• Naim to the rescue!

    Naim to the rescue!

    I recently received a frantic message from a friend with whom I sing in Salisbury Cathedral. Susie Lamb is the Director of Music of the Salisbury Cathedral School. The message contained images of an amplifier ...
  • David A Wilson II (1944-2018)

    David A Wilson II (1944-2018)

    I have written many hundreds of thousands of words on audio, tens of thousands of them about Wilson Audio Specialities. But these are some of the toughest words I have to write: Dave Wilson, founder ...
  • Insights from AXPONA 2018 part two

    Insights from AXPONA 2018 part two

    As discussed elsewhere, AXPONA has moved to a new venue, the spacious Renaissance Hotel and Convention center in Schaumberg, IL. near Chicago. The extra space was well used as this was the largest AXPONA ever ...
  • Insights from AXPONA 2018 part one

    Insights from AXPONA 2018 part one

    Rather than offer our usual and typically quite elaborate show reports, the Hi-Fi+ team this year decided to take a simpler, less-is-more, freeform approach to our coverage of AXPONA 2018, which was held April 13th ...
  • Hi-Fi+ Awards: Cables

    Hi-Fi+ Awards: Cables

    Digital Audio Cable Clearer Audio Silver-Line Optimus Reference 75 This pure 75 ohm digital interconnect cable (£975/1.5m as tested) is a coaxial design, featuring a central 6N (99.9999%) OCC silver central conductor, and micron-thick silver-plating ...
  • Hi-Fi+ Awards: Personal Audio electronics

    Hi-Fi+ Awards: Personal Audio electronics

    Portable headphone amp/DAC Chord Electronics Hugo2 The original Chord Hugo revolutionised the notion of what could be done with portable audio. Now the new £1,800 Hugo2 almost doubles the original’s already impressive number of filter ...
  • Hi-Fi+ Awards: Earphones and CIEMs

    Hi-Fi+ Awards: Earphones and CIEMs

    Cost-no-object earphone/CIEM JH Audio Lola JH Audio is the brainchild of Jerry Harvey, who began his career at Westone, went on to co-found Ultimate Ears, and now creates some of the world’s finest custom-fit in-ear ...
  • Hi-Fi+ Awards: Headphones

    Hi-Fi+ Awards: Headphones

    Cost no object headphone HiFiMAN Shangri-La HiFiMAN’s Shangri-La system is an all-out, cost-no-object assault on the pinnacle in headphone performance. The system consists of a set of Shangri‑La electrostatic headphones with a ‘Nanotech’ driver whose ...
  • Hi-Fi+ Awards: Analogue Audio

    Hi-Fi+ Awards: Analogue Audio

    Turntable VPI Prime Signature With the Prime series, VPI has really hit something of a modern-day sweet-spot for turntable users. The products have that right combination of authoritative sound quality coupled with great modern style, ...

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