Black Rhodium used the 2017 Stylus show in Manchester to launch the two new high end Tone Arm cables. These join the Stylus and Stylus VS-2 Tone Arm cables to enable Black Rhodium to offer a choice of Tone Arm DIN terminated cables to high end turntable users. More »

SACD is currently experiencing what can only be termed as a renaissance all over the world. As the revival of Vinyl has shown, there is an undeniable charm in owning a tangible data medium with audiophiles particularly still wishing to play music from CD and SACD. For that reason, T+A has developed the MP 3100 HV multi-media player, featuring a new disc mechanism incorporating the latest decoder technology. More »

This year, loudspeaker manufacturer Volya GmbH in association with High End Society Service GmbH is launching a Charity Auction. The prize is a pair of the new model of Volya GmbH loudspeakers, NoLimits. More »

The 2017 ‘Tokyo International Audio Show’ (TIAS for short), which is now in it’s 35th year, will be held at the ‘Tokyo International Forum’, located in Yurakucho, Tokyo. It is organised by the International Audio Society of Japan. More »

Jay Garrett gets a first listen to the brand new Homage Tradition speaker range from Sonus Faber which were showcased at their UK launch held at Marylebone’s high-end Hifi store, KJ West One in collaboration with specialist distributor Absolute Sounds. More »

High End Munich 2017 is presenting itself under a new theme…

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High End Munich 2017 is presenting itself under a new theme: “Let The Music Play”. The team from High End Society, who run the annual High End Munich Hifi show got in touch to tell us about their new theme for 2017. More »

Jay Garrett visits high end hifi emporium, KJ West One in London, to experience a night of ‘Strictly Vinyl’ with Vertere. More »

McIntosh has announced that their MX122 A/V Processor has received Control4’s Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP) Certification. More »

Find out what KR Audio are exhibiting at High End Munich 2017…

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Eunice Kron of KR Audio dropped us a line to tell us what she would be bringing to this year’s High End Munich show.

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High End hifi shop, KJ West One are teaming up with Vertere to bring you the first of their new Vinyl showcase evenings entitled ‘Strictly Vinyl’. More »

At the end of 2009, B.M.C. Audio presented the MCCI Phono preamplifier, with a new concept for proceeding MC-cartridge’s signals. More »

TANNOY got in touch to let us know how they feel about their new Legacy range of loudspeakers, and treated us to a private listen in Bristol. “It is moving to hear how our TANNOY speakers have become intertwined with life journeys over our 90-year history. We’re so grateful to be a part of so many stories – and for those of you who reach out to let us know”. More »

TARA Labs Design Team (TLDT) has worked over a year to come up with their new cable series, The Muse, which they say is “specifically designed for audiophiles who crave “musicality” in their audio system’s sound performance”. More »

NIME Audiodesign of Italy, who’s very distinctive looking steel and aluminium loudspeakers, the Elite One, we saw at High End Munich a few years ago, have launched some new models. More »

APURNA is a new brand of audio amplifier from France, but above all is a brand telling the story of one couple’s “passion for the purest technology and elegance”. After years of work and thought, Catherine and Franck Borne today are proud to launch their analogue amplifier that, they say “delivers not only on performance, but every bit as much on refinement and design”. More »

PMC is using Sound & Vision, The Bristol Show, to launch the AVM high-end electronics brand, which it is adding to its distribution portfolio, making this high-end brand available to UK audiophiles. More »

Wilson Audio have released more details of their new flagship loudspeaker, the WAMM Master Chronosonic, which costs well over $600,000. More »

Stuart and Linette take a listen to the unique Volya Bouquet loudspeakers costing €120 000 More »

Bowers & Wilkins say that they are “unleashing a new level of cinematic prowess on visitors to ISE 2017 in Amsterdam. The breathtaking Diamond Cinema experience, a culmination of unrivalled technical excellence, design and performance, features 15 new CI800 Series Diamond high-performance custom installation loudspeakers complemented by two new high-power DB1D subwoofers delivering the ultimate 3D Cinema sound experience”. More »

After a four-year development period, Ballfinger has introduced the first newly developed analogue tape recorder for around 25 years, the Tonbandmaschine M 063 was revealed at the Norddeutschen Hifi-Tage, in Hamburg last weekend. They also unveiled their new Schallplattenspieler PS 2 Directl-drive Turntable with active radial arm and moving coil system. More »

McIntosh Group has announced that Filippo Fanton has been named the new CEO of Sonus faber effective immediately. Fanton has served as the CFO of Sonus faber for the last eight years and will continue to hold that position as well until further notice. More »

Sonus faber say they ‘wish to evoke Italian design and creativity at their best by restyling the Homage collection, the company’s most iconic line. It has been completely revamped in keeping with its rich past and precious legacy. Welcome Homage Tradition!

