It’s time to bring out the Christmas albums and enjoy some good ol’ yule time. But don’t just listen to them on some rinky-dinky mp3 player. Blast your neighborhood with some holiday cheer by playing your tunes on one of these 25 best home audio systems for the holiday season.
Panasonic SC-PT950 Deluxe 5 DVD Home Theater System
If you want a home entertainment system that provides wireless freedom, this is the right one for you. Besides providing intensely rich sound and amazingly vivid pictures, it also comes with 1080p up-conversion function that converts standard definition images from DVDs to high definition images, so you can get the most out of your HDMI-compatible HDTV. It also comes with Super Surround for life-like sound from any angle, and a Four-Step Subwoofer for very rich sound effects that you can hear and feel. It can also deliver exceptional sound quality from portable audio players like your iPod and other new music sources.
AudioSource Amp One/A 160-Watt Stereo Power Amplifier with Internal Bridging
This device is built to deliver powerful music that is pure and simple with some extra controls thrown in. You can use it as an independent stereo amp when used with a preamp or as an adjunct amp for low-powered surround receiver; but if you combine this with an additional monoblock amp and preamp, listeners can experience powerfully-driven speakers that furthers clarify each channel to create a dynamic, high-end sound.
Panasonic SC-PM71SD MP3 SD Micro System with 5-CD to SD Recording
This micro system has the ability to record any audio file coming from a wide range of digital and analog sources onto an SD card. It is also a highly capable portable SD audio player and SD card, which makes it ideal for those who are looking for a bookshelf unit with a full range of features that is budget-friendly as well. The SD recording capabilities of this device makes it stand out among the rest as the demand for products with SD capability rise. You can now easily rip CD tracks directly onto the SD card without the need for a computer.
AudioSource Pre One/A Stereo Preamplifier
For the demanding audiophiles who want some bass and treble controls, this stereo amplifier features 6-line level inputs and 2 preamp outputs, tape loop for outboard processors, 110 dB signal-to-noise ratio, less than 0.008 percent THD and controls for volume, balance, bass, and treble. It has a simple and clean layout and comes at a reasonable price as well for those who are looking for a good preamp for their CD player.
Emerson MS3106 Wall Mountable 3 CD-R/RW Audio System with Digital Tuner
For those who want to change the way you listen to music at home, you can now do it with the 10-watt home audio system that features a vertical, front-loading 3 CD-R/RW changer, a full functional clock with timer, and a digital tuner with 40 preset-station memory. It also comes with 1.5-inch tweeters and 4-inch woofers for that rich surround sound.
Panasonic SC-En37 Micro System with iPod Playback and Recharge
For those who are looking for reasonably-priced micro system, this device is just the right thing for home or office use that is very compact as well. It can play/charge your iPod and allows you to listen to the radio as well, with a very good sound quality. The unit also looks great and can fit a very little space on your desk. It has antenna for both AM and FM reception, though it was the remote control, which provides the most benefits since it does everything you want it to. It comes with a separate iPod dock, so you can keep it closer to you for the times you want to grab your iPod fast and drive somewhere else.
Harman Kardon HK3485 Current Stereo Receiver
Where the traditional features of high-performance phono and high current amplification meet, this stereo receiver combines the past with the present. It features a subwoofer output, video switching, and a cable for direct audio/video connection so you can easily connect your iPod or MP3 player as well. The device offers an unparallel listening experience regardless if the music comes from the built-in tuner, portable player or the turntable.
Sony CMT-DH7BT DVD Micro System with Bluetooth and Satellite Radio Capability
It is now easier to unwind with your favorite movie or listen to the latest hits with this micro system since this not just an ordinary audio component system; but also a DVD player for a total music and movie solution, and Satellite-radio ready that allows you to jam to XM or Sirius satellite radio, with an optional home antenna. It also comes with Bluetooth connectivity so you can wirelessly stream music from your Bluetooth-enabled PC, MP3 player or mobile phone. Its AM/FM tuner comes with 30 presets and packed with 100 watts of total power, you can now have the ability to provide a soundtrack to any room.
