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Hi-Fi World   Volume 22 Number 9    November 2012


Hi-Fi World Volume 22 Number 9 November 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... Chinese Audio Components
Editorial By Noel Keywood

7 News: Words from the front...

25 Competition: Your chance to win a Cyrus 6 DAC worth £899 in this month's competition.

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

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

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

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


50 Wharfedale Denton 80th Anniversary: Jon Myles is impressed with the new Denton 80th Anniversary edition

12 Usher Dancer Mini Two: A big monitor loudspeaker with diamond tweeter impresses Noel Keywood

27 Kondo Super 10: If you have limited space, then this 'speaker may be the one, says Paul Rigby


40 NAD M51 DAC: Rafael Todes listens carefully to a high technology wonder DAC from NAD

64 Sony BDP-S790 Blu-ray Player: Martin Pipe looks closely at Sony's BDP-S790 Blu-ray player

20 Chord Index Streamer: Noel Keywood looks at the complex but lovely Chord Electronics Index


12 Rega Brio-R Amplifier: Paul Rigby on a modern budget amplifier with pedigree

46 World Designs WD KT88 Valve Amplifier: Tony Bolton listens to the beautifully built WD KT88 valve amplifier

16 Audiolab 8200AP AV Processor: Surround sound for audiophiles catches the attention of Noel Keywood


43 Philips Fidelio l1 & m1 Headphones: Paul Rigby dons Philips latest quality headphones


105 Tellurium Q Blue Power Cable/Black Phono Cable Int: Paul Rigby on Tellurium Q's latest cables


68 Philips AG 9015 Amplifier: Haden Boardman uncovers a forgotten Dutch Delight, with a highly unusual circuit...


Book Review
52 Book: A Pair Of Wharfedales: Noel Keywood looks at a history of Gilbert Griggs and Wharfedale


81 Oriton Shelf/Rack/Isolation Pods: Paul Rigby on a ways to isolate your products


Vinyl Section
72 Audiophile Vinyl: Paul Rigby rounds up the latest audiophile vinyl releases

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

89 Ortofon MC Anna Cartridge: Tony Bolton auditions Ortofon's new top MC cartridge

98 Nova Phenomena Phonostage: A battery powered phono stage from the USA, reviewed by Tony Bolton

103 Origin Live Linear Flow 2 SME Phono Cable: Paul Rigby checks out a specialized SME arm phono cable

107 Classic Cuts: Paul Rigby listens to Sema "Time Will Say Nothing" 1982-1984.


108 Classifieds: Two pages of second-hand bargains

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

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

114 Advertisers’ Index


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