Pioneer develops a pair of slimline home cinema systems

Chances are you may have bought a slimline TV, so you want a slimline home cinema system to go with it.

Enter these two new systems from Pioneer, the £700 HTP-SLH500 (above) and £750 HTP-SLH600 (below), both of which come with a slimline VSX-S300 multichannel receiver.

A set of equally compact 'Sound Wing' speakers are supplied as part of the package.

The VSX-S300 has four 3D-compatible HDMI inputs, Class D sound, high-definition audio decoding and Pioneer's Advanced Multichannel Acoustic Calibration system.

An optional AS-BT200 Bluetooth adapter enables wireless audio playback from any A2DP Bluetooth-enabled mobile device or computer.

As for the 'Sound Wing' speakers, they use Horizontal-Vertical-Transforming (HVT) technology, allowing them to be much thinner while still creating a 360 degree soundscape.

There are two speaker packages available: conventional satellite speakers for the HTP-SLH500 system, and an integrated soundbar-style speaker with the HTP-SLH600.

Both systems also come with a S-SLW500 subwoofer, designed to sit underneath the receiver, and will be available in the UK from July.

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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.