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Volume 9 No. 1
January / February / March 2015


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HIFICRITIC Volume 9 Number 1 January / February / March 2015
2 The Importance Of Reviews
Editorial By Paul Messenger

4 Stan's Safari 29
Stan gets both nostalgic and philosophical this month

33 Linn Kandid
Paul Messenger manages to get hold of a sample of Linn's new high end cartridge

34 PMC Twenty.26
PMC's Twenty.26 looks potentially impressive value for money. Chris Bryant checks it out

38 Devialet And SAM
Martin Colloms tackles the Devialet D200 and then investigates the free SAM software upgrade

46 MF'S Merlin System
Andrew Everard checks out a complete and up-to-date vinyl-based hi-fi system that sells for £1300.

49 Naim’s Statement Pre-Amp
Jon Honeyball supplies first impressions of Naim’s new Statement pre-amplifier

50 Index to Vol 8
Our annual index to Volume 8’s hardware and music reviews and features

52 Favoutire Things
Wendy Clark, from Highend Headphones and HiFi Lounge, picks ten favourite records

54 Jazz / Greg
Greg Drygala's reviews this month recall the influential Eric Dolphy, who died in 1964

56 Classical / Anderson
Colin Anderson picks a selection of recent classical recordings

58 Rock / Finn
The Chord Company’s Nigel Finn picks and reviews six recent rock and folk releases

60 Subjective Sounds
Catching up with some of the stuff that had to be left out of this very busy edition



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