Vermeer Audio created their first entirely ‘made in France’  Model TWO flagship, which offers in a single package a DAC, a network player, and a digital and analogue preamplifier. However, their clients and distributors that wanted Vermeer’s know-how to be duplicated in a more accessible unit offering more basic functions compared to the flagship model. More »

Primare has announced that the NP5 Prisma network player has received Roon Ready certification from Roon Labs, with an automatic update being launched today.

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Vincent Audio, a German-based designer and manufacturer of stereo and multichannel components, has introduced the SV-737 hybrid integrated amplifier which will shortly be available for the U.S. market.

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Qobuz, the platform for streaming and downloading high-quality music, is offering listeners a huge collection of Christmas music in high-resolution (Hi-Res) audio.

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It’s time for Hifi Pig’s Christmas gift guide 2020!

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Primare has announced the launch of new Prisma applications and automatic OTA (Over-The-Air) firmware update, effectively providing a new build of the Prisma network player platform, eliminating past patches and unnecessary coding to increase control, connection speed and stability, while adding new features and functions to improve overall performance.

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The Auralic Altair G1 Streamer/DAC is a well-featured box of tricks to which you need only add an amp and loudspeakers. Stuart Smith checks out this €2399/£1999 unit. More »

Connected Distribution, the exclusive UK Cabasse distributor, is introducing The Pearl Sub, a 2.1 connected active subwoofer with DSP sound and room optimisation and high-resolution music streaming.

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Cary Audio has introduced the new DMS-700 Network Audio Player, their goal was “to make the absolutely best sounding network audio streamer on the planet, far exceeding its price point and beyond, period”…which is a very high goal to aim for indeed.

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Innuos, in partnership with Qobuz has announced the offer of a Qobuz Studio Premier, Individual Plan Subscription with the purchase of any Innuos Music Servers and Streamers until the 23rd of December 2020.

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borg.audio GmbH is based in Nuremberg, Germany. They are a group of friends, from several countries, all true audiophiles. We first met them at High End Munich last year and were very impressed with the bold design of their products.

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Naim Audio has announced new and higher-quality radio options for users of its streaming speakers, systems and separates, all freely available now.

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The legendary Neil Young’s fan-focused hi-res streaming service is now available to BluOS customers worldwide, plus you can win some fantastic prizes with NAD and Young.

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Innuos has announced the release of the enhanced 8TB SSD version for the ZENith Mk3 and flagship STATEMENT music servers and streamers.

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The Japanese digital music library brand has announced a 45th-anniversary champagne gold N10 library.

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New Jersey based Orchard Audio has announced the launch of PecanPi Streamer Ultra. The Ultra builds upon the PecanPi Streamer by adding a 5” touchscreen, built-in RCA connectors, and moving all of the connections to the back of the device.

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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 new Harman Kardon Citation Amp adds the power of HD streaming to home entertainment systems.

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John Scott wonders if the new version of Stack Audio’s £725 network streamer with optional £400 power supply is the missing link he has been searching for. More »

HARMAN’s Mark Levinson has introduced a new preamplifier and amplifier and showcased two recently launched source players in an expansion of the 5000 Series range.

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Obviously the face of live concerts has changed during the pandemic so, keen to get the feel of live performance to viewers, WOWOW, Japan’s premium pay-TV broadcaster, has live-streamed a musical performance in real-time using MQA audio with HD video. The event took place on 06 October 2020 in a Covid secure environment.

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CHC Audio Distribution has announced the immediate availability in the UK and Ireland of Serblin and Son amplifiers.

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PMC Distribution UK is introducing the Bryston BR-20 preamplifier, DAC and streamer, a front end solution that combines the best of Bryston’s technologies into one audiophile hub, allowing connection of up to 14 analogue and digital sources and combining this with built-in high-resolution music streaming.

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HiFi Rose, are a brand from South Korea who describe themselves as “an audio company that brings audiophile-grade performance to products designed to complement consumers’ lifestyles”.

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Naim Audio, the British hifi brand, has added extra functionality to its Control4 Media driver, giving CI professionals even more ways to integrate Naim’s range of music-streaming speakers and systems.

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