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Integrated amplifiers

Ming Da Piccolo

Ming Da Piccolo

Lounge around to the soothing sound of Ming Da's new Piccolo £995 integrated valve amplifier

Roksan blak

Roksan blak

EXCLUSIVE REVIEW new blak integrated amplifier from UK hi-fi specialist Roksan

Ming Da Dynasty Duet 300 Plus

Ming Da Dynasty Duet 300 Plus

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

Myryad Z40

Myryad Z40

Looking for a very flexible headphone amp for late-night listening? The Z40 might just be the model ...

PS Audio Sprout

PS Audio Sprout

With Bluetooth and vinyl bases covered, the stylish Sprout mini-integrated has plenty on offer. Andr...

Outboard DACs

Chord Electronics Hugo 2 DAC headphone amplifier

Chord Electronics Hugo 2 DAC headphone amplifier

HFC listens to Chord’s Hugo 2, which promises the world and pretty much delivers

World Exclusive Review: Audiolab M-DAC+

World Exclusive Review: Audiolab M-DAC+

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

Hegel HD30

Hegel HD30

Can Hegel’s new DAC emulate the light and shade of Norway’s midnight sun and polar nights?

Chord Electronics Hugo - £1,400

Chord Electronics Hugo - £1,400

Sounding like no other digital convertor that David Price has heard, Chord's DAC/headphone amp is a ...

B.M.C PureDAC - £1,290

B.M.C PureDAC - £1,290

Followers of fashion know that DAC/preamps are all the rage, and with the PureDAC, it's justifiably ...

Network Media Players

Stream genie

Stream genie

Introducing the cute and sensibly priced network streamer that has some interesting additional featu...

Questyle QP1R

Questyle QP1R

Combining high-end build with old school design, this hi-res player does things a little differently

Cabasse Stream Source - £299

Cabasse Stream Source - £299

The Cabasse Stream Source is a neat hub that unleashes music from networked devices. Lee Dunkley che...

Primare NP30 - £2,000

Primare NP30 - £2,000

Music streaming Swedish style, Andrew Simpson hits the download button on Primare's network player

Astell & Kern AK240 - £2,200

Astell & Kern AK240 - £2,200

Built like a battleship, the AK240 is Astell & Kern's most sensational portable hi-res player yet. A...

CD / SACD / DVD / BD players

Cyrus CD XT Signature - £1,750

Cyrus CD XT Signature - £1,750

For those looking for their best - and likely last - ever CD transport, Cyrus gives you its CD Xt Si...

Rega Saturn-R CD player/DAC - £1,580

Rega Saturn-R CD player/DAC - £1,580

Could we really be facing the final days of CD? If so, this could be the player to save the day reck...

Creek Evolution 50CD - £950

Creek Evolution 50CD - £950

The latest affordably priced Creek CD player is the Evolution 50CD. David Price thinks it chooses it...

Marantz CD6005/PM6005 - £350/£380

Marantz CD6005/PM6005 - £350/£380

It's finally time for Marantz's budget CD player and amplifier to get a refresh and David Price is s...

Audiolab 8200CDQ - £950

Audiolab 8200CDQ - £950

Richard Black tests the preamp-equipped 8200CDQ player/DAC from Audiolab, and finds himself falling ...

Loudspeakers

Q Acoustics Concept 500 floorstanding speakers

Q Acoustics Concept 500 floorstanding speakers

What happens when a successful entry-level speaker brand goes upmarket? HFC finds out

Acoustic Energy, AE1 Active loudspeaker

Acoustic Energy, AE1 Active loudspeaker

To celebrate Acoustic Energy’s 30th birthday, the iconic AE1 is back, but this time it’s self-powere...

PMC twenty5.21

PMC twenty5.21

Boasting F1-derived technology and some design firsts for the brand, this is a seriously clever spea...

Audiovector QR 1

Audiovector QR 1

The Danes know a thing or two about making speakers, but even by their high standards this standmoun...

Wharfedale Reva-2

Wharfedale Reva-2

What happens when you take a budget gem and reimagine it as a glossy premium standmount?

