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Hi-Fi World   Volume 22 Number 7    September 2012


Hi-Fi World Volume 22 Number 7 September 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 In This Month's Issue...
Editorial By Noel Keywood

7 News: Words from the front.

25  Competition: Your chance to win a pair of Usher Dancer Mini Ones in this month's competition.

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

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

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

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


20 Triangle Color: Adam Smith listens to colourful  French 'speakers.

38 XTZ 99.26 MKII: Paul Rigby enjoys compact ribbon tweeter 'speakers.

66 PMC Twenty.21: Adam Smith is impressed by quality compacts from PMC.


16 Onkyo TX-8050: Paul Rigby delves into the complexities of a stereo receiver.

40 Rega DAC: Rafael Todes listens carefully to this admired DAC.

46 Wyred 4 Sound mINT: Noel Keywood checks out a mini Class D amplifier.


12 Burmester 032: Noel Keywood enjoys a wonder of German engineering.

62 Sugden A21SE: Noel Keywood re-visits a Class A gem that  is room friendly.


23 Vertex AQ Power Cable / Hi-Fi Racks Headphone Stand : Paul Rigby checks out some accessories.

49 Pro-Ject Acryl IT/IsoTek Supreme Mains Cable: Tony Bolton covers a turntable upgrade and a top mains cable.


70 DPA Rennaissance Amplifier: Rafael Todes buys an 18 year old classic for £240.


26 Modern recordings Techniques: Rafael Todes interviews recording engineer Tony Faulkener.

50 Leak Troughline II Upgrade: Neville Roberts tells you how to renovate a Leak Troughline tuner.


73 Blueant Embrace: Paul Rigby reviews the Embrace headphones.


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

84 Origin Live Encounter MK.3C 12-inch tonearm: Long arms have charm, finds Paul Rigby.

88 Project Factory Visit :Tony Bolton packs his bags and goes on a trip.

92 EAT E Flat Turntable: Adam Smith listens to a high-end belt drive turntable package.

97 Unk Firm BC Morot / Linn Sondek Upgrade: Another Linn upgrade gets Tony Bolton's ear.

99 Benz Micro S H Mono Moving Coil Cartridge: Tony Bolton listens to a high end mono cartridge – no less!


75, 77, 79, 81 Opinion: The team get to grips with matters music, hi-fi and life!

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

109  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 the Chocolate Watch Band album No Way Out.


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