It’s that time of year again – Hi-Fi and consumer audio fans across the UK (and beyond) begin almost levitate westward a westerly direction, assembling at the revered Sound & Vision Bristol Show – in association with Audio-T.

In this 'Part Two' article we take another dive into the latest product annoucements at this year's Winter NAMM in Anaheim California from the likes of Focal and Black Lion Audio. Focal Professional launched one of the largest arrays of new products in one hit that we’ve seen in recent years, announcing brand new additions to their professional headphone range, plus a new extension to their hugely popular Shape Studio Monitor family.

An enormous chunk of our beloved industry left the UK’s drizzly shores last week to attend the hugely popular Winter NAMM show in Anaheim California. Amongst the multitude of product launches and music industry awards were some particularly exciting announcements from SCV’s UK-distributed lines...

For a full decade Avantone's MixCubes have been known for two stand-out qualities: having equal height, depth and width measurements and - more importantly - offering a unique insight into studio mixes which optimises music for playback on consumer audio devices (think iPhones, radios and in-ear headphones).

Black Lion Audio’s dual channel Auteur Microphone Preamp has been a rising star in studio recording over the past ten years. The preamp’s ability to add a pleasing warmth and thickness to vocals, guitars and keys resonated with fans of the analogue sound, and it’s easy-on-the-eyes price point allowed access to an enormously broad audience of users from project studios and production hobbyists all the way up to commercial studios and industry professionals.

New features include improved sound quality, improved ease of use, a more compact design for ease of transportation, ultra responsive touch-link buttons, a flat-top surface for easier labelling and optional ADAT Card slot for integration with Head Back PRO systems.

The MIA Awards is a distinguished annual event that highlights the Music Industry's most notable endeavours and triumphs from the year gone-by.

SCV Distribution is enormously proud today to announce that it will be handling wholesale distribution of Audix Microphones for the Republic of Ireland. Audix has had a strong working relationship with SCV since 2007 when the company was appointed to handle distribution of its product ranges within the UK. In the 10 years since, the brand has seen triumphant growth and has further cemented its well deserved place as a leading manufacturer of professional microphones in the UK audio industry.

Each year drummers assemble for one of the biggest world-wide celebrations of their craft! Featuring an A-list of exhibiting product manufacturers, educational seminars and live performances, the London Drum Show has been defined as an ultimate two-day event for any drumming enthusiast.

Clear represents a brand new evolutionary step for Focal's open-back full-range speaker driver headphone range and has been shaped extensively by feedback on its two predecessors. The new addition has been tuned to deliver a complementary yet discrete sound.

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