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Hi-Fi World     March 2021


Hi-Fi World March 2021


    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 Great Reviews Within This Issue Of Hi-Fi World
Hi-fi reviews products that suggest a better technological tomorrow.
Editorial By Noel Keywood


7 News
Words from the world...


25 Competition 
Your chance to win a pair of Spendor Classic 4/5 loudspeakers worth £1600.


26 Mail
Five pages of your views, wonderful as always...


40 Subscriptions
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16 B&W 603 S2 Anniversary Loudspeakers
Affordable floorstanders with B&W's vivid sound. 
Noel Keywood is impressed.


46 Triangle Borea BR08 Loudspeakers
Smooth sound from little power. These floorstanders are a delight thinks noel Keywood.


Hi-Fi World March 2021


21 Earmen Eagle And Sparrow Pocket DACs
Mini digital convertors fitted with top quality ESS DAC chips. Chris Frankland enjoys listening in from the 'phone.


62 NovaFidelity N25 Network Audio Streamer
A complex streamer from NovaFidelity with top quality DAC has Chris Frankland intrigued.



10 Creek Audio Voyage i20 Integrated Amplifier+DAC
A premium 'digital' amplifier from Creek, with a sound that has Noel Keywood listening closely.


32 Anthem STR Pre And Power Amplifiers
A massively powerful pre/power combo with integrated ARC loudspeaker tuning. Noel Keywood tunes in.



38 Esprit Beta RCA Interconnect Cable
From France comes this high quality interconnect cable, one that Martin Pipe enjoys.


58 Atlas Hyper Achromatic Bi-Wire Loudspeaker Cable
Bi-wiring needs a special cable Atlas of Scotland say. Martin Pipe listens closely.



Olde Worlde
43 Nakamichi 550 Portable Cassette Deck
A top quality portable cassette recorder from yesteryear – great for bootlegs – as Martin Pipe explains.



66 News 
All the latest and greatest vinyl releases for you, from the pen of Paul Rigby.


68 Goldring Ethos MC Cartridge
A smooth sounding moving coil cartridge with classic vinyl balance. Noel Keywood enjoys its qualities.


72 Pro-Ject Phono Box RS2
A fully balanced, all-discrete phono stage makes special demands. Noel Keywood meets them.


77 Audiophile Book
'Overpaid, Oversexed And Over There' a book on UK bands in the U.S.
Reviewed by Paul Rigby.



And More...
60 Audiophile Vinyl
Paul Rigby rounds up the latest audiophile CD releases.


51, 53, 55, And 57 Opinion
The team get to grips with matters music, hi-fi and life!


76 Dial-A-Dealer
A comprehensive guide to UK hi-fi retailers.


79 Classifieds
Second-hand bargains.


80 Next Month
What we hope to bring you in the next sizzling issue...


81 Advertisers' Index


82 Classic Cuts 
Grateful Dead's American Beauty, reviewed by Paul Rigby.




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