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hi-fi+ ISSUE 217: MARCH 2023


  • Incoming! Your views on all things audio
  • Meet Your Maker We travelled to Athens in search of fine digital audio from Ideon Audio


  • JMF Audio PRS 1.5/HQS 9001 line preamplifier and mono power amplifiers
  • Bowers & Wilkins 705 S3 stand-mount loudspeaker
  • SOULNOTE D-2  digital to analogue converter
  • Audio Research I/50 integrated valve amplifier
  • Triangle Magellan Quatour 40th Anniversary floorstanding loudspeaker
  • AVM CS 8.3 Black Edition integrated system
  • Karan Acoustics Master Collection PHONOb phono stage
  • Ortofon MC Diamond moving coil cartridge
  • Stax SR-X9000/SRM-T8000  electrostatic headphone and headphone amplifier
  • Astell&Kern A&ultima SP3000 portable music player
  • CAD USB II-R USB cable
  • Allnic Audio Mu-8R interconnect cables
  • Synergistic Research Foundation SX loudspeaker and interconnect cables
  • Russ Andrews SuperRouter Signature grounding block


  • A Beginner’s Guide to…  Shoegaze Introspective guitar-led indie rock from the 1990s. The antidote to jangly indie pop and Grunge
  • Andy Fairweather Low The Welsh singer-songwriter and guitarist from Amen Corner
  • The Kynd British 1990s power-pop band on their follow-up second album… 24 years later
  • Music Reviews Contemporary, classical and audiophile music


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