Whether you've been saving up for an amplifier, fancy upgrading your record player, or have your eye on a new pair of speakers, we have scoured the world wide web to find the best possible prices on some highly recommended, What Hi-Fi?-approved hi-fi kit – so you don't have to.
We've been scouring retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, Crutchfield, Walmart and World Wide Stereo to find the best deals. And right now among the best hi-fi deals out there, there are savings to be had on Klipsch, Q Acoustics and KEF speakers, Arcam and Onkyo amplifiers, an Audio-Technica record player and more...
Best amplifier deals
Cambridge Audio AXA25
$299 $219 at Amazon (save $80) (opens in new tab)
We haven't reviewed this particular model, but we have tested its sibling (which adds a phono stage, 6.3mm headphone output and 10W per channel more power) – and we liked what we heard. Definitely worth a punt if you can't stretch to the AXA35. Deal also at Cambridge Audio (opens in new tab)
$1200 $1000 at Crutchfield (save $200) (opens in new tab)
The Audiolab 6000A is an excellent amplifier that takes the fight to any formidable class leader. This is the most affordable amp Audiolab has produced in recent years, and also one of its most capable, confident and competitive efforts. Five stars
Deal also at Amazon (opens in new tab)
$349 $249 at Amazon (save $100) (opens in new tab)
This stereo receiver features two powerful amplifiers, digital audio inputs for TV and BD/DVD player connection, analog inputs for your audio devices and built-in Bluetooth connectivity. There is even a dedicated phono input for your vinyl record player. And you can make a $100 saving.
$999 $880 at World Wide Stereo (save $120) (opens in new tab)
The integrated SA10 gives you 50 watts of power per channel, an optical and two coaxial inputs, plus three RCA inputs. For vinyl enthusiasts, there's a dedicated phono input, plus a built-in DAC. This amp has a marvellously rich, solid presentation too, even if it isn't the most dynamically expressive. Four stars
Best speaker deals
Bowers & Wilkins 606 S2 Anniversary Edition
$999 $799 at Crutchfield (save $200) (opens in new tab)
The original 606 are fine speakers, but this new version is obviously better across the board. In fact, it's the best standmounter at its original price, as its current What Hi-Fi? Award goes to show – let alone its discounted one.
Wharfedale Diamond 12.1
$350 $299 at Crutchfield (save $50) (opens in new tab)
The Diamond 12.1s are excellent speakers for the money and deserve a place on the budget standmount speaker shortlist – not least at this discounted price. Note that these are currently on backorder. Five stars
Dali Spektor 2
$499 $379 at Amazon (save $120) (opens in new tab)
The Spektor 2 are excellent speakers, combining Dali's traditional strengths with a generous dose of entertainment. As budget speakers at this price go, they're very much up there.
Dali Oberon 5
$1500 $1099 at Amazon (save $400) (opens in new tab)
The Oberons have the dynamic subtlety, rhythmic precision and sheer transparency to pull the listener into the musical experience. Superb floorstanders, right up there with the best. Five stars
Elac Debut 2.0 B5.2
$330 $200 at Amazon (save $130) (opens in new tab)
Under review, we praised Elac's already budget bookshelf bobby dazzlers for their 'detailed and organised sound', 'solid build' and 'unfussy nature', leaving us with no choice but to give them five sweet stars and a subsequent award – for three years running. At this price, they are a steal. What Hi-Fi? Award winner
Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2
$399 $240 at Amazon (save $160) (opens in new tab)
The B6.2 speakers take what we loved about their Award-winning siblings and build on it with an even fuller-bodied and more mature presentation. If you want a faithful representation of what the rest of your system can do, the Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 speakers will deliver just that. Five stars
$280 $118 at Amazon (save $162) (opens in new tab)
The R-41M pair are Klipsch classics with their horn tweeter and copper-colored driver – and heavily discounted ones at that thanks to their current 43% discount. Bargain.
Klipsch R-41PM Bluetooth
$499 $220 at Amazon (save $279) (opens in new tab)
Very well-equipped powered bookshelf speakers by Klipsch that offer an integrated phono pre-amp, Bluetooth, digital optical, analog RCA and USB inputs. Now with 44% off.
Polk Audio TSi100
$149 $99 at Amazon (save $50) (opens in new tab)
These Polk speakers are a great price worth a punt for anyone on a strict budget looking for their first proper speakers. They sport a 1in silk dome tweeter, 5.25in polycarbonate woofer and stand 16 inches tall.
Definitive Technology Demand Series D11:
$1139 $799 at World Wide Stereo (save $340) (opens in new tab)
This pair of compact bookshelf speakers is a two-way design that features offset tweeters, a passive bass radiator and a Linear Response Waveguide for natural mids and precise imaging.
$199 $123 at Amazon (save $76) (opens in new tab)
Exceptionally well-reviewed on Amazon, these Sonys are budget three-way bookshelf speakers that are currently hugely discounted. Slim, sleek and with the option to expand to build a whole AV system.
Q Acoustics 3050i
$800 $500 at World Wide Stereo (save $300) (opens in new tab)
The 3050i are full of energy and even better than their predecessors – Q Acoustics has come up with the goods once more to produce punchy, musical and subtle performers.
Best record player deals
Sony PS-LX310BT Bluetooth/USB turntable
$250 $188 at Amazon (save $62) (opens in new tab)
Here, Sony has generously given us a ‘plug and play’ fully automatic deck, including a phono stage, thrown in Bluetooth and priced it at the low end of the market. Now even more attractive for vinyl newbs with $62 off.
$219 $199 at Amazon (save $20) (opens in new tab)
Not the best-sounding turntable in the entry-level space, but if you want to listen to vinyl wirelessly through your Bluetooth headphones, this is an affordable way to do it.
$589 $499 at Crutchfield (opens in new tab)
Another record player we haven't tested ourselves, but Denon is a hugely respected audio brand so it could be worth trying this one out. The DP-400 has a built-in phono preamp and spins at 33 1/3, 45 and 78rpm – perfect for those older collections.
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