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1st Place: Onkyo TX-SR608Like last year’s overall winner, the magnificent TX-NR906, the TX-SR608 packs in as many features as possible while keeping the price competitive. The result? One of the best-value AV receivers around, boasting five 3D-ready HDMI v1.4 inputs, THX Select Plus 2 certification, decoding for every audio format under the sun and much smoother sound quality than previous Onkyo amps.
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2nd Place: Monitor Audio ApexWith jaw-dropping looks, extraordinary build quality and some of the sweetest sound quality we’ve heard all year, the Apex 5.1 speaker system easily deserves a place on our awards shortlist. Yes it’s pricey, but it justifies every single penny with its spine-tingling reproduction of Blu-ray soundtracks and music.
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3rd Place: LG HB965TZLG really pushed the boat out with this sensational all-in-one Blu-ray system, which is gorgeously styled and packed with all the features found on the company’s excellent Blu-ray decks. Best of all sound quality is above and beyond what you’d normally expect from a single-box system, making it one of the most complete models on the market.
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