It might mean rejigging the furniture (or moving to a bigger house), but a 5.1 home cinema speaker set-up is the best way to experience movie sound in the home. These are the best around.

Whether you're watching all-out action fests or beard-stroking foreign art films, a 5.1 speaker system will enhance your experience. You can spend anywhere from a few hundreds pounds to thousands - so how do you know which system is right for you? By checking our list below, that's how. All of these get the What Hi-Fi? seal of approval, so you're guaranteed a great sonic experience.

Tight on space? A soundbar or soundbase is the next best thing.

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PMC Twenty 23 5.1

Reviewed on 13th June 2016 at
£8,240

The Twenty 23s impressed us enough to keep them as our reference speaker system. It's pricey, but listen to it once and you'll be sold.

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