The Vamp

Have an unused speaker laying around? Put it back to good use with The Vamp (£35; roughly $55). This diminutive cube-shaped box gives your aging gear new life by providing a Bluetooth link to your phone or tablet and a 4 Watt single-channel amplifier that can drive even large speakers with surprising gusto. The whole thing is powered by a rechargeable battery that lasts for over ten hours, and can connect with speakers that boast on-board terminals or a plain ol' wire coming out the back. Shipping in June in white, red, or black.

  • Audiowood Barky Turntable

    You don't need to be rocking a rustic look in your home for the Audiowood Barky Turntable ($1,300) to fit in with your decor — but it surely wouldn't hurt. This precision piece of equipment is made from a Rega parts kit, featuring a glass platter, a RB303 arm, a Rega Bias cartridge, and a solid ash platform that's finished with polyurethane, wax, and boasts adjustable spike feet. A decent vinyl collection for it to play? That's up to you.

  • Sonos Playbar

    Improve the sound coming from your TV and give yourself a wireless audio solution all at once with the Sonos Playbar ($700). Designed to complement most HDTVs, this single-box solution features nine individually amplified speakers — six mid-woofers and three tweeters — and a single optical input that lets you switch between sources using your current TV remote. Of course, this is a Sonos box, and as such offers built-in support for wireless audio streaming, as well as compatibility with the Sonos Sub and Play:3 speakers, which let the Playbar form a 5.1 surround system. Shipping in March.

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