22. October 2021 · Comments Off on Astell&Kern A&norma SR25 MKII Hi Res Audio Player · Categories: Hifi News · Tags: , , , , , , ,

totaldac sponASTELL&KERN A&NORMA SR25 MKII SECOND GEN ENTRY-LEVEL HI RES PORTABLE AUDIO PLAYER

Astell&Kern has unveiled the second generation model of its ultra-portable hi-res audio player the Astell&Kern A&norma SR25 MKII

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04. October 2021 · Comments Off on Ifi Hip-Dac 2 DAC/ Headphone Amp · Categories: Hifi News · Tags: , , , , , , , ,

IFI HIP-DAC 2 DAC/ HEADPHONE AMP LAUNCHED

The hip-dac is one of iFi’s most popular USB DAC/headphone amps, now, some 21 months after the original hip-dac launched, iFi has updated its design launching the iFi hip-dac 2 DAC/Headphone Amp.

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09. September 2021 · Comments Off on iFi GO Blu Mobile Bluetooth DAC/Headphone Amp · Categories: Hifi News · Tags: , , , , , , ,

IFI GO BLU MOBILE BLUETOOTH DAC/HEADPHONE AMP ANNOUNCED

iFi’s DAC/headphone amps have formed a cornerstone of the British company’s product range since its formation in 2012.

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06. August 2021 · Comments Off on Astell&Kern A&ultima SP2000T DAP · Categories: Hifi News · Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

ASTELL&KERN A&ULTIMA SP2000T DAP WITH NEW TECHNOLOGIES INCLUDING QUAD DAC AND TRIPLE AMP SYSTEM

The brand new Astell&Kern A&ultima SP2000T Digital Audio Player features a new triple-amp system to customise the listening experience, including Astell&Kern’s first tube amplifier.

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24. June 2021 · Comments Off on Ruark R1 Beach Hut Blue Radio · Categories: Hifi News · Tags: , , , ,

RUARK R1 BEACH HUT BLUE RADIO LAUNCHED FOR SUMMER

Summer is officially here so if you are off to the beach, or staying closer to home, Ruark Audio has announced their first limited edition Ruark R1 Mk4 colourway for Summer 2021 the Ruark R1 Beach Hut Blue Radio.

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CHORD GOFIGURE UPDATE FOR 2GO/POLY

Chord Electronics latest free update to Chord Gofigure brings improved radio and playlist support, faster access, plus the ability to browse albums with the Chord 2go and Chord Poly.

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ASTELL&KERN AK USB-C DUAL DAC CABLE

Astell&Kern, the manufacturer of portable high-resolution audio devices, has introduced the Astell&Kern AK USB-C Dual DAC Cable for smartphones, tablets and PCs.

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ASTELL&KERN A&ULTIMA PLAYERS ROON READY

New Firmware for the Astell&Kern A&ultima SP1000 and SP2000 adding Roon Ready support will be available on March the16th.

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HELM’s new THX and MQA Certified BOLT DAC/AMP adapter, extends its family of studio-quality portable audio DACs and AMPs for smartphones and mobile devices

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This month, UK distributor SCV has announced a new partnership with portable audio innovators EarMen, based in Chicago, IL.

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The Astell&Kern SE200 is equipped with the world’s first multi-DAC design, providing, say the brand, “a unique music listening experience”.

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Last week, Hifi Pig’s Editor, Stuart Smith, was asked to contribute to an article on Neil Young’s Pono for the British daily newspaper, The Telegraph.

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In the world of portable music players, it’s all about strict minimalist design on one side and opulent technical extravagance on the other. Shanling Audio is setting a new trend with their new Q1. 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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Phil Wannell has been in the industry for some time and is a well-known face at Hifi shows and events throughout the UK. Recently he has decided to take the leap into self-employment and has founded Audio Concierge, a bespoke service offering portable audio and headfi products to a discerning clientele.

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Astell&Kern has launched the KANN CUBE, the second model in the KANN performance line.

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Cayin extend their range of N8 players by offering the N8 Brass Black, a new version of the N8 that includes all the N8 technology and a new chassis.

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Designed to complement Chord Electronics’ award-winning Mojo DAC/headphone amp and Poly wireless streamer/player, the Poly/Mojo leather case offers stylish protection for on-the-go usage. More »

Cabasse, one of the leading names in French high-fidelity since 1950, has announced SWELL, the company’s first wireless portable speaker. More »

So, what do Kate Middleton and a High-End music on the go (or at home for that matter) streamer/player have in common? Hifi Pig visited London’s rather swanky Goring Hotel in Belgravia to find out at the launch of Chord Poly.  More »

Onkyo has announced that its second generation Digital Audio Player, the Rubato DP-S1, will be available in the UK in May 2017. More »

Pioneer, the manufacturer of home entertainment and personal audio products, has announced the launch of its latest Digital Audio Player, the compact XDP-30R, set to make its UK debut in May. More »

Jay Z is reportedly selling a stake in his music streaming service Tidal to telecoms company, Sprint. Sprint, which is owned by Japan’s Softbank, will pay an estimated $200m (£162m) for a 33% stake in the company. More »

Mytek, of New York City, manufacturer of the Brooklyn and Manhattan II DACs, is introducing their new Mytek Clef, a mobile hi-res audio headphone amplifier + DAC, offering up to 24 bit/192k and DSD128 playback, with driverless USB Class 2, MQA capability, plus AptX Bluetooth and AAC. More »

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Christmas is coming and whether you are wanting to find those special gifts for your nearest and dearest, or you want to treat yourself, you are bound to find some inspiration in our Christmas Gift Guide Promotion! More »