The Tivoli ‘Model One Digital’ table-top radio refreshes the classic design of Tivoli’s original Model One with music streaming and multi-room capability. More »
Audio Physic have released their first new loudspeaker of 2017. The Avantera III are an upgrade to the Avantera plus+ loudspeakers. 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 »
TAGA Harmony have unveiled Diamond B-60, the brand’s flagship bookshelf model. 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 »
T3TRA by Alienology Audio – Audio Designer Speakers – are 3D printed & digitally made for Bookshelf, Satellite and Desk-Top use. More »
Join KJ West One on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th March for the first UK performance of the latest range of loudspeakers from Italian manufacturer Sonus Faber. More »
Linn are calling their new Klimax 350 ‘The ultimate intelligent loudspeaker’. They go on to explain further: “Taking a digital signal as their input, the Klimax 350 ensures zero transmission loss from the source. Then our Katalyst DAC Architecture retrieves the maximum amount of musical information from this digital signal”. More »
Hifi Pig is working hard to bring you a multitude of comprehensive reports covering Bristol Sound and Vision 2017. We have a dedicated section here where you can check out our show coverage. We are very pleased to announce that our Bristol Show coverage is this year sponsored by the iconic British loudspeaker brand, Harbeth, who are celebrating their 40th anniversary throughout 2017.
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 »
Father and son duo Rob and Dave Stevenson get tooled up and take a bash with this interesting single driver DIY loudspeaker project costing a total of £552 including VAT. More »
Care Orchestra Srl, an Italian brand of high-end audio and design, has announced a new product of the Spiritual Line. Care Orchestra say: “The Spiritual Violet is the natural evolution of the younger “sister” Spiritual Blue, from which it inherits its peculiarities and best features. Depth, transparency and musical performance definition reach an excellent level, giving rise to a quality of precise listening, never tiring”.
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 »
Loewe, the German manufacturer will be demonstrating their flagship OLED TV and wireless speaker system at the Bristol hifi and home cinema show on 24th to 26th February. More »
AudioControl makers of audio solutions for the residential, commercial and automotive markets has announced that Monitor Audio has been added to their Sound Partners Program (SPP). More »
Arcaydis are a Sheffield based manufacturer of loudspeakers that many will know the name of. The company has relaunched recently with new owners but with the same designs and here Ian Ringstead takes a listen to their £799 EB2S standmount loudspeaker. More »
SVS, USA based manufacturer of speakers, subwoofers and audio accessories, have announced their 16-Ultra Series, its largest and most powerful subwoofer line ever. SVS told us: ‘The new sealed box SB16-Ultra and ported box PB16-Ultra subwoofers are the culmination of all SVS engineering advancements and loaded with innovations that establish the 16-Ultra Series as the reference standard for bass‘. 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 »
Finnish manufacturer Amphion Loudspeakers has announced the Argon7LS floorstanding loudspeaker. The newcomer replaces the Argon7L model, incorporating the passive radiator design which is already present in Argon3S and Argon3LS. The new member of Amphion’s Argon family of high-end home audio speakers is being demonstrated for the first time at the Integrated Systems Europe in Amsterdam, booth 7-W195, running currently and until February the10th. 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!‘
The Convert team got in touch to tell us that they will be attending the 30th Bristol Sound & Vision Show from the 24th to the 26th of February this year. More »
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 »
DALI have launched their new Spektor series of speakers. Comprising the DALI Spektor 1 and 2 compact standmounts and the Spektor 6 floorstanders, DALI have also added the Spektor Vokal to work as a central speaker with the rest of the range. More »
PMC, manufacturer of studio and audiophile speakers, helped recreate the world famous Capitol Studios at the recent CES in Las Vegas, to expose visitors to the workings of a real studio and the benefits of high resolution audio. More »
Melodika, one of the biggest Polish manufacturers of hifi cables, let us know that they have introduced a new version of their floorstanding Loudspeaker, the BL40 MKI. Melodika say that “the Melodika BL40 MKII offers both modified style and technical amendments while maintaining the price”.
