Jamo's D500 speaker system
Two systems available, at prices starting from £1700; individual speakers from £300 apiece

UPDATE 09.11.2010 Jamo's UK distributor BBG Distribution has confirmed that it has negotiated an even better price for the D500 package with the SUB650 subwoofer. It will sell for £1700, a further saving of £200.

Posted 05.11.2010New from Jamo is a complete THX Select 2 certified speaker system, the D500.

The main speakers have been designed to be slimline and compact, and are finished in high-gloss black lacquer (with white available as a no-cost option) to enable them to blend in with modern TVs and interiors.

There are two main speaker models available in the system: the D500 LCR is a three-way speaker designed for left, centre and right channel duties, and sells for £300 per speaker, while the three-way D500 SUR surround speaker is £500 a pair.

Both designs are 26cm tall, 45cm wide and just 13cm deep, and meet the THX frequency response requirement of 80Hz-20kHz.

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The system offers a choice of two subwoofers, the top model being the D600 SUB, at £1200. This sealed-box model uses a 600W amplifier and a 38cm drive unit with motional feedback, and has a DSP-based control system offering Boundary Gain Control among the functions accessed via its backlit touchscreen control panel.

There's also a simpler SUB 650, fitted with a 30.5cm bass unit. This is available as part of one of two packages built around the speakers: a system of three D500 LCRs, two D500 SURRs, and a SUB650 is £1900, while a similar system with the D600 SUB is £2300.

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