Mitchell and Johnson, the British Hifi manufacturer, has appointed Dan George Communications to handle its UK PR affairs. The new partnership, which is effective immediately, sees Dan George Communications manage Mitchell and Johnson’s press office and media interests ahead of a number of new product range launches planned for 2018/19. More »

Bibby Financial Services has provided an £850k funding facility to Fyne Audio, a new entrant into the high-end, loudspeaker audio market who’s development we have been following closely. The funding line includes Export Invoice Discounting (Export ID) as well as an FX facility, which will help the business access working capital and fund its export debts to reach its growing international client base. More »

Leema Acoustics has partnered with Mian Audio Distribution who will take on UK sales and distribution for the Welsh Hifi manufacturer, which was founded two decades ago by two ex-BBC sound engineers. More »

As many of you may have heard, Norwegian Hifi brand, Electrocompaniet recently filed applications to commence insolvency proceedings in Norway.  The Company immediately ceased all operations and insolvency practitioners were appointed. More »

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David Wilson, Hifi legend, co-founder of Wilson Audio and designer of some of the world’s most iconic loudspeakers, has sadly passed away.  He will be greatly missed by all in the audio community and far beyond. The Hifi Pig team send our deepest condolences to his family and friends. More »

UK cable and interconnect manufacturer True Colour Industries have announced that they have appointed Trimex, based in Warsaw, to represent them in Poland. More »

Bowers & Wilkins is announcing the relocation of its research and development centre to a new and larger facility with ‘cutting-edge equipment and tools’. The move represents a significant investment to expand the team and accelerate the company’s ability to develop new capabilities that will drive innovation across its suite of home speakers, headphones and performance car audio. More »

You may remember that back in 2016 we started a fundraiser to help to buy a new wheelchair for young audiophile and Hifi Pig reader, Ricky Sterling. The crowdfunding raffle was supported amazingly by both the Hifi industry who donated many prizes, and you, our wonderful readers.  The made-to-measure wheelchair was delivered to Ricky in the USA….but many asked, why no follow up story, well until now that is…read on! More »

The Clarity Alliance, the UK hifi industry’s trade body, held its AGM and Conference at which it announced the appointments to its board of directors and the audience enjoyed informative presentations from a number of guest speakers. It was held once again in Dolby’s European HQ in London. More »

Danish companies Dantax A/S and Gamut Audio have confirmed that Gamut is now part of the Dantax group of companies, joining fellow Danish high-end audio brands Raidho and Scansonic. More »

Linn has announced a major £1.1m investment for its factory located just outside Glasgow. Founded by Ivor Tiefenbrun in 1973, Linn remains an independent business and each and every product they make is built, tested and packaged in-house by one person who proudly signs their name on it. More »

Finkteam have announced that David Jefferys will be joining them. David brings many years of experience in the Hifi business and the in-depth knowledge of distributors and retailers in Europe that Finkteam need to find suitable partners to bring the WM-4 and future products to market. You may not have heard of Finkteam themselves, but you will probably have listened to a speaker they have been involved with. More »

We received the following message from Paul McGowan and Bill Leebens of PS Audio: More »

PMC has announced the appointment of Ljudtema as its distributor for Sweden.

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Electrocompaniet has appointed Chris Tuck to lead its UK Business Development. Chris brings with him a wealth of experience after senior positions with audio manufacturers such as KEF and Eclipse. More »

Merging Technologies, manufacturers of Merging+NADAC, Merging+PLAYER and the forthcoming Merging+POWER has announced that Edison Production Company will take over the distribution and support activities for these products in Germany. More »

McIntosh Group, parent company of audio brands McIntosh, Audio Research and Sonus faber, has announced the appointment of Jeff Poggi to co-Chief Executive Officer and Board member. More »

PMC has appointed Ian Sutton to the position of divisional director, to head up a newly formed UK distribution business and bring close focus to this important area of expansion for the company. The following is from the PMC press release. More »

Bryston has announced that it has promoted Gary Dayton to VP of Sales and Marketing, US effective immediately. Dayton has been immersed in the high-performance audio community for nearly two decades, having spent nine years with THIEL Audio before coming onboard as a Product Specialist with Bryston in 2013. Dayton will interface with reps, dealers and support end-users from his office in Lexington, KY. More »

Chord Electronics has expanded its international sales and business development team with the appointment of one of the audio industry’s best-known figures, Robert Wong. Robert has been appointed as Business Development Manager with immediate effect, supporting Chord Electronics’ expanded personnel team during a period of significant growth for the company. More »

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