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3 In This Month's Issue... Hi-Fi
Editorial By Noel Keywood
7 News: Words from the front....
25 Competition: Your chance to win a pair of XTZ 99.26 Mk.2
loudspeakers in this month's competition.
32 Mail: Nine pages of your views; no small amount of controversy
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68 Audiophile CD: Paul Rigby rounds up the latest audiophile CD
75, 77 and 79 Opinion: The team get to grips with matters music,
hi-fi and life!
58 EPOS ELAN 35: Super sensitive floorstanders that
run deep, enjoyed by Jon Myles
16 SPENDOR A3: Compact floorstanders with the smooth Spendor
sound, Jon Myles finds.
81 TRACK SPEAKER STANDS: Paul Rigby checks out some fine
55 SANSUI WLD+201L MEDIA STREAMER: Another affordable
media streamer is auditioned by Paul Rigby
46 SONY STR-DN1030 AV RECEIVER: Martin Pipe grapples with a
complex but affordable AV receiver.
12 LUXMAN L-505u AMPLIFIER: Tony Bolton lives with a
big, classic Luxman amplifier
20 VTL IT-85 VALVE AMPLIFIER: This is a nicely crafted valve
amplifier, says Paul Rigby.
50 DENSEN B-175 AMPLIFIER: Paul Rigby reviews a powerful Danish
27 LEAK TROUGHLINE II UPGRADE PART II: Neville Roberts
rounds off his feature on the Leak Troughline tuner.
66 MODERN RECORDING TECHNIQUES PART II: Rafael Todes talks to
record producer Tony Faulkner.
108 MEASURED PERFORMANCE: Noel Keywood explains our rigid testing
70 TOSHIBA SR370 TURNTABLE: Haden Boardman uncovers a
60 SONOS STREAMING PLAYERS: Paul Rigby listens to
music over wi-fi with these low cost players.
82 NEWS: All the latest and greatest vinyl releases
for you, from Paul Rigby.
84 INSPIRE QUEST CLEAR TURNTABLE: Tony Bolton checks out an
interesting Rega upgrade path.
90 CREEK WYNDSOR PHONO STAGE: Creek's top phono stage catches
Tony Bolton's ear.
96 SRM ATHENA TURNTABLE AND EL-1 TONEARM: Tony Bolton reviews a
new SRM turntable with tweaked Rega arm.
93 CLEAR AUDIO DA VINCI CARTRIDGE: A bank breaking moving coil
cartridge, auditioned by Tony Bolton.
73 TELLURIUM Q USB CABLE/FISULA SPEAKER CABLES: Paul
Rigby checks out some stunning new cables.
89 OYAIDE STB-MS TURNTABLE WEIGHT/ILFORD ANTISTATIC CLOTH:
Paul Rigby looks at interesting turntable accessories.
19 CLARUS CABLES: The Clarus Aqua cable is complex
but revealing, says Tony Bolton
101 VERMOUTH CABLES: Paul Rigby auditions cables from
Jakarta, Indonesia, no less.
106 DIAL-A-DEALER: A comprehensive guide to UK hi-fi
110 CLASSIFIEDS: Two pages of second-hand bargains
112 NEXT MONTH: what we hope to bring you in the next
113 ADVERTISERS' INDEX
CLASSIC CUTS: Paul Rigby on Roxy Music: The Complete Studio Recordings,
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