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Mike Barnes  |  Aug 03, 2022
Even though its title track was initially written for a rival group, the sophomore album from Diana Ross, Florence Ballard and Mary Wilson transformed them from Billboard also-rans to international superstars – and helped define the Motown sound

By 1955 Berry Gordy Jnr [HFN Nov '17] had been a professional boxer, served in the US army, made an unsuccessful attempt at running a jazz record shop, and was working for the Ford Motor Company on its Detroit production line. But his real love was music.

HiFiNews  |  Aug 02, 2022
Last hosted at the prestigious Ascot Grandstand in 2019, the UK's dedicated high-end audio show returns in 2022 with the 'who's who' of world-class hi-fi.

Pictured above with the TT3 linear-tracking arm is Clearaudio's limited edition Jubilee turntable, featuring a two-part platter – the stainless steel 'drive' platter, beneath, with inverted bearing supports the 60mm-thick POM upper platter with its separate ceramic magnetic bearing. It will very likely be partnered with DS Audio's Grand Master optical pick-up [HFN Feb '21] on Level 2 at the UK Hi-Fi Show Live. Come and celebrate Clearaudio's 40th anniversary with CEO Robert Suchy and distributor Sound Fowndations.

Jamie Biesemans, Review and Lab: Paul Miller  |  Aug 02, 2022
hfnoutstandingSteampunk styling meets luxury audio as the masters of touchscreen streaming launch one of the most tactile and flexible all-analogue integrated amplifiers ever seen!

Say what you will about HiFi Rose, the fledgling brand hailing from Seoul in South Korea, it sure knows how to capture the attention of audiophiles. First by launching remarkable do-it-all streaming players featuring huge touchscreens and options galore, and now this 'steampunk' integrated amp which left Internet forums speechless for about 15 seconds. Quite an achievement in this day and age... and those pundits hadn't yet seen the baffling rear of the RA180 with its sixteen loudspeaker terminals!

Ken Kessler  |  Aug 01, 2022
This month we review: Miles Davis, The Dave Clark Five, Madness and Joni Mitchell.
Ken Kessler  |  Aug 01, 2022
This month, we review: Otis Taylor, Garth Hudson, The Waterboys and Aleksey Revenko.
Mike Barnes  |  Aug 01, 2022
This month we review: Warpaint, Ghost Power, Pink Mountaintops and Subway Sect.
Steve Harris  |  Aug 01, 2022
This month we review: Danilo Pérez featuring The Global Messengers, David Binney, Mark Turner and McCoy Tyner/Freddie Hubbard Qt.
Peter Quantrill  |  Aug 01, 2022
This month we review: Oslo Philharmonic/Klaus Mäkelä, Peter Jablonski, Fidelio Trio and Chen Reiss; Jewish CO Munich/Daniel Grossmann.
Review: Andrew Everard, Lab: Paul Miller  |  Jul 28, 2022
hfnoutstandingIn raw form this is a digital streamer/network bridge governed by the Conductor app, but add optional SSD storage and the N200 becomes a fully-fledged music library

Music storage: it can be a thorny subject, not least because those network products offering internal capacity for your library tend either to have fixed, non-expandable storage, or offer the option of dealer-installed drives. The cost of such storage is usually high, too – okay, not 'adding capacity at time of ordering your new Apple computer high', where an extra Terabyte can cost you £400, but still at prices to have you looking at HDDs on the likes of Amazon and scratching your head.

Andrew Everard  |  Jul 27, 2022
This month we review and test releases from: Nicky Spence, Julius Drake, Piatti Quartet, Esther Kaiser, The Gesualdo Six, Michael J Valentine and Automatica.

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