Monster today unveiled what they are calling the “crown jewel” of all headphones at Harrods of London –  “Diamond Sally Sohn DT_LC2Tears Sally Sohn Edition Headphone”. To create these one-of-a-kind headphones Monster collaborated with Korean artist and jewellery designer Sally Sohn with the headphones being made from 18k gold encrusted with black diamonds totaling 5.56 carats.

In addition to the Diamond Tears Sally Sohn Edition Headphone, Harrods will also offer an exclusive new White and Black Tuxedo version of the company’s DNA headphones.

Priced at £20,000 ($30,000 U.S.) Hifi Pig suggests not leaving the Diamond Tears Sally Sohn Edition Headphones on the bus or tube!



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Hifi Pig’s intrepid reviewer reports on The Hifi Show, Scalford 2013 and picks out a few of the hifi systems, some high end and some not so Scalford_2013_1high end, that were on show at this years event.

You can read his full report for  The Hifi Show, Scalford 2013 and lots more of his photographs taken at the show here.



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This is the 5th year of The Hifi Show at Scalford. The Hifi Show is hosted in the spacious Scalford Hall Hotel in the heart of rural Leicestershire UK, just outside the town of Melton Mowbray. More »

Purity Audio Design of Endicott, New York, will officially debut their Series 2 Silver Statement linestage preamplifer PSE-300b3along with their PSE300B Ultra mono bloc amplifiers (pictured) which in turn will be driving Daedalus Audio loudspeakers at Axpona 2013 in Chicago.

The pair of monoblocs come with 4 Sophia Electric Princess 300B, 2 Sophia Electric Grade A 6SN7 and 2 5U4 Rectifier tubes.
Frequency response: 10Hz-40kHz
Input Impedance: 100k Ohm single ended
Input Sensitivity: 250mV for full output
Maximum Output: 18 watts into 4, 8 or 16 ohm loads
Tubes 1 x 6SN7, 1 x 5U4G, 2 x 300B per chassis
Weight: 42 lbs each
Size: 12″ W x 15″ D x 11″ H (each chassis)
Fuse: 2A Slow Blow (120V Supply)
Power Consumption: 135watts


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The Hifi Show at Scalford photographs can be found here scal27

We also have a great report of the Bristol Sound and Vision Hifi Show with lots of really great photographs.

For all the shows that Hifi Pig has covered please go to our Hifi Shows main page


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A great festival of technology that showcased many great British Hifi Brands including modern favourites such as Naim, Cyrus, Michell and Tannoy, and also the big boys including Pioneer and Yamaha with Sony’s 84 inch 4k TV attracting huge amounts of interest, the 4k is the resolution, not the price tag, which is more like 25k!
I was able to wander with relative comfort around the slightly sprawling hotel layout that had demo rooms spread over several floors.  It was interesting how well sound proofed the bedrooms were compared to how they normally are when you want to sleep in them. More »


Photographs from The Hifi Show Scalford 2013. The Hifi Show at Scalford is, in the main, an opportunity for hifi enthusiasts and audiophiles to demonstrate their own systems to the general public and other audiophiles.

It is an eclectic mix of High-end audio and more modest audio systems. We hope you enjoy the photographs.


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