van den Hul’s top-of-range model the new Colibri XGW Signature Stradivarius has been launched. More »

The Audiolab 6000A amp with DAC and 6000CDT CD Transport cost £599 and £399 respectively. In a world’s first review of the combo Alan McIntosh sees if this relatively budget pairing delivers the goods.   More »

The Roon Nucleus + is essentially a Roon specific dedicated network streamer costing £2500, but what does it bring to the whole Roon experience sonically? John Scott finds out.  More »

This coming weekend, 10th – 11th November, the 2018 ‘HiFi Show Live’ will take place at the De Vere Beaumont Estate Hotel in Windsor where Audio Note (UK) will be exhibiting, demonstrating the following equipment: 

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 Naim Audio and Focal, have got together to offer three exclusive system deals, including a free music system for a second room.  More »

Yorkshire based Graham Slee has been in touch to tell us that his invention has received its long awaited United States Patent and explains what it is used for.  More »

The market for sub £100 in ear monitors is very competitive meaning that there is plenty of choice when it comes to choosing a pair of IEMs to use as your daily driver. So for £49, do the Meze 11 Neo do enough to differentiate themselves from the crowd? Harry Smith finds out. More »

I love hifi shows. Time to see old friends and new equipment, and of course some old favourites, too. It gave me the chance to meet both new faces and products at a new location for me, at a time when this hitherto fairly unknown show now wants to turn up the volume and make it really international and worthy of your trip on Ryanair. This is not a new show, having begun in 1992, and this year has been rebranded as the ‘Copenhagen High End Show’, emphasising the top-end brands manufactured in Scandinavian countries, having originally been known as the ‘HiFi and Surround Show’.  Starting modestly in a hotel the other side of Copenhagen, the capital and most populated city on the eastern coast of the island of Zealand, the event this year was the fifth time at the Clarion Hotel, conveniently located at the airport, meaning easy connectivity for those coming in via the airport or metro. For the previous eight years the show was at the Marriott in Copenhagen, around 25 minutes away by train away. Scandinavia should be really taken seriously for what they offer the audiophile and not just from majors such as Dynaudio, Gryphon, Dali and Densen. I guess with the prevalent winds and snow keeping the Danes sat indoors keeping warm for much of the year they really do need a good hi-fi system to keep them entertained.   More »

Chord Company has introduced an upgrade to two of its most popular loudspeaker cables. They have upgraded the two-decade-strong Rumour and popular Shawline, with the introduction of a new insulation material, XLPE. More »

Steve Helliker from Ultimate Stream has been in touch with Hifi Pig to tell us about a series of Free events he is hosting in the coming weeks.  More »

Audio Physic are a German manufacturer with a great reputation, Ian Ringstead takes a listen to the company’s Classic 5 floorstanders costing £1598. More »

Is messy mains mucking up your Mahler? Richard Stevenson turns main conditioning and regeneration convert with Isotek’s eye-wateringly priced flagship EVO3 Super Titan 20A (£9 995) (A super Titan 32A is available at £11 995) and EVO3 Genesis (£18 495) models. Is £28 500 a buck too far for perfect power? Probably not… More »

Janine Elliot takes a listen the SweetVinyl SugarCube SC-1, a device aimed at removing the clicks and pops from your vinyl collection and costs £1500. More »

The first Cornwall Hifi Show hosted by HBH Woolacotts at the Royal Cornwall Show Show Ground took place on Thursday 18th October. More »

Ian Ringstead checks out the TAGA Harmony DA300 v.3 Digital to Analogue Converter. More »

Ian Ringstead checks out the £200 moving coil and moving magnet phono stage from Polish manufacturer TAGA Harmony. More »

It has been more than 40 years since Steve Hackett recorded Wind and Wuthering, his last studio album as a member of Genesis.  Since then he has done more than anyone else to keep the legacy of the prog-era Genesis alive.  Oddly these efforts have gone largely unrecognised by his former band mates, although they probably welcome the additional royalties that Hackett has generated over the years.  Genesis fans old and new have, however, applauded Hackett’s reworking of the classic Genesis canon and turn out in droves whenever he tours, either in support of a new solo album or a Genesis Revisited set. More »

For the last couple of years Hifi Pig has attended the excellent Audio Video Show in Warsaw, Poland and we will be there again this year. This year Audio video Show Warsaw celebrates its 22nd year. Read more about what you can expect to see and hear this year and why we love the show so much. More »

As regular followers of our social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter will be aware, Hifi Pig are proud sponsors of the Radical SR1 driven by Paul Clark of Hifi Lounge in Dunton, Bedfordshire and we recently took the opportunity to go watch him race in the MSVR Radical Challenge at Castle Donington. More »

As regular followers of our social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter will be aware, Hifi Pig are proud sponsors of the Radical SR1 driven by Paul Clark of Hifi Lounge in Dunton, Bedfordshire and we recently took the opportunity to go watch him race in the MSVR Radical Challenge at Castle Donington. More »

Melco will be providing the (audiophile-quality) music at two high-end audio listening events in the UK this week. Melco’s high-performance storage devices (we use one here at Hifi Pig Towers) are being used at Winchester Hi-Fi’s Melco Product Presentation on October the 11th (6.30 p.m. until 9.30 p.m.) and Acoustic Streams’ two-day open event (Friday 12th, 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Saturday 13th 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.). More »

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