Monitor Audio Bronze 5.1
The Bronze 5 is simply gorgeous. For a so-called affordable speaker it has the air of a high-end model, thanks to its elegant styling and rock-solid cabinet – you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better made floorstander for the money. It’s built from 18mm MDF and stands on a thick white plinth.
The centre speaker is styled to the same high standard. The combination of rounded corners, 5.5in steel-grey C-CAM drivers and White Ash styling works equally well, although you’ll need to clear some shelf space to fit the bulky cabinet into your AV rack.
Designed to be flush-mounted to the wall, the Bronze FX surround speakers sport a front-firing C-CAM mid-bass driver and two tweeters mounted on angled side panels. Again, build quality is top-drawer and the elegant styling makes them a subtle, unobtrusive addition to any room.
Created from the ground up for the new Bronze range, the subwoofer is a solid and attractive unit that mirrors the other speakers cosmetically. Its 18mm thick MDF cabinet boasts heavy internal bracing to keep resonance at bay.
The AVR-X3300W comes armed with the latest in HDMI and HDCP 2.2 compatibility including 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, High Dynamic Range (HDR) and 21:9 video, 3D, and BT.2020 pass-through support on each of the eight inputs and dual outputs. In addition, the video processor can also upscale digital SD and HD video to 4K Ultra HD. Denon has told me a firmware update this summer is coming to support Dolby Vision and HLG so don’t worry about obsolescence just yet.