October 2009 issue on sale now

October 2009 issue

We've a Supertest of the best 40-42in Full HD TVs in the world, with some surprise winners, and in our News section we cover the latest HDTV and 3DTV plans from Sky and Viirgin.

You also get your chance to cast your vote for our 2009 Readers' Award, and find out about our plans for the Manchester Sound and Vision Show, running from October 17th-18th.

Of course, this wouldn't be an issue of What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision if it wasn't packed with exclusive First Tests, and we've got plenty of them.

47 exclusive reviews!
We've taken a long, hard look – and listen – to Marantz's new 6003 CD player and stereo amp. We've also tested a new home cinema pairing from Pioneer, in the guise of its VSX-LX52 AV amp and matching BDP-LX52 Blu-ray player.

And on the hi-fi front you can read our verdict on Cambridge Audio's Sonata DR30 'miniature' amp and CD player, plus full-size models from Electrocompaniet.

For those looking for something less conventional, check out Geneva Lab's Model XL giant iPod dock/CD system and Sony's AIR-SA20PK wireless iPod system.

Also from Sony comes its much-anticipated £300 STR-DH800 AV receiver, and a new pair of headphones.

We haven't forgotten speakers this month, either, with new models from Leema, Yamaha, Dynaudio, Infinity and a compact subwoofer from Velodyne, the Impact-Mini.

Group Tests galore
But what about the Group Tests, you ask? Well, there's a six-way battle with £200-£250 budget hi-fi speakers, including Wharfedale's remarkable new Diamond 10.1, plus a style speaker package shootout between KEF, Mirage and Roth Audio.

Perhaps more controversially, we've also got a Group Test of Blu-ray laptop PCs for portable entertainment. And The Big Question reader feature this month covers the hot topic of racks and stands – just how much difference do they make?

Other highlights include a Roundup of wireless headphones, as well as a head-to-head between the Grado GS1000i and Sennheiser HD800 luxury headphones, at £1000 each.

Exclusive Blockbuster offer
And don't miss out on our exclusive Blockbuster offer, which entitles you to free unlimited Blu-ray and DVD rentals for 30 days.

All this and more is in the October issue of What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision, on sale now. And don't forget to keep checking here on whathifi.com for more news, reviews and competitions.