Ultimate Guide to Systems 2009
The What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision Ultimate Guide to Systems 2009 goes on sale today, April 2nd. It's packed with tests of all the latest hi-fi and home cinema kit

About to buy a new hi-fi or home cinema system? Make sure you don't miss the What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision Ultimate Guide to Systems, on sale 2nd April.

Inside, you'll find hundreds of reviews of the latest and best kit, including more than 20 sensational one-make separates systems for superior hi-fi and home cinema performance.

We've also covered compact hi-fi and home-cinema-in-a-box systems, DAB and desktop hi-fi kit, iPod docks, music servers, media players, televisions, games consoles and Blu-ray disc players.

Naturally, you'll also find reviews of all the essential extras you'll need to make your system sing, and in a special feature this issue, we've also included tips on how to squeeze the most performance from your kit without spending a penny.

More after the break

The future of digital downloadingAnd if all that's not enough, we've also lifted the lid on the music industry's future in the age of digital downloading.

In our in-depth MP3 Revolution feature, we explore the changing face of music consumption, and ask what it means for hi-fi to come.

Along the way, we talk to everyone from the founders of Spotify and Last.fm to senior names at B&W, Chord Electronics, Cyrus, Linn, Meridian and Naim. Want to know what hi-fi will be like in the years to come? You need to read this...

The What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision Ultimate Guide to Systems is on sale April 2nd priced £4.99 – you can find it in Asda, Borders, Sainsburys and WH Smith.

To find out more about this month's issue, see our Ultimate Guides page.