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Hi-Fi News & Record Review

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The latest issue

Welcome to the latest, bumper-sized 156-page issue of Hi-Fi News & Record Review, on sale from the 15th August 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...

EISA AWARDS 2014-2015

EISA Awards 2014-2015 The very best audio products, as voted for by the editors of 50 specialist European magazines, are revealed exclusively in the UK by Hi-Fi News across no fewer than 13 pages


Vinyl Frontier Christopher Breunig continues his guide to classical music with a look at Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale
Vinyl Release Steve Sutherland takes a fresh listen to The Jesus & Mary Chain's debut, Psychocandy, now reissued on 180g vinyl. The perfect pop LP?
Vinyl Icon A progressive rock masterpiece that took three months just to record... Mike Barnes looks at the making of Close To The Edge by Yes
Classic Venues Steve Sutherland continues his tour of the world's iconic rock venues, with The Nashville Room, London
Music Reviews Our selection of audiophile LP and hi-res downloads reviewed by our specialists alongside the latest rock, jazz and classical albums


KEF Reference 5 It builds on 40 years of know-how and boasts KEF's latest tech, but does this new flagship speaker convince?
Krell Duo 300 New iBias amp promises Class-A sound in a more energy-efficient and affordable form. How does it sound?
Gato Audio PRD-3 Preamp with built-in 192kHz/24-bit USB DAC boasts sumptuous looks. Will its sound seduce you, too?
VPI Scout 1.1 Pedigree deck gains new platter and bearing and comes with VPI's latest JMW Scout arm. We listen...
GamuT RS3 With drivers from the Superior RS9, the RS3 promises a full-range sound for the smaller room
Marantz SA8005/PM8005 Company updates its long-running 8000 series with amp sporting tone controls and DSD5.6 SACD player
KR Audio VA880 Integrated tube amp with auto bias adjustment packs a push-pull KT88 output section ñ driven by transistors
Rega Apheta How does this flagship MC cartridge fare when used with the company's latest top turntables? Time to find out
Shure SRH1840 Could these flagship open-backed headphones be the tonic for those seeking to escape bloated bass?
Townshend F1 Fractal cable We hear the UK company's ultimate interconnect, handmade to reject RFI
Denon DA-300USB Possibly the most affordable USB DAC to support DSD5.6, but can it deliver?


Vintage Review How do the classic components of yesteryear measure up today? We test the Ferrograph F307 mk2 amp
From The Vault Fancy building a stereo system in an unwanted fireplace? This 1970 article from HFN's vast archive tells you everything you need to know!


Show Blog Mikhail Borzenkov reports from the Hi-Fi & High-End Show in Moscow which attracted 130,000 visitors in just three days
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 The pick of your emails, and letters from this month's postbag
Off The Leash Are portable players now good enough to be used in your home system? Ken Kessler takes a look...


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