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Hi-Fi News & Record Review

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The latest issue

Welcome to the latest issue of Hi-Fi News & Record Review, on sale from the 12th September 2014. The oldest hi-fi magazine in the world is still delivering the best mix of international show reports, in-depth investigative features, world-class reviews, vintage celebrations and surely the most comprehensive range of music features available anywhere. And we're still the only magazine that tests high resolution music downloads...

MUSIC REVIEWS & FEATURES

Classical Companion Christopher Breunig continues his guide to classical music with a look at the various recordings of Strauss's Also sprach Zarathustra
Vinyl Release The last LP he recorded while alive is now seen as a landmark country record. Steve Sutherland revisits Gram Parsons' GP, now on 180g
Vinyl Icon This mid-'60s release was chock full of melodies. We look at the making of The Zombies' Odessey & Oracle
Classic Venues Steve Sutherland continues his tour of the world's iconic rock venues with London's Bag O'Nails club
Music Reviews Audiophile LPs, hi-res downloads and the very latest rock, jazz and classical albums reviewed

DEFINITIVE PRODUCT REVIEWS

Primare PRE60/A60 Swedish company finally unveils its rumoured pre/power amp combo and what a value-packed duo it is
Magico S3 Our cover star is the company's latest addition to its S series of extruded alloy floorstanders
Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista 800 Over 15 years since the first Nu-Vista product comes this 300W integrated. We bring you an exclusive listen
Group Test:
£1150-£1650 loudspeakers
Spend this sort of money on a pair of floorstanding speakers and you are firmly in high-end territory, but which models currently make most sense? We put five designs to the test...
Norma HS-DA1 PRE New name on the UK hi-fi scene kicks off with a DAC upgradable in stages. We hear the fully loaded version
Aurorasound Preda Is this fully-balanced line preamp from Japan another niche product or an amp designed to gain wider appeal?
Transfiguration Proteus Revamp for this Japanese cartridge sees thicker wire and new magnets used in pursuit of the perfect sound
KEF M500 Company's first ever headphones certainly look slick, but can they make waves in today's tough market?
Pro-Ject MaiA What's this? A nine-input DAC with a 25W Class D amp and a MM phono stage, all for £399? Read on...

VINTAGE

Vintage Review How do the classic components of yesteryear measure up today? We test the Logic dm 101 – an early '80s turntable with a spring in its step
From The Vault This month's pick of articles from HFN's vast archive is from 1978. Peter Fryer explains how laser holography was used in speaker driver design

NEWS AND OPINION

News HDtracks opens its doors to UK customers, Dynaudio's Confidence speakers go Platinum, Helius unveils a novel turntable, Musical Fidelity's revamped M6si integrated and Micromega shows its mini DAC/amp
Show Blog Head-turning valve amps, covetable cartridges, replica '80s speakers boasting wi-fi, high-end fuses... we cover the 2014 Hong Kong Show
Investigation Is it really possible to enjoy the sound of the recording studio or concert hall in your own home? Steve Harris checks out room-tuning options which promise just that
Opinion Insider comment on the audio topics of the day from Paul Miller, Barry Fox, Jim Lesurf, Steve Harris and, writing from the US, Barry Willis
Sound Off Media player reviews explained, more help with cost-effective PC audio, the amp that changed the face of hi-fi, plus headphone ownership and reviewers' tastes
Off The Leash Today's norm for acceptable sound is lower than any time Ken Kessler can remember. And guess what? He's not happy about it...

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