As a result of close collaboration with SME, the British engineering and high end audio company, Padood has announced the launch of a limited-quantity Model 10A Black Edition, made exclusively for the UK market.  Featuring all-new total black detailing and matched with the popular SME M10 tonearm, the Model 10A Black Edition comes supplied with an Ortofon Cadenza Black cartridge. More »

Rega say that the Planar 8 was inspired by their ‘ultimate’ turntable, the ‘Naiad’.  More »

Earlier this year ‘The Wand’ tonearm made its UK debut at Sound & Vision: The Bristol Show with County Durham-based Decent Audio. Now, it is available from selected UK dealers for the first time. More »

DS Audio of Japan, who are well known for their optical cartridges, have set up DS Exports, who will export high end Japanese audio products to the rest of the world. More »

DS Audio, known for their optical cartridges, first introduced the ST-50 Stylus cleaner at CES 2018. More »

German turntable brand, Clearaudio, has announced the Tracer radial tonearm, taking the company’s family of radial and tangential arms ten. More »

McIntosh who have been designing and building audio for over 65 years, has announced a new turntable The MT2 Precision. More »

Devon-based Timestep has signed an exclusive distribution agreement to import Glanz tonearms from their native Japan to the UK. Visit Timestep at Sound & Vision Bristol to discover them. More »

Timestep’s Dave Cawley has just signed an exclusive distribution agreement to import Glanz tonearms from their native Japan to the UK. More »

Pro-Ject Audio Systems, manufacturers hifi turntables and electronics, have announced a new Artist Series special edition turntable collaboration with one of the world’s longest-running bands. More »

The Supreme-Analog Tangenta Referenca tonearm from Serbia, will be making it’s debut in the USA early next month. More »

Air Audio Distribution will be demonstrating the newly re-branded Japanese Sorane SA-1.2 tone-arm in room 13 on the 3rd floor of The Indulgence Show. More »

Technics has announced the launch of the Reference Class SP-10R, its most premium analogue, direct drive turntable to date, which is anticipated to hit the market in early summer 2018. The news comes as Technics unveils a prototype of the new, cutting-edge turntable with, they claim, the world’s top-level* S/N (signal-to-noise) ratio and rotational stability, for the first time at this year’s IFA Berlin. More »

The long awaited new, ‘affordable’ Technics SL-1200GR direct-drive turntable is now shipping to dealers in the USA. Launched at CES 2017 and originally intended for release earlier this year, the SL-1200GR is now available on both sides of the Atlantic. More »

AVID Hifi, the UK based high end hifi manufacturer, unveiled their new tonearms at High End Munich 2017. This is their next step towards “a complete AVID system”. More »

Hifi Pig Advertising Promotion

Hifi Pig brings you a series of promotional articles about our Great British Brands exhibiting at High End Munich 2017. We let them tell you all about their philosophy and products.

Munich 2017 – the reveal. This Munich sees Funk at its most ambitious. There, not just one but two new arms will be on show. More »

VANA, Ltd. has announced the arrival in the USA of the European Audio Team (E.A.T) B-Sharp turntable, with features taken directly from the company’s award-winning C-Major turntable (which Janine reviewed for Hifi Pig last year). VANA went on to tell us “The B-Sharp sheds all of the non-essential cosmetic adornments of the C-Major without compromising performance or mechanical integrity, providing vinyl enthusiasts with a superb playback option at a more affordable price”. More »

Black Rhodium used the 2017 Stylus show in Manchester to launch the two new high end Tone Arm cables. These join the Stylus and Stylus VS-2 Tone Arm cables to enable Black Rhodium to offer a choice of Tone Arm DIN terminated cables to high end turntable users. More »

Tom Vu, president of TraingleArt, got in touch to tell us more about their latest tonearms, the Osiris MK2 and the Horus. More »

After a four-year development period, Ballfinger has introduced the first newly developed analogue tape recorder for around 25 years, the Tonbandmaschine M 063 was revealed at the Norddeutschen Hifi-Tage, in Hamburg last weekend. They also unveiled their new Schallplattenspieler PS 2 Directl-drive Turntable with active radial arm and moving coil system. More »

German turntable company, Dual, has relaunched in the UK. Once the largest manufacturer of turntables in Europe, the brand has had a history of producing turntables through the 1960s, 70s and 80s. For 2017 the brand is back in the UK with an initial offering of three new budget models. More »

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