1. Audio interconnects (analogue)

    Audio interconnects (analogue)

    Atlas Element Integra Our Rating:  Best analogue interconnect Best analogue interconnect, Awards 2014. Ideal as a first upgrade, giving a glossy, subtle performance.

    Sun, 18 Aug 2013, 10:12am
  2. Best speaker stands 2015

    Best speaker stands 2015

    If you own bookshelf or standmount speakers, then mount them on a decent pair of speaker stands to ensure they perform at their best.

    Tue, 11 Aug 2015, 11:38am
  3. Speaker cables

    Speaker cables

    QED XT40 Our Rating:  Speaker cable Best speaker cable, Awards 2014. QED has come up trumps with the XT40, delivering a cable that's an exceptional performer and a natural upgrade from a beginner's cable.

    Fri, 18 Oct 2013, 10:11am
  4. Mains products

    Mains products

    Merlin Tarantula MK6 Our Rating:  Mains cable Best mains cable. A good upgrade for a hi-fi or AV system. Lindy 6-way Our Rating:  Mains conditioner For just £40, this conditioner is a no-brainer and a bona fide system booster.

    Wed, 16 Feb 2011, 11:30pm
  5. Best phono preamps 2015

    Best phono preamps 2015

    If your amplifier doesn't have a built-in phono stage to boost the signal from a turntable, then you'll need one of these – a dedicated phono preamp – to do the job for you.

    Tue, 25 Aug 2015, 02:52pm
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  7. Best hi-fi and AV racks 2015

    Best hi-fi and AV racks 2015

    Ensuring your hi-fi and home cinema kit gets the support it deserves is important: it will help isolate delicate electronics from unwanted vibrations, which can affect performance, and keeps everything cool by allowing plenty of ventilation around each component.

    Thu, 18 Jul 2013, 10:13am
  8. Best HDMI cables 2015

    Best HDMI cables 2015

    An HDMI cable is a vital cog in any home cinema system, so it makes sense to invest in one that doesn't compromise performance. The standard cables that come with your kit will do a job, but you can do better without spending a fortune...

    Thu, 20 Oct 2011, 06:57pm
  9. Remote controls

    Remote controls

    Standalone remote controls are fast being replaced by apps on smartphones and tablets, but if you want one that can easily be programmed to control all your hi-fi and AV devices, this is the one to go for.

    Thu, 20 Oct 2011, 07:11pm
  10. Headphone amps

    Headphone amps

    If you want the best quality sound from your cans then you need to invest in a top-quality headphone amp. Here are our favourite three.

    Thu, 20 Oct 2011, 07:16pm
  11. Best digital audio cables 2015

    Best digital audio cables 2015

    Digital cables are key in various audio set-ups and in our experience you can buy better quality than a free bundled wire. We've rounded up the best options out there in the world of optical, coaxial and USB...

    Fri, 19 Oct 2012, 12:06pm