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Hi-Fi World     Volume 20 Number 6     August 2010

Hi-Fi World Volume 20 Number 6 August 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 Analog, Digital And More!
Editorial By David Price

7 News
Words from the front...

42 MAIL
Twelve pages of your thoughts on matters hi-fi and life!

72 world standards
Brand new, updated guide to the latest and greatest hi-fi hardware.

55 COMPETITION 
Over 4,000 of Tellurium Q cables are up for grabs this month, for several lucky winners!

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

 

Features
86 OLDE WORLDE
Tim Jarman gets into Japanese heavy metal with Pioneer's classic SA-9500. 

112 THE GLOBIES
A wry look at some of the products we've reviewed
over the past twelve months!

 

Louspeakers
30 Q ACOUSTICS 2050
Noel Keywood samples a superb pair of budget floorstanders. 

64 ONIX CONCERTO 1
David Price auditions an interesting mid-price standmounter.

 

Digital
36 XTZ CD100
Adam Smith enjoys this beer-budget CD player.

56 SAMSUNG BD-C7500
Noel Keywood tries this stylish Blu-ray disc spinner.

66 HRT STREAMER II+
Patrick Cleasby is most impressed by this computer audiophile gizmo.

68 MUSIC FIDELITY M1
David Price discovers a brilliant new budget DAC.

78 MICROMEGA CD30
David Price is beguiled by a charming Gallic CD spinner.

 

Accessories
29 TELLURIUM Q
Paul Rigby auditions a whole new range of loudspeaker cable.

40 BURSON AUDIO AB-160
An interesting new audio buffer gets the Paul Rigby ear!

63 SENNHEISER HD800
David Price enjoys the company's new flagship headphone.

 

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

12 FUNK FIRM SAFFIRE II
Adam Smith tries out the new flagship Funk turntable.

17 PHONO STAGE SUPERTEST
Tony Bolton rounds up six sub-1,100 designs.

100 INSPIRE APOLLO
Adam Smith auditions a smart new mid-price turntable.

106 LINN UPHORIK
David Price hears Linn's brand new flagship phono stage.

110 Audio Technica AT-F7
Tony Bolton tries this lively 300 moving coil cartridge.

 

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

130 Classic Cuts 
Matt Monro's 'The Complete Singles Collection' is celebrated by Paul Rigby.

 

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

61, 105 SOUNDBITES
Paul Rigby tries the Audio Desk Systeme CD Sound Improver and the
Nespa Professional Optical Disc Finalizer, then the Furutech DF-2
and Walker Audio Prelude Deluxe.

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

123 Classifieds
Two pages of second-hand bargains.

127 Classic Contacts
When a classic goes 'pooof' these are the people to contact.

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

129 Advertisers' Index

 

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