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Hi-Fi World     May 2021

 

Hi-Fi World May 2021

 

    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 From The Editor....
Reviews Within This Issue Of Hi-Fi World
We have some special reviews for you within this month's Hi-Fi World.
Editorial By Noel Keywood

 

7 News
Words from the world...

 

15 Competition 
Your chance to win Esprit Beta loudspeaker cables worth 580.

 

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

 

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

 

Soundbites
75 Hart Vinyl Brush / Russ Andrews Stasis Super Clean Brush
Martin Pipe on two important accessories for vinylistas.

 

Olde Worlde
45 QED A270 Integrated Amplifier
The full background to QED's early 1990s A270 amplifier researched by Martin Pipe.

 

Hi-Fi World May 2021

 

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

 

69 Ortofon Per Windfeld Ti MC Cartridge
A high-end moving coil cartridge built with a slim titanium body. Noel Keywood takes it for a spin.

 

73 Soundeck Platter Mat
Martin Pipe tweaks his turntable with a special platter mat.

 

75 Hart Vinyl Brush / Russ Andrews Stasis Super Clean Brush
Don't forget those small but important accessories when spinning LP. Every little bit helps says Martin Pipe. 

 

77 Audiophile Book 
The lyrics of Syd Barrett, a book that helps Paul Rigby understand early Pink Floyd songs. 

 

Loudspeakers
10 Focal Chora 806 Loudspeakers
Slatefiber cones give this stand mounting loudspeaker clear and accurate sound says Noel Keywood.

 

38 B&W 607 S2 Anniversary Edition Bookshelf Speakers
The vivid sound of B&W, courtesy of continuum cone technology, in a small bookshelf loudspeaker. Noel Keywood listens.

 

Digital
17 Topping e30 DAC
Chris Frankland listens in to a high technology ESS equipped DAC and likes what he hears.

 

Amplification
34 Moonriver Audio Model 404 Integrated Amplifier
From Sweden comes a specialist analogue amplifier tuned for fine sound, Noel Keywood finds.

 

Cables
42 Black Rhodium Quickstep S Loudspeaker Cables
Martin Pipe enjoys loudspeaker cables from Black Rhodium.

 

Headphones
22 L'Acoustics Creations Contour XO Earbuds
Martin Pipe explains what makes these in-ear phones so sensitive and unusual.

 

64 Focal Clear MG Headphones
Focal release quality headphones designed for professional use. Expert Martin Pipe listens closely to what they offer.

 

And More...
56 Audiophile Vinyl
Paul Rigby rounds up the latest audiophile vinyl releases.

 

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

 

49, 51, 53, And 55 Opinion
The team get to grips with matters music, hi-fi and life!

 

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

 

79 Classifieds
Second-hand bargains.

 

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

 

81 Advertisers' Index

 

82 Classic Cuts
Byzantium, a band from the 1970s that produced fine music, says Paul Rigby.

 

 

 


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