These B&W speakers need little introduction. B&W are by far the best selling British speaker manufacturer. These CDM 7NT’s were first released around 2001, but are good solid speakers featuring the Nautilus tweeter found on other models higher up the range.
They have great frequency response, plenty of low down bass extension; they’re easy to drive and reliable, thanks to the Kevlar drivers. A matching centre speaker should also be easy to source second hand. As such, these would be a great choice for starting a decent surround sound setup. Their great bass performance would make a subwoofer hardly necessary.
Be aware B&W kit holds it value well second hand, which is good news when it comes to upgrade time and you want to sell them on. 🙂