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Sonos Sys­tem From £175

Best multi-room sys­tem un­der £500, Awards 2015 If you don’t need high-res, Sonos is an ob­vi­ous choice for multi-room. A great user ex­pe­ri­ence along­side a full-bod­ied, in­sight­ful sound. Res 16-bit/44.1khz App Mac, An­droid For­mats MP3, itunes Plus, WMA

Blue­sound Gen­er­a­tion 2 From £540

Best multi-room sys­tem over £500, Awards 2015 Blue­sound’s Gen­er­a­tion 2 has a more stream­lined de­sign and sounds as good as ever, of­fer­ing high-res sup­port and good con­nec­tiv­ity. Res 24-bit/192khz App IOS, An­droid For­mats MP3, AAC, WMA, OGG

Cam­bridge Au­dio Minx Xi £400

Best mu­sic sys­tem £400-£800, Awards 2015 This ter­rific sys­tem is a joy to use. It has a 24-bit/96khz res­o­lu­tion limit, but that’s OK in light of its ar­tic­u­late and hugely like­able char­ac­ter. In­puts Ana­logue & dig­i­tal Sources Stream­ing, in­ter­net

Denon D-M40DAB £350

Best mu­sic sys­tem un­der £400, Awards 2015 Denon con­tin­ues to reign supreme on the mi­cro-sys­tems front. There are no Blue­tooth or wire­less fea­tures, but the sound makes up for it. In­puts Ana­logue & dig­i­tal Sources CD, stream­ing, DAB, FM

Ruark Au­dio R2 Mk3 £400

Best all-in-one mu­sic sys­tem, Awards 2015 Packed with ex­ten­sive ra­dio, net­work and stream­ing fea­tures, this is a sys­tem whose spa­cious, rich and dy­namic per­for­mance is cap­ti­vat­ing. In­puts Ana­logue & dig­i­tal Sources Stream­ing, in­ter­net, DAB, FM

Ar­cam Solo Mu­sic £1500

Au­gust 2016 The Swiss Army Knife of hi-fi/home cin­ema sys­tems, the 3rd gen Solo is a well fea­tured, fine-sound­ing prod­uct. It’s the bench­mark at this price. In­puts Ana­logue & dig­i­tal Sources Stream­ing, CD, DAB/DAB+/FM

Onkyo TX-8150 £550

April 2016 This mod­est, unassuming black box is packed to the gills with ev­ery stream­ing fea­ture you can think of. One of the bar­gains of the year. In­puts Ana­logue & dig­i­tal Sources Stream­ing, in­ter­net, Air­play

Revo Su­per­sys­tem £550

May 2016 An all-in-one sys­tem that ex­udes qual­ity, this Revo fea­tures great sonic per­for­mance and ter­rific retro looks. It’s a tal­ented sys­tem. In­puts Ana­logue & dig­i­tal Sources Stream­ing, in­ter­net, Blue­tooth

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