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Hi-Fi World     June 2021


Hi-Fi World June 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 From The Editor...
The Link Between Mike Matthews And Russian Sovtek Plus Audio Research amplifiers we review within this issue.
Editorial By Noel Keywood 


7 News
Words from the world...


19 Competition 
Your chance to win an Exposure XM CD player worth £1395.


24 Subscriptions
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26 Mail
Eight pages of your views, wonderful as always...


40 Fink Team Kim Loudspeakers
A high-end loudspeaker with air motion transformer tweeter. 
Noel Keywood listens in.


38 Ikko Music Patch ITM05 Mobile / DAC Amplifier
A clever attachable DAC for your 'phone. Martin pipe dials in.


59 Cambridge Audio Dacmagic 200m
Noel Keywood thinks this new budget DAC is extraordinary. 
Read why.


62 Leema Stream IV Streamer
A CD player and streamer combined, with top quality ESS DAC. 
Noel Keywood gets involved.


Hi-Fi World June 2021


10 Audio Research Reference 80s Power Amplifier / Reference 6se Preamplifier
A massive new valve power amplifier and matching preamplifier from Audio Research intrigue Noel Keywood.


22 iFi Audio Zen Can Headphone Amplifier
Chris Frankland dons his 'phones to enjoy a well-engineered balanced headphone amplifier from iFi Audio.


37 Russ Andrews Kimber Evolution 300 Cable
A twisted Kimber mains cable from the USA catches Martin Pipe's attention.


66 Chordscreen X Speaker Cable
A budget screened loudspeaker cable you can afford. Martin Pipe is impressed.


Olde Worlde
45 Olde Worlde
Martin Pipe unravels the mysteries of BIC's Beam Box
An indoor VHF / FM aerial produced in America by a British company that wasn't British.


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


70 Musical Fidelity M3x Vinyl Phono Stage
A sophisticated all-discrete MM / MC phono stage grabs the attention of Noel Keywood.


77 Audiophile Book
Paul Rigby reads 'all or nothing', a close look at mod legend Steve Marriott.


34 Dan Clarke Audio Aeon 2 Headphones
Martin Pipe, headphone expert, clamps a new set of 'phones to his ears. Life gets interesting.


And More...
49, 51, 53, And 55 Opinion
The team get to grips with matters music, hi-fi, and life!


56 Audiophile Vinyl
Paul Rigby rounds up the latest audiophile vinyl releases.


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


79 Classifieds
Second-hand bargains for you.


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


81 Advertisers' Index


82 Classic Cuts 
Déjà Vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young 
Reviewed by Paul Rigby.




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