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Hi-Fi World    May 2017


Hi-Fi World May 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 Editorial: Great Reviews And Articles
Noel Keywood provides a great assessment of this month's edition of Hi-Fi World.
Editorial By Noel Keywood


7 News
Words from the world...


25 Competition 
Your chance to win a pair of epos k1 loudspeakers worth 499.


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


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


11 KEF Reference 5 Loudspeaker
Jon Myles is impressed by KEF's flagship Reference 5 loudspeakers.


51 Yamaha NS-F330 Loudspeakers
A budget floorstander from Yamaha provides value for money, says Jon Myles.


Hi-Fi World May 2017


15 Fiio X5 MK3 Hi-Res Portable Player
Fiio's latest digital audio player is one of its best yet, proclaims Jon Myles.


19 Blue Raspberry Mobile USB Microphone
Martin pipe goes out and about with the blue raspberry portable USB microphone.


55 OPPO Sonica DAC/Network Player
OPPO enters the world of network audio with its new Sonica. Jon Myles likes what he hears.


49 Black Rhodium Breeze Cables
Derby-based black rhodium's latest loudspeaker cables provide a worthwhile upgrade, according to Jon Myles.


41 Hi-Fi World Awards
A glittering evening as our 2016 award winners pick up their trophies.


45 Bristol Show Report
Noel Keywood brings you all the news from the 2017 sound and vision show in Bristol.


63 Audiojumble
Martin Pipe hunts out the bargains at the latest Audiojumble fair.


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


83 Elipson Omega 100 Turntable
Paul Rigby fires up French firm Elipson's new budget deck. 


87 Encyclopedia Of Popular Music Book 
Paul Rigby downloads a comprehensive popular music encyclopedia to his kindle.


90 Longdog Audio Quartz Mains Generator 
Noel Keywood tries out a dedicated mains power supply for his beloved Garrard 401 turntable.


Music And More
60 Audiophile CD
Paul Rigby rounds up the latest audiophile vinyl releases.


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...


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


95 Classifieds
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 looks back at Vangelis's early album earth. 



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