M80 ($2,995)

Meridian’s M80 is the compact player system to be beat. Using the same electrical guts and general aesthetic silhouette as the highly lauded F80 (see Robb Report, June 2008), the new M80 adds hand-stitched leather skin to all the classic goodies: CD, DVD, and radio playback, plus 80 watts of juice and onboard digital signal processing. The new system also includes Meridian’s i80 iPod dock. (404.344.7111, www.meridian-audio.com)

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