Home Cinema Systems
SONY BDP-S5100 ★★★★★ £140
Simply astonishing performance and pictures for less than £150. Smart functionality too: you can’t go wrong…
SONY BDP-S790 ★★★★★ £200
What a bargain! Not only is this a superb 2D and 3D Blu-ray player, it is also the first to upscale to 4K ultra high definition.
SONY BDP-S790 ★★★★★ £200
It’s testament to this player’s ability that a deck costing just £200 can also work in a full jazz-hands system like this one.
ONKYO TX-NR515 ★★★★★ £250
Now available for half its previous asking price, this amp offers truly awesome precision and heft.
SONY STR-DN1040 ★★★★★ £500
Punch, detail and power combine in this great receiver -and it’s good with stereo music, too.
YAMAHA RX-A1020 ★★★★★ £1000
Up-to-date spec -with a fine iPhone app for remote control — plus great performance.
Q ACOUSTICS 2000i 5.1 PACK ★★★★★ £600
Our 2012 Award winner produces sound with impressive scale for movies and music.
DALI ZENSOR 5 5.1 ★★★★★ £1300
This is a brilliantly realised speaker setup, and cracking value for money. Timing is confident, rhythms natural.
KEF R100 5.1 ★★★★★ £2750
Best Buy for 2012, the R100 5.1 is simply superb with demanding film soundtracks — and is great in stereo too.
PANASONIC TX-L32E6B ★★★★★ £400
If you’re after a great all-rounder in both picture quality and smart features, this TV is it. Splendid.
PANASONIC TX-P42GT60 ★★★★★ £1150
Truly deep blacks, beautiful colours and winning smart features — this TV is a tough act to beat.
PANASONIC PT-AT6000E ★★★★★ £3000
Superb in 2D, this projector also excels at 3D. Edges are sharp, pictures have depth and stability.
MARANTZ CD6004 ★★★★★ £310
A sound that makes it one of the most competitively priced budget machines around.
AUDIOLAB 8200CD ★★★★★ £800
This player, with its stunning sound, great DAC and digital inputs, is a big achievement.
LEEMA ANTILA IIS ECO ★★★★★ £2995
Natural sound and expert timing turn a five-star player into an even better five-star player.
ROTEL RA-10 ★★★★★ £350
Our stereo amp Product of the Year has a level of control and poise above and beyond what we’d expect at the price.
ARCAM A19 ★★★★★ £650
A refined amp with full-bodied tonal balance, this is a deeply impressive piece of hi-fi for the money.
LEEMA TUCANA II ★★★★★ £3425
A robust, powerful yet subtle amplifier, the Leema’s broad spread of talents makes it worth every penny.
Q ACOUSTICS 2020i ★★★★★ £150
Refined, exciting and detailed — the 2020is deliver an endlessly listenable performance.
TANNOY DC6 T SE ★★★★★ £1000
Purposeful looks mate with a solid sound to produce a pair of exciting, agile and nuanced floorstanders.
PMC TWENTY 23 ★★★★★ £2100
They’re petite, but these Best Buys are wonderfully expressive, with firm control and superb detail.