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Hi-Fi World     Volume 19 Number 7     September 2009

Hi-Fi World Volume 19 Number 7 September 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 Downloaded Music Hits The Charts
Editorial By David Price

7 News: Words from the front...

25, 81  SOUNDBITES
David Price auditions MAD's top silver interconnect and Clearer Audio's new entry level power distribution bar, while Adam Smith listens to the sound of silence with Advanced Acoustics' Orbis sound damping panels!

46  MAIL
A bumper twelve pages of your views and queries this month!

 

LOUDSPEAKERS
10 VIVID B1
David Price has a fine time with these high end metal coned standmounters.

31 BOXING CLEVER
Noel Keywood compares B&W's CM5, JBL's LS40 and Roksan's TR-5 compact standmounting loudspeakers.

42 KUDOS C30
A marvelously musical pair of premium priced floorstanders, reviewed by David Price.

61 CABASSE i02
Noel Keywood auditions this quirky high end sub/sat speaker system package.

 

AMPLIFICATION
26 AUDIO RESEARCH VSi60
David Price is bowled over by this punchy sounding new tube integrated.

38 ROTEL RSX-1550
Noel Keywood tunes in to this high quality mid-price multichannel AV receiver.

64 Cambridge audio 650A
Paul Rigby tries the latest incarnation of a popular budget integrated.

 

DIGITAL
15 DAC SUPERTEST
Paul Rigby tries digital-to-analogue convertors from Russ Andrews, Musical Fidelity, Beresford, Cambridge Audio, MGL Audio, Stello and Benchmark.

86 ILLUSTRATE RIPNAS
Patrick Cleasby tries a superb new high end Network Attached Storage device.

 

OLDE WORLDE
72 SONY NWZ-X1060
Tim Jarman compares Sony’s new digital portable to its illustrious predecessors.

 

SYSTEMS
68 TREW ROMANCE
Paul Rigby tries the latest Astin Trew CD player/amplifier with Spendor speakers.

 

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

100 INSPIRE ECLIPSE 100
Adam Smith auditions this brand new turntable from a brand new manufacturer, and finds it a most promising start.

104 TRANSFIGURATION TERMINATOR
This fascinating new parallel tracking tonearm gets its first review from Adam Smith.

107 VINYL SOUNDBITES
David Price tries Origin Live’s new ‘Upgrade’ turntable mat and Oyaide’s HS-CF universal headshell...

108 CLARO CLARITY 09
This enigmatic, high quality turntable made in a limited run of only thirty pieces is reviewed by Adam Smith.

 

75  WORLD CLASSICS
Our favourtie classic kit listed for your perusal.

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

88 COMPETITION
Your chance to win a pair of superb Audiosmile Kensai loudspeakers, worth £1,500!

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 
...and finally, Paul Rigby takes a walk on the wild side this month, with Edward Ka-Spel's 'O’er a Shalabast’r Tyde Strolt Ay' from 2003!

 

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