Hi-Fi World November 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...
Editorial By Noel Keywood
Words From The World...
Eight Pages Of Your Views, Wonderful As Always...
Your Chance To Win An Inspire Black Magic Si Turntable Worth £690
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45 World Standards
Updated Guide To The Latest And Greatest Hi-fi Hardware On Sale
64 Audiophile Vinyl
Paul Rigby Rounds Up The Latest Audiophile Vinyl Releases
76 World Classics
Brilliant Designs That Have Stood The Test Of Time...
71, 73 and 75 Opinion
The Team Get To Grips With Matters Music, Hi-Hi And Life!
28 Quadral Orkan VIII Aktiv loudspeakers
Noel Keywood listens to active loudspeakers and is impressed
59 Acoustic Energy 300 loudspeakers
Jon Myles gets great bass from budget AES
83 NuForce Cube
Jon Myles listens to neat little computer speakers
14 Cyrus Stream XA/n-remote
Martin pipe gets streaming with the new Cyrus XA
34 Creek Evolution 2 amplifier
Martin pipe renews his love of creek with a new evolution
41 Cowan D2 MP3 player
Martin pipe tackles a smart little media player
56 Arcam Rblink Bluetooth receiver
Jon Myles on the wonders of music over Bluetooth
67 NAD wireless USB DAC
Jon Myles takes to the air with USB
10 Icon Audio Stereo 60 MkIII KT150 amplifier
Noel Keywood lives with the new KT150 valve
52 Naim Nait 5si
Jon Myles loves Naim's new Nait 5si amplifier
102 Direct drive turntables
The secrets of direct drive are revealed by expert Dave Cawley of timestep electronics/sound hi-fi in this first installment
105 Marantz DD82 digital cassette deck
Martin Pipe on the history of DCC and the workings of a Marantz DD82 DCC recorder
All the latest and greatest vinyl releases for you, from the pen of Paul Rigby
86 Project Essential II turntable
Tony Bolton on a super budget lp spinner
91 Leema Elementary Ultra phonostage
Tony Bolton reviews a great new phono stage from Leema
Acc-See 7" clear PVC record sleeves/analogue studio inner record sleeves/glorious record box vinyl lp storage
63 Onkyo Headphones
Martin Pipe Checks Out Onkyo ES-HF300 Headphones
A Comprehensive Guide To UK Hi-Fi Retailers
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
10cc, By Paul Rigby
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