March 2012 issue on sale today!

The March 2012 issue of What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision goes on sale today, and what a mighty fine issue it is, even if we do say so ourselves.

It's packed with all the latest tech, including the new products you can expect to see hitting the shops this year, and a preview of what's in store at the Bristol Sound & Vision Show later this month.

Mindful of the fact that everyone wants better value for their cash these days, we've pulled together a test of five amazing value 40-42in smart TVs, all for less than £650. Now that's what we call a bargain.

And if you store most of your music on a PC or laptop, don't miss our test of superb desktop speakers that will transform your listening experience. We have the latest models from B&W, Epoz and Focal.

Alternatively, how about a micro hi-fi system with the latest streaming abilities? For less than £300 you can now have a system that plays CDs, receives DAB/FM radio, docks your iPod/iPhone and will stream music over your home network.

For true hi-fi fans with a full-blown separates system, we've rounded up four gorgeous pairs of standmount speakers around the two grand mark for a no-holds-barred Group Test.

Elsewhere in the issue our Supertest focuses on one-make home cinema systems (Blu-ray player plus AV amp/receiver), priced from £1150 to £1800, with combos from Harman Kardon, Onkyo, Pioneer and Yamaha.

And, as ever, we have a packed First Tests section with exclusive reviews of the new Cambridge Audio Azur 651C/651A CD player and stereo amp, Monitor Audio Gold GX200 floorstanding speakers, Rega Fono Mini A2D phono stage and Cyp AU-D160 DAC/headphone amp.

Oh, and also KEF's KHT3005 HD2 style speaker package, Pioneer's SC-LX75 home cinema amp and Toshiba's tech-laden 46in 3D, LCD/LED smart TV.

That not enough? Then why not enter our competition to win a superb Dali Fazon 5 5.1 surround sound speaker package. We've got three sets to give away, each worth £1300.

And if you want to enjoy some music take a listen to our 2012 Spotify playlist, which we've just updated with more tracks from this issue.

Finally, don't forget you can download our digital edition to your PC, Mac, iPad or Android device by following this link to Exact Editions or this link to Zinio.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.