Gramofon: The £40 Gadget That Will Resurrect Your Hi-Fi

This simple plug-in will bring your old audio gear back to life

Is your home a hi-fi graveyard?

For all the convenience streaming has bought to music – unlimited songs in your pocket, powerful portable speakers like B&O’s Play range – there’s been one significant loser. Your old hi-fi.

Chances are you’ve spent a decent amount of money on an audio set-up at some point in your life, one that included speakers, amp, CD player and so on, and one that now remains switched off and gathering dust.

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What you want is a smart little box that will plug into the back of your existing audio gear, and transform it into a wi-fi connected music-streaming system. That little box is Gramofon. The 40 quid device integrates with your existing wi-fi network (making it more stable than Bluetooth) and is compatible with Spotify Premium, TuneIn and other streaming services.

You can also stream any music stored on your phone, tablet etc, bringing back to life your old stereo in a flash – and for the fraction of the cost of Sonos. Result.

€59 (around £43); gramofon.com