Home theatre systems information

A Selection of example home theatre systems

Complete Range of Home Theatre Systems Packages

We have a very extensive range of home theatre systems. These range from small satellite to very high end home theatre systems.  A Fusion flat panel speaker system might suit your need to wall mount your speakers;  our stylish Artisan range could suit your desire for a little flair. Small, large, part or whole systems, great value, high end and a large choice of finishes, whatever your desire, we have a system that should meet your needs.

Scroll further down on this page to view a range of example home theatre packages to get you started.

The best system for your room, requirements and budget

If you don't quite know where to start you can always phone or email us with your requirements, preferences, room size, space requirements, budget, etc. and we can suggest a suitable complete system combination to suit.

Mix and Match your Own Home Theatre Speaker System

You are quite welcome to mix and match our various speakers to suit your own needs if you know what you want. Or you could choose from a few of our suggested system combinations here as a general guide. Many different systems are possible. Just add the speakers from the series that you want, to create the exact configuration you want.

All our speakers have a similar tonal balance because there is uniformity in design, and they combine well in any combination. However, it is easy to use exactly the same tweeter and midrange drivers throughout your choice of models for a home theatre system, if you ask.

Compatibility with all brands / models of receivers

Because the majority of Ascension speakers are 8 ohms they can be used with any home theatre or stereo amplifier/receiver without problems with compatibility. Some other brands have low impedance speakers of 4 ohms which are not compatible with many home theatre receivers.

Home Theatre System Configurations

5.1, 7.1 and 7.2 are still popular configurations and a very good place to start. However If you want to add more channels for Dolby Atmos or DTS:X you can at any time.

DTS:X is a new object based audio format which means that can have much more flexible speaker placement and up to 11.2 (depending on your receiver) speakers or even up to 32 speakers. Although most DTS:X systems will still start off with a 5.1, 7.1, 7.2 etc. system as it's base with the addition of ceiling (ie. Kestrel series) speakers or high wall bracket mounted speakers (ie. Firesprites or Fusion flat panel) to add a high level. Dolby Atmos system layouts are also good with DTS:X.

Dolby Atmos systems are made by adding 2 or 4 ceiling speakers (from our Kestrel range for example) to a 5.1, 7.1, 7.2 etc,. Simply organise a local electrician to install the in ceiling speakers or install them yourself. We can supply Marantz or Denon Dolby Atmos receivers.

Auro 3d systems are made by adding the suitable number of speakers from either the Firesprite (bookshelf sized) or Fusion (flat panel range) for high wall mounting with brackets to create a high layer, then adding a single ceiling speaker for the VOG channel. (scroll down to view some Auro 3d upgrade packages to get started). Denon and Marantz have Auro 3D firmware upgrades for some models which we can supply.

Simply phone or email to discuss any configuration you have in mind or just to discuss which system would suit your room or requirements best.

Build your own box Kit

Prices are even less for a system in kit form. This is useful if you have woodworking abilities and are able to make your own cabinets. The kit will come with fully built crossovers, drivers, cabinet dimensions and instructions, grill clips/cloth, vents, screws, etc., and free advice over the telephone if you have any queries or difficulties.

High End PC Gaming Systems

For a very high end PC gaming system simply order the 5.1 system of your choice without the centre channel, making it a 4.1. Systems made up of four Firesprites (which can be wall mounted) and one of our subwoofers are the most popular.

Then just add the receiver of your choice.

Home Theatre Receivers

If you need a Receiver and/or Blu-ray player we can supply a wide range of integrated home theatre receivers or AV separates (pre-amplifier / power amplifier combos) from the Marantz and Denon ranges. As well as Blu-ray players and more.

Home theatre receivers

Phone or email for current prices.

Home Theatre Packages Introduction

These are some of the example packages we have put together to get you started.

Any of the base systems shown can be upgraded with more speakers for Dolby Atmos or Auro 3d by adding the upgrade package you want. Or additional speakers in a DTS:X system.

If you want advice or help choosing the best system for your room / requirements simply phone or email and we can suggest the best home theatre system to suit your requirements.

Summoner Based Systems

Various base home theatre systems using Summoner floorstanders as fronts

Summoner floorstander based home theatre systems More Summoner based home theatre systems Additional Summoner based ht systems

Timberwolf Based Systems

Various base HT systems using Timberwolf floorstanding speakers as fronts

Timberwolf floorstander based home theatre systems Additional HT systems using Timberwolf speakers as the fronts Timberwolf system with floorstanders all around

Sentinel Based Systems

Systems using Sentinel floorstanders.

HT Systems using Sentinel speakers

Ambassador Based Systems

Systems using Ambassador floorstanders.

HT Systems using Ambassador floorstanding speakers

Artisan Systems

Systems using Artisan speakers all around.

HT System using Artisan speakers all around

Firesprite Systems

Systems using small bookshelf Firesprite speakers all around.

Complete Firesprite (small bookshelf sized) ht systems

Woodfox Systems

System using larger Woodfox bookshelf speakers as fronts and smaller firesprite bookshelf speakers as surrounds.

Woodfox bookshelf based system

Fusion Flat Panel Systems

Systems using Fusion flat panel speakers all around.

Fusion flat panel ht systems

Very large high powered systems

Very powerful systems capable of being used in small cinemas or very large home theatres

High powered systems More high powered systems

DTS:X, Dolby Atmos Upgrades

The different Dolby Atmos configurations use either 2 or 4 ceiling speakers added to 5.1, 7.1 or 9.1 to make either 5.1.2, 5.1.4, 7.1.2, 7.1.4 or 9.1.2 (see our home theatre in room visualisation page to see what these systems look like in a room). These are also good configurations for DTS:X.

Kestrel Series Atmos/DTS:X Upgrades

Our Kestrel series is a range of very high quality angled ceiling speakers designed with DTS:X and Dolby Atmos in mind. The more expensive C43 model has the advantage of wider dispersion which might be needed if you have a wide range of viewing position in your home theatre room, for example multiple rows of seating or sofas / chairs on different sides of the room. Simply organise a local electrician to install them or install them yourself.

Summoner floorstander based home theatre systems

Generic ceiling speakers Atmos upgrades

A range of lower cost non angled Accento ceiling speakers (not made by us). Suitable for Atmos systems where you are on a budget.

Summoner floorstander based home theatre systems

Auro 3d Upgrades

Auro 3d systems add a top layer and with some systems a ceiling speaker to a 5.1 or 7.1 system this type of layout can also be used with DTS:X systems.

These are some example upgrades using Firesprite bookshelf speakers as the top layer and a Kestrel C16 speaker for the VOG channel. You could also use any other Firesprite or Fusion flat panel speakers for the top layer instead for example or the Kestrel C43 as the VOG if you have spread out seating positions.

For a visual overview of all the Auro 3d configurations see our home theatre in room visualiser page.

Compatible Receivers
There are now many Marantz and Denon receivers, which we supply, that offer firmware upgrades to support Auro 3D.

Summoner floorstander based home theatre systems

Photos of Complete Systems

A selection of photos of systems. Some show photos of older model versions.

A selection of new home theatre systems A selection of home theatre systems ordered by previous customers