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Review: Adam Smith, Lab: Paul Miller  |  Apr 14, 2020
hfncommendedWhile the industrial design is familiar, the Bellini preamp and Donizetti power amp boast entirely reworked internals for this 'Anniversary' guise. And power is prodigious!

It was back in 1995 that the Italian brand, Audio Analogue, launched its first product – the Puccini amplifier. A no-nonsense stripped-down integrated, it offered little more than an input selector and a volume knob, yet its no-frills approach won many fans. Subsequently the company has built a well-deserved reputation for providing a range of fine-sounding and stylish-looking amplifiers, and has also taken to the CD player market with models such as the Maestro and Crescendo.

Review: Nick Tate, Lab: Paul Miller  |  Apr 10, 2020
hfnoutstandingThe best high-end DACs often employ entirely bespoke converter technologies rather than off-the-shelf chipsets. We look at the first rung on MSB's range of 'ladder DACs'

Based in Silicon Valley, California, Jonathan Gullman and his brother Daniel have become major players on the international hi-fi scene, courtesy of their fine-sounding and technologically innovative range of MSB digital-to-analogue converters. For 15 years this team has turned out increasingly flexible products, and more recently the range has expanded to satisfy a wider group of potential customers.

Review: Andrew Everard, Lab: Keith Howard  |  Apr 08, 2020
hfnoutstandingActive or passive? Exposure's new outboard crossover allows you to experience both with the Kudos Titan 707

As divisive audio issues go, few get the battle lines drawn more steadfastly than the matter of passive versus active loudspeakers. It's not so long ago that we were hearing about tiny monitor speakers with onboard amplification said to be good enough to have dyed-in-the-wool enthusiasts abandoning five-figure systems of conventional amps and speakers. Forget valves vs. solid state, or analogue vs. digital: when it comes to the topic of active speakers, tempers seem to flare among the keyboard warriors.

Ken Kessler  |  Apr 07, 2020
This month we review: The J Geils Band, Jeff Beck, Eleanor Mcevoy, and KT Tunstall.
Ken Kessler  |  Apr 07, 2020
This month, we review: The Doors, Lol Creme/Kevin Godley, Marillion and MFSB.
Johnny Black  |  Apr 07, 2020
This month we review: Jason Aldean, Right Hand Left Hand, Spearmint and Clint Lowery.
Steve Harris  |  Apr 07, 2020
This month we review: Marius Neset/London Sinfonietta, Charles Lloyd Quartet, Jean Toussaint Allstar 6Tet and Hiromi.
Christopher Breunig  |  Apr 07, 2020
This month we review: Prokofiev/Rachmaninov, Falla, Prism I, and R Strauss.
Paul Miller  |  Apr 05, 2020
As a matter of good publishing principle, we try to keep mention of current affairs out of Hi-Fi News. After all, something that seems of great public or political interest one day can seem incongruous if read in the context of a column or review a year or two later.

Nevertheless I feel safe in assuming that the Coronavirus pandemic, and the upheaval – both trivial and tragic – will live forever in our collective memory. So this will be a far more personal and heartfelt 'Welcome' than our regular readers might have become accustomed.

Hi-Fi News Staff  |  Apr 03, 2020
This month we review and test releases from: Rachael Price And Vilray, VPO/Leonard Bernstein, Trio Atanassov, Lang Lang and Coldplay.

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