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Volume 3 No. 1     January — March 2009


HIFICRITIC Volume 3 No. 1     January — March 2009Reviewed In This Issue
This Issue's Editorial (click here)

Meridian 808i.2 (complete review here)

Rega Apheta

Sumiko Pearwood Celebration II

Dynavector TE Kaitora Rua

Miyajima Shilabe

Koetsu Urushi Sky Blue

Soundsmith Strain Gauge


Kudos C30

Von Schweikert VR-5 Anniversary

Russ Andrews Zapperator

PS Audio Power Plant Premier

Russ Andrews 50VA Balanced mains

Townshend Stella Stands

Seven New Speakers Cables

Meridian F80

Razer Mako


Riping Yarns
What’s the best way to rip CDs onto your computer?
Malcolm Steward investigates

High Five
Five high end moving-coil cartridges reviewed in depth

Apodising Meridian (complete review here)
Martin Colloms scrutinises Meridian ’s top 808i.2 CD player with its radical digital filter

Compare & Contrast
Two very different serious new speakers from PMC and Kudos

Floating On Air (And Springs)
Do Townshend’s isolating speaker stands help avoid disturbing family and neighbours?

Quieting The Mains
PS Audio’s radical new solution to mains pollution investigated

Look, No Magnets
Paul Messenger describes the beginning of a love affair with the Soundsmith strain gauge cartridge

Von Schweikert VR-5 Anniversary
A classic US high end reference given the Colloms twice over

Music & More



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