Mr Araki, CEO of Melco Syncrets, the Hifi division of the Japanese IT company Buffalo Technology, has announced the launch of the Melco N10 ‘extreme performance’ Hi-Res digital Music Library and the more entry level N100. More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

AVM’s latest Compact Streaming CD Receiver, the INSPIRATION CS 2.2 4T will be unveiled by PMC UK Distribution at Festival of Sound in September. Based on the CS 2.2, the enhanced CS 2.2 4T now features the latest Bluetooth 4.2 standard, with a dedicated second antenna on the rear of the unit. More »

EISA, the European Sound and Imaging Association, has awarded the iFi xDSD Best Portable DAC/Headphone Amplifier for 2018-2019. More »

Quad has replaced the original Artera Play source component with a new version called the Artera Play+. Like its predecessor, which launched in 2015, the Play+ is a CD player, DAC and preamplifier combined in a single compact chassis. But while its form is familiar, the ‘plus’ suffix denotes a range of improvements that broadens functionality. More »

Chord Electronics’ Hugo 2 DAC/Headphone Amp EISA DAC 2018/19 Award 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 »

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 »

CanJam London 2018 was held at the prestigious Park Plaza Hotel, Westminster Bridge this year, just over the River from the Houses of Parliament. The hotel itself was very luxurious and a great setting for consumers, companies, designers and music lovers from the U.K, U.S, Canada, Japan, Singapore and many other countries to come together for this event.

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Chord Electronics has just unveiled, at CanJam London 2018, the Hugo M Scaler, a standalone upscaler which Chord say is “capable of redefining sound quality from digital audio”. Hugo M Scaler uses advanced filter technology to upscale standard 44.1kHz digital audio up to 705.6kHz (16x CD’s 44.1kHz native resolution), ready to be passed to a suitable DAC; Hugo M Scaler extends its upscaling performance to 768kHz (from 96kHz input data) for dual-BNC-input Chord Electronics DACs: DAVE, Qutest and the new Hugo TT 2. More »

Auralic got in touch to tell us about their Summer promotion. Buy the Altair Streaming DAC between now and September the 30th and receive six months Qobuz free of charge. More »

June was a very busy month indeed.  We brought you loads of Hifi News which is all rounded up here in case you missed it.  We also brought you Hifi Reviews and coverage of the North West Audio Show 2018 at Cranage Hall.…it was fabulous so make sure you check out coverage from Linette and Stuart too.

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The Bakoon Satri DAC-21 D2A DAC is diminutive in size, but does it make up in sound quality what it is lacking in stature? Janine Elliot finds out. 

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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 »

The Bakoon Satri DAC-21 D2A DAC is diminutive in size, but does it make up in sound quality what it is lacking in stature? Janine Elliot finds out.  More »

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