Hifi Pig Extra and GadgetyNews Reviews January 2017

hifi pig extra and gadgetynews reviews jan coverWe have made it! We start the new year with a FREE e-zine jam-packed with Hi-Fi and tech news for your delectation and delight.

A lot of publications find it difficult to fill their pages of their first magazine of the month. Not us.

January’s edition of Hifi Pig Extra and GadgetyNews is bursting at the seams with more than 160 glorious pages of news, reviews and those regular columns that you all enjoy.

So, what are you waiting for? Dive in!

In this month’s edition:

Hifi Pig reviews

  • Gold Note Valore Plus 425 turntable
  • Pro-Ject Primary turntable
  • COS D1 DAC and preamplifiuer
  • SOTM SMS 200 streamer
  • CEC TL5 belt drive transport
  • Tannoy Eclipse Three loudspeakers
  • Steljes NS3 powered loudspeakers
  • Lehmann Linear D headphone amp and DAC
  • Wire On Wire Experience 680 interconnect
  • Chord Company Signature Tuned Aray USB
  • 1More C1002 and E1001 in-ear headphones
  • Outstanding products of 2016
  • Primaluna Dialogue Premium HP integrated amp
  • Music First Baby Reference V2 TVC preamp
  • Pro-Ject MaiA DS integrated amplifier
  • Chord Company Sarum Super Aray USB cable
  • Studio Connections Carbon power cable
  • GIK room treatment products

GadgetyNews reviews

  • AOC Agon AG241QG G-Sync monitor
  • UKI Mr Bubble and Hystrix Red 5 X Series 2.4 camera drone
  • AOC Agon AG241QX Free-Sync gaming monitor
  • Vape Shoreditch e-liquids
  • TP-Link Archer C9 router
  • Onkyo TX-8150 networked amp / DAB radio
  • Mi Band 2 fitness tracker
  • Skullcandy Crusher Wireless: haptic bass headphones

Music news and reviews

CLASSIC ALBUM – Never one to avoid an obvious cliché, John Scott takes a walk on the wild side and reacquaints himself with Lou Reed’s 1972 hit album, Transformer.


  • RETRO BITES – Janine Elliot charts the rise and fall and rise again of the Thermionic Tube/valve in this fascinating and informative article
  • BIRDS EYE VIEWS – 2016 As Seen From The Perspective Of Linette Smith
  • VIEWS OF STU – 2016, The Year The Music Died? Cheerful as ever Stuart Smith makes a list of musicians that have died in 2016 and asks, was this the year that the music really did die?
  • RANTS, RAVES & ROCK ‘N ROLL – James Fleming asks that crucial question: Is it the singer or the song?