1976 First issue of What Hi-fi? launches in October, costing 35p • Haymarket also publishes two other hi-fi titles, Hi-fi Answers (30p) and Popular Hi-fi (45p) 1984 First What Hi-fi? Awards • Popular Hi-fi renamed as New Hi-fi Sound
1990 New Hi-fi Sound becomes High Fidelity, incorporating New Hi-fi Sound and Popular Hi-fi 1990 Hi-fi Answers is relaunched as Audiophile with Hi-fi Answers
1991 Final issue of High Fidelity; it is merged into What Hi-fi?
1993 CDI (Compact Disc Interactive) magazine is launched in the UK, Germany and USA 1994 Audiophile closes and is rolled into What Hi-fi?
1996 Launch of VTV, Haymarket’s first dedicated home cinema title 1999 DVD magazine launched, focused on film and kit reviews
2001 DVD mag rolled into What Hi-fi?, relaunched as What Hi-fi? Sound and Vision, incorporating Audiophile, Hi-fi Answers, High Fidelity, Which Hi-fi?, VTV, DVD, What CD? and What MP3?
2004 Home Cinema magazine is launched, a more upmarket AV title incorporating ihome (Home Cinema closes in 2005)
2005 What Hi-fi? Sound and
Vision launches in India, one of five international editions (Ukraine, Russia, India, Italy, South Africa) • The Ultimate Guide to MP3 is published, one of a series of six produced throughout the year, including Ultimate Guide to Hi-fi, Ultimate Guide to HDTV and Ultimate Guide to Home Cinema 2008 Major relaunch of the website whathifi.com, expands it from a largely forums-based site to one with over 2000 product reviews, a searchable database, news channel, videos and an Awards microsite
2012 Further expansion of whathifi.com with user reviews, plus database of 30,000 products 2015 Russian language website whathifi.ru is launched
2016 Celebratory 40th anniversary issue of What Hi-fi? magazine is published • The 33rd version of the What
Hi-fi? Awards will take place in October, with over 30 categories