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Hi-Fi World Magazine
Hi-Fi World    May 2016


Hi-Fi World May 2016

    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 This Issue Great Features Reviews And Some Nostalgia
Editorial By Noel Keywood


7 News
Words from the world... 


25 Competition 
Your chance to win a mass fidelity core wireless loudspeaker worth £479.


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


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


52 World standards
Updated guide to the latest and greatest hi-fi hardware on sale


Spendor SP200 loudspeakers
Jon Myles loves the sound of the new flagship loudspeaker in Spendor's classic range.


59 Mass Fidelity Core Wireless Loudspeaker
A small loudspeaker that sounds much bigger than it looks. 
Jon Myles and Noel Keywood are impressed.


80 B&W Zeppelin wireless loudspeaker
The latest B&W Zeppelin combines iconic looks with wireless connectivity. Jon Myles takes a listen.


21 FiiO M3 digital audio portable
Noel Keywood puts FiiO's new budget portable through its paces.


47 Acoustic Research AR-UA1 USB DAC
Acoustic Research is back - with a new combined USB DAC and headphone amplifier. Jon Myles reveals all.


15 Unison Research Preludio Integrated amplifier 
Martin Pipe listens in to a low-powered, single-ended integrated valve amplifier from Italy.


Olde Worlde
83 Armstrong 626 Receiver
Martin pipe on a design classic that still has much to offer.


Book Review

93 Designing Audio Power Amplifiers - Bob Cordell
Here's a rare beast - an eminently readable book on designing power amplifiers. Noel Keywood gives his in-depth view. 


36 Bristol Sound & Vision Show 2016
Noel Keywood brings you all the news from this year's Sound & Vision show in Bristol.


41 Hi-Fi World Awards Ceremony
Handing out the coveted Hi-Fi World Awards globes at our annual ceremony. Jon Myles reports from the evening.


63 Audiojumble Feature
Join martin pipe as he tracks down the bargains at the latest Audiojumble fair in Kent.


Vinyl And Turntables
96 News 
All the latest and greatest vinyl releases for you, from the pen of Paul Rigby.


98 Icon Audio PS3 MKII MM/MC phonostage
Noel Keywood extols the virtues of a valve-based phonostage that sounds like few others.


103 Transfiguration Proteus cartridge
Paul Rigby tries out the latest moving coil cartridge from transfiguration.


107 Audiophile Book
Deadbase50 - a comprehensive look at the Grateful Dead's vinyl and live legacy captivates Paul Rigby.


51 Kennerton Algiz headphones
A new name in in-ear monitors - but one that offers something different, says Jon Myles.


109 Sonorous Vi headphones
Final audio design's latest mid-priced headphones appeal to Jon Myles.


70 Audiophile vinyl
Paul Rigby rounds up the latest audiophile vinyl releases


114 Classic cuts 
Paul Rigby looks back at Phil Collins' Face Value.


And More…
73, 75, 77, And 79 Opinion
The team get to grips with matters music, hi-fi and life!


86 World classics
Brilliant designs that have stood the test of time...


106 Dial-A-Dealer
A comprehensive guide to UK hi-fi retailers


110 Classifieds
Two pages of second-hand bargains


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


113 Advertisers' index


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