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Australian Hi-Fi Magazine July / August 2018


Australian Hi-Fi Magazine July / August 2018


    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.



3 Editor's Lead-In
What's the difference between a cable demonstration at a hi-fi show and a magic trick? It's the bit where the magician says abracadabra!


6 Sound Bites
NAD HP70, Sennheiser CX Sport, Shure V15 Type IV, Soulines Kubrick DCX, Vitus Audio RI-101, Parasound Halo JC5, iFi-Audio DCiPurifier2, McIntosh MCD600, Melco D100, NAD C316 BEEV2, Chartwell LS6, SME Synergy, Gryphon Sonett, Sound Acoustics LF70, AudioNet SAM 20SE, Focal Listen Wireless Chic, Gold Note IS-1000.


18 Obituary
David Wilson was the first person to build a 'high-end' loudspeaker, paving the way for a whole new category in loudspeaker design.


20 Hi-Fi Deconstructed
Rod Easdown recalls technologies whose use could result in children going blind.


38 High End Munich 2018
Jason Kennedy packed his bling blinkers to manage the madness of reporting on the world's biggest high-end hi-fi event.


76 Sound Travels
Tom Waters of the Sydney Audio Club interviews an audiophile whose domain is definitely at the high-end of the high end!


88 Behind The Scenes
Tivoli Hi-Fi has been in Hawthorn for 36 years, but recent changes mean that although the store is at the same address, it's a now a whole new destination!


93 Book Review
Janis Ian's autobiography, Society's Child, doesn't pull any punches and also proves she's just as good a writer as she is a song-writer


Australian Hi-Fi Magazine July / August 2018


Equipment Reviews
17 Sennheiser HD 660 S Headphones
The successor to the HD 650 home headphone throws your musical windows wide open...


22 Rega Planar 6 Turntable
Rega intends the Planar 6 to lead the way, rather than merely offer middle-ground for upgraders...


26 Dynaudio Sub 3 Subwoofer
New driver, new amplifier, new cabinet, better sound... what's not to like?


30 Revel F-208 Loudspeakers
So accurately, so musical and so natural-sounding that you'll be captivated... but maybe not from the outset!


82 Nagra Classic Preamp & Classic Amp
If your tastes lean to the unusual and the exotic, and you like your hi-fi to be hand-made in Switzerland, look no further.


94 Yamaha HPH-W200 Headphones
Wonderful performance, exceptional value, and you can go wired for quality or wireless for convenience.


96 Super Fidelity
Some newly recorded high-res works, some classics re-mastered and not forgetting the delights of black vinyl. It's all here...


98 Top Picks
From Camp Cope to Jack White, through Eat Your Heart Out, Ill Natured, Thornhill and Tom Lyncoln. New music at its best!


100 Jazz Track
Expand your jazz vocabulary with these six selections by John Shand, not the least of which is the enigmatic 'My Name Is Nobody'


102 Blu-ray Reviews
Cliff Richard has been in the news lately, thanks to him suing the BBC. Will this help sales of these two Blu-ray releases?




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