Boulder Amplifiers has announced the immediate release and shipment of the 1160 Stereo Power Amplifier. The 1160 is the successor to the 1060 Stereo Power Amplifier and the first product in the new 1100 Series to debut. More »

JCAT has introduced NET Card FEMTO, which they say is the first high-end ethernet adapter for noiseless and jitterless data transfer from your PC media server. More »

Earlier in 2017 Exposure Electronics launched its new ‘XM’ series of hifi components, packing a complement of high-end features into a compact and affordable design. Now, the XM3 phonostage and XM5 integrated amplifier are joined by the new XM7 preamp and XM9 mono power amp. More »

For a strictly limited time, Noble Audio, the in-ear monitor manufacturer from California, is offering discounts across all universal-fit and custom-fit (IEMs) in the 2017 Wizard Birthday Sale.  More »

Focal, the French speaker and headphone manufacturer who we visited at their factory and HQ near Lyon, have launched their newest line of mobile headphones – Premium closed-back wireless over-ear Listen Wireless®, In-ear Spark and Spark Wireless®, and Hifi in-ear Sphear S®. More »

Goldmund has announced the opening of its first retail store in the USA. Located in Wellington, West Palm Beach, Florida (world-famous for equestrian and polo events), it has already welcomed its first VIP customers during a three-day private inauguration and is now open to the public. More »

G-Point Audio and Malvern Audio Research will be exhibiting again at this year’s two day Cranage Hall, North West Audio Show. More »

Like the violins, violas and cellos crafted by the Stradivari family during the 17th and 18th centuries, almost all of van den Hul’s phono cartridges are personally hand built and tuned by Dutch cartridge designer Mr A.J. van den Hul himself. More »

Designed by Metaxas and Sins, the Marquis ‘Memento Mori’ is a headphone amplifier that combines “historic art, contemporary sculpture and cutting-edge audio tech”. Featuring a sculpted cranium, CNC-machined from solid aluminium billet, the Marquis ‘Memento Mori’ is a minimalist headphone amplifier and dedicated headphone stand. More »

The organisers of the Rotation Garden Party got in touch to tell us about this year’s event on the 22nd of July. A musical experience on an Audiophile System, held within the grounds of the beautiful, grade 2 listed Bishton Hall. More »

It’s that time again, when we announce the winner of our High End Munich “Hifi Pig Loves You” Award. There has been a real mix of winners over the years and different hifi shows that we attend. From high end manufacturers to local hifi dealers and even a music enthusiast for his talks at the Cranage show. Last year’s High End Munich prize went to British brand Avid Hifi. It is not just for the best sound at the show, though of course that is a part of it. We also take into account how the people running the room treat their audience, the effort that they have taken putting the system and the room together and the kind of music that they play. Hifi Pig loves rooms with a sense of fun, that look like are enjoying themselves and are not scared to play something a little out of the ordinary for a hifi show. Generally it’s a tricky one to judge, especially at the High End where the standard is incredibly high and we often feel torn between several rooms.

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Munich High End Show 2017 Report Part Eight including: GIK, Sugden, Innuos, Line Magnetic, Roksan, Orpheus Lab, Marten, Townshend, Bryston, Kostas Metaxas, Hegel, Quadraspire, Kharma, ReQuest Audio, Absolare, Torus Power, Atomh, Atoll, Vincent, Vienna Acoustics, AVM, Gauder Akustik, O2A Cables, Stenheim, Wadax, Fono Acustica, VTL, Soulutions, De Baer,  Rockport Technologies, Critical Mass Systems, Vandersteen, Harmonic Resolution Systems,  Brinkman, Bergman Galder, Thrax Audio, North Star, Kubala Sosna, Meitner, Emme Labs, Lanche Audio, CRTech, Vivid, Trinnov, Kronos, Goebel High End, Audio Exklusiv, FINKTEAM, Octave, esoteric, Bowers and Wilkins, Moon by SimAudio, Quadraspire, Wilson, Audiodata, Falkenohr, Soulution, Q Acoustics, Anthem, Paradigm, Audium, Furutech, fischer and Fischer, AVM, MudRa Akustik, Avantgarde Acoustic, AVID Hifi, T + A, Dali, Amphion, BMC, Live Act Audio, Dan D’Agostino, Sounus Faber, Audio Research, Meridian, Cabasse, Chord Electronics. 

