Best hi-fi systems

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Whether it's a true all-in-one complete with speakers, a single box of electronics to which speakers must be added or a pair of speakers housing all the electronics you need, a good all-in-one set-up can save you money and space. And the best can deliver all the audio performance you crave.

We've rounded up a selection of options, at different price points, each with its own unique appeal. Needless to say, they all sound pretty special too.

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Under £250

Denon D-M41DAB

Proof that great entry-level hi-fi sound needn't mean several separate components.

SPECIFICATIONS

Bluetooth | DAB tuner | CD drive

Reasons to Buy
Improves on each element of its predecessor’s sound
Bluetooth offers long-awaited wireless connectivity
Pairs brilliantly with SC-M41 speakers
Reasons to Avoid
Nothing at this price

Under £500

Tangent Ampster X4

Tidy and unassuming to look at, easy to position and enjoyable in the extreme to listen to.

Reasons to Buy
Bold, entertaining presentation
Impressive timing
Loads of features
Great start to building a quality hi-fi system
Reasons to Avoid
Rather forward presentation

Under £1000

Revo SuperSystem

This all-in-one system exudes quality. A beautiful sonic performance and retro looks make it a seriously tempting set-up.

SPECIFICATIONS

OLED display | aptX Bluetooth | FM/DAB/internet radio

Reasons to Buy
Authority
Scale
Plenty of connections
Build quality
Reasons to Avoid
Not compatible with small rooms

Under £2000

KEF LS50 Wireless

KEF has served up an awesome self-contained system worthy of a place in our Hall of Fame.

SPECIFICATIONS

230W per channel | Bluetooth | Digital inputs

Reasons to Buy
Impressive clarity and insight
Taut bass and strong dynamics
Features and excellent build
Neat package
Reasons to Avoid
Some small usability issues

Under £4000

Naim Uniti Star

The greatest functionality of any of Naim's splendid Uniti range, and thrilling sound to boot.

SPECIFICATIONS

CD replay | Bluetooth Apt X HD | Tidal

Reasons to Buy
Entertaining and informative sound
Musical cohesion and excitement
Extensive features, fine build
Reasons to Avoid
Nothing

Under £8000

Naim Uniti Nova

Naim's Uniti range is powerful stuff - and the Nova might just be the best of the lot.

SPECIFICATIONS

Hi-res audio | 80W per channel | Burr Brown DACs

Reasons to Buy
Purposeful build, robustly elegant looks
Comprehensive functionality
Muscular, detailed, confident sound
Reasons to Avoid
Not cheap
So-so control app