After 35 years of serious recording work for Broadcast Television using Swiss portable and studio machines from Stellavox (the SM8 portables & TD9 Studio machine), and over 40 years experience in the Hi End Audio industry, Artist/Designer/Recording Engineer Kostas Metaxas has finally designed what he hopes will be “the ultimate machine to capture an unrivalled realism with Analogue Tape”. More »

Earlier this year, Colorado-based Ayre Acoustics previewed its new ‘8 series’ of hifi components at the Munich High-End Show and the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest. Now, the first product in the series, the EX-8 integrated ‘hub’ amplifier, arrives on the market and comes to the UK via a new distribution agreement with Decent Audio. More »

Melco is joining forces with high-end hifi dealer, KJ West One, to present a Streaming Masterclass in the heart of the capital at KJ’s Marylebone showroom. More »

Quad is launching a new version of the Vena integrated amplifier. The new Vena II builds upon the strengths of its predecessor – compact design and a useful range of facilities by adding new features. More »

Chord Electronics has launched an Android version of Gofigure, the official configuration App for Poly, the network music streamer/player for the  Mojo DAC/headphone amp. The new Android version, which has been extensively developed throughout 2018, neatly complements the original iOS version and brings simple configuration of Poly’s set-up options to Android devices. More »

Metropolis Studios’ 5x Grammy-nominated Mastering Engineer, Stuart Hawkes, has chosen Chord Electronics’ Hugo 2 DAC/preamp/headphone amp for all of his mastering duties at Metropolis. More »

Henley Audio have announced the return of two classic Musical Fidelity products. The M6 series is one of Musical Fidelity’s most popular product lines, but it has not featured a separate pre/power amplifier solution for quite some time. So, to address this omission, new owners Audio Tuning have ordered the re-introduction of the M6 PRE and PRX models. More »

Hifi Pig is in Warsaw covering the Audio Video Show 2018, for all the latest news from the show and, soon to follow, our coverage, click here. More »

SVS has announced the new 3000 Series subwoofers. Each new model has a completely new high-excursion SVS driver and an 800 watts RMS, 2,500+ watts peak power Sledge amplifier with discrete MOSFET output. They also come loaded with technology from the flagship 16-Ultra models. More »

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 »

McIntosh have announced the XRT1.1K Loudspeaker. Following in the footsteps of the XRT2.1K is the more accessibly sized XRT1.1K Loudspeaker. Featuring a 1,200 Watt power rating, the full range XRT1.1K has a more user-friendly size that is 14” (35 cm) shorter and 173 lbs (78 kg) lighter than the XRT2.1K More »

We are getting very excited about the Audio Video Show Warsaw 2018, which kicks off on Friday 16th November and runs all weekend. It’s the second biggest European show after High End Munich and is packed full off some amazing Hifi, some of which you will not find elsewhere. More »

Pioneer’s ‘Scene Style’ series adds new range-topping noise-cancelling wireless headphones supporting Hi-Res Audio and Google Assistant More »

Naim has announced that Apple AirPlay 2 technology is imminent for the Mu-so range, bringing with it advanced multi-room audio capabilities and natural voice controls via Apple’s Siri virtual assistant. More »

Eight years after the launch of its first compact high-end amplifier in 2010, Devialet has enhanced the Expert Pro line-up with three ‘major evolutions’. More »

The Fyne Audio F3 Series subwoofers combine innovative DDX Direct Digital amplification, advanced DSP and Fyne Audio’s know-how in driver and cabinet design. More »

Melco will be showing their new two-box N10 digital music library, plus new MELCO Music HD App and have live metadata demonstrations at The Hi-Fi Show Live 2018 this weekend, November the 10th and 11th. More »

The TPDA or the Tuneable Pistonic Diaphragmatic Membrane is a patented system from Portuguese acoustic room treatment company, Artnovion,that was developed to satisfy to the demand for low frequency absorption. They TDPA is the only system on the market that can be effectively tuned to work at low as 40Hz. More »

Shinola Audio has announced the introduction of their Bluetooth® In-Ear Monitors. They are designed and developed in collaboration with Campfire Audio of Portland, USA. More »

With its 30th anniversary approaching, Chord Electronics has launched ULTIMA, a new flagship amplifier featuring John Franks’ latest circuit topology, the first all-new design in three decades. Chord say ‘ULTIMA is the ultimate expression of the finest high-performance, ultra-fast, ultra-high-power amplifier technology available today’. 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 »

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