thiel_scs4_theaterPrice: $13,270

Website: www.thielaudio.com

Howard said: While the SC4S and PowerPoint 1.2 speakers are very worthy of consideration for music listening, their sonic strengths make them especially suited to home theater. . . . Even so, the real star here is the SS3 SmartSub subwoofer.

Read the Home Theater & Sound review.

The gist: Ease of placement and really good sound, coupled with mammoth bass.

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