4. The Chic Audiophile
Cue Acoustics’ Model r1 ($399)
The Cue Acoustics Model r1 ($399) packs a lot of volume and beautiful sound into a handsome, compact box that also includes an integrated iPhone/iPod dock.
For an additional $99, Cue's s1 satellite speaker provides extra stereo separation. Like the
r1 dock, it is handmade in Massachusetts.