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John Archer

John has been working as a freelance tech writer, specialising in soundbar, TV and projector reviews, for more than 25 years. During that time, he’s worked for countless esteemed publications, including Forbes and The Sunday Times, attended industry events worldwide and got hands-on with all manner of weird and wonderful products. With all that experience under his belt, John’s confident that he’s seen more AV technologies come and go and reviewed more home entertainment products than anyone working in AV journalism today.

Recent articles by John Archer

The best 8K TVs to buy in 2023

Ensure the most pixel-rich television experience possible with our pick of the best 8K TVs money can buy

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Sony HT-A5000: Good-looking, powerful and superbly detailed

The Sony HT-A5000 packs a punch and can be upgraded to a potent full surround-sound package but is up against some serious competition

£699 inc VAT
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Harman Kardon Citation Multibeam 1100: A mid-price star

Combining power, elegance and musicality, the Harman Kardon Citation Multibeam 1100 is an excellent standalone soundbar

£799 inc VAT
The best Samsung soundbars to buy in 2023

Our pick of the best Samsung soundbars to buy regardless of whether or not you own one of the company's TVs