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Welcome to the April issue

With the clocks springing forward and the urge upon us to get out and about, what better time to take a look at the best affordable, portable headphone amplifiers presently on offer?

The Group Test in this month’s issue compares half a dozen excellent DACs. Ranged in price from £70-£400 to account for varying depths of pocket, all were found to pleasurably enhance your experience of music on-the-go so... knock yourselves out!

Elsewhere we report back from February’s bustling Bristol Hi-Fi Show. The 33rd such gathering, it was packed with demos and product launches. See p10 for all the info on what you missed. Other issue highlights include an update on the new PMC twenty5i series of loudspeakers plus reviews of the excellent Primare I25 Prisma integrated amplifier/DAC streamer and Russell K Red 120 floorstander – properly top of the range.

We also put the neat value-for-money MoFi StudioDeck+ turntable through its paces, celebrate the sunshiney magic of The Beach Boys, visit enterprising Cambridge dealership Criterion Audio and provide a 13-page definitive 10-category Buying Guide to all the best components we’ve recently reviewed. Plenty to get stuck into. Enjoy!