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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.
TURNTABLES FOR VINYL
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...
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
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.
CEDIA awards 2021 - BEST INTEGRATED HOMES
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!
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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