30 days to go until High End Munich 2017 kicks off, Tune Audio, will be exhibiting again this year. More »

KEF is to be one of a handful of companies featured in the Mutations-Creations art event, a major retrospective of designer Ross Lovegrove at the Centre Pompidou in Paris between 12th April – 3rd July 2017. More »

RDacoustic are based in the Czech Republic and we first came across them at High End Munich where their Evolution loudspeakers were being powered by KR Audio amplifiers being fed by a 440 Audio turntable…all Czech brands. The Evolution loudspeakers are a single driver design using a backloaded horn and cost from €9990.  More »

Voxativ, the high end hifi manufacturer from, Berlin dropped us a message to tell us what they will be showing at Axpona and Shanghai. More »

Acoustic Energy is returning to UK ownership 30 years to the month from its formation in 1987.  With three decades of British audio heritage and a large portfolio of new products ready to roll out this year, AE’s management team has launched a successful bid to buy the company from its Malaysian parent company, Formosa Prosonic Group. More »

Stone Audio of Poole are holding the UK launch event for GamuT Audio’s limited edition loudspeaker, the Zodiac. More »

Estonian High End loudspeaker manufacturer, Estelon, have won a Red Dot design award. Red Dot’s product design award has been given out for over 60 years. This year the selection jury comprised of 40 independent designers, field lecturers and speciality journalists. Altogether over 5 500 works from 54 different countries were presented to the Red Dot’s 47 categories in 2017. More »

PMC was chosen to provide the sound system for the Music Week Awards after party, held at Tape London earlier this week. More »

The €24000 Aequo Audio Ensis hails from The Netherlands and has an innovative and interesting design. Stuart and Linette Smith try them with Dutch Techno.

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Loud & Clear Edinburgh will play host to German manufacturer Avantgarde Acoustic and Zero and Uno range of horn loudspeakers, from the 5th of May this year. More »

Aluminous Audio has announced the newest version of their Gravitas loudspeaker system. They claim that this is the first loudspeaker system in the world to use gravity as the primary isolation technique. More »

Dan Worth takes a listen to the Russell K Red 50 standmount loudspeakers costing from £975.

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Aequo Audio’s Ensis speakers will be appearing at High End Munich 2017 with Audiopax, Sound Galleries Monaco and Tellurium Q cables. More »

Designed and engineered by two brothers from Phoenix, Arizona the VETR Audio PANL1 speaker system is another interesting audio project launched on Kickstarter. Each speaker is a twill carbon fibre panel, only 1.3mm thick, the stands are 100% stainless steel, finished with a brushed surface. More »

Dan Worth takes a listen to the Russell K Red 50 standmount loudspeakers costing from £975. More »

Magico have announced a newly developed spiked footer solution called the SPOD. More »

The Tivoli ‘Model One Digital’ table-top radio refreshes the classic design of Tivoli’s original Model One with music streaming and multi-room capability. More »

Audio Physic have released their first new loudspeaker of 2017. The Avantera III are an upgrade to the Avantera plus+ loudspeakers. More »

This year, loudspeaker manufacturer Volya GmbH in association with High End Society Service GmbH is launching a Charity Auction. The prize is a pair of the new model of Volya GmbH loudspeakers, NoLimits. More »

TAGA Harmony have unveiled Diamond B-60, the brand’s flagship bookshelf model. More »

Jay Garrett gets a first listen to the brand new Homage Tradition speaker range from Sonus Faber which were showcased at their UK launch held at Marylebone’s high-end Hifi store, KJ West One in collaboration with specialist distributor Absolute Sounds. More »

T3TRA by Alienology Audio – Audio Designer Speakers – are 3D printed & digitally made for Bookshelf, Satellite and Desk-Top use. More »

Join KJ West One on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th March for the first UK performance of the latest range of loudspeakers from Italian manufacturer Sonus Faber. More »

Linn are calling their new Klimax 350 ‘The ultimate intelligent loudspeaker’. They go on to explain further: “Taking a digital signal as their input, the Klimax 350 ensures zero transmission loss from the source. Then our Katalyst DAC Architecture retrieves the maximum amount of musical information from this digital signal”. More »

Hifi Pig is working hard to bring you a multitude of comprehensive reports covering Bristol Sound and Vision 2017. We have a dedicated section here  where you can check out our show coverage.  We are very pleased to announce that our Bristol Show coverage is this year sponsored by the iconic British loudspeaker brand, Harbeth, who are celebrating their 40th anniversary throughout 2017.

