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.
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:
headphones, reviewed by Paul Rigby.
81 Aurum Clarus
119 Renkforce E-SA9/PAB Anti
Vibration Ball Bearing Feet
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
A comprehensive guide to UK hi-fi retailers
: Two pages of second-hand
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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