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Hi-Fi World     February 2021


Hi-Fi World February 2021


    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 What's Within This Issue
Small speakers, amplifiers, and more!
Editorial By Noel Keywood


7 News
Words from the world...


26 Mail
Six pages of your views, wonderful as always...


25 Competition 
Your chance to win a pair of Wharfedale Evo 4.3 loudspeakers worth £999.


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


10 KEF LS50 Meta Loudspeakers
John Pickford looks at a new, small coaxial point-source 'speaker using meta material.


44 Fyne Audio Fi-5 Loudspeakers
Another small, concentric, point-source loudspeaker gets John Pickford's attention.


21 Astell&Kern Kann Alpha Player
Noel Keywood looks closely at a high quality digital audio player featuring two ESS DACs.


58 Rotel A11 Tribute Amplifier / Rotel CD11 Tribute CD Player
Chris Frankland reviews a Ken Ishiwata tribute Tuned amplifier and CD combo. 


Hi-Fi World February 2021


16 Longdog Audio Ida P6100m Monoblock Amplifiers
New compact power amplifiers from a UK specialist have Noel Keywood intrigued.


41 Atlas Ailsa RCA Cables
From Atlas in Scotland come RCA interconnects, reviewed by Martin Pipe.


56 Esprit Beta Loudspeaker Cables
Kulwinder Singh Rai listens to cables with Gallic charm.


Olde Worlde
35 Videologic DRX-601e DAB Tuner
Martin Pipe looks at an old DAB tuner from Vidologic.


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


82 Yamaha GT-5000 Turntable 
A high-end design with straight arm. Noel Keywood investigates.


89 Keith Monks Prodigy RCM 
Martin Pipe puts his LPs through a new bamboo record cleaning machine.


93 Audiophile Book 
Little white wonder, a book on the Dutch bootleg business, reviewed by Paul Rigby.


And More...
50 World Standards
Updated guide to the latest and greatest hi-fi hardware on sale.


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


67, 69, 71, And 73 Opinion
The team get to grips with matters music, hi-fi, and life!


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


95 Classifieds
Second-hand bargains.


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


97 Advertisers' Index


98 Classic Cuts 
Summerteeth, an 1999 album from Wilco, reviewed by Paul Rigby.




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