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Hi-Fi+ Magazine

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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Hi-Fi+  |  Hi-Fi+ Issue 196  


COMMENT
7 INCOMING!
Your views on all things audio
87 MEET YOUR MAKER
Nigel Payne of Quiescent

EQUIPMENT REVIEWS

11 ROBERT KODA K-15 EX
line preamplifier
21 High-end superstar system!
Cardas Audio Clear Beyond, Karan Acoustics KA Reference Phono, Master Collection Linea, KA‑M2000, Kuzma Xl DC, CAR-60, Linn Klimax DSM, Wilson Audio Sasha DAW
28 MANLEY LABS STINGRAY II
integrated valve amplifier
33 BOENICKE W8 SE+
floorstanding loudspeaker
43 ALLNIC H-5500
valve phono stage
49 SOtM SMS-200 ULTRA NEO SE, TX-USB ULTRA SE, SPS 500 SE
streaming system
55 PROAC K1
stand-mount loudspeaker
63 GOLD NOTE PH-1000
phono stage
69 KEITH MONKS AUDIO PRODIGY
record cleaning machine
75 FARAD SUPER3
Supercapacitor power supply
81 ROSSON AUDIO DESIGN RAD-O
planar magnetic headphones

MUSIC
97 HOW TO FALL IN LOVE WITH CLASSICAL MUSIC
A beginner’s guide to classical music!
101 GARY NUMAN
The electro-pop pioneer on life, lockdowns, and Intruder!
111 CONTEMPORARY, CLASSICAL AND AUDIOPHILE MUSIC
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108 SUBSCRIPTIONS
115 BACK ISSUES
119 ADVERTISER INDEX
120 NEXT 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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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
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Hi-Fi+

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

always excellent Reviewed 02 September 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 15 August 2020