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Hi-Fi World     Volume 19 Number 10     December 2009

Hi-Fi World Volume 19 Number 10 December 2009    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 Lest We Forget
Editorial By David Price

7  Words from the front...

29, 33  SOUNDBITES
David Price samples Stamford Audio’s new turntable power supply and Artisan’s Silver Dream XLR interconnects, and DevilSound’s DAC and My Audio Design’s Balanced Power Isolation Platform.

31  COMPETITION
A chance to win a superb Sugden Mystro integrated amplifier worth £1,225!

45  MAIL
A bumper eleven pages of your views and queries this month.

FEATURES
36  GET BACK!
The entire Beatles catalogue has been updated, remastered and released

58  SHOWTIME
David Price is your guide to the first National Audio Show at Whittlebury Hall, held on the 26th and 27th of September.

80  EASY DOES IT
Neville Roberts remembers the glory days of easy listening with his affectionate look back at TV test card music!

LOUDSPEAKERS
15 SPEAKER SUPERTEST
Adam Smith tries five different ways of spending £1,500, with models from Audiosmile, Acoustic Energy, Colisium, Mowgan Audio and Aurousal tested.

38  B&W CM9
Noel Keywood tries this fine, upstanding pair of £1,750 floorstanders...

AMPLIFICATION
10  DIGITAL DO MAIN B-1a
Noel Keywood samples this interesting new Field Effect Transistor-equipped high-end Japanese power amplifier.

25  MUSICAL FIDELITY AMS35i
David Price is seduced by this sweet sounding pure Class A integrated.

DIGITAL
42  BRENNAN JB7
Patrick Cleasby assesses this plug and play hard disk based music system.

69  BHILIPS GOGEARMUSE
Tim Jarman enjoys the latest and greatest digital music portable from Philips...

SYSTEMS
35 GENEVA MODEL L
Paul Rigby reviews this fine high end iPod sound system.

63  HARMAN KARDON HD990/HK990
Tony Boltons tries this heavyweight pairing of digital disc spinner and integrated amplifier.

OLDEWORLDE
70 STAYING ALIVE
Tim Jarman compares two classic nineteen seventies high-end music centres from Sony and B&O!

VINYL
98  VINYL NEWS
Paul Rigby has all the latest black plastic releases.

100  ORIGIN LIVE ENTERPRISE C
David Price tries the latest incarnation of Origin Live’s flagship tonearm...

104  LEEMAAGENA
Tony Bolton auditions Leema’s new high end phono stage.

107  LYRA TITAN i
David Price is enamoured by Lyra’s top moving coil cartridge.

111  GOING FOR A SPIN
Paul Rigby rounds up a range of the latest vinyl accessories.

74  WORLD STANDARDS
Our favourite bits of modern kit!

82 Subscriptions
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84  Audiophile CD
Paul Rigby rounds up the latest audiophile releases.

89, 91, 93, 95, 97  Opinion
The team get to grips with matters music, hi-fi and life!

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

123  Free Readers Classifieds
Three pages of second-hand bargains.

128  Next Month
What we hope to bring you in the next issue...

129  Advertisers’ Index

130  Classic Cuts
Rafael Todes remembers the definitive 1961 recording of Stravinsky's 'Rite of Spring'.

 

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