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Tannoy TFX 5.1 sub/sat system out now for £399

Tannoy TFX 5.1

Tannoy's new TFX 5.1 sub/sat speaker system builds on the SFX 5.1 system to deliver "a thrilling roller-coaster ride of movie effects from the latest uncompressed surround sound audio formats," the company claims.

We'll reserve judgement on that until we test it, but in the meantime here's some more technical info to whet your appetite.

The TFX centre and satellite speakers use Tannoy's WideBand technology with a tweeter that extends its response to more than 70kHz.

Their casework has been streamlined to minimise standing waves within the cabinet, and each one is made from an advanced polymer chosen to dampen the enclosure.

As for the TFX subwoofer, it deploys a long-throw 20cm driver and 100W Class A/B amplifier. The sub has twin line level and speaker level inputs, and an automatic power on/off function to save energy.

You can buy the Tannoy TFX 5.1 system in a black or white gloss finish, and the speakers are supplied with dedicated wall brackets.

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Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.