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 »

Oxford Audio Consultants will be having an event at Oxford University, playing a £6,300 lacquer of Sarah Vaughan, Live at Laren Jazz Festival in 1975, that only survives one play. More »

Arcam of Cambridge, UK, are at CES 2017, in the Venetian Rooms 30/210 & 30/212. They are launching three new products in their rSeries and Home Cinema range. More »

Global music and entertainment platform, TIDAL, has announced the availability of ‘Master’ quality recordings. A wide variety of content from labels and artists, including Warner Music Group’s music catalogue, is now available in Master audio across all of TIDAL’s available markets worldwide. More »

Mark Levinson has introduced their first ever turntable, the N°515,which they say is “designed for the discriminating analogue music lover”. Created in partnership with VPI Industries, the № 515 Turntable is the first turntable that they say is “worthy of the Mark Levinson name”. More »

Absolute Sounds, the UK importer and distributor of high end audio products, got in touch to let us know about what the brands they represent are showing at CES 2017, starting today and running over the weekend in Las Vegas, USA. Read on for show locations and more details from the likes of Audio Research, Krell, dCS, Dan D’Agostino, Wilson, Magico and more. More »

Increcable, who have been manufacturing audio and video components since 2002, have launched new products and will be showing at CES 2017 in the Venetian Hotel Suite 29-137, 5th – 8th January 2017.

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Kralk Audio got in touch to let us know that they will be opening their new demo room from 6th January 2017. The room is a dedicated listening room where you can come to audition the range of Kralk Audio loudspeakers at your leisure. More »

The Chester Group has announced they will be moving the dates of their 2017 New York Audio Show to the weekend of November 10th-12th 2017, and the same weekend – November 9th-11th for 2018. More »

roksponsmallQ Acoustics has announced its ‘7000i’ 5.1 Style Home Cinema Speaker package is to benefit from a subwoofer upgrade. Q Acoustics is a brand of Armour Home Electronics. More »

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roksponsmallMcIntosh has introduced the new D1100 Digital Preamplifier and MP1100 Phono Preamplifier with the aim of integrating turntables and digital devices into home audio systems. The D1100 Digital Preamplifier includes the company’s most advanced DAC to date, featuring nine digital inputs, while the MP1100 Phono Preamplifier features 24-bit digital outputs to enable recording from vinyl sources. More »

roksponsmallDan D’Agostino Master Audio Systems are on the road this December with events showcasing their latest products. More »

roksponsmallFor over 40 years, Supra have been a hifi and AV cable manufacturer, designing their own products and making them in Sweden. To help celebrate this anniversary, Supra are launching a limited edition version of the award winning LoRad 2.5 shielded mains cable: The LoRad 2.5 SPC. More »

roksponsmallWell November was a very busy month. Hifi Pig went to Poland for the first time to attend the amazing Warsaw Audio Video Show 2016 , we launched our new look Music section and we brought you all the latest Hifi news and Hifi reviews…check out what we covered below, just in case you missed anything!

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roksponsmallSeptember has been another busy month with lots happening in Hifi, just in case you missed anything here’s the Hifi Pig monthly round up. We announced the winners of our first Wheelchair fundraiser and don’t forget we are running our second fund raiser to get a ‘Wheelchair for Ricky’, you still have time to donate and enter to win a Special Edition VPI Player Turntable.
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August has been busy for us Piglets, not only did we launch our Wheelchair For Ricky fund-raising campaign and raffle (which you can still donate to to win great prizes), we went to a prog rock festival and there’s been plenty of hifi news. In case you missed anything, here’s a round up of what happened in August. From the opening of a new Hifi bar/restaurant in London, to new products from many brands including Quad, Chord, Martin Logan, Dali and Clearaudio, to what’s happening at hifi events like Canjam Europe and Indulgence, you get all the latest hifi news first on Hifi Pig!

