Euro 2012 ultimate TV setup
Euro 2012 – AV receiver
Onkyo’s flagship is the Ronaldo of the AV receiver world. It’s got THX certification, support nine speakers and over 1300W of power. Run it with front-height and front-wide speakers for max stadium atmospherics, then watch its Imaging Science Foundation-approved video calibration to fine-tune your picture. Finally, get an ice-cold beer, and recline.
The entry-level model in Onkyo’s all-new network receiver range, this 5.1 system is – as you’d expect – simpler and smaller than its bigger brother (above). It’s still more than powerful enough to fill most front rooms with stadium-style sonics, though, so if you’re not Ukraine-bound, you won’t feel left out.
Euro 2012 – Surround sound speakers
Monitor Audio Apex
The gorgeous Apex range looks stunning, and its metal alloy drive units give it the accuracy and clarity you’d expect of the hefty price tag. The price covers the basic 5.1 system plus an extra four Apex A10 satellites for a 9.1 setup – if you’re going to fill your lounge with speakers, better make them pretty.
Q Acoustics 2000i 5.1
The perfect speaker foil for the TX-NR414 receiver, this 5.1-speaker Q Acoustics system is small enough to be unobtrusive, yet muscular enough for most needs, with excellent speaker-to-speaker cohesion. It’s just the ticket for that ‘sitting in the stadium without the bellowing drunkards’ feel.