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Jamo A102HCS11 review: Jamo A102HCS11

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The Good Integrated 4-in-1 flash card reader and USB port. Slim, well-specced digital media receiver. HDMI output connection. Good remote control.

The Bad Non-colour coded speaker cable supplied. Lack of midrange audio from all speakers. Sub-woofer difficult to align with sat speakers.

The Bottom Line Its a good looking system, but sound integration is not as good as others in this class.

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5.5 Overall

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The JAMO A102HCS11 home theatre system consists of a slim digital media centre, the DMR 61, five satellite speakers and a sub-woofer. The media centre has an integrated DVD/CD player and an AM/FM receiver. It also features an additional 4-in-1 flash card reader for playback of music and video files stored on various card types.

The A102HCS11 home theatre system includes everything you will need to add multichannel surround to your favourite movies and videos. The DMR 61, with its attractive black finish, is one of the slimmest digital media centres we have seen and the designers have somehow managed to engineer a very well specified DVD/CD player into the package as well.

The system supplied for review had four identical gloss-white front and rear surround speakers with a matching gloss-white centre speaker, which is considerably larger than the others speakers. The sub-woofer is an 8-inch down-firing type, with its own 200 watt amplifier to ensure that plenty of bass output is achieved.

It is possible to buy the sub-woofer and speakers in a variety of finishes including white, black and various wood-veneers. The system comes with a nicely designed, slim remote control to help manage all the functions and we found this remote to be certainly one of the best we have used with home theatres recently.

The media centre has both a USB input and a 4-in-1 flash card reader for playing back audio and video files stored on flash memory cards. (Click for larger image)

A number of audio manufacturing companies now provide a range of interesting inputs and the DMR 61 has both a USB input and a 4-in-1 flash card reader for playing back audio and video files stored on flash memory cards.

This media centre utilises separate 60 watt digital amplifiers for each of it 5 channels. The sub-woofer incorporates a 200 watt amplifier of its own to ensure powerful bass output and like most low end subs, is a ported design.

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