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Hi-Fi World     February 2020

 

Hi-Fi World February 2020

 

    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
Old and new vie with one another nowadays....
Editorial By Noel Keywood

 

7 News
Words from the world...

 

15 Competition 
Your chance to win an Audio Technica OC9x SL cartridge worth 660.

 

20 Subscriptions
Ensure your copy every month and save money too!

 

27 Mail
Five pages of your views, wonderful as always...

 

Amplification
10 McIntosh MA352 Hybrid Valve Amplifier
Transistor power but with valve sound. Noel Keywood checks out a new hybrid amplifier from McIntosh.

 

Loudspeakers
16 Acoustic Energy AE500 Standmounts
Jon Myles auditions new quality standmount loudspeakers from acoustic energy.

 

43 Klipsch Heritage The Sixes Wireless Powered Speakers
All-in-one loudspeakers that need nothing other than a source and can even be LP. Jon Myles is impressed.

 

Hi-Fi World February 2020

 

Digital
23 FiiO M11 Pro Hi-Resolution Player
Portable Hi-Res Audio players don't come much more sophisticated than this affordable little marvel. Noel Keywood listens.

 

34 Mutech MC3+USB Smart Clock
A neat little box of tricks for cleaning up digital. Technically challenging, but does the job noel Keywood finds.

 

55 Audio Direct Beam Portable USB / DAC
Martin Pipe checks out a new mini-DAC.

 

75 Technics SL-G700 Network / SACD Player
A complex new digital player that plays SACD, CD and most other digital sources. Noel Keywood investigates.

 

79 Melco N10 EX Series 
Jon Myles looks closely at the latest update to Melco's N10 audiophile network storage drive.

 

Olde Worlde
50 Aiwa DAT HD-S1
Martin Pipe looks in detail at what lay behind one of the earliest digital recorders to hit the audio market.

 

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

 

83 Chord Electronics Huei Phonostage
A glitzy new MM / MC phono stage with rumble filter gets Noel Keywood's attention.

 

86 Pro-Ject Vinyl Cleaner
Martin Pipe comes clean about vinyl.

 

87 Pro-Ject Sweep Brush Cleaner
Sweep dirt and fluff away, Martin Pipe says.

 

93 Audiophile Book
Paul Rigby reviews The Beatles Get Back To Abbey Road.

 

Headphones
39 B&W PX7 Wireless MC Headphones
Headphone expert Martin Pipe goes wireless with the latest 'phones from B&W.

 

And More...
56 World Standards
Updated guide to the latest and greatest hi-fi hardware on sale.

 

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!

 

88 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
Dire Straits first album, Dire Straits, reviewed by Paul Rigby.

 

 

 


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