Sony MHCGX99 Mini Hi-Fi Component System with 3-Disc CD Changer and Powered Subwoofer
The mini component system offers 530 watts of total power and a line in for digital music player and PC that allows for simple plug-and-play integration. It also come with 4 preset EQ settings so you can play rock, flat, jazz, and pop creating enhanced sound modes for different types of music and 3-disc CD changer as an easy way to keep the music going all day or all night. It also features a 3-way bass reflex speaker system, hybrid dual woofer, CD-R/RW with MP3 playback compatibility, digital AM/FM tuner, and a subwoofer.
Tivoli Audio Model Am/FM Table Radio with Stereo Speaker
The Tivoli Henry Kloss Model Two radio with companion speaker, subwoofer and CD are all designed to offer high performance for superior sound reproduction. Though they are deigned to work together, each of these components are sold separately. They all have the classic styling that makes them distinctive from the rest. The Model Two serves as the base unit for the component system for the Tivoli component system, which is very similar to Model Three, just without the alarm clock section.
Tivoli Audio RadioCombo CD/AM/FM Stereo System
The modular system may not look like a digital gadget, but the stereo system adds a perfectly matched CD player creating an unmatched high-fidelity audio system. The perfect combination offers a super sound that does not overload you with buttons and knobs. For those who have a penchant for simplicity and minimalism, this audio system offers more as it also comes with accurate tonal balance and bass response coming from its frequency-contouring circuit that balances the output of the overall full audio spectrum.
Sony SS-F6000 Floorstanding 4-Way Speakers
You can now fill your entertainment room with the intense high-resolution audio using the highly-advanced floor-standing speakers. It allows you to experience its dramatic bass and tingling highs as this is crafted to bring massive audio power to your home. It features amazingly detailed sound production with a frequency response level of 50 kHz, which is nearly twice as those delivered by other conventional floor-standing speakers. It can also deliver high-resolution audio from sources such as the Super Audio CDs (SACD) and FLAC digital audio files.
Panasonic SC-EN28 Micro System
A highly recommended audio system for office and bedroom use, it offers a very nice sound for such a small unit. The bass delivery is more than you can expect; though the non-basic optional features such as the AM/FM presets, EQ setting, and the others can only be accessible using the remote. It also comes with a music port for iPod/MP3 players input, a motorized CD lid, and a digital tuner.
Emerson iTone iE600BK Home Audio System
A compact, yet powerful home audio system, it features 25 watts RMS total output power and a built-in 15-watt subwoofer to deliver optimum sound performance. It also comes with a digital clock/timer and an integrated docking station to play or charge your iPod. You can also operate your iPod with its easy-to-operate remote control, while the front panel auxiliary input jack also allows you to connect and play all other types of MP3 players through the speakers.
Onkyo TX-8222 50 Watt Stereo Receiver
Built for people who value the benefits of time-proven amplification design, the TX-8222 receiver offers an array of features that you can actually use. This no-nonsense stereo receiver delivers audio and radio signals with an agreeable quality, which also comes with Remote Interactive (RI) so you can integrate and operate all the compatible components through a single remote. It also has the Wide Range Amp Technology (WRAT) so you can turn up the volume and fill your entertainment room with impressively powerful, noise-free, true-to-life sound.
Sony MHC-EC55 Mini Hi-Fi Component System
Do not be fooled by the small size of this portable music system as this can still produce the kind of sound that you would expect from a much larger system. It has a basic feature set and is quite easy to use. The Mini Hi-Fi has enough power to fill a room with quality sound that allows you to play your favorite CDs and MP3 files that are burned to CD-R/RW discs so you can enjoy the dramatic bass from its 2-way bass reflex speaker system.
Sony STRDE197 Stereo Receiver
You must not be fooled by its affordable price tag since it is made by Sony, so you are assured that you can count on a clear, dynamic stereo sound besides its rock-solid dependability. You can use this stereo receiver for rooms that does not require a complete home theater system and needs just the audio basics. With its 100 watts per channel, you are assured that it will treat the music right with smooth, low distortion sound.
