LUXMAN LMC-5 MOVING COIL CARTRIDGE ANNOUNCED

Luxman of Japan has announced their new moving coil cartridge, the Luxman LMC-5, scheduled to be released at the end of April 2021.

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GOLD NOTE PH-1000 PHONO STAGE RELEASED

The Gold Note PH-1000 Phono Stage is the high-end Italian brand’s new premium phono stage and we have one here at Hifi Pig Towers, watch out for the review soon.

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BRAUN WANDANLAGE 2021 100TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION BY VIRGIL ABLOH

Technology has made some major advancements since the iconic Braun wall unit, Wandanlage, began development in 1961. And now, 60 years later, Virgil Abloh has reimagined it in a one-off project for 2021.

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Vertere, the high-end British record player designer and manufacturer, has launched the Vertere Iso-Paw Isolation Footer designed and made to enhance the performance of the DG-1 record player and/or Phono-1 cartridge amplifier.

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Henley Audio has announced the immediate availability of the new Musical Fidelity M3x Vinyl phono stage for turntables with moving magnet (MM) and moving coil (MC) cartridge systems.

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Chris Feickert has been building his handmade Dr Feickert Analogue turntables in Germany for over twenty years.

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Since 2013, DS Audio has been pioneering the world’s only optical phono cartridges. Now, the company is releasing details of its technology so that others can join the optical audio market. More »

The new Tentogra WOWO turntable is the third model from this Polish brand.

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Soulines turntable model tt42 is the Serbian brand’s new flagship reference turntable.

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Last year, we brought you the news about British cable manufacturer, Wire On Wire’s new Vibe spacers for their ‘tuneable’ cables. Now they are applying the Vibe technology to tonearms.

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Serbian brand, Auris Audio, has tipped its toes into the world of vinyl with their first tonearm, the Auris Tangenta Hawk.

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The Portuguese manufacturers say that Shaknspin is “probably the first small, affordable, fully contained Wow&Flutter analyser for turntables”.

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Last week’s Stu’s Views blathered on about how much a pain in the fundament vinyl records can be to the avid collector, and the response to it was really phenomenal – we got messages from all over the world and the article prompted one chap in South Africa to put pen to paper (actually, fingers to keyboard) and share his lifelong love affair with records going right back to the days of shellac 78s. Obviously, I’m FAR too short of tooth to remember those kinds of things. More »

There’s a meme, or rather a cartoon, that’s been doing the rounds recently that has two characters looking over a HiFi system with the caption “The two things that really drew me to vinyl were the expense and inconvenience.” If you spend any time on social media, and particularly audiophile groups then I’m sure you will have seen it. And so, if we take this cartoon to be anything like the truth of the matter, this begs the question “Why would anyone bother with such an outmoded and problematic format of music playback?” More »

Pangea Audio, a developer and manufacturer of audio accessories, has announced it will soon ship a new low profile Record Doctor Record Clamp for listeners who prefer to use a dust cover when listening to vinyl records.

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The Danish high-end audio brand Aavik has released their latest three series of amplifiers, digital-to-analogue converters (DACs), streamers, and phono stages (RIAAs).

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Following on from the new Liberty Headphone amp announcement last week, Mytek Audio has announced a whole load of new products to be launched throughout 2021 following the shifting of production to the new larger factory in Poland that took place last Summer.

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Axiss Europe, who distribute AirTight and Koetsu, has launched the new Mustang MM cartridge.

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AV Industry’s furniture brand Norstone has launched a number of new ranges including the Slender and Loft products for hifi and vinyl lovers.

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Ortofon has announced a new flagship moving magnet cartridge, which also celebrates one of history’s greatest composers.

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Norwegian brand Hegel has just launched the V10, their first ever Phonostage, read on for more info and find out what we thought in our review.

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Pro-Ject Audio Systems of Austria has announced a new flagship phono stage to complement their range of turntables and electronics.

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

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Russ Andrews is expanding its range of accessories for vinyl with the launch of two new cleaning brushes designed to keep records and styli in top condition.

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A partnership between Handel & Hendrix in London, Bang & Olufsen, Lowther & LEAK recreates the exact listening experience Jimi Hendrix had at 23 Brook Street in Mayfair between 1968-1969.

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