Written By: James Michael Hughes

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Vertere Acoustics MG-1 MkII Turntable Review

James Michael Hughes takes this beautiful high-end turntable, arm and cartridge combination for a spin…

Posted in: Applause Awards 2022 Turntables Hi-Fi

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Elipson P1F Preamp & A2700 Power Amplifier Review

James Michael Hughes is seduced by this chic Parisienne pre/power combination…

Posted in: Amplifiers Power Amplifiers Preamplifiers Applause Awards 2022 Hi-Fi

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Jadis I-70 Tube Integrated Amplifier Review

James Michael Hughes is thunderstruck by this premium-priced integrated tube amplifier…

Posted in: Amplifiers Integrated Amplifier Applause Awards 2022 Hi-Fi

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Audia Flight FLS9 Integrated Amplifier Review

James Michael Hughes thinks this stylish Italian integrated amplifier presents a near-perfect face to the world…

Posted in: Amplifiers Integrated Amplifier Applause Awards 2022 Hi-Fi

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ATC SCM11 Standmount Loudspeaker Review

It's a case of less is more with this compact standmounter from an iconic UK pro audio specialist, says James Michael Hughes…

Posted in: Applause Awards 2022 Loudspeakers Bookshelf / Standmount Hi-Fi

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Pro-Ject X8 Turntable and DS3 B Phono Box Review

James Michael Hughes is most impressed by this balanced turntable/ phono stage combination…

Posted in: Amplifiers Phono Preamplifiers Applause Awards 2022 Turntables Phono Cartridges Hi-Fi

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Technics SU-R1000 Integrated Amplifier Review

Is this flagship integrated amplifier one of the most advanced, innovative, and best sounding we've seen for decades? James Michael Hughes decides…

Posted in: Amplifiers Integrated Amplifier Applause Awards 2022 Hi-Fi

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Topping Audio E50/ PA5 Review

James Michael Hughes auditions this cute, compact and highly affordable DAC/preamp and power amp combination…

Posted in: Amplifiers Power Amplifiers Applause Awards 2022 DACs Hi-Fi

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HiFi Rose RS250 Network Streamer Review

James Michael Hughes thinks this flower in the hi-fi garden is blooming good…

Posted in: Applause Awards 2022 Sources Streamers Hi-Fi

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PrimaLuna EVO 100 DAC Review

It's a DAC, Jim, and exactly as we used to know it – says James Michael Hughes…

Posted in: Applause Awards 2022 DACs Hi-Fi

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Copland CSA70 Integrated Amplifier Review

James Michael Hughes says this affordable audiophile amplifier is a great Danish design…

Posted in: Amplifiers Integrated Amplifier Applause Awards 2022 Hi-Fi

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Klipsch Cornwall IV Floorstanding Loudspeaker Review

James Michael Hughes ends his thirty-year quest for a dream loudspeaker with this distinctive design…

Posted in: Applause Awards 2021 Loudspeakers Floorstanding Hi-Fi