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Blast From The Past
PRODUCT Thorens TD 1601 ORIGIN Germany TYPE Belt-drive turntable WEIGHT 11kg DIMENSIONS (WxHxD) 440 x 180 x 370mm FEATURES • 33/45rpm • TP92 9.1in tonearm DISTRIBUTOR Signature Audio Systems TELEPHONE 07738 007776 WEBSITE signaturesystems.co.uk; thor
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New Acoustic Dimension
NAD’s story started when Marty Borish – then head of Acoustic Research – decided not to launch a range of electronics under that brand name. Instead, a worldwide group of AR distributors came together to start a co-operative to develop their own bran
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Nordost
WHEN YOU CONSIDER that the power supply of a Class A amplifier is effectively in series with the audio signal, it’s not difficult to appreciate the importance of the quality of the mains power cable that supplies the power. This issue is not lost on
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Unique Group Tests
HAVING A SMART speaker listening to your conversations may not appeal, but one benefit of building a microphone into a speaker is that it can sonically map the dimensions of the room and calibrate the sound output accordingly. So, for several of thes
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Destination: dorchester
Dorset’s newest record shop breaks the mould in plenty of ways. It’s no shrinking violet, for starters. The opposite of an off-the-beaten-track affair, you can’t miss it: there’s a swirling, hypnotic logo drawing you in from Dorchester South railway
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Russ Andrews
AS THE NAME suggests, Kimber sees Russ Andrews move away from its traditional designs to incorporate carbon in its new range. The cable is made from eight VariStrand 19.5AWG OFE 102 percent IACS-grade pure copper conductors that have been woven toget
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Get Smart
ONCE A NOVELTY, smart speakers are becoming more of a part of daily life. And, increasingly, they’re being used as an element in a wider household entertainment system that encompasses music, video and even allows you to control gadgets such as smart
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Hi-fi Choices
EXPERTISE: REVIEWER Active in the industry since 1999, Ed’s first record was Boss Drum by The Shamen. He splits his time between reviewing and protecting hi-fi kit from his son Will. EXPERTISE: ENGINEER Neville has an eclectic taste for classical bar
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Buying Guide
PRICE: £380 REVIEWED: HFC 447 The 6000CDT is exceptional at revealing what’s on your discs to deliver a great big soundstage with plenty of detail inside. It can dig down deep into the mix to eke out the different musical strands while dynamically an
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Apple HomePod £279
PRODUCT Apple HomePod ORIGIN USA/China TYPE Smart wireless speaker WEIGHT 2.5kg DIMENSIONS (WxHxD) 142 x 172 x 142mm FEATURES • Wi-fi • Streaming services: via AirPlay 2 (Mac/iOS only) • 16-bit/44.1kHz DISTRIBUTOR Apple UK TELEPHONE 0800 0480408 WEBS
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The Skip Hits The Fan
A few weeks ago I was collecting together a bunch of songs to playlist a community internet radio show I do every Sunday. The show’s themed each week, a bit like that one that Bob Dylan used to do – y’know, one week songs about roads, the next songs
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Reader Classified
These pages are a must-read if you’re thinking about buying used kit, or if you have hi-fi you want to sell. It’s free – simply submit your ad with no more than 50 words (we reserve the right to edit it if not), remembering to include your email, pho
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Denon Home 150 £219
PRODUCT Denon Home 150 ORIGIN Japan/Vietnam TYPE Smart wireless speaker WEIGHT 1.7kg DIMENSIONS (WxHxD) 120 x 187 x 120mm FEATURES • 25mm tweeter • 89mm bass driver • Wi-fi; AirPlay 2; Bluetooth; Ethernet; 3.5mm aux in; USB • 24-bit/192kHz; DSD64 DIS
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It Ain’t Worth A Thing…
When I was recently reading a web-based physics news platform I came across an article that looks into what gives jazz music its swing. According to Phys.org, the answer has never really been clarified. Jazz musicians have been using the concept of s
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Hi-Fi Choice
Editor Steve Sutherland Production Editor Jake Day-Williams Art Editor Emily Hammond Simon Berkovitch, Paul Hirons, Paul Hocker, James Hughes, Cliff Joseph, Jason Kennedy, David Price, Neville Roberts, Ed Selley, David Vivian, Chris Ward, Nigel Willi
