If you want firm evidence that hi-fi's not just alive but actually flourishing, take a peep inside our latest Ultimate Guide to Hi-Fi, on sale from June 21. We’ve packed it with an incredible 350 recommended products – that’s 100 more than last year! – as proof there’s a bumper crop of hi-fi kit to choose from.

Whatever your budget, we can tempt you with some fabulous new CD players, amazing amps, stupendous speakers and top-notch turntables, as well as the latest iPod docks. You’ll find all our five-star winners (and many good four-star ones too) nestling within the pages and, if it’s technical info you’re after, there’s our comprehensive Buying Guide.

Among the special features are

  • SYSTEM SOLUTIONS - Mixing and matching separate components still delivers the best sound-per-pound, so check out the best kit for your cash
  • THE VINYL REVIVAL - Still got a stash of records in the loft? Now’s the time to dust them down and invest in a tip-top turntable.
  • ESSENTIAL UPGRADES - Whether you need a stylish hi-fi rack, a pair of comfy cans or killer cables, we reveal our favourites.
  • GIVE YOUR iPOD A BOOST - You’ve got an entire library of tunes on your iPod, so hook it up to your hi-fi with a performance-boosting dock.

The What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision Ultimate Guide to Hi-Fi is on sale from June 21 at £4.99.

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