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9/10

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The M 720 C centre speaker is blessed with a similar spec in a bid to ensure homogeneity across the soundstage. It uses the same drivers as the columns (obviously rearranged to accommodate its horizontal configuration) and it’s also housed in an aluminium cabinet. It ships with a granite base for table-top mounting, which we imagine most people will favour, but if need be the centre can be affixed to the wall.

As mentioned, the use of a lower-specced subwoofer is what separates the LT 6 from the LT 7 system and is the reason why the LT 6 is much cheaper overall. The LT 7’s sub (M 7200 SW) came with built-in digital signal processing and a wider range of tweaks, but the Bassist M 7100 SW included here is a much simpler beast.

The sub matches the other speakers aesthetically, boasting a similarly distinctive combination of aluminium and gloss black, but the most pertinent fact is that it’s absolutely huge – try lifting this out the box on your own and you'll need to ensure there’s a bed in A&E with your name on it. It’s 75cm tall, 47cm deep and weighs 38kg, so it’s a serious space-hog.

Let’s face it, though, if you’ve got this much to spend on a speaker system, chances are you’ve got a living (or cinema!) room big enough to house it. And if that’s the case, the titular THX Select certification makes it ideal for filling rooms up to 50m2.

Inside are two 250mm long-stroke cones and a 700W(!) amplifier, while on the outside you’ll find all the usual bits ‘n’ bobs like cinch inputs, high-level (speaker) inputs/outputs and dials to control the phase setting, crossover frequency and volume. Also on the rear are a few reminders of the system’s THX Select certification, such as their recommended volume dial position (which is maximum, naturally), a switch position that bypasses the built-in crossover frequency control and a stereo output for daisy-chaining extra subs.

Rigging up the system is blissfully simple – no fiddly, inconvenient speaker connections to deal with, just large, easily accessible gold-plated binding posts located at the bottom of each column.

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