What's the best kit to buy in 2014? Check out the gear that the experts deem worthy of an award....
Firmware updates are now available to enable Dolby Atmos on Onkyo TX-NR636 and TX-NR838 receivers....
The AVR-X5200W is a powerful 9 channel amplifier with 11.2 channel processing and 13.2 preout. A discrete monolithic amplifier with custom made DHCT (Denon High Current Transistors), to be precise. With dual Wi-Fi antenna and Bluetooth built-in, it is perfectly set for all wireless services. Thus its native support for Spotify Connect, gapless playback capability and DSD streaming round up the immaculate network experience. Via its 8 HDMI inputs (including one on the front panel) it handles 4k 60Hz pass through playfully, and even upscales video to 1080p and 4k 60Hz. Now add brand new Dolby Atmos, triple HDMI outputs with multi-source/multizone functionality and integrated Audyssey MultEQ XT32/LFC to guarantee the ideal calibration of your setup and you understand the “big” in fish.
The OS60FM is designed with patented technology and precise engineering, making positioning a TV smooth and easy while ensuring that it stays in the desired place. Quality craftsmanship ensures a dependable performance for the lifetime of the product. Special Feature: Designed with patented gravity tilt and precise tolerances to make adjusting a TV easy and reliable.
The Denon DHT-T110 is an under TV Speaker Base that dramatically improves your TV watching experience. Simply connect the all-in-one system to your television and enjoy powerful, dynamic audio from your favourite TV shows, movies, games and music.
One of Alphason's crown jewels, the much-loved Finewoods TV stand gets a brilliant upgrade. With the FW1100CB, Alphason have listened to their customers and included a storage drawer with pull-down door for storing clutter, devices and other things to keep your living room in order. They've still kept some open space for gadgets and digital boxes that need to be on view and retain all the things that make the Finewoods one of the best TV stands around; value for money, great build quality and striking design.
Fisual S-Flex Mini is a high grade jack extension cable which is ideal for use with headphones, portable devices, computers and much more. Key features include gold plated compact plugs, a super thin light weight cable profile and anti-tangle material. Fisual S-Flex mini is the handy extension cable which you need to have around.
Very high quality banana plugs which feature a fully insulated PMMA shell and large diameter cable entry. This product is very accurately machined from brass and then in turn gold plated for superb signal transfer, its collet style screw connector makes the plug very easy to fit and results in a large surface area of contact.
By far and away one of the best sub-£1,000 speaker packages we've heard in the last few years. The Wharfedale Diamond 100-HCP 5.1 package features four of the award-winning bookshelf 121 speakers along with the SPC-10 subwoofer and 101C centre speaker for crisp, clear and concise vocal reproduction. Choose between Black, Rosewood, Walnut and Cherry finishes.
These Wharfedale Diamond 10.3 Floorstanding speakers epitomise the Wharfedale brand entirely, delivering clear vocal lines and dynamic frequency ranges. The bar has now been raised for affordable high performance loudspeakers, with these floorstanders perfect as either stand alone speakers for a hi-fi or as the front channels of a 5.1 home cinema system.
The ever popular king-sized lowboard Spectral SCALA SC1650 TV cabinet introduces a new dimension to your home by finding the sweet spot between clean living and cutting-edge technology. This elegant TV stand features a full-length glass-coated flap which pulls down to reveal three compartments divided with thick tempered glass shelves. A wealth of customisable options are available to personalise your SCALA even further.
Q Acoustics have created yet another superbly designed and superb sounding speaker. The Media M4 Soundbar not only sounds amazing thanks to unique 'BMR' technology for wide dispersement of sound, but an astute design somehow creates enough room to thunder out exciting bass and doesn't look at all imposing or bulky. Again, another excellent product from the Q Acoustics team!
This QED Live HDMI not only looks great but was originally designed to match the colour scheme of the Xbox 360 games console and to uphold performance during longer gaming sessions. That said, you're perfectly fine to use this to connect any of your AV equipment up and at a hugely discounted price represents a nice bargain for a longer length HDMI cable from one of the UK's leading cable tech brands.