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Best Surround Sound Systems 2017

Andrew Williams


Wharfedale DX-1SE

2 / 8

Reviewed by Danny Phillips

01 April 2016

Wharfedale DX-1SE

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Best Surround Sound System for Tight Budgets

Key features:
  • 75mm main drivers
  • 200mm subwoofer driver
  • Gloss black/white finishes
  • Review Price: £399
One of the most affordable 5.1 speaker systems that doesn’t revert to using absolutely tiny satellite speakers, the Wharfedale DX-1SE is worth a look if you’re on a budget. It comes in high gloss black and white, two looks to suit different lounges.

If it’s not clear from the pics, the Wharfedale DX-1SE’s speakers are still fairly petite, at just 19cm tall per satellite. They have 75mm main drivers and a tweeter a piece.

Given their size, the subwoofer does a great job of picking up the slack, making a system that’s a true room-filler with real power. We like the sound, and love the look and price. The one sore point is that the bass could be more taut.

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October 31, 2013, 9:16 am

where can we buy this monitor audio mass


November 25, 2013, 8:16 pm



April 13, 2016, 4:00 am

Ehm.. was this article just re-titled "Best Surround Sound Systems 2016". All the reviews are still from 2013. Just a little sus.


May 18, 2016, 4:10 pm

Old Article just trying to get some page hits?

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