There's no substitute for having five physical speakers (and a subwoofer) in your room if you want true surround sound. Yes, we know not everyone can accomodate them – that's why soundbars are so popular – but these compact speaker systems are easier to accommodate than most. And best of all, they sound and look great.
Here we've chosen six of the best, from a very affordable £600 to a somewhat pricier £2400. Whichever package you chose, you won't be disappointed. Those Blu-ray movies are going to sound great.
Tested at £600
The latest incarnation of this multiple winner has a sonic character that retains its fast, spacious quality, but with extra detail and solidity. If you're looking for a simple, versatile one-box surround solution, then look no further.
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Tested at £1100
The B&W MT-50 package comprises satellite speakers that sound crisp, clear and insightful and a subwoofer that integrates perfectly. It might be a compact package, but it delivers a large, open sound that some more expensive packages struggle to match.
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Tested at £1500
This Radius package is getting on a bit, but that doesn't mean it's not a talented performer. It makes full use of the company's C-CAM driver technology to create a gapless surround field with crystal clear dialogue and the perfect amount of low-end grunt.
Tested at £1950
The B&W MT-60D package uses the same satellite speakers as the MT-50 but swaps out that subwoofer for the PV1D found here. The sub has built-in DSP technology that's able to adjust bass levels, whether it be for surround sound or stereo music. Yes it's expensive at nearly two grand, but it's well worth it.
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