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The latest issue: August 2015

Welcome to the latest issue of Hi-Fi News & Record Review. Our August cover reveals exclusive reviews of Wilson Audio's magical Sabrina compact floorstanding loudspeakers alongside Rega's complete RP10 turntable package with RB2000 tonearm and Apheta 2 MC pick-up. This 140-page issue is on sale from the 26th June 2015. 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 brings you his pick of the essential recordings by German-American composer and conductor Andrè Previn
Vinyl Release When David Bowie heard the band were to split, he sat down and wrote them a hit. Steve Sutherland revisits Mott The Hoople's All The Young Dudes LP, now on 180g vinyl
Vinyl Icon A late '60s concept album in a circular sleeve that confused listeners yet charted at No 1... Mike Barnes on The Small Faces' Ogden's Nut Gone Flake LP
Classic Rock Venues Steve Sutherland continues his tour of the world's iconic music venues, this month bringing you the history of the Birdland club in New York
Music Reviews Our selection of audiophile LP and hi-res downloads reviewed by our specialists alongside the latest rock, jazz and classical albums

DEFINITIVE PRODUCT REVIEWS

Rega RP10/RB2000/Apheta 2 Rega's range-topping RP10 deck now comes packaged with updated Apheta cartridge and premium arm
Wilson Audio Sabrina It boasts DNA from both the current Alexandria XLF and original WATT/ Puppy. Is this speaker a steal at £15k?
Classè Sigma SSP/AMP2 Digital AV preamp optimised for stereo as Canadian company unveils new high efficiency pre/power
Allnic H-3000 Tube phono stage has pairs of MM/MC inputs and flexible cartridge matching, but is it worth the premium price?
Arcam FMJ CDS27 Company's latest player is a CD/SACD spinner and music streamer in one. Master of both trades? We find out...
Pioneer U-05 As the midi-sized headphone preamp market becomes tougher, can this DAC/headphone pre make its mark?
Focal Aria 948 Flagship Aria range speaker offers good old-fashioned value for money thanks to the use of 'flax'. Read on...
Melco N1A Entry level network audio library will also feed a DAC via a USB output. But how cost-effective a solution is it?
Musical Fidelity V90-BHA/MF-200B British company hopes to tempt with keenly priced headphone and amp combo offering balance connection

VINTAGE

Vintage Review How does the classic kit of yesteryear measure up today? This month we test the Cambridge Audio P50 amp, which first hit the stores in 1970
From The Vault This month's pick from HFN's archive is from 1977 where we explore the psychology of perception and cryptic concept of 'musicality'

NEWS AND OPINION

Welcome A message from the editor
News Luxman unveils new amps for 90th birthday, T+A fuses its HV tech into slimline series, Devialet speeds-up SAM, plus DS Audio's optical pick-up
Show Blog A torrent of turntables, cartridges and open-reel tapes, plus one of the grandest horn speakers we've spied... It's Munich High End 2015
Investigation Ken Kessler continues his round-up of the best rock-related Blu-ray and DVD releases, recommending biogs and fictional favourites
Competition Your chance to win a pair of KEF’s M400 headphones, worth £200 [see magazine for details]
Opinion Insider comment on the hot audio topics of the day from Paul Miller, Barry Fox, Jim Lesurf, Steve Harris and, writing from the US, Barry Willis
Sound Off Calls for the return of Shure's V15, 'real' record shops remembered, reflex loading and roll-off explained, plus a look at overly 'perky' pick-ups
Off The Leash Hi-res listening on the move is now a reality, reckons Ken Kessler, though he ain't junking his ex-Walkman cans

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