Keith Monks Audio is celebrating the record UK sales of vinyl with the launch of two new Record Cleaning machines – the new discOvery Redux and the new discOvery microLight. More »

Audio Files take a standard Audio Technica AT-LP5 turntable, add a new arm and carry out other modifications and offer a stylus upgrade to the standard cartridge. Total costs including the stylus upgrade is £835, Ian Ringstead listens to see if this is a worthwhile route to take over the original AT-LP5, available at time of review available for £319.  More »

Pro-Ject make a huge range of turntables to suit pretty much all pockets. Today Ian Ringstead takes a listen to the £1400 Pro-ject 6 Perspex SB Turntable Package. More »

GadgetyNews’ Jay Garrett pops along to London’s West 1 and the high-end emporium that is KJ West One for Hifi Pig for a session with the Kronos Pro turntable, Reference phonostage and power supply. More »

Goldring is starting to ship its new E Series Moving Magnet cartridges which, they say, are “a range of high performance, premium quality, British designed products for the resurgent turntable market”. More »

Good friend of Hifi Pig, Mat Weisfeld, of VPI got in touch to tell us about their new, entry level turntable, the Cliffwood: “For 40 years we have built turntables in American and kept it in the VPI family.  For almost 30 of those years we have built our turntables in Cliffwood, New Jersey”. More »

We are well into the summer now but June has been a very busy month. We ended the month with a fantastic two-day North West Audio Show at the sumptuous Cranage Hall  . There was plenty of other news going on though so here’s a round up, just in case you missed anything! More »

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 »

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. More »

Munich High End Show 2017 Report Part Seven featuring: Nime loudspeakers, Eclipse, Axiolab, Popspeakers, Audioplus Laboratories, CAD, The Chord Company, Boenicke, CH Precision, Vivid Loudspeakers, Portento Audio, Davis Acoustics, Kalista, Blumenhofer Acoustics, Tektron, Jern loudspeakers, RD Acoustics, 440 Audio turntable, Lampizator, KR Audio, TAGA, Lehmann, Falcon Acoustics, DiDiT, Cardas, Vinni Rossi, Monitor Audio, Sugarcube, Musikelectronic Geithain, A Charlin, Questyle, Graham Audio, Mutec, Music First Audio, SOtM, Gold Note, Egglestonworks loudspeakers, Skogrand Cables, Triangle Art, Kronos, ZenSati ApS, APL HiFi, VAC, HorchHouse, Bitttner, KR Audio, Mezza Audio,  Pylon, Triangle, Lundahl, Bespoke Audio, Creek, Epos, Hifi Racks, Final

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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 »

Hifi Pig’s report from Munich High End Show 2017 part 5 includes loads of pictures and features: JoSound and Elektron Research, hORNS, Audio Flight, Magnum Dynalab, Pure Audio Project and Soul Note, Kondo and Kawero, Volya, Way Cables, atlas Cables, Mytek, Venusodio, Lab 12, Manger, Estelon, Thrax Audio, Diapason, Aries Cerat, Vyger and Tellurium Q. There are sixteen pages in all so again use the doodad at the very bottom of the page to scroll through. 

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Part three of our coverage of this year’s High end Show from Munich including Nagra and Wilson, Cessaro and TW Acustic, Silbatone, Silberstatic, Amplifon and Absolue, Odeon Audio and New Audio Frontiers, MSB Technology, Harbeth and finally Stein Music. 

There are eight pages so again use the doodad at the bottom of each page. 

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The second part of Stuart’s report from High end Munich 2017 featuring the following: Audiobyte, Skogrand Cables, Rockna, Trafomatic and Tune Audio. Joseph Audio and Alluxity, Audiopax, Tellurium Q,  Aequo Audio and GIK Panels . Audiovector and Gryphon. Goebel and Vitus. Ear Yoshino. Again split into pages so hit the doodad at the end of each page to take you to the next. 

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Vinyl is everywhere at the moment and High End Munich is THE place to go is you want to see some really High End turntables and associated kit. Here’s a selection of the turntables that caught my eye. Of course some of these turntables are built with no expense being spared but that’s not to say there weren’t a good number of more affordable turntables too. Words kept to a minimum as we know it’s the pics you want!

There are six pages, just click on the doodad at the very bottom of each page. 

Continuum Audio Labs, AMG, VPI, Graham Slee, Kuzma, Acoustic Signature, Hanss Acoustics, Funk Firm, Dr Feikert, Acoustical Systems, Wand, Pro-Ject, Panalogue, First Voice, SME, Gold Note, Kronos, Scheu Analog, Triangle Art, Transrotor, Tech Das, Convert Technologies, 440 Audio, Clearaudio, Thorens, Origin Live, Roksan, Audio Exclusiv, Elac, EMT, AVID Hifi, Reed and Triangle.  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 »