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Hi-Fi World     April 2022


Hi-Fi World April 2022


    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 Editorial: Bass Loading And Comments About Our Reviews
Many readers were driven to comment on our coverage of the Lenco LS-55
Editorial By Noel Keywood


7 News
Words from the world...


15 Competition 
Your chance to win Chord Company Screen X loudspeaker cables!


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


36 Subscriptions
Ensure your copy every month and save money too!


53, 55, 57, And 59 Opinion
The team get to grips with matters music, hi-fi and life!


10 Neat Majistra Loudspeakers
Quality stand-mounters with ribbon tweeter and isobaric bass loading.
Noel Keywood hears the difference.


33 JBL L52 Classic Loudspeakers
A neat little retro design from JBL, with adjustable treble.
Noel Keywood gets tweaking. 


38 Triangle AIO Active Twin Bookshelf Loudspeakers
An all-in-one active loudspeaker that streams from the 'net.
John Pickford enjoys its talents.


41 Triangle AIO Turntable
A budget turntable for the AIO system. 
John Pickford takes it for a spin.



Hi-Fi World April 2022


22 Earmen Tradutto DAC
A small DAC featuring the ESS ES90382QM mobile chip.
Auditioned by Martin Pipe.


48 Ibasso DX240 Hi-Res Digital Audio Player
A well-built digital player with top ES9038Pro DAC chip.
Noel Keywood listens and enjoys.


73 Budget Cartridge Feature 
Noel Keywood looks closely at the Rega carbon and Audio Technica
AT-3600l budget moving magnet cartridges.


62 Qed xt25 Bi-Wire Loudspeaker Cable
Martin Pipe checks out a new affordable loudspeaker cable from Qed.


Olde Worlde
44 Olde Worlde
Martin Pipe remembers the DAP Jukebox from Creative Labs,
The world's first music player with hard drive storage.


66 Rega System One 
A complete system optimised for LP, price £1199, from vinyl experts Rega.
Is this the one to get?
Noel Keywood checks it out.


73 Rega Carbon Cartridge
A £33 moving magnet cartridge with amazing abilities, 
Reviewed by Noel Keywood.


77 Audiophile Books
Three coffee table books – Bruce Springsteen, 
Fleetwood Mac, Billy F Gibbons, reviewed by Paul Rigby.


17 PSB M4U8 MKII Headphones
Bluetooth headphones from Canadian PSB, explained by Martin Pipe.


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


78 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 
Alice Cooper, Welcome To My Nightmare
Reviewed by Paul Rigby.




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