Monitor Audio’s new ASB-10 compact Active Soundbar system is engineered to restore the power of an audio and video experience by re-energising HD and UHD pictures with the sound they deserve. Although TV panels deliver ever wider more enveloping pictures, their on-board sound quality is in relative decline. Size limitations imposed by shrinking bezels mean that the speakers within them reproduce only fraction of the bandwidth available from today’s DTV boxes, games consoles and media players. 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 »
TAGA Harmony, a European manufacturer of speakers and audio electronics, has announced a new addition to the TCW Custom Install speaker series. More »
Having recently bought Roksan, Monitor Audio are certainly a brand to watch in the coming year. Here Lionel Payne takes a listen to their Platinum PL300ii loudspeakers costing £8000. More »
Arcaydis Audio have re-launched their EB1 and EB2 loudspeakers after an absence of over 2 years from the market place. These popular speakers won numerous awards, but had in recent years had become unavailable when the original manufacturer ceased trading. More »
British loudspeaker company, Harbeth celebrates its 40th Anniversary this year with the launch of two limited edition products. Harbeth’s SuperHL5plus speaker and brand flagship, the M40.2, will both be available in a walnut veneer with added features including; the latest WBT-nextgen binding posts, a new-look super-tweeter with protection bar and British-made audio grade poly capacitors. More »
Based on Revel’s Performa3 F208 (pictured below) and M106 models, the Performa3 Be concepts include two new models: the F208Be 3-way floorstanding loudspeaker and M106Be 2-way bookshelf loudspeaker. More »
Although details are scant at the moment, Italian hifi manufacturer, Gold Note, have announced their new loudspeakers, the XT – 7. More »
Kralk Audio got in touch to let us know that they will be opening their new demo room from 6th January 2017. The room is a dedicated listening room where you can come to audition the range of Kralk Audio loudspeakers at your leisure. More »
PMC is enhancing its top of the range SE loudspeakers with a new selection of veneers to complement the latest trends in interior decoration and customer requirements. More »
Q Acoustics has announced its ‘7000i’ 5.1 Style Home Cinema Speaker package is to benefit from a subwoofer upgrade. Q Acoustics is a brand of Armour Home Electronics. More »
PMC is has announced the winners of its 2016 UK Retailer Awards, which recognises those retailers that have made a substantial effort with both their PMC business and the development of their own businesses.
Judging against five awards categories, the management team at PMC have chosen a group of winners who have demonstrated consistent levels of expertise and service during the year. The five categories and winners are: More »
Magico 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 »
Bryston has announced today the introduction of the AC1 Micro centre channel loudspeaker in order to provide home theater enthusiasts with a high- resolution center speaker option in a compact form factor.
The design objective of the AC1 Micro was to deliver big sound from a smaller, décor-friendly enclosure. The AC1 Micro is said to be a great fit for tight spaces.
“We received valuable feedback from our dealers and end-users that we needed to add a compact center speaker for space-constrained home theater systems—and the AC1 Micro is the ultimate execution of that design goal,” explained Bryston’s VP of sales James Tanner.
The Bryston AC1 Micro utilizes two 5¼ inch aluminum cone mid-bass drivers on either side of a single Bryston titanium dome tweeter. Like all Bryston loudspeakers, the drivers are anchored to a robust enclosure constructed of ¾ inch MDF with ample internal bracing. The cabinet is a sealed design. The rear panel also includes threaded mounting holes for optional on-wall brackets.
The Bryston AC1 Micro has an MSRP of $490 each and is available now through authorized Bryston retailers and custom integrators.
KEF has announced the launch of a brand new high gloss piano white edition of its famous LS50 speaker. The original LS50 first appeared in 2012, has received numerous international awards and having heard them several times myself they sure are good.
The original LS50 was designed to celebrate KEF’s 50th anniversary, and was conceived as a ‘mini monitor’ derived from the legendary LS3/5a, to bring professional studio monitor performance into the home.
At the LS50’s heart beats the highly KEF Uni-Q driver as mentioned. The new high gloss piano white LS50s have a blue Uni-Q driver and should appeal to a wider audience than the original coloured LS50s I feel.