Hifi Pig had a very busy month in November, what with trips to Zurich and Warsaw for Hifi Shows.  There was also lots of news and of course reviews.  have a look and catch up with anything that you missed! More »

Bristol will shortly see the opening of its first audiophile bar and kitchen. The brains behind it are; Dan Wild, who has run Bristol institutional club event Just Jack for 12 years (predominantly at Motion), his wife Rhiannon and their head chef Michiel Pel. More »

Timestep’s Dave Cawley has just signed an exclusive distribution agreement to import Glanz tonearms from their native Japan to the UK. More »

There is a growing trend of very high end manufacturers releasing ‘All in One’ systems and Gold Note, of Italy, have launched their IS-1000 Super Integrated Amplifier. More »

During the summer, we brought you the news that British loudspeaker brand, Harbeth, had launched their ‘Summer of Sound’ competition, inviting music makers aged 16-24 to submit an original piece of music in any genre for the chance to win a pair of Harbeth speakers. More »

The OPPO UDP-205 is a universal disc player specifically designed for audio performance, providing reference level sound quality for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and many other digital audio and video formats. The latest firmware update to the UDP-205 adds MQA decoding to the UDP-205’s digital audio file playback. When a user navigates through music files using the UDP-205’s “Music” app, the player will be able to identify and decode files encoded with MQA. More »

Last night we received the following message from John Giolas of Wilson Audio: We at Wilson Audio are saddened to inform you that Dave Wilson recently discovered that he has a rare form of bone cancer.  He had been seeking the source of some discomfort he’d been experiencing for some period of time.  He and Sheryl Lee are working with the best physicians and medical professionals to determine his treatment options so they can identify the best course of action for Dave”. More »

Get the dates in your diary for The Indulgence Show 2018. More »

Triple M Audio got in touch to tell us about their special Cyber Monday deal on their icOn Preamp. More »

QED has announced that its new XT25 loudspeaker cable would be available from QED stockists in the UK by the end of the November. Retailers around the world should receive stock in December. More »

Pro-Ject Audio Systems, manufacturers hifi turntables and electronics, have announced a new Artist Series special edition turntable collaboration with one of the world’s longest-running bands. More »

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

+AUDIO the American maker of sound systems has launched in the UK. The American brand has partnered with Henley Audio (formerly Henley Designs) the UK distributor based in Oxfordshire. More »

The Clones Audio PSUDP205 is an ultra low-noise full discrete power supply kit for the OPPO UDP205 series player. It features a fine tuned setup and layout from the PSUPD to bring improvements to the OPPO UDP205. More »

New affordable phono stages with digital output options join the Pro-Ject range. The E-Line of affordable accessory electronics from Box Design by Pro-Ject Audio Systems was introduced to combine Pro-Ject’s knowledge of stereo hifi systems with price points that could appeal to audio enthusiasts on a budget. More »

Ortofon will be celebrating their 100th anniversary in 2018. To celebrate they will be releasing new products, including, late this December the new SPU Wood A cartridge. More »

French manufacturer Elipson has  announced the Prestige Facet range of loudspeakers. More »

Meters Music has introduced their new M-Ears Bluetooth headphones, a compact pair of wireless in-ear headphones designed in collaboration with Adam Clayton. More »

Shinola has announced The Canfield Headphone Collection. Designed and developed in Detroit and based in the belief that how it’s made matters, that how things look, feel and sound, matters. The Canfield adds to a range of Shinola Audio goods (Runwell Turntable, Bookshelf Speakers). More »

Arendal Sound got in touch to let us know about their new range, they said: “Early 2016, we introduced the very first speaker series from Arendal Sound called 1723 Series. Since day one, we have sold thousands of Arendal Sound speakers and the feedback is overwhelming from customers and reviewers. It’s been an exciting year for us. Even from the short time of being in this industry we have already garnered a great set of product awards, which have been a guideline to many customers. To give the last touch of credibility and purchase security, we offer 60 Days Buy &´Try, free shipping and up to 10 years warranty”. More »

Akiko Audio specialises in lowering the noise floor in the rendering chain. A higher noise floor comes from contaminated electricity and high frequency radiation. Seeing as the noise mixes in with the music signal, it should be dealt with immediately. This, according to Sander van Berlo, is an important cause of listening fatigue. More »

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