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Hi-Fi World    May 2015


Hi-Fi World May 2015    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 In This Month's Issue...
Analogue And Digital Music Playback
Article By Noel Keywood

7 News: Words from the world...

34 Mail: Seven pages of your views, wonderful as always...

31 Competition: Your chance to win a Teac CD-P800NT worth 400.

32 Subscriptions: Ensure your copy every month and save money too!

45 World Standards: Updated guide to the latest and greatest hi-fi hardware on sale

64 Audiophile CD: Paul Rigby rounds up the latest audiophile CD releases.

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


28 LeemaXen Loudspeakers
Leema resurrects the design that launched the company. Jon Myles listens in.

50 Epos KI Loudspeakers
Jon Myles likes what he hears from Epos's latest affordable standmounts.


16 Arcam CDS27 CD/SACD Network Streaming Player
Martin pipe is impressed by Arcam's combines CD/SACD player with built-in network streaming.

58 Furutech ADL GT40 Alpha DAC / ADC / Headphone Amplifier 
A preamp, headphone amp, DAC and LP recording device in one small package. Noel Keywood checks the Furutech GT40 Alpha.


42 Moon Neo 430HA Headphone Amp
Jon Myles plugs in his headphones to try out moon's latest high-end headphone amplifier.


93 Chord C-Line Interconnect
A new budget interconnect from chord could worry rivals costing twice its price, says Jon Myles.


20 Musicscope Feature
Worried your high-res files may not be quite what they seem? Noel Keywood tests out a software programme that lets you tell.

52 Bristol Show Report 
Noel Keywood brings you all the news from this year's Bristol Sound and Vision hi-fi show.

55 World Awards 
Join the celebrations at this year's hi-fi world awards presentation night.


88 DAT: Martin Pipe looks back at the rise and fall of digital audio tape.


10 VPI Classic Direct Turntable
Big and bold.... Noel Keywood gets to grips with the massively-engineered VPI direct-drive turntable.

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

82 How To Record Vinyl
Noel Keywood explains just how to digitise your precious vinyl collection.


47 OPPO PM-2 Headphones
Jon Myles tries out OPPO's latest magnetic planar headphones.

49 Philips Fidelio NC1 Headphones
Philips releases its first noise-cancelling headphones. Jon Myles hits the road to test them out.


And More...
86 Dial-A-Dealer: A comprehensive guide to UK hi-fi retailers.

94 Classifieds: Two pages of 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 on Fela Kuti's classic "gentlemen".


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