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Definitive Technology announces Studio Slim 3.1 channel soundbar

Join the Slim(mers) club

by Andy Bassett
Since its inception in the early 90s, California based Definitive Technology has designed home cinema speakers with the enthusiast in mind. Their latest soundbar, the Studio Slim, aims to address sound, technology and design needs from the audiophile as well as the TV, movie, music and sports enthusiasts.
Now, the North American market leader in high-end loudspeaker solutions, Definitive Technology, has launched a 3.1 channel, Chromecast enabled soundbar that includes a wireless subwoofer, virtual surround technology, and 4K and HDR pass through.

The dedicated centre, left and right channels are driven by seven separate transducers, each with its own amplifier, giving a total power output of 70W. The array consists of four 3-inch oval-shaped midrange drivers and three 1-inch aluminium dome tweeters which, when added to the 100W Peak, 50W RMS subwoofer, fills out the audio spectrum. Assisted by DSP-enhanced sound decoding for Dolby Digital, DTS and LPCM, the Studio Slim’s three channels deliver a wide sound stage with precise imaging. An adjustable centre channel lets the listener maintain dialogue clarity no matter the content.

With Chromecast built-in, and by using the Google Home app, the soundbar can connect to other Chromecast-enabled speakers to create a home-wide multi-room music system which can respond to spoken commands via a Google Home-enabled speaker or mobile device. Additionally, users can search for music; listen to podcasts; check news, weather and appointments; make calls and control supported smart home devices.

The Studio Slim can connect to a TV via HDMI ARC and receive audio from the TV’s built-in apps plus any other sources connected directly to the TV such as a games console or UHD disc player. As well as reducing clutter and being easy to set up, HDMI ARC enables core functionality on the soundbar, such as volume adjustment, to be controlled via the TV remote.

Wireless connectivity also includes Bluetooth for connection to supported devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops and additional physical connections include a digital optical input.

A range of EQ presets are available at the touch of a button to tailor listening for content and environment and includes Movie, Music and Night modes. Movie mode enhances the audio immersion by widening the sound stage and heightening dialogue and effects, while Music mode focuses the imaging and simplifies processing for more accurate sound reproduction. Meanwhile, Night mode subdues the overall output so users can watch their favourite movies and shows late at night without disturbing others and still retain crystal clear dialogue, immersive sound and tight, accurate bass.

With a compact design and brushed dark-aluminium finish to its top panel, the Studio Slim will pair nicely with TVs from 47-inches upwards and at only 5cm tall, it is unlikely to block the lower edge of a viewer’s TV if sited on a stand or pedestal, though wall mounting is also an option.

The Definitive Technology Studio Slim Sound Bar will be priced at £999/$999/€1,099 and will be available from early November onwards at selected authorized retailers.

Source: Press release
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