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Hi-Fi World   Volume 22 Number 6    August 2012


Hi-Fi World Volume 22 Number 6 August 2012    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 Progress Is All Around Us
Editorial By Noel Keywood

7 News: Words from the front...  

29 Competition: Your chance to win a Chord Electronics Index in this month's competition.

30 Mail: Seven pages of your views; no small amount of controversy here...

51 World Standards: Brand new, updated guide to the latest and greatest hi-fi hardware on sale.

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

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

76  Audiophile CD: Paul Rigby rounds up the latest audiophile CD releases

83, 85, 87, 89 Opinion: The team get to grips with matters music, hi-fi and life!


12 Linn Akurate System: A Linn system with their Akurate DSM preamp is reviewed by Noel Keywood.


20 Aurum Wotan VIII: German precision ribbon loudspeakers, by Noel Keywood.

39 Accolade Model1: A novel BMR equipped 'speaker get the attention of Paul Rigby and Noel Keywood.


24 Densen B-475: A top CD player is reviewed and admired by Paul Rigby.

42 Cambridge Audio Stream Magic 6: An advanced network player at a great price, used by Noel Keywood.

58 Epiphany EHP-02: Paul Rigby dons headphones to listen to this neat little product.

62 Metrum Octave DAC: Raphael Todes analyses this much admired DAC from Holland.


47 Celestiondittion15S: Haden Boardman on a great old loudspeaker, now available for 50 or so.


19 Tellurium Q Iridium: Rafael Todes gives his opinion on this novel S.E. Class A amplifier.

70 Ming DA MD7-SE Preamp: Tony Bolton warms to the sound of valves up front.

78 Blue Aura V30 Black Line: A neat valve mini system catches Paul Rigby's ear.

73 B&W P3 Headphones: Quality B&W headphones, reviewed by Paul Rigby.


81 Aurum Clarus Crimson Cables

119 Renkforce E-SA9/PAB Anti Vibration Ball Bearing Feet


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

92 Pro-Ject Xperence Basic+: Adam Smith spins vinyl and likes what he hears from the Basic+ turntable.

96 Avid Pulsare  II Phono Amp: A balanced-input phono preamp impresses Paul Rigby.

101 Alignment Guages: Gauges for arm alignment rounded up by vinylista Tony Bolton.

107 Canortp 206+: An all-valve phono preamp is appreciated by Tony Bolton.


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

116 Classifieds: Two pages of second-hand bargains

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

121 Advertisers' Index

122  Classic Cuts: Paul Rigby listens to Gram Parsons The Early Years box set.


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