The trouble with buying a home theatre system is that there are so many different systems available. But when you want to buy the ultimate ones, there are very few to choose from. We take a look at two of the best. Note, none of the two systems comes with a video, that is a TV, component.
Bose Lifestyle 48 Series III
Yes, it does seem expensive, because you don’t ‘physically’ get that much compared to a component system, and audiophiles might still prefer building their system from the ground up. But as a system which delivers great sound in an easy-to-live with package, you can’t beat the Bose. You can hook up the system to work in 14 rooms (though only two streams at a time will work).
Price: Rs 2,59,000 (including taxes and most installations)
Contact: Bose India, Toll-Free 1-800 11-2673 or 98997 02673
Jamo D7PTX THX Ultra-2
It is just that the system is very, very pricey. Because the system uses THX, which is a theatre-optimised sound system that delivers incredible depth, to get the most out of it you need THX-certified components. That means you might spend over Rs 50,000 on a DVD player, let alone the amplifier.
And THX-certified cable costs upwards of Rs 1,000 a foot. No really, it does, though you don’t need to use such cables in a home environment. The entire set-up might cost upwards of Rs 6,00,000.
Price: Rs 3,44,000 (including taxes and local installation; cables extra)
Contact: Cinebels 011-41631853/54; 011-41734724