Sound+Image Mar-Apr 2022: new issue out now

Issue 344: Sound+Image magazine (Mar-Apr 2022)
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Sound+Image #344 is now on sale, featuring the best of the latest hi-fi and AV releases, in-depth reviews and features, including our complete Buying Guide, fully updated with all the latest Sound+Image Award winners.

Issue 344: Sound+Image magazine (Mar-Apr 2022)

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Review: Canton Smart 5.1 multichannel amplifier 

Why do you need a hulking great receiver to enjoy surround sound? Canton’s neat little amplifier proves that there is another way.

Group test: 5.1 Speaker Package

Try as soundbars may, they cannot match the true surround sound possibilities offered by 5.1-channel (or more) speaker packages. We listen to six of the best, from $3000 to over $20k.

- Q Acoustics 3050i 5.1 pack
- ELAC Debut 2.0 5.1 pack
- Triangle Borea BR03 5.1 pack
- DALI Oberon 5 5.1 pack
- Dynaudio Evoke 50 5.1 pack
- JBL Synthesis HDI 5.1 pack
- Architectural loudspeakers 

Issue 344: Sound+Image magazine (Mar-Apr 2022)

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New Series: Dealer System

In this new series, we invite a top hi-fi shop to recommend a top hi-fi system. First up, Brisbane’s The Audio Tailor builds a $9999 streaming system. 

Review: Silent Angel Munich M1 streamer 

Silent Angel has ‘shrunk the hi-fi’, delivering a delightfully dinky streamer with solid performance and an app that never quits.

Review: Klipsch Heresy IV stereo loudspeakers 

Klipsch’s ‘Heritage’ Heresy loudspeaker succeeds on two counts – heresy by name, heresy by deed, and heresy by nature… wait, that’s three counts…

Review: KEF KC62 subwoofer 

How has KEF coaxed such bass from a subwoofer so small? Partly by bending one of the Iron Laws of audio design with a clever new driver structure.

Issue 344: Sound+Image magazine (Mar-Apr 2022)

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Home Cinema Installations

CEDIA Awards 2021

We’re delighted to reveal in all their glory the finalists and winners of the home cinema categories in CEDIA’s Asia-Pacific Awards.

Total Upgrade

This multipurpose Western Australian cinema room goes from 65-inch TV to 4K projection, from 5.1.4 sound to 7.2.4... and from plain white walls to designer decor, thanks to Rogue Home Cinema.

Issue 344: Sound+Image magazine (Mar-Apr 2022)

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Buying Guide

Refreshed with our latest award-winners, our Buying Guide brings you the best you can buy, with every one a winner...

- Projectors
- Streaming music players
- Systems & wireless speakers
- CD players & DACs
- Headphone
- Amplifiers
- Soundbars
- Subwoofers
- Loudspeaker
- Turntables
& more!

As always the mag is packed with news, views, music and movies. 

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Sound+Image is Australia's no.1 mag for audio & AV – sister magazine to Australian Hi-Fi and to the UK's What Hi-Fi?, and bestower of the annual Sound+Image Awards, which since 1989 have recognised the year's best hi-fi and home cinema products and installations. While Sound+Image lives here online as part of our group, our true nature is best revealed in the print magazines and digital issues, which curate unique collections of content each issue under the Editorship of Jez Ford, in a celebration of the joys that real hi-fi and high-quality AV can bring. Enjoy essential reviews of the most exciting new gear, features on Australia's best home cinemas, advice on how to find your sound, and our full Buying Guide based on all our current and past award-winners, all wrapped up with the latest news and editorial ponderings. Click here for more information about Sound+Image, including links to buy individual digital editions and details on how best to subscribe.