January's Hi-Fi Choice magazine has the usual wide range of features and equipment reviews, including our unique blind listening group test. The magazine is packed with products and ideas for getting the best possible sound from your hi-fi through tuning and tweaking. We're featuring our regular Choice Extras accessories reviews, and the Apps section, for users of smartphones and tablets who want more music-related functionality.

Here's a taste of what's inside the new issue, out Friday 7th December...

PRODUCT REVIEWS

PHONO STAGE GROUP TEST

Six affordable phono stages get the Hi-Fi Choice Blind Listening test treatment, including Creeks' OBH-15 MK2, Heed's Questar MM, Icon Audio PS2, Leema Essentials, Lehmann Black Cube Statement and Thorens' MM-005

KEF R300 STANDMOUNT SPEAKER

This superbly engineered little box gets technology from KEF's Reference series to give a superb sound at real-world price. Just £1,000 buys you a great sounding speaker.

 

ACOUSTIC SOLID 111 TURNTABLE

There's no shortage of excellent sub-£1,000 vinyl spinners these days, so how does this finely built German turntable stack up? We put this neat looking deck through its paces...

ECLIPSE TD501ZMK2 SPEAKER

Not something you'd miss in a room full of speakers, these striking looking Japanese designed and built spheres look and sound like literally nothing else around...

OPPO BDP-103EU BD PLAYER

This Chinese manufacturer is well known for the superb picture quality of its Blu-ray players, but how does its new budget model sound as a CD, SACD and DVD-Audio player?

CHOICE EXTRAS SECTION

Six pages of the latest and greatest audio accessories, from the likes of Analogue Seduction, Black Rhodium, GFK Acoustics, Isokinetic and Russ Andrews Accessories...

FEATURES

THE WHARFEDALE STORY

We trace the history and products of one of Britain's most distinguished loudspeaker marques, from its early days in Yorkshire to its brave new world in China today.

RETRO: LECSON AC1/AP1 AMPS

One of the most iconic hi-fi designs of the nineteen seventies, this stunning styled preamplifier and power amplifier combination came from the people that went on to form Meridian Audio...

YEAR IN MUSIC XMAS SPECIAL It was a great year for pop fans, but there was so much more going on too, as the Beatles and the Stones truly came into their own...

NEWS AND COMMENT

AUDIOFILE

Quad's exciting new 2812 and 2912 electrostatic loudspeakers get previewed, plus much more!

OPINION David Price, Malcolm Steward and Jason Kennedy opine on matters audiophile for your pleasure...
HI FI CHOICES All your audio-related thoughts and feelings, and our advice given for free. Email us at letters@hifichoice.co.uk
BACK CHAT Our monthly missive on industry rumours, forthcoming products and a look back at previous years in hi-fi.