Due to adverse trading conditions and lack of time and resources to devote to Hi-Fi Hunter, I regretfully have little option but to close the search engine. It’s been a good few years, your support has been great.
Preloved.co.uk is a great UK classifieds site for buying and selling gear (not just HiFi). Why not give it a go, it’s free to list stuff.
I’m pleased to announce a couple of new additions to the HiFi Hunter index: www.hifi-forsale.co.uk (UK) and www.whatsbestforum.com (US). Both a veritable mine of great audio gear.
Things have been busy in the HiFi Hunter camp lately. There’s been a lot of work under the bonnet to address some stability issues with the search engine. These should now be addressed and you should have no more problems with failed searches.
The search results are now sorted better to ensure the most relevant and closest matches are at the top.
A new search spider has been rolled out is now indexing many additional sites already, including vinylengine.com, theartofsound.net, thecrossovernetwork.co.uk, audiomart.co.uk, decibelhifi.com.au, TirNaHiFi.org, HTGuide.com, AVSForum, Canterbury hifi and Sevenoaks Sound & Vision, to name a few. Many more sites are being added to the index all the time, so watch this space.
Good news! HiFi Hunter has just bee migrated to a new host in a new data centre, so should be even faster and more responsive now. Previously it had become apparent that visitors from some UK ISP’s (VirginMedia and TalkTalk most notably) were being hit by network routing issues, causing severe page loading problems. Since these issues lay outside of the sites host and these ISP’s networks, the simplest solution was to move the site to a different location!
Either way, I hope everything should be much better and faster now.