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 »

Technics introduced the prototype of their Reference class SP-10R turntable at IFA last summer.  Now, at CES 2018, Technics are showing both this plus the new Technics SL-100R. More »

Cambridge Audio have announced two new phono stages, the Solo and the Duo. More »

After nearly two years in development, Pro-Ject Audio Systems have announced the official introduction of their Juke Box E all-in-one “plug & play” turntable. With all the additional electronics you need built into the turntable chassis, this new product offering is, say Pro-ject, unlike anything else available in the hifi market. More »

Bristol will shortly see the opening of its first audiophile bar and kitchen. The brains behind it are; Dan Wild, who has run Bristol institutional club event Just Jack for 12 years (predominantly at Motion), his wife Rhiannon and their head chef Michiel Pel. More »

Timestep’s Dave Cawley has just signed an exclusive distribution agreement to import Glanz tonearms from their native Japan to the UK. More »

Pro-Ject Audio Systems, manufacturers hifi turntables and electronics, have announced a new Artist Series special edition turntable collaboration with one of the world’s longest-running bands. More »

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 »

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