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Paul Miller  |  Jun 03, 2020
As one more issue of Hi-Fi News goes to press under lockdown we give thanks not only to the frontline workers but also to the gift of music recreated by the equipment at the heart of our shared passion. This is a time to count our blessings and appreciate that ours is a 'home hobby' – to tweak, to play and to listen... and to keep us all sane.
Ken Kessler  |  Jul 31, 2020
This month we review: The Band, Quentin Collins All-Star Quintet, The Grateful Dead and The Rockin' Ramrods.
Ken Kessler  |  Jul 30, 2020
This month, we review: The Flying Burrito Brothers, Blood Sweat & Tears, Marillion and Elvis Presley.
Mike Barnes  |  Jul 30, 2020
This month we review: Jarv Is, Sparks, Kavus Torabi, and Throwing Muses.
Steve Harris  |  Jul 29, 2020
This month we review: Tom Green Septet, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Erroll Garner and Tony Kofi.
Christopher Breunig  |  Jul 29, 2020
This month we review: Schubert, Beethoven, Bartók and Schubert.
Hi-Fi News Staff  |  Jul 27, 2020
This month we review and test releases from: Roger Eno & Brian Eno, VPO/Herbert Von Karajan, Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela, Malia and Mona Asuka.
Review: Ken Kessler, Lab: Paul Miller  |  Jul 24, 2020
hfnoutstandingPrimaLuna's minimalist, valve-equipped EVO 100 DAC may seem a throwback to the time when digital only meant CD, but the sonic performance is truly 21st century

Two words spring to mind when examining PrimaLuna's EvoLution series EVO 100 DAC: 'old school'. Yes, a genre as seemingly new as digital has been around long enough to qualify for that mode of thinking. This unit is, I have been told emphatically, 'a DAC for purists', so £2888 gets you no wireless connections, no pandering to streaming, no headphone output, no level control. It is strictly a DAC in the original sense – a D/A converter-only and not one that doubles as a preamp or headphone amp.

Review: James Parker, Lab: Paul Miller  |  Jul 23, 2020
hfncommendedBased on Arcam's 'FMJ' CDS27 CD/SACD disc spinner and network audio player, is the more affordable CDS50, complete with new DAC, the brand's best kept secret?

CD players, along with integrated amps, have long been such a mainstay of the Arcam product catalogue that it comes as something of a surprise that the CDS50 we have here, selling for £699, is now the sole silver disc spinner in its lineup. This, after all, was the company responsible, in 1986, for the first CD player both designed and manufactured in the UK, just four years after the format hit the shops and at a time when Linn and Naim were both sticking to their 'no good will come of this' guns.

Review: Jonathan Gorse, Lab: Paul Miller  |  Jul 22, 2020
hfnoutstandingWith nearly a half century of MC experience under its corporate belt, Sumiko knows how to optimise pick-up performance: enter the Pearwood, an MC that tracks like an MM

Since it was founded in 1972 by noted audio designer David Fletcher, the US-based Sumiko Corporation has been making some of the world's most desirable pick-ups at its production facility in Japan. What's more, not only has it become one of the leading agents for audio equipment in North America but its UK presence has recently been boosted by distributor Henley Audio.

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