Hi-Fi World Volume 22 Number 5
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 COMPETITION: Your chance to win a Sansui WMH-700L system.
30 MAIL: Seven pages of your views; no small amount of controversy
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...
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!
DOACOUSTICS MODEL 201 27
Noel Keywood on the curious case of a Kensai lookalike.
Q ACOUSTICS 2050i 44
Noel Keywood reviews a popular budget floorstander.
PARADIGM SHIFT A2 58
Adam Smith enjoys an inexpensive active loudspeaker from Canada.
XTZ CD100 MkII 60
Paul Rigby listens to a quality budget CD player.
GRACE M903 HEADPHONE AMP 47
An advanced headphone amplifier reviewed by Paul Rigby.
Isotek Solus Evo 3 81
Tony Bolton gets power obsessed.
Arcam Dr. Dock 43
Paul Rigby listens reviews an advanced iPod dock.
MING DA MC805-A 12
Noel Keywood auditions a Single Ended valve amplifier.
LOUDSPEAKER CABLES GROUP TEST 15
Paul Rigby assesses a group of loudspeaker cables.
HEED OBELISK Si AMP/X2 PSU 38
A specialised amplifier gets Paul Rigby's ear.
MUNICH SHOW REPORT 70
Noel Keywood and Adam Smith visit the High End Show, Munich.
OLDE WORLDE 78
Haden Boardman remembers a Heathkit valve amplifier
Paul Rigby looks at collection of fascinating hi-fi gadgets
Paul Rigby has all the latest and greatest vinyl releases for you
Ortofon MC Xpression Cartridge92
Adam Smith listens to a cartridge that is a headshell too!
ANALOGUE innovation sole lp12 95
Tony Bolton checks out another Linn LP 12 turntable upgrade.
MASTERING LP 98
Paul Rigby on how LPs are mastered.
Stylus Gauge Round Up 103
Tony Bolton and Noel Keywood look at what is available.
114 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 Ike Turner Studio Productions.
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