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Hi-Fi World    October 2013


Hi-Fi World October 2013    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...
A balance between the expensive, the budget, and the complex.
Editorial By Noel Keywood

6 News
Words From The World...

19 Mail
Seven Pages Of Your Views, Wonderful As Always...

41 Competition 
Your Chance To Win A Timestep T-mc01 Phono Stage Worth 995.

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

45 World Standards
Updated Guide To The Latest And Greatest Hi-fi Hardware On Sale

76 Audiophile CD
Paul Rigby Rounds Up The Latest Audiophile CD Releases

78 World Classics
Brilliant Designs That Have Stood The Test Of Time...

71, 73 & 75 Opinion
The Team Get To Grips With Matters Music, Hi-fi And Life!


14 Sonus Faber Venere 2.5 Loudspeakers
Jon Myles Listens To Some Crafted Italians.

32 Yamaha Ysp-3300 Soundbar
Martin Pipe Listens To A Soundbar Loudspeaker.

67 Q Acoustics Concept 20 Loudspeakers
Quality In A Small Cabinet, At Low Price Jon Myles Finds.


28 Audiolab M-DAC
Jon Myles Finds Filters That Suit His Digital Tastes.


10 Audio Research Vsi75 Valve Amplifier
Noel Keywood Gets His Hands On Hot Tubes.

32 Yamaha Rx-a830 Av Receive
Martin Pipe Listens To Yamaha's Latest Av Receiver.

38 Nuforce Ia-18 Amplifier 
Jon Myles Finds A Class D Amplifier That Impresses.

52 Olympus LS-12/LS-14 Digital Recorders
Noel Keywood Presses The Red Button To Record.

62 Colorfly C4pro
Noel Keywood Uses A High Definition Digital Audio Player.


98 Chord Company
Tony Bolton reviews some tasty new cables.


56 National Audio Show Pre-show Report
Paul Rigby rounds up the goodies to be revealed at Whittlebury.


Olde World
104 Naim Nait Amplifier
Martin Pipe looks at the history of the Naim Nait.


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

86 Origin Live Sovereign Turntable
Paul Rigby spins vinyl using a 12in carbon fibre arm.

93 Rega Carbon Cartridge
Tony Bolton is impressed by a new budget cartridge from Rega.


109 Philips Fidelio X1 Headphones
Noel Keywood Dons High Quality Home 'phones.


Plus More...
96 Dial-A-Dealer
A Comprehensive Guide To UK Hi-fi Retailers

110 Classifieds
Two pages of second-hand bargains

112 Next Month
What We Hope To Bring You In The Next Sizzling Issue...

113 Advertisers' Index

114 Classic Cuts 
Bob Dylan Blood On The Tracks, By Paul Rigby


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