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Hi-Fi World    August 2013


Hi-Fi World August 2013    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...
High Quality Comes In All Shapes And Sizes
Editorial By Noel Keywood

6 News: Words from the front...

19 Mail: Fourteen pages of your views; and some controversy here...

42 Subscriptions: Ensure your copy every month and save money too!

45 World Standards: Updated guide to the latest and greatest hi-fi on sale.

76 World Classics: Brilliant designs that have stood the test of time...

63 Competition: Your chance to win an Icon Audio HP8 MK II headphone amplifier worth £649.95.


10 Quadral Platinum M50 loudspeakers 10
Jon Myles auditions fine German engineering.


66 DSPeaker Anti-Mode 2.0 Dual Core room equaliser
Noel Keywood eliminates room boom using a novel equaliser.


14 Onkyo TX-NR828 AV receiver
Martin pipe is impressed by Onkyo's latest upmarket AV receiver.

36 Ming Da Dynasty Duet 300B single-ended integrated amplifier
Tony Bolton swoons over se sound from Ming Da.

53 Canor TP-10 headphone amplifier
Paul Rigby loves a great new valve headphone amp from Canor. 

59 ModWright KWI 200 integrated amplifier
Jon Myles listens to a powerful amplifier from ModWright.


106 Nordost Cables: Paul Rigby listens to cables Nordost.


Olde Worlde
98 Sony 701ES PCM adaptor 
Martin pipe trips back in time to early digital from Sony.


57 Sony MDR-XB910 headphones 
Extra bass blows Noel Keywood's mind.


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

86 Inspire Black Magic & Black Magic SI 
Tony Bolton spins the platters of two attractive new turntables.

91 Angle Audio Audiophile Phonostage 
A budget phono stage that works nicely, Tony Bolton finds.

94 Ortofon 2M Mono Cartridge 
If you listen to old mono LPs, this is the cartridge you need, says Tony Bolton.


41 Tellurium Q Ultra Black/XTZ EP12 

83 Franc Audio Ceramic Disc/the Missing Link Silver Surfer Mk II 

64 Audiophile CD
Paul Rigby rounds up the latest audiophile CD releases.

71, 73 & 75 Opinion
The team get to grips with matters music, hi-fi and life!


Plus More...
110 Classifieds
Two pages of second-hand bargains.

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

113 Advertisers' Index

114 Classic Cuts 
Jimi Hendrix 'Are You Experienced', by Paul Rigby.


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