Stuart and Linette Smith have had the Chord DAVE DAC sat on their rack for the best part of a year now and don’t want it to go home. Find out why.  More »

The Technics 1200 and 1210 turntables are gaining a good deal of favour with audiophiles who are adding better arms, power supplies and more. Here, in his first review for Hifi Pig Alan McIntosh adds the £495 HE V Linear Power Supply from UK company Timestep to his own Technics 1210.  More »

DALI got in touch to let us know they will be bringing the newest member of the DALI family, the DALI Callisto series, which is their first high-end active speaker system, to Munich High End 2018.

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Adam Billingham checks out the exclusive Tape club in London and has a listen to their studio’s PMC monitoring system.  More »

Nostalgia tours roll into town with rapid regularity.  Missed one Seventies or Eighties hit-maker?  There will be another along before you know it.  Nostalgia sells.  It’s less common though for someone who had their first number one in 1979 and their last top ten single in 1982 to come storming along with a set that draws heavily on their new album and yet delivers a credible, and relevant, performance. More »

Aimed at the budget market the Cyrus ONE amp packs a lot of features into its diminutive box, allied with the equally budget friendly ONELinear speakers you have a full system for a little over £1000. Ian Ringstead takes a listen.  More »

In 2014, iFi launched their original iDSD portable hi-res DAC/headphone amp. Now they launch the xDSD. Connects to your phone, tablet, PC, Mac, DAP, TV, games console or any other digital audio device via cable, or streams wirelessly via Bluetooth. More »

I’ve been a long-time fan of origin Live tonearms having used their Silver tonearm on a fully modded Technics 1210 and on my previous vinyl spinner from Analogue Works, the logical next step for our vinyl front end was to upgrade the arm and to buy one of OLs turntables. We have and here are our thoughts on the British company’s Resolution turntable with upgraded PSU and triple layer Acrylic platter, partnered with their Zephyr tonearm. The total price of the turntable as tested here is £5550.  More »

This year Estelon demonstrates its renewed flagship – the Estelon Extreme. The 2018 model has a new crossover design and new superior cabling from Kubala-Sosna, which the company says brings the sound quality to yet another level.

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DS Audio of Japan, who are well known for their optical cartridges, have set up DS Exports, who will export high end Japanese audio products to the rest of the world. More »

George and Carolyn Counnas of Zesto Audio will be exhibiting their range of electronics alongside Fono Acustica and Wadax at High End Munich 2018. More »

Emotiva’s DR Series’ XPA-DR1 mono, XPA-DR2 two-channel and XPA-DR3 three-channel models utilise up to three pairs of Differential Reference™ Amplifier Modules, fed by a fully regulated, 3 kW switch mode power supply within a heavy-duty chassis. More »

Billie Jean is the latest collaboration of In-Ear-Monitors (IEMs) between Astell&Kern and Jerry Harvey Audio which feature a new Dual Balanced Armature (BA) driver system. More »

Japanese company, Fidata, the audio brand of IO Data will be exhibiting again at High End Munich. More »

Are you going to visit the High End Society, High End Munich 2018 show?  It is truly an amazing experience with exhibitors and visitors from all around the world, it is the place to see and hear exotic Hifi brands. More »

American audio brand, Mixcder, has announced the availability of its latest wireless active noise cancelling headphone, the E7. Featuring ANC (active noise cancelling) tech and an easy-to-carry design, E7 is designed to appeal to travellers and commuters who do not want to be disturbed by external noise. More »

Audionet will be launching a new integrated amplifier at High End Munich. More »

Cary Audio say that the introduction of the SA-200.2 ES and SA-500.1 ES solid-state power amplifiers represent the next generation of the SA design. They employ a modular approach that ensures, say Cary, “consistency in performance, and ease of manufacture and serviceability”. More »

PMC have said that they will be making a significant product launch at the High End Show, Munich 2018. More »

I’ve been a long-time fan of origin Live tonearms having used their Silver tonearm on a fully modded Technics 1210 and on my previous vinyl spinner from Analogue Works, the logical next step for our vinyl front end was to upgrade the arm and to buy one of OLs turntables. We have and here are our thoughts on the British company’s Resolution turntable with upgraded PSU and triple layer Acrylic platter, partnered with their Zephyr tonearm. The total price of the turntable as tested here is £5550.  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 »

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