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HIFICRITIC
Volume 10 No. 4
October / November / December 2016

 

HIFICRITIC Volume 10 Number 4 October / November / December 2016

 

Reviewed In This Issue


3 This Is A Most Interesting Issue!
Editorial By Paul Messenger

 

44 STAN'S SAFARI No36
Stan investigates electronic simplicity and complexity.

 

6 ON DISTORTION (2)
Julian Musgrave chunters on quietly in a corner

 

8 B&W 800 D3
Paul Messenger gets to try out the 802 D3's bigger 800 D3 brother

 

10 THE SECONDHAND MAC MINI
Andrew Everard looks at a low-cost route into computer audio

 

12 AURAIiC ALTAIR
Paul Messenger dips a toe into streaming.

 

14 ARENDAL MONITOR
Martin Colloms tries an inexpensive stand mount from this Norwegian operation's 1723 series

 

Network Opportunities: Andrew Everard explores the best solutions to network audio listening
16 Networking Opportunities
Andrew Everard explores the best solutions to network audio listening.
Article By Andrew Everard

 

18 FOSTEX TH610
Chris Bryant checks out the latest headphones from Fostex

 

19 FOSTEX HP-A4BL
A Fostex DAC/Headphone amp seduces Chris Bryant

 

20 C.E.C. CD5
Paul Messenger tries a one-box belt-drive CD player from C.E.C.

 


22 Totem Sky Two-Way Bookshelf Loudspeaker
Reach For he Sky!
Chris Frankland reports on a new Totem bookshelf speaker.
Review By Chris Frankland

 

24 TEDDY PARDO HPN & TEDDY DAC
Martin Colloms & Chris Bryant try out a headphone amp and a DAC from the Teddy Pardo brand

 

26 MUSICAL FIDELITY M6 ENCORE CONNECT
Designed in-house, MF's new hard-disk music player could be the start of something big

 

HIFICRITIC Volume 10 Number 4 October / November / December 2016

 

28 CH PRECISION A1
Martin Colloms assesses an unusually well-featured Swiss power amp

 

Google Chromecast Ultra And Chromecast Audio Following disclosure at the new Naim Uniti launch, Andrew Everard describes nd discusses the £30 Ppuck that could revolutionise audio. Review By Andrew Everard
32 Google Chromecast Ultra And Chromecast Audio
Following disclosure at the new Naim Uniti launch, Andrew Everard describes nd discusses the £30 Ppuck that could revolutionise audio.
Review By Andrew Everard

 

34 CHARTWELL LS 3/5
Paul Messenger compares a new Chartwell LS3/5 to an original Chartwell LS3/5A from the 1970s

 

36 DIGITS IS DIGITS? MAYBE NOT...
Re-clocking may bring improvements when connecting your computer to a DAC. Andrew Everard tries three such devices.

 

38 ALLNIC H-3000
Kevin Fiske assesses a remarkable valve phono stage from Korea
 

 

40 ROON
Is Roon the answer to smarter streaming? Andrew Everard reports

 

42 PICTURES AT AN AUDITION
Bob Pyle records his somewhat traumatic search for the ultimate DAC

 

49 Q ACOUSTICS 3020
Martin Colloms assesses the compact two-way bookshelf speaker from Q Acoustics latest range

 

50 CLEARAUDIO CONCEPT MC
Chris Bryant assesses an intriguing 'plug'n'play' turntable/cartridge combo from Clearaudio

 

52 BITS & PIECES
Martin Colloms tries out the QED Supremus speaker cable and the Teddy Pardo UnitiServePS

 

53 CHORD DAVE
Rafael Todes tries out Chord's new and relatively upmarket DAC

 

54 HIFIBERRY (FOR RASPBERRY PI)
Andrew Everard examines the add-ons that HiFiBerry makes for the Raspberry Pi computer

 

55 JAZZ PICKS
Greg Drygala with three recent Jazz releases
56 THE BEST OF CLASSICAL
A clutch of recent classical releases collected by Colin Anderson

 

58 ROCK, POP AND OTHER NICE MUSIC
Half a dozen new releases chosen by The Chord Company's Nigel Finn

 

60 SUBJECTIVE SOUNDS
How internet streaming could take over hi-fi

 

 

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