It should come as no real surprise that when fed a high-octane movie soundtrack like I Am Legend or Transformers on Blu-ray, the sound quality on offer is absolutely immense, boasting a blend of mind-boggling detail insight, staggering power and captivating surround imaging.
With big action set-pieces, the system effortlessly conveys a sense of scale and space that makes you lose yourself in the moment in a way that only the best speaker systems afford. There are no stand-outs and no weak links, which is testament to how well-matched these speakers are. With every channel pulling in the same direction, the result is a solid, harmonious soundstage.
And this is what makes the end battle in Transformers such a riveting listen. The Teufels blast out this whirlwind of ferocious effects, potent explosions and clearly-voiced dialogue with perfect poise and no distortion, and the interplay between the channels is consistently entertaining and utterly convincing. Topping (or should that be bottoming?) it all off is the superb sub, which musters bass tones so tight and deep your neighbours will never forgive you. Although, again, if you can afford such a system you can probably afford to separate your house a couple of miles from anything so vulgar as another property.
We’ve tested a lot of impressive compact speaker systems lately, which do a terrific job for those with small living rooms and even smaller budgets. But when you want to replicate the jaw-dropping, eardrum-shattering experience you get from your local multiplex then sometimes only a properly awe-inspiring system like this will do. And on that score, the LT 6 THX Select delivers the goods, mustering a detail-rich, dynamic sound that’s also laced with elegance and finesse.
The only issue is the price, which many of you will no doubt will take one look at and close your browser in disgust, but when you consider that the sound and build quality is as good as some speaker systems we’ve heard that cost thousands of pounds more, then you might start to see this system in a whole new light.