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Ken Kessler  |  Mar 06, 2019
This month, we review: Nazareth, Rick Derringer, The Louvin Brothers, & The Percy Phillips Studio Collection
Johnny Black  |  Mar 06, 2019
This month we review: Foxtrott, Me And My Friends, Amos Lee, & Ed Motta
Steve Harris  |  Mar 06, 2019
This month we review: Christian Sands, Lionel Loueke, Shai Maestro, & Massimiliano Coclite 4tet
Christopher Breunig  |  Mar 06, 2019
This month we review: Elgar, Bartók/Enescu, Haydn/Schoenberg & Rachmaninov
Review: Ken Kessler, Lab: Paul Miller  |  Mar 05, 2019
hfnoutstandingReplacing the inaugural DS-W1 while benefiting from a host of trickle-down tech from the brand's flagship Master 1, the new DS-W2 'optical' pick-up is firmly in the limelight

When I first heard about DS Audio's optical cartridges, I wrote them off as 'dreamware' unlikely to end up chez Kessler. As it turns out, the audio gods smiled on me and I have, to my surprise and delight, managed to review just about all of them, watching the series evolve while using the Master 1 as my reference. Now, with the DS-W2 selling for £9995 with the equaliser/phono stage, the brand is delivering nearly all the performance of its flagship at half the price.

Steve Sutherland  |  Mar 05, 2019
Thinking back to just after the time of his dad's Anderson shelter, Steve Sutherland dips into the 180g vinyl reissue of a 1968 concept album with sci-fi overtones

Devo have actually got nothing to do with this article, but in the past week or so it's occurred to me that those crazy coots from Akron, Ohio may have had a point all along.

Hi-Fi News Staff  |  Feb 18, 2019
After six years in Windsor, the UK’s longest-running premier high-end audio show moves to a new venue for 2019, offering an even greater range of beautifully-appointed spaces and event opportunities to showcase the world’s finest hi-fi.
Hi-Fi News  |  Feb 18, 2019
Welcome to the latest, 148-page March issue of Hi-Fi News & Record Review – the heartiest read in hi-fi by far – on sale 15th Febuary. Our cover star this month is the long-awaited all-in-one vinyl-playing solution from SME – the stunning Synergy. This deck benefits from engineering trickled down from its costlier models and comes complete with an Ortofon MC Windfeld Ti pick-up, a variant on the Series IV tonearm and Nagra BPS phono stage, all wired with Crystal Cable. We also have the world 's first in-depth review of Wilson Audio's Sasha DAW floorstanders – a fitting tribute to the late David Wilson and proof that this iconic brand has a very bright future indeed. And with hybrid amplification from Aesthetix, the inaugural SACD player from Metronome and closed-back cans from Focal, our March issue has something to tempt every hi-fi aficionado.
Paul Miller  |  Feb 07, 2019
Now in its sixth and final year at the Beaumont Estate in Windsor, the Hi-Fi Show Live burst at the seams with the cream of 2018’s high-end audio. Exclusive UK product launches were unveiled by iconic brands including Metronome, dCS, Mark Levinson, Wilson, Melco, Chord, ELAC and many others...
Hi-Fi News Staff  |  Jan 12, 2019
Welcome to the latest, 140-page February issue of Hi-Fi News & Record Review – the heartiest read in hi-fi by far – on sale 18th January. Our cover stars this month are the huge Ultima amplifiers from Chord – a preamp and two monoblocks that represent the flagship of the brand's analogue technology. This issue also features the first full technical review of Avantgarde's UNO XD horn loudspeakers, first seen in the UK at our Hi-Fi Show Live in 2018. This, plus the first review of EAT's E-Petit phono preamp, the Due hybrid integrated from Unison Research and AVM's first turntable, the Rotation R 5.3.

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