While I’ve never been a fan of retro merely for the sake of retro, I have to admit that I did smile when I laid eyes upon TEAC’s new LP-P1000 audio system. Bridging the old and the new the LP-P1000 plays nicely with your old 78s, your old CDs (remember them?), AM and FM radio and has a Bluetooth receiver so you can wirelessly stream mix-tapes from Tumblr blogs.

Supplied with matching 2-way hi-fi speakers the simple-to-use LP-P1000 – available in cherry or black woodgrain finishes – this is the sort of device a whole family can gather around and share tracks on. Except for your weird uncle still into C90s.

TEAC LP-P1000 Audio System – due mid Dec – £449.99 (available in black or cherry woodgrain effect)