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


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 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, 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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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 »


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 »

roksponsmallCanon is a new Musiclink cable designed, say Black Rhodium, “to achieve very high sound quality when using portable music systems by using the latest Black Rhodium high end cable technology, Including the Graham Nalty VS-4 Vibration Stabiliser”. It is hand built at the Black Rhodium factory in Derby. More »

roksponsmallThe Mojo DAC/headphone amp from Chord Electronics is being supplied with a free protective case* throughout the holiday season in store at participating retailers, internationally. The promotion offers the protective case (worth £65) with all new Mojo purchases bought in retail stores up until 14th January 2017.  More »

Here’s something I don’t think GadgetyNews has reviewed before – DECT speakers. The ONEmicro speakers have certainly ignored the more oft trodden paths of Bluetooth and WiFi as viable options for wireless transmission – but how do they sound?

The ONEmicro speakers use Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT). If that sounds familiar, then look at your landline phone – DECT is the standard used for cordless phones; and traffic lights for that matter.

Check out how they perform over at GadgetyNews.com


The DP-X1 press release makes no bones about it – “Onkyo has launched the world’s best Hi-Res Digital Audio Player, the DP-X1”

That’s a lofty claim to say the least but Onkyo must be pretty sure of themselves.

As you would expect, it handles all the existing Hi-Res formats you can think of, including MQA.

With the rapid rise in consumers wanting “higher than CD quality” High Resolution Audio (High Res Audio) formats, the availability of multiple streaming audio and video services, and High Res-capable headphones, many users have been looking for ways to enjoy their High Res Audio content everywhere they go.

Get the rest of the story over on GadgetyNews.