Johnny Sharp  |  Nov 02, 2021
Johnny Sharp on the creation of the artwork for Alice Cooper's early '70s album School's Out

When Alice Cooper's single 'School's Out' swept across America in the spring of 1972 then went on to become an international smash hit, it offered a ready-made shoutalong anthem for a generation.

Review: Andrew Everard, Review and Lab: Paul Miller  |  Nov 01, 2021
hfnoutstandingWith radical styling, serious room-heating ability and possibly the highest price per Watt ever seen in these pages, these Swedish power amps are the result of a family obsession

To misquote Sly & The Family Stone just a little, Swedish hi-fi company Engström – it only makes tube amplifiers – is a family affair. Founded by engineer Lars Engström and his industrial designer nephew Timo as recently as 2008, the company is based in Lund, just northeast of Malmö, and has its R&D HQ some 600km away in Nacka, south of Uppsala on the Baltic Sea coast. The division of labour in the company sees Lars Engström as chief engineer, having given up work in fields as diverse as navigation, microcomputing and railway signalling systems in 2001 to concentrate on amplifier development, while his nephew is responsible for the look of the products, and the company operations.

Ken Kessler  |  Oct 29, 2021
This month we review: Annette Peacock, Brother Jack Mcduff, Madness and Whitesnake.
Ken Kessler  |  Oct 29, 2021
This month, we review: John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, The Misunderstood, Neil Young and The Harry Smith B-Sides.
Mike Barnes  |  Oct 29, 2021
This month we review: Big Big Train, Raven Bush, Villagers and Susanna & David Wallumrød.
Steve Harris  |  Oct 29, 2021
This month we review: Samara Joy, Maridalen, Miles Davis and Martial Solal.
Christopher Breunig  |  Oct 29, 2021
This month we review: Sandrine Piau, Stuart Jackson, Konstantin Krimmel, Arcangelo/Jonathan Cohen, Mika Kares, Szilvia Vörös, Helksinki Po/Susanna Mälkki, Akademie Für Alte Musik Berlin and LSO/Sir Antonio Pappano.
Hi-Fi News Staff  |  Oct 28, 2021
This month we review and test releases from: Kansas, Peter Framption Band, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig/Herbert Blomstedt, Rise Against and Albrecht Mayer, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.
Martin Colloms  |  Oct 26, 2021  |  First Published: Dec 01, 1982
hfnvintageMartin Colloms hears the A&R Cambridge C200/SA200 pre/power duo

These new products from A&R Cambridge have been long in the pipeline. In an unusually brave step for such a small company, it has invested in moulding tooling for the front panels and also the casework of the preamplifier. Its aim was to achieve close tolerances, and considerable effort has been expended in achieving a good fit of parts, particularly for the array of controls on the preamplifier.

Review: Ken Kessler, Lab: Paul Miller  |  Oct 25, 2021
Dubbed the 'most audiophile' Debut turntable yet, this deck/arm/cartridge solution takes over from last year's Debut Carbon model with a host of detail refinements

Like the Land Rover and Ray-Ban sunglasses, the Pro-Ject Debut comes in many flavours. What started as a pure entry-level product has been joined by enough siblings over the last 20 years that the new Debut PRO reviewed here can be regarded as the range's flagship and crowning glory. The numerous improvements elevate the price to £699, but even that hasn't undermined this record deck's bargain status.