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HiFiNews  |  Jun 26, 2024
Chinese portable/desktop audio brand Fiio, winner of an EISA Award for its M11 Pro digital audio player, has launched a new top-of-the-range model incorporating AKM’s AK4191EQ dual-chip DAC for playback of 384kHz PCM, DSD256, and MQA files...
HiFiNews  |  Jun 26, 2024
Priced £3000, the new ATH-AWKG headphone from Audio-Technica features over-ear housings made from Japanese Kurogaki wood, giving each model a unique finish. The material, here lacquer-coated, is also said to help define the performance of A-T’s latest flagship, which features ‘exclusive’ 53mm drivers back by permendur-based magnets and OFC voice-coils.
HiFiNews  |  Jun 26, 2024
Wharfedale has expanded its Heritage loudspeaker series with another model that revisits the Denton design of the 1960s/’70s. Yet unlike the previous two-way Denton 80 and Denton 85, released in 2012 and 2017, respectively, the £999 Super Denton – sold in walnut, mahogany or black real wood veneer finish – references the three-way Denton 3 from 1971.
HiFiNews  |  Jun 26, 2024
Arriving to crown the 5000 series launched by Q Acoustics in 2023, the 5050 floorstander (£1299) mirrors the triple-driver configuration of the 5040 model (£999), but partners its 25mm ‘mechanically isolated’ soft dome tweeter with 150mm Continuous Curved Cone (C3) bass/mid units – up from 125mm. Correspondingly, Q Acoustics has doubled the number of Helmholtz ‘pressure tubes’ inside ...
HiFiNews  |  Jun 21, 2024
Exposure says it has added the ‘final piece’ to its mid-level 3510 series, with the launch of the £2500 3510 CD Player. Able to function as both player or transport, with digital outputs on Toslink optical and coaxial, the unit leverages the bespoke top-loading drive mech with sliding lid [pictured below] previously featured on Exposure’s XM CD [HFN Nov ’19]. Inside, a double-sided PCB hosts a bespoke clock, dual mono Burr-Brown PCM1704 DACs and a discrete analogue output stage feeding single-ended RCA connections.
HiFiNews  |  Jun 21, 2024
High-end amplifier marque D’Agostino Master Audio Systems has launched a successor to its Relentless monoblock [HFN Mar ’20] – two offspring, in fact. Both the Relentless Epic 1600 Mono (£XXX,xxx) and the Relentless 800 Mono (£XXX,xxx) feature a recognisable industrial design, albeit with comprehensively upgraded PSU, driver and power stages.
Paul Miller  |  Sep 08, 2022
It is with great sadness that we receive the news of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen. Our thoughts are with His Majesty The King and the Royal Family. At this time of national mourning, the UK Hi-Fi Show Live, hosted at the Ascot Grandstand is cancelled. The rescheduling of our event will be announced as soon as appropriate.
Hi-Fi News Staff  |  Aug 23, 2022
Last hosted at the prestigious Ascot Grandstand in 2019, the UK's dedicated high-end audio show returns in 2022 with the 'who's who' of world-class hi-fi.

Pictured above is Rotel's Michi range of integrated and pre/power amplifiers, which has gone down a storm in Hi-Fi News [HFN May '20, Oct '20, Apr '21 and Jul '21] and the Hi-Fi Show Live represents a great chance to hear them in action with a pair of Bowers & Wilkins D4 series loudspeakers. The Sound United team will also be available to answer your questions about the Michi range and Rotel's 60th anniversary products.

HiFiNews  |  Aug 02, 2022
Last hosted at the prestigious Ascot Grandstand in 2019, the UK's dedicated high-end audio show returns in 2022 with the 'who's who' of world-class hi-fi.

Pictured above with the TT3 linear-tracking arm is Clearaudio's limited edition Jubilee turntable, featuring a two-part platter – the stainless steel 'drive' platter, beneath, with inverted bearing supports the 60mm-thick POM upper platter with its separate ceramic magnetic bearing. It will very likely be partnered with DS Audio's Grand Master optical pick-up [HFN Feb '21] on Level 2 at the UK Hi-Fi Show Live. Come and celebrate Clearaudio's 40th anniversary with CEO Robert Suchy and distributor Sound Fowndations.

HiFiNews  |  Jul 26, 2022
The UK Hi-Fi Show Live is delighted to welcome high-end distributor Absolute Sounds back to the huge entertainment space on Level 5. Seen here while the refurb and set-up for Royal Ascot was underway, Absolute Sound's 'engine room' (Pedro to his friends) is planning to get the very best from the latest that Wilson Audio [Alexx Vs pictured above], dCS [Vivaldi APEX], Magico, D'Agostino, Audio Research – and so many more exclusive brands – have to offer.
HiFiNews  |  Jul 26, 2022
Pictured at Ascot in the spacious No1 box on the 2nd floor, Martin Thornton [left] and Peter Snell of Lowther Loudspeakers will give UK audiophiles the first chance to experience classic models from this newly revitalised brand – including the updated TP1 (now TP2) corner horns. If you've never heard their crossover-free, super-sensitive sound then you're in for a treat.
HiFiNews  |  Jul 25, 2022
Advance tickets are now on sale for the UK's premier high-end audio event – The UK Hi-Fi Show Live, hosted at the Ascot Racecourse Grandstand, High Street, Ascot on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September 2022.
HiFiNews  |  Jul 22, 2022
Last hosted at the prestigious Ascot Grandstand in 2019, the UK's dedicated high-end audio show returns in 2022 with the 'who's who' of world-class hi-fi.
Paul Miller  |  Jun 03, 2020
As one more issue of Hi-Fi News goes to press under lockdown we give thanks not only to the frontline workers but also to the gift of music recreated by the equipment at the heart of our shared passion. This is a time to count our blessings and appreciate that ours is a 'home hobby' – to tweak, to play and to listen... and to keep us all sane.
Paul Miller  |  Apr 05, 2020
As a matter of good publishing principle, we try to keep mention of current affairs out of Hi-Fi News. After all, something that seems of great public or political interest one day can seem incongruous if read in the context of a column or review a year or two later.

Nevertheless I feel safe in assuming that the Coronavirus pandemic, and the upheaval – both trivial and tragic – will live forever in our collective memory. So this will be a far more personal and heartfelt 'Welcome' than our regular readers might have become accustomed.