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Steve Sutherland  |  Nov 10, 2020
Stan botches his store raid and is briefly locked away. Steve Sutherland listens to the Bossa Nova sax maestro as this 1964 Verve album is reissued on 180g vinyl

Stan Getz may have been good at many things in 1954 but robbery sure wasn't one of them. Strung out on smack and desperate for a fix, the hot young jazz saxophonist found himself eight days into a tour, standing outside a drugstore in Seattle.

Review: Mark Craven, Lab: Paul Miller  |  Nov 09, 2020
hfncommendedAn unchanged exterior hides PMC's crossover and driver upgrades made to its premium three-way floorstander

In The Who's 'Won't Get Fooled Again', Roger Daltrey memorably sings 'Meet the new boss – same as the old boss'. It's a phrase that sprang to my mind when confronted by PMC's twenty5.26i, as this floorstanding speaker is, outwardly, identical to its twenty5.26 predecessor launched in 2016, with cabinet dimensions matching to the millimetre. Yet PMC describes its new twenty5i series as a 'substantial re-engineering', improving performance without moving away from the signature sound of its forbear.

Steve Sutherland  |  Nov 06, 2020
Perhaps what distinguishes this British-born producer is that he's not only able to play a variety of instruments but is also a performer. And a hugely successful one too, having been one half of chart-topping duo Eurythmics. Steve Sutherland on Dave Stewart...

Back in 1973, Dave Stewart was stuck in a hippie band called Longdancer. It wasn't a bad gig but Dave was restless. Then he met Erin Grace. She was this gorgeous American singer/songwriter who he bumped into in North London and the two hit it off.

Review: Adam Smith, Lab: Paul Miller  |  Nov 05, 2020
hfnoutstandingThe front-end to Yamaha's 'Gigantic and Tremendous' 5000 series is not a digital player or DAC but a turntable, and one whose controversial arm harks back to the '80s

And then there were four... We enjoyed the Yamaha NS-5000 loudspeakers [HFN Jun '17] and were bowled over by the C-5000 preamplifier and M-5000 power amp [HFN Aug '20]. Now we have the source with which Yamaha has chosen to front its flagship 5000 series. Not only is it a return to high-end turntable manufacturing for the company, it also sees the reappearance of what is possibly the greatest model number prefix ever, the 'GT' standing for 'Gigantic and Tremendous'!

Steve Sutherland  |  Nov 03, 2020
Steve Sutherland on the vinyl treats arriving on 2020's Record Store Days

Launched in America in 2008 as a way of encouraging collectors to frequent their local independent record shops and keep vinyl alive, Record Store Day is now an annual event offering rare, limited edition releases which will not only tickle the fancy of uber-fans but, like other works of art, accrue value as investments.

Review: Ken Kessler  |  Nov 02, 2020
hfnoutstandingThe extension of EAT's E-Glo range of valve phono stages into something bigger was inevitable, but not hurried – enter EAT's first integrated all-tube amplifier, the E-Glo i

Regular readers will already know that I use two of EAT's cartridges [HFN Dec '18 and '19], two of its phono stages [HFN Mar '17 and Feb '19] and a B-Sharp turntable [HFN Jul '20]. The E-Glo i is thus among family members and there's every chance I was going to be predisposed…

Hi-Fi News Staff  |  Oct 30, 2020
This month we review and test releases from: San Francisco Symphony/Michael Tilson Thomas, Gidon Nunes Vaz Quartet, Vov Dylan & Glenn Amer, Hallé Orch/Sir John Barbirolli and Jonas Kaufmann.
Ken Kessler  |  Oct 29, 2020
This month we review: B B King & Eric Clapton, Dire Straits, Idris Muhammad and Carly Simon.
Ken Kessler  |  Oct 29, 2020
This month, we review: Shoes, Earth Wind & Fire, The Idle Race and The Love Revolution.
Mike Barnes  |  Oct 29, 2020
This month we review: The Flaming Lips, HjaltalÍn, My Morning Jacket and The Wolfhounds.

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