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Issue 58    May / June 2008

hi-fi+ Issue 58 / June 2008    Hi-fi+ is a bi-monthly 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!

1 Editorial By Roy Gregory

7 Columns


14 Hovland STRATOS Monoblocs

22 darTzeel NHB-18NSpre-amplifier

28 The Fine Art Of Compromise...
User adjustable phono-stages from Tom Evans Audio Design, Keith Herron and Graham Slee

44 Reference 3A Grand Veena Loudspeaker

52 PMC EB1i Loudspeaker

58 Small -- but perfectly formed...
Monitor Audio Platinum PL100 Loudspeaker

64 Rogue Audio Chronus Integrated Amplifier (and Stealth Phono-Stage)

68 Electrocompaniet EEC-1 CD Player and ECI-5 Integrated Amplifier

74 Origin Live Calypso Turntable

80 SRM Tech Arezzo Turntable

84 Ayon CD 1 CD Player

89 Cairn Tornado CD Player

92 Neal, Petite and Oil-Beat..
The Sonius Faber Auditor Elipsa

94 New Chip Off An Old Block..
The Acoustic Energy AE22 Monitor

96 Grand Designs...
Sub-£1k speakers from Bowers & Wilkins, Focal, KEF and Tannoy

106 A Systematic Approach...
Revisiting the Gryphon Mikado CD Player and Diablo Integrated Amplifier


Audio Smorgasbord
114 High-priced Esoteric digital and a budget analogue player from Aries Audio


118 Quiet Drive...
The changing face of John Mellencamp

121 Pop and Contemporary Music

126 Interview — Clive Deamer and Jim Ban of The Blessing

129 Jazz

131 The History Man...
The enduring legacy of David Munrow

132 Audiophile and Classical Recordings

136 Every Home Should Have One...
Lloyd Cole and the Commotions’ Mainstream


71 Back Issues

113 Subscriptions

135 Advertisers Index


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