At the Audio Video Show in Warsaw (17-19 November) the collective, Polish Audio Cluster (Polski Klaster Audio) will be exhibiting in the Radisson Blu Sobieski Hotel in rooms 314 and 316. More »

We are just about to set off to Warsaw to bring you coverage of Poland’s, and one of Europe’s, biggest and most exciting Hifi Shows. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip there last year and were treated to a magnificent array of Hifi, some of which we had never heard or seen before.  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 »

Dominic Marsh takes a listen to two somewhat unusually designed loudspeakers from UK manufacturer RMB. The larger floorstanding 22/3 model costs £1850 a pair and the smaller 12/3 standmount costing £1200.  More »

Linette and Stuart take planes, trains, trams, buses and automobiles to get to the Swiss High-End Show that took place last weekend in Zurich. More »

TEAC Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love than with their new, tie-dye TEAC TN-420 turntable. More »

October was a very busy month for us Hifi Pigs, there was an awful lot of news and we also brought you coverage of The Indulgence Show and Chord’s Poly launch, plus a visit to hear the Living Voice system at Spiritland. There was also the sad news of the death of Gérard Chrétien of French manufacturer, Focal. More »

KEF has just debuted its new Kube range of subwoofers, KEF’s design and engineering team coordinated closely to develop an advanced Digital Signal Processing algorithm (DSP) known as iBX. This Intelligent Bass Extension algorithm extends depth to maximise the capabilities of the custom designed driver, delivering, say KEF “unparalleled precision and ultimate synchronicity between amplifier, driver and sealed cabinet”. More »

The first hybrid integrated amplifier from McIntosh has been announced, the the MA252 Integrated Amplifier. More »

Whilst in London for the Launch of the brand new Chord Poly we thought we’d take the opportunity to visit a place that has been on our must see list ever since Kevin and Lynn from Living Voice told us about it, and their involvement with it.

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Autumn may well be the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, but it is also the season of Hifi Shows, with several each weekend at the moment, worldwide. More »

Ian Ringstead tries out the £3200 Ophidian Audio Prophet P2 Loudspeakers.  More »

The Onset is a network music streamer that, say the designers, ‘sets new standards in digital audio playback’. Specifically designed to act as a bridge between your network and DAC, the Onset is the result of three years of intensive research, design and development by new British company Stack Audio. More »

Initial production runs of Furutech’s new NCF Booster sold out to industry insiders before even making it as far as audio retailers’ shelves. The company has since increased production and now the NCF Booster is ready for international release. More »

Pro-Ject Audio Systems, manufacturers of hifi turntables, launched their first Record Cleaning Machine (RCM) in 2016. The VC-S received high praise for its simple design, effective cleaning ability and solid build. Now, the Austrian company are expanding on the knowledge acquired from their first RCM to release a MK II version with improved performance and features. More »

The TAGA Harmony HTA-25B uses a combination of valves and transistors to create an entry level hybrid amp. More »

So, what do Kate Middleton and a High-End music on the go (or at home for that matter) streamer/player have in common? Hifi Pig visited London’s rather swanky Goring Hotel in Belgravia to find out at the launch of Chord Poly.  More »

The Supreme-Analog Tangenta Referenca tonearm from Serbia, will be making it’s debut in the USA early next month. More »

Since its introduction in late 2016, the Essential III from Pro-Ject Audio Systems has been a staple in the affordable turntable market. Combining cosmetics with performance, the range expanded earlier in 2017 to include MDF (Essential III) and Acrylic (Essential III A) platter options, Pro-Ject Audio Systems are now expanding the range further. More »

The £4100 Lector 707 CD Player, here with the top level power supply, the PSU-7T, is made in Italy, has a valve output stage and a top loading transport. Dominic Marsh and Lionel Payne. put it through its paces.   More »

Certain to be of big interest in the DIY Audio community, Burning Amp Festival 2017 is coming to the Fort Mason Centre in San Francisco on Sunday, November 12th from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 PM. This year  BAF’s hours have been extended due to the increased interest and popularity of DIY audio amongst music-loving enthusiasts and audiophiles of all ages. More »

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