Like the violins, violas and cellos crafted by the Stradivari family during the 17th and 18th centuries, almost all of van den Hul’s phono cartridges are personally hand built and tuned by Dutch cartridge designer Mr A.J. van den Hul himself. More »

The organisers of the Rotation Garden Party got in touch to tell us about this year’s event on the 22nd of July. A musical experience on an Audiophile System, held within the grounds of the beautiful, grade 2 listed Bishton Hall. More »

Gold Note have launched their brand new Pianosa turntable , along with an Italian walnut Valore 425 Plus. More »

iota-audio-design will be showing a series of new products for the first time alongside some existing items at this years North West Audio Show. More »

The AudioWorks will be exhibiting at the North West Audio Show, showcasing a system never before seen in the UK. More »

It’s that time again, when we announce the winner of our High End Munich “Hifi Pig Loves You” Award. There has been a real mix of winners over the years and different hifi shows that we attend. From high end manufacturers to local hifi dealers and even a music enthusiast for his talks at the Cranage show. Last year’s High End Munich prize went to British brand Avid Hifi. It is not just for the best sound at the show, though of course that is a part of it. We also take into account how the people running the room treat their audience, the effort that they have taken putting the system and the room together and the kind of music that they play. Hifi Pig loves rooms with a sense of fun, that look like are enjoying themselves and are not scared to play something a little out of the ordinary for a hifi show. Generally it’s a tricky one to judge, especially at the High End where the standard is incredibly high and we often feel torn between several rooms.

Read the full report here!

Munich High End Show 2017 Report Part Eight including: GIK, Sugden, Innuos, Line Magnetic, Roksan, Orpheus Lab, Marten, Townshend, Bryston, Kostas Metaxas, Hegel, Quadraspire, Kharma, ReQuest Audio, Absolare, Torus Power, Atomh, Atoll, Vincent, Vienna Acoustics, AVM, Gauder Akustik, O2A Cables, Stenheim, Wadax, Fono Acustica, VTL, Soulutions, De Baer,  Rockport Technologies, Critical Mass Systems, Vandersteen, Harmonic Resolution Systems,  Brinkman, Bergman Galder, Thrax Audio, North Star, Kubala Sosna, Meitner, Emme Labs, Lanche Audio, CRTech, Vivid, Trinnov, Kronos, Goebel High End, Audio Exklusiv, FINKTEAM, Octave, esoteric, Bowers and Wilkins, Moon by SimAudio, Quadraspire, Wilson, Audiodata, Falkenohr, Soulution, Q Acoustics, Anthem, Paradigm, Audium, Furutech, fischer and Fischer, AVM, MudRa Akustik, Avantgarde Acoustic, AVID Hifi, T + A, Dali, Amphion, BMC, Live Act Audio, Dan D’Agostino, Sounus Faber, Audio Research, Meridian, Cabasse, Chord Electronics. 

Read the full report with loads of pictures here!

What does the month of May mean if you are an audiophile and hifi lover? Of course, Munich! We, along with the whole hifi universe by the look of it, made the annual pilgrimage to Bavaria, Germany and the High End Munich Show. High End Munich 2017 was our fifth and the most incredible show yet.If you weren’t able to make it then you can capture the vibe of this truly amazing hifi show in our dedicated High End Munich 2017 section here, plus the main section gives you access to previous years too. If you were there have a look and see if your impressions were the same as ours…plus there is bound to be something that you missed. More »

Every year the High End Show introduces some newcomers to the Hifi Industry. Hifi Pig always has a chat with these exhibitors and does a feature on them as we think that the continual growth of the industry depends on new brands as well as our more well known names. Over the last five years that we have been attending the show we have seem new brands like PureAudioProject, with their open baffle loudspeakers, and Westminster Labs super-high-end electronics go from being ‘Newcomers’ to established brands More »

Triangle have released a ready-to-listen pack featuring a turntable and a pair of amplified speakers. It has been developed by French brand Triangle, in partnership with Pro-Ject. More »

We have been making the pilgrimage to High End Munich for five years now. It is, quite simply, the greatest Hifi Show on earth. I love meeting people from all over the world, catching up with old friends and meeting new ones, this year I lost track of the number of people who grabbed us saying ‘I know you from Facebook!’ and it was brilliant to meet people that we knew ‘virtually’ in the flesh. High End Munich is one of those shows that can overwhelm you with it’s immensity. It’s quite tricky to explain just how big a show it is…it’s a beast! Every year has been incredible, but this year it just went up another level. It’s kind of crazy, but just when you think the best can’t get any better, it does, and this year High End turned it up to 11.

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AVID Hifi, the UK based high end hifi manufacturer, unveiled their new tonearms at High End Munich 2017. This is their next step towards “a complete AVID system”. More »

Gold Note are a well known for their very high end products but here Janine Elliot takes a listen to their €195 and €350 moving magnet cartridges. More »

We have been making the pilgrimage to High End Munich for five years now. It is, quite simply, the greatest Hifi Show on earth. I love meeting people from all over the world, catching up with old friends and meeting new ones, this year I lost track of the number of people who grabbed us saying ‘I know you from Facebook!’ and it was brilliant to meet people that we knew ‘virtually’ in the flesh. High End Munich is one of those shows that can overwhelm you with it’s immensity. It’s quite tricky to explain just how big a show it is…it’s a beast! Every year has been incredible, but this year it just went up another level. It’s kind of crazy, but just when you think the best can’t get any better, it does, and this year High End turned it up to 11. More »

Just preparing to head off for day three of High End Munich 2017, the last couple of days has been a whirlwind of hifi news and new products, so here is a round up of the latest from the High End Show news. Loads from KEF, Arcam, Estelon, Mytek, Mark Levinson, Sennheiser, SME, Harbeth and many more!

Plus, don’t forget we are giving out exclusive Hifi Pig and VPI pink slipmats at the show, so grab us and say’ hi’ and claim one if you see us! More »

Hifi Pig Advertising Promotion

Hifi Pig brings you a series of promotional articles about our Great British Brands exhibiting at High End Munich 2017. We let them tell you all about their philosophy and products.

Munich 2017 – the reveal. This Munich sees Funk at its most ambitious. There, not just one but two new arms will be on show. More »

New Italian Hifi brand, Trinaudio, will make their debut at High End Munich 2017 More »

Audio MusiKraft have announced their entry to the audiophile market with their brand new turntable products and online boutique. They say that their shells create “The world’s first and only “tweakable” And “customisable” Phono Cartridge”. More »

On June 1st, 2017, the iconic album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band turns fifty years old. To mark the occasion, The Beatles have released three Anniversary Editions of the album in association with Apple Corps Ltd., Capitol and USM. Newly mixed by Giles Martin and Sam Okell in both stereo and 5.1 surround audio, amongst the anniversary releases is a Double LP Deluxe Vinyl edition. So to support the release, Pro-Ject Audio Systems have announced two turntables; the Essential III: Sgt. Pepper‘s Drum and 2 Xperience SB: Sgt. Pepper Limited Edition. More »

Intimate Audio recently sent this very different looking Italian turntable to Hifi Pig reviewer, Ian Ringstead. More »

Bryston has announced that it has promoted Gary Dayton to VP of Sales and Marketing, US effective immediately. Dayton has been immersed in the high-performance audio community for nearly two decades, having spent nine years with THIEL Audio before coming onboard as a Product Specialist with Bryston in 2013. Dayton will interface with reps, dealers and support end-users from his office in Lexington, KY. More »