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International Audio Group (IAG) Appointments Darrell Huggins Group CEO

Double Tap Audio Bite The Bullet

Arcam rHead Class-A Headphone Amplifier

aqua acoustics Optologic Formula DAC

Spiritland, High End Hifi Bar/Restaurant, Opening Soon

DALI Launch DALI Connect Loudspeaker Cable

QUAD VA-ONE Valve Amp Announced

Bespoke Audio Event At KJ West One

Custom Cable Becomes Audio Sanctuary

Furutech’s New SK-Filter Now Available

Taga Harmony Introduce Azure B-40 v.2 Loudspeaker

Gang of Four Announce Live Album

Fine Sounds Has Become McIntosh Group

Mola-Mola Comes To UK

New Entry Point Turntable For Clearaudio’s Innovation Range

Legendary Engineer Chris Kimsey At The Indulgence Show

The Indulgence Show Latest

Brian May Donates Prize For ‘Wheelchair For Ricky’ Fundraiser

Bryston Announce BDP-π Digital Music Player

Dali Announce Katch Bluetooth Speaker

CanJam Europe 2016, 24th and 25th September

Pro-Ject Win EISA For Classic Turntable

Eclipse TD-M1 At Richer Sounds

New AV Kit From Onkyo

New AV Receivers From Pioneer

PIEGA Loudspeakers Come To UK

New Network Players and Compact Systems From Onkyo Announced

A Host Of New Speakers From Martin Logan

New Active Diamonds From Wharfedale

Chord announce SPM 1050 Mk II Amplifier

Pioneer Announce New Systems

News From Trinnov

PMC Appoints David Frost

World’s Most Expensive Earphones Arrive In UK

Newly Enhanced Transfiguration Proteus Phono Cartridge Arrives In UK

New Moving Magnets From Gold Note

 

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A very smart cuboid package has just arrived at Hifi Pig Towers, looking forward to having a play with this, especially as it promises everything the Mu-So has and more bass….pass the Hardfloor, I feel a sub bass test coming on!

While you are waiting for the review, have a look at what John Scott thought of the original Naim Mu-So, earlier this year. More »

There has been a lot going on in the hifi universe, just in case you missed anything, here’s a round up of what went on in July:

Timestep EVOke tonearm 1

Burson Announce Noir Edition Conductor V2+ Headphone Amplifier/DAC/Preamplifier

MQA Announce Mike Jbara as CEO

Schiit Audio Have Introduced Modi Multibit DAC

Avid Hifi Announce Reference Four Loudspeaker

Artnovion Acoustic Panels

Goldmund Launches A Support Centre In Taiwan And Restructures Its Distribution In China

Iota QT Ultra-SP Turntable & Satori Tonearm

MUTEC Announce Firmware Update For MC-3+ Smart Clock USB

Meze 11 Neo Available For Pre-order

Mark-Levinson № 526 Dual- Monaural Preamplifier At Karma-AV

PMC Appoints Franco Lock

Nelson Pass’ First Watt Introduces New F7 Power Amplifier

Harmony Interconnect By Black Rhodium

New Flagship IEMs From Noble Audio

Clones Audio Announce Server

Analogue vs Digital Shoot Out

Electromod Introduces Next-Generation of MrSpeakers ETHER Flow Headphones

Absolute Sounds To Distribute dCS Audio Equipment In UK

UNAMAS Encode In MQA

Cambridge Audio Offer Free Google Chromecast

Burson Announce New DAC, Headamp, Preamp

Timestep Modified Technics 1200 GAE

Special Edition Stenheims At Montreux Jazz Festival

New Hifi Shop Opens In Liverpool

Chord Announce Shawline With Tuned ARAY Tech

Dates For North West Audio Show 2017 Confirmed

Ride To Rio

North West Audio Show 2016 Highlights – Ian Ringstead

Bryston Now Roon Ready

Autonomic Unveils New Features For Mirage OS Firmware

Essential Install Live! South 6th And 7th July 2016

iota audio design Revamp Phono Stages

Black Rhodium Release Rumba And Salsa Loudspeaker Cables

Audiolab’s M-ONE Announced

Roon Server Now On QNAP And Synology

 

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So then, the basic minimum criteria for a mains cable’s performance is that it must get the old juice from the wall socket to the input of my hi-fi component without spilling any of it on the carpet.

Hifi Pig does not advocate anyone making ANY unauthorized or unsafe changes to their mains supply or equipment in ANY way! Always consult a professional and qualified electrician. 

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