Awards frenzy is upon us, with the special issue going to press early next week, and on sale on October 18th. And planning is well underway for for the London WHFSV show - you can book tickets here. After all, it's only five weeks away - and then it's only seven weeks to Christmas!

With that sobering thought in mind, on the the website we've...

Oh, and we've launched two great competitions. In one, you stand a chance of winning Jason Plato's 150mph+ Seat Leon Cupra, while our web-exclusive contest has The Chord Company's Chorus 2 interconnects up for grabs.

Meanwhile over in the forums, there are now almost 5000 registered users. This week they still haven't finished debating the merits – or otherwise – of mains cables (it goes on and on and on like the Energizer bunny), and you've been talking about whether you can use two integrated amps for biamping, and asking for pointers when starting out in building a jazz collection.

Why not join in? Click here to start talking hi-fi and home cinema with fellow enthusiasts!

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Meanwhile the November issue of the magazine is now on sale, with tests of the best 40-42in TVs around, affordable projectors, AV receivers around £400, internet radios and heavyweight integrated amplifiers. Click here to find out more, or here to subscribe.