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Paul Miller  |  Apr 05, 2020
As a matter of good publishing principle, we try to keep mention of current affairs out of Hi-Fi News. After all, something that seems of great public or political interest one day can seem incongruous if read in the context of a column or review a year or two later.

Nevertheless I feel safe in assuming that the Coronavirus pandemic, and the upheaval – both trivial and tragic – will live forever in our collective memory. So this will be a far more personal and heartfelt 'Welcome' than our regular readers might have become accustomed.

Review: Andrew Everard, Lab: Keith Howard  |  Apr 08, 2020
hfnoutstandingActive or passive? Exposure's new outboard crossover allows you to experience both with the Kudos Titan 707

As divisive audio issues go, few get the battle lines drawn more steadfastly than the matter of passive versus active loudspeakers. It's not so long ago that we were hearing about tiny monitor speakers with onboard amplification said to be good enough to have dyed-in-the-wool enthusiasts abandoning five-figure systems of conventional amps and speakers. Forget valves vs. solid state, or analogue vs. digital: when it comes to the topic of active speakers, tempers seem to flare among the keyboard warriors.

Ken Kessler  |  Apr 07, 2020
This month we review: The J Geils Band, Jeff Beck, Eleanor Mcevoy, and KT Tunstall.
Ken Kessler  |  Apr 07, 2020
This month, we review: The Doors, Lol Creme/Kevin Godley, Marillion and MFSB.
Johnny Black  |  Apr 07, 2020
This month we review: Jason Aldean, Right Hand Left Hand, Spearmint and Clint Lowery.
Steve Harris  |  Apr 07, 2020
This month we review: Marius Neset/London Sinfonietta, Charles Lloyd Quartet, Jean Toussaint Allstar 6Tet and Hiromi.
Christopher Breunig  |  Apr 07, 2020
This month we review: Prokofiev/Rachmaninov, Falla, Prism I, and R Strauss.
Hi-Fi News Staff  |  Apr 03, 2020
This month we review and test releases from: Rachael Price And Vilray, VPO/Leonard Bernstein, Trio Atanassov, Lang Lang and Coldplay.
Review: Jonathan Gorse  |  Apr 02, 2020
hfncommendedInspired by the Florentine Renaissance, this flagship turntable aims to combine avantgarde technological innovation with sumptuous Italian aesthetics

Think of Italy and one pictures a nation blessed with effortless style, eye-catching design and a strong sense of its own history. The Gold Note Mediterraneo boasts all these qualities, sitting atop the company's five-strong turntable range and costing £4990-£5445 (depending on finish) with the B-5.1 tonearm included. As well as the walnut plinth of our review sample, the deck is available in black lacquered MDF, white, and as a truly glorious alternative coated in an exquisitely-textured 24k gold foil. Sleek-looking and superbly crafted, when it comes to the spouse acceptance factor it's on a par with having George Clooney move in as a lodger.

Keith Howard  |  Apr 01, 2020
Keith Howard takes a look at the role capacitors play in audio circuits and explains how they influence sound

Was there a better time to be a hi-fi enthusiast than the late 1970s and early 1980s? It's hard to argue against it because there was so much going on, what with the development of digital audio on one hand and the rise of subjectivism on the other. Suddenly turntables and amplifiers were no longer judged by wow and flutter, rumble and price tag or power output, total harmonic distortion and price tag, but by listening to them. Shock, horror!

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