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. Speaker stands

    Speaker stands

    If you own standmount speakers, it's essential to mount them on a decent pair of stands to isolate them from the floor and ensure they perform at their best Just popping them on a bookshelf or table won't do at all.

    Thu, 20 Oct 2011, 06:04pm
  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. Phono amps

    Phono amps

    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 amp – to do the job for you.

    Tue, 18 Jun 2013, 10:12am
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  7. Equipment racks

    Equipment racks

    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. HDMI cables

    HDMI cables

    Audioquest Pearl HDMI Our Rating:  Best HDMI cable

    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. Audio interconnects (digital)

    Audio interconnects (digital)

    QED Performance Graphite Optical Our Rating:  Best optical digital cable Best Buy, Awards 2012. QED Performance Coaxial Our Rating:  Best coaxial digital cable Best Buy Awards 2012. Supra USB 2.0 Our Rating:  Best USB cable Best USB cable, Awards 2012.

    Fri, 19 Oct 2012, 12:06pm