The best hi-fi deals 2023 - the best prices on five-star kit

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...

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Best amplifier deals

Cambridge Audio AXA25 $299

Cambridge Audio AXA25 $299 $219 at Amazon (save $80)
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

Audiolab 6000A $1200

Audiolab 6000A $1200 $1000 at Crutchfield (save $200)
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

Onkyo TX-8220 $349

Onkyo TX-8220 $349 $249 at Amazon (save $100)
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.

Arcam SA10 $999

Arcam SA10 $999 $880 at World Wide Stereo (save $120)
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

Bowers & Wilkins 606 S2 Anniversary Edition $999 $799 at Crutchfield (save $200)
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.
Five stars

Wharfedale Diamond 12.1 $350

Wharfedale Diamond 12.1 $350 $299 at Crutchfield (save $50)
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

Dali Spektor 2 $499 $379 at Amazon (save $120)
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

Dali Oberon 5 $1500 $1099 at Amazon (save $400)
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

Elac Debut 2.0 B5.2 $330 $200 at Amazon (save $130)
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

Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 $399 $240 at Amazon (save $160)
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

Klipsch R-41M $280

Klipsch R-41M $280 $118 at Amazon (save $162)
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

Klipsch R-41PM Bluetooth $499 $220 at Amazon (save $279)
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

Polk Audio TSi100 $149 $99 at Amazon (save $50)
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

Definitive Technology Demand Series D11: $1139 $799 at World Wide Stereo (save $340)
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. 

Sony SSCS5 $199

Sony SSCS5 $199 $123 at Amazon (save $76)
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

Q Acoustics 3050i $800 $500 at World Wide Stereo (save $300)
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

Sony PS-LX310BT Bluetooth/USB turntable $250 $188 at Amazon (save $62)
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.
Five stars

Audio-Technica AT-LP60XBT $219

Audio-Technica AT-LP60XBT $219 $199 at Amazon (save $20)
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.

Denon DP-400 $589

Denon DP-400 $589 $499 at Crutchfield
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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