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 »

The Roon Nucleus + is essentially a Roon specific dedicated network streamer costing £2500, but what does it bring to the whole Roon experience sonically? John Scott finds out.  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 »

KEF has announced LSX, a compact two-speaker wireless music system . LSX is fully wireless, both from source and between the speakers and will feature Apple AirPlay™ 2 technology enabling multi-room streaming from an iPhone, iPad, or Mac in early 2019. More »

Cabasse, the French loudspeaker brand, has announced the launch of The Pearl, an active, high-definition connected speaker, that concentrates all the expertise and technology from the flagship La Sphère into a compact form. More »

French loudspeaker manufacturer, Triangle, are launching AIO 3, a speaker that lets you stream music using aptX Bluetooth, AirPlay, wi-fi or UPnP, plus access internet radio and Spotify Connect. More »

Devialet has unveiled Phantom REACTOR an ultra-compact speaker that is the result of three years of research and development in acoustic and mechanical engineering. The Phantom REACTOR 600 and Phantom REACTOR 900 are the latest additions to the Devialet Phantom family. More »

September was a very busy month here at Hifi Pig Towers, we were out and about seeing the Hifi Lounge Radical SR1 car (who we sponsor) race at Donnington, we popped up to Glasgow to visit Linn and experience their new Selekt DSM Network Music Player and finally we had a trip to London for the Festival of Sound Audio and Music show, with whom we are media partners. We also brought you a report from the Audio Show Live, Leamington Spa. Have a read through of all the other news that happened too below, with  links to everything we covered last month, plus links to the reviews we published in September. More »

Italian brands Gold Note IS-1000 Streamer and Integrated Amplifier does what it says on the tin and has an impressive range of connectivity, high power output and even has a built in MM/MC phonostage. It costs £3820 (around $5000) as tested in the UK (a version with an updated DAC is available for £4500) but does it all add up to a great deal in the final analysis? Stuart Smith finds out.  More »

Auralic and Innuos Surrey based dealer, Ultimate Stream, have teamed up with their friends at Native DSD to offer 10 free Native DSD downloads, worth up to £300, with each Auralic G1 and G2 Series product or the Innuos ZEN Mk3, ZENith Mk3 and Statement music servers purchased during October and November 2018 (conditions apply). More »

Mr Araki, CEO of Melco Syncrets, the Hifi division of the Japanese IT company Buffalo Technology, has announced the launch of the Melco N10 ‘extreme performance’ Hi-Res digital Music Library and the more entry level N100. More »

IFI Audio have now launched their DAC-cum-music streaming device, the iFI Pro iDSD. More »

TAGA Harmony have launched their newest series of in-ceiling active speakers with the first model in the line, the RB-1650BT. More »

Music tech company, Cotodama, has announced their new ventures with Europe’s ‘leading music tech incubator’ Abbey Road Red along with the launch of Canvas, another speaker in their product line alongside the original Lyric Speaker, which we brought you the news about last year. More »

Onkyo and Pioneer have confirmed that they will be releasing a free firmware updates throughout the month of August to add Deezer support to a large number of their AV receivers and networked audio devices. Deezer is one of the most popular subscription-based, streaming music services, with access to a library of more than 53 million songs. More »

Auralic got in touch to tell us about their Summer promotion. Buy the Altair Streaming DAC between now and September the 30th and receive six months Qobuz free of charge. More »

SOtM are releasing the sMS-200 Neo and sMS-200ultra Neo network players. More »

Bang & Olufsen,will be selling at auction five one-of-a-kind colours of its BeoSound 1 wireless speaker, starting July the 5th, through auction house Sotheby’s. More »

Primare has announced the shipping of the first Prisma models: the I35 Prisma integrated amplifier/network player and CD35 Prisma CD/network player. More »

TEAC is has announced that its NR-7CD Network CD Player/Integrated Amplifier (pictured) and NT-505 USB DAC/Network Player can now be upgraded to add support for MQA. More »

AUDIRVANA, maker of AUDIRVANA PLUS, the Hifi audio player initially made for Mac users, has announced the launch of its Windows 10 version for PC owners. More »

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