Read the full report with loads of pictures here!

It’s that time again, when we announce the winner of our High End Munich “Hifi Pig Loves You” Award. There has been a real mix of winners over the years and different hifi shows that we attend. From high end manufacturers to local hifi dealers and even a music enthusiast for his talks at the Cranage show. Last year’s High End Munich prize went to British brand Avid Hifi. It is not just for the best sound at the show, though of course that is a part of it. We also take into account how the people running the room treat their audience, the effort that they have taken putting the system and the room together and the kind of music that they play. Hifi Pig loves rooms with a sense of fun, that look like are enjoying themselves and are not scared to play something a little out of the ordinary for a hifi show. Generally it’s a tricky one to judge, especially at the High End where the standard is incredibly high and we often feel torn between several rooms. More »

We ran the story about the Wilson Audio Alexia Series 2 last month, but they have now released, technical specs, images and pricing, read on for more details. More »

Munich High End Show 2017 Report Part Seven featuring: Nime loudspeakers, Eclipse, Axiolab, Popspeakers, Audioplus Laboratories, CAD, The Chord Company, Boenicke, CH Precision, Vivid Loudspeakers, Portento Audio, Davis Acoustics, Kalista, Blumenhofer Acoustics, Tektron, Jern loudspeakers, RD Acoustics, 440 Audio turntable, Lampizator, KR Audio, TAGA, Lehmann, Falcon Acoustics, DiDiT, Cardas, Vinni Rossi, Monitor Audio, Sugarcube, Musikelectronic Geithain, A Charlin, Questyle, Graham Audio, Mutec, Music First Audio, SOtM, Gold Note, Egglestonworks loudspeakers, Skogrand Cables, Triangle Art, Kronos, ZenSati ApS, APL HiFi, VAC, HorchHouse, Bitttner, KR Audio, Mezza Audio,  Pylon, Triangle, Lundahl, Bespoke Audio, Creek, Epos, Hifi Racks, Final

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What does the month of May mean if you are an audiophile and hifi lover? Of course, Munich! We, along with the whole hifi universe by the look of it, made the annual pilgrimage to Bavaria, Germany and the High End Munich Show. High End Munich 2017 was our fifth and the most incredible show yet.If you weren’t able to make it then you can capture the vibe of this truly amazing hifi show in our dedicated High End Munich 2017 section here, plus the main section gives you access to previous years too. If you were there have a look and see if your impressions were the same as ours…plus there is bound to be something that you missed. More »

Every year the High End Show introduces some newcomers to the Hifi Industry. Hifi Pig always has a chat with these exhibitors and does a feature on them as we think that the continual growth of the industry depends on new brands as well as our more well known names. Over the last five years that we have been attending the show we have seem new brands like PureAudioProject, with their open baffle loudspeakers, and Westminster Labs super-high-end electronics go from being ‘Newcomers’ to established brands…

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While at High End Munich 2017 we were drawn to the very eye-catching new brand, Art Deco Acoustics, read on for further details about their system. More »

Munich High End Show 2017 Report Part Six featuring: STS Digital, Ballfinger, Art Deco Audio, Azzolina, Thomas Mayer, Living Voice/Vox, YBA, Riviera Audio Laboratories, Analog Domain, Stark Audio, Stromtank, Divaldi, Hungary Audio…

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Hifi Pig’s report from Munich High End Show 2017 part 5 includes loads of pictures and features: JoSound and Elektron Research, hORNS, Audio Flight, Magnum Dynalab, Pure Audio Project and Soul Note, Kondo and Kawero, Volya, Way Cables, atlas Cables, Mytek, Venusodio, Lab 12, Manger, Estelon, Thrax Audio, Diapason, Aries Cerat, Vyger and Tellurium Q. There are sixteen pages in all so again use the doodad at the very bottom of the page to scroll through. 

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Every year the High End Show introduces some newcomers to the Hifi Industry. Hifi Pig always has a chat with these exhibitors and does a feature on them as we think that the continual growth of the industry depends on new brands as well as our more well known names. Over the last five years that we have been attending the show we have seem new brands like PureAudioProject, with their open baffle loudspeakers, and Westminster Labs super-high-end electronics go from being ‘Newcomers’ to established brands More »