French audio brand Focal launched the Kanta N°2 in October 2017, now, Focal has launched three new Premium Hifi loudspeakers: Kanta N°1, Kanta N°3 and Kanta Center. Focal used the CEDIA 2018 Expo to unveil the new additions to the range. More »

PMC has appointed Tim Ireland to the position of chief executive officer, overseeing all day to day operations of the company as it expands its product portfolio, UK distribution business and global distribution network. Peter Thomas takes up the role of chairman. More »

British audio brand KEF, has announced the launch of its brand new R Series loudspeaker range. With many technological innovations and design improvements, the new R Series draws on acoustic developments originally achieved in KEF’s flagship Reference Series. No fewer than 1043 individual changes have been made for the new R Series. More »

Sicily is famed for its lemons.  Fortunately, John Scott discovers that Sicilian amplifier manufacturer Audiozen’s Alchemy amp is a bit of a peach at £3091. More »

McIntosh will debut a new line of Custom Install products at the 2018 CEDIA EXPO. The new line of Distribution Amplifiers and In-Wall & In-Ceiling Speakers will be demonstrated throughout the show in the McIntosh sound room #SR-13. More »

Japanese brand Hana are launching a new higher end range of moving coil cartridges.  The ML and MH (Low and High output options) are an advanced development of their SL and SH moving coil cartridges, and utilise a ‘Micro-line’ design nude diamond tip, along with with many other improvementsMore »

dCS has announced its Bartók network DAC and headphone amplifier – a single- box, digital-to-analogue converter with full network streaming functionality and Class A headphone amplifier. More »

The Cyrus OneHD is an integrated amp and DAC with a whole host of connectivity for what looks to be a very reasonable £999. Alan McIntosh takes a listen.  More »

In the early 1980s, Wharfedale made their first-ever Diamond loudspeakers which were marketed as an entry point to high-fidelity sound. Almost four decades on, Wharfedale has released their new “low-cost, high-performance” speaker range, the D300 Series. More »

Grimm Audio, who design and make Audio Equipment for the consumer and professional audio markets, has signed a sponsor contract with Minco Eggersman and Theodoor Borger for their ‘UNIFONY’ project. More »

IFI Audio have now launched their DAC-cum-music streaming device, the iFI Pro iDSD. More »

August is traditionally a quiet month on the Hifi calendar….but you wouldn’t have thought it with all the Hifi News and Hifi reviews that we brought you. Hopefully all our readers and industry friends had a brilliant summer and are now feeling refreshed and raring to go in September! More »

With a fine heritage of experience behind them, Fyne are a new company based in Scotland. Here Alan McIntosh takes a listen to their £600 Standmount model f500. More »

Stax invented the world’s first electrostatic headphones in 1960.  Electrostats operate as di-poles, the sound comes out the front and rear, requiring a truly “Open Air” cage design with no surface area to create back-wave interference. More »

The DALI Oberon series is there latest and more affordable range of loudspeakers and DALI say it “combines all of the wisdom we have gathered over the last 35 years”. More »

Dan Worth looks at the effects of swapping out crossover components in his Ayon Seagull C loudspeakers. Not so much a review but a personal journey of exploration of what can be achieved by improving what is already there and of particular interest to those interested in DIY Audio.  More »

International consumer electronics show, IFA 2018, is underway in Berlin and MQA has a strong presence, with several partners showcasing new MQA-enabled products. More »

Sennheiser’s MOMENTUM range of headphones now includes a new product, the MOMENTUM True Wireless Bluetooth earphones. More »

Bang & Olufsen have launched a new wireless earphone. Designed as an “urban lifestyle essential”, Beoplay E6 uses some of Bang & Olufsen’s latest design innovations. More »

Melodika, a Polish manufacturer of cables and loudspeakers, has introduced new models of installation speakers dedicated for both home and professional use, the in-wall BLI6W (pictured) and in-ceiling BLI5. More »

Acoustic treatment manufacturer GIK Acoustics has announced the release of five new designs available in the company’s Impression Series line of acoustic panels and bass traps. More »

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