CHORD HUGO 2 and 2go REVIEW

Chris Baillie, a veteran user of Chord Electronic’s Poly/Mojo combination, takes a look at the mobile combos bigger siblings in the form of the Chord Hugo 2 and 2go costing a total of £2794.

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COPLAND CSA 150 REVIEW

Copland CSA 150 Integrated Amplifier is distributed in the UK by Absolute sounds and costs £4988. It’s an integrated amp with an onboard DAC, a moving magnet phonostage and a DAC. Stuart Smith takes it for a whirl. More »

FINK TEAM KIM LOUDSPEAKER REVIEW

FinkTeam KIM is the German company’s smallest loudspeaker. It is a two-way standmount loudspeaker with its own stand and sports an AMT tweeter. Stuart and Linette Smith take a listen.

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CHORD POLY & MOJO REVIEW

The Chord Poly and Mojo have been around for some time now and are a well known portable combo. In this review, Chris Baillie looks at Poly and Mojo as a source for music on the go as well as in a home system.

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SYNTHESIS A50 TAURUS AMPLIFIER REVIEW

The Synthesis A50 Integrated Amplifier with DAC costs £6199 in the UK and is now distributed by Henley Audio. It’s a behemoth of an integrated amp with plenty of inputs, a remote and an onboard DAC. Stuart Smith lifts it into place and takes a listen. More »

AUDIOVECTOR R1 ARRETÉ REVIEW

Audiovector R1 loudspeakers are made in Denmark. In this review, Stuart Smith checks out the £4700 R1 Arreté stand mounters, dedicated stands, and Freedom Grounding Concept cables.

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March 1st represents the day that Hifi Pig was officially launched upon the audio world, and what a blast it has been!

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The SS-6 from Italian brand Solidsteel is a tripod design speaker stand costing around £480 in the UK. Stuart Smith has a listen to various loudspeakers on them. More »

It’s not often a review involves building the piece of equipment before starting to listen to it, but Linette builds the new £1495 Falcon Acoustics IMF 100 standmount speakers to check their Complete@Home credentials, before she and Stuart sit down and listen.

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Hifi Pig review of the Titan Audio’s Force Field Module that is designed to reduce the effects of RMI, EMI, and Wi-Fi interference in Audio systems. More »

I’m a recent and evangelical user of Roon, and couldn’t imagine an audio life without it. However, I wanted to explore the possibility of getting Roon connectivity using the ridiculously cheap Raspberry Pi computer – a route I’d been very wary of in the past.

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Musical Fidelity’s M2si and M2SCD are distributed in the UK by Henley Audio and cost £699 each. Ian Ringstead tries them out.

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The Gold Note PA-10 Power Amplifier is a stereo amplifier offering up 150W into 4Ohms, but add a second PA-10, flick a switch on the back of the amps and you have a pair of monobloc amps that give you a total of 600W into 4Ohms. Stuart Smith gives these £1300 (each) amps a whirl. More »

Esprit is a French-based cable manufacturer that has a great name for building high-quality cables in their own country but were relatively little known in the UK and beyond until quite recently. In this review David Robson checks out their Eterna range of cables, including RCA, XLR interconnects, and speaker cables and priced as follows – speaker cable 3m €2360, RCA 1.2m €1890, and XLR 1.2m €1980.

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The KJF Audio SA-01 NCore 100W (continuous) power amplifier is a no-nonsense but good looking power amp that is made in the UK. Stuart Smith, a long time advocate of Class D power, takes a listen to this £690 power amp.

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Mellow Acoustics  FrontRo II is the second incarnation of this interesting electrostatic-hybrid loudspeaker. The loudspeakers cost £9500, are manufactured in England and have some interesting design features. Janine Elliot takes a listen. More »

Diptique is a French loudspeaker manufacturer specialising in making Isodynamic panel loudspeakers. In this review, Stuart Smith takes a look at their dp77 Anniversary model retailing at €3540. More »

Hifi Pig first reviewed the LEEMA LIBRA DAC way back in August 2016. In this update to that review, Stuart Smith takes a slightly different viewpoint and makes very different conclusions, but based on very similar findings, to the initial review.

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LAB12 are an Athens, Greece based manufacturer that feature valves in all their designs other than mains conditioners. In this review Stuart Smith takes a listen to their dac 1 REFERENCE Non-Oversampling DAC costing €2900. More »

The iFi Power Station is, as its name may well suggest to many, a mains purifier and distribution block. It costs £499. Janine Elliot plumbs it into her system.  More »

The Ophidian Minimo 2 loudspeaker is, as the name would suggest, a mini-monitor type of loudspeaker. It is made in the UK and costs £900 a pair. Ian Ringstead takes a listen.
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Vertere, best known for their turntables, has released a range of cables. Here, Ian Ringstead tries out their Redline XLR to XLR balanced interconnect. More »

hORNS are a Polish loudspeaker brand specialising in, you guessed it, horn loudspeakers. In this review, Stuart Smith takes a listen to their Symphony 13 loudspeakers costing €15,000. More »

WORLD EXLUSIVE

English Acoustics Stereo 21C is a modern take on the classic (and legendary) Leak Stereo 20. It costs just shy of £4000, is predominantly sourced and built in Great Britain and comes in a range of funky colours as well as any colour you like for a small extra charge. Janine Elliot, an owner of the original Leak Stereo 20, compares and contrasts the old with the new. More »

Rupert Neve Fidelice Precision DAC (£4,747) and Precision Headphone Amp (£1,149), yes, many readers will recognise Neve as being a legend in the pro-audio world, but now he has put his name to a DAC and a HEadphone Amplifier. Janine Elliot looks at both units in this doubleheader review.

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