BRISTOL SHOW 2008: Just six weeks to go!

It seems just a matter of months since the WHAT HI-FI? SOUND AND VISION Show at Novotel London Hammersmith – well, it was – and yet it's event-time all over again, this time courtesy of the annual Bristol Sound and Vision Show.

From Friday 22nd until Sunday 24th February, the Marriot City Centre Hotel in Bristol will become the mecca for hi-fi and home cinema manufacturers and enthusiasts alike.

Almost 160 AV brands will be showing off a wealth of new products, and we will, of course, also be there. We'll have another top-notch demo room for you to enjoy, as well as a sound advice desk where you can pick the entire review team's collective brain about absolutely anything from the world of AV.

The exhibitor list so far? Deep breath...

Accustic Arts, Acoustic Energy, Acoustic Solid, Aesthetix, Analogue Productions, Apart, Apollo Hi-Fi Furniture, Arcam, Atacama Audio, Audia, Audio Technica Headphones, Audiolab, Audionet, AudioQuest, AVI, Black Rhodium, Bowers & Wilkins Loudspeakers, Bryston, C & C Hadcock, Ceratec, The Chord Company, Chord Electronics, Claritas, Classic Records, Clearaudio, Clearlight Audio, Connected Accoustic, Cyrus.

Da-Lite, Dali, Denon, Diverse Vinyl, Dynaudio, E-Vision, EBTB, Eclipse, Einstein, Elmob, EMI, Exposure, Faroudja, Fatbaby, Fatboy, Fatman, FIM, Flying Mole, Focal, Funk Firm, Furitech, Futureglass, GamuT, Goldring, Grado, Graham Slee, Halcro, Hercules, i.US, Icon Distribution, Icon Stands, Ingenious Audio, InVideo, Isotek, iTube, Just Racks, JVC, KEF, Kubala Sosna Cables, Last, Leema Electro Acoustics, Lehmann, Loewe, Logitech

Marantz, Meridian Audio, Merlin, MetaVision UK, Michell Engineering, Mission, Mitsubishi Electric, MJ Acoustics, Mobile Fidelity, Monitor Audio, Monster Cable, Mordaunt Short, NAD, Naim Audio, Neat Acoustics, Nordost, Nuforce, Okki Nokki, Onkyo, Optoma, Ortofon, Pioneer, Plinius, PMC, Pro-Ject, ProAc, Progressive Consumer Electronics, projectiondesign, Pure Pleasure

Q Acoustics, QED, Quadraspire, Radford, REL Acoustics, Rhino, Roksan, Roth, Ruark, Sapphire Screens, Sennheiser, Shakti, Shun Mook, Shure Personal Audio UK, Silvermann, SIM2, Sonoro Audio, Sonos, Sony BMG, Soundstyle, Sparta Cables, Speakers Corner, Spectral, Spendor, Stamford Audio, Stands Unique, Storm Audio, System Fidelity

Tannoy, Tech+Link International, Terratec, The Multi-Room Company, Tivoli, Totem Acoustic, True Colours Industries, Tvonics, Universal, Usher Audio, Uvem, van den Hul, Vienna Acoustics, Vincent, Vinyls Best, Vita Audio, Voix, VPI, What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision (yes, us!), Wilson Benesch, World Designs.

Doors are open from 10am to 5pm every day, and tickets are £8 for adults and £4 for students and senior citizens - accompanied children under 16 are free. Head to the show website for more info. See you there.

Andrew has written about audio and video products for the past 20+ years, and been a consumer journalist for more than 30 years, starting his career on camera magazines. Andrew has contributed to titles including What Hi-Fi?, GramophoneJazzwise and Hi-Fi CriticHi-Fi News & Record Review and Hi-Fi Choice. I’ve also written for a number of non-specialist and overseas magazines.