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Hi-Fi World   Volume 22 Number 3    May 2012

 

Hi-Fi World Volume 22 Number 3 Mayl 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 Within This Issue...
Editorial By Noel Keywood

7 News: Words from the front...

30 Mail: Seven pages of your views; no small amount of controversy here...

49 Competition: Your chance to win a Tellurium Q phonostage in this month's competition

51 World Standards: Brand new, updated guide to the latest and greatest hi-fi hardware on sale.

64 World Classics: Brilliant designs that have stood the test of time...

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

76 Audiophile Vinyl: Paul Rigby rounds up the latest audiophile vinyl releases

83, 85, 87, 89 Opinion: The team get to grips with matters music, hi-fi and life!

 

Amplification
Wad KEL84 Aamplifier 38
Tony Bolton listens to the revived KEL84 kit from World Designs

 

Digital
MAC MINI ITEM AUDIO AP SPECIAL 26
Rafael Todes and Noel Keywood look at a tuned-for-audio Mac Mini

PROJECT MEDIA BOX S PLAYER 47
Noel Keywood looks at a media player that reads from SD card and USB

 

Loudspeakers
MARTIN LOGAN MONTIS 12
Noel Keywood listens to a new hybrid electrostatic loudspeaker 

 

Tuners
AUDIO ANALOGUE CHERUBINI VT TUNER/USB/DAC 58
Paul Rigby reviews a tuner with a USB convertor

 

Features
BRISTOL SHOW REPORT 71
Adam Smith and Noel Keywood report from the Bristol Show

OLDE WORLDE 78
Paul Rigby looks back at the Nakamichi Dragon cassette deck

MEDIA PLAYERS 44
Will media players replace CD? Noel Keywood investigates

WIGWAM FORUM SHOW REPORT 117
Noel Keywood visits a show with a difference, staged by a UK forum

 

Soundbites
GRADO PS500 HEADPHONES 29
Paul Rigby dons Grado's latest headphones 

BLACK RHODIUM ARIA INTERCONNECTS DISCO ANTISTAT 43
Paul Rigby on items that help

SHURE SRH-1440 HEADPHONES 81
Paul Rigby listens in... 

 

Vinyl Section
Moving Coil cartridge Review 17
Tony Bolton reviews six moving coil cartridges under £1000

NEWS 90
Paul Rigby has all the latest and greatest vinyl releases for you

INSPIRE THORENS TD160 UPGRADE 92
Adam Smith listens to a turntable upgrade package

TRILOGY 907 PHONOSTAGE 96
Tony Bolton listens to a new high end dual-mono phono stage 

MISSION 774 TONEARM 99
Haden Boardman on an old classic 

ROTHWELL RIALTO PHONOSTAGE 105
Tony Bolton listens to an all-discrete transistor phono stage

 

And More...
112 DIAL-A-DEALER: A comprehensive guide to UK hi-fi retailers

114 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 Deep Purple BBC Sessions 1968/70.

 

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