UPDATE: Mordaunt-Short cuts price of Aviano 1 speakers to under £200

Mordaunt-Short Aviano

We are big fans of Mordaunt-Short's Aviano 1 standmount speakers, as our five-star review indicates. And that was at £250.

Thanks to 'exchange rate advantages, which Mordaunt-Short and its dealers have agreed to pass-on to customers', the Aviano 1 speakers are now £199.95.

Bucking the general trend of prices creeping upwards across the industry, Mordaunt-Short is rightly 'delighted... to pass-on such a substantial price reduction'.

You can't say fairer than that...

Aviano is the latest affordable speaker series from Mordaunt-Short. Comprising a seven-strong hi-fi and home cinema range, there are bookshelf, standmount and floorstanding speakers, a centre channel and two subwoofers.

Joining the Aviano range (pictured) are the Performance 2 standmount stereo speakers. Another addition to the Performance range, the new speakers will look to match the quality of the rest of the range but on a smaller scale.

The Aviano range sits between the company's Avant and Mezzo series and is yours in a choice of 'three carefully chosen hues – black, dark walnut and rosewood'.

The new speakers feature a computer-modelled housing for the aluminium tweeters, an updated mid/bass drivers and a fresh crossover design and a completely new cabinet and cosmetic design.

Available from August, prices on the individual models in the range will follow.

Mordaunt-Short's Performance series is in its fifth year and the compact Performance 2 will be looking to continue the good work.

A standmount speaker, the Performance 2 uses the company's aspirated tweeter technology, the CPC mid/bass driver, improved crossover and capacitors, and an injection moulded polymer resin monocoque construction. Say that after a few shandies.

Available in midnight black, granite grey or brilliant silver, the Performance 2 speakers are due out in September. Again, we'll let you know a price just as soon as we get one.