Audio Pro Drumfire £600
Another Audio Pro product graces this Awards issue, but this one looks very different to its siblings. The Drumfire may look more like a stylish minibar than an audio product, but this is a scorchingly good wireless speaker.
The outside is clad in faux-leather with handstitched threads, and we can’t imagine many hi-fi spaces in which the Drumfire would be unwelcome.
And, when it gets going, boy does it go. We play AC/DC’S Highway To Hell and the track’s iconic guitar strums break into our testing room cleanly, followed by a forceful bass that conveys an impressive amount of weight.
But the Drumfire doesn’t sacrifice detail for force. There’s a sense of texture to the drums, even when they’re being thwacked in quick succession. Its sense of timing is top notch, and the midrange is kept clean and clear too.
The Drumfire is more than a mere wireless speaker; this is, in effect, an all-in-one system. You can connect your record player, music server, and more streaming services than any reasonable person should be subscribing to.
Of course, £600 is a lot to spend on a wireless speaker, but this hefty hunk of hi-fi is as good as we hoped. And because of that, it’s a clear Award winner.