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Hi-Fi World     Volume 20 Number 4     June 2010

Hi-Fi World Volume 20 Number 4 June 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 Modern Hi-Fi
Editorial By David Price

7 News
Words from the front...

29  COMPETITION
Your chance to win a superb Audio Analogue Crescendo CD player and amplifier worth £1,200!

43  MAIL
Ten pages of your views; no small amount of controversy here...

61, 67, 105 SOUNDBITES
David Price samples the Magicbox Nocturne XP-2 iPod dock and Black Rhodium Opera DCT cable, then tries the Wireworld Eclipse 6 interconnect and Focus SB iPod dock, then Adam Smith samples the Keystrobe strobe disc and David Price tries out the Bren 1 record clamp.

72  World Standards
Our guide to the latest and greatest hi-fi hardware on sale.

 

Features
38 STAR QUALITY
Paul Rigby powers up Ayon Audio’s new CD-1s/Orion/Ibis system.

79 SHOWTIME!
Noel Keywood and Adam Smith sleuth around
last month’s Heathrow hi-fi show...

 

Digital
10 ESOTERIC X-05
David Price tries Teac’s affordable high end SACD player.

15 DIGITAL PORTABLES SUPERTEST
Tim Jarman tries five of the latest or greatest mini music players,
from Apple, B&O, Philips, Samsung and Sony.

34

68 SIMAUDIO MOON 300D
David Price auditions this superb mid-price DAC.

 

Amplification
24 VINCENT SV-236MK
David Price enjoys a brilliant mid-price integrated.

56 MOSCODE 402au
Noel Keywood warms to the sound of this high end hybrid power amplifier.

 

Loudspeakers
30 SONUS FABER LIUTO
Noel Keywood says ‘bravo’ to these beautiful Italian floorstanders!

62 ADAM PENCIL 3
Tony Bolton auditions this very clean sounding pair of floorstanders.

 

Oldeworld
71 SONY D50
Tim Jarman remembers a portable audio classic in the shape of Sony’s D-50 CD Discman.

86 AIWA AD-F770
Tim Jarman looks sharp at this angular mid-eighties cassette deck.

 

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

100 ROKSAN RADIUS 5.2
Adam Smith tries out a radically revamped version
of this classic vinyl spinner...

106 ASTINTREW AT8000
David Price auditions an impressive new
sub-£1,000 phono stage.

109 CLASSICAL GAS
Rafael Todes lists some great classical vinyl outings.

111 WASH & GO
Paul Rigby has a definitive guide to vinyl ablutions!

115, 130  Classic Cuts
Paul Rigby remembers Deep Purple's just-released 'Singles and EP Anthology' and Jeff Beck's 1975 outing, 'Blow by Blow'.

 

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

84  Audiophile CD
Paul Rigby rounds up the latest audiophile CD 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  Classifieds
Three pages of second-hand bargains.

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

129  Advertisers’ Index

 

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