For Audiophiles using their phone for on the move sounds, Essential has announced that the Audio Adapter HD is now available to buy – currently, only in the US and Canada. 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 »

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 »

This weekend sees the Hifi Show Live hold it’s last show in Windsor before it moves the new premises at Royal Ascot for the 2019 show.  Absolute Sounds, the high end UK distributor is taking loads of great gear and will be in three rooms in the Windsor Suites area. More »

Metronome Kalista from France has now completed their DreamPlay range with the DreamPlay  DAC. This joins the DreamPlay One Integrated Player, DreamPlay Stream and DreamPlay CD turntable. The DAC is designed and hand-made in Metronome’s workshops in the South-West of France, featuring a solid aluminium chassis, methacrylate transparent parts, and stainless steel feet. 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 »

Ian Ringstead checks out the TAGA Harmony DA300 v.3 Digital to Analogue Converter. More »

The latest addition to Audiolab’s M-DAC range is the M-DAC Nano, a mobile DAC/headphone amplifier. More »

Ian Ringstead checks out the TAGA Harmony DA300 v.3 Digital to Analogue Converter. 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 »

Kicking off tomorrow at the Denver Marriott Tech Centre in Colorado, RMAF is one of the major Hifi Shows in the USA. There are stacks of exhibitors and plenty of new product launches…here’s a roundup of the latest pre-show news! More »

September was a very busy month here at Hifi Pig Towers, we were out and about seeing the Hifi Lounge Radical SR1 car (who we sponsor) race at Donnington, we popped up to Glasgow to visit Linn and experience their new Selekt DSM Network Music Player and finally we had a trip to London for the Festival of Sound Audio and Music show, with whom we are media partners. We also brought you a report from the Audio Show Live, Leamington Spa. Have a read through of all the other news that happened too below, with  links to everything we covered last month, plus links to the reviews we published in September. More »

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

Italian brands Gold Note IS-1000 Streamer and Integrated Amplifier does what it says on the tin and has an impressive range of connectivity, high power output and even has a built in MM/MC phonostage. It costs £3820 (around $5000) as tested in the UK (a version with an updated DAC is available for £4500) but does it all add up to a great deal in the final analysis? Stuart Smith finds out.  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 »

We brought you the news last week of Audiolab’s new 6000A integrated amplifier, now Audiolab have released their 6000CDT which they say is the 6000A’s ideal CD-playing companion. 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 »

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 »

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 »

In order to celebrate its first year of “life”, the Digital Sharing Converter, DSC1, the first device of Métronome’s new DS range, is becoming even more connected. More »

Chord Electronics has joined forces with The Chord Company to offer a free interconnect with the purchase of a Hugo 2 DAC/headphone amp, from ‘bricks and mortar’ UK retailers this Autumn. More »

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