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Offline Andrew Everard  
#1 Posted : 09 March 2022 11:29:23(UTC)
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The new issue is just about wrapped, and should (hopefully) be going to print soon. Contents as below:

ALAN GIBB
The MD of cable experts The Chord Company on designing and listening to wires, and why the manufacturer is expanding into new fields

STAN’S SAFARI
Is zero feedback the ideal for amplifier design, or does it bring its own problems? Stan Curtis considers...

LINN KLIMAX DSM
The flagship streamer is now revised, refined and fitted with the company’s first in-house 'Organik' DAC. With wide-ranging flexibility, could this be the best network player you can buy? Martin Colloms thinks it might be

CHORD MOJO 2
The new version of this trendsetting pocket DAC/headphone amp, now packed with more innovative Chord Electronics technology, is more than just an object of desire. In fact, it could just be the only digital converter you’ll ever need

DAN D’AGOSTINO PROGRESSION INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER
Much more than just a hugely powerful one-box amplifier, the modular design here allows the Progression Integrated to be customised to your needs

REGA SYSTEM ONE
Much delayed by pandemic and more, Rega’s all-in-one vinyl replay system is a compelling first time buy, with plenty of future upgrade potential

WHAT MAKES A GREAT HEADPHONE AMPLIFIER?
The ‘head-fi’ market is bristling with dedicate amplifiers for your headphones – but, asks Keith Howard, what are the qualities required for optimal personal listening?

AUDIO-GD MASTER-19
Direct from China and with massive power on offer, this high-end headphone amplifier piques Kevin Fiske’s interest

MEZE AUDIO LIRIC
Combining planar magnetic drivers and a closed-back design, are these headphones a compromise? Ed Selley suggests the unusual configuration may actually be ideal

NAIM NAP 250 DR
The basic design may be more than 40 years old, but in its latest form Naim’s slimline powerhouse well deserves its classic status, says Martin Colloms

ARCAM ST60
Although it’s far from the first network player on the market, Arcam’s late arrival at the streaming ball makes quite an impact, thanks to smooth operation – and sound

AUDIO NOTE CD5.1X
Chris Frankland wasn’t sure moving back to a one-box CD player was a great idea, but the Audio Note flagship soon put him right

NEAT ACOUSTICS MAJISTRA
The latest iteration of Neat’s innovative speaker design is an unashamedly expensive – but superb-sounding – standmounter

GOLD NOTE PH-10/PSU-10
Sensibly-priced, solidly-built and with all the flexibility to keep vintage vinyl enthusiasts happy, this phono stage is a delight

BOENICKE W5
Chris Kelly wasn’t prepared for just how small these speakers would be – nor for the superb sound they delivered in his system!

ASTELL&KERN ACRO CA1000
It may look like one of the company’s players in a dock, but this unusual player/ DAC/headphone amplifier, complete with futuristic styling, has hidden talents

ACOUSTIC ENERGY AE320
They may look entirely conventional, but these slender floorstanding speakers are both highly developed and addictive, too

Q ACOUSTICS CONCEPT 30
Drawing on the company’s flagship models, these new standmount speakers are superb performers – with fiddly stands!

MUSIC
Views on releases old and new, from the latest classic arrivals to jazz and more on DSD – and some enticing secondhand stars

SOUNDSTAGE
Here’s why Andrew Everard won’t be giving up his music library anytime soon...

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#2 Posted : 09 March 2022 15:11:47(UTC)
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Linn's preferred source is still Upnp, it will be fascinating to see how Martin found it compared to Roon.

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Looks like another superb contents. 👍
Offline Martin Colloms  
#4 Posted : 21 March 2022 09:42:41(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: en1omb Go to Quoted Post
Looks like another superb contents. 👍


Thanks ,

Printing now, today 21/03/2022,

mailout tomorrow, given a following wind.......

Despite all the difficulties this is another fine issue, well packed with reviews and features.

We now have a strategy for EU mailout, with prepaid EU VAT and the right documentation. Eu rates have had to be increased to account for this tax. All rates are increased to help weather the global crisis driven increases in prices happening across the board.

Martin

Offline en1omb  
#5 Posted : 31 March 2022 14:59:47(UTC)
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Has there been another delay in posting? Not landed in Bristol yet.
Offline Steveh100  
#6 Posted : 02 April 2022 14:15:45(UTC)
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My copy arrived on Thursday
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Arrived today, so concern has passed.
Offline Simon Briggs  
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Mine arrived Thursday
Offline Simon Briggs  
#9 Posted : 05 April 2022 16:41:22(UTC)
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Hi Martin,
Be interested to see how the Naim NAP 250 DR and the LINN KLIMAX DSM scores ion numerical terms against other references
Thanks,
Simon
Offline Chag  
#10 Posted : 26 June 2022 06:50:09(UTC)
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Shouldn’t we expect another issue of HiFiCritic next week even if we cannot have it sent to our isolated continent? BigGrin

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#11 Posted : 10 July 2022 06:39:16(UTC)
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Offline Chag  
#12 Posted : 15 September 2022 20:48:33(UTC)
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Shouldn’t we expect again another issue of HiFiCritic over the next two weeks? BigGrin

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Offline Simon Briggs  
#13 Posted : 29 September 2022 13:29:18(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Chag Go to Quoted Post
Shouldn’t we expect again another issue of HiFiCritic over the next two weeks? BigGrin

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Yes details here

https://www.hificritic.com/current-issue-excerpts.html

A very comprehensive list of review items

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