Esprit Audio has been handmaking audio cables in France for over 23 years but they are little known outside their home country. Could all this be about to change? Janine Elliot takes a listen to their Beta speaker cables and interconnects. More »

A new range of platter mats from Sonic Voice and with UK Distribution by HiFi System Components Ltd. has arrived so Janine Elliot takes a listen.

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Dan Worth takes delivery of the latest offering from Russell Kaufman’s British based company Russell K in the form of the SE version of his RED 150 floorstanding speakers costing £6000 – £6500 depending on finish. More »

Mellow Acoustics  FrontRo is a £7500 loudspeaker of small proportions that employs a novel electrostatic panel for high and mids and a conventional driver for bass frequencies. Janine Elliot plugs them in and takes a listen for Hifi Pig.

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Harry Smith, Hifi Pig’s very own Millennial Scribbler takes delivery of a pair of Beyerdynamic Lagoon ANC noise-cancelling headphones, shuts the world outside off and gives us his thoughts on this £359 pair of cans.

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Tellurium Q launched their very first cables ten years ago this month and so what better time for Janine Elliot to test out the second iteration of this UK based company’s Ultra Black interconnects, the Ultra Black II costing £558 a pair in XLR format. More »

iFi’s xCan at £299 offers a portable headphone amp with Bluetooth connectivity, whereas their £399 xDSD focuses on DAC duties with a headphone amp, Bluetooth and lots of digital inputs. Janine Elliot puts them head to head for this in-depth review.

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Hifi Pig’s Millennial Scribbler Harry Smith takes a look at American brand Russound’s MBX-Amp, a one-box streamer and amplifier costing £599 in the UK. More »

The Audio Research VT80 Amplifier and LS28 Preamplifier are the entry-level products from this American icon, so will they be worth their £17,000 pricetag? Stuart Smith finds out. More »

The Mira Ceti from Fezz Audio is a 300B integrated amp using toroidal output transformers and costing £2330 in the UK. Stuart Smith plumbs it in and gives it a listen for Hifi Pig.

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Steve Crowe visits Sydney, Australia and Serhan + Swift to listen to their Brigadier Mu.2 Loudspeakers costing £4950 in the UK.

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Paul Messenger takes a listen to Italian manufacturer Diapason’s Astera standmount loudspeakers, now available in the UK through G Point Audio and costing £7896.

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Whether it is measured in pounds and ounces or pounds and pence, John Scott finds that Audio Note’s Jinro is a heavyweight champion that doesn’t pull any punches.  More »

The Eva Minuet’ is a British built integrated valve amp with onboard phono-stage and costs £3250. Janine Elliot takes it for a whirl.

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SYD by Kanto is a standalone speaker that you can connect a turntable, CD Player, TV and even by bluetooth. It costs £289.99 and here Harry Smith puts it through its paces. More »

In which John Scott confronts a philosophical pachyderm, feeds it a bun, pats it gently on its trunk and sends it on its way. Or John Scott takes delivery of the Micromega M150 Integrated amp/DAC/streamer costing £5499.

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The Mediterraneo from Italian brand Gold Note is their top-level turntable and it’s certainly a bit of a looker, but how does it perform. The UK price for the Mediterraneo in Italian Walnut is £5,445.00 and this includes the B 5.1 Tonearm. Stuart Smith finds out how it performs. More »

Paul Messenger takes a listen to the Eclipse TD510Z Mk2 Loudspeakers with matching stands and costing £3840 a pair. More »

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