Gadget of the Day – Evesham Sound Stage

Now we wouldn't call ourselves lazy but cinema surround sound setup instructions that read: 'place telly on top, plug in, er, that's it' do have a cer

Now we wouldn't call ourselves lazy but cinema surround sound setup instructions that read: 'place telly on top, plug in, er, that's it' do have a certain resonance with us.That's exactly what Evesham's achieved with its TV stand jam-packed with nine speaker cones. Switch on and the Sound Stage will have 5.1 channels of sound bouncing around the room, virtual-surround style, from the moment the screen starts to flicker.The audio cacophony comes courtesy of a 50W subwoofer and two 20W centre speakers. Four 30W speakers take care of the front of house and a further two tackle the rear.All this and no trailing wires. Want more? Try plugging in your MP3 player for a seriously loud speaker dock. Our Altec Lansing is backing away as we speak.

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Evesham's Sound Stage X1 Price: £300 On sale: Now Contact: Evesham Related stories: The Jamo in your surround sound sandwich