All-In-One Systems

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Hi-Fi Choice  |  Mar 18, 2024  |  0 comments
All-in-one systems might be an old idea, but the Evo 150 is breathing new life into the concept
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Mar 04, 2024  |  0 comments
While others integrate systems and speakers to create all-in-ones, T+A is heading in the other direction
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Sep 26, 2023  |  0 comments
Ruark’s all-in-one adds network smarts to its stylish platform
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Jul 05, 2022  |  0 comments
Marantz all-in-one blends modern features with more traditional functionality
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Mar 16, 2021  |  0 comments
One is fun as this compact all-in-one is put to work as a second-room system
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Jan 08, 2020  |  0 comments
Naim’s next-gen Mu-so boasts a host of new features and an updated streaming platform
Hi-Fi Choice  |  May 21, 2019  |  0 comments
As one of the smallest music systems HFC has seen, this do-it-all mini hub offers great sound per pound
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Oct 08, 2018  |  0 comments
With its ‘Smart Line’ portfolio Sonoro’s aim is to provide a range of loudspeaker systems suitable for use in different rooms around the home, and the Meisterstück – ‘masterpiece’ – is the top of the range model, designed to form the centre piece of your main music system.
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Oct 04, 2018  |  0 comments
A new kind of music system for a new generation”, it says here. Well, in truth the AiOS isn’t that different to other all-in-ones I have reviewed over the years, but it’s still an interesting proposition at its price. Billy Wright, the President of Cary Audio, says that he hopes both audiophiles and young people will look at the AiOS with interest.
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Oct 03, 2018  |  0 comments
Tibo has been making something of a name for itself in the world of smart speakers of late, but the SIA75 streaming amplifier is one of its first forays into the rather more demanding arena of integrated hi-fi solutions. It certainly looks the part, with a full-width chassis and a decent level of build quality. Its simple layout reflects the Scandinavian aesthetics of its Danish founder, with a front panel dominated by a series of presets, a dedicated button for grouping with other Tibo smart products and a multi-functional central dial that adjusts the volume, selects the inputs and turns the amp on and off.
Hi-Fi Choice  |  May 24, 2018  |  0 comments
Billed as the ‘complete all-in-one super integrated amplifier’, Gold Note’s IS-1000 is an ambitious design to bridge the gap between a traditional standalone integrated amp and an all-in-one music system with network streaming in an almost imperceptible way. At its heart it’s an integrated amplifier with a Class A/B output section, claiming a healthy 2x 125W into 8ohm that doubles to 250W into 4ohm. The model reviewed here is priced at £3,820, but if your setup demands even greater power Gold Note offers a 2x 150W output version into 8ohm, taking the cost to £4,370. Connectivity is impressive and analogue sources are catered for via three inputs; one via XLR and two using RCA phonos.
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Nov 15, 2017  |  0 comments
“A whole new thing”. That’s what a car magazine colleague called McLaren’s P1 hybrid hypercar when he experienced it for the first time. In fact, so frequently were his usual ‘supercar’ frames of reference being pulled out of shape or simply blown apart as he drove it round the Yas Marina Grand Prix circuit in Abu Dhabi, he couldn’t stop saying it (he was being filmed). It would make an apt strap line for Devialet, the Paris-based high-end audio brand.
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Jul 25, 2017  |  0 comments
Perhaps one of the biggest compliments I could pay an audio product on loan for test would be to tell whoever came to collect it they were most welcome to take it away but first they’d have to grapple it from my white-knuckled bear hug grip. Although a tad Walter Mitty, the thought did mess with me come the time to give back the Entotem Plato last year (HFC 400). I think the problem was that this early example of arguably the ultimate one-size-fits-all media server had settled itself so comfortably into my hi-fi world, it was only a matter of time before it slipped on a pair of fluffy slippers and started smoking a pipe. Its sudden but inevitable departure hurt.
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Oct 12, 2016  |  0 comments
To say that the Core is a little speaker that packs a big punch is something of an understatement. It’s not without flaws, but the sheer power, audio quality and versatile high-tech features that Mass Fidelity has crammed into this little black box are undeniably impressive. Measuring just 150mm wide and deep and 100mm high, it will sit comfortably on any shelf or table without taking up too much space. It’s a little chunky to carry around in a backpack – not to mention fairly heavy, at around 1.
Hi-Fi Choice  |  May 25, 2016  |  0 comments
These are curious times for two-channel audio. On one hand, we have vinyl staging a comeback that makes Lazarus look half hearted. On the other, we have the integration of streaming services and home networking pushing audio into new forms with a series of products taking advantage of it. At first glance, Yamaha’s MCR-N870D system looks like it is part of the ‘old guard’ of conventional hi-fi systems, but in reality this is a very ambitious product and firmly part of the new wave.