Onkyo has announced a brand new pair of two-channel hi-fi products for the UK.

A new CD player, the C-S5VL, and integrated stereo amplifier, the A-5VL, will both hit these shores in June. While exact prices have not been set, Onkyo says both units will be 'below the £500 mark, possibly well below'.

More after the break

 

        The new Onkyo A-5VL stereo integrated amplifier

 Both products have been developed from scratch, with particular attention paid to the UK market. The sub-£500 hi-fi market is, of course, extremely competitive. But Onkyo is bullish about weighing into the fray against what is by any estimation some very tough rivals.

As for the products themselves, smart silver fascias with relatively traditional designs are offset by sleek, slightly slimmer dimensions than usual for this type of product. At first glance, this makes for an attractive aesthetic proposition.

 

          The Onkyo C-S5VL CD and SACD player

The products will hit the UK market in June, and we look forward to getting them in to our listening rooms and putting them through their sonic paces in a thorough testing.