When most people think of THX-certified home cinema systems it usually conjures up images of scary fridge-sized speakers and subs so big they need their own postcode. But this system from Danish manufacturer Jamo challenges this way of thinking, styling all of the components in compact enclosures that are just as easy to accommodate in the living room as they are in a dedicated home cinema.
The D500 system is THX Select 2 certified, which means it’s aimed at ‘medium-sized’ rooms up to 2,000 cubic feet in size with a 10-12 foot viewing distance from the screen. The package comprises three D500 LCR speakers for the front and centre channels, plus a pair of D500 SUR speakers for the rear channels and a choice of two subwoofers – the higher spec D600 SUB or the cheaper SUB650. For our test, we were supplied with the SUB650.
Design is the key selling point of this system and boy has Jamo done a great job on that score. Both the D500 LCR and D500 SUR are lozenge-shaped yet strangely elegant, boasting a gorgeous high-gloss black finish around the edge that oozes class and will make a great match for most flatpanel TVs. They’re also available in a white finish at no extra cost.
The build quality is absolutely stunning, boasting the sort of heft and rigidity that inspires great confidence in their sonic capabilities before you’ve even pressed play. Wall-mounting the speakers is a piece of cake thanks to the keyhole fittings on the back.