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Q Acous­tics Q7000i £900

Novem­ber 2013 Got £900 to spend on a sub/sat pack­age? Spend it here. This com­pact set cre­ates a co­he­sive and ex­pan­sive sound­field, with strong bass. Size (hwd) Cen­tre speaker 12 x 20 x 16cm Fin­ishes 2

Tan­noy HTS-101 XP £600

Best style pack­age un­der £1000, Awards 2015 The lat­est in­car­na­tion of a mul­ti­ple win­ner has a sonic char­ac­ter that re­tains its fast, spa­cious qual­ity, but with ex­tra de­tail and so­lid­ity. Size (hwd) Cen­tre speaker 19 x 10 x 11cm Fin­ishes 1

B&W MT-50 £1100

Best style pack­age £1000+, Awards 2015 These speak­ers sound crisp, clear and in­sight­ful, and the sub and satel­lites in­te­grate so well. Value and ver­sa­til­ity com­bined. Size (hwd) Cen­tre speaker 25 x 11 x 16cm Fin­ishes 2

B&W MT-60D £1950

May 2012 Com­pact and stylish (we love that sub), this pack­age presents a dy­namic, pow­er­ful sound that ex­cels with sur­round sound stereo mu­sic. Size (hwd) Cen­tre speaker 25 x 11 x 16cm Fin­ishes 2

Dali Zen­sor 1 5.1 £980

Best tra­di­tional pack­age un­der £1000, Awards 2015 Why did it win an Award? Be­cause of the sound’s punchy dy­nam­ics, abun­dance of de­tail, ex­pres­sion, ar­tic­u­la­tion and im­pres­sive in­te­gra­tion. Size (hwd) Cen­tre speaker 16 x 44 x 29cm Fin­ishes 3

Q Acous­tics 3000 Se­ries 5.1 £700

July 2015 A bud­get pack­age that makes the sound from films come across as sub­tle, at­mo­spheric and de­tailed. This is a fun lis­ten­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. Size (hwd) Cen­tre speaker 15 x 43 x 20cm Fin­ishes 5

Wharfedale Di­a­mond 220 HCP £850

July 2015 Fea­tur­ing one of our favourite stand­moun­ters, this pack­age of­fers an ex­cel­lent sur­round-sound ex­pe­ri­ence for a rea­son­able price. Size (hwd) Cen­tre speaker 17 x 47 x 27cm Fin­ishes 7

Mon­i­tor Au­dio Bronze B5 AV £1500

Best tra­di­tional pack­age £1000-£2000, Awards 2015 Our Speaker Pack­age Prod­uct of the Year is beau­ti­fully de­signed, has am­ple punch, cre­ates a spa­cious sound­field and is very mu­si­cal. Size (hwd) Cen­tre speaker 17 x 46 x 19cm Fin­ishes 4

B&W 683 S2 The­atre £2750

Novem­ber 2014 We’d like a bit more au­thor­ity in the bass, but we’re still de­lighted by the de­tailed, ag­ile sound, fo­cused sur­round steer­ing and power on of­fer. Size (hwd) Cen­tre speaker 22 x 59 x 30cm Fin­ishes 2

KEF R100 5.1 £2850

Best tra­di­tional pack­age £2000+, Awards 2015 Gor­geous looks and su­pe­rior sound qual­ity – the R100 5.1 has both. There’s great scale, seam­less in­te­gra­tion, and an ex­pres­sive midrange. Size (hwd) Cen­tre speaker 17 x 53 x 31cm Fin­ishes 4

Mon­i­tor Au­dio Sil­ver 6 AV12 £2875

June 2014 With ter­rific build and fin­ish, and a fine de­gree of in­sight and pre­ci­sion in the sound, these speak­ers work to­gether seam­lessly. A top-notch pack­age Size (hwd) Cen­tre speaker 19 x 50 x 24cm Fin­ishes 6

PMC Twenty 23 5.1 £8240

July 2016 One of our favourite floor­standers fea­tures in a speaker pack­age that de­liv­ers a cap­ti­vat­ing per­for­mance. So good it’s our ref­er­ence sys­tem. Size (hwd) Cen­tre speaker 17 x 52 x 31cm Fin­ishes 1

“Watch­ing Bird­man we are so im­mersed it is easy to imagine we are back­stage in a Man­hat­tan the­atre”

“Con­tin­ues the Q Acous­tics’ tra­di­tion of punch­ing way above its weight”

“This may be the eas­i­est £1500 you’ll ever spend”

“There aren’t many speaker pack­afes as ex­cit­ing as this one. It will trans­form your movies and mu­sic”

“No doubt worth ev­ery penny of its ask­ing price”

“It packs a good deal of punch and a pleas­ing sense of scale”

“Stick with the PMCS and you’ll be re­warded with an in­cred­i­ble sur­round-sound ex­pe­ri­ence”

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