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Hi-Fi World     Volume 20 Number 8     October 2010

Hi-Fi World Volume 20 Number 8 October 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 Days...
By David Price

7 News
Words from the front...

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

49 COMPETITION
Your chance to win Yamaha's superb RX-V567 7.1 channel AV receiver.

59, 87, 105, 109 SOUNDBITES
Tony Bolton auditions NuForce's Icon HDP headphone amp and DAC, 
David Price tries Supra's Jumpers and Furutech's mains cable, Adam Smith samples the Dino-Lite AM211 USB microscope and the Avid cartridge alignment gauge, and Paul Rigby reviews the Blue Horizon record mat and Furutech SK-11 electrostatic brush.

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
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Digital
17 BLU-RAY SUPERTEST
Noel Keywood rounds up six of the best new Blu-rays from Sony, Panasonic, NAD, Samsung, Yamaha and Cambridge Audio. 

29 KIND OF BLU
Noel Keywood expounds on matters music and Blu-ray...

54 WADIA W381
David Price is all fired up by this huge high end CD spinning Yank tank!

80 HISOUND STUDIO
Tim Jarman tries out an intriguing high end digital portable player.

 

Amplification
PEACHTREE AUDIO IDECCO 30
David Price is most impressed with this all singing, all dancing 
iPod dock/DAC/amplifier combination.

 

Loudspeakers
12 VIVID V1.5
A superb high end standmounter gets the thumbs up from David Price.

50 CASTLE KNIGHT 5
Noel Keywood finds these just the job for an Englishman's home!

66 ELAC BS243
Paul Rigby hears an excellent new ribbon tweeter-equipped standmounter.


Olde Worlde
70 ARMSTRONG 200 SERIES
Haden Boardman remembers a great line in nineteen sixties valve amplifiers.

 

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

100 NOTTS. ANALOGUE HYPERSPACE
Rafael Todes is beguiled by this affordable high end turntable.

106 SUTHERLAND 20/20
Tony Bolton tries a high end American phono stage.

110 ORIGIN LIVE SILVER 3C
David Price gets into the groove with this affordable new tonearm.

116 NAT SIGNATURE
Tony Bolton powers up this battery powered, all triode phono stage.

 

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
Two 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 remembers 1990's shoegazing classic This is Our Music from Galaxie 500.

 

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