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Hi-Fi World    December 2013


Hi-Fi World December 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...
Headphones and high rez music.
Editorial By Noel Keywood

6 News: Words From The World...

19 Mail: Eight Pages Of Your Views, Wonderful As Always...

33 Competition: Your Chance To Win A Audiolab M-DAC Worth 600

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


10 Tannoy Precision 6.4 Loudspeakers
Tannoy's Muscular 6.4 Floorstanders Reviewed By Noel Keywood


14 Chord DSX1000
Jon Myles Is Impressed By Chord's New Flagship Streamer

28 TEAC PD-501HR CD Player/TEAC A1-501DA Integrated Amplifier
Martin Pipe Samples TEAC's Diminutive CD / DAC / amplifier Package

34 Ibasso DX50 Digital Player
Noel Keywood Takes Ibasso's Latest Player For A Spin

41 Meridian Director USB DAC
Meridian's New USB DAC Reviewed By Jon Myles


61 Pro-ject Head Box DS Headphone Amplifier
Tony Bolton Enjoys Pro-jects Top-of-the-range Headphone Amplifier

66 Samsung HW-F751 Soundbar With Valve Amplifier
A TV Soundbar With Valves! Noel Keywood Listens In


55 Whittlebury Show Report
We Bring You All The News From The National Audio Show

102 Direct Drive Turntables Part II
Dave Cawley On The Continuing Evolution Of The Direct Drive Turntable

105 Audiojumble Fair
Martin Pipe Rummages For Bargains


53 Walker Audio Extreme Treatment / Nagaoka Anti-static CD Sleeves
Paul Rigby Tries Out Accessories For Cables And CDs

95 Sound Damped Steel Isofeet / SDS Isoplatmat
Tony Bolton Reviews Two Hi-tech Devices For Better LP Replay


84 News: All The Latest And Greatest Vinyl Releases For You, From The Pen Of Paul Rigby

86 VPI Scout 1.1 Turntable
Tony Bolton Is Seduced By The Charms Of VPI's Latest Turntable

91 Synthesis Brio Phonostage
A New Phono Stage From Italy Gets Tony Bolton's Recommendation


59 Yamaha HPH-MT220 Headphones
Noel Keywood Listens To Yamaha's Latest Headphones


And Much More...
64 Audiophile CD
Paul Rigby Rounds Up The Latest Audiophile CD Releases

76 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!

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: Kind Of Blue, Miles Davies, Higher! Sly & The Family Stone


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