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Integrated amplifiers

YBA Heritage CD100/A100

YBA Heritage CD100/A100

HFC samples a distinctive CD player and integrated amplifier setup that combines Gallic flair and gr...

Audia Flight  FL Three S

Audia Flight FL Three S

HFC takes flight as he enjoys the stylish, sweet-sounding, warm-running Audia Flight FL Three S inte...

Arcam SA20

Arcam SA20

Arcam has thrown its hat firmly back into the two-channel ring with the arrival of its new HDA Serie...

Outboard DACs

iFi Audio xDSD

iFi Audio xDSD

HFC checks out a next-generation, portable DAC/headphone amplifier, but is it a challenger to Chord’...

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

Network Media Players

Auralic Aries G1

Auralic Aries G1

Hoping to capture a wider audience, Auralic unveils a lower-cost version of its impressive Aries G2 ...

Cambridge Audio CXN V2

Cambridge Audio CXN V2

Cambridge has made a few key operational adjustments to its mid-range network music player. HFC gets...

Roon Nucleus+

Roon Nucleus+

Roon’s hardware box promises to streamline your digital music experience. HFC gets to grips with thi...

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...

Loudspeakers

Monitor Audio Studio

Monitor Audio Studio

A new direction for MA sees an unusual combination of high-end performance in a no-frills design. ...

Elipson Prestige Facet 14F

Elipson Prestige Facet 14F

Known for its lifestyle designs, HFC is enchanted by the iconic French brand’s more conventional ent...

Jamo S 805

Jamo S 805

Meet the smallest floorstander in Jamo’s new Studio 8 range. HFC finds out if its heart is bigger th...

Turntables / Arms / Cartridges

Jelco TK-950S

Jelco TK-950S

The latest tonearm from the Japanese specialist comes under the HFC spotlight

Pro-Ject Debut III  S Audiophile

Pro-Ject Debut III S Audiophile

As Pro-Ject continues to expand its most popular turntable range, HFC checks out the Debut III S Aud...

Rega Planar 1 Plus

Rega Planar 1 Plus

In a move towards convenience, Rega adds a phono stage to its entry-level model. HFC finds out how t...

All-in-one Systems

Sonoro Meisterstück

Sonoro Meisterstück

Sonoro makes a pitch for your living room with this versatile music system for all your sources. HFC...

Cary Audio AiOS

Cary Audio AiOS

Cary Audio’s all-in-one system is an interesting take on a hi-fi credible style system, but does it ...

Tibo SIA75

Tibo SIA75

A promising amplifier with music streaming, HFC looks at what this compact integrated has to offer

Pre/power amplifiers

Leema Acoustics Hydra II Anniversary

Leema Acoustics Hydra II Anniversary

HFC discovers that balance is everything as he gets to grips with the latest incarnation of a powerh...

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...

Phono preamplifiers

Creek OBH-8mk2

Creek OBH-8mk2

Creek’s long-running line of phono preamps has a new addition. HFC is impressed as we put it through...

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...

Cables and Accessories

Audio-Technica ATH-LS70iS

Audio-Technica ATH-LS70iS

As the full-size headphone specialist takes a walk on the in-ear side, HFC puts the ATH-LS70iS to th...

DS Audio ST-50

DS Audio ST-50

An alternative to using a brush, this dip-and-done stylus cleaner looks the business

Audeze LCD2 Classic

Audeze LCD2 Classic

As Audeze gives one of its longest serving champions a refresh, HFC kicks back and listens to the re...

Streaming services

On-demand music

On-demand music

We listen to six of the top music streaming services to see which one hits the right note for audiop...

Latest Equipment

Auralic Aries G1

Hoping to capture a wider audience, Auralic unveils a lower-cost version of its impressive Aries G2 ...

DS Audio ST-50

An alternative to using a brush, this dip-and-done stylus cleaner looks the business

Audio-Technica ATH-LS70iS

As the full-size headphone specialist takes a walk on the in-ear side, HFC puts the ATH-LS70iS to th...

On-demand music

We listen to six of the top music streaming services to see which one hits the right note for audiop...

Tellurium Q Black Waveform HF

Another day, another digital RCA interconnect, but how will this one fare?


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