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Introducing Musical Fidelity's M6 Encore 225

NEWS: Introducing Musical Fidelity's M6 Encore 225

Digital do-it-all device coming to stores from the end of May

World Exclusive Review: Audiolab M-DAC+

OUTBOARD DACS: World Exclusive Review: Audiolab M-DAC+

Meet the new and updated version of Audiolab’s excellent digital-to-analogue converter

ATC launches Signature edition

NEWS: ATC launches Signature edition

The SCM10SE celebrates a life in sound

Leema expands Elements series

NEWS: Leema expands Elements series

The latest addition to the space-saving Elements Series is the new Pre-Amp

Ming Da Dynasty Duet 300 Plus

INTEGRATED AMPLIFIERS: Ming Da Dynasty Duet 300 Plus

The latest integrated valve amplifier from Ming Da has a sweet and dynamic sound

May issue on sale now!

NEWS: May issue on sale now!

Mighty May issue is packed with all the latest news and reviews of the latest and greatest audio kit...

Clearaudio cleans up with new record cleaner

NEWS: Clearaudio cleans up with new record cleaner

Introducing the Double Matrix Professional Sonic vinyl cleaner

Mission unveils LX Series

NEWS: Mission unveils LX Series

Exceptional sound at affordable prices is the goal for the all-new LX-2 and LX-3 entry-level speaker...

Geneva Aerosphère competition

NEWS: Geneva Aerosphère competition

Enter our fabulous competition and get yourself back to the future with this stunning wireless speak...

Quad launches new Z Series

NEWS: Quad launches new Z Series

British hi-fi brand introduces Z Series to mark its 80th year

Noble Audio's K10U Aluminium is now shipping

NEWS: Noble Audio's K10U Aluminium is now shipping

High-performance in-ear monitor in the shape of the Kaiser 10U

Furutech updates DaMag demagnetiser

NEWS: Furutech updates DaMag demagnetiser

DeMaga Alpha improves on the good work of its predecessor

Unison Research's new Unico CD Due

NEWS: Unison Research's new Unico CD Due

Hybrid disc spinner combines valves and solid-state devices

Pro-Ject RPM 9 carbon


The minimalist appearance of Pro-Ject’s RPM 9 Carbon deck belies its high-tech design. HFC takes it ...

Cabasse introduces Murano loudspeaker

NEWS: Cabasse introduces Murano loudspeaker

The smallest full-range speaker in the Artis Series

Edwards Audio TT2 SE


This scarlet spinner provides a convincing package for first timers and those returning to vinyl ali...

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May 2016 issue

Welcome to the May 2016 issue of Hi-Fi Choice – the essential guide to getting the best possible sound from your hi-fi, whether you're buying, tuning or tweaking...

If this month’s cover star is anything to go by, hi-res audio is gaining traction among serious audio fans. Audiolab’s hotly anticipated M-DAC+ sits alongside its original M-DAC model – one of our favourite digital-to-analogue-converters since its launch in 2011 – and adds 32-bit/384kHz PCM format support as well as compatibility with DSD64, 128 and 256 music files. It’s undeniably one of the best specified digital-to-analogue-converters around at the price, but how many of us actually own any DSD content? There seems to be a dearth of DSD files of any form around and I suspect that most of us will continue to play just a few hi-res files via USB and a lot more CD-quality material for a good while yet. The launch is undoubtedly seen as an encouraging sign that greater resolution music files are on the way, but it will remain futureproof for a good time to come. Read our four-page In-depth review starting on page 16.          

Also in the May issue:
VPI's Scout Jr turntable, KEF's EGG music system, Tannoy's Mercury 7.2 standmount speakers, plus Astell&Kern's AK380 DAP and Audeze's LCD-3 headphone make up this month's Beautiful System

Group Test:
Six sub-£350 headphones that combine hi-fi cred and style from B&O, Hifiman, Meze, Oppo, Philips and Sennheiser...

Lee Dunkley (Editor, Hi-Fi Choice)

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About Hi-Fi Choice

Hi-Fi Choice magazine has been at the forefront of audio equipment reviews and advice for 40 years. 

Our tagline, "passion for sound", reflects our desire to find the latest and greatest affordable audio products on the market today for the home and on the move...

Our philosophy is based around in-depth reviews by some of the UK's leading audio journalists. Central to this is our Blind Listening Group Test where panels of industry members listen to products without any knowledge of the brand or model on test for truly impartial thoughts, backed up by comprehensive test and measurement. carries many of our back reviews and helpful features, plus the latest news and information about the industry. and Hi-Fi Choice magazine are brought to you by AVTech Media Ltd., the UK's newest specialist audio and video media publishing group.

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