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

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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

B&W 606 speakers £549 £449 at Peter Tyson (save £100)
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

Wharfedale Diamond 220 £179 £149 at Richer Sounds (save £30)
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

Q Acoustics 3030i speakers £329 £274 at Sevenoaks (save £55)
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

Audio Pro Addon T3+ £179 £130 at Richer Sounds (save £49)
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

B&W 603 speakers £1299 £999 at Peter Tyson (save £300)
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

ELAC Debut B5.2 £310 £249 at Peter Tyson (save £61)
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

Q Acoustics Concept 40 £999 £699 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.

Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 £329

Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 £329 £299 at Richer Sounds (save £30)
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

Marantz CD6006 £449 £349 at Richer Sounds (save £100)
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
Price drop!

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 record player £449

Sony PS-HX500 record player £449 £279 Sevenoaks (save £170)
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

Audio-Technica LP5X USB £349 £329 at John Lewis (save £20)
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

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 DAC deals

Cyrus soundKey DAC £100

Cyrus soundKey DAC £100 £59 at Richer Sounds (save £41)
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

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.

Best music system deals

Technics OTTAVA Forte SC-C70 £799

Technics OTTAVA Forte SC-C70 £799 £499 at Richer Sounds (save £300)
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

Denon D-M41DAB receiver £299 £289 at Sevenoaks
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

Marantz Melody X system £649 £549 at Sevenoaks (save £100)
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 T3 and What Hi-Fi?, having previously been the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across the print magazine and website for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features on everything from turntables to TVs, headphones to hi-fi separates. 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 written for sites such as the BBC, Stuff, and the Guardian. In his spare time, he enjoys expanding his vinyl collection and cycling (not at the same time).