S 809 HCS Speaker System
S 810 Subwoofer
PRICE $1,497 as reviewed
AT A GLANCE
Top-grade Atmos imaging and ambience reproduction
Connector-less elevation speaker hookup
Unusually good center-speaker tonal match
Minor upper-mid constriction
Minimal contribution from subwoofer
This Jamo Atmos-ready system provides impressive immersion and solid value, though bass-heads will want to investigate the company’s more capable subwoofer offerings.
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