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HO, HO, HO! It’s Christmas (almost) and what better time to do something a little bit different from the norm? Hence, for December’s Hither & Dither, we thought we would set you a little competition. Get scratching your heads while you’re chowing down on your stollen or your mince pies. Here’s what happened. While PSNEurope’s star staff writer Erica was compiling the Review of the Year (p14), she remarked on the number of bearded gentlemen that had graced both the cover and the pages of the magazine over the last year. “Review of the Year? More

like Review of the Beards...” she quipped. And from there, our course was set: a challenge featuring

1 facial hair. Just like Santa Claus has. What we didn’t make

mention of during the RotY was that it’s been a special year for AKG too. Not only did the Viennese microphone and headphone company celebrate 65 years of business success, it also launched a rather super series of headphones, endorsed


by none other than the world’s most famous DJ, the very cleanly shaven Tïesto. And AKG has very kindly given us a pair of K167 TIESTO headphones, worth €249 RRP, as a prize. Whether or not you have a fuzzy chin. For a chance to win, just identify the six men behind the beards below – they’ve all been in PSNEurope over the last 12 months. Email the answers to by 4 January 2013. All correct entries will be entered into a draw and one winner, picked at random, will win the cans. Contributors to PSNEurope

may not enter; the editor’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. You know, the usual stuff. Good luck! n


DJ Tiesto: he’s been up all night and there’s still no stubble. Smoooooth...


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This Scandinavian treated himself to a Martin Audio MLA Compact system during Prolight + Sound

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The most famous beard in pro-audio, perhaps? Been known to visit Montreux a few times over the years

Bass-playing, off-kilter electronics artist who found himself installed in a black box in Trafalgar Square

Drew a schematic for a networking solution on a paper napkin, so the story goes. Likes Italian towns


A beard that beggars belief, perhaps? He’s a chap who likes to put major labels through the mill(s)


Laura Marling was very pleased when her hirsute producer walked off with two gongs in February


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