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Hi-Fi+ Magazine

12 issues per year View Reviews   |   Write Review From $1.75 per issue Hi-Fi+ is Europe’s premier English-language high-end audio magazine. Whether it’s the latest in digital audio technology or the best turntable you’ve ever heard, Hi-Fi+ magazine is the ultimate audiophile authority.

Our goal is clear; to seek out the finest audio components money can buy. Music is the soundtrack to all our lives and we think that the better that soundtrack, sounds the more enriched our lives can be. A good audio system can open up new avenues of music that might surprise you. We don’t differentiate; it could be a classic valve amplifier or a state-of-the-art music server – if it sounds good, we want to know and we want to tell you about it. The difference between good sound and great sound lies in the details… and we are obsessive about detail.

We aren’t constrained by measurement or bogged down in stuffy old paradigms. We are relevant and a little bit irreverent. Hi-Fi+ features some of the best writers in the business, all passionate about making music sound as good as it possibly can. We seek out the finest audio components – and the latest and greatest music – and aren’t afraid of finding the best, whatever the cost.

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Hi-Fi+  |  91  


COMMENT
5 INCOMING: Your letters and email
82 ALAN SIRCOM: Music Matters

EQUIPMENT
16 KEF BLADE: Floorstanding loudspeaker
22 ABBINGDON MUSIC RESEARCH DP-777: Digital processor
26 BACKES UND MÜLLER BMLINE 25: Floorstanding loudspeaker
31 RAIDHO C1.1: Standmount loudspeaker
36 DAVID BERNING ZH-230 MONO LTD: Mono valve power amplifiers
44 VIVID GIYA G2: Floorstanding loudspeaker
49 BURMESTER 113: Digital to analogue converter
53 ARTEMIS LABS SA-1/TA-1: Turntable and tonearm
59 DEVIALET D-PREMIER: Integrated amplifier/digital hub
64 REL ACOUSTICS GIBRALTAR G2: Active subwoofer
69 HIFIMAN HE-400: Planar magnetic headphones
73 CARDAS CLEAR M/CLEAR/BEYOND: Power cords
75 ECOSSE LA PRIMA DONNA/BIG RED UC: Interconnect cable and power cord
77 AUDIRVANA PLUS: Music software for Mac


FEATURES
10 UPGRADING: Is it worth it?
79 NEW YORK’S FINEST...A reader’s best vinyl-only rig

MUSIC
86 CONTEMPORARY, AUDIOPHILE AND JAZZ MUSIC
96 EVERY HOME SHOULD HAVE ONE: Philadelphia International Records 40th Anniversary

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92 ADVERTISER INDEX
91 SUBSCRIPTIONS
Hi-Fi+ is Europe’s premier English-language high-end audio magazine. Whether it’s the latest in digital audio technology or the best turntable you’ve ever heard, Hi-Fi+ magazine is the ultimate audiophile authority.

Our goal is clear; to seek out the finest audio components money can buy. Music is the soundtrack to all our lives and we think that the better that soundtrack, sounds the more enriched our lives can be. A good audio system can open up new avenues of music that might surprise you. We don’t differentiate; it could be a classic valve amplifier or a state-of-the-art music server – if it sounds good, we want to know and we want to tell you about it. The difference between good sound and great sound lies in the details… and we are obsessive about detail.

We aren’t constrained by measurement or bogged down in stuffy old paradigms. We are relevant and a little bit irreverent. Hi-Fi+ features some of the best writers in the business, all passionate about making music sound as good as it possibly can. We seek out the finest audio components – and the latest and greatest music – and aren’t afraid of finding the best, whatever the cost.
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Hi-Fi+

Love the magazine for its well written reviews of equipment and music. Reviewed September 28, 2020
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Hi-Fi+

always excellent Reviewed September 2, 2020
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Hi-Fi+

For me, HiFi + is the benchmark magazine for UK AND international high-fidelity.

A must-see magazine. Reviewed August 15, 2020
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Hi-Fi+

This is a very informative journal Reviewed August 5, 2020
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Hi-Fi+

I would like you to include some articles related to acoustics and/or hi fi gear instlation tips Reviewed June 24, 2020