Hifi Pig and Gadgety Reviews – February 2018

hifi pig and gadgety reviews february 2018Here we have the first Hifi Pig and Gadgety Reviews e-zine of 2018. New year, new look, same quality contents and still all of that for FREE!

Where most people take time over the festive season to relax, the Hifi Pig crew have been snuffling around the magazine layout.

The result is a clean new look in an easier-to-read format. Furthermore, we think you will find that it will look better on even more devices.

So, grab a brew and break out your phone, tablet, laptop, desktop or holographic projector and enjoy.

Please do let me know what you think of the new layout in the comments below.

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In this month’s Hifi Pig and Gadgety Reviews

Interview

Kostas Metaxas: The creative powerhouse behind high-end brand Metaxas & Sins. As well as his wonderfully inventive “High-end audio sculptures”, he has an extensive collection of concert recordings from some of the top names in the music world.

Not limiting his imagination to the audio world, Kostas also designs for some of the most well-known luxury brands in the world.

Life through a screen. A modern day addiction?

Our obsession with screens shows no signs of slowing down but what does this mean for the future of high quality music in the home and on the go?

Stu’s Views

It’s all well and good having a thousand and one records in your collection, but how do you go about organising them and making sure you can put your hands on specific recording you want to play?

In recent weeks this very subject has been to the fore of Stuart’s thoughts given his burgeoning record collection and here he shares some possible solutions to deal with this perennial problem.

Bird’s Eye View

Linette was browsing through Facebook earlier, flicking through some of the Hifi and audio related groups that I am a member of, and something caught my eye. The cover photo for this one group was a close-up of a loudspeaker driver, instantly recognisable, without any branding or names visible, it was the KEF Uni-Q driver.

Serial Bowl Records

So, you want to launch your own record label but don’t have the funds, don’t have the know-how and frankly haven’t a clue where to start?

Hifi Pig has a chat with Serial Bowl Records, a label collective based in Sunderland in the North East of England to get the low down.

David Blumenstein takes a look at how 2018 is starting out musically.

Music Interview

Dale Jonathan Perkins “Voice Without Words Parts 1-3 (Ishikawa) plus Interview with this innovative and somewhat avant-garde musician

Live Music

Slalom D and The Damned by Fiona Duncan

Book Review

Lou Reed: A Life by Anthony DeCurtis

Living the HiFi Life

A Behind the scenes glimpse of life on the road with Rune Skov of Raidho whilst he visits the US.

Gadgety Reviews

  • iFi NANO iDSD BLACK LABEL PORTABLE DAC/AMP
  • KZ ZS6 LOW COST HYBRID QUAD DRIVER EARPHONES
  • NINETY7 VAUX SPEAKER FOR ECHO DOT
  • HONOR 7X – FLAGSHIP LOOKS, MID-RANGE PRICE
  • BRAINWAVZ B200 DUAL BALANCED ARMATURE EARPHONES
  • WiZ SMART LIGHTS – VOICE CONTROLLED ILLUMINATION
  • FOOBOT SMART AIR QUALITY MONITOR
  • TiBAG COMPACT LAPTOP BAG
  • ROCCAT KHAN PRO GAMING HEADSET

Hifi Reviews

  • MUSICAL FIDELITY M6 ENCORE CONNECT
  • LINN KLIMAX DS STREAMER
  • AVID HIFI REFERENCE FOUR LOUDSPEAKERS
  • ALBEDO MONOLITH REFERENCE SPEAKER AND INTERCONNECT CABLES
  • FLARE AUDIO PRO IN EAR MONITORS
  • ATC HDA-DP20

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