Ken Kessler  |  Aug 29, 2022
This month, we review: Gabriel Mervine, The Band, Keb' Mo' and Judee Sill.
Mike Barnes  |  Aug 29, 2022
This month we review: The Black Keys, Church Of The Cosmic Skull, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and Gary Lucas & Peter Willems.
Steve Harris  |  Aug 29, 2022
This month we review: Joel Ross, Ewan Bleach Quartet, Alternative Guitar Summit and Trish Clowes.
Peter Quantrill  |  Aug 29, 2022
This month we review: Mitsuko Uchida, Goiás PO/Neil Thomson, Choir of King's College LOND/Fort and Jakub Józef Orlinski/Michal Biel.
Andrew Everard  |  Aug 26, 2022
This month we review and test releases from: Steven Osborne, Stephen Hough, Gerald Finley/Julius Drake, Gary Marlowe and Wylderness.
Hi-Fi News Staff  |  Aug 23, 2022
Last hosted at the prestigious Ascot Grandstand in 2019, the UK's dedicated high-end audio show returns in 2022 with the 'who's who' of world-class hi-fi.

Pictured above is Rotel's Michi range of integrated and pre/power amplifiers, which has gone down a storm in Hi-Fi News [HFN May '20, Oct '20, Apr '21 and Jul '21] and the Hi-Fi Show Live represents a great chance to hear them in action with a pair of Bowers & Wilkins D4 series loudspeakers. The Sound United team will also be available to answer your questions about the Michi range and Rotel's 60th anniversary products.

Review: Mark Craven, Lab: Paul Miller  |  Aug 22, 2022
hfncommendedCanadian brand long-known for its high-end digital and analogue separates has now added a compact standmount to its range. So a full system is no longer a 'Blue Moon'...

Back in 2016, Simaudio added the MOON ACE to its range of pre, power and integrated amplifiers. A slimline machine with analogue, digital and network connectivity (the latter including Roon Ready status and streaming service support through its proprietary MiND module), the ACE clearly warranted 'just-add-speakers' status. The only problem? Simaudio didn't have any...

Ken Kessler  |  Aug 19, 2022
hfnvintageKen Kessler explains why he believes Audio Research's Reference 1 preamp and Reference 600 power amplifiers are in a class of their own

Whatever your response to once-in-a-generation revelations, the Audio Research Reference 600 monoblock amplifiers and the matching Reference 1 preamp will render all who hear them something akin to 'gob-smacked'.

Review: Ken Kessler, Lab: Paul Miller  |  Aug 18, 2022
hfncommendedAurorasound's VIDA (Vinyl Disk Amplifier), launched in 2011, has marked its first decade with a number of revisions to merit MkII status. How does it stack up in 2022?

Small Japanese specialist brands always fascinate me, due in part to my delight that they can co-exist with the Sony- and Panasonic-sized manufacturers. While every nation has its bijou marques, there's an uncanny aura to the likes of 47Lab, Shindo, Air Tight and Kondo, plus countless MC cartridge makers, that differentiates them from equally exotic producers from the UK, USA, Italy, Germany and beyond. Aurorasound could also only be Japanese, its VIDA MkII, an evolution of the VIDA [HFN Jul '13], ticking every box.

Review: Tim Jarman, Lab: Paul Miller  |  Aug 16, 2022
hfnvintageWhen it came to Lilliputian LP players Sony was late to the party, but is this early '80s deck with two motors and a tangential arm now an overlooked gem? We find out...

The 'small and square' turntables that appeared in the early 1980s were arguably the last important development in vinyl playback before CD arrived. Begun by Technics in 1979 with its SL-10 [HFN Apr '19], Japan's hi-fi industry rushed to produce something similar, with varying degrees of success.