Although there are accompanying Onkyo speakers available, most punters plump for the Wharfedales (9.0s or 9.1s) as more able partners, and they’re exceptional stereo speakers, delivering sky-high sound quality. If you’re a stickler for matching components, you’d better look away now.
There is a wealth of features hidden within this solid-as-a-rock box. On top of CD/MP3 playback, we have a DAB/FM tuner, 99 preset stations, a mere five timer modes – suitably simple to set – inputs and outputs a-go-go, and timer recording. Sonically it punches well above its weight, producing a wide, dynamic sound that’s clear and detailed.
It may be borderline cheating but those Wharfedale speakers really sing. This gets the Stuff stamp of approval.