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Australian Hi-Fi Magazine   November / December 2018

 

Australian Hi-Fi Magazine November / December 2018

 

    Since 1969, Australian Hi-Fi Magazine has kept audiophiles up to date on all the latest advances in audio technology and the hi-fi components available to enjoy music. All equipment reviews and music reviews are written by professionals who are experts in their respective fields, and are checked for accuracy by experienced sub-editors. Every audio component reviewed in Australian Hi-Fi Magazine is also independently tested by a NATA-certified test laboratory, whose test results and graphs are published with each review, together with a detailed technical analysis of those results. Australian Hi-Fi Magazine also maintains a complete database of all Australian and New Zealand distributors of hi-fi equipment, along with updated listings of the brands they distribute. Australian Hi-Fi Magazine is published six times a year and on sale at thousands of news agencies throughout Australia and New Zealand, as well as being available in selected audio stores across the country plus International mail and online via digital download.

 

Features
3 Editor's Lead-In
Protecting your digital assets. Who gets your music after you die?

 

6 SoundBites
Klipsch Reference Premiere, Monitor Audio Studio, Harbeth 7ES-3 Anniversary, Focal Kanta, Yamaha TT-N503, Fidata Network Players, Modwright PH9.0, Exposure 5010, Yamaha Flagship AV models, Halo Hint 6, Thorens TD210, DEQX HD, Wilson Audio Tunetot, Bose Sleepbuds, Krell K-300i and more...

 

42 Obituary
The co-inventor of the Linkwitz-Reilly loudspeaker crossover has crossed over...

 

Equipment Reviews
16 Bowers & Wilkins 606 Loudspeakers
A gloriously rich and warm midrange complemented by a nicely balanced treble thanks to an improved tweeter on this new model.

 

24 Audio-Technica AT-LP7 Turntable
Audio-Technica claims that the AT-LP7 is the best turntable it's ever built, and reviewer Peter Giles agrees... and goes even further!

 

30 Revel Concerta2 M16 Speakers
If you're after a small pair of high-performance loudspeakers that punch well above their weight, these would be an excellent choice!

 

36 Bryston BCD-3 CD Player
If you had to buy your very last CD player, reviewer Martin Iredale reckons the Bryston BCD-3 should be it.

 

Australian Hi-Fi Magazine November / December 2018

 

78 Vitus Audio RI-101 Integrated Amplifier
Vitus Audio's lowest-priced integrated amplifier delivers high performance and sounds absolutely splendid.

 

78 High-End Review
After eight years, Danish designer Hans Ole Vitus has made changes to his RI-100 integrated amplifier and re-named it the RI-101. Its optional DAC module uses ESS Technologies' most expensive IC.

 

86 FiiO Q1 MkII Portable DAC
Reviewer Steve Dawson could hardly believe the performance of this MkII version from FiiO, and he certainly could not believe the price!

 

94 PSB M4U 8 BT/NC Headphones
Don't let the sheer size and weight of the PSB Speakers M4U 8 headphones put you off listening to them, because their sound quality and noise cancelling is superb.

 

Features
76 Sound Travels
Peter Xeni and Paul Boon interview High Dean, of Aspen Audio, to hear his philosophies about music, sound, the hi-fi industry and discover what gear he uses in his own home.

 

90 Anti-Skating
What it is and why you need it!

 

92 Show Report
We reprise the Australian Hi-Fi & AV Show. What was new? What was different? Who was there?

 

114 Hi-Fi Deconstructed
Blind listening tests reveal that violins do sound different. But... and it's a big but!

 

Music
96 Jazz Track
Adrian Lim-Klumpes' Steinway has been given post-production treatment that makes listening to it like hearing a piano conversing with its own ghost.

 

98 Rock On
Jez Ford reviews a live album from the all-female band with the greatest chart success in history. And no, it's not who you're thinking of!

 

100 Super Fidelity
We can barely believe it ourselves, but yet another version of the Koln Concert has been released, plus yet another version of MJQ's ground-breaking album The Sheriff.

 

102 Top Picks
Hellions, Boston Manor, Cash Savage, Clutch, Good Charlotte, Dead Letter Circus... in other words, the newest music out there!

 

 

 

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