This 3.1 system reflects the reality of most homeowners - the TV room is just not large enough to warrant a bunch of extra surround speakers. Plus, 90% of all movie sound comes from the front 3 speakers. Speakers are by far the most important part of a sound system. Why split up your total budget 5-ways when you can do it 3 ways and get much better speakers. We're all about quality and the clarity and naturalness you'll hear from this modestly priced system compared to any mass-market "surround" package will bring a smile to your face. The Knight 3s have extraordinary midrange so instruments and voices take on a presence and naturalness that will have you fooled into believing they're in the room. Same goes for the matching centre channel. With identical drivers it locks the perfect voice to the centre tv screen for completely immersive and "there" sound. Best of all it doesn't take much room.
The small REL T-zero sub punches well above it's weight with incredibly deep bass for those low frequency effects but no overhang or boomyness to impinge on the rather excellent tower speakers.
The Marantz NR1609 receiver powers everything and has a full complement of wireless airplay, bluetooth and modern streaming services built in. 3 year warranty, slim line design and the only receiver brand that sounds good for music and it's a winner for most rooms below 18 x 20 feet.
To cap it off, as we are true music-lovers, this system not only excels at home theatre, but it passes all our tests for music which is much more demanding to reproduce. When a guitar sounds wrong you know it. Get the best of both worlds in one system.