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Hi-Fi+ Magazine

12 issues per year View Reviews   |   Write Review From €1,42 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 158  


COMMENT
4 INCOMING!
Your views on all things audio
8 BRISTOL SOUND & VISION 2018
The UK’s longest-running audio event
98 MEET YOUR MAKER
Karl-Heinz Fink

EQUIPMENT+
14 CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE/SPM 1050 MkII
DAC/preamp and stereo power amplifier
20 DAN D’AGOSTINO MASTER AUDIO SYSTEMS PROGRESSION PREAMPLIFIER/STEREO
preamp/stereo power amplifier
29 EXPOSURE XM5
integrated amplifier
35 BEL CANTO BLACK EX
integrated amplifier
43 SUGDEN SAPPHIRE DAP-800/FBA-800
DAC/preamp and stereo power amp
53 AAVIK U-150 UNITY
integrated amplifier
61 MOBILE FIDELITY STUDIOPHONO
phono stage 67 LINN PRODUCTS URIKA II digital phono stage 73 DYNAUDIO CONTOUR 30 floorstanding loudspeakers 79 ELAC ADANTE AS-61 standmount loudspeakers 84 PIONEER SE-MONITOR 5 closed-back headphones 88 CAMPFIRE AUDIO POLARIS/ANDROMEDA
earphones 95 BLACK RHODIUM OVERTURE/POLKA/STREAM
analogue interconnects, loudspeaker cables, and power cords


MUSIC
104 CONTEMPORARY AND AUDIOPHILE MUSIC

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78 COMPETITION!
Final D8000 headphones worth €3,499 must be won!
92 SUBSCRIPTIONS
111 ADVERTISER INDEX
112 NEXT MONTH
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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+

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

always excellent Reviewed mercoledì 2 settembre 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 sabato 15 agosto 2020
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Hi-Fi+

This is a very informative journal Reviewed mercoledì 5 agosto 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 mercoledì 24 giugno 2020