Problem: you're after a high-quality hi-fi system which you can hook up to your digital library.
Solution: Meridian Audio Core 200 & DSP3200 Loudspeakers
The big guns of hi-fi R&D (its next project is a 19-speaker sound system for the Range Rover Evoque), Meridian’s latest design is also one of its most compact. Featuring a pair of active loudspeakers (“active” meaning each cabinet contains two 75W amplifiers) and a music hub with 11 inputs, it connects directly to a PC or MP3 player via a USB cable. Importantly, the Audio Core box contains Meridian’s “Apodising” filter, a maverick piece of tech designed to restore the nuances of the recording studio to digitally compressed tunes. £5,250, meridian-audio.com