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September 2022


Hi-Fi World September 2022

Gear Reviews And Letters From You
Hi-Fi World tells you why we love music.
Editorial By Noel Keywood


  Long ago Arcam produced their Black Box DAC. It was very good – we used one in-house for some time – but styling? Forget it. The HiFi Rose RA180 amplifier is opposite: it has had some serious design effort to inject visual intrigue: gears turn around before your eyes and a mechanical pointer moves horizontally – it is no bland black box. Visually ornate – but does it work in hi-fi terms as the Arcam did so well? You can find out on P18.

There are many ways to make a high quality phono stage. Exposure use their own long-successful approach of top quality discrete electronics (no silicon chips) combined with rigid power supplies, quiet and able to sustain short term musical peaks. The result is a large and expensive two box combination. But how does it sound? Find out on p64 where vinyl expert John Pickford gives it expert attention.


Hi-Fi World September 2022


In our Letters section and News there's talk about the enjoyment that can be had from VHF/FM. The wonders of listening to high quality live studio chat through a Leak Troughline tuner I know well: with no storage medium in the way this is an intense audio experience. I've done many studio talks from small, sound damped studios with a decent mic in front of me and know that you get a strong connection right to the person at the mic. See Letters on p24 to read more.

Easy to think VHF/FM is now old tech of no merit – but is it? In News on p7 we learn that America has not been told VHF/FM is outdated and unworthy (as we have in the UK and Europe). There they still value quality VHF/FM radio to bring music into people's everyday lives without vagaries of internet, Wi-Fi and all else. I hope we can take a close look soon at the McIntosh MR89 tuner that serves VHF/FM in the USA, especially if it has a digital Software Defined Radio front-end since they provide astonishing performance.

The old technologies of VHF/FM radio and LP are still with us and thriving. Hi-Fi World can tell you why. I hope you enjoy.



— Noel Keywood
Editor, HiFi World




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