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Definitive Technology has announced the Studio 3D Mini sound bar system with immersive audio capabilities, available from January for $899. The bar can deliver Dolby Atmos and DTS:X audio within a “huge, dynamic soundstage” rivalling systems “twice its size,” according to the California-based manufacturers. The cabinet-top unit is two inches high and 26 inches wide and built with a minimalist industrial design with brushed aluminum finishes.

“Like all Definitive Technology products, the Studio Series sound bars are well known for their huge, dynamic sound and modern design. The Studio 3D Mini delivers the same massive cinematic listening experience as its predecessors while giving users more flexibility in terms of placement due to its small size,” said Michael McCole, senior product marketing manager at Sound United. “We added object-oriented audio processing from Dolby and DTS and designed a clever driver layout so the Studio 3D Mini could deliver surprisingly convincing surround sound from a sound bar that disappears beneath the television.”

The product employs a 4.1 channel, six-driver array with aluminum tweeters, and includes an 8-inch wireless subwoofer. Immersive audio is facilitated via a single HDMI (eARC), and further connections consist of 4K HDMI in, 4K HDMI with eARC out, optical in, AUX in, and a USB port for high-res music playback. As part of the Sound United (Denon, Marantz) ecosystem, the Studio 3D Mini not surprisingly also features HEOS Built-in. In addition to AirPlay 2, there is voice command compatibility with Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri and Google Assist for enabling basic volume, skip track and start/stop functionality. The sound bar system supports 4K, Dolby Vision and HDR10 video formats.

The package includes a 5-year warranty and will be available on the Definitive Technology website or from associated retailers.

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