January issue now on sale

Welcome to the January issue
First up, hearty thanks to everyone who sent us info on their fave recent hi-fi purchases. The celebrations start on p15 where you’ll find your appreciations of a stunning variety of products, from a reconditioned Tascam MD-350, a Rega Planar 8, an SME Synergy and the discovery of a discontinued Brinkmann La Grange, to the vast improvements afforded by the use of a Gutwire Perfect Ground Cable, plus loads more.

Elsewhere there’s a neat Xmas combo offer from Naim and Focal in our Audiophile news pages and a close-fought contest between five affordable smart wireless speakers in our Group Test.

Special guest this month is The Divine Comedy’s Neil Hannon who elegantly talks us through the many joys and intricacies of remastering back catalogue recordings while under lockdown. Plus, there’s some encouraging news in our Opinions columns on how the UK’s live music circuit is planning to start up safely again in the not too distant future.

Next month is our annual, bumper 164-page Yearbook full of all the best kit launched over the past 12 months so keep your eyes peeled for that.

In the meantime, enjoy the issue.