This is a fantastic piece of kit. Also, very easy to install - almost a plug and play scenario. Different coloured plugs in the back of the unit match a similarly coloured lead so pretty difficult to get wrong, even for a novice like me.
I am not a techie so am unable to comment on spec etc (but include the technical data below). However, it does everything I expected it to. The sound is superb (will rock the sofa!) but you must remember to change the function dependent on what you are watching ie, different functions for movies, music, sport etc etc.
The sub woofer is great for scenes involving a helicopter!!
Also, the unit is a DVD & MP3 player.
Two of the speakers are wireless so can be positioned anywhere and have had no problems getting a signal. Having said that the max distance has been about 20 feet. Great for parties as you can move the speakers to a desired location and feed off the wireless feed.
The speakers look and feel classy/stylish.
I purchased the unit from pixmania.com but it was part of an overall package with LCD TV and stand so difficult to say exactly what this cost however, price seems to vary between £300-£340 (www.pricerunner.co.uk)
Overall, I have no hesitation in recommending this to anybody.
Product Type Home theatre system
Dimensions (WxDxH) / Weight Speaker system : right/left channel speaker : 26.5 cm x 26.5 cm x 111 cm / 3.5 kg
Speaker system : centre channel speaker : 30 cm x 11.6 cm x 7.6 cm / 1.2 kg
Speaker system : right/left rear channel speaker : 26.5 cm x 26.5 cm x 111 cm / 3.5 kg
Speaker system : subwoofer : 20 cm x 33.5 cm x 37.9 cm / 6 kg
Components AV receiver, speaker system
Sound Output Mode Surround Sound
Built-in Decoders Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Digital, DTS decoder
Surround Sound Effects Digital Cinema Sound EX
Digital Sound Processor (DSP) Yes
DSP Presets Hall, Jazz club, Cinema Studio Ex. A, Cinema Studio Ex. B, Cinema Studio Ex. C, Live Concert
Surround System Class 5.1 channel
Response Bandwidth 28 - 20000 Hz
Output Power / Total 1000 Watt
Amplifier Output details 143 Watt - 5 channel(s) ( surround )
285 Watt - 1 channel(s) ( subwoofer )
Built-in clock Timer
Bass Control Yes
Treble Control Yes
Additional Features Auto sound calibration
Coaxial Digital Input Yes
Optical Digital Input Yes
Speaker(s) 1 x subwoofer - external - wired
2 x right/left channel speaker - 2-way - external - wired
2 x right/left rear channel speaker - external - wired
1 x centre channel speaker - external - wired
Driver Details Centre channel speaker : 1 x full-range driver - 55 x 110mm
Right/left rear channel speaker : 1 x full-range driver - 70 x 100mm
Right/left channel speaker : 1 x full-range driver - 70 x 100mm
Right/left channel speaker : 1 x tweeter driver - 25mm
Subwoofer : 1 x subwoofer driver - 160mm
Type Radio tuner - AM/FM - digital radio tuner
Preset Station Qty 30 preset stations
Aerial Form Factor Loop AM / wire FM
Supported RDS Functions CT, PTY, PS, RT
Type Universal remote control - infrared
Supported Devices TV, VCR, sattelite TV system, DVD player, CD player, MD player
Connector Type 3 x audio input ( RCA phono x 2 ) - rear
2 x SPDIF input ( TOS Link ) - rear
1 x SPDIF input ( RCA phono ) - rear
2 x HDMI input - rear
1 x HDMI output - rear
Included Accessories AM antenna, FM antenna, auto calibration microphone
Cables Included Speaker cable kit
Power Device Power supply - internal
Voltage Required AC 230V ( 50/60 Hz )
Power Consumption Operational 110 Watt
Power Consumption Stand by / Sleep 0.3 Watt
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