Headphone show CanJam Europe on November 4th and 5th will unite major headphone brands in Berlin: German powerhouses Sennheiser, Beyerdynamic and Ultrasone compete with international manufacturers like Stax, Grado, Audeze and Hifiman. Hifi headphones meet pro-audio gear from Shure, Westone and Audio Precision. Newcomers such as German Hörluchs, 1More from Asia, Modenaudio from Italy and Dixo from Israel present themselves to visitors. Portable audio players and amplifiers from Astell&Kern, Lehmann Audio, Violectric and many other manufacturers complete the event. More »

Audionec got in touch to tell us about their latest flagship product, the DIVA XL Loudspeaker. It’s a large model with height of 2 meters and width of 45 cm. More »

Łukasz Fikus, owner of the Polish company Lampizator, known for their high end DACs, got in touch to tell us about their new creation, the Pacific DAC. More »

McIntosh has announced the MA5300 Integrated Amplifier. The MA5300 Integrated Amplifier is McIntosh’s smallest solid state integrated amplifier in terms of both power output and physical size. More »

The latest addition to Focal’s Classic Home Audio collection, the Kanta N°2 is a totally new design from the French company. By utilising many of the company’s proprietary acoustic innovations with newly-researched techniques, Focal has created a compact 3-way floor-standing speaker that combines performance with a new industrial design. More »

Transfiguration moving coil (MC) phono cartridges are hand-crafted in Japan by Immutable Music’s Seiji Yoshioka. Their design has always been guided by two firm principles: first, to extract the most musical detail from a record’s groove and second, to get out of the way. So when it’s said that a Transfiguration cartridge ‘lacks character’, it’s a compliment. Says Yoshioka, “The best audio components are those that simply don’t seem to exist – so good that they add nothing, subtract nothing.” More »

Focal, the French speaker and headphone manufacturer has today unveiled Clear, the company’s newest reference headphone. Clear is Focal’s new circum-aural open-back headphone for audiophiles and represents a new evolution of Focal’s open-back, full-range speaker headphone family. More »

RMAF kicks off tomorrow in Denver, USA so there should be plenty of new gear to see and hear. Here’s the info from exhibitors who have been in touch with us to tell us what they are bringing to the show and where they will be. More »

September has been an exciting month for us at Hifi Pig Towers. There has been lots happening, plenty of news and of course we went to London for The Indulgence Show 2017. More »

Stavros Danos of Aries Cerat, who were one of our top five exhibitors at High End Munich 2017,  got in touch to tell us about their new preamplifier, the Incito S. Stavros told us: ‘When designing the Incito preampli­er our aim was to reference a great Einstein quote “Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler” and to absorb and implement this into our current audio design mentality. With the Incito S we took this quote but with a twist, “simpler but better”’. More »

Innuos is partnering with a number of brands for The Indulgence Show in London, read on for more info on who they are with and where you can find them. More »

The Swiss high-end audio manufacturer, Goldmund, will be partnering their ProLogos speakers with Innuos at this year’s Indulgence show. More »

Not long to go to The Indulgence Show 2017 which will feature more than 160 exhibitors. SCV will be showcasing an array of home audio, portable audio and headphone products in-keeping with the show’s high-end aesthetic. More »

Janine Elliot takes a listen to the SoundKaos LIBéRATION Loudspeakers that use an open baffle design along with ribbon tweeters in a package costing just over £17,000. More »

Upgrades are now available for all Manger Audio speaker models. They presented the upgrade for the first time at High End Munich  2017. More »

TAGA Harmony, manufacturer of speakers and audio electronics, has unveiled a new high-fidelity hybrid amplifier, the HTA-1200. More »

Karma-AV has added two further Mark Levinson products to the range available to UK audiophiles. Supplied individually, the No 523 pure analogue preamplifier and No 534 dual-monaural power amplifier may be combined to create a pre-power partnership having matching Mark Levinson Pure Path discrete, dual-monaural signal path system topology from source input to speaker output. More »

The Gold Note IS-1000 is a fully integrated amplifier that merges a Preamplifier, a Power Amplifier, a Phono Stage, a DAC and a Streamer in one. More »

McIntosh, who have been producing audio for over 65 years, has announced the MA7200 Integrated Amplifier and MAC7200 Receiver. More »

Linn have added their latest digital-to-analogue conversion technology, Katalyst. To their Akubarik and Akudorik loudspeakers. More »

Bowers & Wilkins have just launched their new 700 Series loudspeakers, which, they say, develops the ethos of the CM Series that the 700 series replaces, plus adds technology from the 800 Series Diamond and new, bespoke acoustic innovations. More »