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Hi-Fi World     Volume 19 Number 9     November 2009

Hi-Fi World Volume 19 Number 9 November 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 Well Matched Systems
Editorial By David Price

6  News
Words from the front...

37, 71  Soundbites
Tim Jarman samples the Tangent Uno FM radio, and Patrick Cleasby tries Yamaha’s PDX-30 iPod dock and Sennheiser’s HD218 headphones.

43  Mail
A bumper thirteen pages of your views and queries this month!

 

FEATURES
56 OLDEWORLDE
Haden Boardman remembers the mighty Klipschorn loudspeaker.

72 WHITTLEBURY SHOW PREVIEW
Noel Keywood previews this forthcoming hi-fi show.

 

SYSTEMS
MERIDIAN SOOLOOS 2.0/DSP5200  10
David Price tries out this superb new high end HDD based music server

15 SYSTEM SUPERTEST
This month, Patrick Cleasby, Adam Smith and David Price

18 ONKYO NS-D1/C-S5VL/A-5VL/WH. 10.1 16 REGA P3-24/NAIM NAIT 5I/GURU QM10 AURANOTE PREMIER/AUDIOSMILEKENSAI20

25 TESCO MC-907
Adam Smith tries a complete mini system for the paltry sum of £20, or less!

 

AMPLIFICATION
26 LEEMATUCANA 2 & STELLOAi500
Tony Bolton pits Wales against South Korea in this premium integrated amplifier face-off!

58 ROTEL RC1580/RB1582
Noel Keywood samples an affordable pre-power amplifier combination.

66 SUGDENMYSTRO
David Price tries a super new Class AB integrated from Yorkshire.

 

DIGITAL
38 PHILIPS BDP3000

Noel Keywood reviews the latest budget Blu-ray wonder from Eindhoven.

62 14x4 PLAY
Tim Jarman remembers the early days of fourteen bit Compact Disc.

81 ROCKBOX
Patrick Cleasby tries this alternative FLAC-enabled iPod operating system.

 

LOUDSPEAKERS
32 ACOUSTIC ENERGY RADIANCE 3
These big floorstanding speakers get the nod from Noel Keywood.

 

VINYL
98 VINYL NEWS

Paul Rigby with all the latest black plastic releases.

100 CLEARAUDIO INNOVATION
Adam Smith tries a super new high end turntable.

104 CONSONANCE T988
This affordable unipivot tonearm from China gets a review from Adam Smith.

107 SIMAUDIO MOON LP3
Paul Rigby auditions a fine new affordable phono stage.

110 MICHELLREFOCUSED
David Price walks you through the rebuild of this classic tonearm.

 

73  Competition
Your chance to win a superb Rotel RCD-1520 CD player worth £695!

75  World Classics
Our favourite classic bits of kit through the years...

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

84  Audiophile Vinyl
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
Paul Rigby remembers Linda Ronstadt's Heart Like a Wheel.

 

 

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