The Pro series iESL is an energiser for electrostatic headphones (and a transformer-coupled stage for flagship dynamic headphones too). More »

 

STREAM is a new audio mains power cable designed to achieve high sound quality by using the latest Black Rhodium high end cable technology. More »

Octave have launched their very first single-ended amplifier. The V16 Single-Ended has a range of high-end elements as well as an integrated headphone amp. More »

SparkoS Labs have been manufacturing discrete op amp and discrete voltage regulator products for high end audio use for around 4 years. Now they’ve decided to start making high end audio equipment themselves using those discrete devices. More »

Blue Horizon has launched a Professional Rack System (PRS), this unique modular rack system uses an uncompromising selection of materials; multi-grain-direction and a bespoke triple layer bamboo laminate, with grain running in opposing directions, with the central lamination running vertically this creates a chaotic structure that stops standing waves within the shelf and controls resonance granting any audio equipment the best platform for performance. More »

Spendor has applied key elements of the technology and materials developed for their multi award winning D7 and A6R loudspeakers to create three all-new Spendor A-Line loudspeakers. More »

iota-audio-design will be showing a series of new products for the first time alongside some existing items at this years North West Audio Show. More »

The AudioWorks will be exhibiting at the North West Audio Show, showcasing a system never before seen in the UK. More »

Norfolk based audio equipment manufacturer Ovation High Fidelity will showcase their high performance audio power amplifiers and preamplifier at the North West Audio Show 2017. More »

Acoustic Energy have announced the launch of their new Aego BT2 Bluetooth loudspeaker, the third launch under its new British ownership and in time for their 30th Anniversary year. More »

Gryphon Audio Designs are returning to North America with On A Higher Note, LLC as its exclusive distributor after a ten year sabbatical. More »

Audeze adds Black/Steel edition to its iSINE in-ear series. More »

Straight outta Poland : the Entropy Quantum tube amp from Amare Musica.

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Now available worldwide: Groundbreaking C SEED 125 – the “Ultimate” Outdoor Sound Solution.
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It’s that time again, when we announce the winner of our High End Munich “Hifi Pig Loves You” Award. There has been a real mix of winners over the years and different hifi shows that we attend. From high end manufacturers to local hifi dealers and even a music enthusiast for his talks at the Cranage show. Last year’s High End Munich prize went to British brand Avid Hifi. It is not just for the best sound at the show, though of course that is a part of it. We also take into account how the people running the room treat their audience, the effort that they have taken putting the system and the room together and the kind of music that they play. Hifi Pig loves rooms with a sense of fun, that look like are enjoying themselves and are not scared to play something a little out of the ordinary for a hifi show. Generally it’s a tricky one to judge, especially at the High End where the standard is incredibly high and we often feel torn between several rooms.

Read the full report here!

Chris Sommovigo is an American relocated to Japan where he makes finished audio cables and the wires inside them by hand. Here Dominic Marsh takes a listen to his Ghostwire Silverheart speaker cables costing $239.95 for 1.5m pair and $349.95 for 2.5m pair. More »

Munich High End Show 2017 Report Part Eight including: GIK, Sugden, Innuos, Line Magnetic, Roksan, Orpheus Lab, Marten, Townshend, Bryston, Kostas Metaxas, Hegel, Quadraspire, Kharma, ReQuest Audio, Absolare, Torus Power, Atomh, Atoll, Vincent, Vienna Acoustics, AVM, Gauder Akustik, O2A Cables, Stenheim, Wadax, Fono Acustica, VTL, Soulutions, De Baer,  Rockport Technologies, Critical Mass Systems, Vandersteen, Harmonic Resolution Systems,  Brinkman, Bergman Galder, Thrax Audio, North Star, Kubala Sosna, Meitner, Emme Labs, Lanche Audio, CRTech, Vivid, Trinnov, Kronos, Goebel High End, Audio Exklusiv, FINKTEAM, Octave, esoteric, Bowers and Wilkins, Moon by SimAudio, Quadraspire, Wilson, Audiodata, Falkenohr, Soulution, Q Acoustics, Anthem, Paradigm, Audium, Furutech, fischer and Fischer, AVM, MudRa Akustik, Avantgarde Acoustic, AVID Hifi, T + A, Dali, Amphion, BMC, Live Act Audio, Dan D’Agostino, Sounus Faber, Audio Research, Meridian, Cabasse, Chord Electronics. 

Read the full report with loads of pictures here!

A month or so ago we published a review of the RDacoustic Evolution speaker, a back loaded, single driver horn loudspeaker. Here we have the latest model from the Czech company in the form of the €8790 Euphoria. More »

A while back we brought you the news about the new TANNOY Legacy Series of loudspeakers, Arden, Cheviot and Eaton. We now have further information on availability and pricing. More »

Optoma, an international projector and audio brand, has expanded its range of Hi-Res certified in-ear headphones with the NuForce HEM Dynamic. The new model is available now in two colours (charcoal black or crystal white) and features a dynamic micro driver that produces “deep and explosive bass with balanced crystal clear highs”. More »

We ran the story about the Wilson Audio Alexia Series 2 last month, but they have now released, technical specs, images and pricing, read on for more details. More »