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Hi-Fi World    April 2018


Hi-Fi World April 2018


    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!


4 Editorial: Similarities Within High-End Audio
Editorial By Noel Keywood


7 News
Words from the world...


30 Mail
Seven pages of your views, wonderful as always...


43 Competition 
Your chance to win a Chord Mojo and Poly gift set worth £899.


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


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


10 Quadral Aurum Rodan 9
Quadral's new Aurum Rodan 9 loudspeakers are a class act says Jon Myles.


51 Jamo DS4 Bluetooth Wireless Bookshelf Speaker
Jamo DS4 Bluetooth wireless loudspeaker are a small but potent package, finds Jon Myles.


74 Lyric Speaker
Lyric – a loudspeaker that shows lyrics as it plays. 
Jon Myles looks on in awe.


Hi-Fi World April 2018


19 iFi Nano iDSD Black Label Headphone Amplifier/DAC 
Martin pipe enjoys the sound of the new iFi Nano iDSD Black Label headphone amplifier/DAC.


26 Electrocompaniet ECI 6DX
Electrocompaniet's latest ECI 6DX amplifier, DAC and streamer is an all-in-one system that demands attention. 
Reviewed here by Jon Myles.


40 SoTM sMS-200 Ultra Mini Network Player
Our streaming expert Jon Myles is impressed by this new Korean streamer.


14 PrimaLuna Dialogue Premium Amplifiers
A valve pre-amplifier and power amplifier from PrimaLuna impress noel Keywood.


56 Longdog P6 Monoblocks
Jon Myles listens to new high-end monoblock power amplifiers from longdog audio.


61 Atlas Element Superior Cable 
A new interconnect from atlas cables uses cold-weld technology for a superior sound, finds Jon Myles.


Olde Worlde
82 Arcam Classic Delta Black Box 
Arcam's classic delta black box can still make a sweet sound, says martin pipe.


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


86 Roth VA4 Active Monitor Loudspeakers 
Noel Keywood tests Roth's VA4 – bookshelf loudspeaker with an integrated phono stage.


91 Audiophile Book – All Around A Hole 
A comprehensive guide to progressive music LPs during the 1960s and 1970s catches Paul Rigby's eye.


93 Record Stabilisers
Paul Rigby places some new Record Stabilisers under his turntable - and likes what he hears.


And More...
62 Audiophile CD
Paul Rigby rounds up the latest audiophile CD releases.


65, 67, 69, 71, And 73 Opinion
The team get to grips with matters music, hi-fi and life!


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


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


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 
Paul Rigby looks back at Fleetwood Mac's Classic first 'us' album.


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