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It seems to me that US magazines have now set themselves to compete against web freebies involving often a single 'reviewer' with face-book like 'followers'. Pile em high prices don't lead to better finances or better journalism and open them up much more to advertising muscle. The Stereophile group even competes with itself via Stereophile and Audiostream.

Those who follow the advice of freebies pay nothing, yet they are exposed to the lures of instant 'best whatever' awards on reviewed products made by a single person.

For the cost of audio these days, the cost of HiFiNews is nothing, and if one is in Britain, one can even get useful free gifts on renewal!

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  Kimber Kable  

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