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    Philips FB1 soundbar will use Fidelio wireless platform

    by Andy Bassett
    Philips FB1 soundbar will use Fidelio wireless platform
    The first audio products to use this platform will be the Fidelio FB1 soundbar, Fidelio FW1 subwoofer and the Fidelio FS1 satellite speaker due later in 2022.  
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    Denon launches DHT-S517 Dolby Atmos soundbar

    by Andy Bassett
    Denon launches DHT-S517 Dolby Atmos soundbar
    Denon’s latest soundbar is the 3.1.2 channel DHT-S517, which supports Dolby Atmos and comes with a wireless subwoofer.  
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    Sony HT-A7000 Soundbar Review

    by Steve Withers
    Sony HT-A7000 Soundbar Review
    The Sony HT-A7000 soundbar promises an immersive experience with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X thanks to no less than 11 built-in drivers and advanced spatial processing. Throw in HDMI 2.1, Hi-Res Audio, 360 Reality Audio, Sound Field Optimisation, AirPlay 2, Chromecast, and the ability to work with smart assistants, and you've got a seriously specified soundbar.  
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    JBL Bar 5.0 Soundbar Review

    by Steve Withers
    JBL Bar 5.0 Soundbar Review
    The JBL Bar 5.0 soundbar promises a big and immersive delivery from a single unit thanks to MultiBeam technology and Dolby Atmos support. The inclusion of Chromecast, AirPlay, and Alexa Multi-Room Music rounds out a competitively priced package.  
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    Panasonic SC-HTB490 Soundbar Review

    by Steve Withers
    Panasonic SC-HTB490 Soundbar Review
    The Panasonic SC-HTB490 2.1-channel soundbar offers a simple and cost-effective method of boosting your TV's sound quality, especially when it comes to bass.  
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    LG unveils S95QR flagship soundbar for 2022

    by Andy Bassett
    LG unveils S95QR flagship soundbar for 2022
    LG’s top tier soundbar for 2022 features the world’s first up-firing centre speaker included in its 9.1.5 channel array along with 810W of power and improved drivers.  
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    Polk Audio introduces Signa S4 Dolby Atmos soundbar

    by Andy Bassett
    Polk Audio introduces Signa S4 Dolby Atmos soundbar
    The Signa S4 is Polk’s first Dolby Atmos soundbar and features seven drivers plus a wireless subwoofer.  
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    Denon Home 550 Soundbar Review

    by Steve Withers
    Denon Home 550 Soundbar Review
    The Denon Home 550 Soundbar is the latest addition to the company's growing range of HEOS multi-room products. It promises Dolby Atmos and DTS:X without upfirers, but does it do enough to justify its price tag?  
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    Hisense HS214 Soundbar Review

    by Steve Withers
    Hisense HS214 Soundbar Review
    Hisense enters the UK soundbar market with its new HS214 all-in-one soundbar. The pricing is attractive, but will it perform as well?  
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    Yamaha SR-C20A Soundbar Review

    by Steve Withers
    Yamaha SR-C20A Soundbar Review
    The Yamaha SR-C20A is a compact 2.1-channel soundbar that delivers a surprisingly big sound thanks to a built-in subwoofer, making it a great choice for smaller lounges, bedrooms and desktop gaming.  
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    Sharp announces HT-SBW202 2.1 channel soundbar

    by Andy Bassett
    Sharp announces HT-SBW202 2.1 channel soundbar
    Sharp has added the affordable 2.1 channel HT-SBW202 to its portfolio of soundbars. Complete with a wireless subwoofer, the SBW202 is designed as an easy and affordable solution to upgrade TV audio at home and is suitable for screen sizes of 40-inches and above.  
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    Loewe announces klang series soundbars and subwoofer

    by Andy Bassett
    Loewe announces klang series soundbars and subwoofer
    German electronics firm Loewe has announced a trio of audio products as it returns to the high end AV sector, with two new soundbars and a subwoofer in the form of the klang bar i, klang bar 5 and klang sub 5.  
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    Denon Home Sound Bar 550 update brings wireless 5.1 support

    by Andy Bassett
    Denon Home Sound Bar 550 update brings wireless 5.1 support
    A major firmware update will bring Amazon Alexa voice assistant integration to the full Denon Home speaker lineup, along with wireless 5.1 surround sound capabilities and improved bass for the Denon Home Sound Bar 550.  
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    Creative releases Stage 360 Soundbar

