Well, looks like Spring is here, and at least down here in Teddington we don't seem to have had Winter at all. Bit of rain, bit of wind, but that's about it.

The March issue of the magazine is out, with highlights including our pick of the best 32in TV buys, Marantz taking on Rotel for top budget amp honours, and universal remote controls to simplify your system. Oh, and there's a new issue of the Ultimate Guides on sale next week, this time covering systems from minis and home cinema in a box packages through to separates combinations. More on that next week.

And we have a new team in place, after Ms Editor Newsome's elevation to Brand Director/Editor-in-Chief: you can catch up on the changes here.

The Sound and Vision show in Bristol is now only two weeks away, and plans are well underway for our demonstration and online coverage, not to mention giving you the chance to meet the new team.

Talking of online, this week we've....

Over in the Forums we now have over 9600 registered users and over 27,000 threads to keep you talking. We've been chewing the fat about five-star reviews, discussing interconnects and speaker cables, and even pondering the best wine choices.

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