Turntables / Arms / Cartridges

Rega Planar 6 with Ania MC cartridge

Rega Planar 6 with Ania MC cartridge

UK-exclusive first review of Rega’s Planar 6

Technics SL-1200/1210GR

Technics SL-1200/1210GR

Based on the flagship SL-1200G turntable, this more affordable GR model has one priceless advantage

Elipson Omega 100 RIAA BT

Elipson Omega 100 RIAA BT

The Omega flagship shows that an extensive spec need not come at the expense of performance

Sony PS-HX500

Sony PS-HX500

The latest affordable turntable to hit the market heralds a return for a big name, but with sophista...

Pro-Ject RPM 9 carbon

Pro-Ject RPM 9 carbon

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

All-in-one Systems

Devialet Gold Phantom

Devialet Gold Phantom

The third member of the Devialet Phantom family is the most extreme and ambitious. We've never heard...

Plato Class A

Plato Class A

The original Plato media server set the bar for do-it-all features, and here it’s back for more...

Mass Fidelity Core

Mass Fidelity Core

The compact wireless loudspeaker that packs a mighty punch

Yamaha MCR-N870D

Yamaha MCR-N870D

On the face of it, Yamaha’s latest music system looks fairly conventional but in fact it is anything...

Geneva Aerosphère Large

Geneva Aerosphère Large

Geneva’s globe on a pole might look like designer furniture, but it also aims to cut the sonic musta...

Pre/power amplifiers

Oppo HA-1  - £1,099

Oppo HA-1 - £1,099

Ostensibly, Oppo's new HA-1 is designed to partner its superb PM-1 headphones, but it's so much more...

Parasound ZCD/ZPRE2/ZAMP - £400/£400/£350

Parasound ZCD/ZPRE2/ZAMP - £400/£400/£350

Parasound has launched its new Z Custom Series audio units designed for the home. Neville Roberts ch...

Cambridge Audio Azur 851D - £1,000

Cambridge Audio Azur 851D - £1,000

For digital devotees who need every base covered, Cambridge Audio has its new 851D DAC/preamplifier....

Nytech Audio CP132/CPS102/CPA401 - £1,972

Nytech Audio CP132/CPS102/CPA401 - £1,972

Nytech is back with its new preamp/power supply/power amp combination. Lucky David Price is the firs...

Parasound Halo P5 - £999

Parasound Halo P5 - £999

In today's preamplifier world, you've got to be all things to all men - and Parasound's P5 attempts ...

Phono preamplifiers

Icon Audio PS3 MkII - £2,499

Icon Audio PS3 MkII - £2,499

When it comes to reviewing 'no expense spared' valve amplifiers, only one man's up to the job: Nevil...

Creek Wyndsor	Phono - £1,500

Creek Wyndsor Phono - £1,500

Creek has upped the ante with its first no compromise phono stage, Jason Kennedy puts the new Wyndso...

Primare R32 - £850

Primare R32 - £850

Primare's beautifully built, full-width phono stage is the perfect partner for serious vinyl systems...

Dynavector P-75 MkII - £595

Dynavector P-75 MkII - £595

Can a humble cartridge-maker craft the perfect phono stage? Dynavector's radical P-75 looks to invig...

Linn Uphorik - £1,850

Linn Uphorik - £1,850

In this exclusive review Jimmy Hughes looks at Linn's new 'universal' phono stage and discovers a mu...

Cables and Accessories

Audeze iSINE 10

Audeze iSINE 10

The worlds first planar magnetic in-ear looks innovative. We take a listen to see how it performs

Rock Jaw Audio Resonate in-ear headphone

Rock Jaw Audio Resonate in-ear headphone

In-ear headphone expertly balances performance and price

Vifa Oslo

Vifa Oslo

Bluetooth speakers come in all shapes and sizes, and this one simply oozes Scandinavian charm

Pioneer XDP-100R

Pioneer XDP-100R

Pioneer brings all of its audio expertise to hi-res audio with the world's first MQA-ready portable ...

AKG N90Q noise-cancelling headphones

AKG N90Q noise-cancelling headphones

Enter a world of your own with flagship noise-cancelling sound-optimising headphones from AKG

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