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 In This Month's Issue...
Editorial By Noel Keywood
7 News: Words from the front.
25 Competition: Your chance to win a pair of Usher
Dancer Mini Ones in this
: Seven pages of your views; no small amount of
56 World Classics
: Brilliant designs that have stood the test of time...
64 Subscriptions: Ensure your copy every month
and save money too!
68 Audiophile Vinyl: Paul Rigby rounds up the latest
audiophile vinyl releases.
20 Triangle Color: Adam Smith listens to colourful
38 XTZ 99.26 MKII: Paul Rigby enjoys compact ribbon tweeter
66 PMC Twenty.21: Adam Smith is impressed by quality
compacts from PMC.
16 Onkyo TX-8050: Paul Rigby delves into the
complexities of a stereo receiver.
40 Rega DAC: Rafael Todes listens carefully to this admired
46 Wyred 4 Sound mINT: Noel Keywood checks out a mini Class
12 Burmester 032: Noel Keywood enjoys a wonder of
62 Sugden A21SE: Noel Keywood re-visits a Class A gem that
is room friendly.
23 Vertex AQ Power Cable / Hi-Fi Racks Headphone
: Paul Rigby checks out some accessories.
49 Pro-Ject Acryl IT/IsoTek Supreme Mains Cable: Tony Bolton
covers a turntable upgrade and a top mains cable.
70 DPA Rennaissance Amplifier: Rafael Todes buys an
18 year old classic for £240.
26 Modern recordings Techniques: Rafael Todes
interviews recording engineer Tony Faulkener.
50 Leak Troughline II Upgrade: Neville Roberts tells you how
to renovate a Leak Troughline tuner.
73 Blueant Embrace: Paul Rigby reviews the Embrace
82 Vinyl News: Paul Rigby has all the latest and
greatest vinyl releases for you
84 Origin Live Encounter MK.3C 12-inch tonearm: Long arms
have charm, finds Paul Rigby.
88 Project Factory Visit :Tony Bolton packs his bags and
goes on a trip.
92 EAT E Flat Turntable: Adam Smith listens to a high-end
belt drive turntable package.
97 Unk Firm BC Morot / Linn Sondek Upgrade: Another Linn
upgrade gets Tony Bolton's ear.
99 Benz Micro S H Mono Moving Coil Cartridge: Tony Bolton
listens to a high end mono cartridge – no less!
75, 77, 79, 81 Opinion: The team get to grips with
matters music, hi-fi and life!
106 Dial-A-Dealer: A comprehensive guide to UK hi-fi
109 Classifieds: Two pages of second-hand bargains.
112 Next Month: what we hope to bring you in the next
113 Advertisers’ Index
114 Classic Cuts: Paul Rigby on
the Chocolate Watch Band album No Way Out.
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