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Hi-Fi World Magazine
Hi-Fi World     January 2019


Hi-Fi World January 2019


    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!


7 News
Words from the world...


11 Hi-Fi World 2018 Awards
Some products stand-out, offering great sound in a product we'd like to own. Here are our top products from 2018 – those with something special.


23 Hi-Fi World Award 2018 Reviews
Read our original reviews of the products we have selected for award.


71 Hi-Fi World Christmas Quiz
You know about high fidelity? Here's a head-scratcher for Christmas – answer it whilst the turkey is roasting!


74 Mail
Pages of your views, wonderful as always...


79 Competition 
Your chance to win an Onkyo TX-RZ830 A/V receiver worth £1100.


90, 91, 92, And 93 Christmas Wish List
Reviewers Martin Pipe, Dave Tutt and Paul Rigby tell us what they'd like for Christmas. Here's a goody list for your other half perhaps!


123 Hi-Fi World Christmas Crossword
If you like crosswords, you might like to try our high fidelity version for Christmas. For better sounding answers!


Hi-Fi World January 2019


68 Spendor A1 Loudspeakers
Jon Myles listens to Spendor's new, small yet sophisticated miniature loudspeakers.


72 Benchmark HPA4
A high-end headphone amplifier with THX certification and balanced XLR output. Martin Pipe takes a close look.


82 Arcam CDS50 CD / SACD Player
A CD player with a top chip. It also plays SACD and streams from the net. Noel Keywood looks closely.


109 Cowon iAudio U7
Jon Myles checks out a tiny, inexpensive music portable. Not Hi-Res – but good all the same.


110 Tellurium Q Statement Cables
Top loudspeaker cables – reviewed by Jon Myles.


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


117 Audio Technica VM95 Series Cartridges
Noel Keywood spins vinyl with five new budget moving-magnet cartridges.


121 Audiophile Book
Evenings With Led Zeppelin, a concert catalogue and more of the great band reviewed by Paul Rigby.


125 Kirmuss Audio KA-RC1 Ultrasonic Vinyl Restoration System 
Paul Rigby gets to grips with a new LP cleaning machine from the USA.


95 FiiO FH5 In-Ear Headphones
FiiO release new quality in-ears at a low price. Jon Myles is impressed.


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


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


99, 101, 103, 105, And 107 Opinion
The team get to grips with matters music, hi-fi and life!


124 Dial-A-Dealer
A comprehensive guide to UK hi-fi retailers.


126 Classifieds
Second-hand bargains.


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


129 Advertisers' Index


130 Classic Cuts 
Fotheringay's Caroline from 1970, by Paul Rigby.



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