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Hi-Fi World    July 2017


Hi-Fi World July 2017

    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!


4 Editorial: Music Streaming Gear And Lossless Audio Bits
Article By Noel Keywood


7 News
Words from the world...


21 Competition 
Your chance to win a pair of Quadral Chromium Style 8 loudspeakers worth £1750


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


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


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


11 Quadral Rubin Loudspeakers
Budget floorstanders from Quadral of Germany: Jon Myles listens.


39 Polk Signature S15 Bookshelf Loudspeaker
A new bookshelf speaker from the us reviewed by Jon Myles.


22 Melco N1a MK2 Network Music Storage Drive
Stream from a drive with a difference, like expert Jon Myles.


19 Ifi iOne Nano Bluetooth USB / DAC
A small desktop DAC impresses Jon Myles.


63 Yamaha WXAD-10 Streamer Adapter
A budget streamer that everyone can afford, says Jon Myles.


Hi-Fi World July 2017


15 OPPO HA-2 SE Headphone Amplifier
Top quality headphone sound on the move, by Noel Keywood.


54 Streaming Feature
Noel Keywood and Jon Myles provide a jargon free guide to streaming.


43 Mixx Audio S3 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
And alarm clock/Russ Andrews mains purifier
Paul Rigby listens to some novel accessories.


91 Slate Solid Audio Slate Platter Mat / Airbourne Cork & Rubber Mat
Noel Keywood and Paul Rigby check out vinyl upgrades.


Olde Worlde
51 Yamaha MCX-1000 Music Server
Martin Pipe looks back at streaming in 2003.


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


83 McIntosh MP1100 Phono Stage
An exotic phono stage reviewed by Noel Keywood.


89 Audiophile Book
Paul Rigby reads Sgt Peppers, covering the Beatle's classic album.


93 Noble Audio Sage earbuds
Jon Myles listens to hi-tech in-ear phones.


And More…
60 Audiophile CD
Paul Rigby rounds up the latest audiophile CD releases.


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


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


90 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 
Bill Wyman's monkey grip, 1974, spun by Paul Rigby.N



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