Hi-Fi World Volume 22 Number
2 April 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 Internet Radio
Editorial By Noel Keywood
7 NEWS: Words from the front...
30 MAIL: Seven pages of your views about – well – everything it seems...
17 USB-to-S/PDIF convertors
Rafael Todes and Noel Keywood grapple with digits
17 PROJECT STREAM BOX DS 64
Adam Smith goes on stream to hear what Pro-Ject offer
42 NAD VISO 1
Noel Keywood listens to NAD's iPhone / iPod dock
28 CAMBRIDGE DAC MAGIC PLUS
Dacmaster Raphael Todes listens for magic
44 EXPOSURE 1010 CD PLAYER
Paul Rigby on a new budget CD player
44 EXPOSURE 1010 AMPLIFIER
Paul Rigby hears a great new budget amplifier
48 ICON AUDIO HP8 MK.II
58 HEADPHONE AMP
A headphone amplifier graced with 6SN7 triodes warms Paul Rigby
12 QUADRALVULKAN VIII
A volcano shakes Noel Keywood
38 AUDIOSMILEKENSAI + ADVANTAGE SUBWOOFER
Our favourite small loudspeaker gets subwoofer power – and Adam Smith
48 WHERE TO BUY HD MUSIC
Noel Keywood finds the number of music sites selling high resolution downloads is on the rise. Here are some listings for you.
78 MARANTZ 6004 SYSTEM
Tony Bolton tries out a neat Marantz system that won't break the bank
27 LEADING EDGE PLATFORM PACK
73 ISOL-8 MINI SUB WAVE
81 FURUTECH CRUISE HEADPHONE AMP
119 TRACK AUDIO FLOORSTANDING SPKS/ATLAS EOS MAINS CABLE
Paul Rigby has all the latest and greatest vinyl releases for you
92 TELLURIUM Q PHONOSTAGE
From the cable masters comes a new phono stage – and Paul Rigby likes it
95 GOLDRING 1022 GX
Tony Bolton on a much loved budget cartridge
105 VADLYD PHONOSTAGE
If you have a collection of historic pressings, like Tony Bolton, consider this preamp.
99 CLARO AUDIO CLARITY TURNTABLE
Adam Smith listens to a black beauty
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51 WORLD STANDARDS
Brand new, updated guide to the latest and greatest hi-fi hardware on sale.
Your chance to win a Cyrus Stream X in this month's competition
66 WORLD CLASSICS
Brilliant designs that have stood the test of time...
76 AUDIOPHILE CD
Paul Rigby rounds up the latest audiophile CD releases
83, 85, 87, 89 OPINION
The team get to grips with matters music, hi-fi and life!
86 WORLD MEASUREMENTS
How we perform all the tests, and what they mean.
A comprehensive guide to UK hi-fi retailers
Three pages of second-hand bargains
120 NEXT MONTH
what we hope to bring you in the next sizzling issue...
121 ADVERTISERS’ INDEX
122 CLASSIC CUTS
Paul Rigby listens to Roy Harper's 'Stormcock'.
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