A home cinema system has been launched that manages to creep in just under the £1,000 price threshold.

The recently announced Teufel System 5 has instantly positioned itself as one of the best value complete kits on the market. In the company's words it is “the perfect equilibrium between uncompromising sound quality, ergonomics and economics.”

The new set-up is built on the base of the System 5 THX Select 2 system, and can similarly connect to the biggest most advanced screens or projectors, to give the highest quality pictures possible. The System 5 features a single S 5000 SW subwoofer with 300mm neodymium woofer in a down firing configuration. It also has two rear S 50D dipole speakers and three THX-certified front satellite speakers.

Spokesman for the German company, Florian Szigat, said, "Many of our customers want the THX Select 2 experience, but their homes or budget can't support the extra space required for these systems.

"At Teufel we don't like to limit the experience our customers can have – in offering the System 5, users can have close to the full THX Select 2 experience without the added cost or space considerations of a second subwoofer."