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Hi-Fi World     Volume 21 Number 1     March 2011

Hi-Fi World Volume 21 Number 1 March 2011    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 Keeping It Simple
By David Price

7 NEWS
Words from the front...

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

58 WORLD STANDARDS
Brand new, updated guide to the latest and greatest hi-fi hardware on sale.

73 COMPETITION
Your chance to win a Benz Micro Wood SL moving coil cartridge worth £950!

74 WORLD CLASSICS
Brilliant designs that have stood the test of time...

81, 105, 117  SOUNDBITES
Adam Smith samples the Russ Andrews Focus Rings and Paul Rigby reports on the IsotekSynchro mains cable, then Haden Boardman reviews Martin Bastin’s Garrard idler wheel upgrade and Paul Rigby samples the Record Revirginizer, then David Price reviews the Pure Oasis Flow DAB radio and the Philips Fidelio DS8550 iPod speaker system.

82 SUBSCRIPTIONS
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Amplification
PREAMPLIFIER SUPERTEST  17
Tony Bolton tries two passive, two valve and two transistor preamplifiers, ranging from highly affordable to extremely expensive..

CREEK OBH-22  18

ICON AUDIO LA4  19

PRIMA LUNA PROLOGUE 3  21

CYRUS PRE-XP/PSX-R  23

ELECTROCOMPANIET EC4.7  24

MF AUDIO CLASSIC v2 SILVER  25

CREEK DESTINY 2  50
Noel Keywood is beguiled by this new solid-state integrated amplifier.

TEAC A-R650  32
Paul Rigby finds much to like in this affordable integrated.

MUSICAL FIDELITY M6 PRX  64
Rafael Todes takes a shine to this affordable high end power amplifier.

 

Loudspeakers
SPENDOR A9  28
Noel Keywood enjoys these sophisticated big floorstanders.

CANTON REFERENCE 9.2DC  54
A great new German standmounter, thinks Noel Keywood...

TANNOY REVOLUTION DC4  69
This tiny speaker makes a big impression on Paul Rigby.

OLDEWORLDE: DYNATRON LS15/LS16  86
Haden Boardman remembers these rare classic tube power amplifiers.

 

Digital
MERIDIAN G08.2  12
David Price thinks this svelte new silver disc spinner is one of
Meridian’s best products in a long time.

CAYIN CD-50T  46
Superb value for money is the verdict on this reasonably priced German designed, Chinese made CD player.

 

Vinyl
VINYL NEWS   98
Paul Rigby reports on all the latest LP releases...

SPIRAL GROOVE SG2  100
Adam Smith is beguiled by this high end American vinyl spinner.

KISEKI BLUE NOS  106
Neville Roberts tells the story of this enigmatic classic moving coil cartridge.

PRO-JECTESSENTIAL  109
Tony Bolton takes a fine new budget turntable for a spin.

84  AUDIOPHILE VINYL
Paul Rigby rounds up the latest audiophile vinyl releases.

 

Plus...
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 issue.

129 ADVERTISERS’ INDEX

130  CLASSIC CUTS 
Paul Rigby on FelaKuti’s ‘The Complete Works OfFelaAnikulapoKuti’.
 

 

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