By Roy Gregory
5 Paul Messenger — Speakers Corner
6 Harry Pearson — Reviewing Reviewers
10 Roy Gregory — Playing The System
16 Standing Firm...
Hi-Fi Plus show demonstrations in London and Denver
28 Avantgarde Uno Nano Loudspeaker
38 Sonics Amerigo Loudspeaker
44 Adam HM2 Loudspeaker
48 Ayre KX-R Pre-amplifier
58 conrad-johnson Classic Pre-amplifier
62 Plinius M8 Line-stage and 5A201 Power Amp
68 Chord Electronics QBD-76 DAC
74 PS Audio Digital Link DAC
78 Cambridge Audio azur DacMagic-B
82 Cain & Cain Abby Loudspeaker
86 TLA Shin Power Amp
90 Nordost Odin Power Cords
94 Epos M22i Loudspeaker
98 Accuphase E-213 Integrated Amplifier
Learning the ropes with Lyra’s Erodian moving-coil step-up transformer and sending the
resident Wadia 816se away to finishing school with the Great Northern Sound Company.
107 Interview — Krzysztof Penderecki
The influential avant-garde composer reaches his 75th birthday
113 More Records Of The Year...
Who handed in their homework late?
118 Pop and Contemporary Music
122 Audiophile and Classical Recordings
124 Primal Scream...
The powerful voice and presence of Beth Hart
128 Every Home Should Have One...
The inimitable B-52s
81 Back Issues
97 Hi-Fi+ Awards Calendar
127 Advertisers Index