    by Andy Bassett
    Creative releases Stage 360 Soundbar
    Creative’s latest entry to its Stage range of soundbars offers better audio clarity and surround sound immersion with Dolby Atmos technology, plus newly developed system drivers and new connectivity options.  
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    Creative introduces Sound Blaster Katana V2 soundbar

    by Andy Bassett
    Creative introduces Sound Blaster Katana V2 soundbar
    Creative’s latest flagship multi channel gaming soundbar, the Sound Blaster Katana v2, features Creative's Super X-FI technology, an upgraded multi driver sound system and a brand new matte black build.  
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    Sonos introduces Beam Gen 2 soundbar with Dolby Atmos

    by Andy Bassett
    Sonos introduces Beam Gen 2 soundbar with Dolby Atmos
    Sonos has announced a new Gen 2 version of its compact Beam soundbar which adds support for Dolby Atmos, HDMI eARC and enhanced processing along with a sleeker design and the promise of DTS surround sound, Amazon Music’s Ultra High Definition audio and Dolby Atmos Music to come.  
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    Sony announces HT-A5000 soundbar

    by Andy Bassett
    Sony announces HT-A5000 soundbar
    Having announced the flagship HT-A7000 soundbar back in July, Sony now sets its sights on the sub-£1000 bracket with its Dolby Atmos / DTS:X compatible 5.1.2-channel soundbar, the HT-A5000.  
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    Klipsch Cinema 600 Soundbar Review

    by Steve Withers
    Klipsch Cinema 600 Soundbar Review
    The Klipsch Cinema 600 soundbar delivers high quality 3.1-channel sound with Tractrix horn tweeters, a powerful subwoofer with a 10" driver, HDMI-ARC, remote app and expansion options.  
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    Creative SXFI Carrier Soundbar Review

    by Steve Withers
    Creative SXFI Carrier Soundbar Review
    Creative might not be the first name that springs to mind when choosing a soundbar, but the Carrier SXFI with Dolby Atmos shows the company is serious in its ambitions.  
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    Totem Acoustic introduces Kin Play speaker options

    by Andy Bassett
    Totem Acoustic introduces Kin Play speaker options
    Offering a mix of traditional Hi-Fi quality combined with modern connectivity, all wrapped up in an attractive package, the Totem Acoustic Kin Play family caters for a range of audio scenarios.  
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    Samsung HW-S60A Soundbar Review

    by Steve Withers
    Samsung HW-S60A Soundbar Review
    The Samsung HW-S60A is an all-in-one 5.0 soundbar that combines acoustic prowess with lifestyle-friendly looks and Amazon Alexa smarts.  
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    LG SP8YA Soundbar Review

    by Steve Withers
    LG SP8YA Soundbar Review
    The LG SP8YA soundbar promises to deliver a 3.1.2-channel system with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X content. It also includes Meridian acoustic know-how, Amazon Alexa built-in and AirPlay 2. But how does it perform?  
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    LG launches compact Eclair soundbar

    by Andy Bassett
    LG launches compact Eclair soundbar
    The LG Eclair is the company’s most compact soundbar to date, offering Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support in a lifestyle friendly package for limited spaces.  
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    Sony launches flagship HT-A7000 soundbar

    by Andy Bassett
    Sony launches flagship HT-A7000 soundbar
    The HT-A7000 is Sony’s latest flagship soundbar featuring a 7.1.2 channel layout, optional subwoofer and rear speakers and the latest surround sound format support including its own 360 Reality Audio platform for spatial music.  
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    LG SP11RA Soundbar Review

    by Steve Withers
    LG SP11RA Soundbar Review
    The LG SP11RA is the company's latest flagship soundbar, and delivers fully immersive Dolby Atmos and DTS:X thanks to a 7.1.4-channel speaker layout. But does it offer enough to compete with Samsung?  
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    Klipsch completes Cinema Sound Bar series with Dolby Atmos models

    by Andy Bassett
    Klipsch completes Cinema Sound Bar series with Dolby Atmos models
    The Cinema Series lineup of soundbars from U.S. speaker specialist Klipsch sees the Dolby Atmos enabled Cinema 800 and flagship Cinema 1200 added to its ranks.  
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    Samsung HW-Q950A Soundbar Review

