For this mini show report of the recent Audio Show at Leamington Spa, Hifi Pig Reader Sean Cooke takes the reigns for Hifi Pig. Apologies for the quality of photographs but on returning from the show Sean realised there had been a fault with his DSLR and so most of these are from a smartphone.  More »

The Festival Of Sound In London’s Hammersmith opens its doors to the public tomorrow, continuing throughout the weekend, and so Hifi Pig thought we would have a chat with Phil Hansen, one of the show’s key organisers and ask him what is in store for visitors to this year’s Festival Of Sound.

You can check out some of the news from Festival Of Sound here. You can check out our coverage of last years event here , here and here. Pics are from last year’s event.  More »

After six years in Windsor, the Hifi Show Live will move to a new venue in 2019, at Royal Ascot. Show Organiser, Editorial Director of AVTech Media and President of EISA, Paul Miller commented on the Show’s expansion: More »

Elite Audio have announced that they are now the official UK distributors of PLiXiR Power. The Singaporean manufacturer becomes the 39th brand to be distributed by Elite Audio. More »

Auralic will be partnering with Parasound and Cabaase at the Festival of Sound taking place this weekend, 28th – 30 September at the Novotel Hotel, Hammersmith in London. More »

Italian brands Gold Note IS-1000 Streamer and Integrated Amplifier does what it says on the tin and has an impressive range of connectivity, high power output and even has a built in MM/MC phonostage. It costs £3820 (around $5000) as tested in the UK (a version with an updated DAC is available for £4500) but does it all add up to a great deal in the final analysis? Stuart Smith finds out.  More »

Kudos Audio has unveiled a brand new member of its flagship Titan series of loudspeakers. Previewed at the 2018 Bristol Sound & Vision Show, the Titan 505 is a standmount model designed to deliver stunning, top-of-range performance to a wider reach of spaces and budgets. More »

At this year’s Festival of Sound (10am Friday 28th September – 5pm Sunday 30th September – Novotel London West, Hammersmith), Focal and Naim Audio will be offering visitors the chance to experience both in their room on the Mezzanine floor, by premiering its flagship 2-channel Hi-Fi system.  A UK first, Focal’s range-topping Grandé Utopia EVO 3 and Stella Utopia EVO 3 loudspeakers will be demonstrated to the public for the first time.  Driven by Naim Audio’s Statement NAC S1 and NAP S1 amplification paired with the company’s ND 555 reference network player, this system, which is valued at a cool £350,000, is a must listen for anyone attending the show. More »

Britain’s Chord Company, will (world) debut three brand new products at Festival of Sound this weekend; Friday 28th to Sunday 30th September. More »

Zesto Audio has announced the world premiere of their newest product, the Andros Deluxe Phonostage. This product will debut at the annual Rocky Mountain Audio Fest in Denver, Colorado USA, October 5th – 7th 2018 in exhibit room 7009 at the Marriott Tech Center. More »

Scottish audio-visual cable manufacturer, Atlas Cables, has appointed MIAN Audio Distribution as UK sales agents for its complete range of specialist Hifi and AV cable solutions. More »

Auralic and Innuos Surrey based dealer, Ultimate Stream, have teamed up with their friends at Native DSD to offer 10 free Native DSD downloads, worth up to £300, with each Auralic G1 and G2 Series product or the Innuos ZEN Mk3, ZENith Mk3 and Statement music servers purchased during October and November 2018 (conditions apply). More »

Connected Distribution, UK distributor for Parasound, is launching a charity auction in conjunction with the well-known rock star and platinum-selling artist, Fish, enabling one lucky person to win a complete system signed by the man himself. Fish’s chosen charity, Chest Heart Stroke Scotland, will benefit from 100% of the proceeds of the auction which is for a complete Paraasound Z Series hifi system, comprising: Zpre v.2, Zamp v.3, Zdac v.2 and Zphono. More »

We brought you the news last week of Audiolab’s new 6000A integrated amplifier, now Audiolab have released their 6000CDT which they say is the 6000A’s ideal CD-playing companion. More »

Dynaudio, the Danish loudspeaker manufacturer, has launched Xeo 10, the successor to the Xeo 2 wireless active bookshelf speaker. The Xeo 10’s 14cm MSP woofer system has been reworked to enhance bass and lower-midrange performance. The 28mm soft-dome tweeter is the same design featured on the Xeo 2. More »

Henley Audio have announced two more special edition styli are coming to the Ortofon 2M range of moving magnet cartridges. After the earlier release of the Stylus 2M Blue 100 (February 2018), Ortofon have now unveiled the Stylus 2M Bronze 100 and Stylus 2M Black 100.  More »

Leema Acoustics, the Welsh hifi brand founded by two ex-BBC sound engineers, will be at The Audio Show this weekend (September 22nd and 23rd) demonstrating the newly announced Sirius streaming music server and the Tucana II Anniversary Edition integrated amplifier. More »

Titan Audio, A relatively new company, starting out in 2013 and based in Northern Ireland with a passion for getting the best mains power to your HiFi equipment. Not only do Titan strive to construct the very best power cables and connections, they back their work up with a “Lifetime” guarantee too. Here Dave Robson will be be testing their Styx Power Distribution Block and the first three power cables in their line up. The Styx, Tyco and Helios power cables. More »

More good news for Fyne Audio. As part of Scottish Enterprise’s strategy to support ambitious Scottish companies in scaling more quickly, Glasgow-based loudspeaker brand Fyne Audio has secured significant funding from Scottish Investment Bank to drive business growth. This financing will allow Fyne Audio to grow its R&D facility, diversify product lines and increase production to meet rising international demand for its products. More »

Are you ready for the Festival Of Sound 2018 in London next week? Kicking off at 6pm on Thursday 27th September and running until 5pm on Sunday 30th September 2018 at the Novotel London West, Hammersmith, London. The show is much more than just a Hifi Show. As well as experiencing the latest products from many big-name audio brands, the show is a chance to hear performances and seminars from audio and music industry celebrities. More »

Titan Audio, A relatively new company, starting out in 2013 and based in Northern Ireland with a passion for getting the best mains power to your HiFi equipment. Not only do Titan strive to construct the very best power cables and connections, they back their work up with a “Lifetime” guarantee too. Here Dave Robson will be be testing their Styx Power Distribution Block and the first three power cables in their line up. The Styx, Tyco and Helios power cables. More »

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