Canton combines a soundbase with an AV amplifier for £850

Canton's new DM90.3 is billed as a "powerful home entertainment hub" for movies, music, TV and gaming, and costs £850. For that you get a one-box solution with Dolby Digital and DTS decoding, built-in amplification, 3D and 4K pass-through and Bluetooth aptX streaming.

Sound is delivered through 10 custom-made speakers: two tweeters, four mid-range drivers and four subwoofers. You can add an external subwoofer for additional bass if required.

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Connectivity includes three HDMI inputs, one HDMI output with Audio Return Channel and a pair of digital inputs (one coaxial, one optical), plus an analogue RCA input.

Various audio settings enable the soundbase to be optimised for your needs: the 'voice' mode boosts dialogue when watching TV, while an 'hotel' mode allows maximum volume levels to be set.

The Canton DM90.3 is designed to sit under your flatscreen TV and can support sets weighing up to 40Kg. It will be shown at IFA in Berlin next week, and is available to buy on Amazon.

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Andy Clough

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 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.