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410 Reviews   •  English   •   Leisure Interest (Hi-Fi)
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COMMENT
5 INCOMING! Your letters and email
82 ALAN SIRCOM: Music Matters

EQUIPMENT
22 PMC TWENTY24: floorstanding loudspeaker
26 ICON AUDIO S60 MK II: valve integrated/power amp
32 FOCAL ELECTRA 1008 BE: standmount loudspeaker
36 MAGNUM DYNALAB MD 801: internet DAB/FM tuner
42 MARTINLOGAN ELECTROMOTION ESL: electrostatic loudspeaker
48 SPENDOR A3: floorstanding loudspeaker
52 LINN AKURATE DS: media renderer/digital source
59 ELECTROCOMPANIET EMP1/S, EC4.8, AW250-R: SACD/CD, preamp and power amp
66 MUSICAL FIEDLITY M1DAC/M1HPA: DAC and headphone amp system
70 PHONAK PFE 232: in-ear headphone/headset
77 THE CHORD COMPANY SARUM: interconnect cable
81 GET BETTER SOUND: installation tutorial DVD

FEATURE
10 CES 2012: Live from Las Vegas! The latest hot hi-fi from around the planet
19 COMPUTER AUDIO: The Beginner’s Guide Pt.2

MUSIC
86 CONTEMPORARY, AUDIOPHILE AND JAZZ MUSIC
96 EVERY HOME SHOULD HAVE ONE: Richard Fontaine – High Country

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84 SUBSCRIPTIONS
91 ADVERTISER INDEX
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Hi-Fi+ Issue 86 COMMENT 5 INCOMING! Your letters and email 82 ALAN SIRCOM: Music Matters EQUIPMENT 22 PMC TWENTY24: floorstanding loudspeaker 26 ICON AUDIO S60 MK II: valve integrated/power amp 32 FOCAL ELECTRA 1008 BE: standmount loudspeaker 36 MAGNUM DYNALAB MD 801: internet DAB/FM tuner 42 MARTINLOGAN ELECTROMOTION ESL: electrostatic loudspeaker 48 SPENDOR A3: floorstanding loudspeaker 52 LINN AKURATE DS: media renderer/digital source 59 ELECTROCOMPANIET EMP1/S, EC4.8, AW250-R: SACD/CD, preamp and power amp 66 MUSICAL FIEDLITY M1DAC/M1HPA: DAC and headphone amp system 70 PHONAK PFE 232: in-ear headphone/headset 77 THE CHORD COMPANY SARUM: interconnect cable 81 GET BETTER SOUND: installation tutorial DVD FEATURE 10 CES 2012: Live from Las Vegas! The latest hot hi-fi from around the planet 19 COMPUTER AUDIO: The Beginner’s Guide Pt.2 MUSIC 86 CONTEMPORARY, AUDIOPHILE AND JAZZ MUSIC 96 EVERY HOME SHOULD HAVE ONE: Richard Fontaine – High Country + 84 SUBSCRIPTIONS 91 ADVERTISER INDEX


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COMMENT
5 INCOMING! Your letters and email
82 ALAN SIRCOM: Music Matters

EQUIPMENT
22 PMC TWENTY24: floorstanding loudspeaker
26 ICON AUDIO S60 MK II: valve integrated/power amp
32 FOCAL ELECTRA 1008 BE: standmount loudspeaker
36 MAGNUM DYNALAB MD 801: internet DAB/FM tuner
42 MARTINLOGAN ELECTROMOTION ESL: electrostatic loudspeaker
48 SPENDOR A3: floorstanding loudspeaker
52 LINN AKURATE DS: media renderer/digital source
59 ELECTROCOMPANIET EMP1/S, EC4.8, AW250-R: SACD/CD, preamp and power amp
66 MUSICAL FIEDLITY M1DAC/M1HPA: DAC and headphone amp system
70 PHONAK PFE 232: in-ear headphone/headset
77 THE CHORD COMPANY SARUM: interconnect cable
81 GET BETTER SOUND: installation tutorial DVD

FEATURE
10 CES 2012: Live from Las Vegas! The latest hot hi-fi from around the planet
19 COMPUTER AUDIO: The Beginner’s Guide Pt.2

MUSIC
86 CONTEMPORARY, AUDIOPHILE AND JAZZ MUSIC
96 EVERY HOME SHOULD HAVE ONE: Richard Fontaine – High Country

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84 SUBSCRIPTIONS
91 ADVERTISER INDEX
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