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Sonos Sys­tem From £175

Best multi-room sys­tem un­der £500, Awards 2016 If you don’t need hi-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 £500+, Awards 2016 Blue­sound’s Gen­er­a­tion 2 has a more stream­lined de­sign and sounds as good as ever, of­fer­ing hi-res sup­port and good con­nec­tiv­ity. Res 24-bit/192khz App IOS, An­droid For­mats MP3, AAC, WMA, OGG

Denon D-M41DAB £380

Au­gust 2017 Denon hasn’t rested on its lau­rels. It’s man­aged to bet­ter the M40, de­liv­er­ing im­proved sound and func­tion­al­ity. The best just got bet­ter. In­puts Ana­logue & dig­i­tal Sources B’tooth,cd, stream­ing, DAB, FM

Tan­gent Amp­ster X4 £300

Novem­ber 2016 This is a qual­ity en­try-level mini sys­tem, per­fect for any­one who wants to start build­ing a sys­tem with a greater scope. Ter­rif­i­cally en­ter­tain­ing. In­puts Ana­logue & dig­i­tal Sources Blue­tooth, stream­ing

Revo Su­per­sys­tem £550

Best one-box sys­tem, Awards 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

Ruark Au­dio R2 Mk3 £400

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 Movie 2.1 £1500

Fe­bru­ary 2017 For any­one look­ing for stereo hi-fi and home cinema in one box, this is a must have. There’s no 4K, but there are plenty of fea­tures be­sides. In­puts Ana­logue & dig­i­tal Sources Stream­ing, CD, Blu-ray

Ar­cam Solo Mu­sic £1300

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

KEF LS50 Wire­less £2000

Oc­to­ber 2017 More than ac­tive ver­sions of the LS50S, the LS50 Wire­lesses de­liver the per­for­mance of tra­di­tional hi-fi sys­tem in a neat and bril­liant pack­age. In­puts Ana­logue & dig­i­tal Sources Blue­tooth, Tidal

Moon Neo Ace £2500

Oc­to­ber 2016 The Ace has all you’d ever need from a piece of modern hi-fi, a ver­sa­tile all-in-one sys­tem that puts mu­sic en­joy­ment at the top of its list. In­puts Ana­logue & dig­i­tal Sources Stream­ing, aptx Blue­tooth

Naim Uniti Atom £1750

Oc­to­ber 2017 Rarely does a prod­uct look and sound this good. A tri­umph of de­sign, the Atom boasts class-lead­ing lev­els of in­sight and clar­ity. In­puts Ana­logue & dig­i­tal Sources Chrome­cast, aptx Blue­tooth

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