Flat speakers, big sound

The wall is fast becoming the place for all our gadgetry. And when it comes to wall mounting, there’s only one rule: the flatter the better. At

The wall is fast becoming the place for all our gadgetry. And when it comes to wall mounting, there’s only one rule: the flatter the better. At its thickest, TEAC’s new CD-X9 protrudes a mere 3.5 inches from your wood chip.It’s equipped with a CD player that’ll happily handle CD-R/RW and MP3 discs. The on-board tuner is old school FM/AM but it does have RDS. Sound is catered for by the two aluminium honeycomb diaphragm NXT flat panel speakers, which measure a trim 2.5 inches.Somewhat ruining the sleek image is the 4-inch thick sub that gives the TEAC its meaty sound. Better hide that behind the sofa. Essentials

TEAC CD-X9 Price: £180 On sale: TBA Contact: TEAC