Home Cinema Choice - May 2018

Home Cinema Choice - May 2018

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How many speakers does your home cinema setup have? I'm sure if I'd asked that question a decade ago the answer would have most likely been 'fi ve', or maybe 'seven'. Fast-forward to 2018 and we're auditioning a Denon AV amplifi er (see page 52) that suggests you might want to pepper your listening room with 13 speakers. I can see the attraction. The Dolby Atmos and DTS:X formats have opened a new world of immersive surround sound, where additional speakers can be put to good use to cocoon you in a thrilling aural bubble. But I also love 'vanilla' 5.1 audio, and this issue's 700 Series system from Bowers & Wilkins (see page 48) is a fi ne example of such a soundscape writ large. And deep. And detailed. And rich. It's not a budget package by any stretch, nor designed for a 'regular' living space, but is proof that you don't always need more of everything...

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