Excerpt: Excuse the dust, but we've had to consult the famous What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision archives. And we could barely believe our eyes: we first reviewed the B&W MT-30 package in September 2005. Little has changed – even the price remains the same. Yet it is still a staggeringly accomplished performer and – spoiler alert – still the best system at this price level.
Pros: Yamaha DSP-AX863SE, Timeless looks, sonically unrivalled for scale, dynamics and detail, superb subwoofer
Cons: Yamaha DSP-AX863SE, Some care required with partnering kit to avoid bright treble
Excerpt: B&W invests millions into speaker research and design and when you look at the thought that has gone into the MT-30 set, it's easy to understand why. From gorgeous metal alloy enclosures, through intelligent speaker cable management to robust build quality, this 5.1 system is a treat for both the peepers and the ears.