanting to make this a lesson in economic history: the company started back in the 1940’s operating under the names of “Audio” “EAG “and BEAG until the 1990’s. That was when Univox was created from a manufacturing unit of BEAG (Budapest Electro-Acoustics Factory). BEAG used to be one of the largest players in the industry in the Eastern bloc, having also supplied the entire PA system for the Moscow Olympics back in 1980”. More »

Join KJ West One on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th March for the first UK performance of the latest range of loudspeakers from Italian manufacturer Sonus Faber. More »

Trafomatic Audio of Serbia sent us over pictures of their new Evolution amplifier series. More »

As we featured in our Bristol Sound and Vision coverage, Melco have updated their original N1 series with their new MkII range which reflects both technical improvements and feedback from owners, with the aim to further improve sound quality and also to add ‘innovative new functionality previously not possible with this type of Audiophile Source Component’. More »

British cable manufacturer Tellurium Q got in touch to let us know why they have upgraded their Black speaker cable to the new Black II. More »

Linn are calling their new Klimax 350 ‘The ultimate intelligent loudspeaker’. They go on to explain further: “Taking a digital signal as their input, the Klimax 350 ensures zero transmission loss from the source. Then our Katalyst DAC Architecture retrieves the maximum amount of musical information from this digital signal”. More »

Danish manufacturers Densen have launched their brand-new Cast Amp Streamer, the first in their brand-new Dino range of products. More »

Furutech’s range of connectors has always featured new construction techniques. From their ‘alpha’-treated metal parts (a Furutech-developed process involving cryogenic freezing and ring demagnetisation) to their patented Floating Field Damper system, Furutech say that “all technologies are painstakingly developed to perceptibly improve the performance of audio and AV systems”. More »

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Audeze have teamed up with Relativity Education, Ableton and SubPac and have announced the next edition of their Electronic Music Sessions educational program. More »

IsoTek’s Mosaic series offers a trio of compact power cleaning solutions in a slim width format. The series balances power conditioning, voltage stabilisation and mains sine wave generation in a selection of components that you can mix and match to suit your hifi or audio-visual system. More »

Ifi say that “The nano iOne is the versatile, audio solution for the modern home, it allows the use of many different digital audio devices and input options in one complete unit”. More »

Chord Electronics’ flagship Reference range and its full-size Chord range is to benefit from a new solid black machine-polished acrylic side panel option. More »

The Ortofon Reference Interconnect cables series is designed and manufactured by Ortofon Japan. They let us know more about the new cables and said that: “Each of the new Reference series cables has its individual sonic expression”. More »

McIntosh has announced that their MX122 A/V Processor has received Control4’s Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP) Certification. More »

Hifi Pig is working hard to bring you a multitude of comprehensive reports covering Bristol Sound and Vision 2017. We have a dedicated section here  where you can check out our show coverage.  We are very pleased to announce that our Bristol Show coverage is this year sponsored by the iconic British loudspeaker brand, Harbeth, who are celebrating their 40th anniversary throughout 2017.

In case you are not familiar with the name Unison Research, it is an Italian company in business for some 20 years or so at Treviso, a municipality just to the north of Venice, with a well earned reputation for producing some excellent hifi components. Dominic Marsh has a play with their Triode 25 valve amplifier. More »

Find out what KR Audio are exhibiting at High End Munich 2017…

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Eunice Kron of KR Audio dropped us a line to tell us what she would be bringing to this year’s High End Munich show.

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Cary Audio has announced that the AiOS All-in-One-System, which we brought you the news about last year, is now MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) certified. This will be the second Cary Audio product to be MQA certified. More »

High End hifi shop, KJ West One are teaming up with Vertere to bring you the first of their new Vinyl showcase evenings entitled ‘Strictly Vinyl’. More »