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Hi-Fi+ Magazine
Issue 59   July /  August 2008

hi-fi+ Issue 59 July / August 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

4 Columns

8 London Show News


10 Supporting Cast...
Building your system a firm foundation

Managing mains with the Vertex AQ Elbrus, PS Audio Power Plant Premier
and Quantum QX-2 and 4
System supports from Stillpoints, Sonority and SRA

48 Interview — Hole Shaped World...
Craig Milnes of Wilson Benesch

53 Wilson Benesch Trinity/Torus Loudspeaker System

60 conrad-johnson ET2 Pre-amplifier and LP66S Power Amp

66 Audio Research Reference CD7 CD Player

72 Two’s Company...
The Chord Mezzo 140 Power Amplifier

78 Parasound Halo JC Mono-blocs and JC2 Pre-amplifier

84 Hidden Virtues...
Gershman Sonogram Loudspeaker

90 "Yes, we have no beryllium..."
The Focal Electra 1027S Loudspeaker

94 Standing Tall...
The Usher 6371 Loudspeaker

98 Consonance Droplet LP3.1 Turntable

102 Living In The Shadow...
Carat’s C57 CD Player


Audio Smorgasbord
111 WA on the fly for the Kuzma 313 Reference, a superb new power
supply for the Stabi XL and a record weight it's worth buying on other decks too.


107 Interview — Nigel Kennedy
Self-styled classical cool cat

114 Pop and Contemporary Music

119 Rebel Yell...
Steve Earle, anguish and outrage

122 Jazz

123 The History Man
Speakers Corner delivers a reference quality set of Stravinsky ballets

126 Audiophile and Classical Recordings

136 Every Home Should Have One...
Ahmad Jamal's Alhambra


97 Subscriptions

101 Binders

106 Back Issues

125 Advertisers Index


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