Audiolab launched the 8000A in 1983, twenty five years on they are launching the new 6000A. Outwardly, the 6000A bears strong resemblance to the 8300A with its rotary controls and large, central OLED display. But while the 8300A costs £899, the 6000A’s recommended price tag is just £599. What’s more, unlike its costlier, analogue-only sibling, it incorporates high-quality D/A conversion, enabling digital sources to be connected directly without an external DAC. More »

Last week we had a very pleasant visit up to Glasgow to Linn HQ to experience their new product. However, until midday today, we and the other selekt (see what I did there), few journalists from the British Hifi Press, were sworn to secrecy about what we had seen and heard. Finally we can reveal the launch of the Linn Selekt DSM, an all-new Linn network music player that promises, say the Linn team, “to bring the feeling back to digital audio”. More »

ECLIPSE, the Japanese loudspeaker manufacturer, will be at The Audio Show this weekend (September 22nd and 23rd) with the TD510zMK2. Birmingham-based ECLIPSE retailer, The Little Audio Company, will be demonstrating the speakers with a diverse range of music courtesy of an Innuos ZENith Mk. II music server with amplification from Hegel’s H190. More »

Mitchell & Johnson has launched the 800 Series, a new flagship range of hifi components, its first to be entirely designed, engineered and built in the UK. The new 800 Series represents a significant milestone for Mitchell & Johnson, as the company transitions towards a new era of entirely British built equipment for its customers, following a period of investment in the UK. More »

If you are familiar with the philosophy behind Akiko Audio’s tuning product designs, you won’t be surprised to hear that the new Minelli Power Conditioner is based on a design without electrical components. By doing so, Akiko say it can passively tackle high frequency noise. More »

In order to celebrate its first year of “life”, the Digital Sharing Converter, DSC1, the first device of Métronome’s new DS range, is becoming even more connected. More »

Chord Electronics has joined forces with The Chord Company to offer a free interconnect with the purchase of a Hugo 2 DAC/headphone amp, from ‘bricks and mortar’ UK retailers this Autumn. More »

Rob Hunt of REL got in touch to tell us more about their latest collaboration with House Of Linn Manchester owners, Brian and Trevor. “House of Linn (Brian and Trevors) have been longstanding believers in the use of REL within the Linn Akurate system for some time now”. More »

The Chord Company has launched SignatureXL, the latest evolution of a classic Chord speaker cable and one that introduces modern technology plus the new silver-plated ChordOhmic plugs. More »

Mr Araki, CEO of Melco Syncrets, the Hifi division of the Japanese IT company Buffalo Technology, has announced the launch of the Melco N10 ‘extreme performance’ Hi-Res digital Music Library and the more entry level N100. More »

The Falcon GC6500R Reference speaker incorporates a number of proprietary technical advances including the Falcon Sonaweave™ Graphene Enhanced Nano-Platelet Cone deployed in the bass driver design. The use of Graphene allows the diaphragm to be 60% lighter and thinner than those of conventional drivers.  More »

VANA, the North American distributor of audio products has announced the arrival of the European Audio Team (E.A.T) Jo N05 moving coil cartridge, the LPS dual linear power supply and the 800-gram Massive Weight. More »

French audio brand Focal launched the Kanta N°2 in October 2017, now, Focal has launched three new Premium Hifi loudspeakers: Kanta N°1, Kanta N°3 and Kanta Center. Focal used the CEDIA 2018 Expo to unveil the new additions to the range. More »

PMC has appointed Tim Ireland to the position of chief executive officer, overseeing all day to day operations of the company as it expands its product portfolio, UK distribution business and global distribution network. Peter Thomas takes up the role of chairman. More »

British audio brand KEF, has announced the launch of its brand new R Series loudspeaker range. With many technological innovations and design improvements, the new R Series draws on acoustic developments originally achieved in KEF’s flagship Reference Series. No fewer than 1043 individual changes have been made for the new R Series. More »

Sicily is famed for its lemons.  Fortunately, John Scott discovers that Sicilian amplifier manufacturer Audiozen’s Alchemy amp is a bit of a peach at £3091. More »

McIntosh will debut a new line of Custom Install products at the 2018 CEDIA EXPO. The new line of Distribution Amplifiers and In-Wall & In-Ceiling Speakers will be demonstrated throughout the show in the McIntosh sound room #SR-13. More »

Japanese brand Hana are launching a new higher end range of moving coil cartridges.  The ML and MH (Low and High output options) are an advanced development of their SL and SH moving coil cartridges, and utilise a ‘Micro-line’ design nude diamond tip, along with with many other improvementsMore »

dCS has announced its Bartók network DAC and headphone amplifier – a single- box, digital-to-analogue converter with full network streaming functionality and Class A headphone amplifier. More »

The Cyrus OneHD is an integrated amp and DAC with a whole host of connectivity for what looks to be a very reasonable £999. Alan McIntosh takes a listen.  More »

In the early 1980s, Wharfedale made their first-ever Diamond loudspeakers which were marketed as an entry point to high-fidelity sound. Almost four decades on, Wharfedale has released their new “low-cost, high-performance” speaker range, the D300 Series. More »

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