Apple Hi-Fi Home Stereo for iPod
Compatible for all iPod models, you can now fill your home with sound that does not come from stereo components or your CD music collection but where else, from your iPod. This gadget delivers a high-fidelity crystal-clear, audiophile-quality sound in a clean, compact design, so what more can you ask for? To use the system, all oyu need to do is slide your iPod into the built-in universal dock, turn it on, and tune in to digital music as if you have never heard it before.
Philips MC235B Micro Hi-Fi Shelf System
If you are looking for dynamic sound performance, the Micro Shelf System should fit your needs as it is also packed in a sleek design that you can mount on your wall. It plays both CD and CD-R/RW discs and comes with digital sound control and dynamic bass that allows you to custom tailor your listening experience. It also features a sleep/wake timer and digital AM/FM tuner with 40 presets, which makes it just the thing for anyone’s bedroom.
Panasonic SC-PT1050 Deluxe Home Theater System with 5-DVD Changer
If you just bought a widescreen TV and you want to experience HDTV for the first time, this home theater system will give you that experience. Besides the improved visual quality of the HDTV and incorporating up to 5.1 channel Dolby-Digital compatible surround sound, the SCPT 1050 also comes with wireless surround speakers and subwoofer so you will not have to worry about running wire. It comes with progressive-scan 5-disc DVD/CD changer up-converts to 1080p so you can get the most out of the HDMI-compatible HDTV for sharp and exceptionally detailed resolution images.
Klipsch iGroove HG All-in-One iPod Shelf System
For those who want a dynamic shelf system that can rock any room that works well with iPods and most of the other MP3 players as well; this is the right gadget for you. The two-way system features dual 2.5-inch woofers and dual 1-inch horn-loaded tweeters for audiophile quality sound whenever you need it, which also includes the IR handheld remote while the integrated handle makes it easier for you to lug the system around.
Audio-Technica AT-LP2DA LP-to-Digital Recording System
This is a professional stereo turntable that features a high-torque direct-drive motor for quick start-ups, which can digitally transfer and create CDs, MP3, WAV, and WMA files from LP records. This is great for those who have LP collections from the 1960s to early 1980s who may want to turn the beautiful music of these eras into CD or MP3 format. It also comes with a USB output that connects directly to the computer and a selectable stereo phono pre-amplifier that allows the turntable to plug directly to components with no dedicated turntable input.
Onkyo TX-8522 100 Watt Stereo Receiver
Offering first-rate sound with high power output, the TX-8522 is incorporated with Onkyo’s propriety Wide Range Amplifier Design (WRAT) with an isolated power transformer and discrete output stage as it focuses on maintaining the purity of music from radio and video sources. It also comes with the option to take up the XM Satellite Radio or connect your iPod to the system, while giving you the sweeping range of entertainment options.
DLO Homedock Music Remote
If you want to dock and charge your iPod and at the same time, browse and control it wirelessly from anywhere in the any house; this is the device for you. The fourth wireless display remote for the iPod, it also allows you to connect your iPod to the stereo while navigating its artists or playlists from 100 feet away. The remote has a strong broadcasting strength and bright screen, which also includes a nice-looking iPod dock with USB that can charge both iPod and remote at the same time.
Sony LBT-ZX6 Mini Hi-Fi Component System
A high-powered yet compact stereo system with a 5-disc CD changer, dual-well cassette deck and AM/FM tuner, this will help you enjoy music in multiple formats. It can also support CD, CD-R/RW and MP3-CD formats with play exchange, which allows for swapping 4 discs while playing the 5th. It also comes with a pair of 3-way bass-reflex speakers with 6.75-inch woofer with 6.75-inch midrange and 1-inch tweeter each. It even comes with the Variable Attenuation Control System (VACS), so you can enjoy your music the way it was meant to sound at any volume.