Le DAC By Metronome is joining Le Player with the same philosophy of product positioning: to offer the same high quality of making and quality of sound reproduction as much more expensive products designed and made under the brand Metronome. More »

Californian creator of audio products, Aesthetix, has released its first integrated amplifier. “For years, our customers begged us to combine our Calypso linestage and Atlas power amplifier,” says chief engineer and company head, Jim White. “We listened and got to work.” Four years in development, the Mimas integrated amplifier is now available in the UK. More »

Tangent Audio has announced the launch of a new and improved version of their compact sized, Ampster Bluetooth amplifier.  A new matching CD and Tuner have also been designed to create a full audio system that can also be partnered with Tangent’s own X4 or X5 speakers. More »

ALL Engineering BV of the Netherlands, known for its brand name Metrum Acoustics™ and its DAC technology, and M2Tech SRL a privately held company headquartered in Pisa, Italy have announced the formation of a new company to provide M2Tech SRL a global distribution, sales and marketing platform in order to continue growth. More »

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Christmas 2018 is fast approaching, so if you need some audiophile gift inspiration…or just fancy treating yourself, take a look at what the following brands suggest for you! You will find everything from stocking fillers for music lovers, to Hifi purchases that you will make you very popular this Christmas.

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Not everyone needs a 5 input 2x250W, DAC integrated Class A amp weighing in at 40kg. Some are seeking an amp that keeps its simple, allows 1 or maybe 2 connections, as few knobs as possible, power efficient and in a compact size, with a price point to match… enter the SMSL A2 Class Amplifier costing less than £40. More »

Pro-Ject Audio Systems has announced the introduction of the Pick-IT S2 and Pick-IT DS2 cartridges. More »

Ever fallen asleep whilst listening to records and woke up hours later with your precious cartridge playing the run-out groove? Tru-Lift Automatic Tonearm Lifter (US$259 as reviewed) could well be the answer to your dreams… More »

Pro-Ject is very well known for their large range of turntables and is now expanding into the record cleaning market with a vacuum cleaning machine and this, the £55 Sweep-IT E which gets rid of dust by brushing the vinyl as it is being played. Harry Smith gives it a spin.  More »

DS Audio ST-50 Stylus Cleaner is a £75 box with urethane gel inside to trap dust when you lower your stylus on to it.  More »

Bluesound’s Generation 2i Players now certified for Apple’s AirPlay 2 technology. More »

As a result of close collaboration with SME, the British engineering and high end audio company, Padood has announced the launch of a limited-quantity Model 10A Black Edition, made exclusively for the UK market.  Featuring all-new total black detailing and matched with the popular SME M10 tonearm, the Model 10A Black Edition comes supplied with an Ortofon Cadenza Black cartridge. More »

Magico, of the USA, has announced the M2 three way (four driver) floorstanding loudspeaker, which expands the M-Series product lineup and features many engineering designs from the M6 and M3. More »

Janine Elliot takes a look at the innovative IsoTek Evo Ascension C15 mains cable costing £3000. More »

McIntosh, founded by Frank McIntosh, a.k.a. “Mr. Mac”, in 1949, will be celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2019. To commemorate this milestone, McIntosh has announced a special 70th Anniversary Limited Edition Commemorative System. More »

Designed by speaker engineer Phil Jones, the all new A100 compact desktop or stand-mount speakers features a custom made 5” aluminium cone woofer. More »

Take a look at the official video of The Festival Of Sound which took place earlier this year.  More »

Two new power cables announced by Furutech – The Roxy and The Empire More »

Burson has announced the Playmate USB DAC with 2 W headphone amp and preamp, plus the Swing which is a USB DAC and preamplifier. Both will be available from January 1st, with pre-orders being taken now.  More »

Roon expands the Roon Ready end points to include the T+A Multi-Source devices MP 1000 E, R 1000 E, MP 2000 R MKII, CALA CDR, and CALA SR. Roon Ready certification is the highest level of certification and integration into the Roon ecosystem. More »

Here is the revised version of Gold Note’s first stereo amplifier, which replaced the Demidoff Anniversary amplifier in 2015. Gold Note’s latest creation, again, features all the innovations that have always distinguished their designs, says their recent press release. More »

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