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Hi-Fi+ Magazine
Issue 91      September 2012


hi-fi+ Issue 91 September 2012    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!


3 Editorial: The Audio Season
Article By Alan Sircom

5 Incoming: Your letters and email

82 Alan Sircom: Music Matters


10 Upgrading: Is it worth it?

79 New York's finest... A reader's best vinyl-only rig


16 KEF Blade: Floorstanding loudspeaker

22 Abbingdon Music Research DP-777: Digital processor

26 Backes und müller BMline 25: Floorstanding loudspeaker

31 Raidho C1.1: Standmount loudspeaker

36 David Berning ZH-230 Mono Ltd.: Mono valve power amplifiers

44 Vivid Giya G2: Floorstanding loudspeaker

49 Burmester 113: Digital to analogue converter

53 Artemis Labs SA-1/TA-1: Turntable and tonearm

59 Devialet D-Premier: Integrated amplifier/digital hub

64 REL Acoustics Gibraltar G2: Active subwoofer

69 HiFiman HE-400: Planar magnetic headphones

73 Cardas Clear m/clear/beyond: Power cords

75 ECosse la Prima Donna/big red uc: Interconnect cable and power cord

77 Audirvana Plus: Music software for Mac



86 Contemporary, Audiophile and JAZZ music

96 Every Home Should Have One: Philadelphia International Records 40th Anniversary


92 Advertisers Index

91 Subscriptions


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