May 2012 issue on sale now!

May 2012

The May 2012 edition of What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision is on sale today, both in print and online.

As ever, it's packed with exclusive reviews, group tests and top tips for upgrading your system.

This month we've got our hands on the new Apple iPad, Cyrus 6a amplifier, Cambridge Audio's SLA25 active speakers, Panasonic's DMP-BDT320 Blu-ray player, the Sony Xperia S smartphone, Philips's upmarket Fidelio L1 headphones and Panasonic's TX-P50GT50 plasma TV.

For those who want to take their first step into serious, hi-fi quality music streaming, our Supertest pits four state-of-the-art audio streamers against each other. Prices range from £400 to £700, and there are models from Cambridge Audio, Marantz, Pioneer and Pro-ject.

We also take a look at premium interactive 46in TVs with 3D and smart technology. The good news is that you can buy one from £1200.

And as every home cinema fan knows, there's more to watching your favourite films than just a great picture. Full surround sound is key too, and to that end we've tested a trio of stylish speaker packages that won't clutter up your living room.

The replacement for Bowers & Wilkin's Award-wining Mini Theatre range, the MT-60D, makes its debut and goes head-to-head with the Dali Fazon 3 5.1 and Monitor Audio Apex 5.1.

Want to boost your bass? We can help there too, with half a dozen subwoofers tried and tested, from just £350 – including the brand-new B&W PV1D, replacement for the legendary PV1.

Upgrade for less than £10
Naturally, we appreciate not everyone can afford to upgrade right now, so we've highlighted Ten Ways to Upgrade Your System for less than £10. From Blu-Tack to secure your speakers, Brasso to polish your plugs and sand to fill your speaker stands, these are simple, affordable ways to boost your hi-fi or AV set-up.

And finally, don't forget you can win one of four sets of Tannoy V4 speakers worth £1150 in this month's competition giveaway.

The May 2012 issue of What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision is on sale now in all good newsagents, or you can download the digital edition from Zinio or Apple Newsstand.

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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.