We gave Home Cinema Choice mag’s Ed Mark Craven the chance to experience an Ascendo 7.2.4 system at Karma’s HQ and he came away seriously impressed. In this review from the April issue, he says “from top to bottom this Ascendo array sounds superb, and surely ranks as value for money – you could easily spend more on a full-fat Dolby Atmos system and not get the same mix of bass energy, mid-range muscle and cinematic attack. It’s a sound made for home cinema fun, delivered by on-wall (or in-wall) cabinets that – while not diminutive – will free up more floorspace than a conventional speaker array. An absolute must-audition if you’re planning a new system.” Verdict Best Buy (at £12,900)