Speakers may be an important part of your system, but they’re nothing without decent sources or amplification. Whether you have all your music stored digitally or still rely on your physical CD collection, a decent player or streamer is vital to get your system performing at its best.
We’ve found some great deals on a number of products, including turntables from Flexson and Sony, a DAC from Pioneer, Arcam and Marantz amps, and more. Want a bargain pair of speakers too? Check out our round-up of the best speaker deals...
Best amplifier deals
Tested at £995 / Best price £849 at Sevenoaks
A good range of features, thanks to a phono stage and headphone amp, and an easy-going, spacious sound.
Tested at £300 / Best price £239 at Hughes
If you're looking for your first stereo amplifier or a budget upgrade, the PM6005 deserves your attention.
Best CD player deals
Tested at £800 / Best price £699 at SuperFi
The CDS27 is an all-in-one CD/SACD player that’s easy to use and serves up a good level of detail.
Tested at £350 / Best price £259 at Amazon
If your music collection comprises mainly CDs and you’re looking for a budget player, there are few better than this Marantz.
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Best streamer deals
Onkyo TX-8150Tested at £550 / Best price £485 at Conrad
A feature-packed box of tricks that combines a network streamer with built-in amplifier and DAC. A bargain at £550, it's now even better value.
Tested at £500 / Best price £349 at Sevenoaks
The N-50A is a talented performer, with plenty of tricks stuffed into its capacious sleeves.Pioneer N-50A review
Best turntable deals
Tested at £120 / Best price £99 at HMV
This affordable turntable also allows you to rip your vinyl to USB, and it's the best plug-and-play turntable we've tested.
Tested at £250 / Best price £199 at Amazon
A perfect turntable if you’re taking your first steps into the world of vinyl. It plays nicely with Sonos too.
Tested at £450 / Best price £374 at Amazon
A brilliant sounding turntable that can also rip your vinyl to hi-res files.