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Hi-Fi World     Volume 20 Number 7     September 2010

Hi-Fi World Volume 20 Number 7 September 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 Editorial: Back In The Early Eighties...
By David Price

7 News
Words from the front...

17, 33, 127 Soundbites
David Price tries Vita Audio’s new R1.2 radio and Klipsch’s newest
iGroove iPod dock, Tim Jarman reviews Centrance’s DACport USB headphone stage and Paul Rigby samples Covers 33’s 7” ring binder and iCube’s S150 storage box.

23 Competition
Your chance to win a superb Cambridge Audio 650BD Blu-ray player!

35 Mail
Twelve pages of your views...

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

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

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


Noel Keywood tries these interesting sub-£2,000 panels.

Glass audio at its finest, says Noel Keywood of these distinctive floorstanders!

Paul Rigby downsizes with this compact budget standmounter.


18 T.A.C. C-60
David Price is seduced by this high end CD spinner.

Noel Keywood enjoys the crystalline performance of this high end Blu-ray player.

Tim Jarman takes a walk on the mild side with this sensible shoes MP3 player!


Noel Keywood finds this to be a quietly competent multichannel AV receiver.

Adam Smith is surprised by this fine sounding budget integrated.

70 XTZA100D3
This value-packed, Swedish designed integrated has Tony Bolton enamoured.

80 Oldeworlde
Tim Jarman gets a kick up the eighties with Sony’s classic FH-7 mini system.


86 Computer Audio
Rafael Todes has a guide to getting the best sound
from your computer music files.


98 Vinyl News
Paul Rigby has all the latest black plastic releases.

100 EAT Forte S
David Price is most impressed with this new high end turntable.

104 AVID Pulses
A seriously capable new phono stage gets the David Price ear...

109 Audio Technica AT-F3/III
David Price auditions a new budget moving coil.

112 Chord Cordette Dual
Tony Bolton tries a new phono stage with a difference..

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!

130  Classic Cuts
Paul Rigby celebrates Daniel Johnson’s ‘The Story of an Artist’.

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

123 Classifieds
Two 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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