The Hi-Fi+ Top 100: dCS to Linn Products


Focal Diablo Utopia

Reviewed in Issue 63

Now replaced by the similar-looking Diablo Utopia III Evo, the original Diablo Utopia remains one of Chris Thomas reference loudspeakers today, as it delves deep and delivers the detailed goods!

Reviewed by Chris Thomas

German Physiks Borderland Mk IV

Reviewed in Issue 141

German Physiks builds and develops omnidirectional loudspeaker designs, and the Borderland Mk IV is a perfect example of why that exceedingly rare approach really is a good thing!  

Reviewed by Alan Sircom

GoldenEar Technology Triton Reference

Reviewed in Issue 151

GoldenEar combines outstanding AMT ribbon tweeter refinement with oodles of active sub-bass power in a conventional looking and extremely affordable tower loudspeaker. High-end audio and video speakers better watch out!

Reviewed by Chris Martens

Gryphon Diablo 120 and Mojo S

Reviewed in Issue 147

This is the first rung on the ladder to greatness from the grandmasters of Scandinavian high-end audio systems, Gryphon. Both phenomenally well-made and exceptionally well-matched, this power duo work beautifully. 

Reviewed by Roy Gregory

Hegel H590

Reviewed in Issue 163

Hegel makes giant killer amplifiers, so making its own giant in the H590 could have gone wrong. Instead, it shows what can be done when the price constraints are removed. 

Reviewed by Alan Sircom

HiFiMAN Shangri-La Jr

Reviewed in Issue 168

HiFiMAN shocked the personal audio world with its very high-end Shangri-La system, but in the Shangri-La Jr it produces similar levels of performance for a fraction of the original price.

Reviewed by Jim Hannon

iFi Pro iDSD

Reviewed in Issue 164

We review a lot of iFi Audio, but the Pro iDSD Streamer/DAC/headphone-amp/preamp is the best yet, thanks to it covering a lot of ground and sounding great in the process.

Reviewed by Chris Martens

Innuos Statement

Reviewed in Issue 168

Taking the already excellent ZENith SE platform to its conclusion, the two-box music server from Innuos is proving to be a tough act to beat in today’s music server world. 

Reviewed by Jason Kennedy

IsoTek EVO3 Mosaic Genesis

Reviewed in Issue 123

IsoTek’s skills in making power conditioners and power cables extend to making power regenerators. With indicators for voltage and distortion, the benefits of clean power are both visible and audible. 

Reviewed by Nicholas Ripley

Jeff Rowland Continuum S2

Reviewed in Issue 120

Jeff Rowland Design Group products always look great, but this 400W Class D integrated amplifier with optional DAC or phono modules sounds holographically transparent and detailed too. Best used balanced.

Reviewed by Alan Sircom

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