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Hi-Fi World   Volume 22 Number 11    January 2013


Hi-Fi World Volume 22 Number 11 January 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... Innovations In Audio.
Editorial By Noel Keywood

37 Competition: Your chance to win a Ming Da amplifier in this month's competition.

39 Mail: Seven pages of your views and opinions.

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


17 Hi-fi World Awards 2012: The very best products reviewed by us during 2012.

55 Christmas Presents: The 'World team says what they want for Christmas.

85 Christmas Crossword: More to ponder on from Jon Myles.

109 Christmas Quiz: Jon Myles cooks up a seasonal teaser.


12 KEF R500: Noel Keywood listens to a new floorstander from the experts.


50 Furutech ADL Esprit DAC: Noel Keywood gets recording with a DAC (?).

81 Thomas Audio Magic Rack 2: Paul Rigby reviews the Magic-Rack 2.

83 Chord Sarumaray: Haden Boardman experiences the new top of the range digital cable from Chord company.


72 Revox B77: Haden Boardman looks at a classic open-reel recorder.


93 Audio Origami hi-fi alignment block/blue horizon. Tony Bolton looks at some interesting accessories.


Vinyl Section
86 News: Paul Rigby has all the latest and greatest vinyl releases for you.

89 Clearaudio Universal 9" And 12" Tonearms: Tony Bolton falls in love with Clearaudio's arms.

94 Turntable Poster: A poster full of turntables gets Noel Keywood's attention.

102 MichellTechnodec Arm: Tony Bolton upgrades a Technodec arm.

106 Heed Quasar Phonostage: Tony Bolton listens to an all-discrete transistor phono stage.

68 Audiophile Vinyl: Paul Rigby rounds up the latest releases.


And More!
75, 77 And 79 Opinion: The team gets to grips with matters music, hi-fi and life!

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

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: Paul Rigby on an old fave.


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