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12 issues per year View Reviews   |   Write Review From £1.25 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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COMMENT
7 Incoming! Your views on all things audio
11 AXPONA 2022 the first major audio show in over two years finally hits Chicago
85 Meet Your Dealer Ian Barnett of Vinyl Groove Audio

EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
23 Magico A5 floorstanding loudspeaker
31 AURALiC ALTAIR G2.1 streaming DAC preamplifier
41 Aavik Acoustics R-580 phono stage
49 Primare NP5 Prisma Mk2 network bridge/streamer
55 Audiobyte Hydra.HUB digital audio transport
61 Clearaudio Professional Power 24V power supply for Clearaudio’s Innovation turntable
67 Davone Meander all in one system
73 Octave V70 Class A integrated amplifier
79 Coherence Systems ADD-Powr Sorcer X4 power conditioner
83 MCRU The First power cord

MUSIC
94 A Beginner’s Guide to... Kosmische Musik
Often known by as ‘Krautrock’, German music of the early 1970s was full of innovation and wonder, and is more than just Kraftwerk!
102 Music Interview songwriter Michael Head
109 Music Interview composer Max Cooper
117 Music Reviews Contemporary, classical and audiophile music

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120 Back issues
127 Advertiser index
128 Next Issue Find out what’s happening next time!
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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Highly informative

Excellent value Reviewed 23 June 2022

Highly informative

Excellent value Reviewed 23 June 2022

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Very good magazine for all those fans of hi-fi information and news Reviewed 09 April 2022
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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 17 January 2021
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Hi-Fi+

Excellent magazine, well written articles, technically accurate, informative and entertaining. Reviewed 17 January 2021