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 »

Amare Musica Release New Mono Block Amplifiers, Octogenus Diamond.

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G-Point Audio and Malvern Audio Research will be exhibiting again at this year’s two day Cranage Hall, North West Audio Show. More »

Octave have launched their very first single-ended amplifier. The V16 Single-Ended has a range of high-end elements as well as an integrated headphone amp. More »

Straight outta Poland : the Entropy Quantum tube amp from Amare Musica.

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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!

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 »

While at High End Munich 2017 we were drawn to the very eye-catching new brand, Art Deco Acoustics, read on for further details about their system. More »

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. 

Read the full report here!

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.

This year at Munich high-end 2017 Living Voice will be showing two loudspeaker systems, both with a Kondo M77 pre-amplifier and a pair of Gakuoh push-pull power amplifiers, fitted with Living Voice 300B power valves. The main system will be set up on two of our new (yet to be named), equipment tables, developed in conjunction with UK based Natural Audio Structures. More »

Serbian audio manufacturers, Auris Audio, are set to unveil two new amplifiers at The High End Show in Munich. More »

LessLoss Audio got in touch to tell us they will have their Laminar Streamer with Kaiser Acoustics of Germany and Kondo Audio Note of Japan at High End Munich 2017. More »

Abyss Headphones got in touch to tell us what they are demonstrating at High End Munich: “Along with the world debut of our sexy Diana headphone dressed in various outfits, Abyss Headphones will have a very special high-performance headphone system sporting a retail price in excess of 120,000 €, the finest in headphone systems”. More »

Hifi Pig Promotion

Audio Hungary Ltd., owners of the Qualiton brand, started off in 2012. This essentially came about when they purchased Univox Ltd, a manufacturer of industrial PA equipment. Without wanting to make this a lesson in economic history: the company started back in the 1940’s operating under the names of “Audio” “EAG “and BEAG until the 1990’s. That was when Univox was created from a manufacturing unit of BEAG (Budapest Electro-Acoustics Factory). BEAG used to be one of the largest and most renowned players in the industry in the Eastern bloc, having also supplied the entire PA system for the Moscow Olympics back in 1980. Read the full article here More »

Hifi Pig Promotion

Audio Hungary Ltd., owners of the Qualiton brand, started off in 2012. This essentially came about when they purchased Univox Ltd, a manufacturer of industrial PA equipment. Without wanting to make this a lesson in economic history: the company started back in the 1940’s operating under the names of “Audio” “EAG “and BEAG until the 1990’s. That was when Univox was created from a manufacturing unit of BEAG (Budapest Electro-Acoustics Factory). BEAG used to be one of the largest and most renowned players in the industry in the Eastern bloc, having also supplied the entire PA system for the Moscow Olympics back in 1980. More »

Zesto Audio will be at Axpona 2017 in Chicago, USA. More »

2017 marks the 40th anniversary of Conrad-Johnson design inc. and to celebrate, they are introducing two new anniversary tube amplifiers – the ART150 and ART300. These amplifiers employ the recently developed KT150 output tubes. More »

Almost one year after the debut with its ZeroUno DAC on the international scene of high end audio CanEVER Audio from Venice, Italy presents the ZeroUno PLUS. More »

Voxativ, the high end hifi manufacturer from, Berlin dropped us a message to tell us what they will be showing at Axpona and Shanghai. More »

Lab 12 are based in Greece and that is where they handcraft all their products. Here Stuart Smith takes a listen to their pre 1 valve preamplifier costing €1440 and their knack power cable costing a further €210. More »