Fink Team, headed up by Karl-Heinz Fink may be a new name to you, but it’s likely you will know speakers they have a hand in making. Now they are making their own speakers and here Stuart Smith checks out their two-way floorstander, Borg.  More »

American brand Krell is a name synonymous with big and powerful amplifiers. Here Janine takes their £8998 (including digital board) K-300i Integrated, distributed in the UK by Absolute Sounds, and puts it through its paces.

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Distributed in the UK by Russ Andrews, the Kimber Carbon 8 and 16 loudspeaker cables use a carbon polymer in their construction and cost from £861 and £1634 for a terminated 1m pair. Ken Stokes takes a listen. More »

The AVID HIFI INTEGRA represents this British company’s entry-level integrated amplifier, yet costs £7000. Janine Elliot takes a listen to assess if this represents a solid investment. More »

REL Acoustics S/510 Subwoofer is the latest in their current line up and interestingly is stackable. Dan Worth dials the S/510 into his system to hear what this £1799 subwoofer can do.

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Hegel is a name that many will know well with this Norwegian company being very well established and much loved. Here Alan McIntosh tries out their H190 Amplifier with onboard DAC costing £3200 and distributed in the UK by Auden Distribution. More »

American brand Martin Logan are famed for their electrostatic and hybrid designs but the Motion 40i use a Folded Motion tweeter allied to more conventional drive units. Ian Ringstead tries out this interesting speaker costing £1995 and distributed in the UK by PMC Distribution.

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Our first video review of 2020 with many more to come. This is my overview and thoughts of the Technics 1210 G Turntable costing £3000 in the UK.

You can read the full written review of the Technics 1210 G turntable here 

Audiovector is a Danish based loudspeaker manufacturer and we’ve been following them for some time as at many shows they seem to be used in lots of rooms and we’ve always enjoyed their sound, but obviously, it being show conditions we’ve not been in a position to review them in this system, so when we were approached, we naturally said yes.

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I’ve been wanting to get a hold of CAAS kit for a good while now as the company are based in Knaresborough in North Yorkshire, and being a Yorkshireman born and bred myself my interest was piqued, so when Bill at Auden Distribution in the UK got in touch and offered them for review I jumped at the chance. The pairing of preamplifier and power amps is £18 000 with the pre costing £8000 and the amps £5000 per box.

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AVID HIFI is well known and respected for their high-end turntables, loudspeakers and electronics, but their INGENIUM PLUG&PLAY turntable is just £1250 (with the option of an upgraded platter at £350) and is, as its name suggests, Plug and Play, coming as it does with arm and cartridge ready to go. Janine Elliot plugs it into her system and lets it play.

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Fresh out of Florence, Gold Note’s new Streamer/DAC aims to bring versatility and sophistication to your digital setup.  John Scott sets out to see if it succeeds in this, the first English language review of this product. More »

Stuart Smith takes a listen to the $15 000 Element 114 Class D power amplifier from Merrill Audio. More »

In his second piece for the Hifi Pig, our other former DJs Paul Hoskin reviews the Pro-Ject T1 Phono SB turntable priced at £289 & provided by Henley Audio in the UK.

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Ken Stokes takes delivery of the Chord CompanyEpic and EpicX cables and puts them through their paces.

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The Technics 1200 series of turntables need no introduction given their now legendary status, but the Japanese company’s latest incarnation going by the name 1200 G is a whole new ball game. Stuart Smith gives this £3000 record player a spin.

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Kiran Ram takes a listen to the diminutive Adapt portable DAC from Dense and costing $209.99.

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Auralic’s Aries G1 Wireless Streaming Transport costs £1899 in the UK and is, surprisingly enough, a wireless (and wired) streamer, Stuart Smith puts it into the Hifi Pig mid-priced reference system and gives it a listen. More »

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