Auralic refer to the Aries as a “bridge”; basically a digital device which refers to a networked music library from the likes of a NAS drive, or by use of an external USB hard drive, connected directly to the Aries. What we have come to know more lovingly as a streamer – although you could argue that they are usually an all in one device, often with an on-board hard drive and with analogue outputs from it’s on-board DAC. Dan Worth takes this £1495 box of tricks for a whirl.  More »

Dan Worth takes a look at the Innuos Zenith MK2 an all in one streamer, CD ripper and SSD storage unit costing from £2299 depending on storage capacity chosen.   More »

Auralic are running a summer promotion in which their UK dealers are offering the Auralic Aries, Altair and Polaris to customers with a choice of free music subscription based services. More »

Technics have released their new amplifier with built-in network player for the “new generation of audio”. More »

Cary Audio has announced their partnership with Roon Labs. As of now, both Cary’s DMS-500 reference network audio player and AiOS all-in-one network receiver are certified Roon Ready. More »

JCAT has introduced NET Card FEMTO, which they say is the first high-end ethernet adapter for noiseless and jitterless data transfer from your PC media server. More »

Devialet, partnered with Evian Musical Encounters,have been “experimenting with bold new ways to serve the musical heritage”. They are offering a new feature for Phantom owners. More »

PS Audio have announced the availability of the revolutionary Huron Operating System upgrade for the DirectStream and DSJ DACs. More »

dCS has announced Vivaldi One – a limited edition digital music player specially designed to mark the company’s thirtieth anniversary. Limited to just 250 uniquely numbered pieces, it puts an integral CD/SACD transport alongside the latest dCS Ring DAC in a single box, together with network streaming functionality. More »

Magnum Dynalab were partnered with Harbeth at High End Munich 2017. They have sent us further information about their new Magnum Dynalab Dynamyte series, comprising preamplifier and MQA Music Engine. More »

Ultimate Stream of Surrey, are offering special Roon Membership offers on purchases of the Innuos Zenith and Zenith SE 2TB and 4TB Music Servers in the UK. (T&C’s apply). More »

In an era of “unprecedented technological development” throughout the world of high-end audio, AURALiC is “striking a new path” with the introduction of its G Series premium audio components. Built around AURALiC’s foundational Lightning Streaming framework and introducing Lightning Link, an advanced proprietary communications protocol, the G Series family of digital audio devices applies “the best of modern materials and engineering for top-of-the-line performance”. More »

The 432 Evo Master is 432 Evo’s first music server with their own power supply in a dedicated matching enclosure. More »

Music technology company MQA say they have “achieved multiple milestones since last year’s Munich High End show. Over the past 12 months, the MQA team has been busy concluding new partnerships to boost the availability of MQA-enabled products and software; the technology has been used to improve physical format releases; and MQA has debuted on TIDAL’s global streaming service”. More »

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 »

Tech’ Paranoia takes over at Hifi Pig Towers and Linette Smith thinks ‘The Three Laws” are optional extras in the robots’ optical sensors.  More »

Onkyo have just announced their 7.2-Channel TX-NR676E Network A/V Receiver that adds audio-video support, app-based streaming, and multi-room audio distribution to a foundation of “high-current amplification power”. More »

Pioneer, the manufacturer of home entertainment and personal audio products, has announced the launch of its latest Digital Audio Player, the compact XDP-30R, set to make its UK debut in May. More »

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