Surround Sound Systems
Marantz SR6011 Audio

What is the Marantz SR6011?Marantz is responsible for some of the classiest AV receivers on the market (as confirmed by our review of the slimline NR1607) and the SR6011 looks to uphold its fine reputation. This 9.2-channel powerhouse nestles between the range-topping SR7011 and entry-level SR5011 in it
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KEF EGG Audio

What is the KEF EGG?Billed as the "ultimate all rounder", the KEF EGG is a wireless desktop speaker system for PCs, TVs and Bluetooth devices. With a built-in amp and DAC, it’s a plug-and-play solution that leaves minimal clutter in its wake. But the main talking point is the iconic egg-shaped design, w
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Philips Fidelio SkyQuake B8/12 Audio

What is the Philips Fidelio SkyQuake?You’ve got to hand it to Philips: the SkyQuake is probably the best name for a Dolby Atmos soundbar ever. It highlights how the soundbar's two upwards firing drivers can make sound rain down on you from above, creating a more convincing soundstage. With the addition
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Yamaha RX-V581 Audio

What is the Yamaha RX-V581?Yamaha’s RX-V581 range brings you a shed-load of features at affordable prices, including support for the brand’s MusicCast multiroom platform. The RX-V581 sits bang in the middle of the five-strong range, between the £279 RX-V481 and the £429 RX-V681. The entry-level RX-V381
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Yamaha RX-A860 Audio

What is the Yamaha RX-A860 AV receiver?With Dolby Atmos and DTS:X immersive audio decoding on board, seven channels of very meaty amplification and MusicCast wireless multiroom audio support, Yamaha’s RX-A860 has the demeanour of an AV receiver equipped for next-generation home cinema.As part of Yamaha’
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Q Acoustics M7 Audio

What is the Q Acoustics M7?The M7 is a 2.1-channel sub/sat system that combines the compact stereo speakers and active subwoofer from Q Acoustics’ 7000i system with its new Q AVA stereo amplifier.Ideal for use as a TV sound solution or hi-fi system, the M7 sets its sights on buyers who want something mo
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Bluesound Pulse Soundbar Audio

What is the Bluesound Pulse Soundbar?Part of Bluesound’s multiroom speaker family, the Pulse Soundbar is designed to be the centrepiece of your system. Not only does it amplify audio from flat-panel TVs, but it can also stream hi-res music in glorious 192kHz/24-bit quality.Even more impressively, it’s t
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Polk MagniFi Mini Audio

What is the Polk MagniFi Mini?Once the bastion of space-saving home cinema, it seems that even the trusty soundbar has become too imposing for some living rooms. As a result, there’s a growing demand for compact soundbars that deliver room-filling audio from even smaller boxes.One such product is the Po
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Sonos Playbase Audio

What is the Sonos Playbase?On paper, the Sonos Playbase seems like any other soundbase. Like the Sonos Playbar from 2013, it takes over audio duties from your flat screen TV, which usually needs a bit of help – and it saves space doing so by letting your TV sit on it. But as every Sonos product works wi
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LG SJ8 Audio

What is the LG SJ8?If you like your soundbars to be heard but not seen then you’re going to love the SJ8. At a mere 38mm high, LG’s new 4.1-channel soundbar is so slim and discreet that you’ll hardly notice it’s there, which is great news if you want powerful sound with minimal clutter.The SJ8 is the fi
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Samsung HW-K850 Audio

What is the Samsung HW-K850?If you like the idea of Dolby Atmos but feel daunted by the clutter involved, then Samsung’s HW-K850 might be the answer. This soundbar boasts built-in Atmos speakers, eliminating the need to install speakers in your ceiling or buy separate modules.It’s a more affordable vers
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Philips Fidelio B1 Audio

What is the Philips Fidelio B1?Philips describes the Fidelio B1 as a ‘nano cinema speaker'. In other words, it's a super-compact soundbar designed to add some oomph to your TV’s sonics. Philips is targeting people for whom even a regular soundbar takes up too much space, as this one has been squeezed do
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Cabasse Stream BAR Audio

What is the Cabasse Stream BAR?France: land of culture, cuisine and Cabasse. The Gallic audio guru has already impressed us with the Stream Base, a music-streaming soundbase, but now it's unveiled the Stream BAR, which is – yes, you’ve guessed it – a music-streaming soundbar.It comes equipped with a wir
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Cambridge Audio TV5 (v2) Audio

What is the Cambridge Audio TV5 (v2)?The TV5 (v2) is a revamped version of Cambridge Audio’s superb TV5 soundbase from 2015. This new sub-TV speaker has undergone a number of tweaks, including the addition of HDMI ARC – the absence of which we bemoaned in our original review.The best part is that the TV
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