Technics has announced the launch of the Reference Class SP-10R, its most premium analogue, direct drive turntable to date, which is anticipated to hit the market in early summer 2018. The news comes as Technics unveils a prototype of the new, cutting-edge turntable with, they claim, the world’s top-level* S/N (signal-to-noise) ratio and rotational stability, for the first time at this year’s IFA Berlin. More »

629 Euros for a nicely finished three way floorstanding pair of loudspeakers seems a very attractive proposition. Dominic Marsh finds out if the Melodika BL40 Mk2 Loudspeakers from Poland can cut the mustard.  More »

 

British manufacturer of turntables, tonearms and cables, Vertere Acoustics, has recently been appointed distributor of Switzerland’s FM Acoustics. We are very much looking forward to hearing the system put together by the like-minded leaders of these brands, Vertere’s Touraj Moghaddam and FM Acoustic’s Manuel Huber, at The Indulgence Show 2017. More »

The Maestro M5 is a 7.1.4 channel 4K Ultra HD Preamp/Processor featuring Dolby Atmos®, DTX:X™ and Dirac Live® room correction sold exclusively through integration professionals More »

Overture, from Derby based Black Rhodium, is made from 99.99% pure silver wire. The silver wires are insulated in PTFE and there is a layer of air separating the wire from the inner wall of the insulation along its length. More »

The Trio speaker system from Avantgarde Acoustic is undoubtedly an iconic loudspeaker. It has been refined over the years and now the German horn manufacturer is releasing a special, limited edition of their flagship product, to celebrate their 26th anniversary. More »

There will be a dCS ‘Open Day’ at Martins Hifi in Norwich next month. More »

Hifi Pig is Media Partners with, and has a dedicated section for The Indulgence Show 2017. More »

The Indulgence Show 2017 marks the UK debut of the Silver Series (6th Generation) from Monitor Audio in D15 Libourne on the 2nd floor.  More »

British audio brand iFi has launched the iGalvanic3.0 which they claim is “the ultimate noise-busting, sound-enhancing device for USB-connected computer audio systems”. More »

Optoma, the international projector and audio brand, has expanded its range of Bluetooth® wireless in-ear headphones with the new BE2. The new model is available in two colours (jet black or frost white) and offers battery life of up to ten hours. Designed for smartphones, the BE2 allows users to stay connected on the go. More »

Audirvana Plus is a software player for the MacOS Platform that enables audiophiles to replace iTunes. The audiophile desktop music player has launched its new version, Audirvana Plus 3.1. More »

Conrad-Johnson Design has announced the release of their latest line-stage preamplifier, the ET7. The ET7 incorporates the advances in regulated power supply design debuted in their GAT Series 2 line stage while closely following the GAT audio circuit. More »

Onkyo is continuing its tradition of compact hifi with the introduction of three new package systems comprising the flagship CS-N775D Multi-room Receiver System, CS-N575D Multi-room Hi-Fi CD System, and CS-375D CD Receiver System. Onkyo say that they “blend component-grade musicality with effortless operation for people of all ages, especially those less familiar with network audio”. More »

The long awaited new, ‘affordable’ Technics SL-1200GR direct-drive turntable is now shipping to dealers in the USA. Launched at CES 2017 and originally intended for release earlier this year, the SL-1200GR is now available on both sides of the Atlantic. More »

David Robson puts some zeros and ones through this Scottish company’s £80 The Director SE digital coax cable.  More »

Earlier this month we brought you the news that VANA Ltd, the US audio distributor, had introduced the Audio Physic Step plus and Tempo plus loudspeakers to the states, now they have added the Avantera III, full range floor standing loudspeaker, to their range of Audio Physic speakers. More »

Meters Music, the British audio brand from Ashdown Engineering, has released Meters Cubed, a desktop wireless speaker system that combines a compact design with a “powerful sound performance that belies its small size”. Cubed also features Meters Music’s signature, fully-functioning VU Meter. More »

In 2015, Italian “valve specialists” Unison Research renovated their Unico range of hybrid hifi electronics with the introduction of a new flagship. Unison Research told us: “The Unico 150 integrated amplifier was born out of an extensive R&D process and utilised optimal electrical characteristics to achieve a true high-end sound performance. Now, the lessons learned in the development of the Unico 150 have resulted in the introduction of an alternative high-end offering”. More »

Nordoff Robbins are a charity who use music therapy to help vulnerable people across the UK. Get Loud is Nordoff Robbins’ national awareness day on 13 September 2017, when they use the power of music to raise awareness of their life-changing music therapy services. More »

McIntosh has launched their new MCT80 SACD/CD Transport. They want you to “Enjoy your CDs all over again!” More »