Brainwavz has announced the availability of its M2 IEM Noise Isolating Earphones in the UK. The M2 IEM are the latest in the Brainwavz range of over 25 earphones and headphones and retail at £45.00 /$59.50. More »

Bowers & Wilkins has created new Prestige Editions of its 802 and 805 models, featuring a special Santos Rosewood finish. More »

Optoma has just launched the NuForce BE Free5 true wireless in-ear headphones. The BE Free5 have no cables or neckband for unrestricted movement and the additional wings help with a secure fit for active users. More »

The Acutus DARK™ Limited Edition, is the latest turntable design from AVID HIFI.  First seen at Munich’s High End Show the turntable design will now be available in a matte black finish. More »

Auralic got in touch to tell us about their Summer promotion. Buy the Altair Streaming DAC between now and September the 30th and receive six months Qobuz free of charge. More »

Dan Worth takes a look at the IsoAcoustics Orea Pucks designed to help isolate your equipment from unwanted vibrations.  More »

Shinola of Detroit has partnered with Barefoot Sound, a manufacturer of professional audio recording monitors, to create their first bookshelf speaker system with Bluetooth® technology. This introduction marks the first time Barefoot Sound has ventured out of the pro audio market. More »

The Raidho X-5 and XT-5 (pictured) floorstanding loudspeakers had their world premiere at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest last autumn, both models are now arriving on UK shores. More »

Logigram is a completely manual turntable, which the makers, DEFOSS, say is characterised by the particular shape of the plinth, which incorporates a reinforcing layer of composite material. This allowed them to create an anti-resonant barrier between the tonearm/cartridge axis and the motor. More »

SOtM are releasing the sMS-200 Neo and sMS-200ultra Neo network players. More »

The RMB 40/4 Loudspeakers (£3000) are a distinctive and interesting design, Dave Robson takes a listen. More »

Leema Acoustics has partnered with Mian Audio Distribution who will take on UK sales and distribution for the Welsh Hifi manufacturer, which was founded two decades ago by two ex-BBC sound engineers. More »

Californian brand Aesthetix’ Saturn Series of hifi components has had a range of  enhancements in the form of the Saturn Eclipse edition, which has just arrived on UK shores. More »

After the premiere of their new 10″ driver, the F10 Neo, and Nenuphar loudspeakers, at the 2018 Hi Fi Deluxe, Cube Audio  have been concentrating on the production of them. More »

American high-end audio brand Krell, who have been making amps since the early 1980s, has launched the K-300i integrated amp. More »

Node, who we encountered for the first time at the North West Audio Show 2018, is the vision of British industrial designers Ashley May and David Evans, who set out to ‘reimagine what could be possible from a modern loudspeaker’.  More »

June was a very busy month indeed.  We brought you loads of Hifi News which is all rounded up here in case you missed it.  We also brought you Hifi Reviews and coverage of the North West Audio Show 2018 at Cranage Hall.…it was fabulous so make sure you check out coverage from Linette and Stuart too.

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The Bakoon Satri DAC-21 D2A DAC is diminutive in size, but does it make up in sound quality what it is lacking in stature? Janine Elliot finds out. 

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With the introduction of the new M-Series from Scansonic HD, new materials and designs have been incorporated into their M-Series. A new and different driver design has been developed for this new series that includes three different speaker models. More »

FLARE JET 1 and JET 2 in-ear headphones are £49 and £69 respectively, much less than the company’s very well received previous models. Janine Elliot checks them out.  More »

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 »

Some nights are not to be forgotten.  Like the first night I saw Elvis Costello and The Attractions here at The Playhouse, back in 1981, rattling through a setlist that included a mashup – way before anyone knew what a mashup was – of Watching The Detectives and Stevie Wonder’s Masterblaster and later a spine-tingling cover of Randy Crawford’s One Day I’ll fly Away.   Or the two night residency on The Spectacular Spinning Songbook tour where the content of the evening’s entertainment fell to the fates of a wheel of fortune.  Or the night in 1991 when seeing Elvis on his Mighty Like A Rose tour meant that I missed the first tiny steps of my first born son.  More »

“The North West Audio Show, or Cranage, as it is affectionately named after its location, has been growing steadily over the past few years.  From a bijou show with mainly local dealers and distributors to a major event on the international calendar. 2018 was the year when it all came together.  With exhibitors now flying in from as far away as Hong Kong and Israel, it had a truly cosmopolitan feeling…” More »

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of Nils Lofgren’s life as a touring musician. By the time he was 18 he had garnered enough of a reputation to be asked by Neil Young to play on his After The Gold Rush album, going on to be involved in the infamous Tonight’s The Night album and tour.  Lofgren went on to carve out a successful solo career – the support act on his 1977 UK tour was some guy called Tom Petty with his band The Heartbreakers – and when Bruce Springsteen needed a guitarist to replace Stevie Van Zandt in 1984, Lofgren got the call.  It wouldn’t be unreasonable to think that after more than 30 years playing in what is almost certainly the hardest working band in the business, Lofgren might want to take some time out but that is obviously not the case; E Street down time is regularly filled by Lofgren’s solo shows. More »

CanJam, the global headphone audio show with events in New York City, Singapore, Los Angeles, London, Denver and Shanghai, is returning to London this July. CanJam London 2018 takes place on July 21st-22nd in Central London. More »

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