The Cary Audio CAD-805 vacuum tube monoblock power amplifier has been in continuous production since 1993. The CAD-805 has experienced several generational updates in its long, history. To CARY on the tradition (pun intended), Cary are introducing the latest generation of the CAD-805, the CAD-805 Reference Series (RS). More »

For 20 years, Cary Audio have been making their SLI-80 vacuum tube integrated amplifier. It’s had many variants over the years, some enhancements under the hood and some in style. More »

Hercules Integrated is the younger brother of S.A.Lab’s flagship Hercules MkII Magister of Music. S.A.Lab say it is ‘ a more compact and affordable amplifier which is technologically identical to grand Hercules MkII Magister of Music’. More »

Croatian Hifi brand, Sound Carrier, who specialise in making valve amplifiers, have released their new 24 kg EL34 Monoblocks. More »

After two years in development, the all new Reference 160M (REF160M) Monoblock Power Amplifier is built like no other, looks like no other, and sounds like no other amplifier that you have ever heard, yet it is unmistakably Audio Research. More »

Audio-Hungary have released their new, upgraded Qualiton APX 200 vacuum tube stereo power amplifier, with new features that were added after customer feedback. Only minor changes to the vents were made on the outside for optimised cooling and to keep the classic design. Most changes were made inside.  More »

Feliks Audio has just launched a new entry level headphone amplifier called Echo, a “back to basics” headphone amp which can drive mid to high impedance headphones. It also has a fully protected pre-amp functionality. More »

TAGA Harmony have released their second vacuum tube amplifier, the TTA-500. More »

TAGA Harmony HTA-800 is a 50W / 8ohm hybrid integrated amplifier utilising two 6N3 tubes in the preamp section and four Toshiba transistors at the output. High-performance tubes and a high-power shielded toroidal 200W transformer provides stable power. More »

Trafomatic Audio of Serbia have launched a new Headphone Amplifier, the Primavera. More »

Feliks Audio, a Polish based manufacturer of hand crafted tube amplifiers, has released a prototype of their new desktop amplifier that can power both speakers and headphones. More »

Charles Whitener President of Western Electric, has announced that the WE 300B electron tube will re-enter production this year, in time for its 80th Anniversary. The last Western Electric 300-B was manufactured in 1988 and since then they have become as rare as hen’s teeth. More »

Croatian Hifi brand, Sound Carrier has added a new member to their integrated amps line-up.

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Moscow based S.A.Lab have launched their all new Lilt entry level range of amplifiers. The Lilt range uses the original output transformer technologies from their flagship Hercules and Samson projects.
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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 »

The first hybrid integrated amplifier from McIntosh has been announced, the the MA252 Integrated Amplifier. More »

The TAGA Harmony HTA-25B uses a combination of valves and transistors to create an entry level hybrid amp. More »

TAGA Harmony, manufacturer of speakers and audio electronics, has unveiled a new high-fidelity hybrid amplifier, the HTA-1200. More »

So that’s the end of Summer, hope you all had a good one. As everyone gets back to school, university or work why not take the time to look back at all the Hifi news that we covered for you in August, there was plenty going on! More »

In 2015, Italian “valve specialists” Unison Research renovated their Unico range of hybrid hifi electronics with the introduction of a new flagship. Unison Research told us: “The Unico 150 integrated amplifier was born out of an extensive R&D process and utilised optimal electrical characteristics to achieve a true high-end sound performance. Now, the lessons learned in the development of the Unico 150 have resulted in the introduction of an alternative high-end offering”. More »

Heed Audio’s thesis range of electronics will make its London debut at The Indulgence Show. The four-strong line up of aesthetically minimalist products continues the Heed tradition of “leaving the technical conformity behind and concentrating on the reproduction of music; to stir the emotions of listeners who are more interested in the performance than the specifications”. More »

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