NEWS: A sneak preview of the What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision Show 2007

You may be looking forward to your summer hols as you read this, but our minds have already turned to the What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision Show, taking place at the Novotel London-Hammersmith from November 2-4.

It's the UK's premier gadget and hi-fi event, and we've got a sneak preview of what you'll be able to see there.

A host of big names have already signed up for the show, including Arcam, Cyrus, Denon, Marantz, Monitor Audio, Naim, NAD, Pioneer, Quad, Sony and many, many more. And don't forget our sister magazine Stuff will be there, too.

We're anticipating plenty of exclusive product launches at the event, and Denon has just confirmed it will unveil its 2008 flagship AVP-A1HD preamp/processor and matching POA-A1HD 10-channel power amp at the show.

This two-box behemoth is apparently twice as heavy as its predecessor (and that's saying something!), and is packed to the gills with state-of-the-art technology.

There's far too much to list everything here, but suffice to say that the power amp delivers 300W across ten channels, and the £10,000 combo can decode Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD via HDMI 1.3a, has full networking capability with built-in wi-fi and Ethernet, is iPod ready and can stream music from PCs and Macs. Oh, and it has internet radio offering up to 7000 stations.

To find out more, visit or call 0870 040 0383.

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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.