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Stereo Review was a magazine first published in 1958 by Ziff-Davis with the title Hi-Fi Review. It was one of a number of magazines then available for the individual interested in high fidelity. Throughout its life it published a blend of record and equipment reviews, articles on music and musicians and articles on technical issues and advice. The name changed to Hi-Fi and Stereo Review in 1961 to reflect the growing use of stereophonic technology in recordings and broadcasts. In 1968 it became, simply, Stereo Review to show that stereo and hi-fi had come to mean the same thing in the eye of the public. In the late 1980s, the magazine was acquired by Hachette Filipacchi and absorbed the staff of the defunct High Fidelity magazine. During the 1990s, consumer trends began to branch out into home theater matters and the magazine contents followed in kind. Finally, in 1999, the magazine was renamed Stereo Review's Sound & Vision and later simply Sound and Vision to reflect how dominant home theater had become in consumer purchases.