Ideon Audio announces new products at the Audio Video Show, Warsaw 2018 and presents what they are calling “the absolute computer audio playback” system in room 208, Radisson Sobieski Hotel, Warsaw where they will exhibit with Lucas Domansky Audio Lab. More »

8MM Audiolab got in touch with Hifi Pig to tell us they are looking  forward to welcoming visitors to this year’s Audio Visual Show 2018 Warsaw, Poland. More »

J.Sikora announce what they are saying is first ever Kevlar tonearm in the world to be launched at the Warsaw Audio Video Show in the coming days.  More »

Natural Sound will have two systems at the Warsaw Audio Show 2018, at the Golden Tulip Hotel, room Azalia 2. They will be exhibiting on 17th and 18th of November only! More »

We are getting very excited about the Audio Video Show Warsaw 2018, which kicks off on Friday 16th November and runs all weekend. It’s the second biggest European show after High End Munich and is packed full off some amazing Hifi, some of which you will not find elsewhere. 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 »

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 »

Festival of Sound, or Festival of Indulgence as we had called it after it changed its name from ‘Indulgence’ after the last two shows, could be seen to have taken a bit of a risk with the name change. We thought it was quite a brave move as the indulgence brand had become established…would this rebrand alienate the show from the public?  In a word, no.  More »

The Festival Of Sound In London’s Hammersmith opens its doors to the public tomorrow, continuing throughout the weekend, and so Hifi Pig thought we would have a chat with Phil Hansen, one of the show’s key organisers and ask him what is in store for visitors to this year’s Festival Of Sound.

You can check out some of the news from Festival Of Sound here. You can check out our coverage of last years event here , here and here. Pics are from last year’s event.  More »

I love factory visits and so when an invitation to Linn in Glasgow dropped onto our virtual doormat I was really quite chuffed. I’ve known, as many of you reading this will have, Linn from my teenage days and reading the mags of the day and lusting after the LP 12, Isobariks etc. Needless to say I ended up owning aforementioned turntable having spent the majority of my first term at university’s grant on a second-hand one (afromosia plinth, no arm and no cartridge). That got swapped, along with my Musical Fidelity The Preamp and Crimson Electric amp, for a pair of Technics 1210s when the acid house craze kicked off and I started my Djing career. For many years I was Linnless (though many will have noticed the fact that the good lady wife is a Lin, though missing an n from the end of her name). I digress but Linn did play a major part in the rekindling of my love of Hifi when about 13 years ago Lin (Mrs Hifi Pig) noticed some Linn gear for sale on a local expat forum. So I was now fully kitted out with an LP12 (this time it had an arm and cartridge), a Karik CD player, Majik amp and a pair of Keilidh speakers. So, to say Linn are somewhat instrumental in the creation of what has become Hifi Pig is a bit of an understatement. More »

Talking of Hifi shows, places like Las Vegas, Munich, London and Bristol spring quickly to mind. I have to admit, though, that I had not heard of the Copenhagen show until I was asked to attend it in 2018. Yet Denmark itself is quite a big name in the Hifi manufacturing world.  Not only are there big names we all know such as Ortofon, Bang and Olufsen and Scandyna, but today Denmark plays a significant contribution to the market place with the major contingent including Copland, Dynaudio, Dali, Gryphon, Lyngdorf Audio, Densen, Vitus Audio, Gamut and Tangent, to name just a few. Add to that companies in the whole of Scandinavia and you can see just what a large effect this part of the world has played in the development of the audio and video industries. More »

Following on from Grant Birch’s show report from Can Jam London, here are more photographs from the event. More »

CanJam London 2018 was held at the prestigious Park Plaza Hotel, Westminster Bridge this year, just over the River from the Houses of Parliament. The hotel itself was very luxurious and a great setting for consumers, companies, designers and music lovers from the U.K, U.S, Canada, Japan, Singapore and many other countries to come together for this event.

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Chord Electronics has just unveiled, at CanJam London 2018, the Hugo M Scaler, a standalone upscaler which Chord say is “capable of redefining sound quality from digital audio”. Hugo M Scaler uses advanced filter technology to upscale standard 44.1kHz digital audio up to 705.6kHz (16x CD’s 44.1kHz native resolution), ready to be passed to a suitable DAC; Hugo M Scaler extends its upscaling performance to 768kHz (from 96kHz input data) for dual-BNC-input Chord Electronics DACs: DAVE, Qutest and the new Hugo TT 2. More »

The North West Audio Show, or Cranage, as it is affectionately named after its location, has been growing steadily over the past few years.  From a bijou show with mainly local dealers and distributors to a major event on the international calendar. 2018 was the year when it all came together.  With exhibitors now flying in from as far away as Hong Kong and Israel, it had a truly cosmopolitan feeling. More »

The North West Audio Show at Cranage Hall 2018 has been proclaimed ‘the best Hifi Show there is’ by absolutely loads of attendees, press and exhibitors.  Make sure that you save the date for next year’s show….you really do not want to miss out! More »

Leema and Chord’s activity this weekend at The North West Audio Show 2018. More »

“This year at North West Audio Show, Auden Distribution are showcasing Amphion loudspeakers and CAAS Audio. The main system is a pair of Amphion Krypton3 driven by the CAAS e-pre, and 2 e-mono pre-power combination. Using the whole of the Bell Suite, this year we have plenty of space and will able to let the system really sing. CAAS Audio was recently reviewed in Hifi+ where Jason Kennedy wrote “The CAAS trio is one of the most musically engaging and resolving amplification systems around”, we wouldn’t disagree. More »

Stefan Whatcott from UK speaker kit supplier KJF audio will be hosting the Markaudio brand in the Watt room. The room will be much more hands on than previous years with Stefan has organising talks by two well known industry figures industry and doing his own kit demos. More »

Electromod at the North West Audio Show are showing, for the first time in the UK, the Schiit Hifi system comprising of Schiit’s Vidar Amplifier, Schiit’s Saga Preamplifier and the Bifrost Multibit Dac with a pair of Kudos X2 loudspeakers and using Audioquest entry level connections, the total price for the system not including source is under £3500. More »

David Jackson of High End Cable has been in touch to say that he will be bringing the following to this years North West Audio Show: More »

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