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Review and Lab: Paul Miller  |  Aug 02, 2021
hfnoutstandingFlagship A series model from California's premier speaker brand is its most advanced 'affordable' floorstander yet

Finding positives during a time when audiophiles and civilians alike are under the cosh of 'that-which-shall-not-be-named' is important, and celebrating those rays of sunshine when we discover them, doubly so. And Magico's flagship A series floorstander is a particularly golden beam of musical light that, so the story goes, might not have been released so soon if it were not for the coercions of Covid. Oops, I mentioned it...

Ken Kessler  |  Jul 30, 2021
This month we review: Delaney & Bonnie & Friends With Eric Clapton, Slim Harpo, Ed Kelly & Friend and Julian Taylor Band.
Ken Kessler  |  Jul 30, 2021
This month, we review: The Kinks, Randy California & Spirit, The Everly Brothers and Kursaal Flyers.
Mike Barnes  |  Jul 29, 2021
This month we review: The Chills, Gojira, Morcheeba and Gary Numan.
Steve Harris  |  Jul 29, 2021
This month we review: Wes Montgomery, Tommy Flanagan, Jakob Bro and Logan Richardson.
Christopher Breunig  |  Jul 29, 2021
This month we review: Behzod Abduraimov, Faust, Queyras, Melnikov, Freiburg Baroque/Heras-Casado, Ben Goldscheider, Huw Watkins and Philharmonia Orchestra/Santtu-Matias Rouvali.
Hi-Fi News Staff  |  Jul 27, 2021
This month we review and test releases from: Juilliard String Quartet, David Chesky, Aaron Pilsan, Warren Vaché and Mansur.
Review: Tim Jarman, Lab: Paul Miller  |  Jul 26, 2021
hfnvintageA covetable compact or a mere nearfield monitor for the acutely design-conscious? We hear how this miniature bookshelf loudspeaker from 1983 shapes up today

In the frantically fast-paced hi-fi market of the '70s and '80s, it is pleasing to find a product that remained in its manufacturer's catalogue virtually unaltered for years. If something looks good, sounds good and sells profitably why change it? Some products remain available simply because the company making them lacks the resources to do anything different. But that could not be said of Danish brand B&O, which was then at the height of its powers.

John Crabbe  |  Jul 23, 2021  |  First Published: Jun 01, 1977
hfnvintageJohn Crabbe, editor of HFN/RR, reflects on two decades of audio advance

The galaxy of experts that were gathered together by Miles Henslow, founder and first editor of HFN, to help fill the pages of his pioneering magazine in 1956 still has a ring of authentic hi-fi quality as it shines across two decades of progress and expansion: Cecil Watts, Ralph West, Gilbert Briggs, Stanley Kelly, James Moir, R S Roberts and H Lewis York.

Review: Mark Craven, Lab: Paul Miller  |  Jul 22, 2021
hfnoutstandingDanish brand Copland beefs-up the power supply to its all-singing, all-dancing CSA100, crowning its range of tube hybrid integrated amplifiers with this heavyweight model

Not long into my audition of Copland's CSA150, I began to feel a little annoyed that, at some point, I'd have to unplug it and send it back. Reviewer remorse isn't quite as galling as buyer remorse, but it is still 'a thing', and this £4988 hybrid tube integrated had given me a bad case of it. Hybrid? Yes, for the CSA150 looks to be an upscaled CSA100 [HFN Aug '20] combining a 6922 double-triode and solid-state FETs in its preamp stage, driving a bipolar transistor amplifier output. Perhaps keen to avoid overselling the benefits of this architecture, Copland warns buyers not to expect 'the warm and nice, coloured charm of some older tube designs'.

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