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Hi-Fi World    March 2016

 

Hi-Fi World March 2016

    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...
USA Wealth Effect, Quadral Chromium Style 8 & Technics SL-1200
Article By Noel Keywood

 

6 H3 Editorial: USA Wealth Effect, Quadral Chromium Style 8 And The New Technics SL-1200 Turntable
Noel Keywood covers the bases.

 

6 How We Test
Here's how we tested products for this issue. Our reviews have unique insight and state-of-the-art measurement.

 

7 News
Words from the world...

 

31 Competition 
Your chance to win a Audiolab 8300A amplifier worth £899.95

 

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

 

34 Mail
Seven pages of your views, wonderful as always...

 

Loudspeakers
10 Audio Research Reference 75 SE Tube Amplifier
Noel Keywood listens to a new tube amp from the USA

 

15 Quadral Chromium Style 8 Loudspeakers
Jon Myles loves the smooth sound of Quadral's Chromium Style 8.

 

64 Tannoy Revolution XT 6F Loudspeakers
Tannoys you can afford, reviewed by Jon Myles.

 

80 Riva Turbo Box Speaker
Jon Myles goes turbo.

 

Digital
47 Chord Hugo TT DAC
Martin Pipe is overwhelmed by the sound of Chord's Hugo TT DAC.

 

55 FiiO X1 Portable Player
Noel Keywood checks out a über-budget hi-res portable.

 

Amplification
19 Furutech ADL Stratos Preamp
A preamp that does it all, Noel Keywood finds. 

 

42 Naim NAP 200 DR Power Amplifier
Big power from Naim, now with extra refinement, Jon Myles finds.

 

Soundbites
109 Gear4 Soundwave Bluetooth Speaker / Xqisit XQ S20
Jon Myles listens to a new Bluetooth loudspeaker.

 

Features
28 Bespoke Audio Company Feature
Jon Myles travels to Hastings to meet Harry and Lucy.

 

Olde Worlde
83 Sanyo Micro Cassette Deck
Martin Pipe explains all about the micro cassette.

 

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

 

94 Pro-Ject RPM 5 Carbon
A new affordable turntable/arm combination from Pro-Ject impresses Martin Pipe.

 

99 Audio Origami UniARM
Paul Rigby extols the virtue of Audio Origami's latest uni-pivot tonearm.

 

103 Parasound Halo JC 3+ phonostage
The upgraded phonostage from Parasound is a potent performer, says Paul Rigby.

 

107 The Beatles Are Coming!
Paul Rigby reviews a new book on The Beatles' time in America.

 

Headphones
53 Noble K10 Earphones
Jon Myles connects up to top In-ear 'phones.

 

And More...
62 Audiophile Vinyl
Paul Rigby rounds up the latest audiophile vinyl releases

 

66 World Standards
Updated guide to the latest and greatest hi-fi hardware on sale

 

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

 

73, 75, 77, & 79 Opinion
The team get to grips with matters music, hi-fi and life!

 

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

 

111 Classifieds
Second-hand bargains

 

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

 

113 Advertisers' Index

 

114 Classic Cuts 
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell 'United', by Paul Rigby.

 

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