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Hi-Fi World    October 2017


Hi-Fi World October 2017

    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: Many Great Gear Reviews Within This Issue Of Hi-Fi World!
Editorial By Noel Keywood


7 News
All the latest from the world of hi-fi...


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


17 Competition 
Your chance to win a pair of Polk Signature S15 loudspeakers worth 399.


54 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 Martin Logan Classic ESL 9
These new electrostatics are a class apart, says noel Keywood.


56 Dynaudio Excite X38
Jon Myles hears big bass from Dynaudio's new floorstanders.


80 Quadral Merin
A potent pair of standmounts provide a superb sound which makes them a great buy. Jon Myles explains why.


Hi-Fi World October 2017


50 ATC HAD-DP20 DMP Player
ATC's latest high-resolution dap is aimed at taking on the likes of FiiO and Astell&Kern. Jon Myles checks it out.


20 NAD C368 Digital DAC / Amplifier
Martin Pipe finds NAD's combined DAC / amplifier a star performer.


36 Devialet Expert 220 Pro
Sleek-looking and superbly musical, Devialet's amplifier demands attention, says Jon Myles.


52 Lehmann Drachenfels Headphone Amp
Martin Pipe plugs into a German-made headphone amp.


91 Black Rhodium Stream Power Cable
Jon Myles discovers if cable length matters with Black Rhodium's new power lead.


42 California Audio Show Report 
Noel Keywood brings you the latest products from the California Audio Show in San Francisco.


Olde Worlde
59 Philips N7150
Martin pipe looks in-depth at this classic open-reel tape recorder.


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


84 Goldring E1 / E2 / E3 Cartridges
Noel Keywood is impressed by Goldring's new budget series of moving magnet cartridges.


89 Audiophile Book: Rega History
A history of the Rega brand in a book. Paul Rigby dives in.


93 Nu-Force BE6i Wireless Headphones 
Jon Myles's goes wireless with a set of earbuds that really tickles his senses.


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


74 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!


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


95 Classifieds
This months second-hand bargains.


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


97 Advertisers' Index


98 Classic Cuts
The Ramones: Leave Home



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