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RDacoustic of the Czech Republic got in touch to tell us about their new loudspeakers, the Euphoria. More »

TANNOY contacted to tell us that they are “delighted to announce that we will be launching a new Gold Reference GRF range to be ready for delivery in February 2017. This decision was made to meet unprecedented demand from dealers and customers to continue the GRF-90  which sold out in record time”. More »

Karma-AV is has announced the availability of the Mark Levinson № 519 Audio Player. They say, “The № 519 has the ability to play virtually any digital audio format and provides a full complement of wired and wireless digital audio inputs from USB asynchronous streaming and mass storage, Gigabit Ethernet, Balanced, Optical, Coaxial, Wi-Fi, aptX® Bluetooth, and an integrated slot-loading CD player. In addition, the № 519 includes high-performance headphone connectivity and integrated digital volume control allowing it to serve as a fully integrated digital music source”. More »

Spanish brand, Kroma Audio, has introduced a new finish available for its two models of speakers. This finish is entirely handmade by a Master Gilder, specialised in restoring the Easter procession floats, with authentic 24k gold leaf. Kroma say “This turns our speakers into true works of art with a unique aesthetic that accompanies the inimitable sound of Kroma Audio”. More »

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 »

Yvette, the latest floorstander from high end loudspeaker manufacturer, Wilson Audio of the USA, combines technologies derived from Wilson’s top-end models in, say Wilson, “a more compact and affordable form”. 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 »

Nordost say that with the introduction of each new product, they continue “to push the “sonic boundaries” in every corner of the market”. However, there comes a point where simply increasing gauge size or changing materials will no longer lead to the level of improvements that Nordost deems worthy of a “step up” in range. In digital cabling, the Tyr 2 USB was their benchmark. In order to improve upon this cable and meet Nordost’s standard for its Reference Valhalla 2 range, a total redesign was in order. More »

Constellation Audio has announced the introduction of the new Revelation Series of components, and their new Centaur II 500 Stereo Amplifier, at CES 2017. CEO Dr. Murali Murugasu challenged his team of designers and engineers to develop a new series of Constellation Audio components that “could deliver the essence of the Performance Series”. More »

Zanden Audio has announced the launch of their new model 3000mk2 preamplifier at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. More »

roksponsmallYG Acoustics will debut their “super speaker” Sonja XV and their new Rack at CES 2017, next month in Las Vegas. The YG Acoustics suite is on the 35th floor of the Venetian (Suite 35-207). More »

roksponsmallMagico have announced the new S3 Mk II, floor standing, three-way (four driver)  loudspeaker. The S3 Mk II nestles in between the S1 Mk II and S5 Mk II and features all of the design elements of the S-Series Mk II models, including a new 9-inch bass driver born from the design and engineering theories applied to the limited-edition, 10th Anniversary M-Project. More »

roksponsmallAudio Consulting is launching a new three way dipole system with, they say, “unique features”, the Rubanoide Dvaijnoy with Rubabass 2 and Super Tweeter  System. More »

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 »

roksponsmallBranko Glisovic’s career began in 1967 when he started his apprenticeship as a technical business manager. After various positions in retailing before becoming the co-owner of a hifi studio in Cologne, he switched to the audio industry, becoming sales manager of the “Pirol Audio Systeme” company (Rogers, Arcam, Chartwell, Sonus Faber, Systemdek, Richard Allen). More »

roksponsmallAfter 16 years, Swiss loudspeaker manufacturer, PIEGA has presented the second generation of their Coax loudspeaker. The second generation of the Coax series comes with the compact bookshelf loudspeaker Coax 311 and the two slightly over one metre high floor-standing speakers Coax 511 and Coax 711. More »

roksponsmallLamm Industries got in touch to tell us about the two extremely high end systems they are exhibiting at CES 2017. They are presenting two distinct systems, each unique in its own right, at the Venetian Towers, suites 35-305, with a system worth nearly half a million US dollars, and 35-307 with a system worth over one million US dollars. More »

roksponsmallAudio Research has introduced the latest component to the Foundation Series, the VT80 Power Amplifier. From the same engineering and design team responsible for the Reference Series, the Foundation family of vacuum tube components has been created, say Audio Research “to provide incredible musical experiences. Spatial definition, dynamics and detail abound while providing the most natural musical experience”.  More »

roksponsmallKarma-AV has added two new JBL studio monitors to its high-end JBL Synthesis range. Created to bring professional-grade JBL performance to home audio, the JBL 4367 and 4429 studio monitors rekindle a classic lineage by combining new acoustic systems with the company’s iconic pro-audio design, featuring blue front baffles and exposed mid/high-frequency horns. More »