British manufacturer of turntables, tonearms and cables, Vertere Acoustics, has recently been appointed distributor of Switzerland’s FM Acoustics. We are very much looking forward to hearing the system put together by the like-minded leaders of these brands, Vertere’s Touraj Moghaddam and FM Acoustic’s Manuel Huber, at The Indulgence Show 2017. More »

The Trio speaker system from Avantgarde Acoustic is undoubtedly an iconic loudspeaker. It has been refined over the years and now the German horn manufacturer is releasing a special, limited edition of their flagship product, to celebrate their 26th anniversary. More »

There will be a dCS ‘Open Day’ at Martins Hifi in Norwich next month. More »

Conrad-Johnson Design has announced the release of their latest line-stage preamplifier, the ET7. The ET7 incorporates the advances in regulated power supply design debuted in their GAT Series 2 line stage while closely following the GAT audio circuit. More »

There are Hifi Shows and Hifi Events happening all over the world. The Hifi Pig Hifi Diary will keep you up to date with what’s happening where and when. More »

Earlier this month we brought you the news that VANA Ltd, the US audio distributor, had introduced the Audio Physic Step plus and Tempo plus loudspeakers to the states, now they have added the Avantera III, full range floor standing loudspeaker, to their range of Audio Physic speakers. More »

In 2015, Italian “valve specialists” Unison Research renovated their Unico range of hybrid hifi electronics with the introduction of a new flagship. Unison Research told us: “The Unico 150 integrated amplifier was born out of an extensive R&D process and utilised optimal electrical characteristics to achieve a true high-end sound performance. Now, the lessons learned in the development of the Unico 150 have resulted in the introduction of an alternative high-end offering”. More »

McIntosh has launched their new MCT80 SACD/CD Transport. They want you to “Enjoy your CDs all over again!” More »

With over 40 years of playback and 25 years of concert recording experience, Kostas Metaxas has never been known for being understated in his designs. More »

The UK’s biggest headphone experience, headroom@Indulgence, returns to the capital this autumn showcasing the latest trends in portable audio technology plus the widest range of demonstrable headphones in the UK. More »

Estelon are calling their new Estelon Extreme Legacy Edition loudspeakers “the world’s most technologically advanced speakers” and they were unveiled at the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club’s prestigious annual rally in June. More »

Metronome of France are launching a new range of products in September. With this new line they are focusing on “high-resolution and network playing”. More »

Bryston has announced the introduction of the new BP-173 (Cubed Series) preamplifier, utilising patented technology that debuted on the Cubed Series amplifiers. The BP-173 also features a new expanded input/output configuration for enhanced system flexibility. Like all analogue components from Bryston, the BP-173 is covered by a 20 year warranty. More »

It seems that you can barely browse the internet these days without coming across another new Kickstarter audio product. Many of these get announced and then never see the light of day, so it’s nice to hear from one that has actually made it into production. More »

The AAD2 is Audio Nec’s latest stereo amplifier operating in class D, with discrete components and with an oversized 2P4P linear power supply. It also incorporates R2R DACs, requiring no modulation cables, allowing for the musical signal to remain digital up to amplification stages. More »

MUTEC GmbH of Berlin, manufacturer of professional and audiophile consumer audio equipment, has released the REF 10, their audiophile 10 MHz reference clock generator. More »

The Power Broker is a high-current power strip, with 8 NEMA outlets hand-wired by WyWires using their proprietary formula.  Housed in an exotic wood box, hand-crafted by Daedelus Audio, who has partnered with WyWires on this project. More »

James Loudspeaker, designers and manufacturers of entertainment products for both residential and commercial applications, has announced the introduction of the Q-Series floor-standing loudspeakers, a built-to-suit array of three models. More »

PureAudioProject say that their 7′ X 21″ Quinitet15 “takes the clarity, realism, and the emotional impact of music to a true ‘wall of sound’ musical experience”. They boast eight audiophile-grade 15″ woofers and a selection of wide range drivers. More »

Designed for “high demanding audio systems”, Gold Note’s P-1000 is a Class-A preamplifier born with a completely new proprietary Six Gain Stage design with relays and Optical Encoder volume control. More »

McIntosh Group, parent company of audio brands McIntosh, Audio Research and Sonus faber, has announced the appointment of Jeff Poggi to co-Chief Executive Officer and Board member. More »