Bristol Sound & Vision Show rebrands: now it's The Bristol Hi-Fi Show

For 31 years, the UK's biggest consumer electronics show (held in Bristol every February) has been the place to scour the latest hi-fi and AV products from the best brands in the industry.

But despite the presence of projectors and, in recent years, Dolby Atmos speakers at the show, we’ve seen a dominance of two-channel components and demos of late - it's a trend that harks back to the show’s stereo beginnings as "Hi-Fi ’87".

As the organisers, Audio T, feel the billing of ‘Sound & Vision’ is becoming a little misleading, from next year the show (which is being held between Friday 22nd and Sunday 24th February 2019) will be called The Bristol Hi-Fi Show. (Mind you, we'll no doubt still refer to it informally as The Bristol Show.)

AV brands will, however, still be welcome to showcase their products - so we hope the regular presence of home cinema fare from the likes of Optoma, Arcam and Canton continues.

Following its recent acquisition by Future plc, What Hi-Fi? very much hopes to remain involved as a media partner of the show.


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Becky Roberts

Becky is the managing editor of What Hi-Fi? and, since her recent move to Melbourne, also the editor of Australian Hi-Fi magazine. During her 10 years in the hi-fi industry, she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching Liverpool FC and horror movies, and hunting for gluten-free cake.