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Hi-Fi World   Volume 22 Number 4    June 2012

 

Hi-Fi World Volume 22 Number 4 June 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... 

25 SOUNDBITES:  l LOEWE SOUNDBOX/ORITON BLACK BULLET
Paul Rigby on special parts.

28 MAIL: Eight pages of your views; no small amount of controversy here...

50 COMPETITION: Your chance to win a Rega RP3 turntable 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 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!

 

Loudspeakers
PMC TWENTY.24: Adam Smith listens to the latest with TL bass.

SPENDOR S3/5R2: Paul Rigby listens to a classic upgraded.

AUDIOVECTOR Ki 3 SUPER: Noel Keywood reviews a slim floorstander.

 

Digital
CHORD ELECTRONICS RED REFERENCE: Mk iii CD PLAYER
Rafael Todes listens to a top CD player from Chord Electronics

YAMAHA RX-A3010 AV Receiver: A top of the range AV receiver from Yamaha impresses Noel Keywood

CAMBRIDGE AUDIO AZUR 651a/651CD PLAYER
Paul Rigby enjoys the latest amplifier and CD from Cambridge Audio.

SENNHEISER HD700: Headphones expert Paul Rigby listens in.

AUNE S1 MEDIA PLAYER: An advanced Chinese media player is reviewed by Noel Keywood

SAMSUNG BD-D8500 BLU-RAY PLAYER: Blu-ray goes 3D but Noel Keywood listens to the music.

 

Amplification
TELLURIUM Q POWER AMP: Paul Rigby and Noel Keywood listen to an SE Class A power amp.

 

Features
OLDEWORLDE HITACHI FT-5500: Haden Boardman tells us about Hitachi's top tuners.

MUSIC ON VINYL: Paul Rigby talks to Music On Vinyl, in their factory in Holland.

 

Systems
SANSUI WMH-700L: A new budget digital system impresses Paul Rigby.

 

Vinyl
NEWS: Paul Rigby has all the latest and greatest vinyl releases for you.

ORITON TT-319 TURNTABLE: Adam Smith takes an early peek at a new turntable.

BLUE HORIZON PROfonoPreamp: A well built and finished phono preamp is reviewed by Tony Bolton.

HEED ZENECARTRIDGE: Tony Bolton checks out a Benz Micro variant from Hungary.

LONGDOG AUDIO MCJ2 PHONOSTAGE: Transistors and valves combine in this phono stage reviewed by Tony Bolton.

 

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

116 CLASSIFIEDS: Two 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 seminal guitarist Duane Eddy.

119 AUDIOTECHNICA ATH-WS55 HEADPHONES/ STKS MC1000
Paul Rigby listens closely to some audio items

 

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