Last week we had a very pleasant visit up to Glasgow to Linn HQ to experience their new product. However, until midday today, we and the other selekt (see what I did there), few journalists from the British Hifi Press, were sworn to secrecy about what we had seen and heard. Finally we can reveal the launch of the Linn Selekt DSM, an all-new Linn network music player that promises, say the Linn team, “to bring the feeling back to digital audio”. More »

Four years ago, Japanese company DS Audio launched the world’s only optical phono cartridge. The company’s debut model, the DS-001, was only released in its native Japan but soon led to a second model, the DS-W1, and to worldwide distribution. Since then, the range has grown with the addition of the flagship DS Master 1 and entry-level DS-002 models. 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 »

Gold Note, the Tuscany based Italian high end Hifi manufacturer, have released the PSU-10 Power supply for their ‘Outstanding Product’ award winning PH-10 Phono Stage. More »

M2Tech, of Pisa, Italy, has introduced the Nash MC/MM Phono Preamplifier. More »

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Hifi Pig brings you a series of promotional articles about our Great British Brands at High End Munich 2018. We let them tell you all about their philosophy and products.

Welcome to the world of Music First Audio

 Music First Audio became well known in 2003 for launching the transformer passive preamplifier. Now the range also includes moving coil step up transformers also known as SUT’s, phono amplifiers and power amplifiers. All products are hand built in the UK. More »

Italian brand, Gold Note will be at AXPONA 2018 showing their products that have recently become available in the USA. More »

The recent revival in vinyl and explosion of new turntables has spawned an equal number of new phono stages from the bargain basement models to the highly specialised audiophile units costing thousands. Nick Gorham from Longdog Audio noticed that the market was short on quality budget units, so he decided to design one to appeal to most newcomers to vinyl or those on limited funds. The result is a very straight forward moving magnet only unit costing £199. Ian Ringstead takes a listen.  More »

In 2016, Audio Analogue celebrated its twentieth birthday with two ‘Anniversary’ editions of the company’s earlier integrated amplifiers, the Puccini and Maestro. Now, the Italian brand has launched its ‘PureAA’ line of products, drawing key ideas from the Anniversary amps and adding further features. Second in the line, following the AAcento amplifier, is the new AAphono. More »

The recent revival in vinyl and explosion of new turntables has spawned an equal number of new phono stages from the bargain basement models to the highly specialised audiophile units costing thousands. Nick Gorham from Longdog Audio noticed that the market was short on quality budget units, so he decided to design one to appeal to most newcomers to vinyl or those on limited funds. The result is a very straight forward moving magnet only unit costing £199. Ian Ringstead takes a listen.  More »

Gryphon Audio Designs of Denmark have never abandoned the LP format, maintaining, as they say, ‘a consistent commitment to vinyl reproduction from the creation of the company in 1985, right up to the launch of the new Gryphon Sonett Phonostage’. More »

Longdog Audio have released their wallet friendly PH1 Moving Magnet PhonoStage. Longdog say that the PH1 “combines years of experience designing high end phono stages and ultra low noise replacement power supplies into a simple, affordable and no nonsense unit”. More »

Cambridge Audio have announced two new phono stages, the Solo and the Duo. More »

Sound Carrier Audio are a Croatian based company that have specialised in making valve amplifiers and hifi equipment for over 25 years. More »

October was a very busy month for us Hifi Pigs, there was an awful lot of news and we also brought you coverage of The Indulgence Show and Chord’s Poly launch, plus a visit to hear the Living Voice system at Spiritland. There was also the sad news of the death of Gérard Chrétien of French manufacturer, Focal. More »

Since its introduction in late 2016, the Essential III from Pro-Ject Audio Systems has been a staple in the affordable turntable market. Combining cosmetics with performance, the range expanded earlier in 2017 to include MDF (Essential III) and Acrylic (Essential III A) platter options, Pro-Ject Audio Systems are now expanding the range further. More »

RMAF kicks off tomorrow in Denver, USA so there should be plenty of new gear to see and hear. Here’s the info from exhibitors who have been in touch with us to tell us what they are bringing to the show and where they will be. More »

September has been an exciting month for us at Hifi Pig Towers. There has been lots happening, plenty of news and of course we went to London for The Indulgence Show 2017. More »

Tisbury Audio has today released its first phono preamplifier: the Domino. Handmade in the UK, it is designed to provide full adjustability and high performance at an affordable price point. More »

Zesto Audio has announced their first audio accessory, the Andros Allasso Step Up Transformer. The international debut will take place at the X-FI Audio Show in Holland on September 30th and the US launch will be at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest in Denver, CO, October 6-8 in exhibit room #7009 at the Marriott Tech Center. More »

TAGA Harmony, manufacturer of speakers and audio electronics, has unveiled a new high-fidelity hybrid amplifier, the HTA-1200. More »

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