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RE: December issue feedback thread

You know, I kind of expected that to wrap automatically...

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RE: December issue feedback thread

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I have only just got the December issue, the awards must be the one before, or we have two this month.

The Awards issue is a separate issue from the usual monthly issues. I thought I was missing something, presumbly subscribers should have had the December issue by now?

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So I thought I would comment on this issue too, well it was good, I like the TV reviews and in a group test is interesting.

Again?

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I would like to see some of the high end Oppo Blu-ray players reviewed too.

They've been reviewed, I'm not sure there's been anything released since the last reviews has there?

 

Yep, got it today.  Yep, the 105 Oppo and the 103d Oppo have yet been reviewed, so I am eager to read about them.  Can't think of anything else I am waiting for.   :?

 

 

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December issue feedback thread

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RobinKidderminster wrote:

To get things started (and repeating a previois thread) ... I dont find many pages of exotic kit very interesting. One page to cover several items would do me.

It's not many pages though is it? One page? What would be the point? You're not going to learn anything from that at all.

I'd like MORE in the Temptations section, it's usually the most interesting part of the magazine, certainly more interesting than yet another TV group test (I understand why those have to be there though, I'm not blind to the commercial realities, unlike some).

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Please bring back the everyday user reviews. I found their reviews/opinions interesting. Sometimes in full agreement but often with differing opinions in comparison tests. I recon these better represent our more common experiences using kit in unfamiliar surroundings and with less expert ears..

Yeah I'd like to see The Big Question again, although it's not actually a review feature. I can imagine they may have run out of questions to ask though.

I'd like to see if the panel could tell the difference between full-fat 24-bit audio and properly downsampled 16-bit version of the same tracks (ie not a different 16-bit release which may not be using the same master).

Have to agree, I'd like to see The Big Question return. I took part in one comparing bluray players; budget, mid & expensive. I thoroughly enjoyed my day at WHF Towers and I'd do it again with some new stuff. It was good to see the test facilities and meet a couple of the guys and fellow readers.

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RE: December issue feedback thread

More coverage of British brands that begin with R and end in H.

Zero coverage on the forum of brands starting with A and ending in I. Just mind-numbing.

Maybe a mystery shopper article, going to a town and seeing how the different retailers get on. 

Maybe an occasional article on some of the great bands, their recordings and history.

More coverage of British brands that begin with R and end in H.

 

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What does the December issue look like? (cover)

I purchased the Award Winners mag but seen no other WHFI mag since then.

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Scarlett Johannsen is on the cover. As is a curved OLED TV.  Smile

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Scarlett Johannsen is on the cover.

Joe Cox wrote:

As is a curved OLED TV.  Smile

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In that case, no. No shops in my village AFAIA have the December copy.

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My copy of WhatApple, Tele and Soundbar arrived this morning.

 

Page 32  exclusive subscriber-only offers and discounts. When will we ever get one??? or even a subscriber-only competition to win a Burmeister. 

Spot the difference competition between, say, the Cyrus all-in-one hi-fi and a Lexmark all-in-one printer. Month two could be an Epson projector versus the front grill of a BMW. month three a Nad 7050 amplifier v a 1970s projector. Prize would be a day out at specsavers.

More serious suggestions. a reliability survey of products and customer service. Or lack there of. 

A ''those were the days'' article featuring classic hi-fi from yesteryear. Quad's radiators, Naim Olive series, Linn Sondek, Nakamishi cassteet deck etc.

Factory visits.For example. A day at the KEF factory showing the processes for making speakers. Same for amps, turntables etc.

Supertest for high end MP3 players. Will the Astell & Kern win? Probably.

Best recorders, Edirol R09-HR v Zoom H2 etc. the bootleggers best friends.

 

 

 

 

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jjbomber wrote:

My copy of WhatApple, Tele and Soundbar arrived this morning.

 

Page 32  exclusive subscriber-only offers and discounts. When will we ever get one??? or even a subscriber-only competition to win a Burmeister. 

Spot the difference competition between, say, the Cyrus all-in-one hi-fi and a Lexmark all-in-one printer. Month two could be an Epson projector versus the front grill of a BMW. month three a Nad 7050 amplifier v a 1970s projector. Prize would be a day out at specsavers.

More serious suggestions. a reliability survey of products and customer service. Or lack there of. 

A ''those were the days'' article featuring classic hi-fi from yesteryear. Quad's radiators, Naim Olive series, Linn Sondek, Nakamishi cassteet deck etc.

Factory visits.For example. A day at the KEF factory showing the processes for making speakers. Same for amps, turntables etc.

Supertest for high end MP3 players. Will the Astell & Kern win? Probably.

Best recorders, Edirol R09-HR v Zoom H2 etc. the bootleggers best friends.

 

 

 

 

 

Subscriber only discounts is great suggestion!  HCC have just done a lot of discounts in their latest mag for subscription including good gifts.  They are offering 3 for a pound and then every 3 months after £10, so that is £33 for a year subscription - good going!  

 

More for subscribers and discounts on the mag are definitely are a good step.   :cheers:

 

 

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plastic penguin wrote:

In that case, no. No shops in my village AFAIA have the December copy.

In the shops from Tuesday.

Joe Cox wrote:

December issue is indeed the new one, with subscribers now/any day. On sale Tuesday 19th November.

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plastic penguin wrote:

In that case, no. No shops in my village AFAIA have the December copy.

In the shops from Tuesday.

Joe Cox wrote:

December issue is indeed the new one, with subscribers now/any day. On sale Tuesday 19th November.

Cheers prof - that explains a lot. Assumed because Joe had asked for feedback it was already there.

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In that case, no. No shops in my village AFAIA have the December copy.

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I'd like MORE in the Temptations section, it's usually the most interesting part of the magazine,

Usually... I have to say I was disappointed in this month's Temptations, the first review was ok (although I've forgotten what it was) but I thought the inclusion of the ARCAM AVR-750 at £4000 and the NAIM SuperNait 2 at less than 3 grand were mis-placed, those are items I'd expect to see in the standard review sections of the magazine, I personally wouldn't consider either of them hi-end enough to feature in the Tempations section, not least because at least two people on here have already been asking about the ARCAM, so clearly £4k isn't that far out of reach of many people. I could actually buy both of these myself if I put them on a credit card. I wouldn't but I could.

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Not sure Lhc what your point is? Whilst already declaring a lack of interest in 'temptations' it remains personal opinion at what level high end or exotic is set. I would imagine 95%+ of regulars (forum or magasine) would consider a full hifi system costing in excess of £10k to be quite exotic. A full AV cinema maybe £20k. That is not to say some will be interested in expensive kit nor to say some could not afford it.

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