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Hi-Fi World    November 2013


Hi-Fi World November 2013    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...
Editorial By Noel Keywood

6 News
Words From The World...

19 Mail
Eight Pages Of Your Views, Wonderful As Always...

33 Competition
Your Chance To Win An Inspire Black Magic Si Turntable Worth 690

38 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 Vinyl
Paul Rigby Rounds Up The Latest Audiophile Vinyl Releases

76 World Classics
Brilliant Designs That Have Stood The Test Of Time...

71, 73 and 75 Opinion
The Team Get To Grips With Matters Music, Hi-Hi And Life!


28 Quadral Orkan VIII Aktiv loudspeakers
Noel Keywood listens to active loudspeakers and is impressed

59 Acoustic Energy 300 loudspeakers 
Jon Myles gets great bass from budget AES

83 NuForce Cube
Jon Myles listens to neat little computer speakers


14 Cyrus Stream XA/n-remote
Martin pipe gets streaming with the new Cyrus XA

34 Creek Evolution 2 amplifier
Martin pipe renews his love of creek with a new evolution

41 Cowan D2 MP3 player
Martin pipe tackles a smart little media player

56 Arcam Rblink Bluetooth receiver
Jon Myles on the wonders of music over Bluetooth

67 NAD wireless USB DAC
Jon Myles takes to the air with USB


10 Icon Audio Stereo 60 MkIII KT150 amplifier
Noel Keywood lives with the new KT150 valve

52 Naim Nait 5si
Jon Myles loves Naim's new Nait 5si amplifier


102 Direct drive turntables
The secrets of direct drive are revealed by expert Dave Cawley of timestep electronics/sound hi-fi in this first installment


Olde Worlde
105 Marantz DD82 digital cassette deck
Martin Pipe on the history of DCC and the workings of a Marantz DD82 DCC recorder


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

86 Project Essential II turntable
Tony Bolton on a super budget lp spinner

91 Leema Elementary Ultra phonostage
Tony Bolton reviews a great new phono stage from Leema

95 Soundbites
Acc-See 7" clear PVC record sleeves/analogue studio inner record sleeves/glorious record box vinyl lp storage


63 Onkyo Headphones
Martin Pipe Checks Out Onkyo ES-HF300 Headphones

96 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

114 Classic Cuts 
10cc, By Paul Rigby


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