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Hi-Fi World   Volume 22 Number 10    December 2012


Hi-Fi World Volume 22 Number 10 December 2012    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

7 News: Words from the front...

21 Competition: Your chance to win a pair of WD KEL84 amplifier in this month's competition.

31 Mail: Seven pages of your views and opinions.

40 Subscriptions: Ensure your copy every month and save money too!

61 World standards: Updated guide to the latest and greatest hi-fi hardware on sale.

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

75, 77, 79, Opinion: The team get to grips with matters music, hi-fi and life!


18 Tannoy Revolution DC6T SE: Jon Myles listens to a new, affordable Tannoy.

46 Akkus v1 Bookshelf: Paul Rigby auditions a stand mount loudspeaker with bass.


12 Icon Audio mb845 MKIIm Signature: Noel Keywood enjoys one the best amplifiers around, in its latest form.

52 Moon 810lp: Noel Keywood and Rafael Todes on an £8k+ phono stage from Canada.

81 Onkyo TX-NR818 Surround Sound Receiver: Martin Pipe enjoys a complex but impressive AV receiver.


22 Motorola Xoom 2: Paul Rigby and Noel Keywood look at a tablet with audio pretensions.

28 Arcam R Link DAC: Jon Myles listens to a lovely little budget DAC.

39 Tivoli Model One BT: Paul Rigby tunes in a Bluetooth equipped vhf radio.

42 Epiphany E-DAC: Paul Rigby auditions a tiny DAC.

51 Bayan 3 iPod Doc: Paul Rigby checks out the latest iPod dock.


27 Mains cable r us – no.11, Asylum, Ultimate, mains cables :Paul Rigby listens to a brace of mains cables.


56 Jumble Of Joy: Martin Pipe scours an audio jumble for old classics -- and finds them!

70 Olde Worlde Philips 9710M: Haden Boardman explains what lies behind this full range drive unit.


109 Oyaide HPC-62HD cable/epiphany Atratus cable: Paul Rigby loves his cables and auditions some good ones here.


Vinyl Section
86 News: Paul Rigby has all the latest and greatest vinyl releases for you.

89 Inspire Vivid LP12 turntable + Ortofon TA-110 Arm: Rafael Todes spins an interesting combo from inspire, Linn LP12 with 13in Ortofon TA-110 arm.

93 Classic Cut: Paul Rigby on merle haggard, ‘the troubador'.

95 Avid Pellar: Paul Rigby auditions the latest budget phono stage from avid.

99 Sonik Sirclesme 3009 Upgrade: Tony Bolton tries an upgraded classic arm.

106 Classifieds: Two pages of second-hand bargains.


And More
110 Dial-a-Dealer: A comprehensive guide to UK hi-fi retailers.

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

113 Advertisers’ Index

114 Classic Cuts: Paul Rigby spins Frank Zappa's Hot Rats album.


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