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Hi-Fi+ Magazine
Issue 62   November 2008

hi-fi+ Issue 62 November 2008    Hi-fi+ is a bi-monthly magazine that is serious about hi-fi. Our articles are intended to help you get the best from your system, rather than simply telling you to buy another one. Our reviews only cover product that we think is worthwhile. You can read more about that by looking at our reviews policy, but lets just say that our attitude to equipment is rather different, and we hope, much more informative. We haven't forgotten that hi-fi is supposed to be fun!


1 Editorial By Roy Gregory

5 Paul Messenger — Speakers Corner

6 Harry Pearson — Reviewing Reviewers

10 Roy Gregory — Playing The System

14 Letters

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


Audio Smorgasbord
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

96 Binders

97 Hi-Fi+ Awards Calendar

101 Subscriptions

127 Advertisers Index


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