UK amplifier brand, Nord Acoustics, is introducing the new MKII Nord One SE NC500 with REV D Buffer Boards. More »

Since the first part of this write-up, which you can read here,  I’ve been busy concluding the final crossover compliment for my Ayon loudspeakers. It’s been a time consuming and interesting experience. Time consuming with regards to implementing, running in and assessing any changes incrementally and interesting with regards to the experience and journey the project has taken me on – at times working backward in order to strengthen the sonic bond between components once more experience had been gained through hours and hours of listening tests as each next stage was configured. More »

UK distributor, Pure Sound, has announce the arrival of a new, entry level Phono Equaliser from Aurorasound, Japan. More »

Hifi Pig would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our wonderful readers, friends and clients a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  More »

Recording The Masters introduced brand new FOX C60 audio cassettes earlier in 2018. In 2019 they are expanding their accessory line and introducing coloured flanges and NAB adapters. More »

The Stack Audio LINK is a new audiophile USB music player that adds streaming capability to existing 2 channel hifi systems. Stack Audio may be a new name to many. It is a British hifi company that is focused on the front-end and alongside producing analogue products has been researching and developing its streamer platform for 5 years. It passionately believes a pure source signal is paramount for enjoyable music reproduction, whether analogue or digital. More »

TEAC Corporation has released a new version of firmware (v1.21) for its NT-505 USB DAC/Network Player that allows it to support the Roon music management and listening solution. More »

Audio-Hungary Ltd. has updated its Qualiton Phono valve phonostage.  More »

Limetree is the affordable branch of well known audio brand Lindeman. Here Ian Ringstead has a listen to their headphone amp costing £595. More »

Melco has launched Melco music HD, a free iOS control point App for its digital music libraries. The new App, which is available now from the Apple App Store, has been designed to offer intuitive control and simple navigation when a Melco digital music library is connected to a USB DAC. More »

Some months ago, a member of the “Martian Dream Ensemble”, an international artist collective initiated by the renowned artist Dominique Gonzales Förster, contacted the German horn loudspeaker manufacturer, Avantgarde Acoustic, with a one of a kind idea. More »

Nasotec Swing Headshell 202A1 is a novel approach to achieving better results from your vinyl replay system. It costs £305 and here Janine Elliot gives it a try for Hifi Pig. More »

Just under two years ago we brought you the news that German turntable brand, Dual, were relaunching in the UK. They launched their MTR range of budget turntables in 2017. More »

Wire On Wire has launched Ultra-Tuned versions of its fully tunable Experience880 audio cable. Available as the Experience880-Studio (£650.00) and the Experience880-Stage (£650.00), the cables’ REDpurl™ Adaptive Geometry has been tuned in Wire On Wire’s workshop to give listeners “the choice of hearing their music presented more analytically or with a more open ‘live’ feel to the soundstage respectively”. More »

The Copland CTA408 Integrated Amplifier, from the Danish high end manufacturer, is intended for those who prefer the ease of a single chassis amplification, still wanting the performance of separates. It has separate MC and MM phono inputs, Monitoring in/outputs, Headphone amplifier and a start-up procedure that helps prolong the tube life. More »

Harman’s Mark Levinson has announced a major firmware update for its № 519 Audio Player which adds Roon Ready capability, MQA Certification and other enhancements. More »

Linette Smith gets into the groove with the Ultrasonic record cleaner KA-RC-1 from Kirmuss Audio.  More »

Limetree is the affordable branch of well known audio brand Lindeman. Here Ian Ringstead has a listen to their headphone amp costing £595. More »

MQA has announced a new hardware partner, Integra, along with the latest products to receive MQA upgrades from Pioneer, Onkyo and Astell&Kern. More »

Nasotec Swing Headshell 202A1 is a novel approach to achieving better results from your vinyl replay system. It costs £305 and here Janine Elliot gives it a try for Hifi Pig. More »

Jern 14 EH Loudspeakers from Denmark are an unusual design both in the way they look and the materials they are made from, Stuart Smith takes a listen to them partnered with REL t5i subs which are vital as the speakers only go down to 90Hz. The Jern 14 EH are €/£3.998 for a pair, the Jern plate for REL T/5i subwoofers are €/£399 each and the REL subs are available at £549 each. Stands for the 14 EH are available, though not tested here, for €/£1198. More »

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