#WHFsystems – System of the Month, May 2014

It's now time for us to reveal the #WHFsystems 'System of the Month' for May, as voted for by you...

We asked you to choose from one of the 10 most popular readers' systems, as shared on the What Hi-Fi? Twitter and Facebook pages using the #WHFsystems hashtag.

There's a prize for the system that chalked up the most votes, and for a lucky voter too. It was a close vote so, without further ado...

WHFsystems May winner

Winning system: Joe from York, via Twitter (see above)

Winning voter: Tina from Solihull

The owner of the winning system gets a pair of NAD Viso HP-20 headphones worth £120, while our lucky voter gets an Acoustiphase MC-1 Bluetooth speaker.

We got in touch with Joe to find out a little bit more about his winning system.

Talk us through your system...

"My system is as follows: Cyrus Stream XP2, CDXT2, DAC XP Signature + PSXR and Mono X 300 Signature with Vienna Acoustics Beethoven Baby Grand speakers.

"I also have a Burson Soloist SL headphone amp which I use to drive my Audeze LCD-2 and Hifiman HE-500 planar magnetic headphones."

How have you built your system?

"I’ve been a Cyrus user for a few years now but my system has really grown in the last 18 months or so thanks to some fantastic sounding upgrades which started with the Stream XP2.

"Streaming music has been a game changer for me and I enjoy the crisp and detailed yet musical sound Cyrus offers, particularly with the VA speakers which are a fantastic match."

What's next?

"I’m currently saving up for a turntable as I’d like to dabble with vinyl as well.

"Although I love streaming my music, I also like the idea of collecting something physical and enjoying the different sound analogue brings to a system. Unfortunately that’ll mean losing that neat Hark 2 rack!"

You can remind yourself of all the #WHFsystems we've seen so far by visiting:

Record Store Day special

w/ending April 27th

w/ending May Bank Holiday weekend

w/ending May 11th

Of course, you can also search using the #WHFsystems hashtag on Twitter and Facebook – and don't forget to continue sending in pics of your setup on social media using the hashtag...

by Joe Cox

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Joe Cox
Content Director

Joe is the Content Director for What Hi-Fi? and Future’s Product Testing, 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 almost 20 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).