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Hi-Fi World Magazine
Hi-Fi World    September 2016


Hi-Fi World September 2016

    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!


4 Editorial: Technics SL-1200GAE , Pro-Ject VTE-R, Pioneer's XDP-100R And More
Editorial By Noel Keywood


7 News
Words from the world...


25 Competition 
Your chance to win a Naim Mu-So worth 895


28 Mail
Seven pages of your views, wonderful as always...


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


44 World standards
Updated guide to the latest and greatest hi-fi hardware on sale


11 Timestep Evoke SL-1200GAE turntable
The world's most technically advanced record player becomes available. Noel Keywood is awed.


19 KEF R700 loudspeakers
A real smoothy of a floorstander. 
Jon Myles likes what he hears.


61 Wharfedale Reva 2 loudspeakers
Small, punchy and dynamic, these beauties get Jon Myles going.


35 Pioneer XDP-100r DAP hi-res player
A hi-res player with high technology behind it. 
Noel Keywood is more than impressed.


54 Questyle CMA600i DAC
Martin pipe casts his critical eye on Questyle's new and neat little DAC and headphone amplifier.


59 Noble Savant in-ear headphones
Noble bring their 10-driver in-ear phones to a price many can afford. Expert Jon Myles walks you through it.


23 IsoTek Evo Initium C16 mains cable
A great budget mains cable, finds Jon Myles.


43 QED Reference optical quartz interconnect
An optical cable that uses glass instead of plastic. This livens the picture all round, finds Jon Myles.


93 SDS sound deck damping puck / pm platter mat
Paul Rigby takes to a simple upgrade that brings out the best.


Olde Worlde
75 Pioneer PL12D - Part II
Martin Pipe looks into the practicalities of reviving a 1970s pioneer PL-12D turntable.


11 Timestep Evoke SL-1200GAE turntable
A turntable that wows by its looks and technology. Noel Keywood peers deeply into what it offers.


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


87 Pro-Ject VTE R turntable 
Pro-Ject introduces its first vertical turntable. Jon Myles investigates.


91 Audiophile book
A rare book on psychadelia intrigues Paul Rigby.


64 Audiophile vinyl
Paul Rigby rounds up the latest audiophile vinyl releases


And More...
78 World classics
Brilliant designs that have stood the test of time...


67, 69, 71, And 73 Opinion
The team get to grips with matters music, hi-fi and life!


92 Dial-A-Dealer
A comprehensive guide to UK hi-fi retailers


94 Classifieds
Two pages of second-hand bargains


96 Next month
What we hope to bring you in the next sizzling issue...


96 Advertisers' index


98 Classic cuts 
Paul Rigby looks at the Greenbriar Boys, best of the Vanguard years.


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