Five of the best sound systems to buy for the most serious audiophiles
1. Denon CEOL
Performance: The Ceol is a Wi-Fi and ethernet-connected streamer with iPod/iPhone/iPad dock, USB input and even a CD player - remember them? -with bundled standmount speakers. Digital music sound the bee's knees through it.
Love: Great sound, reliable streaming, hugely versatile and not unreasonably priced to boot. A product of the year, already.
Hate: AirPlay costs an extra £39.
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2. Cambridge Audio Sonata
Love: Massive audio from a compact hi-fi . iPod integration
Hate: A touch pricey, perhaps
3. Denon RCD M37DAB
Love: Classic design and dynamic sound at a reasonable price
Hate: iPod dock costs extra
4. Cambridge Audio One
Love: Decent connectivity and considerably more-than-decent sound
Hate: Limited LCD screen
5. Vita Audio R4
Love: Lush walnut finish, warm sound and a handy iPod dock. Looks superb, too
Hate: Neither cheap nor lightweight
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