Pioneer has announced the release of three new generation AV receivers, the VSX-LX302, VSX-932 and the VSX-832, which they say are “packed to the gills with every facility needed to form the heart of seriously capable home entertainment systems”. More »

The Fidata HFAS1-XS20U network audio server builds on the basic design of the HFAS1-S10U by adding an X-Cluster SSD unit designed specifically to deliver high 2 TB storage capacity required by audio applications. More »

Melco has partnered with SongKong, from JThink who developed the Jaikoz tagging software. SongKong for Melco is primarily a simple to use solution that automatically re-tags a complete music folder, or a complete collection, in a consistent manner, in accordance with the rules and algorithms optimised for large collections including Classical and Jazz. The rules are clearly stated and can be amended by the user. More »

Onkyo has announced that its second generation Digital Audio Player, the Rubato DP-S1, will be available in the UK in May 2017. More »

Oxford Audio Consultants will be holding an event devoted to streaming. More »

NAD Electronics has announced the new C 338 HybridDigital™ Integrated Amplifier (£599.00 SRP) is now shipping. The first hifi amplifier to feature Chromecast built-in for music streaming, the C 338 is a Class D amplifier designed in NAD’s Classic Series tradition. More »

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 »

Audirvana Plus, the desktop music player for macOS, has released the latest version of its software which now integrates MQA audio technology.  The MQA Core decoder, contained within the new Audirvana Plus 3 player, enables the first origami ‘unfold’ and also authenticates the file using a blue or green light to confirm that the sound is identical to that of the source material. More »

As we featured in our Bristol Sound and Vision coverage, Melco have updated their original N1 series with their new MkII range which reflects both technical improvements and feedback from owners, with the aim to further improve sound quality and also to add ‘innovative new functionality previously not possible with this type of Audiophile Source Component’. More »

Danish manufacturers Densen have launched their brand-new Cast Amp Streamer, the first in their brand-new Dino range of products. More »

Ifi say that “The nano iOne is the versatile, audio solution for the modern home, it allows the use of many different digital audio devices and input options in one complete unit”. More »

Cary Audio has announced that the AiOS All-in-One-System, which we brought you the news about last year, is now MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) certified. This will be the second Cary Audio product to be MQA certified. More »

Innuos, who’s products and collaborations were seen and heard in several rooms at Bristol Sound and Vision 2017, has joined Roon’s exclusive partner program, allowing customers to use Roon as a Server (Core) and as a Player (Bridge) on their Zen MkII Music Servers. More »

Onkyo has announced a firmware update that activates FireConnect™ wireless multi-room audio distribution from selected Onkyo audio-video and hifi components and systems to compatible wireless speakers. More »

Music technology company MQA and Universal Music Group (UMG), announced today that the two companies have entered into a multi-year agreement that will encode UMG’s extensive catalogue of master recordings in MQA’s technology, promising to make some of the world’s most celebrated recordings available for the first time in Hi-Res Audio streaming.
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Simaudio have launched the Moon Neo MiND (MOON intelligent Network Device) which they say “provides the perfect link between your digital music libraries and your Hifi system in the most efficient way”. More »

McIntosh has now introduced its CES-launched MB50 network music player to the UK, bringing high-resolution wireless music streaming using DTS Play-Fi® technology to a range of connected devices in the home. More »

Musical Fidelity’s recently introduced M6 Encore 225 has just received its most important updates with the integration of the Tidal service, both directly within the player and in the app, the addition of 24bit/192 audio compatibility over the USB – B input and the super fast copying of audio from USB sticks. More »

Karma-AV is has announced the availability of the Mark Levinson № 519 Audio Player. They say, “The № 519 has the ability to play virtually any digital audio format and provides a full complement of wired and wireless digital audio inputs from USB asynchronous streaming and mass storage, Gigabit Ethernet, Balanced, Optical, Coaxial, Wi-Fi, aptX® Bluetooth, and an integrated slot-loading CD player. In addition, the № 519 includes high-performance headphone connectivity and integrated digital volume control allowing it to serve as a fully integrated digital music source”. More »

Jay Z is reportedly selling a stake in his music streaming service Tidal to telecoms company, Sprint. Sprint, which is owned by Japan’s Softbank, will pay an estimated $200m (£162m) for a 33% stake in the company. More »