The Copland CTA408 Integrated Amplifier, from the Danish high end manufacturer, is intended for those who prefer the ease of a single chassis amplification, still wanting the performance of separates. It has separate MC and MM phono inputs, Monitoring in/outputs, Headphone amplifier and a start-up procedure that helps prolong the tube life. More »

Le DAC By Metronome is joining Le Player with the same philosophy of product positioning: to offer the same high quality of making and quality of sound reproduction as much more expensive products designed and made under the brand Metronome. More »

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 »

Natural Sound will have two systems at the Warsaw Audio Show 2018, at the Golden Tulip Hotel, room Azalia 2. They will be exhibiting on 17th and 18th of November only! 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 »

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 »

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 »

If you are in the Bordeaux region this month there is a three day Hifi event taking place at Club Hifi in the French city. 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 »

Spanish high-end loudspeaker manufacturer, Sottovoce Audio has announced the Stereo 3, a high end, active, floorstanding loudspeaker . More »

High end Italian brand Gold Note are telling us that gold is the new black. Gold Hifi can look a bit ‘bling’, but the Gold Note finish actually looks very tasteful. More »

High End Munich 2018 was an incredible show.  Hifi Pig has brought you a huge amount of online coverage and now our coffee-table style, free to download, e-magazine….enjoy! We shall be back in Munich for the High End 2019 show. More »

Part one of Stuart’s wrap up of the High End Munich 2018 Show. Loads of great pictures of some of the best Hifi in the world. More »

Every year the High End Society has a ‘Newcomers’ stand where they give exhibition space to a few, very lucky, new companies and products.  We always take a great interest in this area as it really shows the future of the industry.  Several success stories have come out of the Newcomers stand at High End Munich over the years, among them PureAudioProject, Westminster Labs and b.audio, to name just a few. More »

What more is there to add. A bit of a piece on horn loudspeakers we saw at High End in Munich and HIfi Deluxe…

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Every year we say the same thing, ‘surely the High End Show can’t get any bigger?’, but every year it does! It is now at the point when no human can actually cover every inch of the show…we have tried our very best but I think Super-human powers would be needed for that! However, being very organised and attacking it with military precision meant that we got to see most rooms and exhibits with the aim of bringing you the most comprehensive and interesting coverage of the show…we even managed to get over to the HifiDeluxe show too and bring you CanJam Munich coverage. More »

High End Society’s press release summing up the facts and figures of the show, plus read on for the High End Munich 2019 date! More »

Turntables were absolutely everywhere at this year’s Munich High-End and so here are some of the ones that stood out on our travels around the show…with a handful from Audio-Deluxe thrown in for good measure. We have no way of seeing everything at the show and know we will have missed a good proportion but hope you enjoy all these lovely turntables.  More »

Vivid Audio say that their new KAYA range of loudspeakers is “Vivid in a more accessible format”. You get all the same GIYA technology inside a modern and more room friendly enclosure. The bass drivers have their own re-entrant exponential horn absorber, first found in the Laurence Dickie designed B&W Nautilus loudspeaker in the form of a snail’s shell. More »

French brand, Focal, used High End Munich 2018 to launch its new Grande Utopia EM Evo and Stella Utopia EM Evo loudspeakers. This was another highly popular launch with standing room only for a lot of the world’s Hifi press. More »

French brand, Focal, used High End Munich 2018 to launch its new Grande Utopia EM Evo and Stella Utopia EM Evo loudspeakers. This was another highly popular launch with standing room only for a lot of the world’s Hifi press. More »

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