Expectations ARE HIGH for the next generation of Denon’s CEOL network music systems, but any doubts are short lived as the latest N10 iteration has already received an award for best compact music system by EISA members, including our sister titles Hi-Fi News and Home Cinema Choice magazines. Priced at £449, the new one-box music system adds Amazon Alexa voice compatibility and HEOS multi-room technology, allowing seamless playback to connected devices throughout the home.

Based around a CD drive and network music player with support for NAS drives and music streaming services such as Spotify, Tidal and internet radio, it supports wi-fi, Ethernet, AirPlay 2 and Bluetooth connectivity, plus there’s a front panel USB port and a built-in FM/AM tuner. It can be partnered with your own choice of loudspeaker or the matching SC-N10 add-on stereo speaker pack with a 30mm tweeter and 120mm midrange/bass driver, priced at £100. The system is available in grey, white or black finishes now and you can find out more here.