home theatre speaker packages
amphion home theatre packages
Despite being a relatively new company (founded in 1998), Finnish company Amphion have quickly found their way into recording studios across the word for their honest and faithful reproduction. Their design utilises clever waveguides to produce a more uniform dispersion throughout the room, which also reduces interaction with room boundaries, so you hear less of your room - I don't know how they do it, but it certainly works here!
Their presentation also owes a lot to their relatively low crossover point, which is a couple of thousand hertz lower than many other designs, which means that more of the important, directional frequencies are coming from a single point, eliminating phase issues in the all important midrange section that is dominated by one of the most important instruments - the human voice.
5.0 packages start from £1520 plus subwoofer, and are available in a multitude of colour options..
kef r series home theatre packages
KEF's UniQ array lends itself equally well to two-channel and multi-channel reproduction, producing a wide dispersion, opening up their imaging window, reducing room interaction, and gelling together better for multi-channel use, particularly Atmos based home theatre systems.
Prices start at £3450 for a 5.0 package available in black, white.or walnut, plus subwoofer and dedicated Atmos modules.
monitor audio radius home theatre packages
Monitor Audio's Slimline Radius loudspeaker range shy away from the usual bold shapes and curves of many lifestyle type loudspeaker packages, instead employing the traditional box design.
Despite this, the Radius models wouldn't look out of place in any living room, and with a number of different sizes and shapes, the range includes the perfect model for every home theatre need.
From the Radius R90AV package, right up to a package based around the elegant, floorstanding R270 loudspeakers, there's a package for everyone's requirements.
Wall brackets and floorstands help get smaller speakers up and out of the way of prying little fingers, and help keep your home theatre looking discreet.
Radius 5.0 packages start from £600 plus subwoofer, with a number of flexible options with regards to mixing and matching.
elipson planet home theatre packages
One of the best shapes for a speaker cabinet is a sphere. This isn't always a practical thing to do, so very few manufacturers attempt it, but Elipson have been using this principle for decades.
The other benefit of this shape is that it isn't a box - no sharp corners or edges to grab attention - instead, a nice, easy on the eye design that doesn't stand out in a room.
The smaller Planet M is a sealed design, with a priority on easy placement, whereas the Planet L is a larger, ported design for greater bass response.
The Planet models are hugely flexible with optional floor stands, wall mount bracket, in-ceiling mount, and ceiling-hang mount.
The Planet M 5.1 package comes in at £1295, and the Planet L 5.1 package at £1795.
svs prime satellite home theatre package
Using the same speaker all round for a 5.1 package produces the most cohesive soundfield possible - all speakers covering the same frequency range, and being of the same capability.
Backed up by a meaty sounding SB1000 subwoofer, the prime Satellites produce a soundfield more in line with much larger loudspeakers, ideal for music reproduction as well as home theatre.
Prime Satellite 5.1 packages start from £979
cornered audio home theatre packages
Cornered Audio loudspeakers offer a more discreet solution than many other manufacturers, without having to go in-wall. The rear of the cabinet is finished at 90 degrees, allowing placement in room corners or up against ceilings around the edge of the room. Their curved front baffle also allows two to be placed together to cover a semi-circular area, or even four to cover 360 degrees.
Despite their small size, they're immensely capable speakers, allowing for high quality reproduction of movies and music alike. They are also suitable for discreet commercial applications where in-wall is not an option.
Prices start at £75 each