From systems that have speakers bundled in to those that can fit right in with your existing stereo set-up, we've selected the best hi-fi systems of 2016, whatever your budget.
Sure, a decent separates system will nearly always deliver better sound quality, but there's real value - not to mention convenience - with a one-box solution, especially if you want more than what a simple wireless speaker can offer.
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Tested at £350
Denon continues to reign supreme on the micro systems front, with yet another musical and enjoyable performance for a very affordable price. It's no wonder the D-M40DAB snagged a 2015 Product of the Year Award.
There's no Bluetooth or any newfangled wireless features, but the sound quality and value more than make up for it.
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Tested at £600
A cracking all-in-one streaming system from Cambridge Audio.
Versatile features (such as BBC iPlayer Radio pre-loaded, wi-fi, and digital and analogue connections) and the ability to drive a wide range of speakers make this terrific system a joy to use.
It has a 24-bit/96kHz resolution limit, but that doesn't bother us in light of its expressive, articulate and hugely likeable character.
Tested at £1150
The epitome of a modern streaming system with roots firmly in hi-fi, Naim has perfectly bridged that tricky gap by offering a sophisticated performance in every way.
The UnitiQute 2 is capable of driving all sorts of speakers and getting the best out of them, it's intuitive to use, and it's had a 2015 update that's ensured it keeps its Award-winning status.
The insightful, rhythmically precise and spacious sound is tremendous, too - and worth the high-end price.
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Tested at £1400
Cyrus expertly combines hi-fi credentials and streaming features with ease in this stellar system.
The design and screen feels a bit dated now, but that superb sound qualiy - stunning clarity, accuracy, openness and agility - is second to none at this price.
Tested at £3000
A strong style statement from Cyrus and an even stronger sonic performance help make the Lyric 09 a must-audition at this end of the market. It’s a superb, high-end hi-fi system.
What does it do? Well there's a CD drive, something which Cyrus is rather famous for, wired, wireless and Bluetooth streaming, DAB/FM tuners, analogue, digital and USB connections - pretty much everything you'd want.
Sonically there's bags of detail, plus all the musicality and agility we've come to expect from Cyrus products.
All-in-one systems can sometimes be a recipe for compromise, but the Lyric 09 is having none of that.
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Tested at £400
There's very little this talented one-box system can't do. Packed with extensive radio, network and streaming features, it's a versatile system whose spacious, rich and dynamic performance is simply captivating.
Oh and it looks gorgeous, too.
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