We’re all sys­tem ad­dicts…

What Hi-Fi (UK) - - News - Jonathan Evans, edi­tor

Sys­tem match­ing is a strange thing. Some­times it feels as though it ought to be the eas­i­est thing in the world: take that five-star source, pair it with the fives­tar amp over there, and chuck in a pair of five-star speak­ers from that se­lec­tion of five-star speak­ers in the cor­ner. Only, in­evitably, it’s never that sim­ple. Care needs to be taken to match up one prod­uct with an­other. Mis­takes can eas­ily be made, lead­ing to dis­ap­point­ment (and even anger, some­times, to­wards the re­viewer…) when the ex­pected sonic syn­ergy just isn’t there. Which is why we’ve taken it upon our­selves to do the hard work for you. Our Sys­tems

spe­cial (p36) puts for­ward four stereo and two home cin­ema sys­tems that will pro­vide you with many years of plea­sure – no stress at­tached. You get a say, too, as we take a look at Read­ers’

sys­tems (p50) that What Hi-fi? devo­tees have shared on so­cial me­dia. Feel free to share yours too…

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