1. Wharfedale Diamond 220

    Wharfedale Diamond 220

    Best stereo speaker up to £200, Awards 2014. Having ironed out the creases of their predecessors, the 220s really are hard to fault

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  2. Dali Zensor 1

    Dali Zensor 1

    Although outclassed, the Dalis are good all-rounders, and thoroughly entertaining

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    Available from £199
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  3. Monitor Audio MR2

    Monitor Audio MR2

    Not class leaders, but nonetheless a tempting buy if you like clear, precise and detailed sound

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  4. Dali Rubicon 5

    Dali Rubicon 5

    These Rubicon floorstanders are fine speakers, but they’re up against some mighty competition

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    Available from £259.95
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  5. Triangle Esprit Titus EZ

    Triangle Esprit Titus EZ

    One of the most enjoyable speakers we’ve heard below the £1000 mark

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  7. Technics SB-C700

    Technics SB-C700

    We had high hopes for the SB-C700 speakers. We are sadly disappointed.

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  8. Wilson Audio Duette II

    Wilson Audio Duette II

    One of the few genuine high-end options for close-to-wall positioning

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  9. Polk Audio TSx110B

    Polk Audio TSx110B

    They’re not perfect, but - for the price - these Polks are a pleasant surprise

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  10. Cambridge Audio Aeromax 2

    Cambridge Audio Aeromax 2

    These are fine stand-mounters but they need honing to challenge the best

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    Available from £24.95
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  11. Roth Oli RA1

    Roth Oli RA1

    For the money, you can’t really grumble – the Roth Oli RA1s impress with their compact size and confident sound quality

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    Available from £79
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