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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.
Reviews: Hi-Fi News Team, Lab: Paul Miller  |  Jan 01, 2019
This month we review and test: Roberto Prosseda, Residentie Orkest The Hague/Jan Willem de Vriend, Lotta-Maria Saksa, Connie Han, Calidore String Quartet, and Greta Van Fleet.
Hi-Fi News Staff  |  Dec 26, 2018
Welcome to the latest, 148-page January issue of Hi-Fi News & Record Review – the heartiest read in hi-fi by far – on sale 21st December. Our cover star this month is the Air Force V turntable, the most affordable and compact model from the TechDAS range, still featuring an air-bearing and vacuum pull-down feature plus the capacity to accommodate no fewer than four separate tonearms. This issue also features the first full review of Marantz's SA-KI and PM-KI Ruby SACD player/DAC and integrated amplifier, launched in celebration of Ken Ishiwata's 40 years with the brand. This, plus the first technical exploration of DS Audio's new DS-W2 'optical' pick-up and, in our Investigation strand, a frank discussion about inspiration, innovation and hi-res audio with the master of the melodious synth – Jean-Michel Jarre – as the man himself spins-up his latest album, Equinoxe Infinity.
Review: James Parker, Lab: Keith Howard  |  Dec 01, 2018
hfnoutstanding.pngKEF says 1000+ changes have gone into its new R Series, so how does this translate to the only standmount loudspeaker in the lineup? We listen to what the R3 has to say...

Who needs shifts in the weather when you can judge the time of year by hi-fi launches? Those of us who exist in the twilight world of hi-fi reviewing, and are strangers to Vitamin D, didn't need a chill in the air and the first signs of yellowed leaves swirling around to know it was autumn – instead, a flurry of press releases announced new or revamped speaker ranges, as the big names prepared for another season of long evenings and hunkered-down listening.

Review: Andrew Everard, Lab: Keith Howard  |  Dec 01, 2018
hfnedchoice.pngThe latest Utopia flagship has improved drivers and cabinets – does the sound match its impressive presence?

When it comes to the description of products – and not just in hi-fi – one word has become so ubiquitous that it no longer has much meaning: that word is 'iconic'. Yet Focal has dodged that particular bullet by describing its new Grande Utopia EM Evo – all 265kg, two metres and £160k-a-pair of it – and its smaller stablemate, the Stella Utopia EM Evo, as 'the most emblematic high-fidelity loudspeakers of all its collections'.

Review: Ken Kessler, Lab: Paul Miller  |  Dec 01, 2018
hfnoutstanding.pngFollowing its ever-descending prices for its high-value turntables, EAT (European Audio Team) has issued the Jo No5 moving-coil cartridge to do the same for phono pick-ups

As if to answer my continued pleas for sane price tags, and my continued dismay at the fees charged for some MC cartridges, the inclusively named European Audio Team (EAT) has delivered what may be a game-changer. It was the talk of 2018's High End Show in Munich, not least because it looks unlike nearly any cartridge ever seen before. And another thing: the EAT Jo No5 sells for £999.

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