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Hi-Fi World     Volume 21 Number 2     April 2011

Hi-Fi World Volume 21 Number 2 April 2011    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 Brave New World Of Digital
By David Price

7 NEWS: Words from the front... 

36 MAIL: Ten pages of your views; no small amount of controversy here...

58 WORLD STANDARDS: Our guide to the latest and greatest hi-fi hardware on sale.

74 WORLD CLASSICS: Brilliant designs that have stood the test of time...

73 COMPETITION: Your chance to win a superb pair of Triangle Antal Anniversary  loudspeakers, worth £1850!

82 SUBSCRIPTIONS: Ensure your copy every month and save money too!


Adam Smith replaces his vinyl based high end hi-fi with Wadia's dinky i170/152 iPod dock, DAC and amplifier combination...

SHOW TIME 66: Jason Kennedy flies Stateside to report on the CES 2011 show.

OLDEWORLDE 86: Adam Smith remembers Technics' epic RS-9900 twin box cassette deck.


LUXMAN D-05 12: David Price is impressed by this high end Japanese SACD spinner.

iXTremer 17: Patrick Cleasby takes a first look at this great iPad gadget.

COWAN X7 23: Tim Jarman tries his hand out and about with Cowan's new X7 digital portable.

ELECTROCOMPANIET PD 1/EMS-1 32: This interesting new DAC/RF music streamer is reviewed by David Price.

MARANTZ SA KI PEARL LITE 46: David Price enjoys memorable moments with this affordable mid-price SACD player.


AUDIO RESEARCH DSi200 24: David Price tries a vast new American Class D integrated amplifier. 

ONKYO TX-SR608 28: Noel Keywood tunes in to this fine new AV receiver.


KINGSOUND QUEEN II 18: Noel Keywood is beguiled by these hybrid electrostatic speakers.

QUADRAL PLATINUM M4 50: Noel Keywood enjoys these reasonably priced German floorstanders.

KEF Q100 69: Paul Rigby checks out this pair of compact budget standmounters.


TEAC DR-358i 57


Vinyl Section
VINYL NEWS 98: Paul Rigby with all the latest black plastic releases...

ORIGIN LiVE TECHNICS SL-1210 100: Rafael Todes tries this interesting new take on the Technics theme.

SUTHERLAND HUBBLE 106: Tony Bolton is charmed by this premium priced battery phono stage.

HADCOCK GH-242 EXPORT 109: Rafael Todes reviews a quirky but capable classic tonearm.

VINYL VAULT 117: Paul Rigby tries out ABBA's 'The Vinyl Collection' vinyl box set.


84 Audiophile CD: Paul Rigby rounds up the latest releases.

89, 91, 93, 95, 97 OPINION: The team get to grips with matters music, hi-fi and life!

120 DIAL-A-DEALER: A comprehensive guide to UK hi-fi retailers.

123 CLASSIFIEDS: Two pages of second-hand bargains.

127 NEXT MONTH: What we hope to bring you in the next sizzling issue...


130 CLASSIC CUTS: David Price remembers the Human League's 1981 masterpiece, 'Dare'.



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