60 issues down and id like to say it seems
like only yesterday — but actually it has taken a huge amount of very hard work by a lot of people to bring
Hi-Fi+ this far.
A few have been ever present — writers like CT. JMH and PM and not forgetting the
designers at Creative Byte. But one person more than any other single individual
has given the magazine its distinctive and instantly recognizable identity — our
photographer Simon Marsh. Something of an unsung hero given his low profile.
Simon brings both the skills of a perfectionist and the discerning eye of the hi-fi
enthusiast to his work — and it shows. The other ever present in the history of the
magazine has been the constant praise and appreciation of the pictures that grace
our pages. In recognition of that fact — and the incontrovertible truth that you
can't make a great magazine without having great equipment to work with — we
have decided to mark the 2008 Product Of The Year Awards with an A3 calendar featuring a dozen of the best pieces
we've reviewed, beautifully presented in Simon's images, giving you a chance to enjoy them both larger and longer for
just £10 including postage and packing (58 if you pick it up from our stand at
the London show. You can find further details on page 106. And talking of the show, if you are there on
Friday, you might even persuade the elusive
Mr. Marsh to
autograph his work. When I told him that readers might like a signed copy he just
laughed — but then he doesn't get to read all the letters and hear all the comments
at shows from people who really enjoy his work. So, let the girls on the stand
know if you'd like a signed copy and we'll tie him to a chair for the last hour...