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The June 2009 issue of What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision has had a facelift, with a redesign, new features, more reviews and improved photography

What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision gets a makeover this month, with a fresh new design, new features and enhanced photography.

We've already given you a sneak preview of the new-look mag in Editor Richard Melville's blog, and from today you can buy it for yourself at all good newsagents.

It's all part of our mission to make the magazine even better, with more reviews, better photography and clearer links between the magazine and website.

Sound Advice is now based on questions from the Forums on whathifi.com, there's a new Playlist section that covers films, music and games, and a new back page called "I remember when..." which looks at old tech we've reviewed in the past.

And we'll be inviting three readers into our hallowed test rooms every month for The Big Question feature. We kick off this month with a detailed discussion of bitrate compression when listening to music stored on a computer.

More after the break

But don't think we've eased off on the Reviews section. Oh no! This month we've packed in 13 pages of First Tests, including an exclusive look at Sony's Eco-friendly KDL-46WE5 LCD TV, Arcam's flagship AVR600 multichannel receiver, B&W's Panorama soundbar and Onkyo's TX-SR607 AV receiver.

In the News section we've got a first look at Panasonic's DMR-BS850 Blu-ray recorder, and LG's first range of Freesat TVs.

Our June Supertest pits seven brand-new 32in LCD TVs against each other, with models from Sony, Panasonic, Samsung and LG, among others.

If your budget is a bit smaller, we've a roundup of affordable MP3 players and a Group Test of budget Blu-ray players.

For those who want to make the most of their high-definition home cinema system, we've put four top-notch AV receivers from Pioneer, Rotel, Sony and Yamaha through their paces.

And not forgetting our hi-fi readers, who can feast on a Group Test of £750-£899 stereo speakers, some high-quality headphones, a state-of-the-art CD player from Audio Research and Cabasse Egea speakers with a touch of French flair.

All this and more is in the bumper June 2009 issue of What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision, on sale today, May 6th. And don't forget to check out our video reviews and podcasts on whathifi.com.



SolidMusic's picture

researching the old magazines What-HiFi

Hi, I am interested in researching old magazines What-HiFi (BestBuy 's)that usually come out at the beginning or end of each year, the years I have interest will be 1990 to 2000. Can someone help me find where I look for. Thanks.
Andy Clough's picture

Old magazines

Are you referring to the Awards issue that comes out each October?