Normally, when we have a Group Test in What Hi-fi?, we include a system builder on the verdict page, giving you our suggestions for some partnering kit that will go particularly well with the test winner.
In this issue, however, we have two Group Tests of loudspeakers of reasonably equal value and performance. After all, once you’ve added in the cost of decent stands to the value of the standmounters here, you’ll be looking at a total outlay similar to that if you’d decided to go down the floorstander route of the test starting on p28.
Which means that any system builder should be appropriate to both tests. Rather than repeat ourselves unnecessarily, here we suggest a couple of systems that will make your new speaker purchase shine, whichever style you have plumped for.
If you’re on tighter budget, System 1 provides absolutely stunning value for money, with a synergy of products that belies its bargain overall cost. Opt for System 2 if you’ve got more money available to you – it will be quite some time before you feel the need to upgrade any of this kit. Enjoy…