Polk announces MagniFi Max SR Soundbar & Wireless Speaker System
Polk Audio has announced its most expansive soundbar to date – the MagniFi MAX SR.
Designed to bring 5.1 surround sound to any home theatre environment, the MagniFi MAX SR boasts Polk Audio’s patented Stereo Dimensional Array (SDA) digital surround technology. In addition, the MagniFi MAX SR is bundled with wireless surround speakers, which automatically connect with the soundbar and help deliver true 5.1 surround sound when paired. Consumers can also purchase the Polk SR1 wireless speakers separately to upgrade their MagniFi MAX sound bar into a full 5.1 surround system.
In addition, the MagniFi MAX SR also features Voice Adjust Technology, which allows users to customise voice levels and integration with Google Home technology so you can connect with any Chromecast audio-enabled device as part of a multi-room or whole home audio solution, with users able to control the sound bar with their voice and stream music from their favourite app. The soundbar is also equipped with Bluetooth for connection to almost any other mobile streaming device. Finally, with Polk’s Smart Remote compatibility, the MagniFi MAX SR is controllable via popular IR TV remotes from Samsung, LG and Sony.
"As soundbars continue to flood the market, consumers with an ear toward traditional surround sound are met with a huge array of products and technologies that supposedly bring 5.1 audio to the forefront,” said Michael Greco, global brand director, Polk Audio. “While many soundbars certainly improve upon what TVs can offer, the majority lack the sound stage, imaging, and discrete immersive surround sound experience of the MagniFi MAX SR. With the MagniFi MAX SR, we’re aiming to change that by providing proven technological tools like Polk’s patented SDA and Voice Adjust technology, Dolby Digital and DTS decoding, HDMI connectivity and wireless surrounds so consumers have the option to create a true 5.1 system that mimics what component audio can deliver with the ease of setting up a soundbar.”
Featuring four 1-inch by 3-inch full-range drivers, two 0.75-inch tweeters, one 1-inch centre channel driver and an included 8-inch ported woofer, the MagniFi MAX SR should boast enough brawn to easily outperform TV speakers and traditional soundbars alike
The soundbar is also outfitted with several preset EQ settings for Movies, Music and Sports, which are designed to optimise the soundbar and subwoofer levels to ensure users get the clearest dialogue, big surround sound and deep bass
The soundbar includes three built-In Ultra HD 4K HDMI (HDCP 2.2) inputs, one HDMI (ARC) output, optical input for TV audio, AUX 3.5mm, Google Home featuring Chromecast for audio, Bluetooth, and Ethernet.
The MagniFi MAX SR is priced at £699 and the MagniFi Max costs £599 and, along with the wireless speakers, will be available in December, 2017 at authorised Polk retailers.
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