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Integrated amplifiers

Ferrograph F307 mk2 - Vintage

Ferrograph F307 mk2 - Vintage

The F307 mk2 earns a recommendation for its purposeful character and excellent quality of constructi...

Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista 800 (£8000)

Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista 800 (£8000)

The speed and punch of solid-state, with the 'love' you only get from valves, this is a stupendously...

Ayre AX-5 (£7895)

Ayre AX-5 (£7895)

The AX-5 delivers fabulous detail and musical insights and really is a class act

Rogers Cadet III - Vintage

Rogers Cadet III - Vintage

The Cadet III is an excellent introduction to classic valve amplification

Sony TA-1120A - Vintage

Sony TA-1120A - Vintage

Slightly quirky in both sound and ergonomics, here is an amplifier for the serious collector

Outboard DACs

Auralic Vega (£2890)

Auralic Vega (£2890)

The Vega's feature set makes it an outstanding proposition for anyone looking for a top quality DAC/...

TAD TAD-DA1000 (£11,995)

TAD TAD-DA1000 (£11,995)

Matching a commanding physical presence with impeccable sonics, the TAD-DA1000 sounds inviting and u...

Chord DSX1000 (£7500)

Chord DSX1000 (£7500)

If the network option is for you, then the DSX1000 will deliver some of the very best sound quality ...

T+A MP 3000 HV (£7900)

T+A MP 3000 HV (£7900)

This magnificent digital front-end component exhibits considered thinking and is evidently a work of...

Marantz NA-11S1 (£3500)

Marantz NA-11S1 (£3500)

Marantz's new NA-11S1 has a plethora of facilities and its subtle, smooth and intricately detailed s...

CD / SACD / DVD / BD players

Cambridge Audio CD1- Vintage

Cambridge Audio CD1- Vintage

The Cambridge Audio CD1 was a landmark product and even today is a highly entertaining listen

Burmester 102/101  (£4357/£5088)

Burmester 102/101 (£4357/£5088)

This is a powerful and smooth-sounding combination that offers better value than many a competitor

Audio Research CD6 (£8050)

Audio Research CD6 (£8050)

The CD6 stirs up memories of the CD9, arguably one of the finest-sounding CD players there is

Loit Passeri (£20,000)

Loit Passeri (£20,000)

With a presentation that's rather like putting a valve amp in your system, the Passeri welcomes you ...

Simaudio Moon Neo 260D (£1650 - £800 DAC option)

Simaudio Moon Neo 260D (£1650 - £800 DAC option)

If you're in the market for a hi-res-capable USB DAC, then, you could plump for it simultaneously ac...

Loudspeakers

Wharfedale  Jade 5 (£1650)

Wharfedale Jade 5 (£1650)

The Jade 5's great strength is an inviting, effortless midrange and treble quality that tempts you t...

Wilson Audio Duette Series 2 (£17,000; £19,000 with stands)

Wilson Audio Duette Series 2 (£17,000; £19,000 with stands)

This is the best all-round, most truly satisfying small speaker of high-end intent we have ever hear...

T+A Solitaire CWT 2000 (£40,000)

T+A Solitaire CWT 2000 (£40,000)

The CWT 2000 SE sounds dynamically spirited and full of nuance in a gently striking way

KEF Reference 5 (£10,500-£11,500)

KEF Reference 5 (£10,500-£11,500)

This impressive design lives up to its brief, and its carefully specified directivity and bass align...

Magico S3 (25,000-£29,000)

Magico S3 (25,000-£29,000)

A 'tour de force' is not only realised in the materials and manufacture of Magico's S3 but also in i...

Turntables / Arms / Cartridges

B&O Beogram 4000 - Vintage

B&O Beogram 4000 - Vintage

This stunning example of a tangential-tracking turntable shows just what the system is capable of wh...

Sony TTS-8000 - Vintage

Sony TTS-8000 - Vintage

The Sony TTS-8000 direct-drive offers an authoritative and dynamic, yet fluid and musical, sound

Inspire Hi-Fi  Black Magic Si Belt-driven turntable (£560 with Rega RB202 tonearm)

Inspire Hi-Fi Black Magic Si Belt-driven turntable (£560 with Rega RB202 tonearm)

Inspire has created a vinyl spinner that sounds superb for the money, with a neutral tone that deliv...

Luxman PD-171 Belt-driven turntable (£4950)

Luxman PD-171 Belt-driven turntable (£4950)

With stunning engineering and intelligent digital control electronics the PD-171 is a delight to use...

McIntosh MT5 Belt-driven turntable system (£7495)

McIntosh MT5 Belt-driven turntable system (£7495)

Although intended as an addition to an existing McIntosh system, the MT5 stands up well in out-and-o...

Pre/power amplifiers

Naim NAC 12/ SNAPS/NAP 250 - Vintage

Naim NAC 12/ SNAPS/NAP 250 - Vintage

This Naim system proved to be an arresting listen, whether with CD or vinyl

Quad 22/Quad II - Vintage

Quad 22/Quad II - Vintage

This Quad duo is perhaps the most widely available complete vintage valve amplifier pairing to be fo...

Meridian Prime/Prime PSU (£1200 Prime/£800 Prime PSU)

Meridian Prime/Prime PSU (£1200 Prime/£800 Prime PSU)

These Prime units makes many other headphone amplifiers appear like period pieces

Oppo HA-1 (£1099)

Oppo HA-1 (£1099)

The HA-1's headphone amplifier stage is up there with the finest

Schiit Audio Magni (£80)

Schiit Audio Magni (£80)

The Schiit Audio Magni joins a small, select group of components that let you wallow in decent sound...

Phono preamplifiers

Rothwell Audio Rialto (£380)

Rothwell Audio Rialto (£380)

If you want a simple phono stage that sounds natural, smooth and musical, then the Rialto is an obvi...

Audio Research LP1 (£1990)

Audio Research LP1 (£1990)

The affordable LP1 renders music in a highly believable, natural way

Canor TP306 VR+ (£2750)

Canor TP306 VR+ (£2750)

The Canor TP306 VR+ can make most solid-state phono amps sound a little cool and almost impersonal

Tron Seven Phono GT (£9950)

Tron Seven Phono GT (£9950)

The Tron Seven combines superb design, magnificent build quality and high quality components

Aurorasound VIDA (£2700)

Aurorasound VIDA (£2700)

This Japanese slice of analogue exotica is artfully engineered to give an incisive and detailed soun...

Network audio players/servers

Lindemann Musicbook 25 (£3890)

Lindemann Musicbook 25 (£3890)

The Musicbook 25 sounds highly civilised, with a rich midband and pleasing treble, and crafts a pret...

Primare NP30 (£2000)

Primare NP30 (£2000)

When rendering lossless CD-quality music files Primare's NP30 proved that it is more than capable of...

Sony HAP-Z1ES/TA-A1ES (£2000 each)

Sony HAP-Z1ES/TA-A1ES (£2000 each)

As a duo the HAP-Z1ES and TA-A1ES is a most capable partnership, boasting solid build and handsome d...

Bryston BDP-2/BDA-2 (BDP-2, £3125; BDA-2, £2500)

Bryston BDP-2/BDA-2 (BDP-2, £3125; BDA-2, £2500)

The BDP-2 has joined Bryston's line-up along with a new BDA-2 DAC

Krell Connect (£3500 - £2500 without DAC)

Krell Connect (£3500 - £2500 without DAC)

Via network and especially USB, the Connect sounds bold and confident with CD-res files

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