Traditional speaker packages may have big speakers which can sometimes be hard to accommodate, but if you can then you'll be well rewarded with a powerful sound. We've rounded up the best ones out there...

A soundbar or soundbase might improve the sound of your TV but to get a proper cinema experience at home then only a 5.1 speaker package will do. Having sounds move around your listening position provides a much more immersive movie experience. 

We've picked out some of our favourites, from more affordable ones under £1000 to some that cost over two grand. But rest assured, the more money you're able to spend then the more engaging sound you'll get. But all of the packages on this list have the What Hi-Fi? seal of approval.

 

 

Best traditional package under £1000
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This multi-Award winning package from Dali still manages to be the best at this price point. The five speakers - four standmounts and one centre - work harmoniously with the E-9F subwoofer to deliver an astonishing sound. It can go up high to way down lown in a snap. Dialogue is clear as you like and the overall soundfield is far-reaching and immersive. 

It's an attractive package too. All five speakers use the same tweeters and mid/bass drivers and the finish is immaculate. We can't recommend this package enough. If you're after a package for under £1000 then look no further.

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Best traditional package under £2000
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Tested at £1500

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The Bronze B5 AV package uses technology from the company's more expensive ranges and the results are amazing. This is a well organised and detailed package, with great cohesion between the channels.

The B5 is also as comfortable playing music in stereo as it is delivering a surround sound for movies.

This package delivers a sound that is bold and capable of great subtlety and dynamics. Spend a couple of hours with the Bronze B5 AV and this may be the easiest £1500 you’ll ever spend.

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Tested at £2850

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You'll need to make sure you invest in some quality stands for these speakers, but once you do, the results will blow you away. The R100 5.1 is a talented, powerful package. Sound effects are placed with precision accuracy and the scale will fill the majority of rooms with ease.

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