Visitors to Bristol will be able to hear the Ming da Piccolo MM, an integrated amplifer, but with the addition of built in Valve Phonostage, for the first time.

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Auris Audio has launched Euterpe, a new high end valve headphone amplifier.

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EAT (European Audio Team) is a manufacturer of analogue audio equipment, including turntables, cartridges, phono stages and vacuum tubes/valves. The company’s founder and CEO is Jozefina Lichtenegger, who is married to Heinz Lichtenegger, the boss of Pro-Ject, the world’s largest manufacturer of ‘Hifi quality’ turntables.

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A valve amp at 1300 Euros sounds like a bit of a bargain. Add to the package an onboard phonostage and DAC and this Italian package starts to look even more attractive. Adam Billingham takes this latin beauty for a spin. 

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Leben Hifi Stereo Company is a Japanese manufacturer of tube/valve amplifiers. The designer and owner of Leben is Mr. Taku Hyodo who has been ranked as one of the top eight tube audio design engineers in Japan.

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Roehrenschmiede means ‘The Tube Forge’ and is a small, valve amplifier manufacturer from Krefeld, Germany, who make a handmade and personalised, high end, all-tube stereo amplifier, called Rocket and pre-amp called Comet.

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French company Metronome Technologies make a whole host of kit for the digital domain, here Stuart Smith tries out their AQWO CD/SACD player and DAC with valve output stage costing £13,870 Euros as tested.

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McIntosh has announced the MTI100 Integrated Turntable. At first glance, the new McIntosh MTI100 Integrated Turntable may look like it’s just a turntable, but you just need to add a pair of speakers to create a complete audio system.

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The Cayin A-845 Pro 25th Anniversary Integrated Amplifier is expected to arrive in the UK, with Audio Emotion, in March 2019 and will retail at £7990. More »

TAGA Harmony, a European manufacturer of speakers and audio electronics, has launched their new flagship hybrid integrated amplifier HTA-2500B.

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2018 saw Western Electric get their much loved 300B valves back into production, plus the brand has also made great progress with a new integrated amplifier, the 91E. More »

The Copland CTA408 Integrated Amplifier, from the Danish high end manufacturer, is intended for those who prefer the ease of a single chassis amplification, still wanting the performance of separates. It has separate MC and MM phono inputs, Monitoring in/outputs, Headphone amplifier and a start-up procedure that helps prolong the tube life. More »

McIntosh, founded by Frank McIntosh, a.k.a. “Mr. Mac”, in 1949, will be celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2019. To commemorate this milestone, McIntosh has announced a special 70th Anniversary Limited Edition Commemorative System. More »

The KR Audio VA350i amp is hand-built, as are its enormous tubes, in Prague and it costs £11 500 in the UK and €12 900 in Europe. Stuart Smith takes a listen.  More »

Zesto Audio has announced the world premiere of their newest product, the Andros Deluxe Phonostage. This product will debut at the annual Rocky Mountain Audio Fest in Denver, Colorado USA, October 5th – 7th 2018 in exhibit room 7009 at the Marriott Tech Center. More »

The Cary Audio CAD-805 vacuum tube monoblock power amplifier has been in continuous production since 1993. The CAD-805 has experienced several generational updates in its long, history. To CARY on the tradition (pun intended), Cary are introducing the latest generation of the CAD-805, the CAD-805 Reference Series (RS). More »

For 20 years, Cary Audio have been making their SLI-80 vacuum tube integrated amplifier. It’s had many variants over the years, some enhancements under the hood and some in style. More »

Hercules Integrated is the younger brother of S.A.Lab’s flagship Hercules MkII Magister of Music. S.A.Lab say it is ‘ a more compact and affordable amplifier which is technologically identical to grand Hercules MkII Magister of Music’. More »

Croatian Hifi brand, Sound Carrier, who specialise in making valve amplifiers, have released their new 24 kg EL34 Monoblocks. More »

Audio-Hungary have released their new, upgraded Qualiton APX 200 vacuum tube stereo power amplifier, with new features that were added after customer feedback. Only minor changes to the vents were made on the outside for optimised cooling and to keep the classic design. Most changes were made inside.  More »

Feliks Audio has just launched a new entry level headphone amplifier called Echo, a “back to basics” headphone amp which can drive mid to high impedance headphones. It also has a fully protected pre-amp functionality. More »

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