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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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COMMENT
7 INCOMING!
Your views on all things audio
83 MEET YOUR DEALER
Cameron Jenkins, of Stranger High Fidelity

EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
11 IDEON ABSOLUTE ε
Digital converter
20 SANDERS SOUND SYSTEMS MAGTECH
Stereo power amplifier
27 PRIMALUNA EVO 400
Integrated valve amplifier
33 B.AUDIO B.DAC EX
Digital converter
39 ROCKNA WAVEDREAM NET/DAC
CD transport/music server and digital converter
47 THALES TTT-SLIM II, SIMPLICITY II, X-QUISITE CA
Turntable, arm and MC cartridge
53 DEVIALET PHANTOM I 108dB
Active network loudspeaker
59 HIFI ROSE RS150B
Audio/video server
65 MEZE AUDIO ELITE
Planar-magnetic headphones
71 FRANC AUDIO ACCESSORIES CERAMIC DISC
Isolation feet
75 BETTER CABLES BLUE TRUTH ULTRA XLR/BLUE TRUTH USB
Analogue and digital interconnect cables
79 TRUE SIGNAL AUDIO SILVER, SILVER ULTIMATE AND MAESTRO
Analogue, digital interconnect cables, loudspeaker cables and power cords

MUSIC
93 BUILDING A JAZZ COLLECTION
Part III: US Jazz 2000-present
101 MATT BERRY
The musical dreamweaver, visionary, plus actor speaks!
111 CONTEMPORARY, CLASSICAL AND AUDIOPHILE MUSIC

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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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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 Sunday, January 17, 2021
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Hi-Fi+

Excellent magazine, well written articles, technically accurate, informative and entertaining. Reviewed Sunday, January 17, 2021
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Hi-Fi+

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

always excellent Reviewed Wednesday, September 2, 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 Saturday, August 15, 2020