NUPRIME HI-MDAC REVIEW

Chris Baillie takes a listen to the £125 Nuprime Hi-mDAC.

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MSB DISCRETE DAC REVIEW

The MSB Discrete DAC is an American made Digital to Analogue Converter costing €11,000 plus an extra €1650 for the second external power supply. This puts it up against some serious competition! How does it compare? Stuart Smith finds out. More »

ARYLIC S10 WIRELESS STREAMING PREAMPLIFIER

The Arylic S10 is a wireless streamer that is tiny and costs less than £70. Surely for that money it’s going to be crap? Let’s find out. More »

NUPRIME OMNIA A300 SE REVIEW

NuPrime Omnia A300 SE is an all in one streaming amplifier with an onboard DAC. In short, it’s an all in one music machine for the twenty-first century, but what’s it like in use? Stuart Smith finds out for HiFi Pig.

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Perreaux’ 200iX integrated amplifier is made in New Zealand and costs £5850 in the UK. It’s a fully-fledged integrated with moving magnet and moving coil phonostage, onboard DAC, Bluetooth, and headphone amplifier. It comes in a wide range of funky colour options and an interesting remote app for iOS and Android. Stuart Smith has a play. More »

23. February 2022 · Comments Off on Silent Angel Munich M1 & Forester F1     · Categories: Computer audio and Streaming, D to A Converters, Hifi News, Hifi Reviews · Tags: , , , ,

SILENT ANGEL MUNICH M1 AND FORESTER F1 REVIEW

Chris Baillie checks out the Silent Angel Munich M1 music streamer and Forester F1 linear power supply for HiFi Pig.  More »

METRONOME DSC DAC/STREAMER REVIEW

Costing just shy of €26 000 the French-built Metronome DSC DAC and Streamer is clearly pitching itself at the high-end user. It has some interesting and innovative onboard technology from Industry stalwart Gilles Milot (Leedh) and certainly looks the part, but how will it sound? Stuart Smith finds out for HiFi Pig.

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CHORD ELECTRONICS MOJO 2 DAC AND HEADPHONE AMP REVIEW

MoJo2 is the latest iteration of Chord Electronics Mojo portable headphone amp and DAC. This version has internal improvements that include onboard DSP to tailor the sound. Stuart Smith has a listen. More »

25. January 2022 · Comments Off on Bluesound Powernode (2021) Streaming Amplifier · Categories: Amplifiers, Computer audio and Streaming, Hifi News, Hifi Reviews · Tags: , , , , , ,

BLUESOUND POWERNODE STREAMING AMPLIFIER REVIEW

The Bluesound Powernode (2021) Streaming Amplifier is, as the name suggests, an all in one streaming unit with onboard amplification. Dan Worth adds some loudspeakers and takes us on a tour of its features and sound. More »

NETWORK ACOUSTICS ENO STREAMING SYSTEM REVIEW

The Network Acoustics ENO Streaming System is a small, passive filter box that is designed to fit between your network switch/router and your chosen streamer. Chris Baillie takes a listen. More »

HiFi Highlights 2021 – HiFi we reviewed in 2021 that got our highest award.

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CHORD 2Yu REVIEW

Chris Baillie takes a listen to the Chord Electronics 2Yu network bridge costing £449 and designed to be used with the company’s 2Go. More »

07. October 2021 · Comments Off on Melco S100 Audio Network Switch · Categories: Accessories, Computer audio and Streaming, Hifi News, Hifi Reviews · Tags: , , ,

MELCO S100 NETWORK SWITCH REVIEW

Melco S100 is a network switch aimed at audiophiles that are serious about their streaming system and their network. Chris Baillie tries it out for HiFi Pig.

