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Hi-Fi World     May 2020


Hi-Fi World May 2020


    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 Loudspeaker Drivers And Review Gear In This Issue
Plus that virus is going to have us all staying at home a bit more.
Editorial By Noel Keywood


7 News
Words From The World... 


22 Subscriptions
Ensure Your Copy Every Month And Save Money Too!


25 Competition 
Your Chance To Win A Rega Ania Pro Cartridge Worth £750.


26 Mail
Six Pages Of Your Views, Wonderful As Always...


58 World Standards
Updated Guide To The Latest And Greatest Hi-Fi Hardware On Sale


12 Magneplanar MG 0.7 LRS Loudspeakers
A Unique Open-Panel Loudspeaker With Magnetic Planar Drive Units.
Noel Keywood Explains How They Are Different And What A Loudspeaker So Unusual Has To Offer.


34 Unison Research Max Mini Bookshelf Speakers
Unison Research Of Italy Specialise In Valve Amplifiers.
Their Max Mini Is Designed To Suit – Just A Few Watts Needed.
Noel Keywood Looks At The Way They Do It, And How This Loudspeaker Sounds.


Hi-Fi World May 2020


20 FiiO Btr5 Bluetooth Headphone Amplifier
Martin Pipe Listens In To A Bluetooth Headphone Amplifier From Experts FiiO Of China.
A Great Way To Get Good Sound Without Wires.


55 Avid Integra Amplifier
Avid Come Up With Massive Amplifier Designed To Punch Out Rock With Awesome Ability.
Noel Keywood Gets To Grips With A Sound That Is Impressive.


16 Black Rhodium Charleston Cables
Martin Pipe Listens To A New Cable From Black Rhodium.


39 Bristol Show Report
This Year's Bristol Show In Pictures From The Hi-Fi World Team That Were There And Saw The Action.


44 World Awards Feature
Every Year At The Bristol Show We Present Our Sparkling Hi-Fi World Globe Awards To Manufacturers Of The Best Products From The Previous Year.
Here Are The Faces Behind The Companies That Won.


51 Audiojumble 2020
Martin Pipe Gives Us His Personal Experience Of Attending The 2020 Audio Jumble, Floods And All!


11 Obituary: Jon Myles Tribute
Our Much-Loved Hi-Fi World Correspondent, Jon Myles, Passed Away Suddenly In February 2020.


80 News 
All The Latest And Greatest Vinyl Releases For You, From The Silver Pen Of Paul Rigby.


83 Luxman PD-151 Turntable
Luxman Of Japan Come Up With A Swish New Vinyl Spinner.
Noel Keywood Takes A Close Look At What It Has To Offer.


89 Ortofon Quintet Bronze Cartridge
Want An Affordable Moving Coil Cartridge?
Many Do And Ask About This Cartridge In Particular.
So Here Is A Re-Visit Where Noel Keywood Updates Tony Bolton's 2014 Report.


93 Audiophile Book 
In The Sixties, A Book By Barry Miles That Paul Rigby Reviews For All Those That Were There And Wondered What Was Happening!


48 Lime Ears In-Ear Headphones
Martin Pipe – Our Headphone Expert – Listens To New Sublime In Ears From Lime. Great Name!


And More... 
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...


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
Baby Pop, From France Gall.
Paul Rigby Looks At An Unusual Twinkling Star From Paris.
Not Mainstream Perhaps – But A Light Of Her Time.




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