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Hi-Fi World   Volume 22 Number 2   April 2012

 

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...

 

Digital
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

 

Amplification
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

 

Loudspeakers
12 QUADRALVULKAN VIII
A volcano shakes Noel Keywood

38 AUDIOSMILEKENSAI + ADVANTAGE SUBWOOFER
Our favourite small loudspeaker gets subwoofer power – and Adam Smith

 

Feature
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.

 

Syetem
78 MARANTZ 6004 SYSTEM
Tony Bolton tries out a neat Marantz system that won't break the bank

 

Soundbites
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

 

Vinyl Section
90 NEWS
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

 

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

51 WORLD STANDARDS
Brand new, updated guide to the latest and greatest hi-fi hardware on sale.

61 COMPETITION
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.

112 DIAL-A-DEALER
A comprehensive guide to UK hi-fi retailers

116 CLASSIFIEDS
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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