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Hi-Fi World   Volume 21 Number 11   January 2012

 

Hi-Fi World Volume 21 Number 11 january 2012    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 The Christmas Season And Awards Special
Editorial By David Price

7 COMPETITION
Your chance to win a pair of Tannoy Revolution DC6T speakers worth £995.

8 NEWS
Words from the front! 

30 MAIL
Fourteen pages of your views; no small amount of controversy here...

58 WORLD STANDARDS
A guide to our favorite hi-fi hardware on sale.

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

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

 

Awards Special
AWARDS 2011 17
The latest and greatest products we’ve reviewed over the past year.

 

Amplification
EMIS AUDIO HVA1 44
Noel Keywood reviews a fascinating tube/transistor hybrid integrated amplifier.

FIDELITY AUDIO PRE120 54
Paul Rigby tries this fine budget preamplifier.

 

Accessories
HI-FI MAN HE300 57
David Price auditions a great pair of £300 headphones.

 

Digital
WADIA S7i 12
David Price samples this high end American CD player, DAC and preamp.

APPLE MAC MINI 50
Noel Keywood tries out this popular computer as an audio source.

AURUM C5 66
Paul Rigby listens in to a fine new German made CD spinner.

SMALL BUSINESS 80
Tim Jarman compares Philips’ GoGear Muse and Sony’s NWZ-A866.

 

Features
CHRISTMAS CROSSWORD 53
Noel Keywood has a festive word puzzle.

WISHFUL THINKING 70
David Price, Tony Bolton, Adam Smith and Tim Jarman
share their Christmas present lists with you!

OLDEWORLDE 86
Tim Jarman remembers the classic Technics’ SL5 turntable.

CHRISTMAS QUIZ 127
David Price sets a test!

 

Soundbites
MAINS CABLES R US/ISOTEK SET-UP DISC 49

 

Vinyl Section
NEWS 98
Paul Rigby has all the latest and greatest vinyl releases.

INSPIRE MONARCH 100
Rafael Todes tries this brand new high end direct drive turntable.

DESIGN BUILD LISTEN WAND 107
Adam Smith auditions a magical tonearm from New Zealand.

SALIENT AUDIO SPOKE LP12 111
Tony Bolton tries this radical Linn Sondek suspension mod.`

MUSICAL FIDELITY V-LPS II 123
Rafael Todes samples this inexpensive phono stage.

84 AUDIOPHILE VINYL
Paul Rigby rounds up the latest audiophile 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.

124 CLASSIFIEDS
Two pages of second-hand bargains.

128 NEXT MONTH
what we hope to bring you in the next sizzling issue...

129 ADVERTISERS’ INDEX

105, 130 CLASSIC CUTS 
Paul Rigby pens a paean of praise to the new Smiths box set, 
and the new This Mortal Coil box set, respectively.

 

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