Best DAC deals 2018

What Hi-Fi write: Digital-to-analogue conversion is perhaps the most critical process you system undertakes – all those ones and zeros are brilliantly easy and convenient to package, but they don’t mean anything to your ears until they’ve been turned into analogue information. Which is where your DAC comes in. But that doesn’t mean you have to break the […]

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Pressed to the Edge: Why vinyl hype is destroying the record

  Thaddeus Herman writes: We have a problem. The music industry has been celebrating a surge of interest in one of its most beloved artifacts: the vinyl record. Major labels are returning to their old business model and are quickly saturating clothes stores, online shops, electronics outlets and international vinyl-themed holidays with reissues of old […]

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Which amp and how much power?

Guest writer from Germany, Lothar Kissinger writes: Well, most of us had to decide this at some time; it remains one of the most discussed topics at many, many fora and blogs. My advice ­– as so many have said before me is to just trust your ears and don’t let anybody tell you what […]

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VPI Prime Signature – test review

What Hi-Fi write How do you improve on what is arguably the best value high-end record player on the market? That question must have taxed the engineering minds at VPI as they tried to improve on the Prime – our Temptations Award winner back in 2015. That deck and arm combination now costs £4200 (up […]

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Best speaker deals 2018

You can have the best hi-fi kit in the world, but without decent speakers you’re never going to achieve sonic nirvana. These are some of the best speakers you can buy – both stereo hi-fi pairs and wireless models – and they all come with a few pennies off our ‘tested at’ price. So if you’re on the hunt […]

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Best DACs

What Hi-Fi? write: A decent digital-to-analogue converter can make your system sing, but an average one means you’re not getting the most from your set-up. These are the best DACs around. Whether you’re after a USB DAC such as the Cyrus soundKey, or more substantial fare made by Oppo or Chord, our round-up has something for you. These are […]

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