Dutch mobile lifestyle accessories specialist, Avanca International, has announced the UK launch of its Minim True Wireless Earbuds. Combining technology with design they are untethered by cables and were awarded the Red Dot Design Award 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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

PS Audio has announced an update which provides Bridge II-equipped DirectStream, DSJ, and PerfectWave DACs with full unfold of MQA up to 192 kHz/24 bit, and provides access to the streaming service Tidal.

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Global music and entertainment platform, TIDAL, has announced the availability of ‘Master’ quality recordings. A wide variety of content from labels and artists, including Warner Music Group’s music catalogue, is now available in Master audio across all of TIDAL’s available markets worldwide. More »

roksponsmallDeveloped in house at Arcam, MusicLife is a UPnP streaming app, that is regularly updated to add features and functions to Arcam’s range of networked of Hifi and AV components. More »

roksponsmallCyrus has released the latest version of the software that powers its audio streamers and Lyric products to bring the TIDAL lossless audio streaming service to its new and existing customers. The embedded software streams high quality audio files from the TIDAL servers direct to the Cyrus unit, having the software resident within the Cyrus units also means that everything is controlled via the Cyrus Cadence App, available for iOS and Android devices, providing a single interface to control the system, browse files on a local network, and stream music over the internet via TIDAL.
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