Sound+Image May-June 2022: new issue out now

Sound+Image May-June 2022
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Sound+Image #345 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.

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Hi-Fi Reviews

Collectors, music lovers, retro fiends — whatever brings you back to the black stuff, there’s a deck here to suit your needs.
- Pro-Ject Primary E
- Rega Planar 1 
- Audio-Technica AT-LPW50BP
- Music Hall Classic
- Yamaha MusicCast Vinyl 500
- Clearaudio Concept
- Rega Planar 6
- Holbo MkII Airbearing Turntable
- Mark Levinson No. 5105

KLIPSCH + MCLAREN The Fives active speakers + T5 II earbuds 
Klipsch is harnessing F1’s power of papaya for special editions of these award-winning active speakers and true wireless earbuds.

AIAIAI TMA-2 Studio Wireless+ Bluetooth and wireless headphones
AIAIAI’s headphones arrive as a box of parts and offer wireless transmission that promises ultralow latency and monitoring quality. 

SONY WF-L900 LinkBuds
What the heck are LinkBuds? Sony puts on its innovation hat and comes up with a pair of earbuds for people who don’t like earbuds...

Audio-Visual Reviews

BenQ X3000i UHD projector
The next generation of DLP and a 4LED light engine help this neat near-cube deliver bright and clear gaming-optimised projection.

TCL TS8132 soundbar + subwoofer
This seems a straightforward soundbar and sub combo, but the TS8132 gains from upward-firing drivers and multiple streaming paths.

Hisense U5120G soundbar + subwoofer
A solid package from Hisense including side-firing and upfiring soundbar drivers to deliver 5.1.2-channel sound from Atmos sources.

Features & More

Mixed Messages
In our print magazine, the Editor continues his attempts at analogue inspiration, while in our digital edition he invites us all to get dancing. 

Bowers & Wilkins releases a new Panorama soundbar while also changing ownership again...
- Klipsch Reference hits new heights
- Grimm news from Europe
- Yamaha adds ‘care’ to true wireless
- M&K Sound V+ subs
- CD sees a sales rise: is this a revival? (hint: no)
- Epson’s new 4K LS12000 projector
- The stylish all-in-one Sonus faber Omnia 
- Samsung’s 2022 TVs, but where’s QD-OLED? 
- Sennheiser’s high-end IE 600 in-ears
- Artnovian home cinema treatments
- Inakustik air-gapped cables

Retailer Recommendations: $250k vinyl system
In this new series, we invite a top hi-fi shop to recommend a top hi-fi system. Sydney’s Audio Connection goes all out on the black stuff.

How to Choose a Turntable
To introduce our turntable group test this issue, here’s our guide to choosing the right deck to ensure you can get the best from vinyl.

We’re delighted to bring you all the finalists and winners from our region in CEDIA’s awards for the Best Integrated Homes. Welcome to Smart City!

Music Reviews
New post-lockdown releases from Johnny Marr and John Mellencamp, plus a double dose of 70s’ Glam Rock nuggets, an inspiring reissue of Keith Richard’s second ‘Winos’ solo album, and — at last — a non-limited-edition remaster release of the Cat Stevens soundtrack to Harold and Maude, now further enhanced with added dialogue clips.

Classic Track: The Boys Are Back in Town
The amazing tale of how Irish rockers Thin Lizzy were about to be dumped by their record label, and were saved only by a US radio station picking up on a track that nearly didn’t even make it onto the album. 

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

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Sound+Image May-June 2022

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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.