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Hi-Fi World     April 2019

 

Hi-Fi World April 2019

 

    Hi-Fi World is an independently owned and run specialist hi-fi magazine, started by Noel Keywood, a highly respected technical journalist of thirty five years standing. Dedicated to equipment of all types, the emphasis is on 'affordable audiophile' kit which doesn't have to be expensive, but has to perform. Our readership is worldwide and diverse in nature, but all share a passion for music and the desire to hear it as enjoyably as possible. Run by enthusiasts for enthusiasts, our commitment shows in everything from the rigorous technical measurements we undertake on almost every product reviewed to the weird and wonderful editorial mix. No product is too small or obscure; old and new, budget or high end, if it's great then Hi-Fi World will say so!

 

Regulars
3 What's Within This Issue Of Hi-Fi World
Editorial By Noel Keywood

 

7 News
Words from the world...

 

15 Competition 
Your chance to win a Quad Artera Play+ CD player worth 1,195.

 

36 Mail
Six pages of your views, wonderful as always...

 

Loudspeakers
10 KEF R5 Loudspeakers
KEF's new reference series floorstander gets noel Keywood's attention.

 

34 Acoustic Energy AE300 Stand-Mounts
Jon Myles checks out new 'speakers from a company that always excites.

 

47 Samsung AKG VL5 Wireless Smart Speaker
This loudspeaker talks to you. Jon Myles listens.

 

Hi-Fi World April 2019

 

Digital
18 Chord Electronics Hugo TT2 DAC
The latest high-end DAC from UK mega-experts. Noel Keywood listens.

 

25 Chord Electronics Hugo M Scaler
A one-million tap digital filter. Noel Keywood explains. 

 

Amplification
42 Musical Fidelity M2SCD CD Player / M2si Integrated Amplifier
Martin Pipe tackles a budget combo.

 

Cables
52 Atlas Asimi
Jon Myles listens to a loudspeaker and interconnect cable that is truly high-end, in price and performance.

 

Features
32 Roon Music Software
What is Roon? Noel Keywood explains and gives a user experience of this music cataloging and distribution software.

 

Olde Worlde
58 Prism DAC
Martin Pipe looks at an old fave DAC.

 

Vinyl
80 News 
All the latest and greatest vinyl releases for you, from the pen of Paul Rigby.

 

83 Dual CS 460 Turntable
A revived automatic vinyl spinner from German dual. Noel Keywood takes it easy.

 

89 Pro-Ject Phono Box S2 Ultra 
Martin Pipe checks out a new discrete transistor phono stage from vinyl specialist Pro-Ject.

 

93 Audiophile Book
The final days of EMI. Paul Rigby reviews a book on the great company's downfall.

 

And More...
55 Subscriptions
Ensure your copy every month and save money too!

 

62 Audiophile CD
Paul Rigby rounds up the latest audiophile CD releases.

 

65, 67, 69, 71, And 73 Opinion
The team get to grips with matters music, hi-fi and life!

 

74 World Classics
Brilliant designs that have stood the test of time...

 

92 Dial-A-Dealer
A comprehensive guide to UK hi-fi retailers.

 

95 Classifieds
Second-hand bargains.

 

96 Next Month
What we hope to bring you in the next sizzling issue...

 

97 Advertisers' Index

 

98 Classic Cuts
Leo Sayer's Just A Boy, reviewed by Paul Rigby.

 

 

 


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