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 »

Festival Of Sound in London is on the 28th – 30th of September 2018 at the Novotel London West, Hammersmith, London. Having evolved from the successful Indulgence shows of the last two years, Festival of Sound is a Music and Audio show, promising some exciting Hifi and live music. More »

There is just one week to go until one of the most enjoyable Hifi Shows on the calendar, in the sumptuous surroundings of Cranage Hall in Cheshire. More »

Following on from the launch of Furutech’s accessory, the NCF Booster, the company has introduced a second companion edition, the new NCF Booster-Signal. Japanese cable and accessories brand Furutech have spent decades investigating the effects of cables and connectors on a Hifi system, in pursuit of what they call ‘pure transmission’ – how to transmit an audio signal from A to B in its most unadulterated form, neither adding anything nor taking anything away. More »

High End Munich 2018 was an incredible show.  Hifi Pig has brought you a huge amount of online coverage and now our coffee-table style, free to download, e-magazine….enjoy! We shall be back in Munich for the High End 2019 show. More »

Keep up to date with all the info that you need to know about the North West Audio Show 2018. News, product launches, how to get free tickets and hotel booking discounts. More »

May is always a busy month on the Hifi calendar, because of course, there is Munich.  High End Munich is the focal point of the global Hifi industry and we brought you loads of coverage, photos, news and new product launches. We also brought you the sad news of the death of Hifi Industry icon, Dave Wilson. Read on to find out  everything that happened last month. More »

David Blumenstein takes a listen to the Exogal Comet Plus DAC costing $3500 or £2500 in the UK for the DAC and £2950 with improved PSU. More »

DJ and author Bill Brewster has been confirmed as the headline at this year’s Rotation Garden Party, which takes place at Bishton Hall near Stafford on Saturday 21st July. The annual event, which is now in its fourth year, also includes a live performance from The Emperor Machine with support from Mind Fair, Stuart Robinson and Rob J. More »

Every year we say the same thing, ‘surely the High End Show can’t get any bigger?’, but every year it does! It is now at the point when no human can actually cover every inch of the show…we have tried our very best but I think Super-human powers would be needed for that! However, being very organised and attacking it with military precision meant that we got to see most rooms and exhibits with the aim of bringing you the most comprehensive and interesting coverage of the show…we even managed to get over to the HifiDeluxe show too and bring you CanJam Munich coverage. More »

Wilson Audio unveiled a very small loudspeaker at this year’s High End Munich..we are much more used to seeing and hearing their big offerings (and they were represented in plenty of rooms) so it was quite a contrast to find the TuneTot on display. More »

Vivid Audio say that their new KAYA range of loudspeakers is “Vivid in a more accessible format”. You get all the same GIYA technology inside a modern and more room friendly enclosure. The bass drivers have their own re-entrant exponential horn absorber, first found in the Laurence Dickie designed B&W Nautilus loudspeaker in the form of a snail’s shell. More »

It’s nearly here! Audiophiles and exhibitors from all over the world are converging on the MOC for High End Munich 2018.  The mammouth task of setting up hundreds of exhibits is beginning with les than 48hrs to go until the doors open on what promises to be an incredible show. More »

After 33 years at the helm of iconic Danish High End brand Gryphon Audio Designs, Flemming Erik Rasmussen is withdrawing from the company he created almost unintentionally in 1985. More »

Have a look over at our dedicated High End Munich 2018 section.  There is so much show news, new product launches and information there, updated constantly. More »

Leema Acoustics’ Sirius streaming music server system which has been extensively developed in recent months in conjunction with Innuos, is now available. Sirius is a hifi-grade streaming music server system that provides a solution for the storage and playback of digital music. In partnership with Innuos, Leema’s ex-BBC engineers have combined performance with the convenience of a UPNP/DNLA-compatible music server. More »

Since 1969, Manger Audio has been producing loudspeakers with its patented Manger sound transducers. More »

Are you going to visit the High End Society, High End Munich 2018 show?  It is truly an amazing experience with exhibitors and visitors from all around the world, it is the place to see and hear exotic Hifi brands. More »

The April Edition of Hifi Pig’s free, downloadable E-magazine is a very special one, featuring Women in Hifi.  Women who work in the Hifi Industry and female audiophiles. More »

Campfire Audio have launched two new earphones, Comet ($199) and Atlas ($1299). More »

In 2016, Audio Analogue celebrated its twentieth birthday with two ‘Anniversary’ editions of the company’s earlier integrated amplifiers, the Puccini and Maestro. Now, the Italian brand has launched its ‘PureAA’ line of products, drawing key ideas from the Anniversary amps and adding further features. Second in the line, following the AAcento amplifier, is the new AAphono. More »

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