1. Wharfedale Diamond 230

    Wharfedale Diamond 230

    They’ve lost a star, but the Wharfedales are still speakers to be reckoned with

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    Available from £499
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  2. 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 £549
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  3. Quad Vena

    Quad Vena

    The Vena’s a solid effort from Quad. Greater subtlety could turn it into a brilliant amp

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    Available from £599.95
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  4. Geneva Model M Wireless

    Geneva Model M Wireless

    A commendable speaker if you’re mainly after Bluetooth and radio

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  5. Marantz PM6005

    Marantz PM6005

    Best stereo amplifier up to £500, Awards 2014. Superb sound quality on a budget for your analogue and digital music

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    Available from £539
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  7. TEAC AI-501DA

    TEAC AI-501DA

    The gorgeous retro design is hard to resist, but the TEAC fails to deliver an engaging and musical performance at this price

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    Available from £481.73
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  8. Sony UDA-1

    Sony UDA-1

    Provided you use the UDA-1 in a set-up optimised for desktop use it’s a fine product. We’re really impressed by the build and finish too

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  9. Marantz CD6005

    Marantz CD6005

    Best CD player up to £500, Awards 2014. A fantastic player and immense value for money. Its predecessor was already a winner, and this has topped it

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    Available from £649
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  10. Acoustic Energy 301

    Acoustic Energy 301

    The 301s are terrific and the most competitive Acoustic Energy speakers we've heard in years

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    Available from £403.08
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  11. Rotel RA-12

    Rotel RA-12

    Well worth a listen, but it doesn't deliver the most captivating performance we've ever heard

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    Available from £599
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