Forget Prime Day, these are the best hi-fi and audio deals that aren't on Amazon

Prime Day hi-fi deals B&W 606
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You have probably noticed it's Prime Day, Amazon's annual sales extravaganza. But while that's great for bagging discounts on Echo speakers and Fire TV Sticks, it's not so successful at delivering great deals on hi-fi separates, stereo speakers and audio gear.

But, lest we forget, there is a whole world of specialist retailers ready to cater to your specialist needs, with great deals on some of our favourite turntables, DACs, amplifiers and plenty more besides.

We've done our level best to deliver you a selection of the best hi-fi and audio deals to be found on Prime Day... but far from the madding crowds of Amazon.

Best speaker deals

B&W 606 speakers £549 (opens in new tab)

B&W 606 speakers £549 £449 at Peter Tyson (save £100) (opens in new tab)
Save £100 on these Award-winning Bowers & Wilkins speakers, which combine great looks with class-leading sound. They're a great size and deliver an upbeat and entertaining sound.

Wharfedale Diamond 220 £179 (opens in new tab)

Wharfedale Diamond 220 £179 £149 at Richer Sounds (save £30) (opens in new tab)
They've been around for a few years now but they remain a great pair of affordable speakers. As previous Award-winners, you can be sure that great sound quality never goes out of fashion.

Q Acoustics 3030i speakers £329 (opens in new tab)

Q Acoustics 3030i speakers £329 £274 at Sevenoaks (save £55) (opens in new tab)
On the hunt for a pair of budget bookshelf speakers? How about this five-star pair from Q Acoustics? Give them a bit of space to let the bass ports breathe and you'll be able to sit back and enjoy their wonderfully dynamic sound.

Audio Pro Addon T3+ £179 (opens in new tab)

Audio Pro Addon T3+ £179 £130 at Richer Sounds (save £49) (opens in new tab)
The Audio Pro Addon T3+ is a fine Bluetooth speaker option for those keen to have 12 hours of outdoor music at full volume - it goes loud in some style. Now with a tidy reduction, too.

B&W 603 speakers (opens in new tab)

B&W 603 speakers (opens in new tab)£1299 £999 at Peter Tyson (save £300) (opens in new tab)
The 603s are the kind of speakers that won’t struggle to sell themselves during a demo. They are blessed with a wow factor that other speakers at this price can only dream of, thanks to their handling of voices, wide soundstage, impressive sense of scale and insightful delivery. Now you can save £299.

ELAC Debut B5.2 £310 (opens in new tab)

ELAC Debut B5.2 £310 £249 at Peter Tyson (save £61) (opens in new tab)
Our very favourite budget speakers now come with a very tidy discount. Elac may have come up with a pair to replace these in 2020 but the B5.2 are still What Hi-Fi? Award-winners and simply the best performers at this price.

Q Acoustics Concept 40 £999 (opens in new tab)

Q Acoustics Concept 40 £999 £699 at Hifix (save £300) (opens in new tab)
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.

Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 £329 (opens in new tab)

Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 £329 £299 at Richer Sounds (save £30)
(opens in new tab)Not the biggest of savings, but a deal is a deal after all. These five-star bookshelf speakers from Elac can be yours with £30 off at Richer Sounds. 

Best CD player deals

Marantz CD6006 £449 (opens in new tab)

Marantz CD6006 £449 £349 at Richer Sounds (save £100) (opens in new tab)
This 2019 Award-winning CD player has a crisp, exciting, insightful sound that's more informative than the standard version. Add in a solid build, smart finish and extensive connections, and this is a quality, well-featured player on a great deal.

Best turntable deals

Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC £369 (opens in new tab)
Price drop!

Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC £369 £299 at Sevenoaks (save £70) (opens in new tab)
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 record player £449 (opens in new tab)

Sony PS-HX500 record player £449 £279 Sevenoaks (save £170) (opens in new tab)
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.

Audio-Technica LP5X USB £349 (opens in new tab)

Audio-Technica LP5X USB £349 £329 at John Lewis (save £20) (opens in new tab)
Audio-Technica’s original AT-LP5 turntable was a winner. This LP5x model now comes with an easier to fit cartridge, a built-in phono stage for both MC and MM and it even sounds a little cleaner than its predecessor. Winner.

Pro-Ject Essential III £329 (opens in new tab)

Pro-Ject Essential III £329 £249 at Sevenoaks (save £80) (opens in new tab)
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 DAC deals

Cyrus soundKey DAC £100 (opens in new tab)

Cyrus soundKey DAC £100 £59 at Richer Sounds (opens in new tab)(save £41) (opens in new tab)
The Cyrus soundKey is a handy little USB DAC and headphone amp that will greatly improve on the sound coming from your laptop, and giving you What Hi-Fi? Award-winning sound in your pocket.

Best portable music player deals

Apple iPod Touch 7th gen 32GB £199 (opens in new tab)

Apple iPod Touch 7th gen 32GB £199 £189 at BT Shop (opens in new tab)
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.

Best music system deals

Technics OTTAVA Forte SC-C70 £799 (opens in new tab)

Technics OTTAVA Forte SC-C70 £799 £499 at Richer Sounds (save £300) (opens in new tab)
A premium speaker system with an abundance of features and could be the ideal option if it fits your specific needs. Especially at this low price.

Denon D-M41DAB receiver (opens in new tab)

Denon D-M41DAB receiver £299 £289 at Sevenoaks (opens in new tab)
This Award-winning all-in-one system is a great pairing for a budget pair of speakers as it combines DAB radio, CD and Bluetooth. It'll output to two 30W speakers and does all this while remaining compact and stylish. 

Marantz Melody X system £649 (opens in new tab)

Marantz Melody X system £649 £549 at Sevenoaks (save £100) (opens in new tab)
A well conceived and generously specified micro system that now comes with a tidy saving. A true music system featuring CD playback, DAB+ radio, and modern music streaming sources with HEOS multi-room built-in.

The pick of the Prime Day deals

Joe Cox
Content Director

Joe is Content Director for Specialist Tech at Future and was previously the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across print and online for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung, reported from CES, the Bristol Show and Munich High End for many years, and provided comment for sites such as the BBC and the Guardian. In his spare time he enjoys playing records and cycling (not at the same time).