Steve Sutherland  |  Nov 05, 2021
From The Beatles to Kate Bush, Sir Edward Elgar to Kayne West... this year sees the north London studio celebrate 90 years of history and hits. Steve Sutherland on Abbey Road

We could begin at 8.54pm on the 25th of June 1967, when the cameras cut to the studio about 40 seconds earlier than expected to discover producer George Martin and engineer Geoff Emerick scrambling to hide a bottle of Scotch whisky beneath the mixing desk. They'd been taking a tot to calm their nerves before the tricky task of mixing the audio for the live worldwide broadcast of The Beatles' contribution to Our World, the first ever live global television link.

Review: Ken Kessler, Lab: Paul Miller  |  Nov 04, 2021
hfnoutstandingWith the DS 003, DS Audio delivers its 3rd generation technology in a system one-tenth the price of its flagship Grand Master. Can it hope to offer a taste of its authority?

Attesting to what I firmly believe is a 'hi-fi truth' – that differing technologies have innate sonic traits, eg, valve vs transistor – is this latest DS Audio 'optical' cartridge, the £4995 DS 003 with matching energiser. It replaces the £5050 DS 002 [HFN Jun '17], so there's even a slight price reduction.

Johnny Sharp  |  Nov 02, 2021
Johnny Sharp on the creation of the artwork for Alice Cooper's early '70s album School's Out

When Alice Cooper's single 'School's Out' swept across America in the spring of 1972 then went on to become an international smash hit, it offered a ready-made shoutalong anthem for a generation.

Review: Andrew Everard, Review and Lab: Paul Miller  |  Nov 01, 2021
hfnoutstandingWith radical styling, serious room-heating ability and possibly the highest price per Watt ever seen in these pages, these Swedish power amps are the result of a family obsession

To misquote Sly & The Family Stone just a little, Swedish hi-fi company Engström – it only makes tube amplifiers – is a family affair. Founded by engineer Lars Engström and his industrial designer nephew Timo as recently as 2008, the company is based in Lund, just northeast of Malmö, and has its R&D HQ some 600km away in Nacka, south of Uppsala on the Baltic Sea coast. The division of labour in the company sees Lars Engström as chief engineer, having given up work in fields as diverse as navigation, microcomputing and railway signalling systems in 2001 to concentrate on amplifier development, while his nephew is responsible for the look of the products, and the company operations.

Ken Kessler  |  Oct 29, 2021
This month we review: Annette Peacock, Brother Jack Mcduff, Madness and Whitesnake.
Ken Kessler  |  Oct 29, 2021
This month, we review: John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, The Misunderstood, Neil Young and The Harry Smith B-Sides.
Mike Barnes  |  Oct 29, 2021
This month we review: Big Big Train, Raven Bush, Villagers and Susanna & David Wallumrød.
Steve Harris  |  Oct 29, 2021
This month we review: Samara Joy, Maridalen, Miles Davis and Martial Solal.
Christopher Breunig  |  Oct 29, 2021
This month we review: Sandrine Piau, Stuart Jackson, Konstantin Krimmel, Arcangelo/Jonathan Cohen, Mika Kares, Szilvia Vörös, Helksinki Po/Susanna Mälkki, Akademie Für Alte Musik Berlin and LSO/Sir Antonio Pappano.
Hi-Fi News Staff  |  Oct 28, 2021
This month we review and test releases from: Kansas, Peter Framption Band, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig/Herbert Blomstedt, Rise Against and Albrecht Mayer, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.