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Hi-Fi Choice  |  Apr 01, 2016  |  0 comments
Fresh from the news that the best-selling item inthe Amazon US home electronics category over Christmas was the turntable, it looks increasingly likely that the vinylboom is set to continue into 2016and beyond. Unsurprisingly, the popularity in the analogue format means a greater number of decks hitting the market, which is great for both new and old vinyl fans alike. One new arrival is the Zero turntable from British newcomer Analogue Works. We have already sampled the company’s Turntable One, which was highly Recommended when reviewed in issue 388.
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Aug 27, 2015  |  0 comments
Andrea Bocellihas announced details of his new albumCinema, which is due for release worldwide on23 October. Cinemacelebrates Bocelli's pick and interpretation of the greatest movie songs of all time and reunites a team of musical legends including David Foster, Humberto Gatica and Tony Renis who worked together on Bocelli’s best-selling album Amore. Bocelli’s first new studio recording in two years, Cinema includestheme songs featured in movies including Gladiator, The Godfather and Breakfast At Tiffany’s, as well as popular songs from stage musicals, immortalised by their film versions, likeWest Side Storyand Evita. True to his status as an international artist, Bocelli has recorded songs in five different languages (Italian, French, Spanish, English and Sicilian) and has partnered with Ariana Grandeon E Piu Ti Penso from Once Upon A Time In America/Malena andNicoleScherzingeron Evita's Don’t Cry For Me Argentina (available on the deluxe version of the album).
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Mar 12, 2014  |  0 comments
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Hi-Fi Choice  |  Mar 24, 2022  |  0 comments
Pro-Ject Debut PRO turntable, Rega System One all-in-one, music streaming services group test, we celebrate the genius of John Coltrane and RSD 2022 vinyl drops...
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Mar 28, 2019  |  0 comments
This month's reviews include Q Acoustics’ Concept 300 standmount, SME’s Synergy all-in-one turntable pack, Audiolab’s 8300CDQ CD player & hi-res DAC, Quad’s Vena II integrated amp, B&W’s 603 floorstander, plus six desktop audio players go head-to-head.
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Mar 29, 2018  |  0 comments
One of the things we love about hi-fi is that it’s continuously evolving. As our systems grow with a mix of carefully chosen components based on our format needs and total synergy with the rest of the setup, it feels like audio art in the making – and it doesn’t stop once all the components are in place either. Years of tinkering has taught me that significant improvements in the sound of my system can often be gained by simply rearranging the furniture in my room or by trying out one of the vast numbers of accessories designed to help prevent interference from external forces or maintain audio signal integrity throughout the chain of components. Not all of them have had a positive effect on the sound of my setup, but many have achieved a nuanced influence, bringing greater rewards to the listening experience.
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Mar 12, 2015  |  0 comments
Welcome to the April 2015 issue ofHi-Fi Choice– the essential guide to getting the best possible sound from your hi-fi, whether you're buying, tuning or tweaking. . . It‘s probably true to say that many of us have enjoyed building up our music collections on various physical media formats over the years, and I’m sure the majority will continue adding to their library in this way for as long as possible.
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Mar 30, 2017  |  0 comments
Welcome to the April 2017 issue of Hi-Fi Choice magazine. Spotify is the world’s most popular music streaming service and has recently surpassed 50 million subscribers, according to its own stats. The streaming service giant’s popularity is also confirmed by the results of our own Twitter poll that ran online in early March asking: “What’s the best music streaming service for you?” – see full survey results on p69. Somewhat surprisingly, the results show that even among quality audio fans Spotify’s ad-free Premium subscription service with sound quality only up to 320kbps for its music streams comes top of our poll.
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Feb 10, 2015  |  0 comments
DETAILS PRODUCT Arcam FMJ A39 ORIGIN UK/China TYPE Integrated amplifier WEIGHT 11. 5kg DIMENSIONS (WxHxD) 433 x 100 x 425mm FEATURES ● Quoted power: 120W RMS per channel into 8ohms ● 7x RCA phono line inputs; 1x 3. 5mm front panel input jack ● 3. 5mm headphone output DISTRIBUTOR Arcam WEBSITE arcam.
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Aug 24, 2017  |  0 comments
Specifically designed to complement Arcam’s Solo Music and Movie systems (HFC 414), the Solo Muso loudspeaker is rated at 80W (4ohm) and comes in a robust cast aluminium chassis. The main 125mm driver is constructed from a proprietary paper pulp fibre sandwich cone for its stiff but light properties. It is supported by a die-cast basket to minimise sound reflecting back towards the speaker cone and causing distortion in the process. The accompanying 25mm tweeter is of the neodymium aluminium dome variety and damped to similarly reduce distortion and improve the clarity of fine details.
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Oct 30, 2013  |  0 comments
Arcam's latest rSeries little box ups the feature count but does it deliver the goods? Price: £400 Features Burr Brown PCM1796 DAC 24/192 capable across all inputs 2x coaxial, 2x optical, 1x USB IR remote control Contact: 01223 203200 Website:arcam. co. uk Click here to read full review in the December issue (378). .
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Sep 19, 2016  |  0 comments
Cambridgeshire-based company Arcam has unveiled the newest arrival to its popular rSeries line of components. With a similar size and form to existing models in the range, the rHead headphone amplifier is billed as a Class A design with optimised layout, ultra-low noise power supplies and a fully direct coupled signal path to achieve a natural and engaging sound that shows the true character of any music played through it. Both3. 5mm and 6.
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Feb 29, 2016  |  0 comments
When it first debuted, Arcam's irDAC proved to be a mighty impresive digital-to-anlaogue converter, winning a Group Test back in HFC 379. And now Arcam has unveilled the follow up to the succesful DAC in the shape of irDAC-II. The asyncronous USB DAC can also be utilised as a digital preamp, headphone amplifier and Bluetooth streamer. At its heart sits the ESS Sabre ES9016K2M DAC chip, while the headphone amplifier stage is taken from Arcam's flagship A49 amplifier.
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Feb 22, 2017  |  0 comments
Following on from our review of Arcam's classy rHead headphone amplifer (HFC 420), the company has added to the rSeries with the rPlay and rPhono. The rPlay adds network audio streaming services and internet radio to any system that it's partnered with. Using DTS PlayFi,Apple Airplayand UPnP-enabled music sources, it's compatible with Spotify,Tidal, Qobuz,Deezer andPandora, along with many more, thanks to regular updates. DTS Play-Fisupports hi-reso audio (24/192) from a wired network and enables lossless multi-room wireless audio streaming from the most popular music services and internet radio stations.
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Jul 29, 2019  |  0 comments
Class G integrated amplifier offers 2x 180W, UPnP streaming and comes with MQA support and Dirac room correction software