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Hi-Fi World     September 2020


Hi-Fi World September 2020


    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 A Bright Future For Musical Enjoyment
Editorial By Noel Keywood


7 News
Words from the world...


15 Competition 
Your chance to win a superb iBasso DX160 portable player worth £349.


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


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


50 World Standards
A guide to the latest and greatest hi-fi hardware on sale.


10 Magneplanar lRS Loudspeakers
A budget magnetic planar loudspeaker unlike all else. 
Noel Keywood investigates.


31 Q Acoustics 3030i Loudspeakers
Affordable small loudspeakers with great sound. 
Noel Keywood enjoys.


58 Focal Chora 816 Loudspeakers
Chris Frankland takes on new floorstanders from focal – and is suitably impressed.


Hi-Fi World September 2020


17 Pro-Ject CD Box RS2 t And Pre Box RS2
A complex box of tricks from Pro-Ject gets Chris Frankland onto the front foot, spinning high quality CD.


42 Pro-Ject Stream Box S2 Ultra
Do all great things come in small packages? 
Chris Frankland finds out.


36 Cambridge Audio AXR100d DAB / FM Stereo Receiver
Martin pipe looks deep into the complexities of this new budget receiver that has both DAB and VHF / FM radio.


22 Chord Company Clearwayx Loudspeaker Cables
Budget loudspeaker cables with complex construction capture the attention of Martin Pipe. 


Olde Worlde
44 Olde Worlde
Martin Pipe finds a pair of abandoned Q Acoustics 1030 loudspeakers and looks at their abilities.


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


83 iFi iPhono3 Black Label 
Noel Keywood looks into a new phono stage from iFi.


88 Audiophile Vinyl
Paul Rigby rounds up more of the latest audiophile vinyl releases.


93 Audiophile Vinyl Book
The hidden history of library music. Paul Rigby reviews unusual sounds.


48 Rai Solo Single Driver Dynamic IEM
Martin Pipe listens to Romanian in-ear 'phones with pedigree – and titanium!


And More...
64 Audiophile Vinyl
Paul Rigby rounds up the latest audiophile vinyl releases.


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


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


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


95 Classifieds
Second-hand bargains.


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


97 Advertisers' Index


98 Classic Cuts 
The birthday party, from the idle race. Paul Rigby explains.




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