And you've only gone and put the honey of the moment on the front cover of the October issue. Arguably, this is the best one ever and I haven't even opened it up yet...!
Onkyo TX-NR818 / Tannoy Revolution DC4 / Marantz SA7001-KI
I know - Jon 'Don Draper' Hamm is gorgeous, isn't he?
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Former Group Editor of What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision and Whathifi.com
Great october issue , the best yet imo . been sitting here reading for hours in the garden while watching the shoreham air show !! glad i renewed my subscription
Glad to hear it - the team worked really hard to pack in the exclusives this issue. Thanks
Er...I mean, er...I was thinking more la Hendricks, but point taken!
Teeny tiny query - the all-in-one system shootout lists the Marantz 603's amp at 60w, which is true if rated at 6ohms, but it's a 40 watter at 8 ohms. I know Marantz quote this higher figure themselves which doesn't help, but does this mean there's a creeping trend towards this rating as the benchmark (and given that many AV amps quote to 6ohms as well usually)?
What's new in the October issue? What's the exclusive stuff you talk about ?
Lots of first reviews of products, ranging from Monitor Audio's new i-deck iPod dock through to the new Q Acoustics 7000 speaker package, NAD C446 music streamer, Wharfedale Jade stereo speakers, Sony STR-DH820 AV receiver and much much more.... Plus exclusive analysis and features, too.
More info and page previews on Wednesday when the issue goes on sale.
Not so much a creeping trend, as us trying to keep a level playing field by quoting the power of the systems by the same (rather liberally measured) criteria for each product, as in common with systems of this kind.
In fact the Marantz quotes
Rated output(1 kHz, total harmonic distortion 0.7 %, 8 Ω) 40 W + 40 W(1 kHz, total harmonic distortion 0.7 %, 6 Ω) 50 W + 50 W
Effective maximum output(1 kHz, total harmonic distortion 10 %, 8 Ω) 50 W + 50 W(1 kHz, total harmonic distortion 10 %, 6 Ω) 60 W + 60 W
Consulting Editor, What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision/whathifi.com Audio Editor, Gramophone
Thanks. I'll get my copy approx one week after the issue goes on sale in the UK. Is it possible for you to atleast tell which models are tested in the 40''- 42" TV Supertest.?
LG 42PW450TLG 42LW650TPanasonic TX-P42G30Panasonic TX-P42GT30Samsung UE40D5520Sony KDL-40CX523Sony KDL-40NX723
AFAIK we requested Sharp sets, but none were forthcoming
My subscription has ran out, what is the current offer in the mag? I can't wait until tomorrow to find out!!! The bargain hunter in me would like a cable of some sort. Last month was a headphone amp (if I remember right)
Pioneer Kuro 5090, Pioneer LX71 Blu Ray player, Marantz 7001 DVD Player, SKY HD, PS3, BLOK AV Rack, Marantz 6004 CD & Amp Combination with Monitor Audio BX2 Speakers, B&W Zeppelin.
WireWorld Luna 6 interconnect, worth £37, plus 18% off the shop price of the magazine.
You can get a sneaky peek at what's in the October issue here, full details online tomorrow morning.
Andy Clough is Brand Editor of What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision and whathifi.com
Not on the shelf in the Tesco I've just been to. Grrrr. 4 copies of the Sept. edition still on display though.
Marantz MCR603, Maplin mutistrand OFC, MA BR1s, AKG K44 • Pana TX-32LXD70, Pana DMR-EX769, V+, Thatcable HDMIs, Tacima • Dansette and HMV wind up gramophone.
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