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The latest issue: September 2017

Welcome to the 140-page July issue of Hi-Fi News & Record Review – the heartiest read in hi-fi by far – on sale 4th August. Our cover features three high-end superstars, fronted by Perpetuum Ebner's reimagining of its classic turntable range with the all-new flagship PE 4040. This is joined by another blast from the past as Metaxas returns with an integrated amplifier – the Ikarus – that's very high on style. T+A's MP 3100 HV digital disc/media player brings the technology bang up to date as does the most affordable floorstanding loudspeaker from B&W's latest Diamond range – the 804 D3. Meanwhile AudioQuest's Niagara 7000 AC conditioner looks set to redefine what is possible in the realm of mains filtration. Think you've heard your hi-fi at its best? AQ would have you think again... As ever, all our reviews are backed up by uniquely in-depth and fully independent lab tests, so read our reviews for the full story.
 
Hi-Fi News – 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 this month featuring five MQA-encoded albums.


 

MUSIC REVIEWS & FEATURES

Classical Companion Christopher Breunig brings you his pick of the recorded work of British conductor Sir Colin Davis
Vinyl Release Steve Sutherland assesses the 180g reissue of Hot August Night, the LP that saw Neil Diamond triumph live
Vinyl Icon Ferocious, ferile and rock 'n' roll to the core... Mike Barnes on the making of The Stooges' Fun House
Meet The Producers Steve Sutherland examines the work of one of Britain's most prolific pop producers: Mickie Most
Music Reviews Our pick of the audiophile LPs and hi-res downloads, rock, jazz and classical albums of the month

DEFINITIVE PRODUCT REVIEWS

T+A MP 3100 HV It may cost just short of £13k but is this the most complete network disc player solution on the market?
Perpetuum Ebner PE 4040 Black Forest brand is back with a flagship turntable that puts the spotlight on both style and value
Metaxas Ikarus Far more than a fashion statement, this radical-looking amp can seduce thanks to its sumptuously silky sounds
B&W 804 D3 At half the price of the 803 D3, is the latest loudspeaker in the 804 series a better choice for real-world listening?
Audio Research DAC9 Final piece of the Foundation jigsaw is in place with an outboard USB DAC priced to appeal. We take a listen...
Piega Coax 311 From Switzerland comes a speaker with aluminium cabinets housing coaxial drivers. A Swiss hit or miss?
AudioQuest Niagara 7000 What's this? An AC mains conditioner carrying a £7.5k price tag? We put it to the test, with intriguing results...
Beyerdynamic A2 Why this sensibly-priced headphone amplifier from pedigree pro and hi-fi brand is one of the finest around
Even H1 New name hopes to make its mark with a DSP headphone promising to overcome an individual's hearing loss
NAD C 338 Affordable integrated amp brings Google's Chromecast audio streaming to the party. Will you be joining in?

VINTAGE

Vintage Review How does the classic kit of yesteryear shape up today? We test Sony's PS-X4 quartz-lock direct-drive turntable
From The Vault This month we plunder HFN's vast archives and return to Mar '81 where our reviewer casts a critical eye over the Win Labs turntable system

NEWS AND OPINION

Welcome A message from the editor
News PMC debuts first ever amp, new A-Series speakers from Spendor, a trio of MM pick-ups from Goldring, McIntosh unveils 300W integrated
Hi-Fi Show Live 2017 Early preview of our October show
Show Blog Now in its second year, Hong Kong's Audio Visual Expo has expanded to two venues and is attracting a raft of new names. Bob Hawkins reports
Investigation Barry Fox drops into British Grove studios where the vinyl revival is keeping seasoned engineers busy maintaining analogue gear of old
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 Ribbon and planar drivers, questions on cartridge compliance, a reader's DIY speakers, plus help me choose between two star phono stages
Off The Leash Ken Kessler is enjoying the flood of recent Sgt Pepper reissues, but which is the ultimate release? He reckons he has the answer. Probably
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