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Hi-Fi World   Volume 21 Number 10   December 2011

 

Hi-Fi World Volume 21 Number 10 December 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 Computer Audio
Editorial By David Price

7 COMPETITION
Your chance to win a superb Cyrus 6XPd integrated amplifier worth 1,200!

8 NEWS
Words from the front.

30 MAIL
Thirteen pages of your latest missives!

 

Soundbites
25 HI-FI RACK/SHELF

49 WOLFSON DS-101A/EDIFIER MP250

81 TEAC DS-H01

123 CAMBRIDGE AUDIO ID100

127 REVO K2

 

58  WORLD STANDARDS
Brand new, updated 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!

84  AUDIOPHILE CD
Paul Rigby rounds up the latest audiophile CD releases.

 

Digital
ITEM AUDIO DAT 1 USB  12
David Price tries an affordable, high performance audio computer.

BEL CANTO CD2  50
Rafael Todes samples a fine sounding silver disc spinner.

MUSICAL FIDELITY V-DAC II 115
The latest budget MF DAC gets the Rafael Todes treatment.

 

Amplification
CAYIN A55-T  68
Tony Bolton gets a warm glow from this fine tube integrated.

 

Loudspeakers
EMINENT TECHNOLOGY LFT-16  26
Noel Keywood is wowed by these unconventional standmounters.

WHARFEDALE JADE 5  44
These fine new floorstanders get the Noel Keywood ear!

Peiga PREMIUM 1  54
Tony Bolton lives the high life as he reviews the Piega Premium 1 loudspeaker.

 

Features
BIG SQUEEZE  66
Neville Roberts solders in new surface mount devices to his Logitech Squeezebox, in the quest for better sound.

MEASURED PERFORMANCE  72
Noel Keywood explains our rigid testing regime.

SHOWTIME  107
David Price and Noel Keywood tread the boards at the National Audio Show...

 

OldeWorlde
AKAI CR-83D  86
Tim Jarman dons his flared trousers to test this amazing Stereo 8 (8-track') cartridge player!

 

Vinyl
ARMED FORCES  17
Adam Smith compares five sub-1,000 tonearms from Clearaudio, Inspire, Isokinetic, Roksan and SME in this month's supertest.

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

ORIGIN LIVE DC MOTORS  100
Tony Bolton tries this impressive Sondek motor modification.

ANALOGUE ANATOMY  102
Tim Jarman waxes lyrical on the basics of record player design.

 

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.

124  CLASSIFIEDS
Two pages of second-hand bargains.

128  NEXT MONTH
What we hope to bring you in the January 2011 issue.

129 ADVERTISERS' index

130  CLASSIC CUTS
David Price celebrates 808 State's new 'Blueprint' CD compilation.

 

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