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Australian Hi-Fi Magazine July / August 2017


Australian Hi-Fi Magazine July / August 2017


    Since 1969, Australian Hi-Fi Magazine has kept audiophiles up to date on all the latest advances in audio technology and the hi-fi components available to enjoy music. All equipment reviews and music reviews are written by professionals who are experts in their respective fields, and are checked for accuracy by experienced sub-editors. Every audio component reviewed in Australian Hi-Fi Magazine is also independently tested by a NATA-certified test laboratory, whose test results and graphs are published with each review, together with a detailed technical analysis of those results. Australian Hi-Fi Magazine also maintains a complete database of all Australian and New Zealand distributors of hi-fi equipment, along with updated listings of the brands they distribute. Australian Hi-Fi Magazine is published six times a year and on sale at thousands of news agencies throughout Australia and New Zealand, as well as being available in selected audio stores across the country plus International mail and online via digital download.


03 Editor's Lead-In
DSD and Dynamic Range.
You'd better switch on your bullshit detector, because there's plenty flying about!
Editorial By Greg Borrowman


6 Sound Bites
Dali Wireless, Audeze Sine DX, E.A.T. B-Sharp, AM Relaunch, Sonos Playbase, Sennheiser HDV820, Pioneer XDP-30R, Inakustik, Sonic Purity, Audio-Tech DSR7BT, Boulder 3010, Melco 2nd Gen DML, Leica Headphones, Revox, Nagra HD Pre, Rega in Red, Wharfedale Diamond 11, Billie Jorgen Series 5 and more...


76 Sound Travels
Edgar Kramer visits an audiophile who has the good fortune of owning some legendary amplification from the Far East.


84 Show Report: High End 2017
Munich's Hi End Show has eclipsed the USA's CES as the largest and best audio show in the world. Here's why...


91 Interview
Roland Hoffman explains why Dynaudio's new owner has built Europe's largest acoustic chamber and a new HQ in Denmark.


101 Hi-Fi Deconstructed
Rod Easdown has a theory about vinyl. And one about MP3... and one about Diet Coke. You may not agree...


Australian Hi-Fi Magazine July / August 2017


Equipment Reviews
18 Mitchell & Johnson SAP201V Integrated AmpliDAC
A curious name with a curious history, but what a great little amplifier!


26 Castle Avon 4 Loudspeakers
Castle has developed a new twist on the age-old transmission line principle that really works!


30 Pioneer PD-30AE CD Player
How good can a budget-priced CD player get?


36 Pryma 01 Headphones
A new brand? Well, yes... but the company behind it has been around for more than 50 years


38 Boenicke W8 Loudspeakers
Many different paths lead to audio nirvana. With his W8, Sven Boenicke takes one that's less travelled...


80 JL Audio Fathom F112v2 Subwoofer
This is a smooth, immensely powerful and highly musical subwoofer that doesn't take up much space!


94 JPLAY Software for Audio
A unique piece of software targeted directly at audiophiles who want the best sound with computer-stored music.


96 Rock On
Beatles tragic Jez Ford paid good money for his Sgt Peppers anniversary edition. Is he well pleased?


98 Jazz Track
Recently discovered tapes of Bill Evans's 1968 trio have revealed some previously-unheard masterpieces, says John Shand.


99 Super Fidelity
The famous album from 1960, Jazz in the Space Age, is finally available as a digital download in several hi-res formats.


100 Blu-Ray Reviews
The movie Rollerball and Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor are etched in Stephen Dawson's childhood memories... for different reasons.



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