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Hi-Fi World     Volume 20 Number 3     May 2010

Hi-Fi World Volume 20 Number 3 May 2010    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 The Best...
Editorial By David Price

7 News
Words from the front...

17, 37, 67 Soundbites
David Price tries Sony’s MDR-XB700 headphones and Vita’s R2i iPod speaker system, then Tim Jarman reviews A.N.T. Audio’s new Test Tape, and David Price reviews M2Tech’s hiFace digital audio interface.

29 Competition
Your chance to win a fabulous Icon Audio Stereo 40/III
valve amplifier worth £1,099!

43 Mail
Twelve pages of your views; no small amount of controversy here...

73  World Classics
Brilliant designs that have stood the test of time...

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

84  Audiophile Vinyl
Paul Rigby rounds up the latest audiophile vinyl releases.

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

 

Digital
32 DENON DCD-2010AE
David Price tries this polished sounding silver disc spinner.

62 ARCUS INCANTARE

 

Loudspeakers
10 EPOS ENCORE 50
Noel Keywood enjoys some seriously big British floorstanders.

24 KLIPSCH HERESY III

68 XTZ99.25
David Price is charmed by these black standmounting beauties.

 

Amplification
18 QUAD II CLASSIC INTEGRATED
Tony Bolton hears this super premium priced amplifier.

22 MODWRIGHT LS36.5/PS36.5
This usual preamplifier makes a big impression on Tony Bolton.

38 SIMAUDIO MOON 600i

 

Accessories
15 ISOTEK AQUARIUS
New Age fan Paul Rigby is impressed by this swish mains conditioner.

 

Features

59 ON AIR
Neville Roberts pits FM, DAB and Internet Radio against one another,
courtesy of Teac’s T-H380DNT.

79 Showtime
Noel Keywood, David Price and Adam Smith bring you their fave raves
from the Bristol Sound and Vision show.

86 Oldeworld
Haden Boardman remembers Technics’ finest radio moment, the ST9600. 

 

Vinyl Section
98 News

101 MOVING COIL SUPERTEST  101
Noel Keywood pits the Ortofon Rondo Bronze, Lyra Dorian, Goldring Legacy and Ortofon Cadenza Red against one another.

109 SPIN (RE)CYCLE

112 ALLNIC VERITO

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

123  Classifieds
Three pages of second-hand bargains.

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

129  Advertisers’ Index

130  Classic Cuts
Paul Rigby samples the wares of the Kent record label.

 

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