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Hi-Fi+ Magazine

12 issues per year 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+  |  Issue 111  


Contents:

COMMENT
5 INCOMING: Your views and opinions
7 POSTCARDS FROM BRIGHTON: Two new audio shows hit the South Coast seafront

EQUIPMENT

12 MIZIK DVIN, DSTREAM, DPLAY: phono stage, streamer, and DAC/pre
19 CHORD ELECTRONICS HUGO: portable DAC/headphone amplifier
29 AUDIOVECTOR SI 3 SIGNATURE DISCREET: wireless active loudspeaker system
34 TUNE AUDIO PRIME: floorstanding horn loudspeakers
40 PURIST AUDIO PROTEUS PROVECTUS: fluid-damped interconnect cables
45 OPPO 105D AUDIOCOM SIGNATURE: universal Blu-ray player
51 ELAC AIR-X 403: wireless active loudspeaker system
57 AURALiC TAURUS PRE: preamplifier/headphone amplifier
65 CRYSTAL CABLE DREAMLINE PLUS: complete cable system
71 MERRILL-WILLIAMS R.E.A.L. 101: turntable
77 AUDIOQUEST DRAGONFLY 1.2: portable DAC/headphone amplifier
80 HIGH FIDELITY CABLES CT-1 AND CT-1E: interconnect cables

MUSIC
82 MUSIC INTERVIEW: Mike Oldfield
86 CONTEMPORARY AUDIOPHILE AND CLASSICAL MUSIC
96 CLASSIC ALBUMS SUNDAYS: The Cure Disintegration

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88 SUBSCRIPTIONS
85 ADVERTISER INDEX


Editorial:
New paradigms in audio are like buses; nothing comes along for ages, and then suddenly two appear at once. So it is with high-end active wireless loudspeakers. This is a category that more or less didn’t exist two years ago, was shown in prototype form at last year’s shows, and now we have two of them. Then there’s MiZiK, the revolutionary controller system from the people who gave us Wadax, with almost all the performance for a tiny
proportion of the price.

It seems as if the rate of change in audio is increasing. This is inevitable, because audio cannot sit outside the real world all the time. We can steadfastly hang on to our turntables and our tube amps, but the ingress of Bluetooth and DSP cannot be ignored. Eventually, there had to come a time when they sounded good, and to many that is precisely where we are today. This may be scary to those who would rather keep winding the clock back, but it’s also a very good thing. The inherent
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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