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Hi-Fi Plus Magazine --  Hi-Fi+

hi-fi+ Magazine      May 2023

 

Hi-Fi+ May 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!

 

 

Comment
Let's Talk About Music
From the LP to CD and more.
Editorial By Alan Sircom
It's hard to imagine a time without the LP now. It's not just that the format is 75 years old, but that it is so damn durable. Even if the LP went through another fallow period like it did in the 1990s and early 2000s, it's still likely to rise, phoenix-like, once again. There's good reason for this, and it's a stealth example buried in this very issue. To illustrate our long history with record players which goes back to the very first issue we needed to trawl our archive of text, layouts and photos. Except we couldn't. First, some of that archive had been stored on SyQuest drives that are long since dead. Even if we could access the drives, the machines are beyond repair, use a connection long out of favour with computer companies and replacements are impossible to find.
---> Let's Talk About Music.

 

7 Incoming!
Your views on all things audio.

 

152 Michael Fremer
The legendary vinyl guru speaks!

 

 

Awards
79 The hi-fi+ Analogue Awards:
The finest turntables, tonearms, cartridges, phono stages, and more!

 

 

Features
11 The history of LP 75 years of the black vinyl disc.

 

66 Encyclopaedia Analogica
Confused by vinyl's terminology? We've got it covered!

 

154 Setting up a turntable a guide for the perplexed.

 

158 Analogue Review Compendium
The complete listing of all our vinyl-related reviews.

 

Hi-Fi+ May 2023

 

Equipment Reviews
21 VPI Industries Avenger Turntable
Direct direct drive turntable, tonearm and cartridge.

 

29 Origin Live Voyager Mk4 / Renown
Turntable and tonearm.

 

37 Gold Note PH-5 Phono Stage

 

43 Reed 5A Tonearm

 

49 Dual CS-618Q Direct Drive Turntable

 

55 Vertere Acoustics Phono-1 Mk II L Phono Stage

 

61 The Funk Firm 20/20
Turntable upgrades for Linn and Thorens turntables.

 

 

Music
176 The Best Selling LPs Of All Time
What are the biggest selling vinyl albums from the golden age of record collecting?

 

180 Bennett Wilson Pool
Award-winning UK take on Americana trio on their new album.

 

186 Midge Ure
The legendary front-man of Ultravox on the deluxe 40th anniversary edition of Quartet.

 

191 Music Reviews Contemporary, Classical, And Audiophile Music

 

 

Plus
174 Back Issues
Where to find all those classic reviews!

 

184 Subscriptions
Subscribe and save!

 

197 Advertiser index

 

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

 

 

 


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