On the 9th of October 2018, Ortofon A/S celebrates its 100 years anniversary. Specialising in the manufacture of phono pick-up cartridges, the Danish company have announced the newly developed MC Century limited edition cartridge. It is now available in the UK through Henley Audio. More »

Henley Audio have been in touch to announce the immediate availability of Reloop HiFi’s second turntable, the TURN 5. After the introduction of the TURN 3 in late 2016, the TURN 5 is  a direct drive turntable that doesn’t break the bank. More »

The Acutus DARK™ Limited Edition, is the latest turntable design from AVID HIFI.  First seen at Munich’s High End Show the turntable design will now be available in a matte black finish. More »

Logigram is a completely manual turntable, which the makers, DEFOSS, say is characterised by the particular shape of the plinth, which incorporates a reinforcing layer of composite material. This allowed them to create an anti-resonant barrier between the tonearm/cartridge axis and the motor. More »

Turntables were absolutely everywhere at this year’s Munich High-End and so here are some of the ones that stood out on our travels around the show…with a handful from Audio-Deluxe thrown in for good measure. We have no way of seeing everything at the show and know we will have missed a good proportion but hope you enjoy all these lovely turntables.  More »

The Technics 1200 and 1210 turntables are gaining a good deal of favour with audiophiles who are adding better arms, power supplies and more. Here, in his first review for Hifi Pig Alan McIntosh adds the £495 HE V Linear Power Supply from UK company Timestep to his own Technics 1210.  More »

If you like Italian Hifi then make sure you visit Gold Note. More »

SME, the British Hifi company, has acquired the rights to the Garrard audio brand from IGB Gradiente S.A. of Brazil.  Garrard is a British brand synonymous with the design and manufacture of Hifi products throughout the 1950’s, 60’s, 70’s and early 80’s, including the iconic 301 and 401 transcription turntables. More »

I’ve been a long-time fan of origin Live tonearms having used their Silver tonearm on a fully modded Technics 1210 and on my previous vinyl spinner from Analogue Works, the logical next step for our vinyl front end was to upgrade the arm and to buy one of OLs turntables. We have and here are our thoughts on the British company’s Resolution turntable with upgraded PSU and triple layer Acrylic platter, partnered with their Zephyr tonearm. The total price of the turntable as tested here is £5550.  More »

I’ve been a long-time fan of origin Live tonearms having used their Silver tonearm on a fully modded Technics 1210 and on my previous vinyl spinner from Analogue Works, the logical next step for our vinyl front end was to upgrade the arm and to buy one of OLs turntables. We have and here are our thoughts on the British company’s Resolution turntable with upgraded PSU and triple layer Acrylic platter, partnered with their Zephyr tonearm. The total price of the turntable as tested here is £5550.  More »

The April Edition of Hifi Pig’s free, downloadable E-magazine is a very special one, featuring Women in Hifi.  Women who work in the Hifi Industry and female audiophiles. More »

Sumiko, who have been making cartridges for nearly 40 years, have announced six new phono cartridges, the outcome of a 3-year development effort.  The new line will be premiered at the Munich High End Show, May 10th -13th, 2018. More »

Italian brand, Gold Note will be at AXPONA 2018 showing their products that have recently become available in the USA. More »

DS Audio, known for their optical cartridges, first introduced the ST-50 Stylus cleaner at CES 2018. More »

German turntable brand, Clearaudio, has announced the Tracer radial tonearm, taking the company’s family of radial and tangential arms ten. More »

Kostas Metaxas will be showing some new products in his ‘Statement’ system at this year’s High End Munich show. More »

McIntosh who have been designing and building audio for over 65 years, has announced a new turntable The MT2 Precision. More »

This year’s Bristol Show was fantastic.  Apart from having an injured husband (back attacked by a very heavy valve amplifier) it was absolutely brilliant.  There was a real buzz about the show, with, it seemed, a younger audience and lots of couples….and generally very busy Friday and Saturday.  I only popped in on Sunday when it was a little quieter but that was quite early on. Although it does come over as a very ‘Hifi Industry’ Show there were loads of public in attendance, queuing round the block to get in. More »

On the 9th of October 1918, two Danish engineers founded the Electrical Phono Film Company with a few businessmen who would support the organization financially. After a name change to Ortofon A/S in 1951, the company expanded their expertise away from film sound systems into phono pick-up cartridges for the growing vinyl audio market. More »

Gold Note, the Italian hifi manufacturer will be showing their turntables at Sound and Vision Bristol. More »

The Debut turntable from Pro-Ject was introduced in the late 1990s, the latest model in the series’ is the Debut III S Audiophile, and with it Pro-Ject Audio Systems have introduced some advanced features to enhance the look and performance in new ways. More »

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