Posted Thu Jan 10, 2019 at 01:45 PM PST by Steven Cohen
The premium immersive audio sound bar is set to launch this spring.
Sennheiser has detailed its newest audio product. The AMBEO 5.1.4 Sound Bar is designed to offer enveloping 3D audio from an all-in-one device.
"We are thrilled to be introducing the AMBEO Soundbar as Sennheiser's first foray into the home entertainment speaker category. We have developed it with the ambition to create one of the best soundbars on the market – an elegant all-in-one solution for all those seeking an immersive 3D, audiophile-grade home entertainment experience," said Stephane Hareau, Global Head of Products – Consumer at Sennheiser.
The AMBEO Sound Bar features 13 drivers and uses the company's latest virtualization technology to produce a 5.1.4 soundscape. Likewise, the unit includes support for Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and MPEG-H, along with the ability to upmix stereo and standard 5.1 content. In addition, the system comes with an external microphone for room calibration, allowing the sound bar to automatically optimize its performance to fit a user's specific room and seating position.
Google Chromecast, Bluetooth, and HDMI eARC/CEC connectivity are included as well, along with three additional HDMI inputs, an optical audio port, and an AUX (RCA) input. Finally, the device is compatible with Sennheiser's Smart Control App for iOS and Android, offering access to extensive audio adjustment options.
"We believe that the AMBEO Soundbar will set a new reference in sound quality," said Maximilian Voigt, Product Manager at Sennheiser. "It delivers the spatial 'as if there' experience of a 5.1.4 sound system and powerful bass, but without the need for additional speakers or an external subwoofer."
The AMBEO Sound Bar is set to start shipping in May. Though US pricing has not been confirmed yet, the current press release mentions an MSRP of 2,499 EUR.
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