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Hi-Fi+ Magazine
Issue 86      February 2012


hi-fi+ Issue 86 February 2012    Hi-fi+ is a 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: Why Do We Compare?
Article By Alan Sircom

5 Incoming! Your letters and email

82 Alan Sircom: Music Matters


20 C22 PMC TWENTY24: floorstanding loudspeaker

26 ICON AUDIO S60 MK II: valve integrated/power amp 

32 FOCAL ELECTRA 1008 BE: standmount loudspeaker

36 MAGNUM DYNALAB MD 801: internet DAB/FM tuner

42 MARTINLOGAN ELECTROMOTION ESL: electrostatic loudspeaker

48 SPENDOR A3: floorstanding loudspeaker

52 LINN AKURATE DS: media renderer/digital source

59 ELECTROCOMPANIET EMP1/S, EC4.8, AW250-R: SACD/CD, preamp and power amp

66 MUSICAL FIEDLITY M1DAC/M1HPA: DAC and headphone amp system

70 PHONAK PFE 232: in-ear headphone/headset

77 THE CHORD COMPANY SARUM: interconnect cable

81 GET BETTER SOUND: installation tutorial DVD


10 CES 2012: Live from Las Vegas! The latest hot hi-fi from around the planet

19 COMPUTER AUDIO: The Beginner’s Guide Pt.2



96 EVERY HOME SHOULD HAVE ONE: Richard Fontaine – High Country


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91 Advertisers Index


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