Just like to say big up to what hifi on the lastest edition. Lots variety & interesting stuff to read. The Dragonfly from audioqest to the chord hd, & lots of headphones. It was a nice read.
No rules. If it sounds good to you it sounds Right!!.Transpor:t . Oppo BDP-105EU Blue ray player. DAC:Musical Fidelity V90. AMP: Arcam AVR450. SPEAKER'S: Boston acoustics M340.
I look forward to reading the latest edition
All the best
Rick @ Musicraft
Musicraft (Derby), Specialist Hi-Fi/AV & Multimedia Dealer
good accurate audio monitoring and good sound reproduction to all
Thanks for your kind words! Now, back to the test rooms!
Reviews Editor, What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision & whathifi.com
Now, back to the test rooms!
To catch a Dragonfly?
Shh, don't ruin it for me...downloading it
Denon DNP-720AE network streamer, Mordaunt Short Mezzo 6, Cayin A-55 T, Technics-SLQ210, Denon DP-29F turntable, 540p, Dac-magic, Marantz 5004CD and 6025 Turntable, Mac ,Pure AV interconnects, QED Revelation speaker cables, QED Performance interconnects.
Akg K702, Grado SR60i, UE Triple-fi, Musical Fidelity X-cans, HRT Music Streamer 2+
Its looking like the thinnest issue ever. Am I imagining it, or is this magazine losing pages. I am sure I remember almost breaking a wrist trying to pick up WHF one handed some years ago, or is it just thinner paper etc...........
I have to say that I have become disappointed with its almost repeat TV content, its quite samey every month and having subscribed for years, I think may change soon.....I might buy something with ships in it.....
Seriously, I loved this mag and used to be poised by the letterbox waiting for it, now I come in from work, toss it in the magazine rack and read it a few days later in about thirty minutes tops. I dont even keep the back copies anymore, they get tossed pretty sharply.
Even the horrid little man at Portsmouth recycling centre doesnt leap a the back copies when I ditch them like he does with most every other broken item I take there.
I feel saddened, but relieved to cut my subscription, I knew I was wasting my money, but the ties where so deep, bye bye WHF mag and thanks for the memories........
System1-Roksan Kandy L3 amp, Audiolab 8200 CD, B&W CM8's, Sonos zp90, Appletv for spotify via macbook pro. Russ Andrews Classic PowerKord on Roksan & Audiolab.
System2-Marantz cd603, airplay via mac, Sonos zp90, Q Acoustics 2010
Home cinema-Pioneer vsx2020, virgin tivo, Boxee, pioneer bluray, humax hdsat pvr, kef3005 speakers, wdtv live, lg590 50 TV
Games room- pana 42" tv, ps3, sony reciever, humax freeview box, ma speakers, Sonos zp90
Master bedroom- Sonos zp120, Cyrus CD8 SE, Linn Kelidh speakers, Pioneer 26" tv, Panasonic bluray, virgin tv box. All rooms fed 30 mb broadband via homeplugs
Not enough Hifi to many phones tvs etc the last copy that I got was just the best amps which was just reviews from over the last year or so . I now have a quick flick at sainsburys to see if its worth my hard earned I used to just buy it read it from cover to cover . I must say that this forum is the best guide so thanks guys
Musical fidelity M6i Roksan caspian M2 cdp Atc scm 40s Tellurium Q black speaker cable chord chamelian xlr graham slee novo sennheiser hd598
I no longer automatically buy any magazine. I immediately jumped straight to that Dragonfly review so the cover must have been pretty effective.
As for not being exclusively HiFi - it would have died long ago as would most shops that didn't also sell TVs. You can't run any magazine unless it's about pensions for the forty/fifty plus male population if you want to survive. Expect to see more phone reviews in future issues. Most magazines are fighting for their very existence.
I thought it one of the best recent issues - good work guys!
"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds - the pessimist fears this is true."
James Branch Cabell
MAIN: Apple TV2, Mac Mini (controlled from various iThings using Remote), CA Azur 751BD & Panasonic P42V20B into audiolab M-DAC, feeding a Primare A34.2 class D power amp via XLRs, 2x 5m of Atlas Ascent 2 firing up Totem Arros. DALI Kubik Free in my kitchen
ON THE HOOF: iPhone 5S/Sennheiser MM450.
I must admit after the last few issues I wasn't going to buy this issue, but I gave in due to the headphone review. Wish I hadn't bothered, most of the line up was just past reviews slapped together to fill a couple of pages, very disappointing. Next time I'll thumb the magazine in the shop, read the few pages of interest and put it back on the shelf. Unfortunately it doesn't warrant the £4.75 price tag any more.
I guess the problem is that if we don't buy the magazine there won't be a forum!
Oh well it seems am on my own here
I rather enjoyed it, but it's the first time I've actually bought the mag so can't compare it to previous editions. I expect there are plenty of people buying the mag for the first time because they've got a taste for it through the forums.
The Dragonfly review made me want to buy a smartphone with a standard USB connection. I don't suppose such a thing exists though.
Main system: PC --> HRT Music Streamer II+ --> Naim Nait 5i --> B&W CM8
Second system: iPhone --> Denon DM39 --> Q Acoustics 2020i
Amazingly, in the supermarket this aftermoon, I witnessed a woman taking a can of spray deodorant from the shelf, sticking it up her T-shirt to spray each armpit in turn, then puttng it back on ths shelf. Some people, eh?
Audio Editor, Gramophone
That's the pits!
You should have filmed the event with a digital camera for YouTube (before placing it back in it's box on the shelf).
Don't get me started: people who stand there bold as brass, read all the bits they want then put it back, dog-eared and 'used' for someone else to buy, wind me up no end. It'a shop not a bloody library.
Main system: Mac Mini 2011 • HRT II+ DAC • Marantz CD 63 mkII KI & PM66 KI • MS 10i speakers [borrowed]
In storage: Thorens TD160 (no cart) • Cyrus 2 & PSX • Cyrus tuner • Technics SL-P777 • Nakamichi DR-1
And then uploaded it using a computer the shop was selling, before putting it back on the shelf? Sorry, was too busy making myself a sandwich with ham, cheese and bread and butter, before putting the leftovers back on the shelf. Did wipe the knife with a couple of sheets I nicked from a roll I put back on the shelf, before putting it back in the 'four place settings for £6.99' – ripoff merchants! – boxset, though.
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