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“One of the very best pre/power combos” Aesthetix Janus and Atlas amplifier among What Hi-Fi?’s recommendations for “the best hi-fi money can buy”

When it comes to investing in your love of music, “sometimes, only the best will do,” says What Hi-Fi? in the magazine’s June issue. If you want (and can afford) the best sound possible, What Hi-Fi?’s reviewers offer their list of recommended high-end kit. And if it’s the full five stars you’re after, look out for Aesthetix’ Saturn series of amplifiers.

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“Maximise your potential”: Hi-Fi Choice gives DS Audio’s ST-50 stylus cleaner the full five stars

“Making adjustments to your system to release previously unheard excellence needn’t break the bank,” says Hi-Fi Choice. DS Audio’s ST-50 stylus cleaner is among the magazine’s top six picks for maximising audio performance.

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“The very definition of what I am seeking today in an integrated amplifier”: The Absolute Sound is over the moon with the Aesthetix Mimas

Built to uncompromising standards, California-based Aesthetix Audio’s hi-fi components fall squarely into the elite separates camp. Only one thing was missing from the company’s stellar line up of ultra high-performance components: an integrated amplifier. Now, Aesthetix has “remedied this in grand style” with its first integrated model, the Mimas. Neil Gader of The Absolute Sound magazine is suitably bowled over.

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“The right box, in the right place, at the right time”: Hi-Fi Plus reviews Exposure’s highly versatile XM CD player

Could Exposure’s XM series of hi-fi components be the gift that just keeps on giving? “When it comes to upping the versatility and value stakes, [Exposure’s] new XM CD player is really three rather fine products in one,” says Roy Gregory, in the latest issue of Hi-Fi Plus.

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Al Schmitt, Ken Kessler, a mystery solved & a classical musical masterclass: latest news from the reel-to-reel rambler

Catch up with the latest news and reviews over at The Reel-to-Reel Rambler, where David Denyer and fellow hi-fi journalists Ken Kessler and Neville Roberts delve into the world of open reel tape.

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A “game-changer” and “a multitude of triumphs”: Ken Kessler celebrates the arrival of DS Audio’s DS-E1 affordable optical phono cartridge

Audiophile and hi-fi journalist Ken Kessler has been a fan of DS Audio’s pioneering optical cartridges since they first appeared on the world hi-fi market four years ago, and has enthusiastically reviewed most of the company’s models. But the new DS-E1 has presented him with something of a dilemma. “It is actually too good… I’m still shaking my head in disbelief.”

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Clearaudio Concept and Innovation decks in What Hi-Fi? vinyl special

Next month’s edition of What Hi-Fi? is a ‘vinyl special’ issue, devoted to the best turntables you can buy. Mull over the magazine’s pick of the spinners, ranging from around £100 all the way up to just shy of £20k. Among them are several award-winning favourites from covetable German analogue experts Clearaudio.

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Power to the people: Furutech’s Roxy & Empire power cables win Hi-Fi Choice’s approval

Furutech’s new power cables are designed for the demanding listener, whether in a professional studio setting or simply enjoying your music at home. Hi-Fi Choice magazine put the Roxy and the Empire cables to the test in its March and April issues, with five-star verdicts all round.
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A breath of sonic fresh air: The Audiophile Man puts Furutech’s DeStat III through some very comprehensive testing

Furutech’s portable Destat III promises to remove static from your hi-fi, and audio and AV media. The Audiophile Man’s Paul Rigby conducts an extremely thorough review. Conclusion? The promise is measurably fulfilled, and delivers a clear improvement in sound quality as a result. Continue reading A breath of sonic fresh air: The Audiophile Man puts Furutech’s DeStat III through some very comprehensive testing

Optical cartridge pioneer DS Audio launches new HS-001 solid headshell

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Firmly at the forefront of “creating the future of analogue music”, Japanese DS Audio has gained a worldwide reputation for its pioneering optical photo cartridges, with rave reviews for their superlative sound. At the same time, the company is also applying its intelligently innovative approach to a number of related audio accessories – first, the excellent ST-50 stylus cleaner, and now, the new HS-001 solid headshell.

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