Excerpt: MORE: See all our 2013 Award winners We’ve been big fans of Dali’s Zensor range ever since it came out. So much so that the Zensor 5 5.1 surround package built around the terrific Zensor 5 floorstanders was good enough to pick up an Award last year. If anything, this Dali Zensor 1 system is better. It’s easier to accommodate and even more consistently matched between the channels.
Pros: Sony BDP-S790, Dynamic and expressive, Fluid and punchy delivery, Well-integrated subwoofer, Fine build
Cons: Sony BDP-S790, Centre speaker isn’t particularly compact and needs a large TV rack
Excerpt: The Dalis were on the receiving end of an effusive First Test in July 2011. Having bandied phrases like “a serious bargain” about, it’s with a mixture of relief and professional pride that we report the Zensor 1s are, if anything, even more impressive when confronted by some putative rivals.
Pros: Yamaha A-S500, Ample headroom, detail and drive, gloriously easy to listen to