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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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Contents:

COMMENT
5 INCOMING: Your letters and email

EQUIPMENT

14 CONRAD-JOHNSON ARTSA: stereo valve power amplifier
18 FOCAL MAESTRO UTOPIA: floorstanding loudspeaker
26 DENSEN B-175: intergrated amplifier
31 REGA RESEARCH RP6/EXACT 2: turntable, arm and cartridge
36 CRYSTAL CABLES ABSOLUTE DREAM: USB digital audio cable
43 EDGE AMPLIFIER G3: intergrated amplifier
49 COMPUTER AUDIO DESIGN CAS 1543: digital to analogue converter
56 APRIL MUSIC STELLO U3: USB digital to digital convertor
60 ALETHEIA PSU-2: balanced transformer power supply
66 TRIANGLE MAGELLAN DUETTO: standmount loudspeakers
75 FOSTEX TH-900: closed back dynamic headphones
79 SPIN-CLEAN MK II: record washer

FEATURES
10 STANDING TALL: Why equipment supports matter
24 MEET YOUR MAKER: Gérard Chrétien of Focal
80 VISUAL HI-FI HISTORY OF TURNTABLES: audio’s top decks in poster form

MUSIC
86 CONTEMPORARY, AUDIOPHILE AND CLASSICAL MUSIC
96 EVERY HOME SHOULD HAVE ONE SPECIAL: The Decca Sound Box Set

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68 SUBSCRIPTIONS
94 ADVERTISER INDEX
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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   Works fine for me Reviewed Saturday, November 24, 2012
I'm running I C S on a Galaxy Tab2 and this ap runs without any problems. It's useful for seeing whats in the current issue for those who don't have a subscription. I'd like to see a bit more of the content in the preview and less adds.