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David Vivian  |  Nov 23, 2018  |  0 comments
As if guided by some mystic force, Q Acoustics, founded a mere decade ago, seems incapable of putting a foot wrong. Be it in its M series soundbars and soundbases or traditional speakers, when it comes to close but no cigar – heroically missing the mark by just a hair – the company is utterly useless. Does this new 5.1 system continue that trend?
Steve May  |  Nov 21, 2018  |  0 comments
British audio specialist KEF's new wireless speaker system – designed for music and AV – not only outperforms Alexa and Google audio systems, but challenges the appeal of soundbars, says the brand...
Anton van Beek & Mark Craven  |  Nov 21, 2018  |  0 comments
Whether it's a playful melody or synthetic soundscape, a 70s' funk jam or orchestral epic, 
a film's score can make or break a movie to the point where the best ones are often more highly regarded than the film itself. Here we pick our 30 favourites...
John Archer  |  Nov 20, 2018  |  0 comments
Looking for Hollywood at home? We're used to hearing TV brands state that their aim is to deliver images that look as close as possible to how their creators intended – but none are as vocal as Panasonic...
Anton van Beek  |  Nov 20, 2018  |  0 comments
A new 4K restoration works its magic on this Blu-ray release of Jean Cocteau's celebrated 1946 adaptation of the classic fairy tale...
Steve Withers  |  Nov 19, 2018  |  0 comments
The AV8805 is Marantz's new flagship AV processor, capable of decoding a whopping 13.2 channels. In fact it's a technological statement of intent, an AV hub that boasts just about every feature imaginable. So not only does it support Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, it also handles Auro-3D – making it the only preamplifier to decode all three immersive audio formats at anything approaching a sensible price.
Steve May  |  Nov 19, 2018  |  0 comments
It’s easy to overlook Amazon's Echo Spot. 
It’s not overtly a living room smart speaker, like its bigger Echo brothers, and it doesn’t have 
a (relatively) largescreen display like the Echo Show. To all intents and purposes it appears 
to be a bedside clock, albeit one with delusions of grandeur.
John Archer & Anton van Beek  |  Nov 19, 2018  |  0 comments
Strap in for a wild ride as the latest instalment in cinema's premiere action-thriller franchise explodes onto 4K Blu-ray…
Team HCC  |  Nov 16, 2018  |  0 comments
Second run of HBO's big-budget sci-fi series will again offer Dolby Atmos audio and Dolby Vision HDR
Mark Craven  |  Nov 16, 2018  |  0 comments
Polk Audio is the latest brand to add wireless rear speakers to a soundbar/subwoofer system, therefore offering a 5.1 solution to those not interested in the more traditional approach based around a separate amplifier, 5.1 speaker package and oodles of speaker cable.

The system in question is the Magnifi MAX SR, available for around £600. It's the expanded version of Polk's 3.1-channel Magnifi MAX, itself a more serious proposition than the compact Magnifi Mini.

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