Auralic got in touch to tell us about their Summer promotion. Buy the Altair Streaming DAC between now and September the 30th and receive six months Qobuz free of charge. More »

SOtM are releasing the sMS-200 Neo and sMS-200ultra Neo network players. More »

Primare has announced the shipping of the first Prisma models: the I35 Prisma integrated amplifier/network player and CD35 Prisma CD/network player. More »

TEAC is has announced that its NR-7CD Network CD Player/Integrated Amplifier (pictured) and NT-505 USB DAC/Network Player can now be upgraded to add support for MQA. More »

AUDIRVANA, maker of AUDIRVANA PLUS, the Hifi audio player initially made for Mac users, has announced the launch of its Windows 10 version for PC owners. More »

ExaSound Audio Design has announced their PlayPoint DM next-generation flagship music server and DAC. Combining a reference-grade 32-bit digital-to-analogue converter, balanced headphone amplifier and Roon-enabled music server in one component, the PlayPoint DM unites, say exaSound, “simplicity with sonic perfection”. More »

Linn has announced support for Roon across its entire family of Linn DS players, available to owners of every model since the launch of the first Klimax DS in 2007. More »

McIntosh has announced two new products: the MCD600 SACD/CD Player and MS500 Music Streamer. More »

Naim has revealed details of its new ND 555 (£12,999) Network Player alongside the new NDX 2 (£4999) and a ND 5 XS 2 (£1999). So why a new 500 Series product now? The answer is quite simple; until now Naim hasn’t considered the performance of its Network Players to reach that of the CD555 CD Player. More »

Since its introduction in 2015, Roon has, they say, ‘transformed the experience of browsing music’. Artist photos, credits, bios, reviews, lyrics, tour dates and composers are located automatically within the software and then interconnected by links to build a searchable digital magazine for your music collection. Roon finds all the same links between your personal files and the tracks available on TIDAL, so you can start with the music you know, then explore and discover new music. More »

DigiBit has introduced the aria piccolo+, the third generation of their aria piccolo+ music server series. Digibit launched the first generation of aria piccolo in 2015, they say the new version is ‘very much enhanced’. More »

Elipson has announced the launch of the Music Centre Black edition featuring Bluetooth HD wireless and Google’s Chromecast Audio. Design by Jean-Yves Le Porcher, this new version of their Music Centre has a black satin finish chassis for the circular case, and a touch sensitive user interface under the CD slot.  More »

Based around Auralic’s Lightning DS Streaming Platform, which is one of the most intuitive and responsive software systems around for devices of this type, Polaris incorporates a wired/wireless streamer, a music server – via additional HDD/SSD, a DAC, a moving magnet phonostage, a preamplifier and a stereo power amplifier. Dan Worth tries out this £2875 box of tricks. More »

Based around Auralic’s Lightning DS Streaming Platform, which is one of the most intuitive and responsive software systems around for devices of this type, Polaris incorporates a wired/wireless streamer, a music server – via additional HDD/SSD, a DAC, a moving magnet phonostage, a preamplifier and a stereo power amplifier. Dan Worth tries out this £2875 box of tricks. More »

The MQA team will be based in the Hi-Res Audio Pavilion, located in the largest and busiest area of the convention centre (Central Hall #14735). More »

Vinyl on your TV, sounds a bit strange? Read on….Voxtok, which recently joined the Netgem Group as its dedicated Sound Division for innovative musical entertainment in TV and audio sectors, and Elipson, a French manufacturer of high-end audio solutions, are collaborating to provide an “enhanced and enriched vinyl record listening experience”. More »

Auralic have recently introduced Spotify Connect to all their streaming models, including the all new G2 Aries Streamer (pictured). More »

Lenbrook International, the Canada-based developers of the BluOS® music operating system, today announced that Amazon Music is available on all BluOS enabled devices from Bluesound and NAD Electronics. More »

Costing £3995 the AVM Inspiration CS2.2 packs a lot under the hood. It’s a streamer, a CD player, DAC, FM radio, Internet radio player, it has an on-board MM/MC phonostage and outputs a healthy amount of power. For those looking for a one box plus speakers solution it looks the business, but does it cut the mustard? Dominic Marsh finds out.  More »

PS Audio has issued the following statement from company Founder and CEO, Paul McGowan: “I want to say that I’m sorry for burdening overworked reviewers with frequent Operating System upgrades for our DirectStream and DSJ DACs. The release of Redcloud, our latest and best-ever OS, just makes more work for you, and I’m sorry. We bring out product improvements as soon as they’re ready, and I know that’s not always convenient”. More »

Digital, Digital, Digital. It is everywhere and now every manufacturer across all HiFI verticals appears to be jumping into the fray regardless of their history/pedigree or lack thereof. There’s a line “fools rush in, where ….” More »

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