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Best Cyber Monday deals for home audio 2017

Whether you're looking for a good deal on a receiver, speakers or one of those high-tech voice assistants, these are the best Cyber Monday audio specials we've found.


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Sony STR-DN1080 AV receiver, $398 ($200 off)

Cyber Monday is a great time to get a good deal on that audio system you've had your eye on, so here's a selection of the best bargains we've found and where you can pick them up. 

We'll start with one of the best deals we've seen for some time. The Sony STR-DN1080 receiver is the CNET Editors' Choice of 2017 and offers excellent sound quality. It has a great feature mix including Dolby Atmos, HDR compatibility and Chromecast. At $400, it's an absolute steal. 

See the STR-DN1080 at B&H | See the STR-DN1080 at Amazon

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Elac Debut B6 bookshelf speaker, $199/pair ($80 off)

From one Editors' Choice to another, the Elac B6 is an absolute belter of a speaker and one of the best budget models ever made. Now at $200, they're simply an insane value.

See the Elac Debut B6 at Amazon

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Elac Uni-Fi UB5 bookshelf speakers, $349/pair ($150 off)

Another Andrew Jones design and the big brother of the B6, the Elac Uni-Fi UB5 is also one of our favorite speakers. At a $150 discount, it's almost impossible to pass up. Be aware you'll need a good amplifier to power them -- for example, the Sony STR-DN1080 from the first slide.

See the Elac Uni-Fi UB5 at Amazon

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Sony UBP-X800 4K Blu-ray player, $149 ($150 off)

Though it's not technically an audio-only component (it will spin CDs and stream music), at half its retail price the X800 is such a good deal that we're telling everyone.

See the UBP-X800 at Best Buy

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Vizio SB3621n-E8, $104 ($45 off)

The Vizio SB3621n-E8 sound bar system is our favorite sound bar of 2017, and now you can get it crazy cheap.

See the SB3621n-E8 at Vizio

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KEF LS50, $999 ($500 off)

The Audiophiliac's Best Speaker of 2012 is now under a grand. Steve Guttenberg called it "the best-sounding speaker I've heard on my desktop." The LS50's driver combines a ribbed 5.25-inch aluminum/magnesium woofer with a 1-inch aluminum dome tweeter. Compact, stunning to look at, and sounds good too.

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Pioneer Elite SP-EBS73-LR bookshelf speakers, $499/pair ($250 off)

Before designer Andrew Jones went on to bigger and better things at Elac, he created the EBS73s. These have a similar sound to the UB5s but offer even better aesthetics and are Atmos compatible.

See the Pioneer SP-EBS73-LR at Amazon 

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Polk Signa S1 sound bar, $149 ($50 off)

Part of a new breed of budget sound bars, the Polk Signa S1 offers almost everything you need -- Bluetooth, optical connection, wireless subwoofer -- and is now even better value.

See the at Polk Signa S1 at Amazon

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Polk Magnifi Mini sound bar, $199 ($100 off)

The Polk Magnifi Mini is one of the most affordable sound bars with both HDMI and Chromecast onboard. For $200 on Cyber Monday, you'll be hard-pressed to find this kind of value and performance.

See the Polk Magnifi Mini at Amazon 

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Polk Omni SB1 Plus sound bar, $350 ($350 off)

The Polk Omni SB1 Plus is a high-end sound bar that is priced like an entry-level one. It's got multiroom music via Play-Fi and HDMI switching. 

See the Polk SB1 Plus at Best Buy

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Sony HT-CT290 sound bar, $148 ($131 off)

We haven't reviewed the HT-CT290 but have consistently been impressed with Sony's recent sound bars. It offers HDMI and Bluetooth, which is pretty much what you need for the money.

See the Sony HT-CT290 at Amazon

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Bose Acoustimass 6 Series V 5.1 channel speakers, $499 ($200 off)

We haven't reviewed the Series V, but we did look at the Series III and found that the system was capable of a big sound that belied the size of its tiny satellites. If you're a Bose fan, it's unlikely you'll get a better deal on these.

See the Bose Acoustimass 6 Series V at Amazon

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Sony HT-ST5000 sound bar, $1,198 ($300 off)

While not quite as accomplished as the competitive Samsung HW950, the Sony HT-ST5000 is nonetheless an excellent Dolby Atmos sound bar.

See the Sony HT-ST5000 at Amazon

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Sonos Play:1 smart speaker, $149 ($50 off)

Though it's been supplanted by the superior Sonos One, at the sale price of $149 the Play:1 speaker is an affordable way to start a multiroom audio system.

See the Sonos Play:1 at Best Buy

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Sony PSH-X500 turntable, $398 ($100 off)

A distinctive design, excellent features and a nice price. If you're looking for a mid-level USB turntable this is the one we'd consider.

See the Sony PSH-X500 at Amazon

Riva Audio Arena
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Riva Audio Arena Wi-Fi speaker, $179 ($70 off)

The Riva offers a lot of connectivity for a multiroom speaker including Apple Airplay, Bluetooth and Chromecast. There's also a battery option. Sounds good, too.

See the Riva Audio Arena at Amazon

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Google Home smart speaker, $79 ($50 off)

The Google Home is one of our favorite smart speakers, and at $79 it's a really good deal. Also consider picking up the Chromecast Audio at $25 ($10 off). 

See the Google Home at Best Buy | See the Chromecast Audio at Best Buy 

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Sonos Playbar sound bar, $599 ($100 off)

The Sonos Playbar was one of the first multiroom sound bars -- it sounds great, and it keeps on getting better. 

See the Sonos Playbar at Best Buy | See the Sonos Playbar at Amazon

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LG SH3K sound bar, $120 ($160 off)

We haven't reviewed this model, but with Bluetooth streaming, wireless subwoofer and optical input for $120, what's not to like?

See the LG SH3K at Amazon

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Bose SoundTouch 10 Wi-Fi speaker, $179 ($20 off)

The Bose SoundTouch is an excellent Wi-Fi speaker which also offers Bluetooth capability. The shortcuts on top also mean you don't need to use your phone to get music to play.

See the Bose SoundTouch 10 at Amazon

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Sonos Playbase sound base, $599 ($100 off)

Our favorite sound base bar none, the Sonos Playbase may not have all of the features of its competitors, but it sounds good and has multiroom music sorted.

See the Sonos Playbase at Best Buy

22 of 22 Onkyo

Onkyo TX-NR656 AV receiver, $250 ($399)

Yes, it's a 2016 model, but this is the followup to one of our previous faves, the TX-NR646. It has the features you want including HDR pass-through, Chromecast and Dolby Atmos.

See the Onkyo TX-NR656 at Best Buy 

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