McIntosh, who were founded in the USA in 1949, have announced the MC1.25KW Quad Balanced Power Amplifier. McIntosh told us: “The MC1.25KW is our newest and one of our most advanced amplifiers. Redesigned from top to bottom, it replaces the venerable MC1.2KW as our most powerful single chassis monoblock amplifier. A simple glance at the 158 pound (71.7 kg) MC1.25KW is enough to convey its power and performance capabilities, but when you hear it – then you’ll truly understand what it can do”. 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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