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Hi-Fi+ Magazine

12 issues per year View Reviews   |   Write Review From €0.92 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+  |  Issue 144  


COMMENT
4 INCOMING!
Your views on all things audio
8 CES 2017
Is it still the most important audio show on the calendar?
94 STAND YOUR GROUND...
Why grounding is the next phase in improving your audio system

EQUIPMENT+
14 HEGEL MUSIC SYSTEMS RÖST integrated amplifier 21 BOULDER AMPLIFIERS 865 integrated amplifier 27 LAVARDIN MODEL ISx integrated amplifier 35 ROKSAN AUDIO BLAK AMPLIFIER USB integrated amplifier 41 BURMESTER AUDIOSYSTEME 099
preamplifier with integrated DAC 47 CYRUS AUDIO ONE integrated amplifier 54 PS AUDIO BHK 250
stereo power amplifier 59 ONIX DNA-50 integrated amplifier 64 WESTONE LABORATORIES W80
universal-fit earphone 70 AVANTGARDE ACOUSTIC ZERO – TA part-active horn loudspeaker 74 SYSTEMDEK 3D PRECISION
turntable 81 MARKAUDIO-SOTA TOZZI TWO single-driver loudspeakers 88 AFI FLAT
LP flattener and ‘relaxer’ 90 CLEARER AUDIO SILVER-LINE OPTIMUS REFERENCE 75
digital audio interconnect 93 MOON AUDIO BLACK DRAGON PREMIUM FOCAL UTOPIA V2
headphone cable

MUSIC
106 CONTEMPORARY AND AUDIOPHILE MUSIC

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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+

Well, over the (many) years as an Audiophile, I have read (many) Audiophile magazines...My first impressions of Hi-Fi+ came from reading a printed issue (unfortunately, landed to someone who should have sent it back to me but didn't), but that issue whetted my appetite, so I paid for the digital edition. Great reviews, of important products, well-written....very satisfied. Will re-activate my subscription when it expires (in two month's time). Thanks a lot! Reviewed Sunday, January 17, 2021
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Hi-Fi+

Excellent magazine, well written articles, technically accurate, informative and entertaining. Reviewed Sunday, January 17, 2021
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Hi-Fi+

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

always excellent Reviewed Wednesday, 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 Saturday, August 15, 2020