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          News Release: AVTech Media Ltd acquires Stereophile, AnalogPlanet 
                               
and four partnering AV magazines/websites 

 

 


The latest issue: June 2018

Welcome to the 140-page June issue of Hi-Fi News & Record Review – the heartiest read in hi-fi by far – on sale 11th May. Our cover presages the world's first in-depth review of Technics' flagship SL-1000R turntable – the direct-drive to rule them all! Other exclusive technical reviews include the first look and listen to AKG's five-driver N5005 in-ears, the part-passive/part-active Æquo Audio Stilla floorstanders and the mighty No523/No534 pre/power amplifiers from Mark Levinson. 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.

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MUSIC REVIEWS & FEATURES

Classical Companion This month Christopher Breunig's guide to classical music spotlights the recordings made by the Italian conductor Carlo Maria Giulini
Vinyl Release Steve Sutherland enters the weird world of post-punk English outfit Magazine to reassess their 1978 debut album, Real Life, now that it's been reissued on 180g vinyl
Vinyl Icon Mike Barnes brings you the tale of a rock resurrection as he looks at the making of Eric Clapton's 1974 solo album 461 Ocean Boulevard
Meet The Producers Cranberries, Kaiser Chiefs, Morrissey and Blur... Steve Sutherland looks at the work of the man whose fingers were on the faders – Steven Street
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

Technics SL-1000R Two years after the launch of the SL-1200GAE, the company unveils its flagship direct-drive turntable. Is this the apex of vinyl playback?
Mark Levinson No523/No534 Revealing as it is room-shaking... We hear a pre/power amp pairing with the emphasis on analogue
Klipsch Forte III Reimagined speaker from 1985 is bursting with character but will its charm find a place in your set-up?
AKG N5005 Flagship earphone packs no fewer than five drivers per side. We rate its performance against the specs
Micromega M-150 French amp/DAC with built-in room correction delivers spot-on sonics and no shortage of flexibility
Æquo Audio Stilla Slimline speaker from a company daring to think differently. Worth an audition when it's time to trade up?
Bel Canto e.One Phono Compact, keenly-priced phono stage with both MM and MC capability makes riveting music for the money
Quad Artera Solus It's a crowded market, but partnered well, this all-in-one solution boasting streaming and CD replay, is a steal
ELAC Miracord 70 German company adds another anniversary turntable to its range with pre-fitted arm and pick-up. It rocks!

VINTAGE

Vintage Review How do the classic components of yesteryear sound today? We test Amcron's D-75 amplifier from 1978
From The Vault This month sees us rewind to June 1988 where we join Paul Miller as he reveals the secrets inside Arcam's Black Box – the first consumer DAC

NEWS AND OPINION

Welcome A message from the editor
News Audio Research unwraps its REF 160M monoblock, new phono stage from Audio Analogue, Pro-Ject reworks Essential III deck, ELAC Alchemy DAC/amps break cover
Show Blog From stately horns and boutique headphones to alluring amps and decks... Jonas Bryngelsson reports from Stockholm High End 2018
Investigation Cliff Joseph talks bandwidth and bottlenecks as he examines the reasons why we are still unable to access hi-res audio over the Internet
Opinion Insider comment on today's audio topics from Barry Fox, Jim Lesurf, Steve Harris and, from the US, John Atkinson and Barry Willis
Sound Off Manual versus auto speed change, buying a high-end system on a £15k budget, how to choose the correct RIAA curve, automatic digital filters
Off The Leash Are you a 'vinyl bore'? Ken Kessler springs to the defence of hi-fi lovers under attack for arguing over an issue that was settled years ago
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