Since 2017 Henley Audio have been taking the Ortofon Cartridge Experience Tour up and down the UK and Ireland, showcasing the full offering of the Ortofon range of Moving Magnet and Moving Coil cartridges.

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In 2013, Japanese DS Audio unveiled the world’s only optical phono cartridge, the DS-W1. A series of even further advanced models soon followed, ranging from the flagship DS Master 1 to the (then) entry level DS 002.

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Miyajima, the Japanese company best known for their phono cartridges, has created a simple little audio accessory for vinyl lovers, and it costs less than your average record.

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Nasotec Swing Headshell 202A1 is a novel approach to achieving better results from your vinyl replay system. It costs £305 and here Janine Elliot gives it a try for Hifi Pig. More »

Linette Smith gets into the groove with the Ultrasonic record cleaner KA-RC-1 from Kirmuss Audio.  More »

There are plenty of accessories out there to make playing your records easier and to solve the little problems that the format brings. More »

As a result of close collaboration with SME, the British engineering and high end audio company, Padood has announced the launch of a limited-quantity Model 10A Black Edition, made exclusively for the UK market.  Featuring all-new total black detailing and matched with the popular SME M10 tonearm, the Model 10A Black Edition comes supplied with an Ortofon Cadenza Black cartridge. More »

Henley Audio have announced two more special edition styli are coming to the Ortofon 2M range of moving magnet cartridges. After the earlier release of the Stylus 2M Blue 100 (February 2018), Ortofon have now unveiled the Stylus 2M Bronze 100 and Stylus 2M Black 100.  More »

VANA, the North American distributor of audio products has announced the arrival of the European Audio Team (E.A.T) Jo N05 moving coil cartridge, the LPS dual linear power supply and the 800-gram Massive Weight. 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 »

Following the recent announcement of Ortofon’s most expensive ever cartridge (MC Century, announced in July), Henley Audio have announced the immediate availability of a more affordable limited edition cartridge that harks back to a time when Ortofon’s DJ cartridge was actually a premium Hifi offering. More »

On the 9th of October 2018, Ortofon A/S celebrates its 100 years anniversary. Specialising in the manufacture of phono pick-up cartridges, the Danish company have announced the newly developed MC Century limited edition cartridge. It is now available in the UK through Henley Audio. More »

M2Tech, of Pisa, Italy, has introduced the Nash MC/MM Phono Preamplifier. More »

Sumiko, who have been making cartridges for nearly 40 years, have announced six new phono cartridges, the outcome of a 3-year development effort.  The new line will be premiered at the Munich High End Show, May 10th -13th, 2018. More »

McIntosh who have been designing and building audio for over 65 years, has announced a new turntable The MT2 Precision. More »

Vibrating stylus cleaners are not a new concept, but the Flux Hifi Sonic stylus operates at a lower frequency to older types, which, say the company, makes it perfectly safe to use on your precious cartridge.  More »

On the 9th of October 1918, two Danish engineers founded the Electrical Phono Film Company with a few businessmen who would support the organization financially. After a name change to Ortofon A/S in 1951, the company expanded their expertise away from film sound systems into phono pick-up cartridges for the growing vinyl audio market. More »

Ortofon, has announced the second generation of its professional line of Concorde DJ cartridges. The New Concorde Generation consists of five models targeted to a variety of applications and DJ styles. More »

Alexey Syomin, Head of SA Laboratory from Russia, got in touch to tell us more about the company’s all new Step-Up Transformer. The new SA Lab SUT is compatible with low impedance cartridges of 2-8 Ohm. More »

Hifi Pig had a very busy month in November, what with trips to Zurich and Warsaw for Hifi Shows.  There was also lots of news and of course reviews.  have a look and catch up with anything that you missed! More »

Pro-Ject Audio Systems, manufacturers hifi turntables and electronics, have announced a new Artist Series special edition turntable collaboration with one of the world’s longest-running bands. More »

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