    by Steve Withers
    Samsung HW-Q950A Soundbar Review
    The Samsung HW-Q950A applies 11.1.4 channels to Dolby Atmos and DTS:X decoding, and delivers staggering levels of immersion from object-based audio. Is this the best soundbar ever?  
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    Bang & Olufsen introduces 55-inch Beovision Contour OLED TV

    by Andy Bassett
    Bang & Olufsen introduces 55-inch Beovision Contour OLED TV
    Bang & Olufsen's Beovision Contour OLED TV range gets a new member with the launch of an LG based 55-inch model.  
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    Sennheiser Consumer Electronics acquired by Sonova

    by Andy Bassett
    Sennheiser Consumer Electronics acquired by Sonova
    The consumer brand of Sennheiser, which includes its popular premium headphone range, has been bought by leading medical hearing solution provider, Sonova.  
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    Creative launches Dolby Atmos SXFI Carrier soundbar

    by Andy Bassett
    Creative launches Dolby Atmos SXFI Carrier soundbar
    A joint development with Dolby Laboratories, the Creative SXFI Carrier is the world’s first soundbar with Super X-Fi Headphone Holography, recreating a surround sound system for the headphone wearer.  
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    Polk React Soundbar and Subwoofer Review

    by Steve Withers
    Polk React Soundbar and Subwoofer Review
    The Polk React Soundbar offers two-channel audio and Amazon Alexa built-in, plus affordable upgrade options with the wireless React Subwoofer and SR2 surrounds.  
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    Samsung HW-Q800A Soundbar Review

    by Steve Withers
    Samsung HW-Q800A Soundbar Review
    The Samsung HW-Q800A is the company's latest mid-range soundbar, with support for eARC, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Amazon Alexa built-in.  
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    TCL launches TS8132 Dolby Atmos soundbar

    by Andy Bassett
    TCL launches TS8132 Dolby Atmos soundbar
    TCL’s recent online European product event saw the company add to its range of 2021 soundbars with the launch of the 3.1.2 channel TS8132.  
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    LG introduces 2021 soundbar lineup

    by Andy Bassett
    LG introduces 2021 soundbar lineup
    LG’s 2021 lineup of soundbars begins its global rollout in April with the brand-new SP11RA, SP9YA, SP8YA, SP7Y and SPD7Y models.  
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    Panasonic reveals SC-HTB490 slim soundbar

    by Andy Bassett
    Panasonic reveals SC-HTB490 slim soundbar
    Panasonic’s new slim and compact SC-HTB490 soundbar delivers powerful sound and won't get in the way of your viewing.  
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    Bluesound announces new Pulse Soundbar+

    by Andy Bassett
    Bluesound announces new Pulse Soundbar+
    Canada based maker of Hi-Res wireless audio players Bluesound has introduced the Pulse Soundbar+, featuring eight drivers, 24 bit audio and support for Dolby Atmos.  
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    Samsung teases 76-inch MicroLED TV plus flagship Q950A soundbar

    by Andy Bassett
    Samsung teases 76-inch MicroLED TV plus flagship Q950A soundbar
    Samsung’s Unbox and Discover online event reasserted its TV plans for 2021 including the rollout of micro LED TVs alongside its new Neo QLED mini LED models along with some additional information regarding soundbars, lifestyle TV models, monitors and partnerships.  
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    Sennheiser consumer audio potentially up for sale

    by Andy Bassett
    Sennheiser consumer audio potentially up for sale
    German premium audio specialist Sennheiser is courting offers for its Consumer Electronics division as it announces that it will focus on its Professional facing business going forward.  
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    Polk launches React soundbar with Alexa

    by Andy Bassett
    Polk launches React soundbar with Alexa
    Polk Audio’s new React soundbar brings 5.1 virtual surround sound but also offers expansion with the SR2 surround speakers and React Sub for a full 5.1 experience alongside its advanced Alexa Built-in smart features.  
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    TCL announces TS8132 soundbar

    by Andy Bassett
    TCL announces TS8132 soundbar
    Among TCL’s new CES 2021 product announcements is the new 3.1 channel TS8132 soundbar.  

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