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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 31st January 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...


Vinyl Frontier Chris Heard of Classic LPs brings you the best of the new reissues and re-releases on premium vinyl
Vinyl Release 'Scary short screenplays teeming with freaks'. Steve Sutherland takes another listen to Warren Zevon's Excitable Boy, now on 180g vinyl
Vinyl Icon Was Miles Davis's Bitches Brew 'the death of jazz'? Chris Heard looks at the recording of this watershed LP, released in 1970
Classic Venues Steve Sutherland continues his tour of the world's iconic rock venues, this month bringing you the story of The Apollo Theater in Harlem
Music Reviews Our selection of audiophile LP and hi-res downloads reviewed by our specialists alongside the latest rock, jazz and classical albums


D'Agostino Momentum Preamp Exclusive review of the matching preamp for the Momentum mono and stereo power amps...
PMC fact.12 Can this slim floorstander deliver all the thrills of the UK company's pro monitor designs? We find out
Claro Audio Clarity Dual Why this imposing deck from a new marque in the turntable market is an essential audition
Group Test:
£520-£599 MC pick-ups
Want to move up from an MM cartridge to a moving-coil? Satisfy that itch without spending a mint as we test five sub-£600 models
Yamaha CD-S3000/A-S3000 Two statement stereo offerings as the company moves upmarket, but can the sound of this SACD player and amp match the appeal of their looks?
Musical Fidelity M6PRE/PRX Does this flagship M6 pre and power pairing make MF unbeatable on price in this sector of the amp market?
Naim Supernait 2 Salisbury company puts the emphasis on analogue as its latest integrated ditches the digital inputs
Stax SRS-4170 Signature Changes to the capsule and a new diaphragm material, so how does this SR-Lambda series headphone sound?


Buying Vintage We continue our series telling you how to secure the best vintage hi-fi buys, this month looking at the iconic UK, European and US tuners
Vintage Review How do the classic components of yesteryear measure up today? This month we put Philips' popular CD303 CD player from 1983 to the test


News Tube preamp from Audio Research, Meridian debuts Director DAC, direct-drive decks from Germany, plus ART updates its Neo speakers
Show Blog With over 26,000 visitors, the Hong Kong Show remains the biggest in the Far East. We report from the three-day two-venue event
Investigation If you're using a PC as part of your music system then it will probably run Windows or OS X. But what has Linux to offer? Jim Lesurf explains all
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
Write for HFN winners We asked you to write and tell us about your great-sounding hi-fi. Here's what you said...
Sound Off Shure's all-time great MCs, making sense of HFN lab tests, Devialet updates explained, plus hi-fi and the benefits housework can bring
Off The Leash This month's Ken Kessler tells you about an experimental concept he's been dreaming of for years. Will you hurl this issue against the wall?


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