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Hi-Fi World    May 2014


Hi-Fi World May 2014    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...
Class D, Tweeters And Cables
Editorial By Noel Keywood

7 News
All the latest news from around the Hi-Fi World...

27 Mail
Your views, queries and our expert answers...

44 World standards
Updated guide to the latest and greatest hi-fi hardware on sale.

64 Competition
Your chance to win a Creek Evolution 50A amplifier worth 750.

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

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

69, 71 & 73 Opinion
The team get to grips with matters music, hi-fi and life!


15 Usher N-6311
Jon Myles listens to usher audio's latest affordable floorstanders.


36 Hi-FiMan HM-901
Noel Keywood gets out and about with a new portable digital media player.


10 Sugden LA-4/fPA-4 Pre/Power
Yorkshire born and bred - Jon Myles is impressed by Sugden audio's latest pre/power combination.

40 Advanced Acoustics X-I60 Integrated
A new budget, but hi-tech amplifier. Martin pipe reveals all.


Network Players
22 Pro-Ject Stream Box DSA
Streaming music and radio gets simple with Pro-Ject's latest all-in-one device. Martin pipe takes a listen.


54 Bristol Sound & Vision Show 2014
Here's a round up of some interesting products we spied at this year's Bristol hi-fi show.

59 Hi-fi World 2013 Award Winners
Meet Hi-Fi World's latest award winners.

50 OldeWorlde - Philips Pro 12
Tape enthusiast Martin pipe explores the legacy of the robustly-built Philips Pro 12 analogue recorder.


21 Tivoli Model Three BT Radio
Tivoli's new Bluetooth-equipped radio wakes Tony Bolton from his slumbers.


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

83 VPI Traveler Turntable
Tony Bolton takes VPI's latest high-end turntable for a spin.

89 Ortofon Quintet Black
A moving coil cartridge that impresses in both sound quality and price, says Tony Bolton.


67 Sony MDR-1R
Martin pipe plugs in Sony's latest headphones - and likes the result.


And More...
78 Dial-A-Dealer
A comprehensive guide to UK hi-fi retailers.

93 Classifieds
Two pages of second-hand bargains.

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

97 Advertisers' index

98 Classic Cuts
Dire Straits Brothers In Arms, Paul Rigby.


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