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Hi-Fi World     December 2021


Hi-Fi World December 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 Editorial: What's Within This Issue Of Hi-Fi World
Many new reviews we know you'll enjoy.
Editorial By Noel Keywood


7 News
Words from the world...


17 Competition 
Your chance to win a World Design PRE4 preamplifier and PSU3 
Worth £1295.


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


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


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


10 JBL HDI-3600 Loudspeakers
Large floorstanders that shake the room get Noel Keywood excited.


41 Cambridge Audio SX-60 Loudspeakers
Budget shelf-mount loudspeakers that reach a very high standard, Noel Keywood thinks.


24 Creek Voyage CD
A CD player with top AKM DAC, digital inputs and an array of useful filters. Noel Keywood likes what he hears.


36 Cyrus I9-XR Amplifier And CDI-XR CD Player
Chris Frankland looks at the new digital amplifier and ESS based CD player from Cyrus.


Hi-Fi World December 2021


14 QED Reference 40 Interconnects
Martin Pipe checks out an affordable analogue interconnect from experts GED.


47 Chord Clearway Streaming & Chord Clearway USB Cable
Martin Pipe listens to an Ethernet and a USB cable from Chord Company. Can he hear any difference? Hmmm...


Olde Worlde
58 Crosley Cruiser Record Player
Martin Pipe dissects a cheap record player dumped at the side of the road.


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


64 Three MM Budget Cartridges 
Ortofon 2m Red & Silver, Pro-Ject Pick It S2, reviewed by Noel Keywood.


71 On Demo
History of the demo LP, by Noel Keywood.


75 Classic Cuts
Emerson, Lake, And Palmer reviewed by Paul Rigby.


77 Audiophile Books 
Three books – Led Zeppelin vinyl, best of jamming, Punkzines, reviewed by Paul Rigby.


18 HiFiMAN HE400se Headphones
Budget magnetic planar 'phones reviewed by Noel Keywood.


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


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


79 Classifieds
Second-hand bargains.


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


81 Advertisers' Index


82 Classic Cuts 
Nilsson Schmilsson, reviewed by Paul Rigby.




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