The KR Audio VA350i amp is hand-built, as are its enormous tubes, in Prague and it costs £11 500 in the UK and €12 900 in Europe. Stuart Smith takes a listen.  More »

The Audiolab 6000A amp with DAC and 6000CDT CD Transport cost £599 and £399 respectively. In a world’s first review of the combo Alan McIntosh sees if this relatively budget pairing delivers the goods.   More »

Eight years after the launch of its first compact high-end amplifier in 2010, Devialet has enhanced the Expert Pro line-up with three ‘major evolutions’. More »

With its 30th anniversary approaching, Chord Electronics has launched ULTIMA, a new flagship amplifier featuring John Franks’ latest circuit topology, the first all-new design in three decades. Chord say ‘ULTIMA is the ultimate expression of the finest high-performance, ultra-fast, ultra-high-power amplifier technology available today’. More »

The Unico Due integrated amplifier from Unison Research, the Italian hifi electronics manufacturer, replaces the long-standing Unico Secondo in the line, but brings new features to the range while also drawing inspiration from the Unico 90 design. More »

AV Industry from France has introduced their new Elipson MC Mini system, a compact Bluetooth amplifier to partner their speaker and source products within domestic hifi and custom integration installations. More »

Henley Audio has announced the first new products from Musical Fidelity, since the brand changed ownership and received new investment earlier in 2018. The M2 range features an integrated amplifier and a CD player.  More »

McIntosh has launched the MC312 Power Amplifier, a 300-watt US-made stereo amp that, say McIntosh, introduces numerous improvements over the MC302 which it replaces. The MC312 Power Amplifier features several internal upgrades in addition to some design updates. More »

NAD will be exhibiting at the RMAF in Denver, Colorado October 5th -7th, 2018. Along with sister brands PSB and Bluesound, they can be found in Room 8021 in the Tower and in A23 of the Atrium section of CanJam. More »

Chord Electronics’ new M Scaler and Hugo TT 2 make their US debuts at the Rocky Mountain International Audio Fest 2018. More »

The ex-BBC sound engineers behind Leema are bring their handmade-in-Wales hifi to Denver for the Rocky Mountain show this year. More »

Connected Distribution, UK distributor for Parasound, is launching a charity auction in conjunction with the well-known rock star and platinum-selling artist, Fish, enabling one lucky person to win a complete system signed by the man himself. Fish’s chosen charity, Chest Heart Stroke Scotland, will benefit from 100% of the proceeds of the auction which is for a complete Paraasound Z Series hifi system, comprising: Zpre v.2, Zamp v.3, Zdac v.2 and Zphono. More »

Leema Acoustics, the Welsh hifi brand founded by two ex-BBC sound engineers, will be at The Audio Show this weekend (September 22nd and 23rd) demonstrating the newly announced Sirius streaming music server and the Tucana II Anniversary Edition integrated amplifier. More »

Audiolab launched the 8000A in 1983, thirty five years on they are launching the new 6000A. Outwardly, the 6000A bears strong resemblance to the 8300A with its rotary controls and large, central OLED display. But while the 8300A costs £899, the 6000A’s recommended price tag is just £599. What’s more, unlike its costlier, analogue-only sibling, it incorporates high-quality D/A conversion, enabling digital sources to be connected directly without an external DAC. More »

Last week we had a very pleasant visit up to Glasgow to Linn HQ to experience their new product. However, until midday today, we and the other selekt (see what I did there), few journalists from the British Hifi Press, were sworn to secrecy about what we had seen and heard. Finally we can reveal the launch of the Linn Selekt DSM, an all-new Linn network music player that promises, say the Linn team, “to bring the feeling back to digital audio”. More »

Mitchell & Johnson has launched the 800 Series, a new flagship range of hifi components, its first to be entirely designed, engineered and built in the UK. The new 800 Series represents a significant milestone for Mitchell & Johnson, as the company transitions towards a new era of entirely British built equipment for its customers, following a period of investment in the UK. 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 »

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 »

Following on from its first ever integrated amplifier, the Halo Integrated, which Hifi Pig reviewed for you here, Parasound has unveiled the Halo Integrated 6 (AKA HINT 6). Upgraded components, more features, more inputs and a new volume control join the HINT’s core architecture and John Curl designed 160-watt class A/AB power amplifier stage. More »

Crosby, Young, Gifted and, er, not Black…John Scott hangs out with M2Tech’s Rockstar separates and finds himself helpless to resist their charms. More »

High end Italian brand Gold Note are telling us that gold is the new black. Gold Hifi can look a bit ‘bling’, but the Gold Note finish actually looks very tasteful. More »

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