J.Sikora announce what they are saying is first ever Kevlar tonearm in the world to be launched at the Warsaw Audio Video Show in the coming days.  More »

Pro-Ject Audio Systems have over 500,000 of their Phono Box phono stages; and to mark this milestone the company are releasing their first op-amp-less phono stage, and it’s available in two different versions.   More »

van den Hul’s top-of-range model the new Colibri XGW Signature Stradivarius has been launched. More »

The new Music Hall MMF 3.3 turntable launched at the Copenhagen High End Show 2018 last month. More »

Yorkshire based Graham Slee has been in touch to tell us that his invention has received its long awaited United States Patent and explains what it is used for.  More »

The Sweep-IT E is a record cleaning arm from Pro-Ject Audio Systems, cleans as you play. Cleaning a record collection can be tiresome, time-consuming or just difficult to keep up with; but it’s an essential task if you want to ensure the best possible sound quality and guarantee a long stylus life. More »

Janine Elliot takes a listen the SweetVinyl SugarCube SC-1, a device aimed at removing the clicks and pops from your vinyl collection and costs £1500. More »

Janine Elliot takes a listen the SweetVinyl SugarCube SC-1, a device aimed at removing the clicks and pops from your vinyl collection and costs £1500. More »

Pro-Ject has partnered again with The Universal Music Group and The Beatles to bring out another Beatles themed turntable. The White album was the most anticipated Beatles record of all. Released November 22nd,1968 it contained hits like “Dear Prudence”, “Back in the USSR” or “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”. More »

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

The Prelude is a new and, say the European manufacturer, more affordable turntable. It features a heavy aluminium platter, a low-tolerance (0.01) polished stainless steel spindle in a soft bronze bushing, an ultra-dense MDF plinth coated with eight layers of lacquer, a freestanding isolated drive motor 100% disconnected from the plinth, a precision diamond-cut pulley, a high-damping, precision-cut drive belt and a high-purity balanced copper cable. More »

NAD will be exhibiting at the RMAF in Denver, Colorado October 5th -7th, 2018. Along with sister brands PSB and Bluesound, they can be found in Room 8021 in the Tower and in A23 of the Atrium section of CanJam. More »

Kicking off tomorrow at the Denver Marriott Tech Centre in Colorado, RMAF is one of the major Hifi Shows in the USA. There are stacks of exhibitors and plenty of new product launches…here’s a roundup of the latest pre-show news! More »

September was a very busy month here at Hifi Pig Towers, we were out and about seeing the Hifi Lounge Radical SR1 car (who we sponsor) race at Donnington, we popped up to Glasgow to visit Linn and experience their new Selekt DSM Network Music Player and finally we had a trip to London for the Festival of Sound Audio and Music show, with whom we are media partners. We also brought you a report from the Audio Show Live, Leamington Spa. Have a read through of all the other news that happened too below, with  links to everything we covered last month, plus links to the reviews we published in September. More »

Festival of Sound, or Festival of Indulgence as we had called it after it changed its name from ‘Indulgence’ after the last two shows, could be seen to have taken a bit of a risk with the name change. We thought it was quite a brave move as the indulgence brand had become established…would this rebrand alienate the show from the public?  In a word, no.  More »

Henley Audio have announced two more special edition styli are coming to the Ortofon 2M range of moving magnet cartridges. After the earlier release of the Stylus 2M Blue 100 (February 2018), Ortofon have now unveiled the Stylus 2M Bronze 100 and Stylus 2M Black 100.  More »

VANA, the North American distributor of audio products has announced the arrival of the European Audio Team (E.A.T) Jo N05 moving coil cartridge, the LPS dual linear power supply and the 800-gram Massive Weight. More »

Japanese brand Hana are launching a new higher end range of moving coil cartridges.  The ML and MH (Low and High output options) are an advanced development of their SL and SH moving coil cartridges, and utilise a ‘Micro-line’ design nude diamond tip, along with with many other improvementsMore »

Eight little feet that sit around your platter and which your record is placed on from English company MCRU and costing £24. Janine Elliot takes a listen.  More »

Eight little feet that sit around your platter and which your record is placed on from English company MCRU and costing £24. Janine Elliot takes a listen.  More »

Four years ago, Japanese company DS Audio launched the world’s only optical phono cartridge. The company’s debut model, the DS-001, was only released in its native Japan but soon led to a second model, the DS-W1, and to worldwide distribution. Since then, the range has grown with the addition of the flagship DS Master 1 and entry-level DS-002 models. More »

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