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 »

Chord Electronics will be at the Festival of Sound for the third time this year.  If you didn’t get a chance to experience the new Chord Hugo M Scaler at CanJam London then you’ve got another chance at the Festival Of Sound the last weekend in September. More »

The Totaldac d1-driver is an analogue driver. It is usually connected to the output of the DAC. Vincent Brient of French brand Totaldac told us more. “It is an answer to the endless question “is it better with or without preamp?”The strength of preamps is there active stage more than their volume control. The active stage helps driving the power amp. Traditional preamps have been designed when people had several analogue sources: LP, cassette, FM tuner, CD player… Some of us still use LP today and still need a traditional preamp”. More »

British Hifi brand Exposure’s new top-of-range 5010 series features a preamplifier and a pair of mono power amplifiers and builds on the brand’s previous flagship, the MCX series. More »

Parasound has announced a new flagship stereo power amp, the Halo JC5. Designed by John Curl, Parasound say “the Halo JC5 distils the essence of the top-of-the-line Halo JC 1 monoblock power amplifiers into a single chassis”. More »

American high-end audio brand Krell, who have been making amps since the early 1980s, has launched the K-300i integrated amp. More »

The Cary Audio CAD-805 vacuum tube monoblock power amplifier has been in continuous production since 1993. The CAD-805 has experienced several generational updates in its long, history. To CARY on the tradition (pun intended), Cary are introducing the latest generation of the CAD-805, the CAD-805 Reference Series (RS). More »

McIntosh has announced the MC462 Quad Balanced Power Amplifier. The MC462 replaces the MC452 as the American brand’s most powerful stereo amplifier. Like the MC452, the MC462 features an output of 450 Watts per channel. With a dedicated McIntosh Autoformer™ connected to each audio channel, the full 450 Watts is available to any speaker regardless if it has 2, 4 or 8 Ohm impedance. More »

Primare has announced the shipping of the first Prisma models: the I35 Prisma integrated amplifier/network player and CD35 Prisma CD/network player. More »

TEAC is has announced that its NR-7CD Network CD Player/Integrated Amplifier (pictured) and NT-505 USB DAC/Network Player can now be upgraded to add support for MQA. More »

For 20 years, Cary Audio have been making their SLI-80 vacuum tube integrated amplifier. It’s had many variants over the years, some enhancements under the hood and some in style. More »

Powered by the Burson Max Current Power Supply (MCPS),Fun is a dual mono Class-A head amp and preamp with added Microphone input. Outputting 2Wpc @32ohm, it shares the same amplification stage as Burson’s flagship Conductor. More »

APURNA, who we visited in Valence, France, have announced their new stereo amp the Prelude. It will be available from September 2018 in two versions, Power Amplifier and Integrated Amplifier. More »

Aeron has launched what they say is the smallest Hifi system in the world, the Aeron C101 pre-amplifier/ headphone amplifier and Aeron P101 Class D Stereo Amplifier.  Just connect to your source and speakers. More »

French brand, Focal, used High End Munich 2018 to launch its new Grande Utopia EM Evo and Stella Utopia EM Evo loudspeakers. This was another highly popular launch with standing room only for a lot of the world’s Hifi press. More »

Chord Electronics certainly had the world’s Hifi Press beating a path to their door at High End Munich this year.  Their room was so busy that some had to wait outside, luckily Hifi Pig was in there for a first glimpse of their new products. The full team were there and as always it was a pleasure to see them and great to see the iconic British brand in such high demand at the world’s major international Hifi Show. More »

Chord Electronics certainly had the world’s Hifi Press beating a path to their door at High End Munich this year.  Their room was so busy that some had to wait outside, luckily Hifi Pig was in there for a first glimpse of their new products. The full team were there and as always it was a pleasure to see them and great to see the iconic British brand in such high demand at the world’s major international Hifi Show. More »

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