Def Tech SoloCinemaPrice: $1999


Colin said: The sound is excellent for a system that can’t be all things to all people, and I have no doubt the SoloCinema XTR would trounce every home-theater-in-a-box available at the local electronics barn. If your remodeling plans don’t include wires and bulk, but do include convenience, sleek modern design, and great sound for the price, Definitive Technology’s SoloCinema XTR should be at the top of your shopping list.

Read the SoundStage! Xperience review.

The gist: Not quite separates, but blows away an HTiB.