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Hi-Fi World    September 2014


Hi-Fi World September 2014    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... The Success Of LPs Today
Article By Noel Keywood

7 News: Words from the world...

27 Mail: Nine pages of your views, wonderful as always...

44 Subscriptions: Ensure your copy every month and save money too!

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


25 Beatles Session
Noel Keywood heads to the famous abbey road studios in London to hear the first UK presentation of the forthcoming the Beatles in mono LPs.

49 Direct To Disc
Paul Rigby gets the low-down on ex-white stripes' man Jack White's direct to disc vinyl operation, in Nashville, USA.


10 Yamaha NS-F901 Soavo Loudspeakers
Noel Keywood is impressed by Yamaha's latest floorstanding loudspeakers.

40 Graham Audio BBC Licence LS5/9 Monitor Loudspeaker
A classic BBC design from 30 years ago still has the magic to make sweet music, says Jon Myles.

46 Bayan Audio X3 Soundbook
Jon Myles goes out and about with Bayan's latest portable Bluetooth loudspeaker.

66 Sony SRS-X9 Hi-Res Wireless Loudspeaker
Sony's latest soundbar 'speaker system packs a lot into a small space, says Jon Myles.


22 World Designs HD3S Headphone Amplifier
Tony Bolton dons his headphones and listens in to world design's latest amplifier.

53 Arcam FMJ AVR 750 AV Receiver
Noel Keywood gets to grips with Arcam's new feature-packed AV receiver.


60 Oldeworlde reel to reel.
Tony Bolton rediscovers the joys of Technics RS-1500 reel-to-reel tape deck.


15 Parasound Halo CD1
Martin Pipe is seduced by the music-making abilities of Parasound's up-market CD player.

36 Resonessense Invinca Mirus DAC
Resonessence's new hi-tech DAC is a star performer, Jon Myles discovers.

58 Pro-Ject USB BOX S+
Pro-Ject's latest USB DAC makes a big impression on Jon Myles.


62 Audiophile Vinyl : Paul Rigby rounds up the latest audiophile vinyl releases.

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

83 Thorens TD209 Turntable
Tony Bolton takes Thorens' latest turntable for a spin.

89 Accessories: Vital vinyl accessories reviewed by Tony Bolton.


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

91 Competition: Your chance to win a Ortofon quintet bronze cartridge worth 499!

93 Classifieds: Two pages of second-hand bargains.

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

97 Advertisers' Index

98 Classic Cuts: Paul Rigby on the impressions.


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