Pass Labs say that “we don’t change our products unless we feel that the changes are significant improvements over previous versions”. At AXPONA This year they are launching a new series of preamplifiers, the XP-22 Preamp and the XP-27 Phono. More »

The Edge series, from UK hifi brand Cambridge Audio, represents the culmination of 50 years of audio engineering and a completely new design, that has taken over three years for the nine-person in-house engineering team to complete. Cambridge Audio wanted to keep the signal path short across the series. Only 14 components feature in the signal path of the Edge W power amplifier, with capacitors removed altogether. More »

The recent revival in vinyl and explosion of new turntables has spawned an equal number of new phono stages from the bargain basement models to the highly specialised audiophile units costing thousands. Nick Gorham from Longdog Audio noticed that the market was short on quality budget units, so he decided to design one to appeal to most newcomers to vinyl or those on limited funds. The result is a very straight forward moving magnet only unit costing £199. Ian Ringstead takes a listen.  More »

Decent Audio, the North East UK based hifi importer and distributor will be exhibiting at Bristol Sound & Vision this month. More »

Prism Sound, manufacturer of the Callia hifi DAC, pre-amplifier and headphone amp, has seen a significant investment in its pro products by Mark Knopfler’s British Grove Studios, buying enough PT-HDX compatible interface cards to ensure that every one of its Prism Sound ADA-8XR multichannel converters can now connect to its six Pro Tools® HDX™ systems. More »

Musical Fideity’s M6 Encore Connect is a ripper, streamer and preamplifier all in one handy, if substantial box. It costs £3629 and Lionel Payne hooked it up to his system to see if it came up to scratch.  More »

In 2017 Exposure Electronics launched the ‘XM’ series of hifi components, now, the XM3 phonostage, XM5 integrated amp, XM7 preamp and XM9 mono power amps are joined by the new XM HP headphone amplifier. More »

Elite Audio have announced that they are now the Exclusive Suppliers of Burson Audio for the UK & Ireland. The Australian manufacturer becomes the 53rd brand to be offered by Elite Audio. More »

Back in November we brought you the news that Italian manufacturer, Gold Note, were releasing their ‘all in one’ Super Integrated IS-1000. Now, take a look inside. More »

Aqua’s La Diva and new Formula xHD will be at CES Las Vegas USA, January 9-12, 2018, VENETIAN HOTEL – suite 35-307 as part of the LAMM Industries system. More »

Boulder Amplifiers has announced the immediate release and shipment of the 1110 Stereo Preamplifier. More »

VANA, Ltd.has announced the arrival of the European Audio Team (E.A.T) E-Glo S Hybrid Phono Preamplifier, in the USA. The beautifully designed E-Glo S delivers what enthusiasts expect from a tube preamplifier, yet also utilises solid state circuitry in a hybrid array. More »

Triple M Icon Smart TVC Preamplifier is handmade in the North of England and has a lot of features for a £1499 preamplifier. Janine Elliot takes a listen.  More »

Hailing from The USA the PS Audio Stellar Gain Cell DAC/Preamp & S300 Stereo Power Amplifier cost  $1699 and $1499 respectively. Here the all American duo are reviewed by David Blumenstein. More »

Triple M Audio got in touch to tell us about their special Cyber Monday deal on their icOn Preamp. More »

Triple M Icon Smart TVC Preamplifier is handmade in the North of England and has a lot of features for a £1499 preamplifier. Janine Elliot takes a listen.  More »

October was a very busy month for us Hifi Pigs, there was an awful lot of news and we also brought you coverage of The Indulgence Show and Chord’s Poly launch, plus a visit to hear the Living Voice system at Spiritland. There was also the sad news of the death of Gérard Chrétien of French manufacturer, Focal. 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 »

PMC, AVM’s UK distributor, used The Indulgence Show for the UK debut of the new, German, AVM Ovation PA 8.2 Modular Preamplifier. 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 »

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