Not every room can fit one, but if you have space, a 5.1 home cinema speaker system will reward you handsomely. Here are our picks of the best around.

For a true home cinema experience, nothing beats a 5.1 speaker system. From under £500, all the way up to £10,000, all of the below get the What Hi-Fi? seal of approval.

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

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Under £500

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Under £1000
Our Rating 

Dali Zensor 1 5.1

Reviewed on 24th June 2015 at

This multi-Award winning offering from Dali is still the best at this price-point. Astonishing sound comes courtesy of four standmounts and one centre speaker, which work harmoniously with the E-9F subwoofer.

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Under £2000

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Under £3500

ATC C1 5.1

Reviewed on 26th September 2016 at

Impressive, that's the only word for this system. It delivers a spacious and musical sound, proving that you get what you pay for.

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Under £10,000

PMC Twenty 23 5.1

Reviewed on 13th June 2016 at

We were so bowled over by this PMC package's level of detail that for a while we kept it as our reference speaker system. Sure it's pricey, but one listen and you'll be a convert.

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