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WHAT TO LOOK FOR
1. Spread ’em As proven by the Naim, mini doesn’t have to mean manky. Spreading the speakers out will help sound quality and adding a subwoofer can be a good move.
2. Boxes of tricks Look for as many features as you can get for your money: demand DAB, decent build quality and aux-in sockets for your PMP, plus HDMI if you want TV connectivity, and DLNA, AirPlay or UPnP music streaming tech.
3. Ugly duckling? No matter how well-specced a mini system is, it still needs to fit with the decor of the room it’s going in. There are plenty of lookers out there, so don’t settle for a minger.
4. Stream team Most hi-fi systems are network-ready these days, but to take advantage of their streaming skills you'll need a server – whether PC or NAS drive – and a good Wi-Fi set-up. Going wired can be a better bet in houses with thick walls.