Ah, the simplicity of all-in-one stereo hi-fi systems: minimal footprint, almost completely absent cables and little space needed in the home. Whether you are looking for a streaming solution to match just a couple of speakers, whether you are looking for a modern multi-feature turntable, a hi-fi system or a multi-room wireless speaker set , you will want rightly something that is as convenient and immediate to use as valid on the performance side., here are seven products that can do for you and that we consider the best in their respective price ranges (from around 400 euros upwards).
All for one, one for all
The first product chosen is the Denon D-M41DAB (about 450 euros online), which wins our prize for the best microsystem for the third consecutive year. If it’s almost impossible to go wrong with this system. Those who have a higher budget (just over 1000 euros) and streaming ambitions, should watch with interest the KEF LSX , active stereo speakers with integrated network streaming. It is essentially the most compact and economical version of the KEF LS50 wireless system , one of the absolute best-buy in its category.
Just add two speakers
If you are looking for a handyman solution to which only a couple of speakers can be connected, we have three tips to give you. The first is exclusively for vinyl lovers and it is the Pro-Ject Juke Box E turntable , which combines the classic reproduction of a vinyl with Bluetooth amplification and connectivity. A product that also as a value for money (online from 400 euros) has proved to be a great success and has not been overtaken by even the most ardent rivals since the beginning of the year.
Are you instead thinking more about a hi-fi box that opens the door to the world of music streaming? The Marantz PM7000N (1199 euro list) belies its traditional appearance with a list of features worthy of the 21st century that embraces network streaming, multi-room and analog and digital connections. As we concluded in our review, “it is a practical and complete streaming system that only needs two speakers to start having fun”. A more sophisticated and higher performing option is the Naim Uniti Atom at over twice the price ( we are around 2500 euros ), which in this price range has very few contenders.