MERASON FRÉROT DAC REVIEW

The Merason Frérot DAC costing £995 isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when we think of Switzerland. We’re more likely to think cheese, chocolate and clocks. John Scott spends some time with it to see if audiophile-quality DACs can be added to that list. More »

TIVOLI AUDIO MUSIC SYSTEM HOME GENERATION 2 REVIEW

The Tivoli Audio Music System Home Generation 2 is the updated version of Tivoli’s flagship wireless smart music system. The Gen 2 models now have added Google Chromecast and Apple AirPlay 2 for wireless convenience.

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29. June 2021 · Comments Off on English Electric 16Switch Network Switch · Categories: Computer audio and Streaming, Hifi News, Hifi Reviews · Tags: , , ,

ENGLISH ELECTRIC 16SWITCH NETWORK SWITCH REVIEW

The English Electric 16Switch is a network switch aimed squarely at the audiophile and audio-video market. Chris Baillie checks it out for Hifi Pig.  More »

POLYVECTION DAC 32 REVIEW

The PolyVection DAC 32 is a wireless network streamer that brings Squeezelite functionality to the masses with DAC that costs £65. Stuart Smith checks it out…and then checks the price again!

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18. June 2021 · Comments Off on Electrocompaniet Tana SL-2 Tana L-2 And Sira L1 Wireless Speaker/Streamer And Subwoofer · Categories: Computer audio and Streaming, Hifi News, Hifi Reviews, Loudspeakers. · Tags: , , , , , , ,

ELECTROCOMPANIET TANA SL-2 STREAMER/WIRELESS SPEAKER, TANA L2 ADD ON SPEAKER AND SIRA L1 WIRELESS SUBWOOFER REVIEW

Electrocompaniet’s Tana SL-2 is the Norwegian brand’s second-generation Tana all in one, streamer, amp and wireless speaker, from the EC Living wireless lifestyle audio series. Linette Smith explores its capabilities, along with its second speaker and sub, and is suitably impressed.

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19. May 2021 · Comments Off on Mitchell Acoustics UStream One Bluetooth Stereo True Wireless Speakers · Categories: Computer audio and Streaming, Hifi News, Hifi Reviews, Loudspeakers. · Tags: , , , , , , , ,

MITCHELL ACOUSTICS USTREAM ONE BLUETOOTH STEREO “TRUE WIRELESS” SPEAKERS REVIEW

Mitchell Acoustics uStream One is made by Mitchell Acoustics who are headed up by Paul Mitchell, a professional musician and previously known as part of the management team of the British HiFi brand Mitchell & Johnson.

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NAD MASTER SERIES M33 STREAMER/DAC/AMPLIFIER REVIEW

Costing one pound shy of £4000 the NAD Master Series M33 amp certainly looks to be very feature-rich. How does it perform? Dan Worth finds out for HiFi Pig. More »

CHORD HUGO 2 and 2go REVIEW

Chris Baillie, a veteran user of Chord Electronic’s Poly/Mojo combination, takes a look at the mobile combos bigger siblings in the form of the Chord Hugo 2 and 2go costing a total of £2794.

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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 »

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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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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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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The SL-G700 network, CD and SACD player from audio giant Technics is, as the title would suggest, a wired or wireless network player, CD player and SACD player in one heavyweight box costing £2350. Stuart Smith gives it a spin. More »

Hifi Pig first reviewed the LEEMA LIBRA DAC way back in August 2016. In this update to that review, Stuart Smith takes a slightly different viewpoint and makes very different conclusions, but based on very similar findings, to the initial review.

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LAB12 are an Athens, Greece based manufacturer that feature valves in all their designs other than mains conditioners. In this review Stuart Smith takes a listen to their dac 1 REFERENCE Non-Oversampling DAC costing €2900. More »

The Auralic Altair G1 Streamer/DAC is a well-featured box of tricks to which you need only add an amp and loudspeakers. Stuart Smith checks out this €2399/£1999 unit. More »

Costing £1399 the iFi Aurora Music System is an all-in-one streaming music system that boasts a plethora of features and innovative touches. It’s also striking in its aesthetics and design. Stuart Smith takes a listen. More »

Cabasse Pearl Akoya is a powered speaker with onboard streaming capability and costs £1499. Janine Elliot takes a listen for Hifi Pig. More »

John Scott wonders if the new version of Stack Audio’s £725 network streamer with optional £400 power supply is the missing link he has been searching for. More »

Bricasti Design is a brand more associated with the pro-audio market, but that could all set to change given Dan Worth’s enthusiastic review of their £5399 M3 DAC, with options to add a network player and headphone amp.

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The Novafidelity X45 boasts a host of features and costs £2099 and is distributed in the UK by SCV. In this review, Stuart Smith takes a look at this massively specified unit. More »

Hailing from Norway the Electrocompaniet ECI 6 DX MKII is an integrated amplifier and streaming solution costing £5999 (a version without streaming capabilities is available at £4999), Alan McIntosh plugs it into his system for Hifi Pig

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The iFi ZEN Blue is a wireless Bluetooth DAC costing just £129. Janine Elliot gives it a whirl.

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Janine Elliot takes a listen to the iFi Zen DAC that boasts a whole load of features in a diminutive package and is priced at just £129. More »