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 »

 

How many times have you read a glowing review of a high quality, low compliance phono cartridge, only to find yourself bumping up against a ‘but…’ asks the latest press release from Timestep. The ‘but’ in question being the caveat that, in order to enjoy the cartridge’s full performance potential, you’ll need a high mass tonearm.   More »

Are you off to the AXPONA show? Here’s the top 10 reasons that you should be. Now in its 9th year, AXPONA (Audio Expo North America) continues to grow in popularity with audiophiles, music lovers, musicians and seasoned audio experts looking to enhance their Listening Room, Media Room or Home Office with the latest technology from stereo systems, home audio speakers, headphones, turntables, amplifiers, and much more. More »

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

The recent revival in vinyl and explosion of new turntables has spawned an equal number of new phono stages from the bargain basement models to the highly specialised audiophile units costing thousands. Nick Gorham from Longdog Audio noticed that the market was short on quality budget units, so he decided to design one to appeal to most newcomers to vinyl or those on limited funds. The result is a very straight forward moving magnet only unit costing £199. Ian Ringstead takes a listen.  More »

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

As well as the many rooms at Bristol Sound and Vision there are also plenty of static stands and displays, many giving visitors the chance to try out headfi gear, see interesting demos and get their hands on the newest offerings from many brands.  Here’s our round up on what there was to see and play with, mainly in The Bristol Suite and the corridors of the show.  More »

So You want to launch your own record label but don’t have the funds, don’t have the know how and frankly haven’t a clue where to start?  Hifi Pig has a chat with Serial Bowl Records, a label collective based in Sunderland in the North East of England to get the low down. More »

In the rush towards the new-fangled format of CD I, many moons ago, sold all my vinyl. At that time I owned a record shop and was DJing on the radio, at clubs and at parties pretty much fulltime and as such I was getting promotional records sent almost every day. As a result of this we had a room that was dedicated to my turntables and of course my records. There was a good few thousand and they were stacked in long rows against the wall with no particular filing system at all. Once I decided to move on from DJing and sold the record shop the logical thing to do, or so I thought at the time, was to sell all the records. Top tip, kids…DON’T DO IT!! As soon as I’d got the cheque I realised I’d done a very stupid thing and years later I would look on Hard To Find Records and more recently Discogs only to find any of the promos and 12” records I owned were now worth a small fortune – we’re talking being able to pop out and splurge on a relatively luxurious car, but I digress.

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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 »

Vibrating stylus cleaners are not a new concept, but the Flux Hifi Sonic stylus operates at a lower frequency to older types, which, say the company, makes it perfectly safe to use on your precious cartridge.  More »

WTP audio is launching the Serene project, six upgrades designed and manufactured in Britain for the LP12. Theo Stack of WTP told us more: “The goal was to rid the LP12 of any remaining vibrations and colorations whilst still retaining the core organic sound of the Linn Sondek. Thus, the start of this bordering on, unhealthy obsession, which was dubbed “The Serene Project’’. It was no easy feat and took two years of intensive R&D and countless revised prototypes to develop components that compete at the highest standard” More »

Decent Audio, the North East UK based hifi importer and distributor will be exhibiting at Bristol Sound & Vision this month. More »

The NEW LOOK Hifi Pig and GadgetyReviews is out and ready for FREE download. More »

Devon-based Timestep has signed an exclusive distribution agreement to import Glanz tonearms from their native Japan to the UK. Visit Timestep at Sound & Vision Bristol to discover them. More »

Ortofon, has announced the second generation of its professional line of Concorde DJ cartridges. The New Concorde Generation consists of five models targeted to a variety of applications and DJ styles. More »

In October 2018 Ortofon will celebrate 100 years of business in audio industry. Through the year they are releasing several Century products to celebrate. More »

Michael Gammon, son of David Gammon who created the British turntable manufacturer, Transcriptors, has released the sad news that they are to cease production of their turntables. More »

Vinyl on your TV, sounds a bit strange? Read on….Voxtok, which recently joined the Netgem Group as its dedicated Sound Division for innovative musical entertainment in TV and audio sectors, and Elipson, a French manufacturer of high-end audio solutions, are collaborating to provide an “enhanced and enriched vinyl record listening experience”. More »

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