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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 172  


COMMENT
4 INCOMING!
Your views on all things audio
8 AXPONA 2019
The most important audio show in the USA today
87 MEET YOUR MAKER
Costa Koulisakis of Moon by Simaudio
92 STREAMING – WHAT’S BEST FOR CLASSICAL MUSIC?
Primephonic surveys the classical music landscape

EQUIPMENT+
17 MAGICO A3
floorstanding loudspeakers
25 VON GAYLORD AUDIO SYSTEM
amplifiers, cables, and loudspeakers
35 dCS BARTÒK
network digital converter
43 VIENNA ACOUSTICS HAYDN JUBILEE
stand-mount loudspeakers
49 DiDiT DAC21/AMP212
digital converter and power amplifier
57 PRIMARE I25 PRISMA
network integrated amplifier
63 ARCAYDIS EB2S
stand-mount loudspeaker
69 HANA MH/ML
high and low output MC cartridges
73 AUDIODESK SYSTEME VINYL CLEANER PRO
ultrasonic record cleaning machine
77 TURNTABLE ACCESSORIES
LP and stylus cleaners, tracking force gauges, record brushes, destatic treatments, hole re-boring drills

MUSIC
98 CONTEMPORARY AND AUDIOPHILE MUSIC

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32 COMPETITON!
Meze Empyrean headphones worth €2,999 must be won!
90 SUBSCRIPTIONS
101 ADVERTISER INDEX
120 NEXT MONTH
Find out what’s happening next month!

ULTIMATE HEADPHONE GUIDE
103 Hi-Fi+’s Ultimate Headphone Guide
105 Incoming: We answer your personal audio questions
108 Show Report: Snapshots from CanJam Singapore 2019
110 Focal Elegia closed-back dynamic headphone
112 iFi Audio xCAN portable headphone amplifier/Bluetooth DAC
115 MrSpeakers ETHER 2 planar magnetic headphone
118 Manley Laboratories Absolute headphone amplifier
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 domenica 17 gennaio 2021
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Hi-Fi+

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