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Hi-Fi World    November 2017


Hi-Fi World November 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 High-End Audio's Modern Complexity
Hi-fi gets easier to understand and more enjoyable to use.
Editorial By Noel Keywood


7 News
Words from the world... 


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


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


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


57 Competition 
A chance for five entrants to win a Goldring E3 cartridge worth £99.95.


10 Tannoy Cheviot Loudspeakers
Small Tannoys with a big sound, Noel Keywood finds.


41 Acoustic Energy AE100 Loudspeakers
Just £200 but a great loudspeaker says Jon Myles.


80 Piega Classic 7 Loudspeakers
Jon Myles checks out Swiss precision in audio.


50 OPPO UDP-205 Universal Player
A new silver disc player from OPPO gets Jon Myles attention.


23 Questyle QP2R Hi-Res Audio Player
Portable expert Jon Myles looks at a new hi-end model.


Hi-Fi World November 2017


37 Audiolab M-DAC Mini
Audiolab shrink M-DAC – and Noel Keywood is impressed.


14 Pro-Ject Pre Box Digital/Amp Box
Martin Pipe looks at the wide ability of Pro-Ject's new electronics.


21 Chord Sarum T Loudspeaker Cable
Chord use a new dielectric to lift sound, Jon Myles says.


Olde Worlde
59 Sony ST-80F Tuner
Martin Pipe dissects a classic VHF / FM tuner from Sony.


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


84 BBC DRT-2 Turntable
Dave Tutt Revives a BBC 78 spinner from the past.


87 Atlas Phono Cables
Jon Myles listens to new phono cables.


89 Black Sabbath Box Set
Paul Rigby listens to a classic re-issue.


18 FiiO f5/f9 in-ear headphones
Affordable but high quality in-ears, says Jon Myles.


And More…
62 Audiophile vinyl
Paul Rigby rounds up the latest audiophile vinyl releases.


65, 67, 69, 71, And 73 Opinion
The team get to grips with matters music, hi-fi and life!


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


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


95 Classifieds
This months second-hand bargains.


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


97 Advertisers' index


98 Classic cuts 
The sisters by mercy - some girls wander by mistake.



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