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BACHE AUDIO SONATA EX LOUDSPEAKERS REVIEW

Bache Audio is a small manufacturer of loudspeakers based in New York that makes a handful of products using wideband drivers that are enhanced by more conventional drivers. Stuart Smith takes a listen to the $2780 Sonata EX standmount loudspeaker. More »

I was trying to think back to the time when I had my Hifi Epiphany and originally had that instant when I first had the experience of knowing that a high level of audio playback was something that was really essential to me.

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THE HIFI PIG SELECTION BOX–DIVERSIONARY STRATEGIES FOR THE MODERN WORLD #3

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AUDIO PHYSIC AVANTI 35 LOUDSPEAKERS REVIEW

Audio Physic Avanti 35 Loudspeakers are the latest iteration of the German brand’s well known and well-loved Avanti speakers. Stuart takes a listen to an old friend reborn. More »

THE NEIL YOUNG ARCHIVE – EVERYBODY KNOWS THIS IS NOWHERE

Stu’s interest in the Neil Young Archive is piqued by David Solomon of Qobuz and Phil Baker, CEO of the Neil Young Archives.

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432 EVO MASTER MUSIC SERVER REVIEW

The 432 EVO Master Music Server is a £14 000 USB-only server with its own dedicated power supplies. Alan McIntosh takes a listen. More »

FINK TEAM KIM LOUDSPEAKER REVIEW

FinkTeam KIM is the German company’s smallest loudspeaker. It is a two-way standmount loudspeaker with its own stand and sports an AMT tweeter. Stuart and Linette Smith take a listen.

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Hifi things go awry without a logical explanation? It can only be The Hifi Poltergeist!

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THE HIFI PIG SELECTION BOX – DIVERSIONARY STRATEGIES FOR THE MODERN WORLD #2

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CHORD POLY & MOJO REVIEW

The Chord Poly and Mojo have been around for some time now and are a well known portable combo. In this review, Chris Baillie looks at Poly and Mojo as a source for music on the go as well as in a home system.

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MEZE EMPYREAN HEADPHONES REVIEW

Meze Empyrean Headphones are clearly a high-end headphone with a price tag of £2699. Dan Worth takes a listen.

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SYNTHESIS A50 TAURUS AMPLIFIER REVIEW

The Synthesis A50 Integrated Amplifier with DAC costs £6199 in the UK and is now distributed by Henley Audio. It’s a behemoth of an integrated amp with plenty of inputs, a remote and an onboard DAC. Stuart Smith lifts it into place and takes a listen. More »

This week Stu looks at Hifi Shows – remember them? More »

AUDIOVECTOR R1 ARRETÉ REVIEW

Audiovector R1 loudspeakers are made in Denmark. In this review, Stuart Smith checks out the £4700 R1 Arreté stand mounters, dedicated stands, and Freedom Grounding Concept cables.

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March 1st represents the day that Hifi Pig was officially launched upon the audio world, and what a blast it has been!

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We have just heard from Kris and the team at the North West Audio Show giving the dates for the show in 2022 and announcing the cancellation for the 2021 event.

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THE HIFI PIG SELECTION BOX – DIVERSIONARY STRATEGIES FOR THE MODERN WORLD

THE HIFI PIG SELECTION BOX

The Hifi Pig Selection Box #1

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Stu looks at a few things from his past as a fledgling audiophile, though he didn’t know it then.
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Melco Ex is an update to Melco library hardware. New machines from Melco will have Melco EX as a standard install, but owners of older Melco units can also take advantage of the new features. Chris Baillie takes a look at what the Melco EX upgrades bring to Melco’s functionality.

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The SS-6 from Italian brand Solidsteel is a tripod design speaker stand costing around £480 in the UK. Stuart Smith has a listen to various loudspeakers on them. More »

More Hifi and audiophile tools and tweaks that many of us will have at our disposal to make our audio lives ‘easier’.
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Hifi Pig review of the Titan Audio’s Force Field Module that is designed to reduce the effects of RMI, EMI, and Wi-Fi interference in Audio systems. More »

I’m a recent and evangelical user of Roon, and couldn’t imagine an audio life without it. However, I wanted to explore the possibility of getting Roon connectivity using the ridiculously cheap Raspberry Pi computer – a route I’d been very wary of in the past.

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As audiophiles, many of us will have amassed certain tools and the like to help them get the most out of their HiFi system and music. Only it’s not always plain sailing as Stu has found out over the years! More »