I’ve been a long-time fan of origin Live tonearms having used their Silver tonearm on a fully modded Technics 1210 and on my previous vinyl spinner from Analogue Works, the logical next step for our vinyl front end was to upgrade the arm and to buy one of OLs turntables. We have and here are our thoughts on the British company’s Resolution turntable with upgraded PSU and triple layer Acrylic platter, partnered with their Zephyr tonearm. The total price of the turntable as tested here is £5550.  More »

I’ve been a long-time fan of origin Live tonearms having used their Silver tonearm on a fully modded Technics 1210 and on my previous vinyl spinner from Analogue Works, the logical next step for our vinyl front end was to upgrade the arm and to buy one of OLs turntables. We have and here are our thoughts on the British company’s Resolution turntable with upgraded PSU and triple layer Acrylic platter, partnered with their Zephyr tonearm. The total price of the turntable as tested here is £5550.  More »

The April Edition of Hifi Pig’s free, downloadable E-magazine is a very special one, featuring Women in Hifi.  Women who work in the Hifi Industry and female audiophiles. More »

Sumiko, who have been making cartridges for nearly 40 years, have announced six new phono cartridges, the outcome of a 3-year development effort.  The new line will be premiered at the Munich High End Show, May 10th -13th, 2018. More »

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

Kostas Metaxas will be showing some new products in his ‘Statement’ system at this year’s High End Munich show. More »

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

This year’s Bristol Show was fantastic.  Apart from having an injured husband (back attacked by a very heavy valve amplifier) it was absolutely brilliant.  There was a real buzz about the show, with, it seemed, a younger audience and lots of couples….and generally very busy Friday and Saturday.  I only popped in on Sunday when it was a little quieter but that was quite early on. Although it does come over as a very ‘Hifi Industry’ Show there were loads of public in attendance, queuing round the block to get in. More »

On the 9th of October 1918, two Danish engineers founded the Electrical Phono Film Company with a few businessmen who would support the organization financially. After a name change to Ortofon A/S in 1951, the company expanded their expertise away from film sound systems into phono pick-up cartridges for the growing vinyl audio market. More »

Gold Note, the Italian hifi manufacturer will be showing their turntables at Sound and Vision Bristol. More »

The Debut turntable from Pro-Ject was introduced in the late 1990s, the latest model in the series’ is the Debut III S Audiophile, and with it Pro-Ject Audio Systems have introduced some advanced features to enhance the look and performance in new ways. More »

Hifi Pig is bringing you all the news in the run up to Bristol Sound and Vision next week, and expect plenty of in depth coverage and photos from the show afterwards. Here’s some of the new product launches that visitors to the show can experience first hand… More »

WTP audio is launching the Serene project, six upgrades designed and manufactured in Britain for the LP12. Theo Stack of WTP told us more: “The goal was to rid the LP12 of any remaining vibrations and colorations whilst still retaining the core organic sound of the Linn Sondek. Thus, the start of this bordering on, unhealthy obsession, which was dubbed “The Serene Project’’. It was no easy feat and took two years of intensive R&D and countless revised prototypes to develop components that compete at the highest standard” More »

Sound Fowndations are this year making their exhibit more ‘Bristol-friendly’ by pitching it at what most of the show-goers seem to want. Previously they have  had one room with a ‘big’ system: Clearaudio Innovation, DS Master One, Gamut amps and speakers etc, with the system price coming to well over £50k.  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 »

Ortofon, has announced the second generation of its professional line of Concorde DJ cartridges. The New Concorde Generation consists of five models targeted to a variety of applications and DJ styles. More »

In October 2018 Ortofon will celebrate 100 years of business in audio industry. Through the year they are releasing several Century products to celebrate. More »

Michael Gammon, son of David Gammon who created the British turntable manufacturer, Transcriptors, has released the sad news that they are to cease production of their turntables. More »

Vinyl on your TV, sounds a bit strange? Read on….Voxtok, which recently joined the Netgem Group as its dedicated Sound Division for innovative musical entertainment in TV and audio sectors, and Elipson, a French manufacturer of high-end audio solutions, are collaborating to provide an “enhanced and enriched vinyl record listening experience”. More »

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