Sound+Image Sep-Oct 2021: new issue out now

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It's out now in print and digital form – the September-October 2021 issue of Sound+Image. 

Meet Anthem's magical movie machine and discover why you need to hear this sound-orientated AV receiver. 

Looking for a soundbar? We review JBL's compact bar and Samsung's extraordinary 11.1.4-channel soundbar system.

Seeking stunning stereo? Check out our top hi-fi reviews, and our comprehensive buying guide... 

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Yamaha NS-3000 stereo loudspeakers
Why choose Yamaha’s NS-3000 gloss-piano-black Zylon-loaded made-in-Japan standmounters? ‘Natural Sound’ is just the start...

Cambridge Audio DacMagic 200M DAC/preamp
Not many DACs can claim a silver anniversary, but Cambridge Audio’s DacMagic 200M maintains the magic of the 1996 original, and then some.   

Classé Delta pre/power amplifiers
Classé, the erstwhile amplification stablemate of Bowers & Wilkins, is back in da house.

JBL 4349 stereo loudspeakers
Listening to the 4349s from JBL’s Studio Monitor range is like a time-machine ticket to the original recording session.

Vinyl Record Cleaning System
We clean up our collection with a peel session.

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Dining Room Ditched!
This Western Australian family decided to clear away the cutlery and invite Rogue Home Cinema to prepare them an audio-visual feast instead. 

New Cinema From Old
Out with a previous cinema, in with this new reference room from Wavetrain Cinemas, wrapped in glorious Art Nouveau trimmings.

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Anthem MRX 540 AV receiver
A new look and new tech for Anthem’s new range, with the MRX 540 a delight, and not only for its sonic performance.

JBL Bar 5.0 Multibeam soundbar
JBL’s solidly-built soundbar packs in the features for movies and music, and requires no separate subwoofer to deliver the goods.  

Samsung HW-Q950A soundbar system
11 channels of surround and four of height? This soundbar system makes remarkable claims, but then manages to fulfil them. 

TCL 55C825 Mini LED 4K TV
Mini LED splits the LED blacklight of LCD into hundreds of zones with thousands of lights. The result is performance at the level of OLED.  

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Rewinding Video Tape
We kick off our 80s flashback with a nostalgic look at how VHS and Betamax changed our world. 

Classic Movies
- An American Werewolf in London
- Who Framed Roger Rabbit 

Top 5 Eighties Soundtracks
Brat packers, teen movies and films about fast cars and faster pilots... many with killer scores.

Classic album
In 1980 David Bowie and long-time producer Tony Visconti went all in on ‘Scary Monsters’: “We wanted to make our Sgt. Pepper!” 


JBL XTREME 3 wireless speaker
The Xtreme 3 may be a large wireless speaker, but its sound is very well proportioned...

Final Audio D8000 Pro headphones
Solid construction with a lightness of touch.   

Sony WF-1000XM4 true wireless
Do Sony’s updated buds maintain their lead? 

ag WHP01K NC wireless headphones
Affordable ANC tuned by a high-end brand.

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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.