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Hi-Fi World    April 2016

 

Hi-Fi World April 2016

    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!

 

3 In This Month's Issue...
We've Got A Great Issue This Month
Article By Noel Keywood

 

6 How We Test
Here's how we tested products for this issue. Our reviews have unique insight, through state-of-the-art measurement.

 

7 News
Words from the world...

 

26 Mail
Seven pages of your views, wonderful as always...

 

25 Competition 
Your chance to win a pair of Spendor D1s worth 1795.

 

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

 

52 World standards
Updated guide to the latest and greatest hi-fi hardware on sale.

 

Loudspeakers
15 Dali Rubicon 5 loudspeakers
A floorstander with ribbon tweeter and dome midrange 
Captures the interest of Jon Myles.

 

63 Naim Mu-So QB wireless music system 
Naim go for a wider market with their new Mu-So QB, 
They explain to Jon Myles.

 

80 Kef Egg wireless speakers
Kef use their high quality Uni-Q drive unit in a new
And affordable powered loudspeaker Jon Myles finds.

 

Digital
34 FiiO x7 digital portable player
Fiio launch a new premier player, the X7. 
Noel Keywood looks closely at it and its matching K5 dock. 

 

45 Icon Audio CDX 2 CD player
As CD players grow ever rarer icon offer their CDX 2 with valve output stage. Noel Keywood listens in.

 

Amplification
19 Pro-Ject Maia DS My Audio integrated amplifier 
Martin pipe spends time with a natty little Class D, do-it-all amplifier. 

 

40 The Bespoke Audio pre-amplifier
Jon Myles listens to a passive preamplifier built by hand in Hastings.

 

92 Fosgate Signature tube headphone amplifier
Fosgate's new headphone amplifier blends valves and solid-state for a big sound, says Jon Myles.

 

Cables
82 Black Rhodium Titan power cable
Cables guru Jon Myles uses a new quality power connector.

 

Soundbites
105 Russ Andrews Superfuse/Power Supply
Paul Rigby looks at a fascinating power supply.

 

Features
59 Headroom Show
Noel Keywood and Jon Myles both visit London's headroom show.

 

Olde Worlde
83 Goldring Lenco GL75 turntable
Martin pipe spins a classic idler drive turntable.

 

Vinyl
10 SMD Acoustics v2.0 Idler drive turntable
Noel Keywood listens to a brand new UK idler drive turntable.

 

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

 

99 Cyrus Audio Phono Signature and PSX-R2 power supply
Paul Rigby enjoys a complex new phonostage from Cyrus.

 

103 Audiophile book
Paul Rigby on the latest tome for enthusiasts.

 

Headphones
51 B&W P3 headphones
Jon Myles gives his ears a treat with new B&W 'phones.

 

Music
70 Audiophile CD
Paul Rigby rounds up the latest audiophile CD releases.

 

102 And 114 Classic Cuts 
Lush and their album split; cream and Disraeli gears.

 

And More...
86 World Classics
Brilliant designs that have stood the test of time...

 

73, 75, 77, And 79 Opinion
The team get to grips with matters music, hi-fi and life!

 

106 Dial-A-Dealer
A comprehensive guide to UK hi-fi retailers

 

111 Classifieds
Second-hand bargains

 

112 Next month
What we hope to bring you in the next sizzling issue...

 

113 Advertisers' index

 

 

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