Orbitsound is a British company of audio engineers, founded by Ted Fletcher in 2009. Their Airsound technology is the culmination of his 60 year career in audio and they say it is “a way to reproduce true stereo from a single loudspeaker box”. More »

The N1A/2 from Melco is intended to improve on the originals sonic performance, particularly for those using USB DACs. It can store a whole library of your music on its on-board drives and costs £2099 as tested. Dan Worth plugs it into his network and assesses its attributes.  More »

The Indulgence Show 2017, wow, what a weekend! It was fantastic to be involved with the show and there was a real buzz about it. The organisers had listened to the feedback from visitors and exhibitors alike, after last year’s show, and had made significant improvements in all areas. We have already confirmed our ongoing media partnership with the show and are getting excited about what next year’s event will bring. 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 »

CanJam Europe, Europe’s largest headphone show, will be held on 04. + 05. November 2017, for the first time in Berlin, Germany. At the music hotel nhow, right in the creative district Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, more than 100 brands welcome headphone-interested visitors and invite them to test, compare and buy. The show is now in its 5th year. 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 »

Dynaudio has announced Music – a family of four intelligent wireless speakers. The Danish company told us: “Dynaudio Music provides one-touch simplicity. It adapts seamlessly (and automatically) to any room or position, and to surrounding noise levels – so music always sounds its best. It even gives personalised playlists featuring only the music its users love with Music Now. All at the touch of a button”. More »

The Ear Buddy is a simple plug-and-play device that attenuates the output of your device so that you can listen at reasonable volumes – without damaging your ears – while maintaining the true resolution of your source material. More »

The highly anticipated Auralic G2 series gets its first UK outing at The Indulgence Show this weekend. More »

The new TANA from EC Living by Electrocompaniet is an all-in-one wireless (802.11AC) solution combining a loudspeaker, a powerful 150-watt A/B amplifier, 192kHz/24-bit DAC and an audio streamer. More »

Richard Bates of Auralic got in touch to tell us about an upcoming Auralic and Spendor event at Acoustica Hifi Shop in Chester, UK. More »

Onkyo have been pretty busy in the realm of home connectivity, streaming and voice control and have announced Smart Speaker P3 (VC-PX30), a “lifestyle concierge speaker” with Amazon Alexa Voice Service designed to “express voice and music with immersive hifi sound” while providing information, entertainment, and the ability to control selected smart devices by voice. More »

There will be a dCS ‘Open Day’ at Martins Hifi in Norwich next month. More »

Onkyo have released their TX-8250 Network Stereo Receiver and TX-8220 Stereo Receiver, which they say are “are an excellent value proposition for music, film, and game lovers”. More »

Audirvana Plus is a software player for the MacOS Platform that enables audiophiles to replace iTunes. The audiophile desktop music player has launched its new version, Audirvana Plus 3.1. More »

Onkyo is continuing its tradition of compact hifi with the introduction of three new package systems comprising the flagship CS-N775D Multi-room Receiver System, CS-N575D Multi-room Hi-Fi CD System, and CS-375D CD Receiver System. Onkyo say that they “blend component-grade musicality with effortless operation for people of all ages, especially those less familiar with network audio”. More »

Meters Music, the British audio brand from Ashdown Engineering, has released Meters Cubed, a desktop wireless speaker system that combines a compact design with a “powerful sound performance that belies its small size”. Cubed also features Meters Music’s signature, fully-functioning VU Meter. More »

T+A of Germany has announced the launch of its new CALA Receiver range – CALA SR and CALA CDR (with CD mechanism). An alternative to separates, the CALA range offers a range of features within a single receiver unit, including compatibility with streaming services (TIDAL, Deezer and qobuz), playback via UPnP network music servers and USB storage media, FM, FM-HD and DAB+ radio, SP/DIF and optical digital inputs, HD Bluetooth connectivity and analogue inputs (including a switchable aux/MM or high output MC turntable input). More »

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 »

Metronome of France are launching a new range of products in September. With this new line they are focusing on “high-resolution and network playing”. 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 »