Home cinema

No, it doesn’t involve selling popcorn to strangers off of the street! Home cinema has come to be a catch-all term for a system that plays music and movies with a TV or projector and an external speaker system of some kind, usually surround sound. The whole idea is to recreate as accurately as possible the picture and sound quality of a cinema auditorium. Filmmakers want their work to be showcased in all its glory, with not a line of dialogue missed or a pixel out of place and a home cinema is just the tool for the job – in fact, you’d be surprised at how easy it is to build a seriously impressive sounding system.

Product review: Monitor Audio Radius range

Product review: Monitor Audio Radius range

Having stocked Monitor Audio’s critically acclaimed Bronze range of speakers and now the even more impressive Silver range, the new Radius range is perfect for those seeking an impressive home cinema package without the epic size to deal with. My …read more

Product review: Monitor Audio Silver range

Product review: Monitor Audio Silver range

We’ve been huge fans of the original Bronze and Bronze BX series of Monitor Audio speakers for a long time now, so when it was announced we’d be stocking their bigger stablemates, the Silver series, we were seriously excited. Smothered …read more

Product review: Yamaha RXV481

Product review: Yamaha RXV481

Sometimes it’s difficult to get the specification that you want from a product without inevitably paying for features that you don’t want or need. Sitting comfortably between Yamaha’s previously award winning 3 series and 6 series models, the RXV481 gives …read more

Product review: Yamaha RXV381 AV receiver

Product review: Yamaha RXV381 AV receiver

When a particular team or individual dominates a sport for successive years, it’s easy to assume that they’ve got all the money, resources and luck of the gods behind them. Thus allowing them to leisurely jog along ahead of the …read more

Product review: Wharfedale DX1 SE

Product review: Wharfedale DX1 SE

The DX1-SE is a satellite package that has replaced the highly rated DX1 HCP and is the latest offering from renowned audio buffs Wharfedale, so will they fill the shoes of their older siblings? There are no surprises here, and …read more

Product review: KEF T-Series speakers

Product review: KEF T-Series speakers

No strangers to forward-thinking and innovative design work, speaker-manufacturer KEF has just released a range of super-thin speakers for those with serious space issues but are unwilling to compromise on top quality sound. Let’s take a look at the ‘T’ …read more

What Hi-Fi? 2015 Award winners: Yamaha RXV379

What Hi-Fi? 2015 Award winners: Yamaha RXV379

Yamaha have always made great receivers, especially at the entry level allowing them to create great units… If we’re being honest with ourselves, then everyone wants some kind of home cinema setup. The idea of watching all your favourite films …read more

Product video: Onkyo TXNR646

Product video: Onkyo TXNR646

Daniel from our Bath store gives us an introduction to the Onkyo Dolby Atmos enabled home cinema amplifier, the TXNR646. For a demonstration please contact your local store, or for more information give our friendly Telesales team a call on 0333 900 0093.

What Hi-Fi? 2015 Award winners: Tannoy HTS101 XP

What Hi-Fi? 2015 Award winners: Tannoy HTS101 XP

Best Style Speaker Package Under £1000 Tannoy have made some huge advances this year in their speaker department and I must say their latest re-incarnation of their incredibly popular HTS 101 package looks the business. We had been selling the …read more