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Hi-Fi World   Volume 21 Number 5   July 2011

 

Hi-Fi World Volume 21 Number 5 July 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!

 

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By David Price

7  NEWS: Words from the front...

15  NEW WORLD: Take a look at our new website...

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.

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

81  COMPETITION: Your chance to win a great little NuForce Icon 2/Amphion Ion amplifier/speaker combination, worth £900!

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

 

SoundBites
29   FURUTECH LINEFLUX/FIDELITY AUDIO HPA200

105  PRO-JECT LEATHER IT/AVID LEVEL 45

 

Digital
QAT MS-5  12
Paul Rigby tries out this high end HDD player.

MUSICAL FIDELITY M1 CDT/M1 CLIC  46
David Price is most impressed by this £1,800 CD transport/network music player combination.

TUNER: MAGNUM DYNALAB MD-105  16
David Price and Rafael Todes enjoy this flagship American FM-only tuner.

 

Loudspeakers
ECLIPSE TD712Z/2  20
David Price enjoys these expensive and exotic eggs!

TRIANGLE COMETE LE  52
Adam Smith auditions these limited edition French standmounters.

QUAD IIL CLASSIC  71
David Price tries a fine pair of compact standmounters.

 

Amplification
LEEMA PYXIS/HYRDA II  24
Tony Bolton tries a new British high end pre-power combo...

ONKYO TX-NR609  30
Noel Keywood auditions an affordable network-equipped AV receiver.

 

Accessories
ISOTEK SUPERTITAN  51
A superb new high end mains power conditioner is reviewed by Paul Rigby.

TDK SOUNDCUBE  57
Paul Rigby tries this new US designed retro ghetto blaster.

ELAC MICROMAGIC II  119
Paul Rigby reviews this premium priced sub/satellite speaker system.

 

Features
MEASURED RESPONSE  34
Noel Keywood explains the ins and outs of our comprehensive
equipment measurement regime.

UNKNOWN PLEASURES  66
Neville Roberts broaches the controversial subject of cable sound!

OLDE WORLDE  86
Haden Boardman remembers Sonab’s classic nineteen seventies OA5-11 omnidirectional loudspeaker.

 

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

TIMESTEP SL1200 EVO  100
David Price tries a new, plug and play Technics SL1200
turntable package with an SME 309 tonearm.

CLEARAUDIO CONCEPT MC  109
Tony Bolton cues up this fine mid-price moving coil cartridge.

ARTISAN SILVER MC PHONO  106
Tony Bolton dems a new budget battery powered phono stage.

INSPIRE X100  111
Adam Smith auditions a newly reworked Rega tonearm.

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

 

And More!
Opinion 89, 91, 93, 95, 97
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 looks at German Punk and Wave: 1978-84 Vol. 1.

 

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