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News & Features

NEWS
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‘Stranger Things’ S4 gets an Ambeo makeover
- PSB goes retro with the Passif 50
- Our picks from Munich High End
- Aurender’s new $15k streamer
- Musical Fidelity multichannel power amps 
- Paradigm wants to hide your subwoofer
- Bob Dylan one-off sells for £1.4m 

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NEW BLUETOOTH, SAME OLD...
The Editor is excited then deflated by the announcement of a new Bluetooth codec which may soon arrive to ruin all our headphones.

EISA AWARDS 2022-2023
As an EISA publication we’ve been assessing and voting along with 59 other editors from 29 countries, to bring you all these global winners.

how to... CHOOSE A PROJECTOR
To introduce two mini and one massive projector reviews, here’s what to consider before going BIG.

how to... CHOOSE A SOUNDBAR
Four soundbar reviews this issue, but here’s what to consider first – do you want a soundbar at all?

1980s MOVIE ICONS
How the trials of the decade of greed made — or broke — three of Hollywood’s biggest names, two of whom are still delivering Hollywood gold.

CLASSIC TRACK
Before he became The Boss he was remarkably lost for a smash of his own, until he came up with his classic Born To Run. The world would soon know the name of Bruce Springsteen.

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Kicking big-screen goals

PROJECTOR REVIEWS
BenQ GS50 portable projector

Cute looks, battery power, splash-proofing and a smart Android TV interface could make BenQ’s GS50 the perfect little outdoor projector.

PHILIPS PicoPix MaxTV portable projector 
An even smaller projector with battery power, Android smarts and some useful bonus settings. 

HISENSE 120l9G Laser TV
An ultra-short-throw laser projector loaded with sufficient TV-like functions for Hisense to call it a Laser TV. We enjoy a brief hands-on session.

SOUNDBAR REVIEWS
BOWERS & WILKINS Panorama 3 soundbar 
No subwoofer required with the Panorama 3, which aims to cover all your movie and music requirements from a soundbar alone.

DEVIALET Dione soundbar
Our second sub-less soundbar aims for the very heights of the market with a price just under $4000 — and a top-level performance to match.

POLK MagniFi Mini AX soundbar
A nicely-priced bar with impressive sonic slam, especially given such a small ‘lozenge’ of a bar sitting up under your TV, bolstered by a great sub.

SONOS Ray soundbar 
The latest Sonos soundbar arrives at an impressively low price considering it includes full Sonos networking. Can it also deliver movie joy?

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WISH FULFILLMENT
It’s this family’s third home cinema, yet Anderson AVI teamed up with industry experts to deliver a movie room that exceeded their expectations.

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HI-FI REVIEWS
REGA Elicit MK5 stereo amplifier
The turntable company delivers a fine amplifier into which you can plug your turntable...

KEF LSX II wireless active speakers
A sensational update of KEF’s baby wireless speakers makes us fall in love all over again.

MARCH AUDIO Sointuva WG standmount loudspeakers 
Australia now has a new loudspeaker brand with top technology and a dynamite performance.

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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.