Setting off to the Warsaw show feels like going on an adventure. We went last year so we know what to expect, it’s the second biggest European show after Munich so there is a lot to cover but Warsaw, unlike Munich, still manages to keep that intimate and cosy feeling. The show is split into three, distinct zones, almost three shows in one and with three days to cover it all it is possible to do one area a day and still have time to nip into the city and see some of the place you are visiting.  More »

+AUDIO the American maker of sound systems has launched in the UK. The American brand has partnered with Henley Audio (formerly Henley Designs) the UK distributor based in Oxfordshire. More »

New affordable phono stages with digital output options join the Pro-Ject range. The E-Line of affordable accessory electronics from Box Design by Pro-Ject Audio Systems was introduced to combine Pro-Ject’s knowledge of stereo hifi systems with price points that could appeal to audio enthusiasts on a budget. More »

Akiko Audio specialises in lowering the noise floor in the rendering chain. A higher noise floor comes from contaminated electricity and high frequency radiation. Seeing as the noise mixes in with the music signal, it should be dealt with immediately. This, according to Sander van Berlo, is an important cause of listening fatigue. More »

TEAC Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love than with their new, tie-dye TEAC TN-420 turntable. More »

Grado Labs, of Brooklyn New York, has announced what they say is a major step forward in their affordable Prestige Series of phono cartridges. The Prestige Series 2 is the third generation of the Prestige series and a continuation of Grado’s entry level line of cartridges dating back to 1953. For sixty-four years the family has been dedicated to supporting vinyl playback with their phono cartridges at affordable prices. The Prestige Black2, Green2, Blue2, Red2, Silver2, and Gold2 continue this tradition. More »

October was a very busy month for us Hifi Pigs, there was an awful lot of news and we also brought you coverage of The Indulgence Show and Chord’s Poly launch, plus a visit to hear the Living Voice system at Spiritland. There was also the sad news of the death of Gérard Chrétien of French manufacturer, Focal. More »

Pro-Ject Audio Systems, manufacturers of hifi turntables, launched their first Record Cleaning Machine (RCM) in 2016. The VC-S received high praise for its simple design, effective cleaning ability and solid build. Now, the Austrian company are expanding on the knowledge acquired from their first RCM to release a MK II version with improved performance and features. More »

The Supreme-Analog Tangenta Referenca tonearm from Serbia, will be making it’s debut in the USA early next month. More »

Since its introduction in late 2016, the Essential III from Pro-Ject Audio Systems has been a staple in the affordable turntable market. Combining cosmetics with performance, the range expanded earlier in 2017 to include MDF (Essential III) and Acrylic (Essential III A) platter options, Pro-Ject Audio Systems are now expanding the range further. More »

Certain to be of big interest in the DIY Audio community, Burning Amp Festival 2017 is coming to the Fort Mason Centre in San Francisco on Sunday, November 12th from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 PM. This year  BAF’s hours have been extended due to the increased interest and popularity of DIY audio amongst music-loving enthusiasts and audiophiles of all ages. 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 »

Transfiguration moving coil (MC) phono cartridges are hand-crafted in Japan by Immutable Music’s Seiji Yoshioka. Their design has always been guided by two firm principles: first, to extract the most musical detail from a record’s groove and second, to get out of the way. So when it’s said that a Transfiguration cartridge ‘lacks character’, it’s a compliment. Says Yoshioka, “The best audio components are those that simply don’t seem to exist – so good that they add nothing, subtract nothing.” More »

NAD used RMAF in Denver USA to launch three new products. 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 »

Triangle Art got in touch to tell us about their Master reference turntable. Tom Vu explained: “The Master Reference Turntable delivers innovative design without compromising the quality in high-depth sound and mechanics, making it competitive among like turntables in the industry”. 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 »

Zesto Audio has announced their first audio accessory, the Andros Allasso Step Up Transformer. The international debut will take place at the X-FI Audio Show in Holland on September 30th and the US launch will be at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest in Denver, CO, October 6-8 in exhibit room #7009 at the Marriott Tech Center. More »

Air Audio Distribution will be demonstrating the newly re-branded Japanese Sorane SA-1.2 tone-arm in room 13 on the 3rd floor of The Indulgence Show. More »

Technics has announced the launch of the Reference Class SP-10R, its most premium analogue, direct drive turntable to date, which is anticipated to hit the market in early summer 2018. The news comes as Technics unveils a prototype of the new, cutting-edge turntable with, they claim, the world’s top-level* S/N (signal-to-noise) ratio and rotational stability, for the first time at this year’s IFA Berlin. More »

 

British manufacturer of turntables, tonearms and cables, Vertere Acoustics, has recently been appointed distributor of Switzerland’s FM Acoustics. We are very much looking forward to hearing the system put together by the like-minded leaders of these brands, Vertere’s Touraj Moghaddam and FM Acoustic’s Manuel Huber, at The Indulgence Show 2017. More »