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hi-fi+ Magazine      February 2023

 

Hi-Fi+ February 2023

 

  hi-fi+ is a magazine that is serious about hi-fi. Our articles are intended to help you get the best from your system, rather than simply telling you to buy another one. Our reviews only cover product that we think is worthwhile. You can read more about that by looking at our reviews policy, but lets just say that our attitude to equipment is rather different, and we hope, much more informative. We haven't forgotten that hi-fi is supposed to be fun!

 

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4 Good Audio Is About Simplicity
Six boxes and higher prices might at last be behind us.
Editorial By Alan Sircom
I said last month that my New Year Resolution was to re-evaluate every part of my system. And as with every New Year Resolution in the history of ever, that plan went South fairly quickly. Probably. I planned to hit the ground running, trying to find new benchmarks for my own listening and for evaluation process across all of 2023. Actually, it probably has kicked off slightly better than I expected, but perhaps not in the way I planned. From this issue alone, I've found two really good benchmarks for stand-mount loudspeaker performance and for mid-price turntable design. They might not make the cut in terms of an absolute benchmark reference point, but in terms of making extremely high-grade sound without the bank-scarring price tag, both the Revival Audio Atalante 3 loudspeaker and the Vertere Acoustics DG-1 S turntable and arm combination (especially with the Magneto cartridge and Challenger power supply) both set a standard at their prices that is nigh on impossible to better.
---> Good Audio Is About Simplicity.

 

7 Incoming! Your views on all things audio.

 

10 Bristol Hi-Fi Show 2023
Back at last! Our exclusive preview to the return of one of the most important UK audio events.

 

89 Meet Your Maker
We speak to Arnaud and Laurent Fusilier of French audio experts, JMF Audio.

 

Equipment Reviews
15 Robert Koda Takumi K-160 Mono Power Amplifier.

 

25 Gold Note DS-10 EVO/PSU-10 EVO/PA-10/A3 EVO11 DAC Preamp / Power Supply / Power Amp / Stand-Mount Loudspeaker System

 

34 Klipsch RP-8000F II Floorstanding Loudspeaker

 

41 Synthesis Roma 117DC/98DC Line Valve Preamplifier / Mono Valve Power Amplifiers

 

47 Closer Acoustics OGY Stand-Mount Loudspeaker

 

53 Elipson P1F/A2700 Pre / Power Amplifier

 

59 Qln Prestige One Stand-Mount Loudspeaker

 

Hi-Fi+ February 2023

 

65 Vertere DG-1 S Turntable And Tonearm Combination

 

71 Revival Audio Atalante 3 Stand-Mount Loudspeaker

 

77 Sendy Audio Peacock Planar-Magnetic Headphones

 

81 iFi Audio Pro iCAN Signature Headphone Amplifier

 

87 RSX Technologies Benchmark ER-20 Power Cord

 

Music
96 A Beginner's Guide To... Americana
Is it Alt-Country, No Depression, or Country mixed with Punk? The essential guide to modern Americana.

 

105 Jesse Malin The New York singer-songwriter on 20 years of The Fine Art of Self-Destruction!

 

112 Third Lung British four-piece band with stadium rock appeal.

 

119 Music Reviews Contemporary, classical and audiophile music.

 

Plus
104 Competition! Synergistic Research's Black Box resonator worth 2,000 must be won!

 

116 Subscriptions Subscribe And Save!

 

118 Back Issues Grab A Classic Issue!

 

127 Advertiser Index

 

128 Next Issue Find out what's happening next time!

 

 

 


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