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Every offer in today's audio components roundup is an Editors' Choice deal, which is a nice turn of events if you missed out on the big tech promotions from the end of last year. From home theater systems to standalone speakers and media player docks, these deals are overflowing with high-quality sound that will enhance your living room setup.
Is It Worth It?: Of the Panasonic 1,000-watt 5.1-Channel 3D Blu-ray Disc Home Theater System, British website Expert Reviews weighs in: "The tall front satellites are the perfect height for watching films on the sofa, which means the important front surround channels are pumped straight to your ears. The centre speaker always produced clear, audible speech, even during busier scenes, and the small subwoofer produced more than reasonable bass." This setup includes a 3D Blu-ray Disc player, 1,000-watt total system power into two front speakers, center-channel speaker, two surround speakers, and 6.5" subwoofer, VIERA Connect with media streaming from Netflix, Amazon Video on Demand, Hulu Plus, and more, USB with playback from external hard drives, and more.
Is It Worth It?: We think the these speakers look fantastic mounted, especially next to a wall-mounted HD TV set. These speakers, too has excellent mids and highs, though you'll want a subwoofer with this setup (see next deal) but that's all right. These speakers are incredibly sturdy and solid that ring out clear as a bell, especially on the upper frequencies. At $189.99 they're $10 under our Black Friday week mention to boot. They features 200 watts RMS, two 4.5" bass radiators, two 4.5" bass/mid drivers, one 1" dome tweeter, 45Hz to 30kHz frequency response, and more.
Is It Worth It?: If you need a subwoofer with "tight, deep and fast bass and a clean tonal quality" you can do a whole lot worse than the JBL Studio 300-watt subwoofer at the profoundly attractive price of $174.99. Make sure you have a little extra room in your living space, though; it has a fairly big footprint, but luckily it's an interesting-looking device that will look good anywhere. It features a 27Hz to 150kHz frequency response, 300-watt amplification, digital amplifier circuitry, and more.
Is It Worth It?: Here's a really stylish and powerful audio dock with the unmistakable authority of 40 watts, and it's compatible with both iPhone and Android phones. (Or both at once — it has a dual dock.) Plus it comes with a $150 Dell eGift Card, which will be emailed to you within 20 days. This beautiful curved dock is a real conversation piece; its woven glass fiber speakers deliver a pure, clear sound, plus it has Bluetooth capability.
Is It Worth It?: This home theater system comes bundled with the Yamaha 525-watt 5.1-Channel 3D-Ready Home Theater Receiver for $499.99. PCMag calls the Klipsch unit (which includes four satellite speakers, matching center channel speaker, and a subwoofer) "an unobtrusive and stylish home theater speaker system at a good price." Its satellite speakers produce a deep, wide soundstage and it has an effective dual-woofer center channel; you can expect high-quality sound with movies. Meanwhile, Techradar is "bowled over" by the Yamaha receiver: "It is stylish on the shelf, amazingly easy to use, offers a useful set of features, and tops it all off with comfortably class-leading sound at the price." The receiver features USB connectivity, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS decoding, four HDMI inputs, one HDMI output, and more.
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