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07. October 2021 · Comments Off on ADOT MC01 Fibre Network Kit · Categories: Accessories, Computer audio and Streaming, Hifi News, Hifi Reviews · Tags: , , ,

ADOT MC01 FIBRE NETWORK KIT REVIEW

The ADOT MC01 Fibre Network Kit converts your ethernet signal using copper wires into a signal using fibre optics and is said claimed to have several benefits for the serious digitally-inclined audiophile. Chris Baillie takes a listen for HiFi Pig. More »

AURALIC ALTAIR G2.1 REVIEW

The Auralic ALTAIR G2.1 is a DAC/Streaming unit with an onboard phonostage, line-level input, the ability to rip and play CDs(with the addition of an outboard CD drive) and the potential to add onboard storage. Could the ALTAIR become the hub for your analogue and digital listening pleasure? Stuart Smith takes a look. More »

04. August 2021 · Comments Off on Russ Andrews RANS-1 Network Switch · Categories: Computer audio and Streaming, Hifi News, Hifi Reviews · Tags: , ,

RUSS ANDREWS RANS-1 NETWORK SWITCH REVIEW

In this review, Chris Baillie takes a look at the Russ Andrews RANS-1 costing £956.50 without mains cable or £989.00 with 1m Russ Andrews’ yellO. More »

MERASON FRÉROT DAC REVIEW

The Merason Frérot DAC costing £995 isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when we think of Switzerland. We’re more likely to think cheese, chocolate and clocks. John Scott spends some time with it to see if audiophile-quality DACs can be added to that list. More »

TIVOLI AUDIO MUSIC SYSTEM HOME GENERATION 2 REVIEW

The Tivoli Audio Music System Home Generation 2 is the updated version of Tivoli’s flagship wireless smart music system. The Gen 2 models now have added Google Chromecast and Apple AirPlay 2 for wireless convenience.

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29. June 2021 · Comments Off on English Electric 16Switch Network Switch · Categories: Computer audio and Streaming, Hifi News, Hifi Reviews · Tags: , , ,

ENGLISH ELECTRIC 16SWITCH NETWORK SWITCH REVIEW

The English Electric 16Switch is a network switch aimed squarely at the audiophile and audio-video market. Chris Baillie checks it out for Hifi Pig.  More »

POLYVECTION DAC 32 REVIEW

The PolyVection DAC 32 is a wireless network streamer that brings Squeezelite functionality to the masses with DAC that costs £65. Stuart Smith checks it out…and then checks the price again!

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18. June 2021 · Comments Off on Electrocompaniet Tana SL-2 Tana L-2 And Sira L1 Wireless Speaker/Streamer And Subwoofer · Categories: Computer audio and Streaming, Hifi News, Hifi Reviews, Loudspeakers. · Tags: , , , , , , ,

ELECTROCOMPANIET TANA SL-2 STREAMER/WIRELESS SPEAKER, TANA L2 ADD ON SPEAKER AND SIRA L1 WIRELESS SUBWOOFER REVIEW

Electrocompaniet’s Tana SL-2 is the Norwegian brand’s second-generation Tana all in one, streamer, amp and wireless speaker, from the EC Living wireless lifestyle audio series. Linette Smith explores its capabilities, along with its second speaker and sub, and is suitably impressed.

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19. May 2021 · Comments Off on Mitchell Acoustics UStream One Bluetooth Stereo True Wireless Speakers · Categories: Computer audio and Streaming, Hifi News, Hifi Reviews, Loudspeakers. · Tags: , , , , , , , ,

MITCHELL ACOUSTICS USTREAM ONE BLUETOOTH STEREO “TRUE WIRELESS” SPEAKERS REVIEW

Mitchell Acoustics uStream One is made by Mitchell Acoustics who are headed up by Paul Mitchell, a professional musician and previously known as part of the management team of the British HiFi brand Mitchell & Johnson.

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NAD MASTER SERIES M33 STREAMER/DAC/AMPLIFIER REVIEW

Costing one pound shy of £4000 the NAD Master Series M33 amp certainly looks to be very feature-rich. How does it perform? Dan Worth finds out for HiFi Pig. More »

CHORD HUGO 2 and 2go REVIEW

Chris Baillie, a veteran user of Chord Electronic’s Poly/Mojo combination, takes a look at the mobile combos bigger siblings in the form of the Chord Hugo 2 and 2go costing a total of £2794.

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THE NEIL YOUNG ARCHIVE – EVERYBODY KNOWS THIS IS NOWHERE

Stu’s interest in the Neil Young Archive is piqued by David Solomon of Qobuz and Phil Baker, CEO of the Neil Young Archives.

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