The full and final report from this year’s fantastic North West Audio Show Held at the De Vere Cranage Estate in Cheshire. In this report, we’ll walk you through the whole of the show with lots of information (over 9000 words) and tons of pictures. ENJOY! More »

What’s the first thing you think of in connection with an audio show?  I’m betting it’s not a deckchair, hammock or croquet lawn.  But then again, The North West Audio Show at the De Vere Cranage Estate is not just any audio show.  It’s not (yet) the UK’s biggest, but there can be no doubt that it is the best. More »

Ian Ringstead takes us through his thoughts of this year’s North West Audio Show held over the weekend at De Vere Cranage Estate in Cheshire.

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In which I take a look and listen to some of the more esoteric systems and products at North West Audio Show. I’ll be doing a more general overview of the show too and there’ll be write-ups from a fabulous weekend of audio and music from Linette, John and Ian too.

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iFi Audio say they are pleased to announce that Miles Roberts is joining the team as Business Development Manager EMEA on 1 July 2019.

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I love Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon album.  I love reggae, especially with an added dollop of dub.  When the Easy Star All-Stars released Dub Side Of The Moon In 2003, I approached it with a slight sense of trepidation; would it be great or would it be a terrible gimmick?  Fortunately it was the former, managing to retain the atmosphere of the Floyd original while standing up as an authentic piece of reggae/dub in its own right.

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Kent-based digital and analogue audio specialist, Chord Electronics, who is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, will be demonstrating its latest digital front end, the new Hugo M Scaler (upscaler) and DAVE DAC/pre/headphone amp, at The North West Audio Show 2019.

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Xuanqian Wang, the President and CEO of Auralic speaks to Hifi Pig about the company’s innovative products and what goes into them.

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Phil Wannell has been in the industry for some time and is a well-known face at Hifi shows and events throughout the UK. Recently he has decided to take the leap into self-employment and has founded Audio Concierge, a bespoke service offering portable audio and headfi products to a discerning clientele.

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Angela Cardas is Chief Awesome Officer (yep, you read that right) at Oregon (US) based Cardas Audio. Many will know the company for their cables but they also produce turntable accessories and much more besides. Hifi Pig has a chat with the awesome Angela about the company’s history, what it’s like to be a woman in the Hifi industry and much more.

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Hif Pig speaks with the organiser of the North West Audio Show, Kris Sawicki. More »

Whether it is measured in pounds and ounces or pounds and pence, John Scott finds that Audio Note’s Jinro is a heavyweight champion that doesn’t pull any punches.  More »

The Eva Minuet’ is a British built integrated valve amp with onboard phono-stage and costs £3250. Janine Elliot takes it for a whirl.

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SYD by Kanto is a standalone speaker that you can connect a turntable, CD Player, TV and even by bluetooth. It costs £289.99 and here Harry Smith puts it through its paces. More »

Designer Noriyuki Miyajima has earned a worldwide following for his artisan phono cartridges. The new Saboten L (‘L’ denoting its line-contact stylus) is a low-output moving-coil (MC) design. It also happens to feature a cactus-spine cantilever, ‘Saboten’ being the Japanese word for cactus.

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In which John Scott confronts a philosophical pachyderm, feeds it a bun, pats it gently on its trunk and sends it on its way. Or John Scott takes delivery of the Micromega M150 Integrated amp/DAC/streamer costing £5499.

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By Night is the brand new record by the Californian four-piece, Plague Vendor. They bring a hard, fast and loud sound which is very enthralling. The album has 10 songs on it and not one is a disappointment. Their sound could be described as punk or garage rock but ultimately they are an impressive hard rock outfit with punk attitude thrown in for good measure. More »

The Mediterraneo from Italian brand Gold Note is their top-level turntable and it’s certainly a bit of a looker, but how does it perform. The UK price for the Mediterraneo in Italian Walnut is £5,445.00 and this includes the B 5.1 Tonearm. Stuart Smith finds out how it performs. More »

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