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Harman Kardon Citation 200 £280
PRODUCT Harman Kardon Citation 200 ORIGIN USA/China TYPE Smart wireless speaker WEIGHT 2.85kg DIMENSIONS (WxHxD) 178 x 219 x 172mm FEATURES • 25mm tweeter • 120mm bass driver • Wi-fi; AirPlay 2; Bluetooth; Chromecast • 24-bit/96kHz DISTRIBUTOR Harman
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Reasons To Be Cheerful
In an unbelievably rotten year, I find myself rather oddly feeling sorry for Ludwig Van Beethoven. While the Rolling Stones were able to postpone their 2020 tour for a year and even the Olympic Games have been pushed back to 2021, you can’t reschedul
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Next Month
◼ Speakers ◼ Headphones ◼ Amplifiers ◼ Turntables Must-hear albums on vinyl, CD and lossless streaming ON SALE 31 DECEMBER ■
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Welcome
First up, hearty thanks to everyone who sent us info on their fave recent hi-fi purchases. The celebrations start on p15 where you’ll find your appreciations of a stunning variety of products, from a reconditioned Tascam MD-350, a Rega Planar 8, an S
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JBL Link Portable £130
PRODUCT JBL Link Portable ORIGIN USA/China TYPE Smart wireless speaker WEIGHT 735g DIMENSIONS (WxHxD) 88 x 170 x 88mm FEATURES • 49mm mid/bass driver • Wi-fi; AirPlay 2; Chromecast; Bluetooth • 24-bit/96kHz DISTRIBUTOR Harman International TELEPHONE
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Get The Show On The Road
Spot quiz question: what do the following disparate artists have in common: Pearl Jam, Genesis, Pixies, Beabadoobee, Yungblud, Brian Wilson, Chic, Saxon, Foals, Stormzy, Snow Patrol and Little Mix? Answer: at the time of going to press, they’re all a
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Bundle Up
PRICE: £2,600-£10,000 AVAILABLE: NOW UNTIL 31 DECEMBER WEB: NAIMAUDIO.COM; FOCAL.COM JUST IN TIME for Christmas, Naim is offering a selection of specially matched systems that pair Focal loudspeakers with Naim Uniti digital music streamers. The offer
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Sonos One £200
PRODUCT Sonos One ORIGIN USA/China TYPE Smart wireless speaker WEIGHT 1.85kg DIMENSIONS (WxHxD) 120 x 161 x 120mm FEATURES • 1x tweeter • 1x bass driver • Wi-fi; AirPlay 2; Ethernet • 24-bit/48kHz DISTRIBUTOR Sonos UK TELEPHONE 0800 0265565 WEBSITE s
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Refined Comedy
I meet up with thoroughly modern gentleman Neil Hannon on a rainy afternoon over the phone. For 30 years he has been creating the kind of witty, sophisticated pop that has won an adoring following. National Express, The Pop Singer’s Fear Of The Polle
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Radio Gaga!
PRICE: £230 AVAILABLE: NOW WEB: RUARKAUDIO.COM Hot on the heels of last month’s R3 all-in-one review, Essex company Ruark has unveiled the fourth generation of its DAB/Bluetooth radio, the R1 Mk4. Available in a light cream laquer finish with ash han
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Group Test Verdict
ONE THING IS clear right from the off: these speakers provide very good sound quality, along with other smart features that could influence your choice – especially if you favour Android devices over Apple. Apple’s HomePod has a lot of potential than
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Music Reviews
Idiot Prayer: Nick Cave Alone At Alexandra Palace CD Bad Seed WHEN THE DUST has settled and we’ve re-emerged into whatever the ‘new normal’ turns out to be, it will be fascinating to look back and see what great art has emerged from the confinement a
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Good Vibrations
PRICE: £174-£205 AVAILABLE: NOW WEB: RUSSANDREWS.COM RUSS ANDREWS HAS added a new pair of audio equipment supports to its Torlyte Platform range, specifically designed to fit more compact equipment. Built using the same ultra-light, rigid materials a
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Logical Progression
PRODUCT D’Agostino Progression Integrated ORIGIN USA TYPE Integrated amplifier WEIGHT 26kg DIMENSIONS (WxHxD) 432 x 178 x 432mm FEATURES • Quoted powe output: 200W (8ohm) • Inputs: RCA line; MC phono stage; 4x balanced XLR; USB-B; optical; coaxial; E
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Gorillaz
CD Parlophone WHILE BURIED AWAY during lockdown at his house in the country, Albarn has been busily recording a set of new Gorillaz tracks, with a troupe of guest singers completing their contributions remotely. He’s been posting them regularly over
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