Polk Audio has announced the availability of the compact sound bar system, the MagniFi Mini AX ($499) with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. As well as music streaming options, care of Apple AirPlay 2, Chromecast and Spotify Connect, there is also Bluetooth connectivity. The 14.5-inch wide sound bar, which the company says rivals much larger products, includes a five-speaker array and “powerful” wireless down-firing subwoofer.“With MagniFi Mini AX we set out to create the world’s best sounding, ultra-compact Dolby Atmos sound bar” said Frank Sterns, President of Polk Audio. “By integrating the immersive surround capabilities of Dolby Atmos and DTS:X and then optimizing it with Polk’s patented SDA technology, we’ve created a product that’s not only as enveloping as a sound bar three times its size, but with a level of sound stage accuracy that’s unmatched in its class.” Sterns added.
A patented fourth generation SDA tech provides for a wider, more accurate sound stage than just using the object-based audio formats, according to Polk. There is an additional 3D audio mode onboard for up-mixing to a 360-degree virtual surround sound field with virtual height channels, and a VoiceAdjust feature for improving dialogue intelligibility from the center channel driver. The included subwoofer can be place anywhere up to 30 feet away. TV connectivity is supported with eARC and ARC, and Polk resourcefully includes an HDMI cable and remote control unit with the package.An option to add Polk SR2 wireless speakers for $199 promises to add more audio immersion. The MagniFi Mini AX is also Roku TV Ready. The product is available direct from Polk or authorized resellers. For more information, visit Polk Audio.
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