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The best hi-fi and audio deals 2021 – great prices on great gear

Whether you've been saving your pennies for an amplifier, DAC or speaker upgrade, or perhaps something more portable in the form of a radio or music player, we hopefully have a hi-fi deal (or two) for you.

As deals tend to ramp up at this time of year, we've found savings online across a wide range of hi-fi categories, including some current What Hi-Fi? Award winners. These deals come from a wide range of reputable retailers, such as Richer Sounds, Sevenoaks and Amazon, and we're always keeping an extra close eye on where you can find the cheapest prices...

The 5 very best hi-fi deals

Best speaker deals

Triangle Borea BR08 £999

Triangle Borea BR08 £999 £889 at Electric Shop (save £110)
There’s no shortage of talented rivals at this size and price, yet having spent some time in the company of these Triangles, we feel they offer something special – not least for this discounted price. What Hi-Fi? Award winner

Triangle Borea BR03 £399

Triangle Borea BR03 £399 £364 at Amazon (save £35)
The equally impressive standmounters from the same Triangle Borea range as the BR08 above, the BR03 are truly excellent little performers, made better with a discount. Five stars

ELAC Debut B5.2 £310

ELAC Debut B5.2 £310 £209 at AV Online (save £101)
Our very favourite budget speakers now come with a very tidy discount. These are simply the best performers at this price, ideal for anyone's first hi-fi system. What Hi-Fi? Award winner

Q Acoustics 3030i £330

Q Acoustics 3030i £330 £225 at Sevenoaks (save £105)
The 3030is are yet another excellent speaker from Q Acoustics. Want insightful speakers with a good dose of bass heft and authority? These deserve a place on the shortlist.(stands not included) Five stars

Q Acoustics Concept 40 £999

Q Acoustics Concept 40 £999 £695 at Hifix (save £300)
Five-star speakers from a few years back but good sound doesn't get old. With £300 off the original price, these talented, easy-going speakers are now an absolute steal. Five stars

Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 £329

Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 £329 £299 at Amazon (save £30)
Not the biggest of savings, but a deal is a deal after all. These excellent five-star bookshelf speakers from Elac can be yours with £30 off at Amazon. Five stars

Best turntable deals

Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC £369

Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC £369 £299 at Sevenoaks (save £70)
A five-star turntable that has a similar level of longevity to the vinyl records themselves. Excellent sound, good build and easy to set up, plus it comes fitted with an Ortofon 2m Red cartridge.

Sony PS-HX500 £449

Sony PS-HX500 £449 £299 at Sevenoaks (save £150)
If you want to archive your vinyl as hi-res digital audio files, this Sony turntable will allow you to do just that. Not only does it boast this useful tech, the PS-HX500 sounds sensational for the money. And it's now available at a new low price at Sevenoaks.

Pro-Ject Essential III £329

Pro-Ject Essential III £329 £249 at Sevenoaks (save £80)
Blessed with an enjoyable and exciting sound, this is another top-class turntable from Pro-Ject and a great entry-level option for vinyl enthusiasts. And now at a new low price for 2021.

Best stereo amp deals

Marantz PM6007 £499

Marantz PM6007 £499 £429 at Sevenoaks (save £70)
The Marantz 6000 Series has allowed the company to have a firm grip on the budget hi-fi market over the past few years, and with the arrival of the PM6007, the amplifier line has been strengthened yet again.
What Hi-Fi? Award winner

Best DAC deals

iFi Audio Zen Can £189

iFi Audio Zen Can £189 £149 at Sevenoaks (save £40)
A resoundingly good upgrade on plugging your wired headphones directly into your laptop or other source. It’s a solid, talented and capable little performer. Five stars

iFi Audio hip-dac £169

iFi Audio hip-dac £169 £124.90 at AV Online (save £45)
If you’re looking for a high-quality portable DAC, this iFi is well worth a place on the shortlist. Its combination of battery power, fine build and easy-going sound quality makes it one of the front-runners at this level. Five stars

Best music player deals

Apple iPod Touch 7th gen 32GB £199

Apple iPod Touch 7th gen 32GB £199 £189 at BT Shop
The latest iPod Touch is in stock and on offer with this deal, delivering 32GB of storage, the A10 Fusion chip and 4-inch Retina display.

Astell & Kern A&Norma SR25 £599

Astell & Kern A&Norma SR25 £599 £499 at Amazon (save £100)
It may have a new successor in the pricier MKII version, but this is still the best music player we've tested at this price. If you're after a decent-sounding music player at this level, we'd take the £100 discount while you still can. What Hi-Fi? Award winner

Best music system deals

£1000

KEF LSX £1000 £799 at AV Online (save £201)
A What Hi-Fi? Award winner, the excellent-sounding KEF LSX can stream music via wi-fi or ethernet using DLNA or Tidal, all from within the KEF Stream app. Spotify Connect, Roon, aptX Bluetooth and Apple AirPlay 2 also come as part of the package.

Marantz PM7000N streaming system £1099

Marantz PM7000N streaming system £1099 £879 at Sevenoaks (£220)
A £220 saving on a 2020 & 2021 What Hi-Fi? Awards winner is not to be sniffed at, and this Marantz is a really special piece of kit. It's a practical, well-furnished just-add-speakers streaming system that really impressed us with its entertaining performance.

Becky is Hi-Fi and Audio editor of What Hi-Fi?, and has been part of the team for almost eight years, with her current position preceded by roles as a staff writer and news editor. During that time she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching horror movies and hunting for gluten-free cake.