It’s a common conundrum. You covet the superior sound of a high-end audio system, but you’d rather not have to take out a second mortgage to fund it. Thankfully, you don’t have to, as there are plenty of superb-sounding hi-fi components that won’t break the bank.
Bewildered by the choices on offer? Fortunately help is on hand with The Absolute Sound’s Buyer’s Guide To Affordable Audio 2016, created to help maximize your purchasing power and your hi-fi system enjoyment.
Free to download, the guide covers the top quality-for-cost buys across all hi-fi categories – from electronics, analogue, DACs and music servers, to loudspeakers, subwoofers, cables, power products and other essentials.
In the analogue category, Clearaudio’s multi-award winning ‘plug and play’ Concept turntable package scores yet again, delivering all the qualities of “an audiophile-grade playback system without having to futz with the sometimes nerve-wracking job of setting the thing up”.
Among the loudspeakers, Magnepan’s .7 is a top pick, delivering “an ambient soundstage so markedly different than the sound of the room the speakers were auditioned in that it transported [the reviewer]”.
In addition, The Absolute Sound’s website features a list of the magazine’s 40 Greatest Bargains in High-End Audio, which include Exposure Electronics’ 3010S2D integrated amplifier and Magnepan’s MMG loudspeaker.
For more information:
Track down your nearest Exposure Electronics dealer.
Contact Decent Audio for UK Magnepan dealers.
Contact Sound Fowndations for UK Clearaudio dealers.