TANNOY got in touch to let us know how they feel about their new Legacy range of loudspeakers, and treated us to a private listen in Bristol. “It is moving to hear how our TANNOY speakers have become intertwined with life journeys over our 90-year history. We’re so grateful to be a part of so many stories – and for those of you who reach out to let us know”. More »

Father and son duo Rob and Dave Stevenson get tooled up and take a bash with this interesting single driver DIY loudspeaker project costing a total of £552 including VAT.  More »

Care Orchestra Srl, an Italian brand of high-end audio and design, has announced a new product of the Spiritual Line. Care Orchestra say: “The Spiritual Violet is the natural evolution of the younger “sister” Spiritual Blue, from which it inherits its peculiarities and best features. Depth, transparency and musical performance definition reach an excellent level, giving rise to a quality of precise listening, never tiring”.
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NIME Audiodesign of Italy, who’s very distinctive looking steel and aluminium loudspeakers, the Elite One, we saw at High End Munich a few years ago, have launched some new models. More »

Loewe, the German manufacturer will be demonstrating their flagship OLED TV and wireless speaker system at the Bristol hifi and home cinema show on 24th to 26th February. More »

AudioControl makers of audio solutions for the residential, commercial and automotive markets has announced that Monitor Audio has been added to their Sound Partners Program (SPP). More »

Arcaydis are a Sheffield based manufacturer of loudspeakers that many will know the name of. The company has relaunched recently with new owners but with the same designs and here Ian Ringstead takes a listen to their £799 EB2S standmount loudspeaker.  More »

SVS, USA based manufacturer of speakers, subwoofers and audio accessories, have announced their 16-Ultra Series, its largest and most powerful subwoofer line ever. SVS told us: ‘The new sealed box SB16-Ultra and ported box PB16-Ultra subwoofers are the culmination of all SVS engineering advancements and loaded with innovations that establish the 16-Ultra Series as the reference standard for bass. More »

PMC is using Sound & Vision, The Bristol Show, to launch the AVM high-end electronics brand, which it is adding to its distribution portfolio, making this high-end brand available to UK audiophiles…

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Wilson Audio have released more details of their new flagship loudspeaker, the WAMM Master Chronosonic, which costs well over $600,000. More »

Stuart and Linette take a listen to the unique Volya Bouquet loudspeakers costing €120 000 More »

Finnish manufacturer Amphion Loudspeakers has announced the Argon7LS floorstanding loudspeaker. The newcomer replaces the Argon7L model, incorporating the passive radiator design which is already present in Argon3S and Argon3LS. The new member of Amphion’s Argon family of high-end home audio speakers is being demonstrated for the first time at the Integrated Systems Europe in Amsterdam, booth 7-W195, running currently and until February the10th. More »

McIntosh Group has announced that Filippo Fanton has been named the new CEO of Sonus faber effective immediately. Fanton has served as the CFO of Sonus faber for the last eight years and will continue to hold that position as well until further notice. More »

Sonus faber say they ‘wish to evoke Italian design and creativity at their best by restyling the Homage collection, the company’s most iconic line. It has been completely revamped in keeping with its rich past and precious legacy. Welcome Homage Tradition!

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The Convert team got in touch to tell us that they will be attending the 30th Bristol Sound & Vision Show from the 24th to the 26th of February this year. More »

RDacoustic of the Czech Republic got in touch to tell us about their new loudspeakers, the Euphoria. More »

TANNOY contacted to tell us that they are “delighted to announce that we will be launching a new Gold Reference GRF range to be ready for delivery in February 2017. This decision was made to meet unprecedented demand from dealers and customers to continue the GRF-90  which sold out in record time”. More »

DALI have launched their new Spektor series of speakers. Comprising the DALI Spektor 1 and 2 compact standmounts and the Spektor 6 floorstanders, DALI have also added the Spektor Vokal to work as a central speaker with the rest of the range. More »

PMC, manufacturer of studio and audiophile speakers, helped recreate the world famous Capitol Studios at the recent CES in Las Vegas, to expose visitors to the workings of a real studio and the benefits of high resolution audio. More »

Melodika, one of the biggest Polish manufacturers of hifi cables, let us know that they have introduced a new version of their floorstanding Loudspeaker, the BL40 MKI. Melodika say that “the Melodika BL40 MKII offers both modified style and technical amendments while maintaining the price”.
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