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40 CHRISTMAS GIFTS Four pages of top ideas for your AV-loving loved ones

68 T EM P TAT I ONS Will a new high-end CD player make much of an impression? If it’s the TEAC VRDS-701, most definitely

72 T EM P TAT I ONS This Astell & Kern is, simply, the best portable music player we have heard

122 TOP TAYLOR SWIFT TEST TRACKS Seven system-stretchers from the queen of pop

BUYER’S GUIDE FIND THE BEST KIT AROUND, FAST! Every product worth owning. Starting on page 75

CONTENTS

THIS MONTH WE GIVE THE DEFINITIVE WORD ON THESE PRODUCTS

CD PLAYERS Arcam CD5

TEAC VRDS-701

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MUSIC STREAMERS Arcam ST5

Cambridge Audio CXN (V2)

Eversolo DMP-A6

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PORTABLE MUSIC PLAYER Astell & Kern A&ultima SP3000

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SMARTPHONE Sony Xperia 5 V

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STEREO SPEAKERS (FLOORSTANDERS) Q Acoustics 3050i 32 Wharfedale Diamond 12.3 33 Fyne Audio F302i 34 Dali Oberon 5 35 Triangle Borea BR08 36 Q Acoustics 5040 37 Fyne Audio F501 38 PMC Prodigy 5 39

STEREO SPEAKERS (STANDMOUNTERS) Wharfedale Diamond 12.1 45 Elac Debut B5.2 46 Dali Oberon 1 47 Triangle Borea BR03 48 Bowers & Wilkins 607 S3 49 Bowers & Wilkins 606 S3 50 Focal Vestia No.1 51 Sonus Faber Lumina 1 52 KEF LS50 Meta 53 PMC Prodigy 1 54 Dali Menuet SE 55 ATC SCM11 56 KEF R3 57

SYSTEM Ruark Audio R410

TELEVISIONS Sony A95L

Panasonic TX-65MZ1500B

WIRELESS HEADPHONES Bowers & Wilkins Px7 S2e

WIRELESS SPEAKERS JBL Charge 5 Wi-Fi

Ultimate Ears Epicboom

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