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Hi-Fi World     Volume 21 Number 3     May 2011

Hi-Fi World Volume 21 Number 3 May 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 Visual Beauty
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
Our guide to the latest and greatest hi-fi hardware on sale.

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

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

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

89, 91, 93, 95, 97 OPINION
The team get to grips with matters music, hi-fi and life!

SOUNDBITES
27 HRT iSTREAMER

51 RUSS ANDREWS DCT/DURATOOL

119 YAMAHA MC-040

Loudspeakers
HART AUDIO EVO 1 22
Noel Keywood tries these massive high end monoliths...

MY AUDIO DESIGN MY1920 46
David Price is charmed by these quirky small standmounters.

UNITY AUDIO THE ROCK 64
Noel Keywood engages with these distinctive active standmounters.

Amplification
ROTEL RA-04 SE 32
Paul Rigby auditions this fine new budget integrated.

Features
DESK JOCKEYS 56
Paul Rigby gets up close and personal with NuForce's Icon 2
miniature amplifier and Amphion Ion speaker combination...

BUILDING BLOCK 68
Tim Jarman makes Design Build Listen's budget Piccolo integrated amplifier. 

SHOWTIME 80
Noel Keywood reports on February's Bristol Sound and Vision show.

OLDE WORLDE
HITACHI FT-3500 55
Tim Jarman unearths a great sounding budget tuner from the early eighties.

B&W P2 70
Haden Boardman remembers this seminal nineteen sixties loudspeaker.

Digital
MUSiCAL FIDELITY M3 CD 28
David Price is seriously impressed with this 1,000 CD player.

YAMAHA CD-S300 52
Tim Jarman tries a fine yet affordable silver disc spinner.

Vinyl
TURNTABLE SUPERTEST 13
Adam Smith tries five sub-2,000 turntable packages...

PRO-JECT 2 XPERIENCE V-PACK 14

NOTTS ANALOGUE INTERSPACE JR. 15

ROKSAN RADIUS 5.2 17

SRM TECH AREZZO 19

MICHELL GYRODEC SE/TECNOARM A 20

VINYL NEWS 98
Paul Rigby has all the latest and greatest black plastic for your perusal.

INSPIRE LP12 VIVID 100
David Price tries this fantastic LP12 mods package.

VINYL VAULT 105
Paul Rigby remembers Etta James' classic 'At Last' LP.

BENZ MICRO ACE 106
Tony Bolton is beguiled by this reasonably priced moving coil.

OROFON CADENZA MONO 109
An interesting mono MC cartridge, says Tony Bolton!

And More!
113 COMPETITION 
Your chance to win a superb Electrocompaniet PD-1/EMS-1
DAC and music streamer worth 1,500!

120 DIAL-A-DEALER
A comprehensive guide to UK hi-fi retailers.

123 CLASSIFIEDS
Two pages of second-hand bargains.

127 NEXT MONTH
What we hope to bring you in the next issue...

129 Advertisers' Index

130 CLASSIC CUTS 
Art Pepper's 'Ronnie Scotts' gets the Paul Rigby treatment.

 

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