1. SonoroSTEREO

    SonoroSTEREO

    We've not heard of Sonoro before, but this laudable music system from the German brand is worth an audition

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  2. Pioneer X-HM72-K

    Pioneer X-HM72-K

    This Pioneer micro system is packed with useful features, but how does it sound?

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  3. Linn Akurate Exakt/Akudorik

    Linn Akurate Exakt/Akudorik

    This system makes a formidable argument for Linn’s Exakt philosophy. Rarely have we come across such a neat, compact and talented system

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  4. Yamaha R-N500

    Yamaha R-N500

    A likeable all-in-one streaming system that may win you over – especially at this price

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    Available from £329
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  5. McIntosh MXA70

    McIntosh MXA70

    A large dose of McIntosh in a compact package. This is a deeply desirable system, even if the price is mighty steep

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  7. HRT Stage

    HRT Stage

    Judge the Stage on sound quality alone and it has few rivals

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  8. Denon CEOL RCD-N8

    Denon CEOL RCD-N8

    Stacks of connectivity in a compact system makes this an attractive option, but it falls just short of the best sound quality available

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  9. Sony CMT-SBT300WB

    Sony CMT-SBT300WB

    This system that shows so much promise on paper, but fails to deliver in action. Frustrating

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    Available from £329.95
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  10. Panasonic SC-PMX9DB

    Panasonic SC-PMX9DB

    A system with stacks of detail, but its laid-back nature loses too much excitement for our liking

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  11. Yamaha MCR-232

    Yamaha MCR-232

    A really enjoyable compact system on the whole, but its occasionally harsh treble raises questions of living with it long term

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