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…

Graham Audio’s ‘Chartwell LS6/f’ floor standing loudspeakers will be heard in public for the first time at a UK Hifi Show in Bristol. Building on their LS6 monitor, the LS6/f is “a floor-standing loudspeaker system that combines a modern aesthetic with the open, uncoloured sound our customers expect from a Graham Audio system”.

They will be demonstrated with the new Astin Trew AT2-5100 dual mono 180W power amplifier and AT2-1100 configurable pre-amplifier using both Master Tapes and LP sources in the Astin Trew/Air Audio room, 3rd floor 306. Astin Trew will be demonstrating their new AT2-2100 90W integrated amplifier in the same room.

Mitchell and Johnson will unveil their new flagship 800 series. Entirely designed and built in the UK, they feature solid machined billet front panels, custom machined knobs, input flexibility for both analogue and digital sources, a phono stage and Burr Brown analogue volume control. Power output is in excess of 150 watts RMS via 6 high current Toshiba power transistors per channel. Moving Iron level meters complement the design. They will be on the 10th floor, room 1010.

Arcam, now part of Harman Audio Luxury, on the ground floor in the Empire 2 suite, will have Mark Levinson’s first turntable, the 515, built in collaboration with VPI Industries.  Arcam will also be showcasing Revel loudspeakers alongside their own Arcam HDA hifi range.

Acoustic Energy will launch the all-new 300 Series at the forthcoming Sound & Vision – The Bristol Show. Building on the 100 Series, the new 300 Series features multiple upgrades over the entry-level 100 Series including bespoke new drive units, 28mm aluminium dome tweeter featuring WDT Wide Dispersion Technology™ and a re-designed 130mm aluminium mid-bass driver uses a ceramic aluminium sandwich cone and long throw motor system.

The new I1 from Swiss high end brand, CH Precision, builds on the technologies from their A1 power amplifier, C1 DAC, L1 line pre amplifier and P1 phono stage to create an integrated amplifier.

The I1 will be partnered with Wilson Benesch Discovery II Loudspeakers in the Conservatory on the 1st Floor, complete with Clearer Audio Cables wiring. Wilson Benesch will also have the UK premiere of their new Resolution loudspeakers, that first showed at High End Munich, in the same room.

Audio-Technica is showcasing lots of new headphones at Bristol with many making their UK or European debut at the show. This line-up includes the flagship reference open-back ATH-ADX5000, the wireless noise-cancelling ATH-ANC700BT and the ATH-DSR5BT in-ear Bluetooth headphones. They will be on the Ground Floor, Bristol 8.

PMC, who distribute German Brand AVM in the UK, launch the AVM30 entry-level electronics range into the UK market, The PMC room will provide show visitors with the opportunity to experience the AVM30 range and PMC’s twenty5 series; product ranges launched to celebrate the two companies’ 30th and 25th anniversaries respectively.

AVM30, which includes integrated, pre and power amplifiers, plus CD and media players, was originally launched exclusively in Germany as a limited edition range celebrating AVM’s 30th anniversary. The reaction to it lead the company to make the decision to launch globally. AVM30 is based on three AVM classic products from the late 1980s, reimagined and engineered with state-of-the-art technology. First floor, room 108.

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