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Review: Jamie Biesemans, Lab: Paul Miller  |  Sep 08, 2022
hfnoutstandingRotel remains a family-owned hi-fi marque that boasts a three-generation, 60-year history. Now it celebrates its Diamond Anniversary with a very fine disc player and amp

The trend for 'anniversary' products – witness the plethora of celebratory hardware on display at this year's High End show – continues with Rotel's new Diamond Series. Released to mark 60 years since the brand launched, it comprises the £3999 RA-6000 integrated amplifier and £1999 DT-6000 CD player. Not the hefty additions to the Michi lineup you might have expected, these are instead very much classic Rotel designs (fitting, as the traditionalist brand is not one to hop on every new fad that comes along) albeit with trickle-down technology from its flagship stablemates.

Paul Miller  |  Sep 08, 2022
It is with great sadness that we receive the news of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen. Our thoughts are with His Majesty The King and the Royal Family. At this time of national mourning, the UK Hi-Fi Show Live, hosted at the Ascot Grandstand is cancelled. The rescheduling of our event will be announced as soon as appropriate.
Steve Sutherland  |  Sep 06, 2022
The brainchild of Richard Branson, this studio in Oxfordshire was where Tubular Bells was laid to tape and Tangerine Dream created Phaedra. Steve Sutherland tells the tale

I'll let you into a little secret. Before no-one else did, and our world became all credit cards and phone taps, the rich stayed rich by never carrying cash. The Queen, for instance, was famous for never having any moolah on her at all, except on a Sunday when, if she was going to church, she'd have a tenner folded and ironed into a neat square so she could discretely slip it into the collection box.

Review: Ken Kessler, Lab: Paul Miller  |  Sep 02, 2022
hfnoutstandingA bigger PSU, more power transistors and a new input/driver stage – all inspired by the 'Relentless experience' – gives D'Agostino's M400MxV monoblocks more Momentum!

Avoirdupois aside, Dan D'Agostino Master Audio Systems' Momentum M400MxV monoblock just may be the least fussy or fiddly power amp one can aspire to in the extreme high-end. Of course, something cute and tiny like a PS Audio Sprout [HFN Feb '15] or Quad Vena [HFN Jan '15] can be lifted with one hand and requires no degrees in electronics, but that's 'real world' gear. At £90,000 per pair, the M400MxVs are as exclusive as it gets, and such a strong physical presence is de rigueur.

Review: Mark Craven, Lab: Paul Miller  |  Aug 31, 2022
hfnoutstandingThirty-two years after the Digilog set the scene for aftermarket add-on converters, the M6x – the M6 series traceable over a decade – is a no-nonsense DAC for legacy sources

Coming from Musical Fidelity's upper-tier M6 series, the M6x is the Austrian company's priciest DAC, and the latest evolution of a product that originated around a decade ago. Of course, there has been plenty of progression through the M6 [HFN Mar '13], M6s [HFN Jan '18] and M6sR models to where we are now, both outside and in, but a few things haven't changed, including the size of the hardware, and the absence of any network streaming.

Ken Kessler  |  Aug 29, 2022
This month we review: Joe Jackson, Jackson Browne, Quincy Jones and Fred Wesley and the Horny Horns.
Ken Kessler  |  Aug 29, 2022
This month, we review: Gabriel Mervine, The Band, Keb' Mo' and Judee Sill.
Mike Barnes  |  Aug 29, 2022
This month we review: The Black Keys, Church Of The Cosmic Skull, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and Gary Lucas & Peter Willems.
Steve Harris  |  Aug 29, 2022
This month we review: Joel Ross, Ewan Bleach Quartet, Alternative Guitar Summit and Trish Clowes.
Peter Quantrill  |  Aug 29, 2022
This month we review: Mitsuko Uchida, Goiás PO/Neil Thomson, Choir of King's College LOND/Fort and Jakub Józef Orlinski/Michal Biel.

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